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  • A little bit about Aunt Jemima for non-Americans:

    The image of Jemima isn’t bad because it depicts a racial stereotype. Or not just that. The image of the Black domestic is a symbol of wealth and power. It’s meant to inspire a sense of nostalgia for the times when children were raised and food was served with black hands.

    The image of the black domestic was as wide-spread, public domain, and as common as images of Uncle Sam or George Washington. It’s a cultural touchstone, and just like the Rebel Flag, that it might make people uncomfortable is half the point.

    Aunt Jemima gets at the heart of race relations in the United States. She’s a caricature of blackness, created by white people, for other white people, that somehow every black American has to confront, even if only to rebel against it. Because once something has become a powerful cultural image of what you are, to most people, and maybe to yourself, you’re defined by the stereotype, even if it’s only in how far you deviate from it.





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    4 days ago

    In 2003 I could have made a living selling subscriptions to 5-GB cloud storage that was tightly integrated into Windows.

    I understand why Windows is trying to capture you into it’s cloud ecosystem. Just saying that between M$, Apple, and Google you can do some robust backups, basically for free. And if you’re worried about privacy, just encrypt.




  • The rhetoric surrounding the Palestine ethnic cleansing is crazy. You have to be so careful to use the right language, and not say “Jew” when you mean “Zionist”, or never to confuse either for “Israeli”.

    The Zionists use this linguistic minefield for their advantage. From 1947, the Zionist apologist has wielded antisemitism for a sword and the Shoah for a shield. Western guilt over the Shoah is the mouth from which all Israeli support flows. And if you feel bad about it; you’re probably not an antisemite.

    This policy wouldn’t be effective against real antisemites, but it’s not for them after all.



  • So ethnic cleansing is a humanitarian project and it’s the Arab states that are to blame because they won’t take the people Israel wants to deport?

    The thing about this kind of lying is that it’s too phantasmagorical to be a mistake. You have to have an excellent grasp on Israel’s crimes attempt such a assault on the truth.






  • Because the current use of the word reinforces stigma around pedophilia and makes it less likely for people with pedophilic disorder to reach out for help for the fear they would be outed and treated the same as actual child abusers.

    This is a semantic argument. Words change all the time; it’s OK. It’s especially common for clinical words to move into the pubic domain where they loose their clinical usefulness and even become pejorative. We just need a new word to describe the thing you’re talking about.

    There is no power in the spoken syllables or the written configuration of the word pedophile. Any other word will do just as well. Trying to prevent language shift is wrestling the tide.