Fashion Tip from Moi: "Deny This" & "Get Hit"

Inspired by recent discussions on white people who are to afraid to intervene when people of color are experiencing racism, I've created a few paltry souvenirs to help remind people to always intervene.  Some of the apparel says, "Deny This."  Others say, "Get Hit."

It doesn't matter if you get hit...if you do, your case against the perpetrator becomes all that much stronger.  But risk or no risk, it has to be done.
Exactly...Either hit him/her back or press charges. People forget how easy it is to recover from a bruise or laceration. But 9.5 times out of 10 - you won't have to....  It usually ends up in yelling matches and someone walks away. I just hate that weak excuse to not have to assert oneself. It's particularly pathetic when you're sitting there and witnessing wrongdoing and choose to do nothing. I can't imagine the internal dialogue they have both in the moment and later on that night at bedtime.

~ Victoria
Not risking being hit means you're denying wrongdoing.  You're allowing dehumanization to go on.  You are, essentially, supporting the "-ism".  You then become the person who needs to be hit.

Hence the words of the ultimate Ankhesenological truth: "Deny This...and Get Hit."

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  1. In our little discussion you touched on something I hadn't realized is probably the problem... the subjectivity in determining what is "wrongdoing." This split-second processing of that comes from a variety of factors, most of it being upbringing, the rest being a culmination of life thereafter and what people do with it. I'll probably make a post about my ideas about what constitutes wrongdoing so I don't end up telling my life story here.

    I cite this video often, but I think it captures white nature so perfectly.

    - The language used - "It had nothing to do with me." "I don't know her." "Would you have defended me?"

    - Who walks by or sits idly over and over and over? WP

    - Who talks shit openly about blacks? a white guy who later admits to actually feeling bad for her but did nothing in the moment.

    - Who seems to be in a state of shock and denial about the existence of racism against blacks? A white woman, so shattered by the idea that racism exists that it makes her cry. She also hopes the clerk will stop talking to her about it so she can go back to Fantasy World where racism lies like dust under a rug.

    - Who comes to her aid? ONE man, black. And he IMMEDIATELY jumps in asking questions. TWO women, white and not American. Other WP decide to walk out of the store in protest ONLY when the 2 WW have deemed the situation offensive - not when the BW is being frisked and is in tears.

    Even in a controlled environment where WP KNOW they will not be hit - they mostly do nothing. Not worth their own salt.

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  2. In our little discussion you touched on something I hadn't realized is probably the problem... the subjectivity in determining what is "wrongdoing."

    Oh, honey...it just clicked for me too. There word "offensive" and the white tendency to cling to it - along with "opinion" - that bothered the hell out of me.

    I'll probably make a post about my ideas about what constitutes wrongdoing so I don't end up telling my life story here.

    Please do. It's already got a spot waiting for it on my Facebook.

    And thanks for the vid!!!!

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