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As rapper Dr. Dre calls it, “People in the suburbs, they can’t go to the ghetto so they like to hear about what’s goin’ on. Everyone wants to be down.” The desire to be “down” has promoted a conservative appropriation of specific aspects of underclass black life, whose reality is dehumanised via a process of commodification wherein no correlation is made between mainstream hedonistic consumerism and the reproduction of a social system that perpetuates and maintains an underclass.
bell hooks, Outlaw Culture pg. 178 (via voshchev)
Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future.

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

And I would definitely add transgender people to the list of people who have to go through things like this.

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Applies to all marginalized groups, and the expectation that we need to educate the privileged group, not just as a group but in each and every individual interaction where they trample on us, and it’s up to explain to them, beg them, cajole them, to treat us as human beings.  And we can never be angry about it.  It’s using up our energy and not even letting us use that energy to release our frustrations about being treated like this.

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It is the responsibility of allies, who move freely within social spheres of privilege, to educate.  That is how you be an ally.  Not by waving a little rainbow flag at a rally.  That’s great and all, but an ally has to call out the bullshit of the people around them.  If I don’t educate and call out, then how exactly am I helping anyone?

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Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

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Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus
Canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

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