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Grab-bag on covert, subtle and overt racism today.

https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/my-co-worker-said-that-white-people-are-intentionally-coughing-on-us.1009231/

My co-worker said that White people are intentionally coughing on us


Mar 23, 2016
#1
White people intentionally coughing on black people: paranoia or fact?

According to my co-worker, white people have plenty of inside jokes and one of them is to start coughing when black people walk by..I was confused and just said ok....and continued my work...
but I was just at the airport yesterday trying to fly home and as I was walking to my gate, there was a white couple towards me, as I got close to walk by them, the man immediately started coughing..


Today at work, i was walking to the elevator and there was this white lady walking by, she and as soon as I got close, she started coughing.

soooooo I'm not sure if, because my co-worker told me about this coughing thing, i'm seeing things that aren't really there or if he's correct, they are purposely coughing near/on us

Has anyone experienced this? will you pay attention for the rest of the week and see if anyone starts coughing when you get close ?



Mar 23, 2016
#18

This is real!
I was debating to make this thread myself, since that thread was made about non-blacks refusing to move over when walking down a narrow pathway.

I noticed the coughing thing more around the time Pres. O started. I've experienced it, my family has too, so it's a thing.

And they have the nerve to do it so close to you, so you know it's intentional. I tend to do it right back if I'm feeling petty, also if they don't cover their mouth, I'll tell them about themselves (that goes for anybody though). I can't stand that ish!


Nov 27, 2016
#21
I can't believe there are black people that do not know that whites have been coughing, clearing their throats, and sniffing when in the presence of blacks. How do you NOT know this? I don't waste my energy returning the gesture because I'm not on their level and they don't intimidate me. Wake up! If you're missing these signals and signs you are not aware of your surroundings. So, it took drumpf victory for you to realize that you are surrounded by people that have a problem with non white? BTW they pass this behavior to their kids, too.

Nov 28, 2016
#24
I noticed the throat-clearing, and it's always from a white person. I was at an Asian grocery store once, and there were maybe 3 of us who weren't Asian. Sure enough, when I walked past the only white person there, he had to clear his throat at me. Sounds like this is their 21st century way of saying, "N--ger."

Nov 28, 2016
#26
Is the coughing some signal to make you feel uncomfortable in your blackness? Like they start coughing as a way to distract from your presence and marginalized your existence? Just throwing ideas

I happen to think they do this immature behavior because they feel we're not important and don't respect our humanity. Just imagine if a coworker always did this to you, how would you even report something like that? You may feel embarrassed

Nov 28, 2016
#27
Oh this is definitely a thing. I've noticed it back in college and it carried on when I entered the workforce. For awhile I thought it was just in my head, but it happened too frequently to be a coincidence.

Whether in the mall, at work going up the stairs, in the hallway. You name it, it happens there. I'm sure there's some yt handbook somewhere on the web that instructs Republicans to do this. I haven't found it yet but I will.

It used to bother me immensely, but now I fight back by coughing right back on them. Say I'm passing a yt male as I go up the stairs and he's coming down. When he gets to within 1 step of me, he'll cough. And guess what? I cough right back within a millisecond. Bitches.

And if I catch a yt male walking closely behind me, stomping heavy and acting even a little impatient, guess what? I cough into the air so he has to walk through it. They usually ease up off my heel after that.

Nov 29, 2016
#31
People are going to laugh at this thread but this is a real thing. I noticed months ago that white men have a habit of coughing (not a real cough but like a clearing the throat) whenever they walk near me or vice-versa. I don't know about a "secret code" but, I think they do it as a demonstration of their discomfort with black people. It's obnoxious.

Dec 3, 2016
#32
Is this equivilant to white people that feel the need to lock their shitty car doors or clutch their purses when a black person walks by?

Dec 3, 2016
#33
They clear their throats whenever walking past a black person. I think thats their way of trying to show some superiority

Jan 14, 2017
#65
OP you are right.

They do cough when black people walk by and some of them will sniff.

When I noticed this, I just decided to put my hand over my nose like they smell.

Feb 13, 2019
#81
I noticed loud yawns.

Feb 13, 2019
#80
I am beginning to think it means n word.


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Except from:

https://www.thoughtco.com/examples-of-subtle-racism-2834960

Subtle Racism and the Problems It Poses
by
Nadra Kareem Nittle
Updated January 11, 2019

...

How to Cope With Subtle Racism

If you have proof or a strong hunch that you're being treated differently, ignored or ridiculed based on race, make it an issue. According to Alvarez' study, which appears in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, men who reported incidents of subtle racism or confronted those responsible, lowered amounts of personal distress while boosting self-esteem. On the other hand, the study found that women who disregarded incidents of subtle racism developed increased levels of stress. In short, speak out about racism in all its forms for your mental health.

The Cost of Disregarding Everyday Racism
When we think of racism only in extremes, we allow subtle racism to continue wreaking havoc in people's lives. In an essay called "Everyday Racism, White Liberals and the Limits of Tolerance," anti-racist activist Tim Wise explains:

"Since hardly anyone will admit to racial prejudice of any type, focusing on bigotry, hatred, and acts of intolerance only solidifies the belief that racism is something 'out there,' a problem for others, 'but not me,' or anyone I know."

Wise argues that because everyday racism is much more prevalent than extreme racism, the former reaches more people's lives and does more lasting damage. That's why it's important to make an issue out of racial microaggressions.

More than racial extremists, "I'm more concerned about the 44 percent (of Americans) who still believe it's all right for white homeowners to discriminate against black renters or buyers, or the fact that less than half of all whites think the government should have any laws to ensure equal opportunity in employment, than I am about guys running around in the woods with guns, or lighting birthday cakes to Hitler every April 20th," Wise says.

While racial extremists are no doubt dangerous, they are largely isolated from most of society. Why not focus on tackling the pernicious forms of racism that affect Americans regularly? If awareness about subtle racism is raised, more people will recognize how they contribute to the problem and work to change.

The result? Race relations will improve for the better.

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Ex-cop details NYPD 'collar quotas' -- arrest black and Hispanic men...

Ex-cop details NYPD ‘collar quotas’ — arrest black and Hispanic men, ‘no cuffs on soft targets’ of Jews, Asians, whites: court docs

By STEPHEN REX BROWN and GRAHAM RAYMAN

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-nypd-quotas-lawsuit-20191205-osdwj4kounf5xkvurkj3wshqry-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

The rules of “collars for dollars” at NYPD Transit District 34 were clear.

Cops who arrested black men were rewarded with more overtime, a now-retired officer, Pierre Maximilien writes in an explosive declaration filed Monday in a discrimination lawsuit brought by Sgt. Edwin Raymond and three other cops.

The declaration is one of the latest developments in a long-running case brought by black and Hispanic cops who charge they were forced to arrest more blacks and Hispanics than other groups. They were treated harshly and denied promotions if they refused, the lawsuit alleges.

Asian, Jewish and white people — known as “soft targets” — were not to be slapped in cuffs. All cops in that district were to fill a collar quota, but black and Hispanic officers who didn’t meet expectations were treated more harshly by then-Commanding Officer Constantin Tsachas, Maximilien writes.

“We were taught by Tsachas’ closest lieutenants that we could not give summons to what they called as ‘soft targets,’” Maximilien writes in his declaration. “The soft targets they were referring to were white, Asian or Jewish people. Instead, it was emphasized that we needed to stop male blacks. Those were the ones Tsachas wanted to go to jail.”
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More at the link.

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This Is How Trump's Gangster Government Works

https://thebulwark.com/trumps-clean-hands-defense/


This Is How Trump’s Gangster Government Works

The president—like a clever drug dealer or gangster—knows the importance of plausible deniability. Now it’s the essence of the GOP defense.

by JONATHAN V. LAST NOVEMBER 16, 2019 7:40 AM

This is how a drug deal works:

Let’s say you want to buy some crack. You drive up to the block where you are going to make your purchase and you pass a member of the team that is running the sale. This member is called the lookout. Let’s call him Mick. He never touches either the drugs or the money and he carries no weapon. Mick’s sole task is to watch for police and send a signal if the cops show up.

You stop your car outside the designated house with your window rolled down and a foot soldier approaches you and accepts your money. Let’s call him Rudy. He then withdraws and takes the money to a secure location, usually the house where the team leader—let’s call this gentleman Donald—is supervising the activity while other one or two other members of the team—just for fun, let’s call them Lev and Igor—package the merchandise.

A third foot soldier then approaches your car and hands you the drugs. Let’s call him Gordon. You drive off. Gordon goes away. Everyone is happy.

This is a carefully choreographed sequence in which Mick the lookout never touches the money, or the drugs, or a weapon. Donald, the team leader, may have a weapon, but never touches either the money or the drugs. The two foot soldiers who handle either side of the exchange—Rudy and Gordon—are siloed so that the guy who handles the money never touches the drugs, and vice versa. Neither of them carries a weapon. And the amount of drugs being held by any individual at any one time is carefully limited to be below various legal thresholds concerning mere possession, possession with intent to distribute, and the higher charges of trafficking, while the disposition of guns is designed to avoid needless exposure to weapons charges.

A drug deal happens this way not because it is the fastest, most efficient process, but because the gangsters who do this for a living have developed a system to try to avoid prosecution in the rare cases when they are caught in the act.

Imagine that you are sitting on a jury listening to a drug-trafficking case being made against this crew. Prosecutors produce witnesses who saw Mick standing on the corner with a phone that had Donald’s number in it. They saw Rudy walking into the house with the money from the car. They saw Gordon leaving the house and approaching the car with the drugs. They saw Donald in the house, watching the whole thing.

And now imagine that the defense team’s argument is that, since no one saw Donald holding the money and the drugs at the same time, he can’t be guilty of dealing drugs.

Would you find that credible? Or would you believe that this was simply the superficial arrangement created by Donald, with forethought, in an attempt to thwart eventual prosecution by the law?

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F--- what you Hurd!

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

And then he said "this was analyzed by great lawyers..."

Resources and Support for Long Term Effects of Bullying

I am very thankful for the community of DU and to say it has been a helpful resource in my life and struggles is an understatement. I am here to survive and heal, and DUers really help me hang in there.

I wanted to share this resource while it's still available and before the current administration makes any changes.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4552909/

I also ask for any pointers to support groups or even medical studies dealing with the long term effects of bullying and bullying in adulthood.

That's it.

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I was thinking about applying for a job in the Foreign Service...

...and was putting a few things together to go with my vitae.





Do you think it's reasonable to list my experience as " a valued and frequent contributer of poignant and concise commentary on a leading political platform"?

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