Saw this posted on my facebook this morning and just had to share. It continually amazes me how many people here on tumblr and elsewhere in the world continue to think the answer to racism is more racism…or that racism against white people is somehow “justified” or “doesn’t count as racism.”
Not only do white people think you’re full of shit, but so do your fellow POC.
this warms my heart
What we saw here was not racism but an act of discrimination and bigotry, which should never go unnoticed and should always be combatted. This instance of uncalled for prejudice does not equate to the countless offenses of institutionalized racism inflicted upon PoC by white people for hundreds of years. The actress was portraying a shitty person being unfair as fuck, and the people defending the white woman deserve all of the respect for standing up against this instance of unjust hatred, but anything this actress could have said or done in that barber shop can not be compared to the countless, powerfully horrible things white people have put entire races of people through. But that being said, her statements were not fair or okay, and these people did the most decent thing by standing against them.
They teach you about homonyms in like first or second grade, but apparently you kids didn’t even bother to learn, so let me explain it to you again: There are certain words that are spelled and pronounced the same way, but have multiple meanings. Racism is one of those words!
Though the meanings are closer than other homonyms, they’re both equally valid, and have been through the nearly 100 years of their use. What you’re attempting to point out (pointlessly, I might add) is similar to me saying, “What we see here is a clearing of land, which we should use for outdoor activities such as picnics and barbecues. This instance of a clear green field does not equate to cars which have come to rest. Both are real life situations, but we can only call one “park.”“
No, I’m sorry, you’re an idiot. Racism means 2 things: (1) a system of government or society whereby one race is elevated from the rest, or a certain race is institutionally disadvantaged, (2) the individual belief that one race is better or that other races are inferior; racial discrimination.
Both definitions are valid, and we don’t need to bring a pissing contest about who has it worse into the discussion when we’re talking about a fucking word in the English language. Erasing one definition of the word does nothing to stop racism in any form, it just gives a tautology about which word you’d prefer it being called.
Basically all your post did was flip flop back and forth between condemning the black woman and saying “oh yeah white people have done some pretty horrible shit in the past too!”
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Question: the questioner asks about which Islamic books (mutton) beginner student should start with? He says: I just became upright in the religion (i.e. starting practising) and I don’t know where to start.
by ash-Shaikh Dr. Saalih bin Sa’ad as-Suhaymi حفظه الله (Lecturer at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah)
الشيخ العلامة صالح بن سعد السحيمي -حفظه الله تعالى: المُدرس بالمسجد النبوي
We ask Allah to give you and the rest of the Muslims steadfastness.
- Start with the Noble Qurān and memorise what Allah has made easy for you.
- In the Sunnah begin with 40 Hadith of Imam Nawawee. Merely memorise it first, then go on to its explanations.
- In Fiqh begin with Summarized Fiqh by our Shaikh al-‘Allammah Saalih bin Fawzan Al Fawzan حفظه الله
- In Mustallah al Hadeeth (Terminology of Hadeeth) start with al Baquniyyah and there’s another very simple book on the topic by our Shaikh ‘Abdul-Mushin al-‘Abbad al-Badr حفظه الله
- In Nahw (Arabic Grammar) start with al-Aajurroomiyah and its explanations such as Al Tuhfahal Sinniyah and Qatar Nada.
And there after if Allah make it easy for you to reach perfection in these texts then perhaps you can go on to what is more extensive than this.
(I will try and find the link)