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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In support of Vegan Hip Hop Movement and against Facebook Censorship
We recently found out that our friend at Vegan Hip Hop Movement has been harassed repeatedly with censorship lately. This doesnt surprise us because when white supremacy is challenged by folks like Vegan Hip Hop Movement which such power and intensity, some white people are going to get a little afraid. So in solidarity with upsetting the settlement with Vegan Hip Hop Movement, us vegans of color and white vegans at The Feral Space would like to share a post from VHHM that caused them to be harassed and censored for a week. White supremacy is no over-exaggerated lie. It is real and there is no denying its existance anywhere.
Original blog post and screen shots of Facebook harassment of VHHM.
Every single one of us is racist, it's something we were born and raised
into, we were and are consistently indoctrinated into white supremacy. Indifference and apathy towards systemic racism and it's horrific
results is not just more comfortable, it is incentivized; we are
actively rewarded by white supremacy in it's many forms for ignoring
people of color and their cries for injustice.
Our bones are riddled with it, it's everywhere. We were taught the the history of our nation through textbooks written
by white men with a vested interest in how the story was and is being
told. So we think that MLK Jr is the patron saint of polite black folks (to be
invoked against the angry ones), peanut butter is the extent of black
excellence, and according to the newest textbooks, slaves were just
We were brought up being given medicine designed for us by white men,
men who historically tortured black women and murdered black babies to
found gynecology, men who performed surgeries on black people without
any anesthesia and no precautions because it was believe that black
people can not feel pain.
And you wonder why we do not sympathize when black children are gunned down by police?
Nothing stopped, the framework of systemic racism just keeps getting
dressed differently, yesterday's fire hoses and attack dogs are today's
cultural appropriation, tone policing and respectability politics.
We are the ones who committed genocide, stole this land, and now,
generations later, think it's cool to dress up like the folks we
We're the ones making fun of people who can't speak "perfect" English,
we're the ones who've come up with every single racial slur used in this
country. We're so much more concerned about you questioning us, telling us no or
calling us out than we are what you're actually experiencing at our
We will spent countless hours just poking at you, trolling you just to
prove you're this less intellectual, overly emotional animal, to get you
to fail a standard we set for you without ever clueing you in on it.
We are the ones who built this country on the blood, the bodies and the
backs of people of color and then built Mt Rushmore, statues, monuments
to white men.
We rigged the economy, the government and the schools, created the
ghettos, set you up for failure and then we blame you for your not
pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.We are still making you defend yourselves, over and over ad infinitum.
We make you defend your personhood, your autonomy, your agency, your
decency, your humanity because when you keep minorities on the
defensive, when you keep them explaining who they are and justifying
their right to life - nothing real ever gets done.
Even though I'm queer, even though I'm trans, I still get to sit in the
"Whites Only" section and I have heard what gets said and I'm begging
you, please don't trust us."