Posts Tagged: racism

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

    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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globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

For all the white people talking about “but what about the irish”

^^^^Seriously!!

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Source: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
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  • Question: Will "devil's advocate" ever not mean "racist contrarian?" - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Sometimes it means “sexist fuckface”, I guess.

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  • Question: Yep, exactly what I've expected: The new Captain America is black. We're at a point, where the enforced diversity in comics is straight up insulting. I hardly doubt that even african-americans are happy about these changes at this point. There is no doubt in my head, that you're pissing off more white readers than pleasing black readers with these stupid, stupid, stupid changes. Nick Fury, Spider-Man, an entire Avengers team consisting out of black people and now a black Captain America... Bah. - Anonymous
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    brevoortformspring:

    You do the segregationist movement of the early 20th century credit, sir!

    Welcome to 2014.

    "enforced diversity"

    so…diversity? you hate diversity.

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  • Question: Oh my fucking god, singing with an accent isnt racist. If using a British accent isn't racist, why would using Jamaican accent be. You are racist. Your blog is overrated, and you are rude. Just because you are from a culture doesn't mean that you can't try to experience others, we live in a multicultural globalized world. Get over your fucking self. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    "If using a British accent isn’t racist, why would using Jamaican accent be." - Yo, I know you’re dumb as fuck, but it actually is kind of hilarious that you picked literally a colonizer and their colony as your examples about how mimicking their accents is somehow identical. Guess what, you stupid asshole, maybe if white folks hadn’t raped and pillaged Jamaica (in this instance) for as long as humanly possible, it’d be a little less grating when your wack ass pulls out the white dreads on your acoustic guitar.

    "why is whiteface OK but blackface isn’t?" - same guy, presumably

Source: yoisthisracist
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  • Question: Why is it okay to spew hateful shit towards white people? I'm white and I won't even pretend to feel victimized, but that shit is so hypocritical. Two wrongs don't make a right. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Oh word? Here’s the fucking thing, while it might be true in some abstract sense that it’s not “okay” to “spew hateful shit towards white people,” it’s not a fucking coincidence that the only people who actually complain about this shit are people who think that pointing out some patently obvious facts, like the fact that society is set up to favor white (and straight and male) people, constitutes “spewing hate.” Like, if your stupid ass thinks that someone being insulting to white people and the entire racist history and present and future of this planet, which systematically puts white people on top, are somehow equal “wrongs,” you need to absolutely go fuck yourself.

    "two wrongs don’t make a right" just then, you pretended to be victimized

    here’s a photo I snapped of anon
    (will I ever tire of linking to that? I hope not)

Source: yoisthisracist
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mediamattersforamerica:

The NRA tries to appeal to a more diverse audience by saying gun regulations are "equally as unconstitutional" as Jim Crow laws.

I support separate drinking fountains for assault rifles.

one lol-worthy fact at play here: black people had no rights under the original constitution, they were added later. Yet black men and woman are still fighting for equality (and at times, their very lives) a century and a half later.

meanwhile, we’re still pretending that the constitution is an infallible document when it comes to the vaguely-worded Second Amendment. All to placate a political lobby and its paranoid constituents who are in no danger of losing anything.

is it too late to add the NRA to this list of crybabies?

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Source: mediamatters.org
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lightspeedsound:

Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.

From About Face: Supermodels then and now

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This freaky art project is how I’m picturing all Men’s Rights Activists, “reverse racism” whiners, “what about straight pride” complainers, and all the rest from now until forever.

original seems to be the work of Landon Meier
full credit to Mielke for the pic and Dina for the joke

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

Source: humansofnewyork