Y’all, get your white tear collection jars ready
I don’t know HOW I keep stumbling across shit like this, but yeah. I was googling something else completely unrelated and I stumbled across this article from “DiversityINC” called 9 Things NEVER to Say to White Colleagues and… Yep. Fuckery. Fuckery and white WHY AREN’T YOU INCLUDING ME tears all over the place. So I’m sharing with y’all because I don’t know if I should laugh or facepalm
Cut for white nonsense ahead
MEET ONCE UPON A TIME’S MULAN
Don’t expect to see Mulan in her geisha getup when we first meet Disney’s warrior princess in Once Upon a Time’s September 30 premiere. She’ll be armored up and battle-ready.
“I go on a journey with Prince Phillip to find his princess, Aurora,” teases Mulan’s portrayer, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch). “There’s this evil spirit that’s moving and my character ends up bonding with Sleeping Beauty. And as you’ve heard, Captain Hook is joining us.”
So might sword overpower hook? “Definitely,” says Chung, who mastered her sword-wielding skills on ABC Family’s Samurai Girl. “If you compare the size and length of my sword to his hook, who do you think has the longer reach?”
MULAN. IS. NOT. JAPANESE.
STOP SAYING GEISHA WHEN YOU REFER TO HER.
SHE WAS A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY WARRIOR WHO LIVED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN AD 386-534.
THE TRADITION OF JAPANESE GEISHA’S DID NOT FULLY EMERGE UNTIL THE 18TH CENTURY.
And it’s not even the fans.
William Keck did this on twitter too, and he was called out, and got all defensive and never apologized. And now he’s just continued being a racist fuck in his article on TVGuide.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
Not all Asian countries are interchangeable.
i fucking can’t
who the fuck was the racist shitstain that wrote that?! D<
Jamie looks awesome as Mulan
Mulan is Chinese
OUAT tries so hard to piss everyone off with their consistently awful decisions. This doesn’t even make any sense like why would you even do this…
"Unfortunately, a lot of young folks haven’t had the opportunity to really understand how the economy works, and what it takes to put people to work in real jobs, and why we have banks, and what banks do. It’s a very understandable sentiment. If you don’t find a job, and you can’t see rising incomes. You’re going to be angry and looking at someone to blame."
Mitt Romney to WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., discussing the protests at Bank of America.
Oh, we young people don’t understand “real jobs” and “what banks do,” yeah?
I argue we do. There’s a lot of us working two and three minimum wage jobs, going to school, graduating, barely surviving, or some combination of the above.
We’re consistently screwed by people like you, Mitt, who gambled with our parents’ retirement, who ensured most of us can never retire, who foreclosed on our families, who laid us off in the name of savings, who pissed away bailouts in executive bonuses and back slaps, as you grin in your expensive suits and tell us repeatedly that we DON’T GET how it works, as you reach into our back pockets for yet another checking account usage fee because we can’t keep a minimum balance, let me tell you…
WE GET IT.
We are fully proletarianized, working ourselves to the bone, paying the same tax rate as you, and praying to whatever is sacred that we do not get sick or injured because we are one paycheck or missed unemployment check away from completed ruin, while you and your cronies line up for another spin at the roulette wheel, your wallets fat from the products of our intellectual and physical labor.
FUCK YOU and your patronizing condescension. Fuck you with the all the fucks my exhausted self has left to give.(via cognitivedissonance)
Just a quick question…
For all the people crying that no one takes the tumblr social justice community seriously…
Where do you live that anyone takes any social justice community seriously other than the social justice community itself?
Because last time I checked any resource ever, the only people who gave a flying fuck about social justice…are the social justice community there. On tumblr. On facebook. In public forums. In media. ANYWHERE. Social justice concerns are forwarded and discussed within and defended by the social justice community. Who are taken seriously only by themselves. Because the people outside of the social justice community tend to be the people who are actively or passively perpetuating the shit that we are speaking out and acting out against.
How does the statement ‘No one takes the tumblr social justice community seriously!’ mean a single fucking thing, even if true?
this right here.
to be honest I dont like the term “social justice” b/c i think it implies some sort of movement i had to get involved in, when i learned how to think critically about race and racism issues from my parents and the community i grew up in.
for some people this is clearly theory they encounter in school. or on the internet.
for some of us it is our daily lives.
Bolding mine. This is what a lot of people need to understand. We write about our lives. That’s it. We’re not here to be studied or to give a distant academic read on oppression.
"Most Americans won’t notice these lost opportunities. They don’t get out much or realize America’s growing backwardness. They don’t comprehend that a modern rail network, including high-speed rail, is a given in every populous advanced nation. They are stuck in 1970, when gas was cheap, when we had 100 million fewer people and less congested urban areas, when in many places it was like those car ads on television that show only one vehicle on an empty road. Somehow they think highways and airlines aren’t subsidized; they think many things that are not true, including this. Every transportation system is subsidized. In our case, we just have fewer choices. It’s an outrage that there are not frequent and fast trains linking, say, Phoenix and LA, Phoenix and Tucson. No, they’re happy to spend a huge portion of our lives stuck in traffic, changing the planet for the worse. Too bad that reality, in the form of oil scarcity and higher prices, increasing congestion and, ooops, climate change, will throttle these American delusions."
Reblogging without further comment, because none is necessary.
one thing i miss a lot about germany: i can bike or bus anywhere within the city and take the train anywhere else.
There are people who seem to be missing the whole point of the anti-racism poster campaign
AND IT’S PREDOMINANTLY FROM WHITE PEOPLE SAYING
“BUT SUPERMAN IS WHITE AND I’M NOT OFFENDED”
“WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL SOCIETY RACISM IS OVER”
“THEY ARE JUST COSTUMES OMG YOU’RE RUINING MY ONE DAYS OF THE YEAR TO DRESS AS A SAD EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING”
First of all, those aren’t “just costumes”. Black face, the fetishisation of the Geisha, the negative depiction of Muslims and Mexicans AND THE HEINOUS DEPICTIONS OF INDIGENOUS AMERICANS ARE HARMFUL STEREOTYPES.
They were created with the intention of being detrimental to these communities. They were created by oppressors who wanted to find away for lessening any public reaction if said minority were to get wiped out over night. So they could find reasons to justify to the outer public if said minority were to endure hardship and oppression
And before you start whining about “OH BUT I’M HONOURING THEIR CULTURE”
THESE MINORITIES DIDN’T CONSENT TO THIS SHIT
THEY DIDN’T CONSENT TO THE INSTITUTIONALISED OPPRESSION THEY’D ENDURE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES
YOU WANNA HONOUR THEM?
THEN LISTEN TO THEM
REBLOG SHIT RELEVANT TO OUR NEEDS. STAND BESIDE US MINORITIES WHEN WE ENDURE SHIT. HELP US PROMOTE OUR CAUSES. CALL SOMEONE OUT ON THEIR BULLSHIT AND DON’T ERASE US.
Instead of telling us what to be offended by, WHEN WE’RE CLEARLY THE GROUP BEING TARGETED AT, listen to us, read about it, educate yourself.
And before you say “Oh these stereotypes don’t kill people”
After the 9/11 attacks there was a saying called “walking while brown”. Why? Because the image of a terrorist was anyone who was brown. Days after the attacks, a Sikh man got gunned down dead because he “looked like a terrorist”. Looked like a terrorist as in brown. HE WASN’T EVEN A MUSLIM (not that you should legitimise any attack upon someone who is muslim). And you you know how people legitimised it? Because people churned the stereotype that this is what a terrorist looked like- they removed the humanity of anyone of Middle Eastern/ South Asian origin, there for removing any sense of compassion or care that would we would are deserving of if we endured hardship.
And these things linger. 2005, 5 days after the London bombing-I was walking home from school. Three white kids ganged up on me, beat me up, left me a gross, bloody mess on the pavement until my poor mother had to carry me home. Through out the entirety of that event, I was repeatedly told that I was a terrorist. That I was illegal. That I was a filthy Muslim.
I’m not even Muslim. I’m a Hindu. But the fact that all they ever saw of a terrorist was this heinous depiction on anyone who was Muslim or of Middle Easter/ South Asian appearance- and that all us brown folks were ever depicted as- it removed me of my humanity from the get go.
Could you imagine what so many Muslim folks would have had to endure then?
Here’s the deal- if you’re having more problems with us combatting stereotypes and racism OVER THE FACT THAT THESE EXIST IN THE FIRST PLACE
THEN IT ONLY SHOWS HOW FAR WE HAVE TO GO BEFORE WE’RE ANYWHERE NEAR POST RACIAL.
SERIOUSLY, WHITE PRIVILEGE DENYING FOLK SPECIFICALLY, CHECK YOUR SHIT. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. IT IS ACTUALLY HARMING US.
how ridiculous is it that we have to scream that RACISM HURTS US to at least try to get it through peoples heads?
RACISM EXISTS RACISM HURTS RACISM ASSAULTS RACISM DISPOSSESS RACISM KILLS
also, as someone living in what is now known as British Columbia, Canada, where thousands of Japanese people were interned during World War II, if someone dresses up as a geisha for halloween shit will fucking pop. (if anyone is curious about Japanese internment, read Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. it’s beautiful and heartbreaking)
“We both realized they had been trying to set us up. So they didn’t have anything on us. They came for her early in the morning, too. They didn’t detain her parents, they just detained her. Tashnuba and I were then trying to figure out what was going on, what they were going to do, if they were going to release us.That’s when a lady walked in. She said, “What are you guys in for?We said, “We don’t know.I hear you guys did something What did we do?” We were asking her for information.She said, “We’re going to take you to Pennsylvania.Tashnuba and I looked at each other, like, Pennsylvania? I said, “What are we goingto do in Pennsylvania? She answered, “They didn’t tell you? There’s a detention center there.”
Click the photo to read the rest of one 16 year olds harrowing account of being, in effect kidnapped, and detained for months by FBI agents with no cause, no explanation and no legal recourse.
… And most people have no idea that it is now perfectly legal in the United States to arrest (“detain” is a ridiculous euphemism) any US citizen—not just Arabs and Muslims— and hold them indefinitely with no access to legal representation. They don’t have to justify it or explain why, ever.
pledge allegiance to all that bullshit that he learned in school
Dear Non-Black people
You are NOT authorized to use the word Nigga. I dont give a fuck if your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or fucking step family are Black. I dont give a fuck if your Black friends let you say the word Nigga to them or around them. When you are out in public, you need to not say it. And Black people, do not let your White, Latino, Asian or whatever else, friends call you Nigga without laying down the ground rules. It is irresponsible to let them call you that in the first place, but to then let them go out into the world saying nigga nigga nigga is unsafe!
I’m serious non-black people, I’m trying to save your life! Or at least your face. Say Nigga to the wrong person or in the wrong place and you will get your ass whooped. These fools around here in the farmlands of South Jersey just come to my job and use the word nigga like it’s nothing! Calling each other niggas when they arent Black at all. Now I dont even like Black saying it, but I damn sure dont want your non-Black ass saying it. I bet you they wont go to Philly, Baltimore, DC, Trenton, Camden, NYC or any other place with a high population of Black people, say nigga and come out un-beaten.
So please please, tell a friend…dont say Nigga!
This has been a public service announcement