"Why is it so difficult for many white folks to understand that racism is oppressive not because white folks have prejudicial feelings about blacks, but because it is a system that promotes domination and subjugation? The prejudicial feelings some blacks may express about whites are in no way linked to a system of domination the affords us any power to coercively control the lives and well-being of white folks. That needs to be understood."
bell hooks (via cuntflavor)(via ethiopienne)(via thelittlekneesofbees)
When we call you racist, we are telling you that you are willingly participating in systems of domination and oppression through your language and your actions. Not that you lack social grace, seem to be unable to form sentences without sounding ignorant, and can’t operate in life without falling prey to stereotypes. Although, those things are often included. *muah* (via ancestryinprogress)