In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career.
If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White). I try to use this when I teach race now, too, to get past the defensive “but why are you BLAMING ME” reaction. (via cabell)
THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.
To all the white people who say that they shouldn’t have responsibility in racism because they’re ancestors and not them who participated in slavery, think about this!
not-racist-deactivated20140306 asked: Bitch you gon call me ugly when you're fuckin BLACK? Lmaoooooo shit son you ugly by default the baby Jesus gave you some bad cards in your hand in the game of life like shit I can be pretty if I don't make faces but you'll always be a dirty jiggaboo. Go find some bleach and lemme know when you fix that nasty complexion of yours. Y'all look like a pile of dog shit.
lets not play this “game of life”.
I win you lose
ridiculous. this isn’t even about skin color. it’s just dumb girls trying to make themselves feel better by making the other feel like shit.
let’s just call each other ugly and see who wins! spoiler alert: everyone loses.
How is this not about skin color when this girl came in zizino’s inbox calling her racial slurs and being gross? Please enlighten me
It’s her fault for calling a beautiful person ugly when she looks so… Unfortunate :(
LOL! This is literally about race and yt people still say it’s not.
And it gets better.
But it’s not about race.
Def not about race.
It’s amazing the mental acrobatics white folks will perform to absolve another white person of racism while simultaneously placing equal blame on the black person the racist attacked. Like how in the hell?