Saturday, January 23, 2010

things anti-racists don't understand: class and race traitors matter

Anti-racist ideologues frequently complain that Hollywood doesn't show oppressed people solving their problems by themselves. This is because anti-racists don't understand systemic oppression: systems are designed so that minorities can't change things by themselves. That's especially true of the US civil rights struggle; the US was determined that Haiti's revolution would be the last successful uprising by the oppressed. Any honest history has to include the whites who risked their lives for the cause.

I was reminded of this reading the 1950's "Montgomery Story" comic book about the struggle led by Martin Luther King, Jr. It includes this panel:


According to Wikipedia's Robert Graetz entry, "Bombs were planted at his home on three occasions; the largest did not explode."

7 comments:

  1. In a previous post, you wrote of Avatar: "I would've been a lot happier if Sully hadn't been a white guy."

    In other words, you like the fact that the whites were defeated and killed, but you wish the minorities had been able to kill the whites on their own, without needing the help of a white race traitor.

    You're white, yet you celebrate and even help facilitate white dispossession. You may delude yourself into thinking minority activists respect and admire you for betraying your race. The controversy over Avatar should demonstrate to you that they don't. They hate and resent you.

    http://araceagainsttime.blogspot.com/2010/01/avatar-controversy-theres-no-pleasing.html

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  2. ARaceAgainstTime, racists make the same mistake that Critical Race Theorists do: you have to look beyond the surface to understand the nature of power in the USA. the struggle isn't between whites and blacks. It's between the rich and the poor.

    And, no, I don't think Critical Race Theorists respect anyone who doesn't buy into their cult.

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  3. PS. I'm amused. On LiveJournal, this post was attacked by an anti-racist; on blogger, by a racist. The universe is balanced.

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  4. I hope I'm not being trivial, but I really want to know who drew that comic book!

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  5. Ah, I can offer the only rumor I've heard. It's not in his entry currently, but this is s'posed to be the artist:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Barry_(comics)

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  6. it doesnt look like Dan Barry art.
    and at the time (1957) it was reported that the Al Capp studio had produced the artwork.

    steven rowe

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  7. I think this is the site I got Dan Barry from.

    It could be that Barry used a more "respectful" style, but I honestly haven't a clue. The Capp Studio possibility is fascinating.

    ...Back after googling. Jet announced it here.

    So it must be the Capp studio, that doesn't answer the question of who they used....

    I did find the cost.

    Now I would love to know both writer and artist.

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