We’re all human African apes, y’all. Children of the earth. Only one culture! ＃worldpeace
I dunno if there is a bingo card out there for a white person arguing about cultural appropriation, but I’m pretty sure this would win.
Oh for fuck’s sake. I guarantee you, people on welfare are NOT comfortable.And most people DO use it to survive until their situation improves - the exceptions are the elderly, the disabled, and people with children (and I can vouch that a lot of the time, the children get benefits while the parents don’t).
Learn what the hell you’re talking about before you actually speak.
Even people with kids tend to get off it within 5 years unless they’re in areas where the economy is absolutely destroyed & unemployment is in the high teens or twenties. And yes, moving is an option if you’ve got the money to move, which people on assistance generally don’t have at least not for state to state moves. That’s before we get into child care concerns & community ties.
I’m gonna say this as a welfare worker.
The money folks get on welfare is BARELY enough for them to survive. If you have a family of 3, two-parents and a child and one of those parents is working more than 25 hours a week, you’re not gonna qualify for cash aid, even if you’re working a shitty minimum wage job that probably isn’t paying your rent.
You’d qualify for foodstamps, but the amount of benefits you’d get on foodstamps would be lowered than the standard amount because of the income you have coming in.
If you’re a household of 3, and you’re a mom with two kids and you’re working 25 hours a week at a shitty minimum wage job you STILL might not qualify for cash aid because the gross income limit is so low. You literally have to be living BELOW the poverty line in order to qualify for cash aid welfare benefits. Do you realize how hard that is?
Not only that but in most states, adults who receive aid for 48 months (not all at once mind you, just 48 months in your lifetime after you turn 18) cannot receive cash aid benefits anymore. Anywhere.
So I really need for people to stop acting like folks on Welfare are living the high life and damn sure aren’t comfortable. They’re not, they’re just barely surviving. Cases of serious welfare fraud are few and far between and the only time people make away with loads of money, are usually in cases like the one in Seattle where a RICH COUPLE WAS COMMITTING WELFARE FRAUD! So someone take this “people living easy on welfare” myth and shove it up your ass.
I’m pretty much at the point that if you haven’t had to live on some kind of welfare benefits in your life, I’m not even remotely interested in your opinion about it and the people who use it.
I think this dude got lost. So where was he going, Youtube comments, Yahoo news comments, Stormfront, or other?
(…)this isn’t just about imagery and brown people looking bad on TV – the Dothraki storyline is just a stepping stone for Dany’s overall storyline which is more deeply racist - essentially, a liberal white woman who goes around saving and civilising brown people. The subtext of Dany’s story is a cultural war where Dany’s enlightened values triumph over lesser ones, where whiteness is both a conquering and civilising force.
White people call us yellow gold and yellow fever and expect us to take it as a compliment and then go apeshit like some bunch of fucking mayflies when we tell them it’s racist like we’ve exposed their core soul or something
white british ppl who compare ignorant americans making fun of tea and crumpets and not knowing the difference between an english accent and a scottish one
to the fetishization of asian women by white men
need to like
fucking crack open a European History book
or google the phrase
“the sun does not set on the british empire”
Real Work Conversations #794192
- Customer: By the way, what nationality are you?
- Me: I'm British.
- Customer: (Laughs) Oh, you're British are you?
- Customer: I thought you looked more like
- Customer: A New Zealander?
My last rant kind of inspired this post. I have a lot of opinions about this topic, but I will try my best to keep this short. I am not racist, in any way. But, one thing I cannot stand is hearing things like “Why wasn’t there a black person in this movie? Racist!” Like, how is that even logical? Do you know how people would react if white people were like “Why isn’t there any white people in this movie? Racist!” they would get called racist, and get a shitload of insults over it.
I know I’m going to get “Omg ur white-privilege is showing!!!” but I honestly couldn’t care less what anyone thinks, because this is my opinion. In my eyes, we should all be seen as equal people. I don’t care if you’re white, gay, straight, black, transgender, etc. I just see you as another person, and I’m not going to judge you on those type of things. I just can’t stand things like this. I’m sorry, but not everything is racist. If a person of color isn’t cast in a movie, I highly doubt it’s because of their skin color.
Another thing that bothers me is how people act like someone cannot be racist against a white person. Are you kidding me orr? Racism is disliking/harassing a person because of their skin color. It’s not listed in the dictionary as “A white person disliking/harassing a person of color because of their skin.” I’m sorry if this comes off as rude, but I’m just being honest. I honestly have experienced a lot of things because of the color of my skin, believe it or not. I grew up in a neighborhood where there weren’t that many white people. In my classes, there were maybe two other white girls. All three of us experienced a lot of cruel things, just because we were “crackers” and “white trash” now, what is that? It’s hating someone solely because of their skin color, therefore it’s racism. I didn’t complain about it, though. The other girls did, and they pulled the “White people can’t experience racism.” card.
I’m cutting this short, all I’m saying is, we’re all people, and even though we shouldn’t, we can ALL experience racism.
“If a person of color isn’t cast in a movie, I highly doubt it’s because of their skin color.”
Being that 69% of roles are set aside for white men while, depending on the group, less than 10%, at most, are set aside for people of color, I’d say that you can doubt all you like, but you’re only doubting reality.
Billboards are everywhere in New York City. They’re on subway trains and in stations, and on top of and inside taxis. But few, if any, have been anything like a series of anonymous billboards that have popped up on bus shelters in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. They’re not selling anything but a delcaration: that racism still exists.
That’s also the name of the appropriately titled campaign. At least half a dozen billboard sites have sprung up around the neighborhood since August, with each month dedicated to highlighting racial disparities that impact black people in America. So far, the billboards have touched on topics ranging from the entertainment industry, education, fast food, smoking, policing, and black wealth. Each month’s billboard is also accompanied by an detailed post on Tumblr that provides background information, news articles, studies, charts, and statistics to back up each claim.
A brief statement on the Tumblr page says, in part, that “RISE is a proejct designed to illuminate some of the ways in which racism operates in this country.” But who’s behind the project remains a mystery.
For the time being, the project seems dedicated to its anonymity. Both the Tumblr page and the billboards themselves are devoid of any contact information. Similarly, the private advertising company that’s contracted by New York City’s transit agency to host advertisments and billboards said that it does not give out information about who paid for the advertisements.
Even local activists who spend their time dedicated to working on racial justice issues can’t figure out who’s behind the billboards. Nonetheless, they’re intrigued by the campaign. This month’s billboard is dedicated to Stop-and-Frisk, the controversial NYPD tactic that’s drawn national criticism for its disproportionate impact on black and Latino men. The billboard’s provactive text reads, “Don’t want to get stopped by the NYPD? Stop being black.” On the heels of New York City’s 2013 mayoral race and the prominent role that critics of Stop-and-Frisk have taken in city politics, the billboards have become a meaningful part of local discussion.
It’s no accident that of all of New York City’s neighborhoods, the billboards have targeted this one. A historically black neighborhood, Bed-Stuy has become one of the most contested spaces in New York City. A 2012 study from the Fordham Institute found that Brooklyn is home to 25 of the country’s most rapidly gentrifying zip codes. That’s created a stark contrast between those in the neighborhood who have more upward social and economic mobility than others. Several high profile media accounts have recently noted Bed Stuy’s so-called “hip” transformation and “resurgence”, but the borough’s medium per capita income in 2009 was just $23,000, which was $10,000 below the national average.
The content of the billboard’s messaging may not exactly be news for most residents, but the presentation has nonetheless been powerful.
- White People: It shouldn't matter what color the characters are, the story is what's really important.
- Rich People: It shouldn't matter how much money you make, enjoying whatever you have is what's really important.
- Het People: It shouldn't matter whether or not you can get married, just being with the one you love is what's really important.