pedazitoskardashian:

The color we believe ancient Egyptians were in a society that tells us only white people can be innovative vs. the actual color of ancient Egyptians

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spicyobsession:

littlewendycat:

iamabutchsolo:

strugglingtobeheard:

cleophatrajones:

jcoleknowsbest:

The Color of Fear

Description: The Color of Fear is an insightful groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime. (1995, 90 minutes)

Interesting….White guy has a Freudian slip around 8:27.

this movie is what caused my outburst in class cause soooo many people felt bad for David, the racist white man who kept referring to all the people of color as “colored” and “you people”. and they were like, oh the Black guy is being mean to him. i went off.

but this is a really great movie to watch and a good teaching tool. people of color talk about issues between each other and with white people. and it really needs to be seen by white people to see the pain your indifference to our difference causes us.

HOLY CRAP.

IT’S THE WHOLE THING.

I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE COLOR OF FEAR IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR FOREVER.

THANK YOU TO WHOEVER UPLOADED THIS.

reblogging to watch later

I just wanted to bring this video back

because the Asian dude’s spiel on being “invisible” all of the time in the US

is fucking heartbreaking and hits so close to home that it’s not even funny

Man, I still hate that white dude.

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But Hollywood has no trouble hiring darker complexioned actors when they need villains tho…

jhenne-o-lantern:

misscontraption:

oop

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Biracial Danish actress, Jaqueline Fleming stars as Harriet Tubman in the new movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. No offense to Ms. Fleming but she in no way resembles Mother Tubman. There are millions of Black actresses out there. Why choose this one? I believe Hollywood seems much more comfortable with women who like her than Black women who look like Mother Tubman. The most powerful thing we must do is control our image. And since money is power the first step is to stop supporting entities that want to rewrite our history. The second step is call them out when they do it. And finally the most important step is to create, cultivate and support our own Hollywood. I for one will no longer support our annihilation. Next thing you know the Madame CJ Walker story will be about a White woman from Delta, Louisiana! 
Why Did a Biracial Actress Portray Harriet Tubman in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”?
http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/07/black-news/yvette-carnell-why-did-a-biracial-actress-portray-harriet-tubman-in-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter/ 
 Mother Tubman was a dark skin Black woman. Not a light skin biracial woman and should be cast as such. Why anyone would have a problem with that is beyond me. Who will play MLK like others said, Wentworth Miller?
 Those who claim to be sisters have not once said yes colorism /light skin worship is real and they want to end it. This was a form of it. To discount the experiences of those who have experienced harsher treatment because they are darker is the same that thing as the White folk who deny racism does not exist. All of the tactics used by those who defend this travesty against mother Tubman are the same ones used against Black people. You are no different.
 Its not about light skin Black folks. Its about reclaiming Mother Tubman’s image. Look at her. I see nothing in Ms Fleming that resembles Mother Tubman.

Biracial Danish actress, Jaqueline Fleming stars as Harriet Tubman in the new movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. No offense to Ms. Fleming but she in no way resembles Mother Tubman. There are millions of Black actresses out there. Why choose this one? I believe Hollywood seems much more comfortable with women who like her than Black women who look like Mother Tubman. 

The most powerful thing we must do is control our image. And since money is power the first step is to stop supporting entities that want to rewrite our history. The second step is call them out when they do it. And finally the most important step is to create, cultivate and support our own Hollywood. I for one will no longer support our annihilation. Next thing you know the Madame CJ Walker story will be about a White woman from Delta, Louisiana! 

Why Did a Biracial Actress Portray Harriet Tubman in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”?

http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/07/black-news/yvette-carnell-why-did-a-biracial-actress-portray-harriet-tubman-in-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter/ 

  1.  Mother Tubman was a dark skin Black woman. Not a light skin biracial woman and should be cast as such. Why anyone would have a problem with that is beyond me. Who will play MLK like others said, Wentworth Miller?
  2.  Those who claim to be sisters have not once said yes colorism /light skin worship is real and they want to end it. This was a form of it. To discount the experiences of those who have experienced harsher treatment because they are darker is the same that thing as the White folk who deny racism does not exist. All of the tactics used by those who defend this travesty against mother Tubman are the same ones used against Black people. You are no different.
  3.  Its not about light skin Black folks. Its about reclaiming Mother Tubman’s image. Look at her. I see nothing in Ms Fleming that resembles Mother Tubman.

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fuckyeahdollsofcolor:

kiskolee:

WHY THE FUCK DOES SHE HAVE TO BE SO GODDAMN FAIR SKINNED? MOST SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT THIS PALE.
AND IT’S FINE IF YOU’RE PALER SKINNED. I AM ACTUALLY ON THE FAIRER SIDE MYSELF. BUT WHY DOES THIS DOLL CREATE THIS FALSE IDEAL FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE PROBABLY NOT AS FAIR? WHY THE FUCK CAN’T SHE BE DARKER SKINNED SO THAT LITTLE SOUTH ASIAN GIRLS CAN IDENTIFY WITH SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OF FORCED INTO THINKING THEY’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
I’M PRETTY SURE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY COLOR OPTION ON THIS DOLL. SHE DOESN’T COME IN ANY OTHER SHADE THAN ‘ASHWAIRYA RAI EURO-CENTRIC WITH LIGHT EYES’.
DO YOU KNOW WHY THE FUCK PRODUCTS LIKE FAIR AND LOVELY EXIST?
BECAUSE OF THIS DOLL. BECAUSE OF THIS FUCKING DOLL. 
——
Okay, Kiskolee is done. Gah. Just. THIS ANGERS ME SO MUCH.

I wanted to bold the important parts, but realised I’d be bolding all the commentary. So yeah.

fuckyeahdollsofcolor:

kiskolee:

WHY THE FUCK DOES SHE HAVE TO BE SO GODDAMN FAIR SKINNED? MOST SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT THIS PALE.

AND IT’S FINE IF YOU’RE PALER SKINNED. I AM ACTUALLY ON THE FAIRER SIDE MYSELF. BUT WHY DOES THIS DOLL CREATE THIS FALSE IDEAL FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE PROBABLY NOT AS FAIR? WHY THE FUCK CAN’T SHE BE DARKER SKINNED SO THAT LITTLE SOUTH ASIAN GIRLS CAN IDENTIFY WITH SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OF FORCED INTO THINKING THEY’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?

I’M PRETTY SURE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY COLOR OPTION ON THIS DOLL. SHE DOESN’T COME IN ANY OTHER SHADE THAN ‘ASHWAIRYA RAI EURO-CENTRIC WITH LIGHT EYES’.

DO YOU KNOW WHY THE FUCK PRODUCTS LIKE FAIR AND LOVELY EXIST?

BECAUSE OF THIS DOLL. BECAUSE OF THIS FUCKING DOLL. 

——

Okay, Kiskolee is done. Gah. Just. THIS ANGERS ME SO MUCH.

I wanted to bold the important parts, but realised I’d be bolding all the commentary. So yeah.

(Source: simply-sentimental)

kiskolee:

WHY THE FUCK DOES SHE HAVE TO BE SO GODDAMN FAIR SKINNED? MOST SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT THIS PALE.
AND IT’S FINE IF YOU’RE PALER SKINNED. I AM ACTUALLY ON THE FAIRER SIDE MYSELF. BUT WHY DOES THIS DOLL CREATE THIS FALSE IDEAL FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE PROBABLY NOT AS FAIR? WHY THE FUCK CAN’T SHE BE DARKER SKINNED SO THAT LITTLE SOUTH ASIAN GIRLS CAN IDENTIFY WITH SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OF FORCED INTO THINKING THEY’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
I’M PRETTY SURE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY COLOR OPTION ON THIS DOLL. SHE DOESN’T COME IN ANY OTHER SHADE THAN ‘ASHWAIRYA RAI EURO-CENTRIC WITH LIGHT EYES’.
DO YOU KNOW WHY THE FUCK PRODUCTS LIKE FAIR AND LOVELY EXIST?
BECAUSE OF THIS DOLL. BECAUSE OF THIS FUCKING DOLL. 
——
Okay, Kiskolee is done. Gah. Just. THIS ANGERS ME SO MUCH.

kiskolee:

WHY THE FUCK DOES SHE HAVE TO BE SO GODDAMN FAIR SKINNED? MOST SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT THIS PALE.

AND IT’S FINE IF YOU’RE PALER SKINNED. I AM ACTUALLY ON THE FAIRER SIDE MYSELF. BUT WHY DOES THIS DOLL CREATE THIS FALSE IDEAL FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE PROBABLY NOT AS FAIR? WHY THE FUCK CAN’T SHE BE DARKER SKINNED SO THAT LITTLE SOUTH ASIAN GIRLS CAN IDENTIFY WITH SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OF FORCED INTO THINKING THEY’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?

I’M PRETTY SURE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY COLOR OPTION ON THIS DOLL. SHE DOESN’T COME IN ANY OTHER SHADE THAN ‘ASHWAIRYA RAI EURO-CENTRIC WITH LIGHT EYES’.

DO YOU KNOW WHY THE FUCK PRODUCTS LIKE FAIR AND LOVELY EXIST?

BECAUSE OF THIS DOLL. BECAUSE OF THIS FUCKING DOLL. 

——

Okay, Kiskolee is done. Gah. Just. THIS ANGERS ME SO MUCH.

(Source: simply-sentimental, via dreams-from-my-father)

jhenne-bean:

otherjasmen:

jhenne-bean:

karnythia:

paradiscacorbasi:

This is why Shyalaman got so much rage and hate for casting caucasian kids.

This is something I keep trying to convey in conversations about representation. If you never see people who look like you achieve anything, then how do you believe in yourself? It’s not just about fiction (though fiction matters so very much), it is also about what history is taught. Erasing the past can only damage the future.

Asdfglhjk <3

Reblogging because this has been my life and pretty much my big huge secret since forver. And with Korra coming out, having a ~*female, brown, strong, tomboy*~ character gives me an even better feeling about my race and general identity.

UGH. *RUGBY TACKLE OF LOVE* *HUG*
I don’t want to get all misty eyed but like, there are some people that really don’t get how big a deal seeing someone that looks like you, someone that you can relate to, presented in the media. I feel like I say this all the time, but this is the why the erasure and marginalization and whitewashing of PoCs (and women, not that the two are mutually exclusive obvs) is such a big deal. 
Some people don’t seem to understand the impact that seeing yourself -or not seeing yourself- presented in a positive light can have. Media is such a huge agent of socialization; it’s effects are formative, whether or not you’re conscious of it. 
It’s presenting the norm -THIS is what a hero looks like- and you pick up pretty damned quickly whether or not you fit that image. 
It’s powerful. 
Ugh. Just.
Hugs for everyone, okay? 

jhenne-bean:

otherjasmen:

jhenne-bean:

karnythia:

paradiscacorbasi:

This is why Shyalaman got so much rage and hate for casting caucasian kids.

This is something I keep trying to convey in conversations about representation. If you never see people who look like you achieve anything, then how do you believe in yourself? It’s not just about fiction (though fiction matters so very much), it is also about what history is taught. Erasing the past can only damage the future.

Asdfglhjk <3

Reblogging because this has been my life and pretty much my big huge secret since forver. And with Korra coming out, having a ~*female, brown, strong, tomboy*~ character gives me an even better feeling about my race and general identity.

UGH. *RUGBY TACKLE OF LOVE* *HUG*

I don’t want to get all misty eyed but like, there are some people that really don’t get how big a deal seeing someone that looks like you, someone that you can relate to, presented in the media. I feel like I say this all the time, but this is the why the erasure and marginalization and whitewashing of PoCs (and women, not that the two are mutually exclusive obvs) is such a big deal. 

Some people don’t seem to understand the impact that seeing yourself -or not seeing yourself- presented in a positive light can have. Media is such a huge agent of socialization; it’s effects are formative, whether or not you’re conscious of it. 

It’s presenting the norm -THIS is what a hero looks like- and you pick up pretty damned quickly whether or not you fit that image. 

It’s powerful. 

Ugh. Just.

Hugs for everyone, okay? 

jhenne-bean:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

wicked-grin:

I’M GONNA KILL SOMETHING.

yeah you can go die in a fire DC

jhenne-bean:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

wicked-grin:

I’M GONNA KILL SOMETHING.

yeah you can go die in a fire DC

"I remember LL Cool J said his niece once told him he must have thought she was ugly. He was like, “What?” Her classmates would call her Crispy because she was dark. She said, “Because you don’t put girls who look like me in your videos.” And he said it just broke his heart; he just felt so bad. And I’m like, But why does it take that though?"

Allison Samuels (via newwavefeminism)

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