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Surprise! Cliven Bundy, Conservatives' Newest Hero, is a Huge Gigantic Racist

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Have your heard about Cliven Bundy? No? Why he’s only America’s newest patriot! Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians, and right wingers of all types are going goo-goo over Mr. Bundy and his Bundy Ranch. Let me give you a little summary.

Cliven Bundy, like most good white right wingers, is…

THIS is the guy I’ve been hearing second-hand right-wing gushing support for?? Maybe I shouldn’t even be surprised anymore.

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I am not going to answer the question “is Avril’s HELLO KITTY video racist?” because:

  1. as a white guy, I’m not in a position to judge what offends Asians
  2. to offer an opinion would require watching the video again. NO THANK YOU.

…but I can happily smack down this response she gave on Twitter because a Japanese person living in Japan has ZERO CLUE what it is like to be marginalized. Japanese people are the dominant culture in Japan. They are in control. They are well-represented in every single piece of media they create.

So whatever the critical reaction has been to Avril Lavigne’s video, dismissing it with “well Japanese people made it” is a non-sequitur. That’s like saying “a woman made this, so it’s not sexist”

ps Avril how the fuck did you manage to mispronounce “kawaii” gosh

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  • Question: Sexual attraction patterns are set early in life and are very resistant to change. I'm generally not attracted to black women, and at almost 30, that's really unlikely to change. It doesn't make me racist, it just means I grew up in a racist culture, which affected me when I was a preteen, which I've consciously worked on overcoming. Berating people for being honest about something they have no control doesn't do much to further the goal of equality and just makes people more defensive. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Hey asshole, first of all, if you somehow think all black women are the fucking same, you’re fucking racist as shit, and the fact that you think you have no control over this, or can’t at least find the basic decency to shut the fuck up and be embarrassed about this terrible part of your racist brain, that’s what makes you extra racist. Who the fuck cares if racists get defensive, they fucking should, you idiot.

    I grew up in that same racist culture. lots of people grew up in that same racist culture. growing up surrounded by racists doesn’t give you a pass to make statements like “I’m generally not attracted to black women”

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  • Question: As a libertarian, I believe that everyone should be allowed to do whatever they wish with their property - even if it means doing something as heinous as not serving minorities at their business. People tell me I'm racist for this stance, but I believe that compelling people to not be racist solves nothing and that the best course of action is boycotting racist business owners. How on earth is this racist? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    UHHHHHHHHHH, guess what, fucko, you can try to hide behind your weak-ass and incredibly shallow theories about how the world should work, but if it’s not patently clear to you that, because of, you know, the fucking centuries of racist bedrock our current culture is built on, your ideas about how society ought to work wouldn’t simply result in further entrenchment of racism, then, you’re obviously not worth talking to.

    PS. If you hate government so much, there are plenty of failed states where you can move, why don’t you go set up shop there, you piece of shit.

    compelling people to not be racist solves nothing

    compelling people to not be racist solves nothing

    a human adult wrote this in 2014, what the hell

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winnersusedrugs:

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Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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  HELL YES I like this

I read the team this year replaced Chief Wahoo with a C on the home caps, which some sports writers believe shows a willingness to move away from that ugly logo. But good on fans for taking it to the next level.

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"Tiger Lily Doesn't Equal Human Torch" plus a very long rant

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The other day I posted this tweet:

"Wait they cast a white chick for Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan? Did they not remember Lone Ranger last year? Or, you know, racism?"

(If you didn’t hear, Rooney Mara is supposedly playing Tiger Lily, who is a princess of the “Native” tribe, in the…

I didn’t think this needed to be explained, but that’s racists for you.

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quicksparrows:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NAILED IT.

"purists" oh my lord has any word been more euphemistic and loaded at the same time?

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stand-up-comic-gifs:

He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)

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badman300:

"how is that racist?"- white proverb

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robdelaney:

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Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.

The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.

I only learned about this when I moved to LA when I was 24. That’s too old to learn that about your own country. I’m glad kids in Southern California are taught about it (since it’s an unavoidable fact that affected kids’ grandparents here) but Boston public schools, shall we say, “whitewashed” this fact from my own education. Maybe they teach it now. Anyway #teens, don’t let your school hinder your education; hit the books at home too. xo

I’m sure someone mentioned it in passing during high school but yeah, I was an adult when I found out what the United States did to its own citizens in the name of racism national security. What’s even more fucked up is it took the government four decades to officially apologize. Seriously. It was Ronald Reagan, in his final year in the White House, who signed it.

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