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medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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it’s a blog about pointing out (via contemporary records) that non-white people existed in Europe in the past. that means it’s a little weird how fantasy sword-and-magic stories never have any black people in them. and THAT FACT made reddit dudes angry.

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thebicker:

Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

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tl;dr, yes, they made an Egyptian statue’s face white.

I might have shared that “sphinx” photo before, so here’s the story behind it

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  • Question: I've been called a party-pooper for bringing racism and feminism into conversations =( - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    You need to stop hanging out with people who think being racist and sexist constitutes a “party.”

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doctorwho:

Series 3 - Human Nature

people dislike Martha for being infatuated with the Doctor but Martha Did Not Take Shit and I liked that about her

also her whole family made appearances in her season and that was cool too

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  • Question: A customer asked for an "illegal immigrant mocha" instead of a "mexican mocha" like it's written on our menu. Do racists not realize Mexico is a country of its own and not every ethnicity is defined by its relation to the US? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    I also like how racists are so comfortable with themselves that they’re willing to throw in this odious shit to a stranger making then coffee. WHO THE FUCK THINKS WE NEED THIS RACIST-ASS JOKE JESUS CHRIST

    on the other hand, god bless these comedians for telling you up front “I am a terrible person”

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briangefrich:

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feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

May I also add that The Prince of Egypt’s accuracy has been approved by not only Christianity, but by Judaism and Islam as well! So it’s actually the most accurately told version out there!

Prince of Egypt has always been one of my favourite movies. The fact that there was an awesome animated movie about Jews also made me feel less weird about being the only Jewish kid around when I was growing up.

I know there’s that whole thing where you get similar films coming out at the same time, but lauded directors making white man films that turn biblical stories into massive battle scenes?

Twice in a year?

What the shit?

In all fairness, it should be pointed out that the all-star cast of The Prince of Egypt was mostly white:

  • Val Kilmer
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Danny Glover - exception!
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Helen Mirren
  • Steve Martin
  • Martin Short

but it’s still probably a better movie than Moses: Man of Action

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  • Question: Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :) - Anonymous
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    odinsblog:

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    jayjsupremacy:

    lookatthewords:

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    I dunnoooo I think you already know that “White is beautiful” don’t you?

    Or will it shatter your beauty if I recognize mine?

    WELL DAMN

    Perfect.

    Straight up dedicating this post to allergictofeeling who so exemplifies this post by reblogging a post about Nicki Minaj  image then tagged it “no need to play the race card

    please keep your self centered ignorance, micro-agressions and derailing all to yourself

    yeah “every color is beautiful” but only one color became a global beauty standard
    I say “became” but what I mean is “purposefully promoted by white people at the expense of all other skin colors”
    so even in countries with extremely small white populations (like Japan, where I live), there are white or light-skinned people advertising beauty products

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  • Question: Can I get a "fuck you" for all the white people who talk about how their European ancestors came here "legally" but conveniently forget that until 1965 it was pretty much only Europeans who could come here legally? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Seriously, why are racists so fucking proud of following the racist-ass immigration laws of this racist-ass country.

    Bad news racists: every single white person came to the United States illegally because WE WEREN’T INVITED.

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  • Question: honestly curious, why does it offend you? - Anonymous
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    alexsummres:

    i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

    all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

    here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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    from top to left to right:

    KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

    traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

    it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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    lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

    she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

    just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

    let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

    this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

    if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

    i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

    i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

    as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

    feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

    holy SHIT Lucy is not out in Japan yet so I had no idea

    i was going to give it a chance because i like Scarlett and it sounded like a lark but what the FUCK is happening in these scenes?

    granted I haven’t seen it yet but…yikes

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