| Wow! Embarrassed to say I got the WORSE possible bigoted forward from a family member today.
I thought I'd give him and all whom he (even more embarassingly!) forwarded it to -- the opportunity to wake up and do some research on White Entitlement issues 101!
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Dear fellow citizens on our ONE planet,
Clearly only an ignorant, uneducated, white bigot would write something as completely untrue, insensitive and FEAR based as this forward.
Wake up and find your Soul before it's too late! Change is a comin' baby and Fear is loosing the day.
There is indeed a 'white fund': It's called White Entitlement. Look who has been running the Western world, the US govt and most financial institutions. Tis white men. The odds are in your favour. Oh but you need a brain to get there (sorta Dubya!)
As the balance of power shifts to better democratic experiments in South America, India and also Asia -- I will pray for the ignorance of fat white sorry-asses who are so afraid.
Get your facts straight!
Some basic education:
The Minature Earth - if the Planet were a village of 100 people:
New updated numbers:
The US with the same glance
The Rich Keep Gettin' Richer in the US
Lutherans who Care
And here's some intelligensia and basic opinion on the matter of white privilege:
white like me
More info on White Privilege:
note her bibliography at the end of the page - for anyone who cares about becoming educated and informed - before it's too late!
"Some materials that have helped me understand white privilege:
Robert Allen, a. Reluctant Reformers: Racism and Social Reform Movements in the United States. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1983. b. Black Awakening in Capitalist America. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1989.
Theodore Allen, a. "Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race," Radical America. May-June, 1975, Vol. 9, Number 3. b. The Invention of the White Race. Vol. 1 (1994) and Vol. 2 (1997). New York: Verso Press.
Tom�s Almaguer, Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Derrick Bell, Race, Racism and American Law. Second Edition. Boston: Little Brown and Company.
Robert Blauner, Racial Oppression in America. NY: Harper & Row, 1972.
Ward Churchill, Struggle for the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Expropriation in Contemporary North America. Maine: Common Courage Press, 1993.
European Dissent, The Journey of European Dissent, the newsletter of European Dissent, a white anti-racist organization affiliated with The People's Institute.
Paula Giddings, When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. NY: Random House, 1984.
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. In the Matter of Color: Race & The American Legal Process: The Colonial Period. NY: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Elizabeth Mart�nez, 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures. Albuquerque: South West Organizing Project, 1991.
Alfredo Mirand�, Gringo Justice. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.
Victor G. & Brett de Bary Nee, Longtime Californ': A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism Workshop and especially the work of white core trainers Diana Dunn and David Billings. (The People's Institute is located at 1444 North Johnson Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Phone is (504) 944-2354).
Mab Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor. Boston: South End Press, 1994.
Herbert Shapiro, White Violence and Black Response: From Reconstruction to Montgomery. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.
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