stopthatimp:

americachavez:

lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED

carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????

get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags

there were like 90000 smug articles/posts/etc about how iron man was gonna bomb in 2008 because no one cares about iron man. marvel changed the narrative with entertaining movies and good advertising. they could easily do that for movies helmed by women/poc; they choose not to.

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)

odinsblog:

Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

1Criminalizing Blackness in America

2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

for the Martha haters reblogging my recent Martha post

longdivisionnnn:

If you get on that post and you say the same trite shit of like “Martha’s storyline was okay but i just never liked her idk why.”

It’s probably because you’re racist. Pro tip.

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

jessicaaplummer:

Katy Perry doesn’t care if people think she’s racist. Her career will continue to thrive unless she does something to offend either white women or white gays.

crimsong19:

consultingpiskies:

Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

rob-anybody:

Dear whitefems who stan for Lucy,

Please sit down and shut the entire fuck up, you embarrassing, racist assholes.

You are saying a shitload of racist things trying to defend this movie, and actually harassing women of color who disagree with you (one of whom is isanah, who is my friend, and I will fucking end you if you don’t quit sending her bullshit asks trying to defend this racist shitpile), and even tried to invalidate Dwayne Johnson’s status as a person of color, which is still legitimately upsetting to me that you even tried to do that.

If you want to watch and enjoy this movie, then go ahead, but don’t try to act like it’s a victory for feminism, and don’t talk over people who are pointing out its incredibly problematic nature because it makes you feel uncomfortable. 

No one is obligated to agree with your opinion on this movie, no one obligated to watch it for fairness’ sake because you don’t think it’s racist, no one is obligated to do a goddamn thing for your comfort, and maybe you should sit back and take a serious look at why you’re so invested in the myth that this movie is feminist, to the point of harassing and invalidating people of color, especially women of color, because you don’t want to be wrong.

Consider what your feminism is, and if it shits on women of color, maybe you aren’t as feminist as you think you are.

angel-of-the-devil said: I'm sorry but your post about the movie Lucy is by far one of the most ridiculous and ignorant post I've seen. The movie is not about a white woman killing people who don't speak English. That happened in one frickin scene. She just had a bag of drugs break inside of her and she needed to get to the hospital. That's not even the point of the movie. It's to make you think, "what if we could reach 100% brain capacity?" You guys are taking this movie way out of context.

mattnietos:

stankface:

A black person said the film was nonsense and I trust her more than you.

Films don’t exist in a vaccum. Taiwanese people are disgusted with white people’s depictions of their people and justly so. Or is their opinion invalid and they’re just taking things out of context as well???????

Chinese people also have pointed out how the film’s a joke.

All of those things > White feminism disguised under the facade of “I love sci-fi and the brain capacity plot interests me because it’s so totally original in 2014.”

But by all means, go support white supremacy.

i like how white ppl are trying to shift the blame of lucy’s ridiculousness onto poc… “your post about the movie lucy is by far one of the most ridiculous and ignorant posts i’ve seen” ok why don’t you shut the fuck up, because apparently your opinion on an actual piece of cinematic shit totally trumps the opinions of poc but ESPECIALLY east-asian ppl??

there are ACTUAL taiwanese and ACTUAL chinese ppl talking about how this film is a complete and utter piece of garbage and you white ppl are trying to come into here saying shit like WE’RE the ridiculous and ignorant ones?

the entire fucking movie is about a white woman killing people who don’t speak english, because all of the antagonists in the film are PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AND HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO SPEAK ENGLISH. BECAUSE THEY ARE IN TAIWAN. WHERE THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY MOST PEOPLE IS MANDARIN. AND IF THEY DON’T SPEAK MANDARIN THEY SPEAK TAIWANESE.

what the fuck does having a bag of drugs break inside of you have to do with shooting a brown man point blank to get someone to drive you in the hospital? for not speaking english? IN A PLACE WHERE HE IS NOT OBLIGATED TO SPEAK ENGLISH? WHY DON’T YOU LEARN SOME MANNERS

like literally east asian ppl are running around circles while white ppl are standing there crying like fucking babies because their PERFECT WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL WHITE FEMINISM THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH IT is suddenly being dismantled by ppl who have taken serious and actual offense with the racism and stereotypes they’re being faced with

sit down and cry more ‘cause i honestly don’t give a fuck about your shitty white opinion, and i’m going to get pissed about this over and over because this is my country, because taiwan is a beautiful place, because taiwan is not a yellow shithole that you can just throw out anywhere because it’s ~exotic and scary~. please call ur mom and apologize for disappointing her because she needs to know what she has brought into this world