„Das die rassistischen Sprüche nicht von Weißen kommen ist egal, weil sie Weißsein durch ihren Rassimus darstellen“

Wo wir gestern gerade bei Peak Femimism waren gab es gleich einen Artikel, der dazu passt:

Two 17-year-old boys accused of harassing four African-American middle schoolgirls — using racial slurs and urinating on one of the victims — are facing charges including bias intimidation and lewdness.

The incident, which took place during an Oct. 18 high school football game in the New Jersey suburb of Lawrence Township and was partly captured on a video that circulated on social media, involves a cast of characters that has given some observers pause: Police say the boys are of Indian descent.

While it’s tempting to see the reported ethnicity of the boys suspected in the assault as complicating the story and raising questions about whether the assault should be thought of as racist, I look at it through a different lens. Instead of asking what the boys’ reported racial identity tells us about the nature of the attack, we should see the boys as enacting American whiteness through anti-black assault in a very traditional way. In doing so, the assailants are demonstrating how race is a social construct that people make through their actions.They show race in the making, and show how race is something we perform, not just something we are in our blood or in the color of our skin.

Also da haben indianisch-amerikanische Jungs schwarze Mädchen mit rassistischen Sprüchen bedacht.

Und er führt aus, dass sie damit amerikanisches Weißsein durch anti-schwarze Angriffe darstellen.

Den gedanklichen Spagat finde ich erstaunlich: Da handeln Nichtweiße. Aber irgendwie ist es die Schuld der Weißen. Einfach weil man anführt, dass sie eben Rassismus in die Welt setzen und der Rassismus anderer, der ja nach „Privilege und Power“ kein Rassismus sein kann, damit quasi doch wieder weißer Rassismus ist, der nur durch „Stellvertreter“ ausgeübt wird.


At first blush, this reported assault sounds nauseatingly familiar, like the run-of-the-mill American racial harassment that has always been common but has become increasingly revealed thanks to videos shared on social media. The boys’ actions resemble those of people who feel empowered to act out their resentment against nonwhite people who are deemed out of place, confronting them with hostility or slurs or calling the police. The people patrolling what they see as their spaces are often — but not always —white. The Yale sociologist Elijah Anderson calls areas that are policed in this way, “the white space,” even though the spaces in question are officially public. The experiences of black people accused of these purported infractions have acquired a panoply of names that capture the absurdity of facing such hostility while innocently carrying out everyday activities: driving while black, barbecuing while black, walking while black, sitting at home while black. The encounters often end with violent — too often, fatal — outcomes.

Einfach die allgemeinen Plätze als Weiß definieren, dann die Handelnden auch wenn sie nicht weiß sind zu Stellvertretern von Weißen machen.

In the New Jersey incident, the heritage or skin color of the boys suspected of the assault doesn’t matter. What matters is that they were participating in this pattern and thus enacting whiteness in a very traditional way.

Brilliant eigentlich. Der Text geht entsprechend weiter. Er ist sicherlich kein offizieller Lehrbuchtext des Feminimus, sondern erst einmal nur die Meinung des Autors. Dennoch eine beachtliche Umdeutung.