The Ankhesen Mié Lexicon, Volume IV
So let's get right to it, shall we?
Black Cinderella Thinking
Whenever a BW/WM relationship falls apart in the public eye because the WM was racially inappropriate or negligent, there are some black women who automatically - and incorrectly - leap to the defense of BW/WM relationships as a whole, rather than focusing on the issue of racial abuse in interracial relationships. Platitudes often abound about how things will be "different" for them, and that black women who like white men shouldn't give up hope. Meanwhile, white men, for the most part, tend to stay comfortably silent on the issue. Their glaring silence is often conveniently either ignored or missed by the aforementioned black women.
This is a term for most white Americans when discussing issues of race. I derived it from the concept of Borg Drones being linked by a hive mind. Drones all respond to things the same way, often verbatim. Yet each drone (mine, not the Borg's) insists they are an individual with thoughts untainted by their upbringing or their society. Each considers themselves unique, often "special", and immune to social and familial racial conditioning.If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
~ Anatole France
Drones tend to focus on "agreement" where opinions are concerned. When seeing/hearing other opinions similar to theirs, drones are either comfortable or excited and tend to point out how others agree with their thoughts, so naturally, they must be correct. It never occurs to drones that they've simply been conditioned to generate the same thoughts to begin with. In fact, they adamantly resist the notion, insisting they are each unique and special individuals; after all, all their friends and family say so.
Drones can also be referred to as Lemmings or Sheeple; they can engage in "drone-speak" or "droning" (which is different from trolling, but still on the same level).
This one just came to me.
"House Cassie" refers to a black female fan of K-Pop who ignores or excuses racism from non-black fans of K-Pop. In their desperation to belong, House Cassies will act as apologists for such behavior. They will even go so far as to accuse hired black female dancers/video models of inappropriate behavior when these women have done nothing wrong or are simply complying with their contracts.
Courtesy of blogger Abagond: "A Rented Negro is a black person who is paid or otherwise helped by whites for putting a black face on white opinion and power. An Uncle Tom with stock options.
"...The black talking heads you see on American television news are mostly Rented Negroes: unlike most blacks few are to the left. That cannot be an accident. In the blogosphere you can see the black left in all its glory – but on television it is strangely absent.
"...Rented Negroes can be on the left, like Harmon, or on the right, like Alan Keyes. It is not the opinions that make you rented but renting them to white people for their benefit, giving them a black face to hide behind."
The Caddell Derail
"Heritage, not Hate" is the new slogan of the South in its futile, hypocritical attempt to make the Confuckerate flag appear to be a benign cultural symbol. This derail specifically is named for Annie Caddell, who moved into a predominantly and historically black neighborhood - once terrorized by the KKK - and decorated her home with Confuckerate flags, insisting that it was 1) her right, 2) her heritage, and 3) she couldn't be racist because she had black friends.
The "Human Race" Derail
This is an argument drones often use to shut down discussions about racism. When people of color bring up the issue of racial inequality, a drone will say something like, "As far as race is considered, there is only ONE race of people on this planet.... The Human Race. We are all brothers and sisters, we just look different!"
To which bloggers like Brotha Wolf reply, "I find it hard to believe that a race that prides itself in a false sense of supremacy now all of a sudden believes that humans are just one big family."
The Nita "Jade" Hanson Award
This award goes out to any black woman in a consensual relationship with a racist white man. It's named after Nita Hanson, a black woman who called into Dr. Laura as "Jade" and asked for advice on how to deal with her husband's racist family, and the fact that her husband of three years never once defended her. Most recent recipient: Halle Berry.
The crux of Victoria's Law is her description of what she calls the White Chamber: "The White Chamber exists anywhere and everywhere. It appears in break rooms, bathrooms, automobiles, behind closed doors, even in the great outdoors. It is always just out of earshot of unintended listeners. It’s a private space that you, as a white person, are invited to be inside of at any given moment in the day. It is in the White Chamber that you will find out the beliefs your white family members, white close friends, white acquaintances, white coworkers, and even white total strangers think you share with them based purely on your skintone. These beliefs are not socially acceptable to utter in public. But inside the White Chamber, they’re facts. It’s both implicitly and explicitly understood that you feel exactly the same way that other people inside the White Chamber feel. Your skin color is the secret indicator of that."
and introducing Witchsistah's Law
I've been contemplating for a long time what this law would be. Finally, a pattern hit me: Witchsistah's Law pertains to the notion of white obsession/desperate need to see people of color bound by servitude. To whites, serving white people is a person of color's natural state of being. Whether it's a black Guinevere whose character has her beginnings as a servant girl, or the white resistance to the evidence of a wealthy African woman living in Roman Britain, or their eager anticipation for the 2011 film The Help, Witchsistah's Law purports that whites, especially now that there's a black family in the White House, are succumbing to their aversive racism more than ever. They are not comfortable with seeing POC in non-servile positions of wealth, influence, and authority, and certainly not as people desired, protected, and respected by white people (or in some cases, each other).
That's why in the 21st Century, shows like Night Stalker can get canceled after 6 episodes, Merlin can get shoved into the Friday night death slot, while a book like The Help can have over 2.2 million sales the year it comes out, and turn into a multimillion-dollar film the very next year.