Lilla Watson is an activist and intellectual, an artist and academic, a writer and a poet. My Aunty.
3. ARE YOU SAYING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T ALLOWED TO RAP?
White people can and will do whatever the fuck they want regardless of what I might think or say.
This is one of my favourite gems from Iggy: “This idea that rap should be black… is worrying to me. It’s almost like segregation…isn’t that how conflict (!!?!) starts?”
Um, no. Actually, it’s nothing like segregation. And no, people thinking you and your fake, manufactured shit have no place in a culture built on authenticity is not how racism and wars started. Benevolent white people like you who want to forcibly colonise, appropriate and redefine other people’s culture and history are how racism and wars started.
1. OMG HOW CAN YOU COMPARE RAPPERS LIKE IGGY AZALEA AND KREASHAWN TO BLACKFACE MINSTRELS? (http://aamerrahman.tumblr.com/image/53915908191)
Blackface was all about white people acting out caricatured, fetishised depictions of black people for the entertainment of white audiences.
Oh hell yes!!! What do we expect from an Australian privileged white woman? We know where you grew up Iggy. Just because you do Hip Hop now doesn’t mean shit. Your bigotry is showing. Couldn’t hide it forever. Not that you even tried. Embarrassment.
By MESHEL LAURIEMia, my mentor, friend and inspiration - I must respectfully disagree with some points raised in your piece about the âRacist Delta Tweetâ situation. (Editor’s note: You can read Mia’s original post, which explains the context of this particular debate here
Herieth Paul for TUSH Summer 2013 by Boe Marion
|—||Erin Matson (aka @erintothemax) on the ACLU’s absurd claim that Facebook is like a government. http://erintothemax.com/2013/05/29/on-feminism-and-accusations-of-censorship/ (via angryblacklady)|
Luke Pearson: McGuire’s apology was necessary, and the AFL usually take an exemplary stand against racism. But work still has to be done
ut as long as ignorance is allowed to remain, people will think it’s a fair excuse. They will apologise without knowing why, only to do it again. The wheel of racism will keep on spinning.
Anti-racism is not a stop sign. It is a learned skill. It benefits
those who understand it by broadening their perspective, and it benefits those negatively impacted by reducing how often the encounter it from people who too often claim they “don’t mean to cause any offence”.
I hope we can raise the bar much higher in the future, and set the minimum standard from “not racist” to “anti-racist”, including support for strengthening the racial vilification laws that exist in Australia. Politicians, executives, leaders, and those who talk or write about Indigenous people in the media should be educated to meet this standard.
After all, how can our leaders and representatives be effective role models for anti-racism if they do not even know what it means? Racism either stops with all of us, or it doesn’t stop at all.
Building an Indigenous Nationhood Movement: soundtrack to the Indigenous Leadership Forum 2013 held at the University of Victoria, May 21-28, 2013….
COMEDY is a personal thing, and I like mine political, particularly when white people come in for a pasting. Why? Because my career pretty much revolves around explaining to white Australians that …
I need to tag “dumb ass”
“But this is what I worry about: using words like ‘racist’ to describe the retweeting of this photo diminishes and dilutes the power of that word. I worry that by over-using it, we render it almost meaningless.
Does anyone truly believe Delta is racist? Or the guy dressed up as Seal? Come on. Let’s not be The Boy Who Cried Racist. It’s too important an accusation to throw it around so carelessly.”
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