Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
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This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map.
Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.
I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian.
Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent.
But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews!
No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you.
So let’s not use umbrella terms, regarding Asians as a monolith while simultaneously denying the regional identity of millions of people- and how about we also not engage in xenophobia?
Are you someone that thinks this way? Shame on you! You should perhaps invest in buying a map, and take a look at what countries are you know, where.
Geography, people. It’s important.
For anyone out there who might not be able to see this image, it is a coloured map showing Northern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, and South-Eastern Asia.
Central Asia consists of Afghanistan (debated), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Eastern Asia consists of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Northern Asia consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia.
South Asia consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
South-Eastern Asia consists on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Western Asia consists of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt (debated), Georgia, Iran (debated), Iraq, Israel, Joran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Y’all be derailing by speculating what’s western vs eastern Asia. It’s not the point. It’s not entirely about the actual map, it was the only one I could find at the time that even had remotely plausible regions. The point was to illustrate how large Asia actually is. And that’s it’s more than just China.
(Egypt, though, is not part of Asia. Sorry bout’ that. Anyone that thinks otherwise is following some fairly eurocentric anti-African rhetoric. Given that Egypt is a long standing mecca of technology, so to speak.)
*Not intersectionalfeminism, but to those reblogging.
I updated it :)
Well… that’s because in a patriarchal society, the rights of black men COMPARED TO WHITE MEN imply the rights of dependents/family, etc.
Furthermore, then there’s the right not to be murdered. And… that has more to do with their own fear of loosing loved ones.
Black men GENERALLY don’t stay up at night with the fear that his significant other will be gunned down by a cop. Not to say it doesn’t happen, BUT it’s much less likely.
However, then there’s freedom of gender expression/freedom from gender roles which we’ve barely scratched the surface of. Then there’s freedom from social problems within the communities. There’s different kinds of threats to different kinds of rights.
Basically, black women have helped defend the lives of their male loved ones throughout history and helped black men get comparable rights to white men.
But it “being reciprocated” would mean black men defending black women’s rights from white encroachment… there’s not as many obvious threats to black women from white people beyond things that would also be levied against black men.
Basically, alot of things are being conflated here, it seems.
Exactly, people keep throwing misogyny on Black men, negating the fact that that ideology is derived from western cultures.
Reasons I’m NOT a feminist: Black men have been in no position to financially or socially oppress Black women (aside from the stereotypes that are perpetuated by all races in this society).
Also, feminism further divides the Black man and the Black woman (considering the fact that feminism distracted Black women and killed the civil rights movement). We are aiding the enemy in keeping us divided.
To imply that black women are not encroached upon by white supremacy is ignorant. To assume that they are no obvious threats to black women is ignorant. To assume that they don’t need the same support is ignorant. To derail feminism because you assume that the black man’s struggle is exponentially worse is ignorant and proof of your privilege. I shall give you some literature. To better enhance the struggle of black women since you guys don’t take the time to actually learn about black feminism or feminism in general. Here, Here, Here and Here
Matter of fact buy this book.
Or this one.
Or listen to/read any, Patricia Hill Collins, Andrea Ritchie, Loretta Ross, Angela Davis book, seminar, or talk. Please stop perpetuating the misinformation of the struggles of black women. Support is needed. Unity is needed.