Lol at people hating on Yolandi for “Blackface”. She was born and raised in South Africa, where black face means nothing to them and means everything to stupid Americans. America started black face, while other countries get a kick. She might have been making a statement of “Well she’s white, how is she from Africa”, which is said more about Die Antwoord than anything.
Bitch, REALLY? Really. REALLY?
“She might have been making a statement.” MIGHT HAVE BEEN. Do you seriously think a group that wrote the song “I Fink You Freaky” is that nuanced in their social commentary on race? Do you even think they give two shits about race or anything but making their bangs look like they were burned off in a kitchen fire? And regardless of what her intentions were, regardless of her origins (which are on some good ol racist bullshit origins I can tell you that much) she is dressing in blackface.
Die Antwoord is a South African band. Are you that basic that you don’t even know the racist history of that country, IN WHICH BLACKS ARE THE MAJORITY?????? Do you live in a world where The Color of Friendship ended racism or something? Must be nice to not think of all the Black South Africans who still face blatant discrimination even after they had a BLACK PRESIDENT OMG WUT R U SRS~*~*~*~*
And this cesspool of human indecency may be
AfricanAfrikaaner but since when did being a White African label you as savage, as barbaric, as a subhuman in comparison to the superiorities of the West in the same way Black Africans are?
*If you look closely enough, you’ll see Yolandi’s great-grandfather (holding the gun)*
There is no way in hell you are stupid enough to believe that these crackers who can’t seem to find a good barber are trying to “debunk the rumor that all Africans are Black.”
And y’all think that just because Americans were the ones who invented it that they’re the only ones who can be guilty of being racist for it? And that just because Black Americans were the target of blackface stereotyping that they’re the only ones who can be offended by it? There are so many fucking examples of blackface abroad in the past ten-fifteen yearsoutside of the United States that there is no way in hell that your fucking god damn oxygen-deprived brain basic as all shit brain can think that Die Antwoord can throw on some black makeup and not be seen as racist pieces of garbage.
I hope this was informative! Do not open your mayo mouth next time the grown ups are talking about race, sweetie, you’ll hurt yourself.
"There were Africans in Britain before the English were here—that’s the opinion of Peter Fryer, the great historian of the black presence in England. In his history Staying Power, he quotes the existence of an African legion stationed on Hadrian’s Wall in the third century…If we skip forward to James VI’s court in Scotland, we come across a number of black court entertainers…a black knight, and a lady who was famed for her beauty: “A black lady—a skin that shone like soap. In her rich costume she gleamed as bright as a barrel of tar. When she was born the sun had to suffer an eclipse."
Reblogging the endnotes of Philippa Gregory’s A Respectable Trade back from myself like a boss.
Now you all know why that post about Brave was annoying me so much. Well, aside from the fact that it takes real people’s feelings so flippantly.
But if you just want to talk historical accuracy? Let’s talk historical accuracy.
Israelis wear surgical masks during a protest against the presence of refugees in their neighborhoods to symbolize their belief that Africans carry contagious diseases. (Photo: Mya Guarnieri)
Approximately 50 south Tel Aviv residents protested last night against the presence of African asylum seekers in their neighborhoods.
Protesters waved Israeli flags and held signs that read “I voted for Bibi and I got screwed,” “We want a solution here and now,” and “Bibi, you asked [for us] not to take the law into [our] hands. What have you done?” Another sign punned on the Hebrew word for minister (sar) to declare Interior Minister Eli Yishai a “Tzar” who will face “Judgment Day.”
The group marched to the police station in Jaffa and called on the state to deport African refugees.
Some of the demonstrators wore surgical masks. Protesters explained that they were meant to symbolize that Africans carry contagious diseases, a claim Yishai made in 2009.
The protest was smaller than previous demonstrations of its kind, giving the impression, perhaps, that things have quieted down. But there have nonetheless been isolated incidents of violence against African asylum seekers in recent weeks. In early June, following the May 23 race riots in south Tel Aviv that left dozens of Africans injured, a Sudanese refugee was attacked in south Tel Aviv. According to the Hotline for Migrant Workers, the injuries were so severe the man had to be hospitalized.
Less than two weeks ago, a Jerusalem apartment that is home to Eritrean refugees was set on fire. Two people were injured in the attack, including a pregnant woman.
Israel is home to around 60,000 African asylum seekers, a majority of whom have fled to Israel from Eritrea and Sudan. The state is currently deporting South Sudanese and Yishai and other government officials have vowed to rid the country of Africans. A massive prison camp for Africans is currently being built in the south of Israel.
Like in America we have code words for black people or minorities so that people can say racist things without being racist like “people shouldn’t be welfare queens” or whatever so it amazes me that A GROUP OF PEOPLE CAN BE THIS BLATANTLY RACIST WITHOUT BEING ASHAMED.
‘AFRICANS CARRY DISEASES’???
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
Louis Hendrik Potgieter, South African musican and member of the German pop band Dschinghis Khan, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1993.