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■ hands up dont shoot
■ michael brown
my school that is white as snow is holding a hands up don’t shoot photo event tomorrow and i’m just like??? literally 90% of you will never have to deal with police brutality and racism
i don’t think the photo will hold the same weight if it’s a bunch of white hands in the air but that’s just me i guess since everyone’s social justice boner is up for this
i’m all for awareness and education of the assholes who attend this school (and the importance of community for those who are involved in social justice work here) but the whole thing just makes me so uneasy
I was really uncomfortable with this as well. The major issue I found with SU students using the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” is that it’s essentially an act of erasure of black experience and creates a false sense of solidarity and understanding. The movement is powerful in its physicality, the emphasis on visuals. When PoC do this they are highlighting the racial targeting and consequent violence they suffer despite not being a threat, as expressed with their hands up. To participate in this as a white person is to imply that you are also marginalized, that you too may suffer from racial targeting. 95% of the students who particpated will never have to worry that WilCo Police is following them to pin something on them. They will never be pulled over for driving while black (which happens to professors a lot). My critique on the although well-meaning attempt is that it’s essentially lazy.
(Aside - our feminist critique on what we called lazy comedy is a good parallel)
I say this because they’re not engaging critically in the issues, by mimicking the hands up don’t shoot movement white students are engaging in a color blind approach to social justice where anyone is susceptible to that sort of police brutality. If they had engaged in a critical conversation I think a better alternative would have been to keep their hands down but remain mixed into the crowd of PoC who had their hands up. This would express the blatent racial inequality, showing that white students don’t neessarily need to put their hands up because they have white privilege. Moreover, it also shows that these students know that they have privilege and are willing to put themselves in the crossfire regardless, despite not having to be. hooks would call this putting themselves in the margins, where typically the disinfranchised are and exisisting in that space as an ally. Idk if terri would agree with me though. Do you have any thoughts on this losteyeofodin?
romeo oh romeo can thou telleth me if i am thy bae or naw
■ right in the repressed memories