Wednesday, June 17, 2020

In other words, things we’re talking about

  • bullying, noun. The abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc.
  • critical race theory, noun. The view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself is socially construct and used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color.
  • cuckservative, noun. A political conservative who buys into the key premises of the Left, and sympathizes with liberal values (combining the words cuckold & conservative).
  • gibsmedat, noun. (Slang) Goods, services, or material given predominately to minorities; a derogatory term for social welfare programs.
  • identity politics, noun. Political activity or movements based on or catering to the cultural, ethnic, gender, racial, religious, or social interests that characterize a group identity.
  • intersectionality, noun. The cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
  • microaggression, noun. A statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.
  • photo op, noun. An arranged opportunity to take photographs of politicians, celebrities, or other important people (short for photograph opportunity).
  • racism, noun. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority; the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities that distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another.
  • social justice, noun. Uniform state distribution of society’s advantages and disadvantages.
  • virtue signalling, noun. Sharing of one’s point of view, often on social media, in order to garner praise or acknowledgment of one’s righteousness, or to passively rebuke those who do not share the view.
  • white privilege, noun. In critical race theory, a way of conceptualizing racial inequalities that focuses as much on the advantages that white people accrue from society as on the disadvantages that non-white people experience.
  • woke, adjective. Aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice); the act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue.

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