Topic

white privilege

6 petitions

Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to HBO, Time Warner, Casey Bloys

Get Bill Maher off of HBO - it's more than the N-word

UPDATE: This is much simpler than we're making it. Read more here on why. Last night Bill Maher casually dropped the N-word. And it's time for him to go. We have allowed Bill Maher to make sexist, islamaphobic and "borderline" racist comments before. And we often wind up debating things like political correctness while feeding his massive ego. This is no longer about political correctness and a clear line has been crossed. HBO and Time Warner have to be good corporate citizens and get him off the air. Do not forget that this angry, crotchety entitled man is ALWAYS punching down. When he, while conversing with a fellow white man and elected official, apropos of nothing at all, refers to himself as a "House Nigger" and then chuckles, I think we can agree that the buck has to stop here. In this racially tense, deeply divided, powder keg moment in America, the last thing we need is young people of color hearing a supposed ally casually using the word Nigger and normalizing its use for all white people on a massive media platform. Maher's usage was neither funny, nor was it informative or conversation advancing...it was simply inflammatory and indicative of what Bill Mahler truly is: a culture troll craving conversation. So let's give HBO the conversation that Bill so desperately craves. You know, the one where either Bill gets cancelled or our HBO and cable subscriptions do. See for yourself and then support and share this petition. Tweet it to Casey Bloys, head of HBO programming. Post it on Facebook. Email your entire softball team. This guy has got to go.      

Ron J Williams
128 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to White women

Pledge for Action (and self-Education) in Support of All Who Remain Oppressed

In response to Barbara Sostaita's article, I'll Pass on "Unity" and the Womens March, I have created this petition to answer her call. Allyship of white women for women of color, transwomen, sex workers, undocumented women, incarcerated women, poor women, lesbians, bisexual and queer women, women with 'dis'abilities, (and their genderqueer and men counterparts) has involved too much empty talk and not enough action. Please sign below to pledge for her (edited) suggested changes in action:  When Trump or others comes for undocumented people and families, I will literally put my body on the lines for them. When shit hits the fan and our Black, Muslim, undocumented, Native, queer sisters’ lives are in jeopardy, I will be among the first ones there. I understand that my white sisters (and their mothers and their grandmothers) voted in Trump. I recognize that women of color have been struggling their entire lives. Racism is not new and resistance has never been optional. Beyond marching for a day, I commit to the lifelong struggle against hatred and oppression in all its forms. In addition, I pledge to continue to educate myself until I  die, listen and give credit vs. speak for others, take responsibility for my mistakes, celebrate vs. co-opt, engage vs. blame, and invite critique from those who've lived through oppression that I've (and my ancestors) have been greatly privileged to avoid).

Sandra Hall
8 supporters