Posts tagged racism
Posts tagged racism
I find it funny when people ask why do black people have attitudes? why are women so emotional? Why are gay folk so secretive? As if its genetic and not a natural response to how society treats us. If ur hostile towards me why wouldn’t i have an attitude or respond emotionally or just not share shit I know you will punish me for. That’s tunnel vision for u though, just a grown up version of the classic ” Why do all the black kids sit together in the cafeteria” when we were never invited to sit anywhere else….
it called self reflection
Ever been described as “Aggressive” when you feel like you’ve been going out of your way to keep your cool? Yes, it’s another tool of the racist.
This one took me years to figure out.
When I moved to the all white school, people (some that I didn’t even know) would walk up…
LOL REALLY NOW
A 20-year-old black woman said she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana, police said Monday…The FBI is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, but no arrests had been made as of late Monday, Lewis said. She said Moffitt was in critical condition at a hospital and that some of her injuries were third-degree burns.
they like to tell you about how scary it was that one time they drove through Detroit and got off on the wrong exit… or went to a game downtown.. or got lost… or saw it on a map.. or whatever the fuck?
So when people tell me they from Arizona should I tell them about the one time I drove through trying not to look too Latino since all us brown folk look a like?
or that time I was in Texas and i thought about dating a girl, but tongue kissed a boy so I wouldn’t get kicked out the damn state
or the time I visited my friend in the burbs and was scared to wear my hoodie so I wore the whitest, non threatening shit I had and was walking around in yoga pants, toms and a DIY t-shirt eating vegenaise?
see if i said that shit mofo’s would be mad as hell
Victoria Foyt is the (white) author of a new young adult book series called Save the Pearls. The book chronicles the adventures of Eden Newman, a white woman, or a “Pearl,” whose entire race has been enslaved by the dominant race of “Coals” — or dark-skinned people. Hoping to capitalize off of the popularity of dystopian young adult novels like The Hunger Games, Foyt constructed a narrative in which, she explains, “Solar radiation has wiped out most of the white race whose lack of melanin causes them to succumb to the Heat. The survivors, called Pearls, suffer from oppression under the new majority of dark-skinned Coals.” In the new world, Eden must rely on Bramford, a Coal. As Foyt describes it, Pearls is “a Beauty and the Beast story in which both parties must find self-acceptance before they can discover true love.”
Finally, witness this video Foyt made to publicize her book, featuring a white woman in blackface. Memo to the world: Blackface is not okay. Like, EVER. Blackface is rooted in bygone minstrel shows, where white actors would play outrageously offensive stereotypes of blackness. As the website Black-Face.com explains, blackface is more than simply the application of dark makeup to a white face. Blackface “originated in the White man’s characterizations of plantation slaves and free blacks during the era of minstrel shows (1830-1890), the caricatures took such a firm hold on the American imagination that audiences expected any person with dark skin, no matter what their background, to conform to one or more of the stereotypes: the coon, the mammy, the Uncle Tom, the buck, the wench, the mulatto and the pickaninny.” These racial stereoytypes are all highly negative and delimiting.
Davis was convicted of participating in a string of armed robberies in the Miami area in 2010. His accomplices testified against him, saying he carried a gun during their crimes and discharged it at a dog that chased them after one of their burglaries. But Davis was not convicted of hurting anyone physically, including the dog… Now 20 years old, he was sentenced to 1,941 months - almost 162 years - in prison without the possibility of parole.
There’s been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about “hipster racism” or “ironic racism”—or, as I like to call it, racism. It’s, you know, introducing your black friend as “my black friend”—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend’s blackness. It’s the gentler, more clueless, and more insidious cousin of a hick in a hood; the domain of educated, middle-class white people (like me—to be clear, I am one of those) who believe that not wanting to be racist makes it okay for them to be totally racist. “But I went to college — I can’t be racist!” Turns out, you can.
People benefit from racism—hell, I benefit from it every day—and things that benefit powerful people don’t just suddenly get “fixed” and disappear because Halle Berry won an Oscar or whatever. Modern racism lives in entrenched de facto inequalities, in coded language about “work ethic” and “states’ rights,” in silent negative spaces like absence and invisibility, and in Newt Gingrich’s hair. And in irony.
After campaigning via Twitter and Facebook for several weeks, our web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” beat out 783 other web series to win the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show. For the unfamiliar, the Shorty Awards honor the best in social media and Internet content, so it was quite the honor that: 1) our viewers rallied to nominate us into the top five shows and 2) the Shorty Award committee recognized our impact on the web series community.
So it was with great pride that I announced our accomplishments via Facebook and Twitter, much to the mutual excitement of our awesome supporters. And that’s when the Internet-equivalent of the Tea Party appeared:
I’m also late with this one too, but i’mma post it anyway:
Knicks’ loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday. After that loss, ESPN promoted an article about the game on its mobile platforms by pairing an image of Lin with the headline “Chink In The Armor.” The headline lasted less than an hour before being swapped for “All Good Things…,” but drew withering and widespread criticism, notably from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). On Saturday morning, ESPN apologized for the offensive headline and promised “a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures.”
I may be a little late hearing about this, but in case you haven’t heard here is a sample:
Hyun responded that Floyd was a “subhuman, ungrateful APE,” and then started spreading vitriol about the black community in general. She insinuated that Whitney Houston’s recent passing wasn’t such a loss because of “all that baggage” she came with, and referred to African-Americans as “disgusting, violent, arrogant, and stupid.” Then, in an even more frightening twist, she repeatedly called for the eradication of the entire black race:
- “Eradication of one toxic family is exactly what this world needs.”
- “Think about all the money we would save not having to give their never ending charities, replacing a black worker with any other race.”
- “We don’t know what it’s like with them not here. But imagine a world with NO BLACK PEOPLE. All the tension in every aspect of life would be drastically improved without them around. And ONLY them.”
BLACK OUT! Occupy Philadelphia
Racism Exist in the 99 %
Black People Have always been in the 99 %
And my sign is hidden a little, but it reads : SubPrime Lenders targeted Black and Brown People.
signal boost, and especially for the hidden sign in the back complex-brown mentions.
awww shit, they done started something….