Friday, May 13, 2016

True Confessions Of A White Supremacist

Via Gunny

Emily is a visual artist, musician, curator, and writer Dorkhead based in Seattle. She is the frontwoman of the band Midday Veil, half of the ambient synth duo Hair and Space Museum, co-founder of the record label Translinguistic Other, and curator of art exhibitions at Cairo in Seattle. She has written for Decoder Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts.

Must be a MAD magazine article........................

 Hello, Internet! My name is Emily, and I’m a white supremacist.
I know you might find this revelation upsetting, but before you start taking me to task, please allow me explain what I mean by that.

I don’t mean that I believe white people are inherently superior to Black people, or to anyone else for that matter. I believe that empathy is the highest human quality, and that privilege is one of the greatest obstacles to empathy because it allows us to ignore or rationalize the suffering of people whose experiences are different from our own. By this measure, the more privilege you have, the more challenging it is for you to be “good.”

I believe in the mission of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. As a white ally, I believe that it’s my job to engage in uncomfortable conversations with other white people about racism, taking whatever pressure I can off people of color who are constantly called upon to educate the rest of us about the nuances of oppression. And most of all, I believe that it’s my job to shut up and listen when Black people take the time to tell me about things I’ll never experience, so that their insight isn’t lost on me.


  1. What a sheep dip... let me explain to her about my Irish ancestors who were "Indentured" (meaning slaves by another name) and mistreated by the english and the wealthy puritan families already here in the uSA that brought them over to work in the fields. We can have a discussion after that. She is already lost...

  2. Heh! And people used to think Moonies were the real lunatics.

    Central Alabamaian

  3. When the turd hits the fan, these fools will come running for "help". They only help I will give them will be moving about 3200 feet per second.

    Lock and Load

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    1. I didn't know Medics were trained as psychiatrists also.......:)