“STOP CASUALLY DISMISSING OUR OPINIONS AS “#WHITE THOUGHTS” LIKE IT ACTUALLY MAKES THEM LESS VALID. IT IS EQUALLY AS IGNORANT, RACIST TO IGNORE OPINIONS ABOUT SCIENCE OR ART AS “#BLACK/#MEXICAN/#ASIAN THOUGHTS IN OUR PoC SPACE.” AND SAYING “FUCK OFF, NEGRO/SPIC/JAP/CHINK, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO INVADE OUR [WHITE] SPACE.” Go on, surprise me by actually responding with something well-thought and perhaps persuasive.
Mark, I bet you £5 that this post will be labelled, in some way, as #white thoughts and the message will be lost. But, of course, that wouldn’t be racism.
OOoOoh, the fucking irony. Stop getting periods over your (or more correctly, my) skin tone and focus on yourself as a person instead of a caricature. Read a fucking Ayn Rand book or something. Or do you think that typing in ALL CAPS to some “privileged whiteys” is going to do anything constructive towards racism besides convince us that you’re no fucking better?”
“We wonder if you have thought about the fact that the two athletes criticized for their celebrations in awake of Olympic medals were people of color. Both Manzano and Serena Williams, whose celebrated her Gold medal with a “Crip walk,” have been the source of endless criticism. Is it just a coincidence that these two athletes’ expressions of joy are cause for complaints, or does this tell us something about the ways that race operates in contemporary America? Are athletes of color, those imagined to be foreigners, to be “lucky” to be part of the America fabric, required to do that little extra, to give thanks to the nation irrespective of the history of violence and discrimination. As we read the comments found below your piece, we can’t help but thinking that this has everything to do with who waved the two flags and that points to the danger in a column that inflames bigotry and an already sordid discourse around immigration.”
“Which brings us back to breast cancer. Not only rates, but breast cancer patterns differ between black and white women. When diagnosed, black women are more likely to be under the age of 35 and to die by the age of 50. Some have argued that their tumors spread more quickly because they differ physiologically from white women. Black women tend to lack key hormone receptors, which means that tumors respond poorly to familiar hormone-based treatments.
Physician and cancer researcher Olufunmilayo Olopade noticed these differences and originally assumed that they were due to genetic, race-based differences between white women and women of African origin. Recently, however, she has begun to see things differently, looking to how women of color embody the daily stresses of racism and economic deprivation. The absence of hormone receptors could be a function of environmental factors, but, seeking other explanations, Olopade has teamed up with University of Chicago biopsychologist Martha McClintock to ask a new kind of question. In a study of mice that primarily modeled the growth rate for human breast cancer, they have shown that socially stressed mice express certain genes differently in their mammary tissue. Specifically, the stressed mice demonstrate an uptick in expression for suites of genes involved in lipid metabolism and a biochemical pathway that converts sugars into energy. Both pathways contribute to breast cancer growth. The stressed mice are genetically the same as unstressed controls, but it’s not what genes you have that count so much as which genes your cells express.”
— Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Bodies with Histories. Boston Review. May/June. Web. 8 June 2012. [source