its so great how ho-sang was drafted at the END OF THE FIRST ROUND (even tho he shouldve been drafted top 10 probs but whatever not the point) and called controversial and was on many teams’ NO DRAFT list meanwhile deAngelo was drafted before him and has been suspended by his own jr team multiple times for racial slurs against his own teammate like wow thats just fantastic good on u NHL
So “challenging the norm” means featuring 15 shades of white with facial hair and tattoos? Okay.
HAHAHA YAAASSS WHITE CIS DUDES “CHALLENGING THE NORM” KEEP CRANKIN OUT THAT QUALITY JOURNALISM
Why the fuck can’t you lot just read an article that is ATTEMPTING to show the truth!? You are so FUCKING PICKY about EVERYTHING. Nothing is ever good enough for you! Wow! Big fucking deal, they used white people! They probably wern’t thinking. It’s time you got your heads out of your ass and stopped assuming that EVERY LITTLE THING people do is an attempt to be racist or sexist. Fucking hell I am so done. If it’s saying straight people are evil, or men are evil, its saying white people are evil. OR it’s basically using feminism as an excuse to do whatever the fuck you girls and women want. You can all call me sexist and bla bla bla but I’m not gonna pipe down just because I’m shattering your excuse to be a rude, arrogant twat.
Sit down social justice bloggers. It’s time we had at least ONE day without your angry bitching being forced on us!
White people always find a way to make everything about them
Here’s what’s really real. This article isn’t attempting to show anything much less the truth. The truth is that white gay men are sexual minorities but still racially privileged and so many still have the expectations that come with being a member of a privileged group. Often when they look at a magazine and don’t see someone who isn’t exactly like them (hairy instead of smooth, chubby instead of toned, tattooed, etc.) they suddenly get all upset because they aren’t being represented. This article is an attempt to make a certain group of people (so-called non conventional white gay men) feel validated. And that would really be perfectly alright with me if the writer hadn’t sat there and called it an attempt at challenging the norm. That is so insulting I can barely even express it. The truth is, a hairy white gay man looks at a magazine, sees tom daley and is shocked he doesn’t see his own reflection, that he isn’t validated. A black gay man like me looks at that magazine and sees the same thing I always see, but the media has TAUGHT me not to expect to see myself there. I look at tv and other media and am SURPRISED when POC are shown to be beautiful with no qualifications (exotic, fiery, etc), I’m SURPRISED when we’re shown in charge of our own sexuality or (even more rarely) just living our lives proud of our appearance almost as if we weren’t people of color but just… people. That’s a bullshit way to live and it’s a bullshit culture to live in.
So the truth is, when you say you’re appealing to people who don’t identify with what media, especially GAY media which is it’s own special kind of homogenous, shows us we are and then you pull this pale ass bait and switch you damn right i’m pissed. That’s telling me I’m invisible twice. Mainstream gay media has no place for me and you’re going to tell me there’s not place for me in your cool little sub-sub-culture too? Well extra fuck you. You’re right, they weren’t thinking and they weren’t trying to be racist, it just comes naturally I guess.
The truth is if you really want to challenge the norm, put a Sri Lankan man on the cover. Put an Indian man on the cover. Put a Native American man on the cover. Because these men right here? Not only will I see them on a cover, I HAVE seen then on a cover.
But I mean whatever, I hate to ruin your day with my pesky desire to be seen as a human being.
Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.
I think if anyone wonders why this blog exists, it’s for many of the reasons outlined in this video. This is the story of how a class on race and racism was banned by administration and the professor fired after one white student complained that she felt uncomfortable.
i love how racists say they have an “unpopular opinion” like um no actually your opinion is so popular that there is an entire structure of oppression based around it that controls the entire country cool story
people seem to be missing something very important here.
There is a difference between white-looking characters who are canonically given a specific ethnicity and/or European point of origin - i.e. Steve Rogers, who is the son of Irish immigrants; Kitty Pryde and Ben Grimm, who are Jewish; Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, who are half Jewish/half Romani; Natasha Romanova, Piotr Rasputin, and Illyana Rasputin who are all Russian - and a character who is shown to look white in the canon - i.e. the majority of white Marvel characters.
The first is something that actively plays a role in shaping a character, their history, and their development. The latter is about conforming to the prevailing worldview in mass media and popular culture that the default setting for a American character is ‘white’. But that sort of whiteness does nothing to develop or to contribute to who the character is. Literally it’s only there as a generic place-holder and in fact, its main purpose is to prevent the sort of character detailing that you would get when specifying that a character is Irish-American or Jewish or African-American, etc.
“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote…Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods…Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?” ~~Michelle Alexander