::But guys racism is over::
I can’t. This physically makes me ill
White people are the worst. The absolute worst.
"but it’s just a fad. stop being so sensitive black people other teenagers and people die all the time. This isn’t about race."
-racist ass white people
UvU this is why other races hate you <3
A quick glance at the current BBC news headlines:
1. “Royal baby brings world celebrations”.
2. “Beyonce gets hair caught in fan”.
3. “Wales welcomes ‘joyous’ royal birth”
For your convenience, allow me to translate these into the ideological messages that they’re supposed to convey:
1. Nobody cares about slavery, colonialism, neocolonialism, enforced famines, white supremacy. The empire was a good thing. The world loves us.
2. We’re arming terrorists to destroy Syria, but who gives a fuck about that when we can talk about Beyonce’s hair?
3. Yay, the Welsh still love us too. Long live Great Britain. Long live the United Kingdom. One Nation (TM)."
Carlos Martinez via Facebook
I think generally speaking, capitalism is a system tied to the quest for profit with an asymmetric relation of power between bosses and workers. Its very logic, tied to profits, with hierarchy’s at the work place. Its very logic, tends to lean toward the most part wealth inequality, that in the end is usually unjustified.
So I tend to be a critic of capitalism across the board, just like i’m a critic of imperialism, white-supremacy, male-supremacy, anti-semitism, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim sensibility, and I’m very suspicious actually of various vague reforms of nationalism that tend to be chauvinistic, that think that somehow only a human being within national borders has value, and those outside have no value or much less value.
But because we live in a moment in which capitalism is so ubiquitous, it is so hegemonic, it is leading toward its own internal collapse, there’s no doubt about that given the ecological catastrophe, but we still got a way to go, and we still have to fight day in and day out. Even when the reforms are not enough, the reforms do make a difference, because every individual, ought to be viewed as being precious. But, I think in the end we’re gonna need some fundamental transformation of a capitalist and imperialist world, yes."
Dr. Cornel West on Racism, Inequality, & American Empire
By Carlos Latuff
Stop with the fucking “it was a fair trial” shit you racist disgusting white people. Have you ever read a history book? Do you really not know how many white people murdered innocent unarmed Black men, women, and children literally every single year since the end of slavery that were tried in front of a jury of their white peers and were found not guilty? Are you really that stupid?
Did you really not know that white men who literally intentionally bombed Black churches and Black people’s houses and murdered elementary school students in the 1960s were found not guilty and lived until the 2000s? Some of whom are alive today? A fair trial? You think because it happened it was “fair”?
Sanford, Florida: People gathered outside the Seminole County Courthouse react to the not guilty verdict of racist vigilante George Zimmerman, who murdered African American youth Trayvon Martin. July 13, 2013
'Rhodes wanted to expand the British Empire because he believed that the Anglo-Saxon race was destined to greatness. In his last will and testament, Rhodes said of the British, “I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. Just fancy those parts that are at present inhabited by the most despicable specimens of human beings what an alteration there would be if they were brought under Anglo-Saxon influence, look again at the extra employment a new country added to our dominions gives.'
Cecil J. Rhodes, “Confession of Faith,” essay included in The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes, ed. WT Stead
This man was highly instrumental in shaping the politics, history and future of Southern Africa (if not the whole continent) and I shudder to think how history has put him on such a pedestal. Please read more about him.
I’m an equalist, in case you didn’t know. I want equality for all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. I want everything to be even for everyone.
This idiot right here thinks I’m a racist, and has expressed disinterest in any of my followers going to her blog in retaliation. That being said, feel free to do so. If she’s going to attack other people, I feel she deserves a taste of it too. http://mahakavi.tumblr.com/
Happy hunting loves!
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
guys what do i do know i don’t think i can handle it if dozens of anons start coming to my askbox again
kitt fiev ur a piece of shit i hope u die
Because hunting, hurting, and attacking WoC is something that white folk do with pleasure.
"I feel she deserves a taste…" She wasn’t attacking anyone. Who came into whose askbox? Who set their followers on whom?
Also, using ableist language.
Fuck off and die.
"Racist people, interestingly, are never as polite as smokers. Have you noticed that? Smokers always go, ‘Do you mind if I smoke? Oh, you do? Okay, I’ll go outside and have a cigarette.’ Racist people never go, ‘Do you mind if I’m racist? Oh, I’ll go outside and be racist.’"
Is “cracker” a “racial” term? Yes, it means “white person.” Therefore it is “racial.”
Is “cracker” an offensive term? Well, let’s put it this way: if you are the type of white person who is greatly offended by being called a “cracker,” you can always take heart in the knowledge that the Confederacy went down fighting bravely. They’ll never take that away from you, by god.
Is “cracker” a real live racial slur, just as despicable as all the other racial slurs? A racial slur? Sure, technically speaking. A real racial slur? Sadly, no. There are no good racial slurs for white people. Despite the fact that white Americans have committed far more atrocities against the other races of the world than all of those races combined have committed against white people, there is no one single slur in popular usage that can really cut a white person to their soft, marshmallowy core. It’s tragic, really. A corollary of this fact is the fact that white people who complain loudly about “racial slurs” like “cracker” are “pussies.”
Does the philosophical question question of whether or not “cracker” is a “racial” term have any real bearing whatsoever on whether or not Trayvon Martin deserved to be shot and killed? No.
Hey, how come nobody makes a big deal when a black person says “cracker,” but I lose all my endorsement deals just for calling black people…. Hold it right there, whitey. It boggles the mind to know that this question is still so fervently discussed in internet comment sections and in the stands of Ole Miss football games, and yet is one of the single most god damn ignorant questions that could ever be formulated by a white resident of the United States of America. The reason you’re looking for, cracker, is “the history of the United States of America.” Look it up. You can figure it out if you really, really try. I mean, lord almighty, you’d think that this whole discussion would have been laid to rest years ago just by Chris Rock routines alone, but no. Fucking whiny crackers will not stop whining like little babies no matter how fucking good they have it.
How my Friend Destroyed my Favorite Cartoon for me
(Here’s a slightly different version of my rant on Youtube, if you’re interested in seeing my face and a video form of me venting.)
When I was a kid, I was pretty much glued to the TV screen. Spongebob Squarepants and The Fairly Odd Parents made me laugh; Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans made me want to be a superhero; Dexter’s Laboratory and Jimmy Neutron made yucky science seem ~*magical*~.
Although this wide range of cartoons provided me with mindless entertainment, I didn’t have one favorite show that I actually connected and resonated with. Until I discovered Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The first time I watched A:TLA, my immediate thought was, Is this real? Never have I seen such an amazing concept on Nickelodeon (People can control water, fire, earth, or air! But there’s only one guy who could control all four!). Or beautiful art, animation, and score. Or a seamless combination of exhilarating action, clever comedy, and even romances (that did not feel like unnecessary subplots!). And to top it all off, how the female characters were total badasses who challenged traditional gender roles. Sigh. An Asian feminist’s dream.
I think the main reason why I love A:TLA, though, is the simple fact that its lore and character designs were obviously inspired by Asian cultures. Many of the names had Asian roots meaningful to the character. The form of writing in A:TLA’s universe was in Chinese. The bending was based on types of martial arts. Many aspects were heavily influenced by anime, specifically Hayao Miyazaki movies. Even the littlest of detail was probably inspired by different Asian cultures.
As a Chinese-American girl, I finally found a show I could relate to. The fact that these characters looked like me made it easier for me to emulate, and thus were stronger role models. Sure, many other shows portrayed great female characters, but most of them were right!
So, when I heard that the first season of my beloved cartoon was going to be made into a live-action movie, I flipped out. WOAH. I GET TO SEE REAL, TEEN INUIT AND ASIAN ACTORS PORTRAY MY FAVE CHARACTERS! Which then made me realize: I’m a 12 year-old Chinese girl who’s had martial arts experience and loves acting. Hey, I should audition for my homegirl Toph if they make a sequel to this movie! Consequently, I was determined for this first movie to succeed because that would mean there would be a second one, and that would mean I could audition for Toph. So, I made a Youtube channel and uploaded Toph audition videos to get public attention. I joined an A:TLA fan forum to promote my being casted as Toph. I even was featured in a Wiki page, with other Toph candidates. So, I blocked out all possibilities of this movie being a flop, despite each piece of controversial news that was leaking in (e.g. the fact that the Gaang was pretty much white-washed).
Fast-forward to the release of The Last Airbender: I am sitting in a near-empty theater on the very first day of viewing, extremely excited. 90 minutes later, still clouded and delirious by my visions that I could be a movie star in its sequel, I declare that it was an awesome film.
I didn’t come to my senses until a week later, when one of my best friends wanted to go watch TLA and asked if my sister and I would join her. After the movie, we were walking in the parking lot. I was gushing about how awesome the TV show’s characters were and how the movie didn’t quite capture their personalities. My friend replies, “Yeah, the show was so good…But there weren’t enough white people in it.”
I was so stunned that I just said, “Oh yeah, I guess that’s true.” And then we started talking about something else.
Looking back, I seriously regret not screaming “OH, POOR WHITE PERSON. HARDLY ANY REPRESENTATION OF YOUR PEOPLE IN AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. BOO-FREAKIN’-HOO. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME ASIANS WERE FEATURED IN POSITIVE, PROMINENT ROLES ON A TV SHOW? AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WHITE PEOPLE WERE FEATURED IN POSITIVE, PROMINENT ROLES ON A TV SHOW? SORRY I CAN’T HAVE MY ONE PROGRAM THAT IS FREE OF HAVING ASIANS AS STEREOTYPICAL NERDS OR AS RACIST, COMIC RELIEF.”
I think at that moment in the parking lot three years ago, was when I first became aware of the disparity of our races. We had been friends since first grade.
Now whenever I watch reruns of my favorite show or its spinoff, I can’t help but think about my internalized, silent anger at my friend that day. I have to thank her in a small way, though. Without her one sentence, I may not be the angry Asian girl I am today.
"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
"I’m an exceptional guy looking for an exceptional woman to spoil. Please note that I am only looking for the companionship of Asian women. Apparently I have to add this addendum, if you are African-American DO NOT contact me whatsoever."
“An exceptional guy” more like a racist piece of shit smh. Okcupid guys are the worst.
that gif omg