Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchised.
Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.

verygibbous:

what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead

and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her

and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people

and what if when a pervy white dude asks the asian woman “do you speak english” while he’s in fucking taiwan, she shoots him in the head instead

what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies

ha ha

ha

the trailer for that movie is so full of orientalism/yellow peril imagery that I had a lot of difficulty just watching it.

transfrequency:

The Stonewall Riots were started by trans PoC, and making a movie about it, directed by a cis white guy, and starring a cis white guy. is probably one of the biggest slaps in the face to the trans community to date. Transwomen of color started the riots, and were swept under the rug as drag queens by the cis gay community. Making the movie with white cis male actors is disgusting and transphobic as hell.

orpikjam44:

So I never did put this up… CONGRATS TO TEAM CANADA IN SOCHI!! :)

ummm… is there a reason everyone here has nuance in their faces and look like people and PK looks like a cartoony caricature of a black person, right down to the super red lips and wide, bugged out eyes?
Like… was there a reason he’s drawn in a completely different style? Am I the only one DEEPLY fucking uncomfortable with this?

orpikjam44:

So I never did put this up… CONGRATS TO TEAM CANADA IN SOCHI!! :)

ummm… is there a reason everyone here has nuance in their faces and look like people and PK looks like a cartoony caricature of a black person, right down to the super red lips and wide, bugged out eyes?

Like… was there a reason he’s drawn in a completely different style? Am I the only one DEEPLY fucking uncomfortable with this?

thefutureisbroken:

bathsabbath:

sikssaapo-p:

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

"where imagination is capped out, is a brown hobbit."

 Not to detract from Wyatt Cenac’s point, because it is definitely the most important issue at hand here, but shame on Peter Jackson even more because the Harfoot Hobbits were described by Tolkien as having brown skin:

“The Harfoots were browner of skin, smaller, and shorter, and they were beardless and bootless, their hands and feet were neat and nimble and they preferred highlands and hillsides.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien “Concerning Hobbits”

Another quote further down They were the most normal and representative variety of Hobbit, and far the most numerous.”

elonjames:

#JordanDavis #DunnTrial

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

I have to reblog this again. It’s the look in her eyes. 

Every time I see it, I just kind of stop. 

oh look, it’s white women’s tears as a weapon against a woman of color

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thepeoplesrecord:

Black woman shot to death for asking for help in a white neighborhoodNovember 7, 2013
Last Saturday morning at around 2:30am 19-year-old Renisha McBride got into a car accident in Dearborn Heights, a predominately white Detroit suburb. Because her cell phone battery was dead, she went to nearby home for assistance. That might seem like the reasonable and understandable thing to do, but it was the biggest mistake of McBride’s short life.
The unnamed person who answered the door didn’t offer to help the stranded teen out, instead the Dearborn Heights resident fatally shot McBride in the head.
Weirdly, Dearborn Heights police initially told McBride’s family that her body was found dumped in another area of town, but they’ve since changed their story, saying she was shot in self-defense on the homeowner’s front porch. Naturally, Michigan is a Stand Your Ground state — sound familiar?
As Rania Khalek points out: Even if that’s the case, and there’s reason to believe it’s not, the shooter still failed to call 911 after shooting an unarmed woman in the head, instead leaving her their to die. Does that sound like the behavior of a law-abiding gunowner who made a tragic mistake?
No. No it does not.
Police have asked Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for charges to be filed against the unnamed resident who shot McBride. We’ll see how well that pans out.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Black woman shot to death for asking for help in a white neighborhood
November 7, 2013

Last Saturday morning at around 2:30am 19-year-old Renisha McBride got into a car accident in Dearborn Heights, a predominately white Detroit suburb. Because her cell phone battery was dead, she went to nearby home for assistance. That might seem like the reasonable and understandable thing to do, but it was the biggest mistake of McBride’s short life.

The unnamed person who answered the door didn’t offer to help the stranded teen out, instead the Dearborn Heights resident fatally shot McBride in the head.

Weirdly, Dearborn Heights police initially told McBride’s family that her body was found dumped in another area of town, but they’ve since changed their story, saying she was shot in self-defense on the homeowner’s front porch. Naturally, Michigan is a Stand Your Ground state — sound familiar?

As Rania Khalek points out: Even if that’s the case, and there’s reason to believe it’s not, the shooter still failed to call 911 after shooting an unarmed woman in the head, instead leaving her their to die. Does that sound like the behavior of a law-abiding gunowner who made a tragic mistake?

No. No it does not.

Police have asked Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for charges to be filed against the unnamed resident who shot McBride. We’ll see how well that pans out.

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