Things white activists say to activists of color


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This is probably one of my favorite installment of shit/things  [insert group of people] say to [insert another group of people] videos. Every white, cis, feminist, anarchist, anti-capitalism activist needs to watch this video as I’m sure they’ve on occasion made these absurd, ignorant statements in the name of being progressive.

Jan Brewer: “I felt a bit threatened” by Obama

  Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen this photo. It’s of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama, who appears to be taking a verbal lashing from the governor. Brewer, according to CNN, said the president took issue with her characterization of him and his White House in her new book, […]

Santorum to pregnant rape victims: “make the best out of a bad situation”

We all knew Rick Santorum was a raging anti-abortion politico who finds it appalling that a black man like President Barack Obama can have a pro-choice stance. But, he’s also a cold, callous anti-abortion political has-been who believe rape victims should embrace their pregnancies: From an interview he did with CNN’s Piers Morgan: MORGAN: On […]

“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

Santorum staffer: a female president would harm children’s lives

I saw this story on Think Progress and I visited the original article from the Des Moines Register, which referenced the staffer’s beliefs in a rundown on nine reasons why Michele Bachmann’s campaign imploded. Sexism among conservatives was listed as number 5: Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email […]

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