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Mon, Sep. 29th, 2008, 09:18 pm
mrdorbin: White privilege and light-skin privilege link roundup

Flying under the radar, from fightingwords

In which there is a difference between white privilege and "light skin" privilege, from spiralsheep

More Than Skin Colour (A Vixen & Others Redux) from Seeking Avalon

People of color are neither a monolith nor a continuum. Light skin is not any more a ticket to honorary whiteness than money or education or beauty or talent is. White people policing people of color to determine who qualifies as white and who does not is not new. People of color having their bodies put on display for conversation and analysis is not new. Women of color being forced to cede the Internet to racist white people for their own protection is not new. None of this shit is new. All of it is bad.

Read the links. They're better than anything I can have to say.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)

None of this shit is new. All of it is bad.

Thank you for rolemodeling stepping up, for the folks that didnt.

Edited at 2008-09-30 05:29 am (UTC)

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)

I seem to have missed the trainwreck itself (it certainly sounds pretty horrible), but thankyou for posting these links since they are useful anyway.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)

Agreed, and another thanks for posting the previous entry.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)

Oh, this was one of the most disgusting things I've seen on LJ.

Thank you for the links.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)

I know I'm usually pretty quiet in this community, but just to put it out there, I <3 the mods around here.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)

Thanks for this. I didn't see the original post, but this speaks to a conversation my GF and I were having just the other day.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)

thank you very much for the links.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)

We have the rockingest mods.

And kudos for the policy expansion previously mentioned.

Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)

Those links are fantastic. Thank you for posting.

Thu, Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)

Thank you for posting this.

Mon, Oct. 6th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)

Excellent change.

Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 07:42 am (UTC)

I'm quiet here, but no less involved, I think: thanks for these links. I particularly approved of the line When is hair more than hair? Skin more than skin? in More Than Skin Colour, because it can be extended to When it becomes a measure of worth, unearned or unobtainable.