- 2 months ago
Jon Stewart compares the media’s treatment of Justin Bieber and Rob Ford to the treatment of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
people seriously got mad at the athlete who won a football thing? fucking hell, america, what are you becoming in my absence?
(via trinandtonic)Source: sandandglass
- 2 months ago
It’s cold out there today. Are you fighting off the cold with some Vitamin C? Today’s post talks about some curious propaganda posters and advertisements during the Second World War from the Florida Citrus Commission that featured the U.S. Navy.
I need some victory vitamin c
"How well every Jap knows the truth today…for he’s up against men with iron wills and nerves of steel…and bodies hard as nails"
What a bizarre mix of homo-eroticism and casual racismSource: navyhistory
- 3 months ago
The sad thing is, this has been going on for ages.
My grandpa was telling me that his family were spat at on the street and called “Fucking Dirty Wogs” and “To go back where they came from” because they came here from Italy. My dad was beaten up at school for being a “Wog” and then he was the only one who got in trouble with the teacher. I was bullied relentlessly at school for being a ” Fat Wog” as well, and this was like a few years ago by some stupid fucks who think they were so fucking smart.
And now that hatred as moved onto the Asylum Seekers again (you’d be pretty fucking ashamed of Australia in 2001-2003 after the 9/11 attacks) and even before that in Geelong the Sudanese community was treated like shit simply for being refugees.
Its a cycle of viciousness and the Government only encourages the behavior. It needs to stop now.
Never realize there was this dark side to Australia.
My eldest paternal first cousin is Australian. He called me a “fat nigger” when I messaged him on Facebook asking how he was. We are no longer in touch. He lives on the other side of the world so it hasn’t caused any family drama but I really hope he never visits again. I’m glad that my Gran never found out, I think it would’ve probably killed her.
The thing that really amazes me about racism in Australia is how open and shameless people are about it. New Zealand has its own fair share of racism, but I feel like we’re a little more embarrassed by it.
Australia: we are a country AND ALSO an entire continent but “fuck off we’re full”
not even racist Japan has used that line against immigrants, and this is one crowded archipelagoSource: thisiseverydayracism
- 3 months ago
Chick-fil-A Uses ‘Tomahawk Chop’ to Profit off Racism Perpetuated by Native Mascots, By Danielle Miller
If you didn’t already boycott Chick-fil-A for their anti gay statements now you may have even more of a reason for their racism against Native Americans. Chick-Fil-A created a giant robotic cow (40 feet high and 15,000 pounds) next to a giant coke bottle with a picture of a tomahawk. The cow’s arm moves to do the “tomahawk dance” but it looks more like a nazi gesture. A simple search on google shows plenty of pictures and videos of the cow; it wears signs with different messages such as: “Chopping makes hungree 4 chikin” “Chop on chikin luverz chop on” “Chop burgerz outta yer diet”.
Chick-fil-A is a company that has proudly presented its Christian values. Chick-fil-A’s tomahawk cow is highly problematic when you consider the history of religious violence Christianity has had with Native Americans, the attempted termination of Native American cultures, as well as attempted extermination of Native Americans was committed in the name of Christianity.
This modern perpetuation of stereotypes continues to be an act of cultural conquest as well as a strategy to dehumanize Native Americans to justify other acts of economic conquest. Native mascots, as well as dances like the tomahawk chant, continue to contribute to these issues and do nothing but perpetuate ignorance and racism.
I do not even want to entertain the “honor” argument on this issue, but it will be addressed since that is the most frequent excuse for racism against natives in sports. In no way do I see how the tomahawk chant could be an honor to Natives. It references the history of scalping and perpetuates false savage stereotypes. The act of even perpetuating stereotypes, and such a graphic dance and chant, is primitive and beyond disrespectful.
The fact that children are witnessing these atrocities is unacceptable. Fake tomahawks are being sold at games. What a way to market racism and violence to children and sports fans.
apparently this cow has been in Turner Field for years, so even before Chick-fil-A’s homophobia became an issue this should have been a red flag
moot for me (no Chick-fil-A in Japan) but never eat there. Ever.
(via thebicker)Source: lastrealindians
- 3 months ago
"I think what we need is a colorblind society." Now folks, when you hear somebody say that you know you’re listening to a racist…
THIS WAS IN
NINETEEN FUCKING NINETY-TWO
"we’re all human, I don’t see color." - white people everywhere
THIS IS HOW YOU FUCKING ALLY
shit, guess I should’ve been watching Oprah in 1992.
(via wilwheaton)Source: gynocraticgrrl