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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2021, 08:42:12 am »
What empire is the first picture?

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2021, 02:30:00 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmV0bG59u4

Related:

https://us.yahoo.com/news/colorism-spectrum-black-communities-yet-155118445.html

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I was sitting at a lunch table in 10th grade when an amber-skinned boy told me that I was the darkest girl he would go for. I remember being annoyed by his assessment that I had barely made the cut for desirability, but as a teenage girl wrestling with her own perceptions of beauty, instead of being outraged, I accepted a moment of simultaneous praise and devaluation.

That experience of being temporarily placed on a lighter-skinned pedestal simply because I was a noticeable gradient lighter than a few of the chocolate girls around me, is just one of many within Black communities that showcase the nuances and subtleties of colorism. It’s those subtleties that can make the problem even harder to see and easier to perpetuate.

From hit reality shows, to the lyrics of our favorite songs, to uncovered stories from Black Hollywood, the reality of colorism continues to show up in Black entertainment and culture. Though many of us are aware of this centuries-long issue, Black communities have yet to truly reckon with it.
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Colorism is a system of power that favors lighter-skinned people and it has a history of enforcement by government, educational, and media institutions.

The emotional scars inflicted by dark-skinned girls and boys who bully lighter ones are not “the same” as the systemic scars left by employers preferring less qualified but lighter-skinned Black men over dark-skinned men or a criminal justice system that is 65 percent more likely to convict people widely considered to be very dark.

That said, healing is messy and while the ways that colorism shows up in our lives may not be the same, we are all unified by our right to be seen and for our pain to be acknowledged. We all have blind spots in one area or another, and centering compassion can help us find them.

I used to think that lighter-skinned girls were celebrated, but in recent years I’ve come to understand that being exoticized and fetishized is not “the same” as being celebrated, and being likened to a trophy is not “the same” as being cherished. In some cases, it may even increase the risk for violence.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2021, 01:05:32 am »
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-10/12/content_33154166.htm

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Uygur faces are finding their way to movie screens, phones, and billboards across China.

Members of the ethnic minority group have facial features that Chinese brands have deemed “attractive,” creating opportunities for talented Uygurs to break into the entertainment business as singers, models and TV stars.
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Though he cautions that Han Chinese still far outnumber the number of Uygur models, many of his Chinese clients are “looking for a face that have some Asian characteristics, but also have some kind of white Europeanness to it.”
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In many ways, the shift in beauty standards correlates to a rise in purchasing power. Increased disposable income is a calling card for international brands looking to take advantage of the new market.

The brands bring their own standards for beauty, revealing the Western bias in defining beauty, even in local cultures.
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A 2012 McKinsey survey of this group found that “this generation of Chinese consumers is the most Westernized to date.”

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2021, 11:47:28 pm »
Eurocentrism not only does not end when "whites" are a minority, it often amplifies as the rarity of "whiteness" makes it even more 'valuable' in the minds of the colonized:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/grew-majority-minority-country-still-184200923.html

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Trinidad and Tobago, known for its Carnival and sunny beaches, is a compelling study of colonialism’s enduring psychological wounds. Trinidad was invaded by the British in 1797. Tobago, a nearby island, was annexed to Trinidad in the late 1800s. British rule in Trinidad and Tobago shared characteristics with other countries also owned by the crown, including a political system that stripped most of the country’s population of their rights and humanity, policing that preserved white people’s positions at the top of the race-class pyramid, and a primary aim of extraction that molded the country into a plantocracy. The queen would be removed as head of state only in 1976 when the twin-island nation became a republic.

For more than a century, Britain transposed its own ideas of racial purity, comportment, language, society, and culture, systematically dissolving and criminalizing ways of life enjoyed by Black people in Trinidad and Tobago.
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I found my own Trinidadian upbringing confusing. On one hand, I was made to believe that race mattered very little, echoing sentiments of postraciality that surfaced after President Barack Obama was elected. My schoolbooks emphasized that Trinidad and Tobago was a rainbow utopia, evident by the shoehorning of as many creeds and races as could possibly fit into small, grayscale pictorial representations. I’d look at my face in the mirror—my light but definitely brown skin, my broad nose—clocking my features against the fact that my last name was confusingly Chinese (my great-grandfather on my dad’s side came from there) and wondering what the hell I was.

I was Black when I traveled, a fact made clear to me on my first-ever trip to America when I was seven. But when I was home, in a society that was mostly Black and Brown anyway, I could just be Trinidadian. My mixedness represented a kind of ideal amalgamation that fit neatly into the nationalist narrative our country’s first prime minister proposed—himself a Black firebrand who stated in one breath that “Massa day done,” but in another, “There can be no Mother India for those whose ancestors came from India. There can be no Mother Africa for those of African origin. … A nation, like an individual, can have only one Mother.”

On the other hand, I was made to believe that race mattered very much. I never considered my Blackness, because I knew, deep down and even as a child, what kinds of trauma my light skin exempted me from. I desperately wanted to be white, not just to look it but to feel it, to feel as though I was popular at school, as though I was special, as though I could vacation overseas whenever I wanted. My “diverse” and private Catholic school made that abundantly clear, in which we were told once that if we failed our exams, we would be accepted to only those high schools—coded language for schools that were typically all-Black and largely neglected.

Theorists speak of decolonization as a process involving a reordering of our society and culture according to Indigenous worldviews. But even before this, even before Trinidad and Tobago can reach consensus on what indigeneity means to such a confluence of people, its most powerful must reflect on the wrongness of a system that while wreaking psychological havoc below, still graciously sees white and lighter-skinned people sitting on thrones that have simply switched hands.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2021, 12:27:45 am »
"Non-white" victim of bullying thinks it's OK to be a "white" bully:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-man-punched-hate-215522370.html

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Asian American Man Punched in Hate Crime Asks for Attacker to Get Restorative Justice, Not Jail

Daniel Hutchens, 38, pleaded guilty to a bias crime for assaulting an Asian American man at a Portland MAX stop last year, according to Oregon Live. He allegedly approached the victim and asked if he was Chinese before punching him in the face. Hutchens fled the scene after the attack. The suspect, who had already spent 100 days in custody, was sentenced to 90 days in prison during his hearing on March 30. The victim, who did not wish to be identified, requested to find a resolution that does not add jail time for Hutchens



This is how sick in the head many victims of colonialism are.
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2021, 10:40:40 pm »
https://us.yahoo.com/huffpost/internalized-racism-asian-american-130000170.html

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I Hated Myself For Not Being White For Most Of My Life. Here’s How I Stopped.

I used to hate being Korean. I grew up envying the blond-haired, blue-eyed, skinny white girls on TV and the movies. It was hard not to hate my small eyes and flat features when all I ever saw in the media were portrayals of white beauty. Even my parents wanted me to get a nose job and shave down my cheekbones because that’s what they thought was beautiful ― not our faces, but theirs.

I was ashamed of how we looked to everyone else: uncivilized, loud, smelly with garlic breath, and dumb with our broken English and awkward accents. I hated how enmeshed and closed off my family was and how it seemed like nothing outside of us was allowed in and we weren’t allowed out.

I used to hate being around other Asians ― in part because like most Korean Americans, I grew up in the church and thought that all Koreans were judgmental Christians, but also because I refused to accept that I was anything like them.

I hated how Asians traveled together in flocks and how abrasive their languages seemed compared to the calm consistency of English. I used to make fun of other Asians, believing I was nothing like them, and trying to convince myself that I was more American ― or more white ― than them.

Pick one.

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Cathy Park Hong, author of “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning,” writes, “Racial self-hatred is seeing yourself the way the whites see you, which turns you into your own worst enemy.” I became my own worst enemy from the moment I arrived at LAX at only 3 years old, beginning what now feels like a lifetime of assimilating to whiteness and desperately trying to be seen and accepted.

This (in bold) is probably the best line in the article.

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For a large part of my youth and young adulthood, I spent my time in America fawning out of survival. Fawning is one of the trauma responses, similar to flight, fight or freeze. Fawning is when you people-please to diffuse conflict in order to reestablish a sense of safety.

I fawned by aiming to please white people and viewing myself the way they saw me. I fawned by laughing off racist jokes, microaggressions, fetishizations, and the repeated belittling of my cultural background and how I look.

I learned early on that this is what I would have to do to make it through alive. I laughed off countless “open your eyes” jokes and I begged my parents to buy me Lunchables so I wouldn’t have to bring smelly kimchi to school for lunch. A friend once told me I smelled weird, so I became accustomed to spraying myself from head to toe in perfume to mask the smell of Korea whenever I left my house.

I distanced myself from other Asians, thinking I had found the solution to all of my problems by aligning myself with white people, clinging to my proximity to whiteness. Instead of just quietly minimizing myself and my racial trauma, I simultaneously perpetuated and mocked Asian stereotypes and rejected the parts of myself that didn’t fit the white mold. As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, might as well join them.

I fawned into the model minority myth, designed to pit people of color against each other to uphold white supremacy. I fawned and tried to survive the only way I knew how, by blending in ― only that was never actually possible.

It wasn’t until I got older and I was able to explore my culture outside of my family of origin that I could appreciate these parts of myself that I desperately tried to keep hidden.
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In Korea, I learned about our painful history and just how much colonialism is rooted in racism. I learned about how long we’ve been carrying and passing down this trauma from generation to generation, until it reached me and my family ― the first to make it to the land of opportunity and freedom and have a go at the American dream.
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Now when people ask me what was once a very dreaded question ― “Where are you from?” which really means, “What are you?” ― I proudly respond that I’m Korean American because I want to normalize the fact that this country is made up of humans of all colors, shapes, sizes and ethnicities. I view myself from my own lens instead of filtering myself to appeal to white people because I want to show the world that this is what America truly looks like.

OK, but if fawning is merely a survival reaction by an ethnic minority living among a majority of a different ethnicity:

1) why does one "non-white" minority living among a different "non-white" majority not fawn to that majority group? (Did Ghandi try to be "black" during his time in South Africa? LOL)

2) why does a "white" minority living among a "non-white" majority not fawn to that majority group? ( https://trueleft.createaforum.com/enemies/orania/ Duh!)

Until we recognize that fawning is only ever directed towards "whites", we have not reached the root of the problem.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2021, 02:11:32 pm »
"Non-White" defends "Prince" Phillip:
https://twitter.com/tunkuv/status/1380499302280220675?s=19
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I liked Prince Philip.
He was...candid.
My favourite line was his saying aloud that a badly installed fuse-box somewhere in Scotland seemed to have been "put in by an Indian."
I've never met a decent Indian electrician.
Have you?

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2021, 12:49:48 am »
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/asian-woman-dating-racism-130000996.html

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I’m A Proud Asian Woman. This Is Why I Used To Date Racists.

You are genetic trash.

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in the seventh grade when a boy in my class told me, completely out of the blue, that I had “good dick-sucking lips.” I was 12 years old then and unaccustomed to such attention from anyone, let alone someone of the opposite sex. I was thrilled by the remark.
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in that moment, as I was complimented on my lips and the specific act I could do with them, I felt the intoxicating high of being noticed and feeling beautiful for the very first time. It registered with me, then, that my body — my sexuality — could be my superpower.
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There was the time when a boy accosted me on the beach to ask me what color and shape my nipples were before asking if I wanted to touch his ****.

Or the time when a friend came home for Christmas after his first semester at university and told me he had slept with his “first Asian” and that the rumors about the tightness of our vaginas was true. “I bet yours is just like that,” he said, adding a new twist to the racist stereotype that “all Asians look alike.”
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I learned to repress how ashamed and small these comments made me feel. “What’s your problem, Rachel?” I would think to myself. “This is what it feels like to be wanted.” In my mind, I had been given the choice of continuing to hide and be invisible, or to be wanted and desired — and I chose the latter, every time.

After years of fetishization and objectification, I had at some point internalized the belief that this was what it meant to be an Asian woman. It meant being a source of desire and derision all at once. While others may have stopped believing the lie we hear as young children — “he hurts you because he likes you” — I let myself see racial abuse as the price to pay to be granted attention and affection, especially from white men.
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That meant I laughed it off when that boy approached me on the beach to inquire about my nipples. It meant I ended up having a secret relationship with the friend who thought all Asian vaginas felt the same.

And later, it meant I would stay in a six-year relationship with a man who made me feel ashamed about my ethnicity at every turn. This relationship was marked by his refusals to eat Chinese food unless it was “westernized,” his silence whenever his father would refer to Asian people as “panfaces,” and his insistence that I learn how to “take a joke.”
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Some people, like my ex-boyfriend, might think this is “not a big deal” and even argue that being fetishized by the white patriarchal gaze is an empowering privilege. I shamefully used to believe this lie, too.

But I know better now. These seemingly “harmless” comments and stereotypes are acts of violence, full stop. The whole point is to dehumanize us so it’s easier to abuse, exploit and degrade Asian women and our bodies. Our dehumanization makes it easier to see us as “temptation” to gun down and “eliminate.” It makes us more vulnerable to domestic abuse and random violence on the street, too.

A few weeks after the breakup with my ex, I found myself newly single, afraid to be alone for the first time in my adult life, and on a first date with a stranger. It was on that night that I finally acknowledged how destructive my thoughts and actions had become. It was, after all, the night when my date leaned across the table and told me, “I bet your **** tastes just like General Tso’s chicken,” and I still went home with him.

There’s no ruder wake-up call than sleeping with a man who’s compared your genitalia to a deep-fried chicken dish.

The chicken did not consent to be turned into a deep-fried dish. You consented to being a toilet.

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Repeat after me: Asian women are human beings. We do not exist to fulfill your sexual desires or whatever entitlement to sex you believe you have. We have the right to live without being bombarded with this stigma.

And if you approach me to make an unsolicited comment about my body and expect me to be the docile China Doll who will do whatever you want, I will kindly and happily tell you to **** off. My body has never— and will never — belong to you.

"Has never"?? What was the entire article about?

And this particular piece of genetic trash looks exactly like what we would expect:

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/6097114c2600007965b428ab.jpg.cf.webp

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/human-evolution/non-aryan-infidelity/

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2021, 08:02:10 pm »
"Genetic trash"
Recall:
https://twitter.com/yuktaxkulkarni/status/1272245446933655564?s=19

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ive literally been bullied because of my skin color. i used to use fair and lovely to look like the tan white girls up until eighth grade bro . those same bitches are pouring every tanning lotion on their body now tryna get darker. it’s funny

Latest:
https://twitter.com/yuktaxkulkarni/status/1358577790115864579?s=19

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tom brady is so fine

This is the sister of the girl I mentioned in an earlier post who once denigrated "Arabs" in front of her "White" friends.
Recall:

Worth noting that she is part "non-White". Goes to show that even "non-Whites" will denigrate other "non-Whites" to be accepted by "whites". I have witnessed this firsthand, when a girl of Indian descent denigrated "arabs" in front of her "white" friends.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2021, 10:28:20 pm »
"This is the sister of the girl I mentioned in an earlier post who once denigrated "Arabs" in front of her "White" friends."

I increasingly suspect that Eurocentrism is at least partially genetic.

By the way, her face:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E07HzEMWUAEYvO4?format=jpg&name=large

Do we see a pattern?

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2021, 08:46:10 am »
"I increasingly suspect that Eurocentrism is at least partially genetic."

So it seems to a product of Paleolithic Gentile blood (Vanavasi?) as opposed to Turanian blood. I was thinking Turanian because the girls' father is an Islamophobe and also sexist, and from the Turanized Indian state of Gujurat. But then I found out that his family were not natives of the state, but had immigrated from the (less Turanized) state of Maharashtra. His dietary habits are also remarkably similar to the cousin I mentioned in the "Inbreeding" thread, i.e. he was initially born into a vegetarian family but now consumes meat.:

"Given that present day Aryan individuals frequently are the only one in their entire known family"

However, even here the inferior descendants would be able to mask their ignobility as it is possible they are merely adopting vegetarianism out of social pressure. In this case, it is better for such individuals to not reproduce. One of my cousins, for example, despite belonging to the same vegetarian clan as myself, regularly consumes meat and has even taken up hunting! However, it is only because he is unmarried that he pursues these activities openly, whereas if he were married, his ignoble blood would stealthily be passed on as he could pretend to be noble merely for social purposes.

Hence, with the removal of the social pressure to reproduce in order to "save the clan", my ignoble cousin has effectively been weeded out from the gene pool.

The cousin in question has a very Gentile looking appearance and is also very dark in complexion, the latter of which I would say minimizes the possibility of Turanian ancestry. So it seems to me that children born out of endogamous marriages within vegetarian clans but who nevertheless choose to consume meat are most likely doing so because of their Paleolithic Gentile blood. This could be because certain non-Aryan recessive genes that were not expressed in previous generations are being expressed now, which substantiates your claim that endogamy does not ensure Aryan offspring. What bears further investigation is how this Gentile blood even came to exist in the endogamous clan in the first place.

Also, for the record, the girl I mentioned as denigrating "Arabs" in front of her "White" friends was actually posting on Twitter what she previously heard from her "White" friends IRL, but then also added a laughing emoji to illustrate agreement. Moreover, the fact she posted it on Twitter means she actively knew, and perhaps even wanted, her "White" friends to see it. So we cannot say she was merely a passive bystander who just "went along" with what her "White" friends were doing.

So my original description of the incident still applies, hence why I did not think to add this detail in the original post.
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2021, 01:17:26 am »
"So it seems to a product of Paleolithic Gentile blood (Vanavasi?) as opposed to Turanian blood."

This seems to be the case. Earlier, I proposed that among Gentiles, there seems to be an unspoken consensus hierarchy with Giants at the top. Whereas Turanians each seem to believe that own subtype is the best, as we were recently discussing. (Of course, this logically means that "whites" believe they are the best either way.....)