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okcreepsters:

carolinadipper:

okcreepsters:

I mean, at least I knew immediately that he was a racist?

Least he knew immediately you’re a prejudiced uppity bitch too

Hi, I’m also southern. So, I’m pretty familiar with the nonsense arguments about why the confederate flag isn’t actually symbol of racism. But, it is. It’s a symbol of the war for slavery. The symbol of a war to fight for the right to own humans. 

I studied US history, particularly the effects of the civil war on the west. So, I’m aware that when you first start learning about the civil war, it seems like it’s just a war about slavery. But then the more you learn that it’s about state’s rights. But then, when you learn even more you realize that it really is just a war about slavery 

I am a proud southerner. I love the people, and the diversity, and the weather, and the food, and the music, and the manners, and the land. I do not now, and will never apologize to assholes who think that the stars and bars are about treason and rebellion. You know it isn’t that simple. I know it isn’t that simple. The neo-nazis who fly the confederate flag in Europe because Swastikas are illegal sure as hell know it isn’t that simple. 

Fuck yes I am an uppity bitch. And I’m god damn proud of it. And I wake up every day and try to be better than the people I am descended from who told themselves that the ownership of other humans was acceptable. We live in a society that systematically oppresses black people to this day. I don’t care how much you like the idea of the rebel yell, you’re still a racist for supporting the continued use of the stars and bars. 

I don’t think it needs to be illegal, I just think that people who display it need to realize that if they choose to use their freedom of speech to fly that flag, the rest of us get to use our freedom of speech to call you out. 

ahhhh the classic “well YOU are the prejudiced one for judging a person solely because they use racist paraphernalia!” defense. With a bonus “uppity”!

remember guys: this is an extreme example, but women don’t owe you shit. She can decide she doesn’t like you because you’re too short or because your teeth are crooked. She never has to be nice to you or give you a chance to explain.

But when you wear a confederate flag, well that’s sending a message. And it shouldn’t be a surprise when women choose to reject it. And you.

(I just noticed he’s from St. Louis. With everything going on there right now, what a choice to go with the Confederate Flag).

Source: okcreepsters
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  • Question: Anyone holding a "Support Darren Wilson" sign? - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    yoisthisracist:

    Racists: what is it that makes you think that this racist murderer cop doesn’t have enough support? Multiple police forces are doing everything they can to cover up his actions and suppress any protest.

    PS. There’s your White Pride Parade, you fucking pieces of shit, enjoy it.

    There’s your White Pride Parade, you fucking pieces of shit, enjoy it.

    oh my god it really is. Have you read what these supporters say to the papers in defense of a police officer they’ve never met? Who they support solely because he’s white and the victim is black? SPOILERS: it is incredibly racist.

Source: yoisthisracist
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theorlandojones:

As we wrap up this terrible week and weekend some final thoughts before I get my black ass back to work tomorrow to fight fictional demons instead of feeling powerless against the real ones —
Although he wasn’t by any means a close personal friend, the death of Robin Williams affected by greatly. Working with him and David Duchovny on the film House of D was a privilege and seeing how he treated everyone he encountered regardless of race, class, gender or orientation remains a hopeful reminder that genuine kindness and empathy does exist in the world. Whatever the ultimate reasons for his decision to take his own life I pray for him, his family and all who suffer from the unrelenting grasp of depression and substance abuse. By shining his light on us all for the period of time he did, I am 100% certain that Robin left this world a better place than he entered it with a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
That said, if we spent even a fraction of the time given to the tributes about Robin and the late Lauren Bacall also remembering the lives of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford or Dante Parker (the 5 unarmed black men killed by police just in the past month) or honestly looked at the data about how often police shoot unarmed black men and women in this country we would all hang our collective heads in shame.
In the midst of thousands upon thousands of peaceful protesters who came out demanding answers and marching for justice with the powerful and heartbreaking refrain Hands Up. Don’t Shoot. the actions of a small few in Ferguson (many of whom were anarchists that intentionally came into the city to stir up trouble and perhaps a few others from the community who had simply reached their breaking point in the face of racial, economic and social injustice) gave the white power structure the cover to quickly change the narrative to one about the violence in the city (in reality almost entirely perpetrated by the militarized police rather than the demonstrators) instead of the murder of an unarmed teenager by a cop who “never meant for this to happen" (and don’t even get me started on that fuckery which should instead read "a cop who never meant to be held accountable").
In this way, a PROTEST became a RIOT. Images of demonstrators THROWING BACK tear gas canisters launched at them became stories of rioters throwing molotov cocktails AT THE POLICE (and yes I am aware of media reports showing that molotov cocktails were in fact used by protesters in some instances but not in the way that it was ultimately spun). And the police released incendiary and ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT information about Michael Brown that the media lapped up because it reinforced the all too familiar trope that “the violent black dude was a thug who got what he deserved”.
Black victims are regularly eyed with suspicion and contempt (and ultimately deemed responsible for what happened to them) while the media too often generates headlines that exhibit an air of disbelief at an alleged white killer’s supposed actions.
Even in our outrage at what happened at this week and the necessity for our voices to be heard so this story is not swept under the rug, we all know something like this will happen again. And again. And again.
Until each of us (black, white, brown, etc) demands accountability from our elected officials we will get the country we deserve. Tweeting is not enough. Feeling bad is not enough. Acting like we’re overreacting and it can’t really be that bad makes you an accessory after the fact (not to mention an asshole). 
Which is why, as the GIF above shows, I’m giving America a down vote.
So how can we stop feeling powerless? What can we actually do?
Honestly, there are people much smarter than me who can do a better job of answering that question.
But trying to answer that question for myself is a large part of why I do what I do for a living. Because representation matters. Because being in control of our own stories empowers us to show a wide range of depictions of blackness and “otherness” (shockingly, not only do we not all LOOK ALIKE but we also don’t all THINK ALIKE) that are far more interesting than what we’ve been spoon fed in the past. I’m the first to admit that we’ve still got A LONG WAY TO GO and that’s where you all come in.
Although my engagement in fandom is embraced by some and side-eyed by others, these spaces of interaction may in fact play one of the most significant roles in the future of media and representation as we know it. At the very least it will create a future generation of professional storytellers (and social justice advocates) who were raised in the trenches of Live Journal, Tumblr, ao3 and other platforms currently in use or yet to be created.
I know this is your turf and even though there are times some of you wish I’d go away I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to interact with you here.
Together, we can make a difference.
Trollando out.

theorlandojones:

As we wrap up this terrible week and weekend some final thoughts before I get my black ass back to work tomorrow to fight fictional demons instead of feeling powerless against the real ones —

Although he wasn’t by any means a close personal friend, the death of Robin Williams affected by greatly. Working with him and David Duchovny on the film House of D was a privilege and seeing how he treated everyone he encountered regardless of race, class, gender or orientation remains a hopeful reminder that genuine kindness and empathy does exist in the world. Whatever the ultimate reasons for his decision to take his own life I pray for him, his family and all who suffer from the unrelenting grasp of depression and substance abuse. By shining his light on us all for the period of time he did, I am 100% certain that Robin left this world a better place than he entered it with a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

That said, if we spent even a fraction of the time given to the tributes about Robin and the late Lauren Bacall also remembering the lives of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford or Dante Parker (the 5 unarmed black men killed by police just in the past month) or honestly looked at the data about how often police shoot unarmed black men and women in this country we would all hang our collective heads in shame.

In the midst of thousands upon thousands of peaceful protesters who came out demanding answers and marching for justice with the powerful and heartbreaking refrain Hands Up. Don’t Shoot. the actions of a small few in Ferguson (many of whom were anarchists that intentionally came into the city to stir up trouble and perhaps a few others from the community who had simply reached their breaking point in the face of racial, economic and social injustice) gave the white power structure the cover to quickly change the narrative to one about the violence in the city (in reality almost entirely perpetrated by the militarized police rather than the demonstrators) instead of the murder of an unarmed teenager by a cop who “never meant for this to happen" (and don’t even get me started on that fuckery which should instead read "a cop who never meant to be held accountable").

In this way, a PROTEST became a RIOT. Images of demonstrators THROWING BACK tear gas canisters launched at them became stories of rioters throwing molotov cocktails AT THE POLICE (and yes I am aware of media reports showing that molotov cocktails were in fact used by protesters in some instances but not in the way that it was ultimately spun). And the police released incendiary and ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT information about Michael Brown that the media lapped up because it reinforced the all too familiar trope that “the violent black dude was a thug who got what he deserved”.

Black victims are regularly eyed with suspicion and contempt (and ultimately deemed responsible for what happened to them) while the media too often generates headlines that exhibit an air of disbelief at an alleged white killer’s supposed actions.

Even in our outrage at what happened at this week and the necessity for our voices to be heard so this story is not swept under the rug, we all know something like this will happen again. And again. And again.

Until each of us (black, white, brown, etc) demands accountability from our elected officials we will get the country we deserve. Tweeting is not enough. Feeling bad is not enough. Acting like we’re overreacting and it can’t really be that bad makes you an accessory after the fact (not to mention an asshole). 

Which is why, as the GIF above shows, I’m giving America a down vote.

So how can we stop feeling powerless? What can we actually do?

Honestly, there are people much smarter than me who can do a better job of answering that question.

But trying to answer that question for myself is a large part of why I do what I do for a living. Because representation matters. Because being in control of our own stories empowers us to show a wide range of depictions of blackness and “otherness” (shockingly, not only do we not all LOOK ALIKE but we also don’t all THINK ALIKE) that are far more interesting than what we’ve been spoon fed in the past. I’m the first to admit that we’ve still got A LONG WAY TO GO and that’s where you all come in.

Although my engagement in fandom is embraced by some and side-eyed by others, these spaces of interaction may in fact play one of the most significant roles in the future of media and representation as we know it. At the very least it will create a future generation of professional storytellers (and social justice advocates) who were raised in the trenches of Live Journal, Tumblr, ao3 and other platforms currently in use or yet to be created.

I know this is your turf and even though there are times some of you wish I’d go away I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to interact with you here.

Together, we can make a difference.

Trollando out.

(via briangefrich)

Source: theorlandojones
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softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

highly unrealistic cartoon because those cops aren’t carrying guns

(via trinandtonic)

Source: cartoonpolitics
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  • Question: Seriously tho why can't white people have white pride? I'm proud to be white, doesn't mean I hate people, or disrespect people that aren't white. But if I were to wear a white pride shirt sure as shit I'll be called a racist - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    yoisthisracist:

    Ok, for real tho, if you’re so dumb about why “pride” is about maintaining your dignity despite centuries of oppression, and seem to think there’s something about being “white” that has some kind of significance besides being how the people who oppress other people define themselves, why the fuck do you care if people call you racist? You’ve proven too obtuse and callous to learn about the world, so why would you give a shit?

Source: yoisthisracist
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  • Question: "Hundreds of years of slavery being abolished"? Racists always talk about slavery like it was super long ago. The Emancipation Proclamation was 151 years ago and the 14th Amendment was ratified 146 years ago. And guess what, shit was still fucked up for another hundred years. Also another 46 after that. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    yoisthisracist:

    I didn’t do the math, that takes us up to today, right?

Source: yoisthisracist
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  • Question: The Irish are oppressed by the English, you dumb shit. Did you not take history? - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    yoisthisracist:

    Ahahahahahahah, oh man. So, I don’t usually do follow-up questions, but I’ve gotten this response so many times to my rhetorical question “who are the Irish oppressed by" when this racist wrote in submitting them as evidence that white people are oppressed, that, hey, why not do a follow-up.

    I was just going to let the irony sink in, but, I don’t know, it hasn’t.

    Here’s a follow-up, then, genius: what color people are the English?

    I’ll wait.

    NO I CAN’T

    They’re WHITE you STUPID MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!! It’s almost
    like they weren’t oppressed for being white, you fucking idiot.

    OH SHIT

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my god, how does it feel to be so so so stupid. It must be incredible.

Source: yoisthisracist
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pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.
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I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….



EL OH EL GAIJIN AM I RITE??always flapping their gums! If only they spoke a human language!

pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.

I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….

EL OH EL GAIJIN AM I RITE??

always flapping their gums! If only they spoke a human language!

(via legendsoflocalization)

Source: n64thstreet
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  • Question: I am a white male Christian republican, does that mean I should kill myself? And if so what would be the best way to do it - easybakedlovin
  • Answer:

    yoisthisracist:

    How about lose the fake victim complex, you fucking loser, no one is telling you to kill yourself, they’re just telling you to stop being racist.

    joking about suicide this week of all weeks? as long as you’re soliciting advice here’s one more tip: stop being a heartless prick

Source: yoisthisracist
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Cinderella will be black on Broadway and white people can't deal

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thechanelmuse:

So, I was in the middle of searching for how long Keke Palmer will be on Broadway as Cinderella. Gotta get my ticket. I scrolled down and saw this first comment: 

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The reach with this one disneyfied ass tale. They, however, have no problem whitewashing different races and ethnicities and see our disdain as sensitive and “reverse racist.” Case in point: Exodus - God and Kings, the new British-American biblical movie set in Egypt, that has caused uproar and boycotts: 

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Apparently these are acceptable…

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Lemme not go over the post limit. This is just a handful that scratch the surface. 

………………cinderellas……….earliest…………origins………..have……been……..:..traced…………to…..10th century China……….chinese………….cinderella……..white brain malfunction

"I like to see my culure’s folklore accurately represented"

Congratulations, so would everyone who isn’t white!

(via medievalpoc)

Source: thechanelmuse