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Glossary


ableism
  1. a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities -wikipedia
acculturate
  1. assimilate to a different culture, typically the dominant one -Oxford
acculturation
  1. a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact -M-W
  2. cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture -M-W
  3. the process by which a human being acquires the culture of a particular society from infancy -M-W
ageism
  1. stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups because of their age -wikipedia
ahistorical
  1. not showing any knowledge of history or of what has happened before -Oxford
American Empire
  1. The long project of expanding and strengthening the reach of U.S. political, cultural, and economic domination and control in the world. Historically and today, white supremacy has been at the center of the American imperial project. From slavery and genocide to the ongoing exploitation of peoples of color both within the United States and throughout the Global South, U.S. elites have used race as a lever to advance their interests at the expense of democracy and human rights. -Soya Jung, ChangeLab
Amerindian
  1. A person indigenous to the Americas
  2. Useful note: Use in place of American Indian to avoid confusion with the word 'Indian American' 
  3. Useful note: Use in place of Native American to avoid confusion with a person born in the Americas, who can be of any heritage. 
angst
  1. a feeling of anxiety and worry about a situation, or about your life -Oxford 
animus
  1. a strong feeling of opposition, anger, or hatred -ODO 
anthropology
  1. The academic study of humanity
  2. anthropology has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), "man", understood to mean humankind or humanity, and -logia (-λογία), "discourse" or "study."
anti-Semitism
  1. suspicion of, hatred toward,or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage -wikipedia 
Asian American
  1. A term that was embraced by activists in the 1960s as an alternative to the term “Oriental.” The Orient is a concept born of Western imperialism, and Orientalism is a worldview that justifies the subjugation and exploitation of non-Western people, their land, and their resources. Orientalism views the Orient as inferior, exotic, and threatening. Activists chose the term Asian American as a rejection of colonization, war, and racism. Historian Yuji Ichioka is widely credited with popularizing the term. As a demographic category, the Asian American population has grown and diversified over the last 50 years as a result of 1965 immigration laws that ended restrictions on Asian immigration to the United States. The 2010 Census listed the following largest Asian American ethnic groups: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, Thai, Lao, Taiwanese, Bangladeshi, and Burmese. API is an acronym that stands for Asian and Pacific Islander. People use this term to explicitly acknowledge that Pacific Islanders are different from Asians, but also to be inclusive of Pacific Islanders in a broader political coalition. NHPI is an acronym for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, which emerged to signify the unique political conditions of Native Hawaiians. AMEMSA stands for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian, and emerged post-9/11 to distinguish these communities for their extraordinary experiences of oppression through alleged anti-terrorism measures. Some organizations identify their constituencies using some combination of these acronyms, such as NHPI/AMEMSA/AA. -Soya Jung, ChangeLab
assimilate vs integrate
  1. Assimilation was done to Native Americans at the end of the U.S. Amerindian wars.
    Learn more: Indian Policy - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
  2. Integration happened to African Americans after the end of U.S. enslavement, but more so after the 1964 civil rights act that ended segregation. Racism did not end.  
apartheid (segregation)
  1. a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party governments, the ruling party from 1948 to 1994, under which the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants were curtailed -Wikipedia
  2. also see 'Jim Crow'
appropriation
  1. Using the clothing, or slang of another culture in a disrespectfully way
  2. Adopting the culture of another in a respectful way - wikipedia 
bias
  1. a strong feeling in favor of or against one group of people, or one side in an argument, often not based on fair judgement -ODO
bigotry
  1. the state of feeling, or the act of expressing strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinions -ODO
blaming the victim
  1. When the disenfranchised are blamed for their own poverty
  2. When a rape victim is blamed for how they were dressed or where they were located
Boriqua
  1. Taíno word for people from the Caribbean, especially people from what is now known as Puerto Rico. -Wikipedia 
brown paper bag test
  1. Traditionally used by African Americans throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century with reference to a ritual once practiced by certain African-American sororities and fraternities who would not let anyone into the group whose skin tone was darker than a paper bag. -Wikipedia 
capitalism
  1. an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state -ODO
  2. profits before people
categories
  1. categories themselves have no independent existence. They are merely a place holder – a social construct, whose application is a reduction of individual people to an imaginary lowest common denominator. -comment by user "Appalled" on ChangeLab
chauvinism
  1. aggressive or fanatical patriotism-The Free Dictionary
  2. Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group or kind-The Free Dictionary
Chicano, Chicana, Chican@
  1. Mexican-American -The Unapologetic Mexican
cis / cisgender / cissexual  
  1. those whose sex and gender match -Abagond 
  2. those who are not transgender or transsexual -eminism.org

colonialism
  1. the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically -ODO
colorblindness
  1. condition associated with a belief in equality, while an appreciation for equity is nonexistent -The Magic Mulatto
colorism (subset of racism)
  1. discrimination by which those with lighter skin are treated more favorably than those with darker skin. In the African-American community, this traditionally played out via the paper bag test. Those lighter than the standard paper lunch bag were allowed entry into fraternities, sororities and other realms of black upper class life, while dark-skinned blacks were excluded. The Spike Lee film “School Daze” is an exploration of colorism. -About.com
covert racism
  1. much less public and obvious form of racism or overt racism-Wikipedia
cracka
  1. person who cracks the whip 
  2. person who is the color of a saltine cracker
  3. refers to the sound of the whip of white bosses -CHANGELAB
crimogenic
  1. Producing or tending to produce crime or criminality -TFD
    i.e.: a culture that creates criminal, such as the U.S. 
crony capitalism
  1. a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of dirigisme. Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals. -Wikipedia
cultural 
  1. relating to the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a society -Oxford
cultural genocide
  1. When a culture dies out from assimilation into a dominant (oppressive) culture
cultural equity
  1. Describes the goal of a movement by artist and organizers, to ensure a fair share of resources for institutions focusing on non-European cultures. The goal of cultural-equity organizing is to redress and correct historic imbalances in favour of European-derived culture. -community cultural development, glossary
cultural relativism
  1. The principle that an individual human's beliefs and activities are understood in terms of his or her own culture -wikipedia
cultural pluralism
  1. (Mostly) peaceful coexistence of multiple subcultures within a society @profragsdale
daily anti-racism hygiene 


  1. The recommended treatment for most people so that they don't become racist, and also for those who are racist so they can become less racist. 
discrimination
  1. the practice of treating someone or a particular group in society less fairly than others -OAD 
double standard

  1. a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them -m-w
  2. Also see hypocrisy  
dysphemism
  1. the substitution of a disagreeable, offensive, or disparaging expression for an agreeable or inoffensive one -M-W
emic
  1. emic: involving analysis of cultural phenomena from the perspective of one who participates in the culture being studied --M-W
emigrant
  1. a person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in another -Oxford
  2. also immigrant
ethnic heritage 
  1. What a person is ethnically based on their ancestors 
  2. Better than saying 'racial heritage'. Many do not believe in the concept of biological race. 
ethnic racism 
  1. Making hierarchies of ethnic groups
ethnocentrism
  1. Judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one's own culture -wikipedia
  2. Also see The White Lens
ethnocide
  1. the deliberate and systematic destruction of the culture of an ethnic group -Oxford
etic
  1. etic: involving analysis of cultural phenomena from the perspective of one who does not participate in the culture being studied --M-W
exploitation colonization
  1. the expropriation of fragments of Indigenous worlds, animals, plants, and human beings, extracting them in order to transport them to -- build wealth of the privileged, to feed the appetites of the colonizers, who get marked as the first world. -Dr. Michael Yellow Bird 
Doctrine of white supremacy
  1. See 'white supremacy' below
fascism
  1. a political and economic system that utilizes authoritarianism and brutal repression in order to promote and protect the concentration of corporate wealth in the hands of a small class of people.  Important components include the complementary use of both paramilitary shock troops along with military and police to keep popular forces and movements at bay and to repress any threat or challenge to the power of the few and the subservience of the many.  Patriotism is extolled as a virtue above all others, superseding  any competing values, morals or considerations.  The repression of targeted class, ethnic, religious, political or sexual-gender communities is employed to ensure a false sense of “purity” that aimed at intimidating and crushing anything that deviates from a narrowly defined norm and that could be a source of possible resistance to the status quo.  The power of the state is ubiquitous and final and is always wielded to reinforce privilege and control for the corporate and political elite.  Fascism is directed toward the complete subjugation of workers as pawns and servants of the wealthy. -Alliance for Global Justice
gender dysphoria
  1. the feeling that you are in the wrong body -Abagond

genocide
  1. the murder of a whole race or group of people -OAD
guilt
  1. "I did something bad" | creates cognitive dissonance -Dr Brené Brown
hate crime
  1. "a criminal offense against a person, property or society that is motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin"- FBI Crime in the United States 2004 Report
hegemony
  1. the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group -Webster
heteropatriarchy
  1. The dominance of heterosexual males in society. -Wiktionary
high yellow
  1. Derogatory term for light skinned African-Americans who are lighter than 'redbone'.
Hispanic
  1. A sense of community through a connection to Spain. - G. Cristina Mora
  2. A word invented by Richard Nixon. It attempts to convince those who use and hear it that all Latin@s are necessarily related to Spain, as the word references the country of Spain. I do not use this word. This word exists to eradicate the reality that Mexicans are Indians. "Hispanic" refutes Brownness. "Hispanic" references the fair, White Spanish conquerers. While it is true that Mexicans can have both the blood of the conqueror (Spanish) as well as the conquered (Indian), there is no reason to focus on the conqueror, and exclude the original inhabitants of Mexico...unless it is to continue the conquest linguistically. -The Unapologetic Mexican
homophobia
  1. a range of negative attitudes or feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) -Wikipedia
honky
  1. from when white men drove into red light districts of black neighborhoods to solicit prostitutes by honking their horns -CHANGELAB
human rights
  1. fundamental human rights listed in the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" to be universally protected  -office of the high commissioner on human rights
hypocrisy

  1. the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do : behavior that does not agree with what someone claims to believe or feel -m-w
  2. Also see double standard
identification assimilation
  1. Assimilate to the ways of the dominant culture.
  2. USA: You see Euro-American culture as dominant and take on Euro-American ways to blend in.
  3. Colonized Peoples: You see Euro-culture as better (colonized mentality) and take on Euro ways to blend into the dominant culture. - Abagond
immigrant
  1. a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country -Oxford
  2. also emigrant
imperialism
  1. a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force -ODO
indigeneship
  1. The status of being an indigene; native status.
    -YourDictionary
  2. Relate to citizenship 
indigenous
  1. people who live where their people began. Mexicans are indigenous to the American continent, for example. Iraqis are indigenous to Iraq. Irish people would be indigenous were they standing in Ireland. And so on. You will see the word a lot on blogs like this, ones that discuss the colonization and conquering of peoples in their own land for the purposes of exploiting or stealing their resources. -The Unapologetic Mexican
India America
  1. Used instead of 'Indian American' to prevent confusion with 'American Indian
  2. As in: Miss India America
Indo American
  1. Indian American
  2. Useful note: Search on 'Indo American' for results just on "Indian American' so you don't get results on 'American Indian'.
insular
  1. ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience -Oxford
integrate vs assimilate
  1. Integration happened to African Americans after the end of U.S. enslavement, but more so after the 1964 civil rights act that ended segregation. Racism did not end. 
  2. Assimilation was done to Native Americans after the end of the U.S. / Native American wars.
    Learn more: Indian Policy - LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
 intersectionality
  1. theory that suggests - and seeks to examine how gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and other axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic social inequality. -Wikipedia
  2. antonym: sectarianism
Jim Crow (segregation)
  1. U.S. racial segregation laws enacted in Southern states of the former Confederacy after enslavement was outlawed, which mandated de jure (by law) racial segregation in all public facilities. Jim Crow segregation continued in force until 1965. 
  2. Also see apartheid (segregation)
jingoism
  1. the feelings and beliefs of people who think that their country is always right and who are in favor of aggressive acts against other countries
  2. extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
    -M-W
Kyriarchy
  1. a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission. Kyriarchy encompasses sexism, racism, homophobia, economic injustice, and other forms of dominating hierarchies in which the subordination of one person or group to another is internalized and institutionalized. -Wikipedia
  2. Also see intersectionalism
Latinidad
  1. The study of other nationality groups whose countries of origin are the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.[1] Cultural anthropologist Arlene Davila describes this notion of Latinidad as the “out-of-many, one-people' process through which 'Latinos' or 'Hispanics' are conceived and represented as sharing one common identity”.[2] Yet Latinidad is not only the process of a shared common identity but also invokes pan-Latino/a solidarity. Latinidad is contingent and a cultural event based on place-specific social relations. -Wikipedia
Latino
  1. A sense of community through a history of colonization from Spain. -G. Cristina Mora
LGBTQIA
  1. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed Person, Asexual -LGBTQIA Terminology, UC San Diego
marginalize
  1. treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral -ODO
microaggressions
  1. Term coined by Chester Pierce which states that specific interactions between those of different races, cultures, and genders can be interpreted as mostly non=physical aggression -Wikipedia
  2. demeaning implications and other subtle insults against minorities -Wikipedia
microassaults
  1. explicit racial derogation characterized primarily by verbal or non-verbal attack meant to hurt the intended victim through name-calling, avoidant behavior, or purposeful discriminatory actions -Wikipedia
microinequity
  1. the ways in which individuals are "either singled out, or overlooked, ignored, or otherwise discounted" based on an unchangeable characteristic such as race or gender -Wikipedia
microinsults
  1. communications that convey rudeness and insensitivity and demean a person's racial heritage or identity -Wikipedia
microinvalidations
  1. communications that exclude, negate, or nullify the psychological thoughts, feelings, or experiential reality of another person -Wikipedia
migrant
  1. a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions -ODO
misandry
  1. hatred or dislike of men or boys -Wikipedia
monoculturalism
  1. a form of racism that substitutes culture hierarchy in place of racial hierarchy 
  2. a form of racism that values one's own culture above others
  3. the practice of actively preserving a national culture via the exclusion of external influences. Usually a monocultural society exists due to racial homogeneity, nationalistic tendencies, geographic isolation, or political isolation (sometimes but not always under a totalitarian regime). -Wikipedia
monoracism
  1. oppression of Multiraciality -Eric Hamako
moribond 
  1. dying civilization -ODO
multiculturalism
  1. Living in a community of various cultures while assimilating into the dominant culture
nationalism
  1. Racism based on nation or nationality. 
  2. a feeling that your country is better than any other -OAD
  3. "power-hunger tempered by self-deception" -George Orwell  -Wikipedia
  4. actions that the members of a nation take when seeking to achieve (or sustain) self-determination -Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
nativism
  1. chiefly US the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants. -ODO
  2. a policy of favoring native inhabitants as opposed to immigrants - M-W
  3. the revival or perpetuation of an indigenous culture especially in opposition to acculturation -M-W
  4. return to or emphasis on indigenous customs, in opposition to outside influences. -ODO
neo-liberalism
  1. a modified form of liberalism tending to favour free-market capitalism -ODO
  2. an idea that argues that the best way to advance human wellbeing is through strong private property rights, free markets, and free trade. Neoliberalism argues that the role of the state is to create these conditions by setting up military, police, and legal structures that guarantee, by force if necessary, the free functioning of markets. Neoliberalism views labor protections, environmental regulations, welfare programs, and protective trade tariffs as barriers to human progress. Its goal is to deregulate and privatize public resources such as land, water, education, and healthcare in order to create new markets where they didn’t exist before. Since the 1980s, neoliberalism has become the dominant way of understanding, living in, and thinking about the world. Because of the legacy of racism, communities of color have borne the brunt of neoliberalism’s damage. -Soya Jung, ChangeLab
Nican Tlaca
  1. (US politics) The Indigenous People of Canada, U.S., Mexico, Central and South America, including Full-Bloods and Mixed-Bloods regarded as one people or one nation. -wiktionary
oligarchical democracy
  1. a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution -ODO
oppression
  1. keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority -TFD
  2. Self esteem and oppression are inextricably linked. - Dr. Ness on Mixed Race Radio
oppressor
  1. one who keeps down by severe and unjust use of force or authority -TFD
Orientalism/War 
    1. A third pillar of [the doctrine of] white supremacy is the logic of Orientalism. Orientalism was defined by Edward Said as the process of the West defining itself as a superior civilization by constructing itself in opposition to an "exotic" but inferior "Orient." (Here I am using the term "Orientalism" more broadly than to solely signify what has been historically named as the Orient or Asia.) The logic of Orientalism marks certain peoples or nations as inferior and as posing a constant threat to the well-being of empire. These peoples are still seen as "civilizations" - they are not property or "disappeared" - however, they will always be imaged as permanent foreign threats to empire. This logic is evident in the anti-immigration movements within the United States that target immigrants of color. It does not matter how long immigrants of color reside in the United States, they generally become targeted as foreign threats, particularly during war time. Consequently, orientalism serves as the anchor for war, because it allows the United States to justify being in a constant state of war to protect itself from its enemies. - Andrea Smith
    out Asianing the Asians
    This phrase relies on the assumption that Asian aptitude and culture is the standard to reach and surpass 
    1. When a person of non-Asian heritage outperforms a person of Asian heritage
    2. When a person of non-Asian heritage wins when competing against a person of Asian heritage; such as Gabby Douglas
    out Blacking the Blacks
    This phrase relies on the assumption that Black aptitude and culture is the standard to reach and surpass 
    1. When a person of non-African heritage outperforms a person of African heritage
    2. When a person of non-African heritage wins when competing against a person of African heritage
    out Latinoing the Latinos
    This phrase relies on the assumption that Latin aptitude and culture is the standard to reach and surpass 
    1. When a person of non-Latin heritage outperforms a person of Latin heritage
    2. When a person of non-Latin heritage wins when competing against a person of Latin heritage
    out Mixing the Mixed
    This phrase relies on the assumption that Mixed aptitude and culture is the standard to reach and surpass 
    1. When a person of non-Mixed heritage outperforms a person of Mixed heritage
    2. When a person of non-Mixed heritage wins when competing against a person of Mixed heritage
    out Whiting the Whites
    This phrase relies on the assumption that European aptitude and culture is the standard to reach and surpass 
    1. When a person of non-European heritage outperforms a person of European heritage
    2. When a person of non-European heritage wins when competing against a person of European heritage; such as Gabby Douglas
    3. When a person of non-European heritage has a better command of a European language than a person of European heritage; such as Dr. Cornel West, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    4. When a person of non-European heritage knows more European languages than a person of European heritage. i.e. One who is bilingual Spanish / English knows twice as many European languages as a mono-lingual person of European heritage. 
    5. When a person of non-European heritage scores higher on a test than a person of European heritage.
      patriotism
      1. love of your country and willingness to defend it -OAD
      personal agency
      1. awareness and freedom of initiating, executing, and controlling your own actions through your own volition. 
      2. i.e. Knowing that while on trial you have the right to say: 'I do not plead to courts of contract.', which means that you do not plead guilty, you do not plead innocent, you do not plead 'no contest'. For example, say you are Native American (or just want to use your personal agency) - you can tell U.S. courts that you do not plead to the colonist government system - period. 
      people of color
      1. This term relies on the assumption that European natives have no color (that pink, beige, tan and olive are not colors)
      2. A more respectfully way to identify most non-Europeans and replaces the older term 'colored people'
      3. "I'm growing averse to the term "People of Color" b/c it mutes the distinctiveness of diff forms of racialization, class, identity..." @imaniperry
      4. Some Amerindians do not include themselves within the term 'people of color' --
          source: Elizabeth Cook Lynn via Debbie Reese
      pilgrim
      1. one who journeys in foreign lands -Webster
      2. a migrant
      prejudice
      1. preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality, or other personal characteristics -Wikipedia
      2. an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts -The Free Dictionary
      3. (aware/blatant) "outright racists that without apology or confusion, tell people of color that because of their color, they don't appeal to the them." Gloria Yamato Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
      4. (aware/covert) "When racists are being racists, but are not saying it." Gloria Yamato Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
      5. (unaware/unintentional) "With the best of intentions, the best of intentions, and the greatest generosity of heart, whites operating on the misinformation fed to them from day one, will behave in ways that are racist... Gloria Yamato Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
      6. (unaware/righteous) "The 'good white' racist attempts to shame Blacks into being Blacker, scorns Japanese Americans who don't speak Japanese, and knows more about the Chicano/a community than the folks who make up the community." Gloria Yamato Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
      race
      1. A political idea that classifies humanity into false categories in order to justify white supremacy. Race was used to resolve the fundamental contradiction between founding American ideas like freedom and equality on the one hand, and the use of slavery, genocide, and the exploitation of non-European people to build the U.S. economy and political structure on the other. Racial categories and their assigned traits shift over time and geography. They are defined not by science, but by laws, culture, ideas, and practices. -Soya Jung, ChangeLab
      racism
      1. the unfair treatment of people who belong to a different race; violent behavior towards them -OAD
      2. the belief that some races of people are better than others -OAD
      3. belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's race is superior and has the right to rule others -Dictionary.com
      4. a policy, system of government, etc.based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination -Dictionary.com




        racist
        1. a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another -ODO
        redbone
        1. Derogatory term for light skinned African-Americans who are darker than 'high yellow'.
          Redbone and 'high yellow' both pass the 'Brown Paper Bag Test'
        restorative justice
        1. Restorative justice is a program increasingly offered in schools seeking an alternative to punitive “zero tolerance” policies like suspension and expulsion. -NY Times
        sectarianism 
        1. bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion, class, regional or factions of a political movement. -Wikipedia
        2. antonym: intersectionality
        sectionalism 
        1. a tendency to be more concerned with the interests of your particular group or region than with the problems and interests of the larger group, country, etc. -M-W
        self-righteous
        1. feeling or behaving as if what you say or do is always morally right, and other people are wrong  -OAD
        settler
        1. Person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. Settlers are generally people who take up residence on land. -Wikipedia
        settler colonialism
        1. A colonial formation whereby foreign family units move into a region and reproduce -Wikipedia
        2. The settlers are generally viewed by the colonizing authority as racially superior to the previous inhabitants, giving their social movements and political demands greater legitimacy than those of colonized peoples in the eyes of the home government.
          -Dr. Michael Yellow Bird
        3. Settlers are not immigrants. Immigrants are beholden to the Indigenous laws and epistemologies of the lands they migrate to. Settlers become the law, supplanting Indigenous laws and epistemologies." -Tuck & Yang 2012
        4. one of the three pillars of White supremacy in the US, the other two being anti-Black racism and Orientalism. -Abagond
        settlerism
        1. Settlerism was a racial imperialist philosophy that gained prominence in the United States, Great Britain and Japan in the 1930s -Wikia
        sexism
        1. prejudice or discrimination based on sex or gender; or conditions and attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex -Wikipedia
        shadism
        1. colorism -Ms. Meltingpot
         shame
        1. "I am bad" | makes us think that we can't change -Dr Brené Brown
        sinophobia
          1. fear of or dislike of China, its people, or Chinese culture -Wikipedia
          suburban
          1. an outlying part of a city or town -Webster
          2. also code word for non-black
          3. for more check the books "Sundown Towns" and
            "American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
          socialism
          1. political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole -ODO
          sociology
          1. The study of society 
          2. A social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity. For many sociologists the goal is to conduct research which may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure. -wikipedia
          sociopath
          1. person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour. -ODO
          systemic oppression
          1. imperialist white supremacist racist patriarchal capitalism -Red Sociology
          transphobia 
          1. the fear and hatred in others that trans people regularly face -Abagond

          tribalism
          1. behavior, attitudes, etc. that are based on being loyal to a tribe or other social group -OAD
          2. infers the possession of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates one member of a group from the members of another group -Wikiepdia
          urban
          1. of the city
          2. also code word meaning Black 
          vato, vata, vat@
          1. essentially means dude - The Unapologetic Mexican
          vulture capitalism
          1. capitalism that takes advantage of people in order to increase profit 
          vulture capitalist
          1. slang word for a venture capitalist who deprives an inventor of control over their own innovations and most of the money they should have made from the invention. -Investopedia
          2. venture capitalist who invests in floundering firms in the hopes that they will turn around. -Investopedia
          white fragility
          1. a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include outward display of emotions such as anger, fear and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence and leaving the stress-inducing situation. -Robin DiAngelo, professor of multicutural education at Westfield State University and author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy HT Sam Adler-Bell in Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race
          white gaze
          1. looking at the world through a white person’s eyes -Abagond
          white privilege
          1. White privilege refers to any advantage, opportunity, benefit, head start, or general protection from negative societal mistreatment, which persons deemed white will typically enjoy, but which others will generally not enjoy. -Tim Wise
          2. Being given the benefit of the doubt in the majority of situations
          3. Not being stopped-and-frisked for just walking down the street
          4. Not being shot dead (while innocent) by the police, or neighborhood watch
          5. Also see Things You Need to Understand #4 -The Angry Black Woman
          6. Also see Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
          white supremacy (short for 'Doctrine of white supremacy')
          1. Term used in place of 'racism' in order to have white people at the center of the discussion. -Bell Hooks
          2. Ideology that supports racism
          3. According to Imara Jones, white supremacy is a low-level assumption about characteristics that white people allegedly have which transforms inequality between them and everyone else into something natural. It often masks itself as fairness and goes unquestioned as a result. -ColorLines
          4. According to Native scholar Andrea Smith, white supremacy relies on various interconnected forms of racial logic that justify systems of capitalism, colonization, and war. The logic of slavery, the idea that Black people are inherently slaveable, supports the system of capitalism by treating Black bodies as property. The logic of genocide supports the system of colonization, mandating the disappearance of indigenous peoples in order to make way for non-indigenous settlerism. The logic of Orientalism supports the system of war by viewing certain people and nations as permanent threats to the project of Western empire. Peoples of color are both oppressed by white supremacy, and are participants in it. -Soya Jung, ChangeLab
          White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy
          1. Interlocking systems of domination that define our reality. Refers to institutional structure. -Bell Hooks (4:26 - 8:41)
          Yellow Peril
          1. refers to perceptions regarding the skin color of East Asians, the fear that the mass immigration of Asians threatened white wages and standards of living, and the fear that they would eventually take over and destroy western civilization, replacing it with their ways of life and values. -Wikipedia
          xenophobia
          1. a strong feeling or dislike or fear of people from other countries -OAD
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