Thursday, 29 June 2017

Euphemisms about Racism (in Quotes) 5

I’m not being racist, I’m reflecting the national conversation. (Katie Hopkins, paraphrase)

It goes, "I am an expat. You are a migrant. He is a refugee. They are terrorists." (@ClareOBrien) Some people I know see me as an expat rather than a migrant, as I'm 'educated' and 'not on dole'. (@gabywolferink)

When people talk about millennials, they're almost exclusively talking about white people. (Martin Truther King‏ @brownlashon)

Euphemisms 4 racism the white liberal commentariat have used so far:  

economic anxiety,
racial self interest,
cultural anxiety.
(kaam jawaan ki maut @naziasmirza)

"VERY REAL CONCERNS" (John Band‏ @johnb78)

Apparently the new term for anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-fascism, anti-classism and anti-colonialism is "Identity Politics". (Liam Hogan‏ @Limerick1914)

Snowflakes: Why can’t they be more racist, like us. (Do You Even Science, Bro)

Migration flow (Church of England document about the election)

We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against. (David Gabriel of Marvel, Times)

A group of American football stars have complained that they were turned away from one of London’s most fashionable night clubs for being “too urban”... a phrase often used as a euphemism for black. (Times)

So yet again, "neutral" is not neutral but a loaded term - a default to white, to Christian (male, straight, middle class, etcetera). (Charlotte L. Riley‏ @lottelydia EU has allowed firms to forbid headscarves.)

"We need to be able to discuss dangerous ideas!"
"I agree. Neoliberalism has run its course and - "
"Ah sorry, I meant: I want to be racist."
(Hot Take, Tim‏ @burgerdrome)

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