"Apparently, to newscasters, Blacks vote for Obama because he’s Black. But Whites vote for Obama because of his policies."

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IKR but when white ppl vote for someone because their white, which is all the time, that’s totes ok!

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thenoobyorker:

I love the front page image that the Los Angeles Times selected for this story. The real damage here is the white dude doing some kind of meditation in some kind of Rasta inspired hat with some camouflage gear. 

The real damage is… Cultural Appropriation¬!

thenoobyorker:

I love the front page image that the Los Angeles Times selected for this story. The real damage here is the white dude doing some kind of meditation in some kind of Rasta inspired hat with some camouflage gear. 

The real damage is… Cultural Appropriation¬!

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"In the scramble to comprehend the riots, every single commentator has opened with a ritual condemnation of the violence, as if it were in any doubt that arson, muggings and lootings are ugly occurrences. That much should be obvious to anyone who is watching Croydon burn down on the BBC right now. David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, called the disorder ‘mindless, mindless’. Nick Clegg denounced it as ‘needless, opportunistic theft and violence’. Speaking from his Tuscan holiday villa, Prime Minister David Cameron – who has finally decided to return home to take charge - declared simply that the social unrest searing through the poorest boroughs in the country was “utterly unacceptable.” The violence on the streets is being dismissed as ‘pure criminality,’ as the work of a ‘violent minority’, as ‘opportunism.’ This is madly insufficient. It is no way to talk about viral civil unrest. Angry young people with nothing to do and little to lose are turning on their own communities, and they cannot be stopped, and they know it. Tonight, in one of the greatest cities in the world, society is ripping itself apart."

Laurie Penny, “Panic on the Streets of London,” London, 9 August 2011. (via brigidfitzgeraldreading)

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"The news coverage over the following days taught me a lot of interesting new ‘facts’ about the innocent nation of Norway.

1. Apparently we don’t lock our doors at night. Wrong. We do.

2. There is no public debate about immigration. Wrong. Immigration generally, and Islam specifically, have been high on the agenda for more than a decade.

3. We’re all white. Wrong. Norway has become an increasingly diverse society since the early 1970s: almost a third of Oslo now has non-Norwegian origin, more than one in ten being Muslim.

4. Owning a gun is practically illegal. Wrong. Hunting and sport shooting are popular recreational activities, and Norway ranks high in gun ownership.

5. The Utøya victims were all white, and the terrorist did not kill any Muslims. Wrong. The victims reflected a diverse Norwegian society. Several of the dead were Muslims, several were of African or Middle Eastern ancestry. This information was available. It is extremely disrespectful to airbrush them out of the story to make it more coherent."

Why let facts ruin the story? Norwegian comments on US coverage of the Norway terror | openDemocracy (via robot-heart-politics)

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