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  • A little bit about Aunt Jemima for non-Americans:

    The image of Jemima isn’t bad because it depicts a racial stereotype. Or not just that. The image of the Black domestic is a symbol of wealth and power. It’s meant to inspire a sense of nostalgia for the times when children were raised and food was served with black hands.

    The image of the black domestic was as wide-spread, public domain, and as common as images of Uncle Sam or George Washington. It’s a cultural touchstone, and just like the Rebel Flag, that it might make people uncomfortable is half the point.

    Aunt Jemima gets at the heart of race relations in the United States. She’s a caricature of blackness, created by white people, for other white people, that somehow every black American has to confront, even if only to rebel against it. Because once something has become a powerful cultural image of what you are, to most people, and maybe to yourself, you’re defined by the stereotype, even if it’s only in how far you deviate from it.


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    16 days ago

    In 2003 I could have made a living selling subscriptions to 5-GB cloud storage that was tightly integrated into Windows.

    I understand why Windows is trying to capture you into it’s cloud ecosystem. Just saying that between M$, Apple, and Google you can do some robust backups, basically for free. And if you’re worried about privacy, just encrypt.






  • yesman@lemmy.worldtoLemmy Shitpost@lemmy.worldnon vegan pizza time
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    1 month ago

    This is ironic because the argument concedes vegan ideology, it’s just attacks them for not doing more. At this point the carnists are not really arguing, they’re negotiating terms of surrender.

    Most meat consumers already suspect vegans are right. We get aggravated because we’d rather ignore that question. And a vegan threatens to force the issue, even in our own mind. If you’ve ever wondered why vegans inspire automatic hostility, ridicule, and derision it’s because they threaten a carnists identity as a good person just by existing.












  • The reason Dwyer shot himself is that he was facing prison time for a corruption scheme and if he died while still in office, his family got full benefits. Oh, and it turned out he was innocent.

    Edit: sorry, turns out I was spreading disinformation. I read the Wikipedia article and it turns out the evidence against Dwyer was pretty solid. Thanks u/TopRamenBinLaden for setting me straight.