1. Things White Activists say to Activists of Color


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    We are People of Color. We didn't choose to be, but we love our cultures. Because of our skin, we have added struggles. In our safe spaces, we have every right to feel welcomed and not tokenized, harassed or ignored. We ask for you to listen to us when we speak about racism because we are being effected by it daily. This video is a compilation of things actually said to POC involved in activism and social justice. We want to be heard, listen to us. Transcript for the deaf/hard of hearing: Power to the people! No, it’s okay, I’ve read bell hooks. I totally understand racism now, I mean, I’m dating a black girl. But...you look white, so why do you even care? Obama’s my nigga...wait, am I allowed to say that around you? I mean like, we’re talking about sexism here, and you’re getting way off topic with your race issues. That really, REALLY doesn’t apply to me, I’m sorry, I dunno. I feel like if we keep focusing on racism, then the real issue of capitalism will be WAY overlooked. Didn’t you hear? Woman is the nigger of the world. Why do you guys feel the need to have separate groups? How do we get more people of color like YOU in our organization? You’re really different. What do you think about Obama? Oh...you don’t like him either? Oh...I thought you would, because...you know. This is SO COOL that you’re here. I’m queer, so I understand racism. I mean, gay is the new black. I’m an anarchist, I don’t have any white privilege! I don’t even believe in this government, like...what, why are you trying to pin this on me? You should focus on more important issues here, other than racism...I mean, like, capitalism for instance, that’s the REAL problem here. No, I hate white people too, don’t get me wrong, I HATE white people. Oh my god, your hair is NATURAL? that’s really good, because I saw good hair and I can’t BELIEEEEEVE people are actually doing it to their hair, like, I don’t understand... Do you know shadism actually EXISTS? What do you mean, check my privilege? What do you mean, check my privilege? I don’t have any privilege, I’m a woman. I don’t have any privilege, I’m trans. I don’t have any privilege, I’m queer. No, it’s okay, I read (past tense) Malcolm X. I don’t date white girls. they don’t get it like you do. You’re really angry. You’re REALLY ANGRY. Why don’t you calm down? So why can’t I call you Spanish? So why can’t I call you yellow? You’re a person of color, right? Sso wait, what’s cultural appropriation? I just thought it was respect of other people’s cultures. Islam is such an oppressive religion for women! Whoa! Now you’re getting racist toward white people. I really hate being white. I mean, it sucks. I don’t see why you’re bringing up race. we’re all fighting the same struggle here, i mean, look, see? [stands up to show t-shirt] i mean, come on. I’m not racist, but... [whisper] I’m not racist, but... [half whisper] I don’t wanna sound racist, but... So why can’t I wear a bindi? So why do you wear a hijab? I thought you were a feminist? No, it’s okay, I read (present tense) Tim Wise. That’s not MY experience...so you’re wrong. I didn’t know people like you cared. So why is “colored” wrong again? So why do you want me to call you “indigenous”? If you believe in equality, then why should I treat you any differently? No no no, I think everyone is equal. When I make racist jokes, i’m just kidding. So what are you? So where you from? No, I mean like, what country? Oh. You don’t know? Because of slavery? I don’t see color. In fact, sometimes I forget you’re not white. I saw Roots. I really wish I wasn’t white. There’s no such thing as white privilege. You’re just throwing around that phrase you saw on Tumblr.

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    • PopTech 2009: Michael Pollan


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      (Edited) Author and activist Michael Pollan is a passionate advocate for sustainable food. In his compelling talk at PopTech, he explores how our industrial food system is keeping us overly dependent on fossil fuels, destroying our environment, and making us sick. Breaking this cycle requires fundamentally changing our relationship to food - and eating more meals together.

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        This video was created as part of the Gota D'água (Drop of Water) Movement leaded by Brazilian celebrities. The campaign aims to stimulate the discussion on the energy development plan of Brazil. It also calls civil society to stand up against the Belo Monte dam, signing into a petition that the Movement did addressed to President Dilma asking for halting the dam's construction. Let's be a drop of water in this wave of goodness in name of true sustainable development, and protection of human rights, indigenous rights and the forest!

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        • Femen Spain "Official Opening"


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          12th of October in the National Day of Spain, FEMEN presented new national troop of bare breasts activists in Spain, Madrid. Spanish topless activists, painted with slogans on their chest and decorated with Spanish national hair pins "peineta" and flowers dropped the banners "FEMEN Espana" out of the windows of new training center of Sextremism that is now located in Madrid. FEMEN Activists did a topless walk on the main streets of Madrid shouting slogans through megaphone. After FEMEN activists, surrounded by dozens of journalists and supporters organized a first training session in the main square of Madrid, Place de España.

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          • [one percent] of the story


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            A beautiful short film about 1% for the Planet. Click - http://on.fb.me/1pctfacebook - to put this film on your Facebook wall. 1% (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org) exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Here's [a very tiny bit] of the story... You'll want to give this one some time to load... start her up and go grab a cup cake or something. [TRT 15min.]

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            • Nude Feminist Protest in NYC - WomenSolidarity.org


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              An artistic documentary about the protest of the WomenSolidarity movement. Fighting against the exploitation of the female body for the use in advertisement and in getting only attention. To raise awareness and promote these issues WomenSolidarity seeked publicity with a nude protest. Nudity is empowering to the sovereignty that the female body and against its sexual objectification, because showing female breasts is not any different than men being topless. Organized by Katrina Mitilenes and Peter Kolski. (Times Square, New York, April 2014). WomenSolidarity.org

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              • Philly Naked Bike Ride 2013


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                Philly Naked Bike Ride is Philadelphia's own edition of the World Naked Bike Ride to promote cycling as well as body acceptance. It is one of the biggest rides of its kind in the world with more than 3000 participants. Let's make the streets of all cities in the world safe and comfortable! http://activenaturists.net

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                • Creating Freedom - Part 1: The Lottery of Birth (Trailer)


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                  www.creatingfreedom.info www.facebook.com/CreatingFreedomProject From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational, and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom. Featuring: Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Steven Pinker, Tony Benn, Michael Albert, George Monbiot, Nick Davies, Daniel Dennett, Bill Fletcher, Kathleen Taylor, and Jeff Schmidt. Produced & Directed by Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag Conceived, Written & Edited by Raoul Martinez Narrated by Nicholas Woodeson Cinematography by Joshua van Praag Original Music by Peter Raeburn

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                  • It Cuts Both Ways...The Alternatives


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                    This is a film exposing the alternatives to the government's austerity measures; it's about the positive; it's about revealing the many options we actually have at a time when we're being told there are no alternatives. There is a budding movement gathering fantastic momentum, with an incredibly diverse cross section of people involved. This is my chance to pay respect to those people and their ideas. My hope is that this film will help to inspire you to get up and get involved in this movement for the alternatives... There is so much you can do.

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                    • Moyers Moment (1994): Pete Seeger on What it Takes to Change the World


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                      In this clip, Seeger says that music has a power that — even after decades of playing it — he still doesn’t fully understand. “All I know,” he says, “is that throughout history, the leaders of countries have been very particular about what songs they want sung, so some people, beside me, must think songs do something.” There are more people working to change the world every day, he says, and eventually they’ll be numerous enough to tip the scales. More on remembering Pete Seeger at BillMoyers.com: http://bit.ly/1bd107o

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