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My Complete Series On White Supremacy & Religion

English: Source: The Good Citizen published in...

English: Source: The Good Citizen published in July, 1926 by the Pillar of Fire Church. Copyright was not renewed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have collected as many of my posts on White Supremacy as I could. I lost count after a while. Three months is a long period of time. One of the weaknesses of my series is that I don’t account for people’s “feelings” or how racism impacts folks on the inside, psychologically and emotionally. I am really bad at giving such accounts, since I focus on the exterior, and go from there. Hopefully reading Christena Cleveland’s Disunity In Christ may help me to start rethinking that part of my analysis.

And so, here are my posts on White Supremacy. Enjoy!

Posts From here on PJ

Why I Write Anti-Racism: Worship

White Supremacist Talking Points: Black Race Riots

White Supremacist Talking Points:The Antiracists are the real racists

White Supremacist Talking Points: “Black On Black Crime”

If White Supremacy Is God, Count Me As An Atheist: Religion and the George Zimmerman Trial

MTV is short for Minstrel Television: Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Race at the VMAs 2013

White Supremacist Talking Points: Everyone is racist

RE: White Supremacy and Beauty Pageants: Cyber-racism and Nina Davuluri

Examining White Supremacy As A World Religion

UnLearning From Hugo Schwyzer And Tim Wise: How To Fight White Supremacy by Not Being An Ally

ORIGINAL POSTS FROM TUMBLR

From Blerd Revolution:

I Stay Angry: On White (Supremacist) Moderates

Day Above Ground’s Asian Girlz: More Racist Than Accidental Racist

Robin Thicke, Levi Tran, Gender, and Racial Minstrelsy

From PoliSyfyJesus

White Allies: A Fairytale

White Allies: Fairytale Commentary and SELF-critique

On Miss America: Another Reason Why I Don’t Trust White Allies

Microaggressions: A song inspired by everyday experiences and to the tune of My Little Pony

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John Piper Doesn't Want Us to Read Doug Wilson's Black And Tan Anymore

SOOOOOOO STAHP IT YOU GUYS!!!!! JUST STAHP IT!!!!!! DON’T LET THE TRUTH OR FACTS GET IN THE WAY OF CALLING OUT “PALEOCONFEDERATE” BIGOTRY!

I just find it so funny that it was just last year Wilson invited everyone to get a free pdf copy of his book, and decide for themselves, but now, Pastor John Piper is urging (more likely his white evangelical followers) people to STAHP reading Black And Tan, , formerly known as “Slavery As It Was.” The original title proves that John Piper lied on the video linked to protect Doug Wilson.  The book was not about abortion, only mentions abortion once; it’s a defense of the Confederacy, and the enslavement of African bodies, a defense justified by Wilson’s biblical hermeneutic and his version of Calvinist theology (what Piper refers to as “The Gospel“).

 

Okay, John Piper, and Doug Wilson, I thank you for the invitation. I am going to re-read Black And Tan all over again, and live-tweet, and live-tumblr, and blog on every single line that’s racist [hint: the entire book], and I am not gonna be merciful or kind in the hopes of persuading Wilson’s followers; whoever endorses this man, yes this means you, Christianity Today, is too far gone to begin with, too emotionally invested to for “holy confrontation.”

It’ may not be this month, but I am re-reading Black and Tan, and making it an event.

 

#sorrynotsorry.

 

 

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White Supremacist Talking Points: Black On Black Crime #TrayvonMartin

“1. To begin, the fact that the term “black-on-black crime” exists in our lexicon, but not the term “white-on-white crime,” is one of the clearest signs that racism is a guiding principle in this country. And all one needs to do is look at the facts: 94% of all crimes committed against black people are committed by black people; 86% of all crimes committed against white people are committed by white people. Surely, 86% is a number at which we can safely say that white-on-white crime is a very serious problem. Yet, we never do. The term is not in the dictionary. There is no Wikipedia entry for it. It is not browbeaten into the public consciousness. The media makes little to no mention of this term. There are no news specials dedicated to looking at this problem. Neither Oprah nor Barack have touched on the topic. As a result, black people are scapegoated and pathologized as especially criminal when, in reality, we are merely, pretty much, keeping pace with the rest of a society that thrives on violence. If black people are being asked to focus on black-on-black crime, then why aren’t white people being asked to focus on white-on-white crime? Why are some people so focused on black-on-black and black-on-white crime, but get upset when we focus on white-on-white or white-on-black crime?”

Son of Baldwin, FAILSAFE

As I continue my series on White Supremacy Talking Points, I am narrowly focusing on the stereotype of black criminality. It is not just a stereotype that is put forth by the media. “Black criminality” is a myth so pervasive in our racist society that it is viewed as “scientific” and “historic” fact. The criminality and violence of whites in history is avoided being talked about all together. No one can bring up the facts of the history of First Nations people (for an example outside anti-black racism) without talking about white violence. This is why from elementary school to white supremacist neoliberal institutions called universities today, students of all races can go through history courses without reading or hearing about the brutal mistreatment of Native American tribes. Or this abuse and colonial violence will be whitewashed into a few white guilt trips before the class moves on into the triumph of white progressivism (and its racism) over historic oppressions.

White Supremacists of all political stripes love to talk about black on black crime. It’s a dated white supremacist talking point that has been in existence since the Nixon Era (in my estimates, because it’s a post-Civil Rights racist myth). The question I put before is this, why is not “white on white crime” a special category for gun, knife, and other violent felonies? While white racist conservatives and liberals claim that black criminality is a given, the numbers speak otherwise. As I mentioned in my last post, white supremacists do not care about facts or numbers, (history be damned! mathematics be damned!); what matters is the maintaining of white supremacy as the leading principality in U.S. American society. Trayvon Martin was depicted as a drug user (re: THUG, criminal), yet black Americans make up only 12% of all drug users, but 32% of all drug arrests. Whites are almost 7 times as likely as blacks to consume illicit, illegal drugs, but because blacks are the poster children of criminality in a white supremacist society, blacks are the drug-dealing Others, the transgressors of our great society.

84% of whites are killed by other white people; it’s 86% for blacks: a margin of what, 2% in these numbers. Again, something does not add up: white supremacy does not like science or mathematics. White supremacy defies logic, that’s why anti-black racism is irrational. The reason for white on white crime/black on black crime has nothing to do with race, but rather proximity; racism serves as a cloak for xenophobia and “stranger danger” when in reality the perpetrators of crime are more likely to violate the rights and bodies of people who are in the closest proximity to them (familiar danger, if you must). This is why churches and Christian magazines work so hard to cover-up cases of abuse: we want to continue false myths that the institutions we have always trusted are “safe places,” “sacred” and without defilement; in this way, we can keep blind allegiance to the authorities in these institutions.

Bottom line: The racist notion of black on black crime is a white supremacist talking point. It is a white supremacist talking point to maintain the false myths of white racial innocence and therefore moral superiority and black criminality and therefore black racial depravity.

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