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Fri, Apr. 27th, 2012, 12:01 am
freelark: Lindy West on Hipster Racism

I know "hipster racism" or "ironic racism" has come up in this community before, but West analyzes some of the subtypes I do not recall seeing addressed here before:

A Complete Guide to Hipster Racism

In particular the idea of "recreational slumming" was new to me.

As usual, don't read the comments, unless you are prepared to see all kinds of denial and other infuriating nonsense.

Fri, Apr. 27th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
sealwhiskers

I don't know if your link is broken, but when I try to click it, to read it, it tells me that the page was not found.

Fri, Apr. 27th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
freelark

Thank you for pointing that out. I had apparently left the "http://" out of the URL. I think it will work, if you try it now.

Fri, Apr. 27th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
sylvan_dweller: FYI

I don't know if anyone else has/had this problem, but when I clicked on the link I got an error. Eventually I realized that the link was sending me to either:

http://sylvandweller.livejournal.com/jezebel.com/5905291/a-complete-guide-to-hipster-racism

or

http://debunkingwhite.livejournal.com/jezebel.com/5905291/a-complete-guide-to-hipster-racism

depending on whether or not I was at my friends page or the community page.



Edited at 2012-04-27 12:50 pm (UTC)

Fri, Apr. 27th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
freelark

Thank you. I believe I have gotten to the source of the problem, but please let me know if you have any more trouble.

Sat, Apr. 28th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
cadetsandkings

There is a new post up on Bitch about how Lindy West did a typical "ah look a social justice topic that lots of POC have already written about, I will write about it too and it will blow up the internet".

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/gawker-jezebel-gawker-hipster-racism

But returning to the OP... the Hipster Racism post is fairly well written, even though it is a mashup/rehash of stuff that has been on Racialicious and other sites where POC and especially WOC have been blogging for a long time. I suppose it is good that it will reach a new (?) audience although it is ironic to me that it's on Jezebel because I kinda thought, and correct me if I'm wrong, that Jezebel was originally a blogging site started to kind of debunk or play up the ridiculous media attitudes to black women? I am SURE someone said that to me and it was someone who knew what they were talking about.. it might even have been here... anyway if that is true, then I guess Jezebel has come full circle in a pretty awkwardly white washing and fucked up kyriarchy kind of way, since its editor is now Jessica Coen who thinks ableism (as in the word) is lame.

Sat, Apr. 28th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
freelark

Thank you for your informative comment. I am sorry I did not look more into the matter of whom Lindy West was lifting from. Now that I have read about all the fail I do not know what to scream about first.