Cis – or cisgender, describes a person who identifies with their birth sex
Emotional Labor –
When a white person asks a person of color to explain why they feel oppressed or to give examples of their personal experience of oppression. This is insensitive and offensive as it forces a person of color to defend their experience and possibly relive traumatic emotions while doing so and positions the white person in a role of judgment.
This is a term that refers to commonplace language or actions based on race that are perceived by people of color to be hostile, demeaning, or insulting, but are often viewed as “typical conversation” by white folks. For example, asking a person of color “What are you?” or touching their hair without their consent.
White Fragility –
An attitude of defensiveness at the slightest mention of racial issues. Typically, this includes displaying a range of emotions such as fear and guilt but also includes arguing, silence, or avoiding any discussion of race whatsoever
White Privilege –
White privilege is a term that describes the political, social, and economic benefits given to and experienced by white people but which are not extended to non-white people. All white people, across all socio-economic spectrums, have white privilege.
means a person or people of color.
Clap back –
When you get dissed and you’re not just going to sit there and stew in your own juices, you return the favor with a clap back.
Woke – It’s about suddenly springing to life, either out of alarm or determination. You’re woke, so now things are, you know, real.
Now, in George Orwell’s novel 1984 a political machine exerts complete control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives by stripping them of their identity, their culture, their ideas, even their very thoughts and language. The most effective tool they deploy in this endeavor is the replacement of language with new terms meant to suppress all intellectual and spiritual agency–it is called NewsSpeak. Here is its definition:
NewSpeak – ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda.
I’ll let you make of that what you will…
As Bob Dylan once wrote:
To push fake morals, insult and stare
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony