Posts Tagged: racism

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  • Question: Is it racist to say for example, "black people have good voices?" Or are generally good singers? Is it still bad having that being discriminatory even though it's a good thing to say? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    get the fuck out of here with your patronizing-ass stereotypes

    go ahead and google “Carl Lewis National Anthem” and you will never ask this racist question again

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agameofme:

"There’s a clear difference between replicating something and critiquing it. It’s not enough to simply present misery as miserable and exploitation as exploitative. Reproduction is not, in and of itself, a critical commentary. A critique must actually center on characters exploring, challenging, changing or struggling with oppressive social systems. But the game stories we’ve been discussing in this episode do not center on or focus on women’s struggles, women’s perseverance, or women’s survival in the face of oppression, nor are these narratives seriously interested in any sort of critical analysis or exploration of the emotional ramifications of violence against women on either a cultural or interpersonal level. The truth is that these games do not expose some kind of gritty reality of women’s lives, or sexual trauma, but instead sanitize violence against women and make it comfortably consumable." 

"The pattern of utilizing women as background decoration works to reinforce the myth that women are naturally fated to be objectified, vulnerable, and perpetually victimized by male violence. These games also tend to frame misogyny and sexual exploitation as an everlasting fact of life, as something inescapable and unchangeable. This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality, but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that, when these elements are critiqued, the kneejerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game world would feel too unrealistic, or not historically accurate.

What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye, when dragons, ogres, and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection? We’re perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration, and the ability to carry dozens of weapons in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow, the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.   

The truth is that objectification and sexual violence are neither normal nor inevitable. We do not have to accept them as some kind of necessary cultural backdrop in our media stories…When we see fictional universes challenging or even transcending systemic gender oppression, it subverts the dominant paradigm within our collective consciousness, and helps make a more just society feel possible, tangible, and within reach.”

—Anita Sarkeesian, Women as Background Decoration, Part 2 - Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

we need to collect a list of all deal-breaking UNREALISTIC elements for video games. Off the top of my head:

  • a woman being stronger than a man
  • non-white people appearing in European historical fiction
  • non-white people appearing in fantasy or science-fiction as elves/aliens/spirits/etc
  • women in unconventional gender roles (especially in historical fiction)
  • women with male animations (hi, ubisoft!)
  • male prostitutes/courtesans/sex slaves
  • an all-female cast
  • an entire non-white cast

what am I missing? and how come self-identifying gamers only concern themselves with “realism” when it goes against the patriarchal and racist status-quo?

Source: agameofme
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arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

i would almost - ALMOST - understand the rush to denigrate Mike Brown if he had been killed in a gang shootout or if he had died while being arrested for a violent crime. But none of those things are true. We may never know the full story of what happened, but we know that Mike Brown:

  • had no weapons
  • was not under arrest nor even a suspect in a crime
  • was shot and killed by a police officer

That these facts are not in dispute only makes the pain of what followed his death all the more tragic, and the rage against the Ferguson Police all the more understandable.

(via thebicker)

Source: arabellesicardi
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  • Question: "How is it fair that there's a Women's National Basketball Association, but not a Men's National Basketball Association?" -how people who complain about there not being a White History Month or a White Entertainment Network sound - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Don’t start, now the bigots are gonna start whining for an MNBA too.

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  • Question: politicians be like "why don't you get a job?" to unemployed black people but "where are all the jobs?" when it comes to unemployed white people. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Seriously, it is legit weird how our leaders seem to think white people deserve a government handout.

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marcotheblerd:

The All Black Justice League of Earth-23 featured in Multiversity. 

Talk about mindblowing.

dumb question: why does it always take an alternate universe for there to be an all-black/all-female/all-whatever superhero team?

I was not born in the all-white universe. why are so many comics, video-games, and movies set there?

(via mikemeltzer)

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  • Question: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).

    But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.

    So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”

    maybe anon should try again when four unarmed white people are killed by black cops in a matter of months

    or when an unarmed white kid is stalked and then shot by a “neighborhood watch” volunteer only to be vilified in the press because of his clothing (and the shooter isn’t even arrested until after a media shitstorm)

Source: yoisthisracist
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trinandtonic:

blastortoise:

white people: mike brown robbed that store!

Lawyer: no he didn’t

Store owners: nope

Eye witnesses: nah

white people:

white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE

people who are paying attention: hey hey did you know that robbing a store is not actually grounds for an extrajudicial execution anyway

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  • Question: Would I be wrong in assuming that your end game for white people is to have no sense of dignity or pride, and to put themselves last before every other race? For people to say whatever they want about them, and for them to not be able to even defend themselves? If so, isn't that vastly hypocritical, and also perpetuating a racial divide between white people and every other race? Do you at least have any concept of giving incentive for the oppressors not to oppress? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    Jesus christ, this exact kind of shit is why this site isn’t a dialogue with racists. It’s a classic right-wing trick (creationists do this all the time), wherein they start with their first incorrect premise, continue talking as if their first lie wasn’t something completely fucking ludicrous, and then act like you need to engage their entire blowhard “argument.”

    So, nice try, asshole, sort of, but unfortunately, if you’re fucking stupid enough to believe that asking racists to stop murdering unarmed black people on the street, and then using all the levers of power in the city, county and state to cover it up the crime and silence dissent (for instance) is equivalent to “people to say whatever they want about them”, you’re just too much of a racist piece of shit to deal with.

    PS. “Do you at least have any concept of giving incentive for the oppressors not to oppress?” - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, why won’t someone reward me for not being a racist piece of human garbage. waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    PPS. Seriously, fuck you for being racist, and fuck you for bringing this weak-ass tactic, stupid.

    "Dignity" and "pride" are two completely different things, both of which are eroded by a racist society that looks down upon and marginalizes not-White people.

Source: yoisthisracist