As workers and city officials try tirelessly to get the Big Apple back up and running, it’s worth taking a minute to look at how race keeps the city going. Chances are, if you were stuck inside and had the luxury of ordering a pizza or calling an emergency worker about downed power lines, that worker was likely someone of color. In his presser this morning, Bloomberg noted how dangerous the work is to get the subways back on track. “Subway workers have to walk the thousands of miles of track to inspect the subway tunnels,” the mayor said. Here’s a quick demographic look at New York City’s subway workers:
Three out of five urban transit workers are black or Latino.
A majority are at least 45 years old.
Nearly 80 percent are New York City residents.
Almost 35 percent live in Brooklyn.
- The works is, almost by definition, is a health hazard.
It’s almost a right of passage to complain about a city’s subway system, and no matter what city you’re in, transit workers are almost always represented poorly by the media and criticized for issues that are far beyond their control. But it’s in times like these when we all start to realize just how important their work is to our lives.
Stop comparing things that happen to women to things that happen to black people
The two aren’t separate.
Why do we keep having to remind people that there are black women?
As in black and women and the same time.
Same goes for comparing black people and lgbtq people.
In your FAQ you said that you would remove content for people of color and not for white people.
Can I get some specifications? I’m misunderstood on this whole blog, I’ve just stumbled on it because I was curious why people in Russia were wearing Bindi’s since I didn’t think Hinduism was very strong in that area and you popped up.
POC is Person of color right? And are you a person who is calling out racist white people, racist people in general, or just white people in general?
Also, I don’t suppose it matters to me but I feel like it may to you. My races are 2nd Generation Japanese and Black Foot Native American. (If you couldn’t tell by the name and caramel skin.)
I’d recommend this page of thisisnotindia’s Tumblr, re: the bindi information. Other answers under the cut.
thedreadedempath asked: You are correct sir; however, isn't that what I was trying to do to begin with? I understand there are others out there that hold these personal truths, but I don't feel that the internet is fit for people holding personal bias. This is a dog eat dog world, filled with reality and wake up calls. I don't go around barking these words to people at the grocery store, but I will post on my blog as to help open up the eyes of the blind. Namaste friend.
According to you, the Internet isn’t fit for people who wish to speak against the oppression they face, and about their own lived experiences?
Everyone knows that the world isn’t fair. Stop seeing to it.
- Bo (which is short for Bonita, which is the name that belongs to this woman, right here.)