are you fucking kidding me
this is exactly why no one likes you white people
over 12,000 followers smh
I'm a fat brown cis male queer, humorless feminist, tender queer, late 20's college student. This is a blog about people of color solidarity, queer separatism, body positivity, dismantling the white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy and general insurrection. This blog is a manifestation of my fat, brown, queer rage.
I also run the body positive blogs fuckyeahchubbyguysofcolor and fatnudes, if you're into that sort of thing.
Burn him at the stake
haha I hope anyone who takes Richard Dawkins remotely seriously unfollows me now because he is literally scum
Seriously, please unfollow me if you think Richard Dawkins is a figure to be taken seriously or is some kind of intellectual figurehead
He values science yet he doesn’t know the major contributions that many Muslims have made to science or math? Que pendejo.
I want to snap his neck.
omg fuck this piece of shit i hate him so much. i had him on tumblr savior for awhile because the physics blogs i follow reblog him pretty frequently and i get SO angry every goddamn time. also it’s MUSLIMS, shitforbrains. “islamists?” who the fuck even comes up with this bullshit. remind me again who the ignorant one is supposed to be?
Little Rock, Arkansas (1957).
But I do not show you these images to incite; I show these images so that you remember that all those things you take for granted throb with the pain and are saturated with the blood and tears of many who came before.
What have you done today to honor their legacy?
Image via African-American History Is AMERICAN History.
"(TW: RAPE, VIOLENCE, RACISM)
December 30, 2012 (Thunder Bay) The family of a woman who was brutally attacked on Thursday evening has come forward to issue a warning to people of First Nations descent living in the Thunder Bay region. On Thursday evening Angela Smith (not her real name to protect her identity) was walking to a store in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Two Caucasian men pulled their car up along side her as she walked on the sidewalk and began issuing racial slurs while throwing items at her from the car. When she continued to walk, the car stopped and the passenger of the vehicle got out of the car and grabbed the woman by her hair and forced her into the back of the car where she was held her down in the back seat by one of them and driven out of the city. They drove her to a surrounding wooded area where they brutally sexually assaulted, strangled and beat her. During the attack they told her it wasn’t the first time they had committed this type of crime and added, “it wouldn’t be the last.” They also told her “You Indians deserve to lose your treaty rights.” Making a reference to the current peaceful protests being undertaken by First Nations in Thunder Bay and throughout the country under the banner of Idle No More. Left for dead in the wooded area, Angela managed to walk for four to five hours back to her home, where police were called. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and the crime is currently under investigation. Speaking from her home in Thunder Bay on Friday, Angela said, “The only thought that came to my mind were my children. I thought I would never see them again.” She said she also wanted to get the information out to community members in Thunder Bay, “It’s a cruel world out there and right now with the First Nations trying to fight this Bill (Bill C-45) everyone should be looking over their shoulder constantly because there are a lot of racists out there and to be careful.” Her mother added, “We felt it was important for us to get the word out because we are very concerned about the safety of our women in the community. And as well we want to tell people that even though this happened to my daughter, we are not the violent ones. We want to tell people not to get angry or to be violent. Its very important that the Idle No More movement to remain peaceful.” Angela is a member of a community of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation in Northwestern Ontario. -30- Contact:
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A University of Texas law professor told a BBC interviewer that he believed growing up in single-parent households compounded black students’ difficulty in completing the college admissions process.
“To me it’s speculation — it’s in no area that I can claim expertise. It is the case that the single-parent household, the childs [sic] born outside of marriage today is approaching three-quarters in the black population,” Professor Lino Graglia said on Nov. 29, The Daily Mail reported Tuesday. “I can hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent.”
He went on to describe the parent as “usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money” and said the average black student’s score on the SAT was 200 points less than that of an average white student.
Graglia made the remarks to columnist Gary Younge as part of a report on affirmative action and U.S. college admissions Younge produced for BBC radio, and appears to be alluding to data from the U.S. Census (PDF) stating that 66 percent of low-income children raised in single-parent families identify as African-American.
“Racial discrimination stopped, and what happened? Very few blacks got into the University of Texas, and that was a disappointment,” Graglia said. “I said, ‘Gee, no more segregation, but where are the blacks? They’re still not here. Why? Because they don’t meet the qualifications.’”
When Younge pointed out that he was black and raised in a single-parent household, Graglia suggested that Younge was an anomaly.
“From listening to you and knowing what you are and what you’ve done, I suspect you’re rather more smart,” Graglia said. “My guess would be that you are above usual smartness – for whites, to say nothing of blacks.”
His remarks were criticized Wednesday by biologist DN Lee in a column published Tuesday at Scientific American:
Let’s not get it twisted. It is not about being Black or Brown. It is about being poor and yes single parent (low income) families have one helluva time supporting students high performance in academics. But we see this across the board, not just in Black Families. Economically disenfranchised communities house poorer School Districts. The tax base that supports the school is small. There tends to be high unemployment, high use of social services, higher percentage of stressed families. Poorer School Districts provide fewer challenging courses in Math, Science or college preparatory courses like Advancement Placement classes. Poorer School districts struggle to keep standardized test scores up. They struggle to keep students engaged and enrolled. Being poor sucks and in today’s economy kids from inner-cities, rural areas or once-productive factory towns see the path out of poverty as a misty-filmed commercial harder and harder to comprehend.
Graglia is listed as the A. W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law at the law school of the university’s Austin campus. The school did not return a call seeking a comment on Graglia’s statements.
"When you are the only Indian-American female lead in a television show, you seem to be making sweeping statements about that person simply because you are that person and the only one, whereas, for instance, Steve Carell — he’s not making sweeping generalizations about white American men on his show because there’s so many different white American men on different shows. So I get worried by doing this character that people think that I’m saying that about all those people. And I just have the weight of that on my shoulders, which is something that I do envy other performers for not having."
Mindy Kaling (x)
"Who will revere the Black woman? Who will keep our neighborhoods safe for Black innocent womanhood? Black womanhood is outraged and humiliated. Black womanhood cries for dignity and restitution and salvation. Black womanhood wants and needs protections, and keeping and holding. Who will assuage her indignation? Who will keep her precious and pure? Who will glorify and proclaim her beautiful image? To whom will she cry rape?"
Toni Cade Bambara (via daughterofzami)
In response to the complaint of white writers about writing about people of color: “Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t,” I want to say: absolutely.
It’s absolutely true. You’re damned either way. If you don’t do it, you’re a racist. Yes, you are. Race and racism exist in this society, and if you ignore them, you’re expressing a racial privilege that you don’t, morally, have any right to. That’s a subtle form of racism.
If you do do it and get it “wrong”, you’ll get reamed, and rightfully so. It’s presumptuous of you to think that you have the right to represent a culture you don’t belong to if you can’t be bothered to properly examine and accurately portray that culture.
Further, if you do it and get it “right”, or rather, don’t get it wrong, you’ll still get reamed by members of that culture you’ve represented who rightfully resent a white writer’s success representing their culture. After all, every American ethnic minority has its writers: good and bad. The good writers are mostly ignored. Inevitably, some white writer will come along and do a bang-up job portraying that culture and will get—in one book, in one section of a book—more attention than the poc writer got over the course of three or five or ten books.
You’re a white writer trying to do the right thing, but no matter what you do, it’s wrong. And that’s so unfair to you, isn’t it?
Welcome to a tiny taste of what it’s like to be a person of color.
Oh, and quit complaining."
"Another common tendency in the post-Civil Rights era is to automatically link “people of color” with “unqualified” and “whites” to “qualified.” Bonilla-Silva analyzes this trend as well. Any time a non-white person occupies a position of authority, prestige, or power, they come under suspicion of getting a “free ride” or “handout.” The ironic thing about this is that, since its inception, affirmative action has benefitted middle-class white females more than any other group in American society. White females account for approximately 80 percent of affirmative action’s beneficiaries since the policies were originated in the early 1970s. Yet, how often do you hear white women angrily moaning that they are enjoying “free rides” and “hand outs” at the expense of white males?"
"Strongly anti-black actions have also often entailed a visceral hate dimension, what Joel Kovel has called the “madness” of white racism. In his pathbreaking analysis of white fear, another important emotion we have already noted, Kovel has argued that whites typically reject blackness and black bodies because they project their own fears, often rooted in childhood, into the dark otherness of an objectified black person. In the childhood socialization process, most whites learn, consciously or unconsciously, to associate black people and blackness with dirt, danger, ignorance, or the unknown. For this reason, the black targets of white hostility and discrimination are not seen as “one of us.” The racialized others become a general “they” or “you people” to be marginalized, excluded, or otherwise discriminated against. Over time, white racist thought and action also involves a massive breakdown of positive emotions such as empathy, the human capacity to experience the feelings of members of an outgroup unlike your own."
Joe Feagin, The White Racial Frame (via wretchedoftheearth)
"In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black."
Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)
I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ENTER DISCUSSIONS ABOUT RACE WITHOUT TAKING THE TIME TO EVEN DO A BASIC WIKIPEDIA SEARCH ON THE HISTORY OF THE ISSUES THEY’RE DISCUSSING. BEFORE YOU WRITE OFF FRUSTRATED AND IRATE RESPONSES TO RACISM AS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OR SILENCING YOUR EXPRESSIVE FREEDOM, YOU SHOULD AT LEAST TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY BEHIND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. IT WOULD BE RIDICULOUS TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT, FOR EXAMPLE, SHARON NEEDLE’S ABILITY TO EXPRESS HERSELF VIA SHOCK VALUE AT THE PRICE OF POC AND TRANS PEOPLE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY BEHIND THE WORDS AND POWER DYNAMICS THAT YSHE WAS USING. ITS NEVER SIMPLY ABOUT PERMISSION TO EXPRESS. IF YOU HAVE A VIDEO OF A BLACK WOMAN ON A LEASH IN A SEXUAL CONTEXT, YOU DIDN’T ‘CREATE’ THIS IMAGE IN A VACUUM OF INFLUENCE AND ACCORDINGLY THAT IMAGE DOES NOT EXIST IN A VACUUM OF REFERENCES. QUESTIONS SUCH AS YOUR OWN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/AWARENESS OF THE DYNAMIC THAT PROMPTED YOU TO FIND SUCH AN IMAGE ‘SHOCKING’ OR INTERESTING IN THE FIRST PLACE (OR LACK THEREOF) ARE CENTRAL TO THE CREATIVE GESTURE THAT YOU’VE MANAGED TO PORTRAY AS A QUESTION PURELY OF INTENT. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE FACT THAT PEOPLE CHOOSE TO USE OPRESSIVE LANGUAGE, IMAGES, ETC. I THINK YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SAY AND DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT, IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THEN TO SHOW (ESPECIALLY WHEN VIEWED IN A LARGER CONTEXT) A BLATANT EXAMPLE OF THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS IN ACTION. I DO, HOWEVER, HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PREMISE THAT YOU SHOULD BE PROTECTED OR IMMUNE FROM THE RESPONSES OF THOSE WHOSE REACTIONS ARE CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY INFORMED BY THE HISTORIES YOU WERE TOO IGNORANT OR OBLIVIOUS TO EVER TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND. THE ONLY REASON SOMEONE LIKE BROOKE CANDY IS SHOCKING IS BECAUSE OF THE REFERENCES SHE MAKES. IF SHE HAD DONE THE SAME VIDEO WITHOUT THE HAIR, WITHOUT THE HOOP EARRINGS, WITHOUT THE ‘CHOLA’ (SELF-PROCLAIMED) INFLUENCE, WITHOUT THE FEMALE BRAGGADOCIO THAT SHE GOT ON LOAN FROM LINGERING PERCEPTIONS OF WOMEN OF COLOR, SHE’D BE AN IRRELEVANT WHITE GIRL RAPPING IN A NASAL ARTIFICIALLY TOUGH VOICE FOR THE APPEAL OF STRAIGHT DUDES WHO THINK ITS ‘SUBVERSIVE’ THAT SHE’S WEARING STRIPPER CLOTHES AND ‘EMBRACING’ THE WORD SLUT WITH A PACK OF 14 YEAR OLD BOYS STARING AT HER CHEST AND AN ASIAN CHILD ON A LEASH THAT I PRAY LEAVES THE EXPERIENCE WITH NO SCARS. BROOKE CANDY DEPRESSES ME, NOT BECAUSE SHE USES THESE INFLUENCES, BUT B/C SHE’S CLEARLY TOO DUMB TO KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN OR WHY SHE’S USING THEM. I’M STILL WORKING ON MY READ READ OF THIS WHOLE CARRY, BUT I ENCOUNTERED A LOT OF THINGS TODAY THAT, IN TANDEM WITH THE GENERAL UNACKNOWLEDGED RACIAL CLIMATE WE’RE IN (A BLACK WOMAN WAS SET ON FIRE BY THE KKK BTW), IS LESS NAUSEATING OR ANGER-INCITING THAN NUMBING. BOOP GENERALLY
TL;DR: when we say you’re fucking up it’s because you’re fucking up & you should shut the fuck up and quit fucking up
Women of the KKK.
in case people still think white women were/are not complicit in upholding white supremacy.
The feminine touches on the KKK garb in the mid-left photo blow my mind.
This is really disturbing. I mean, there are kids n all …
….makes me shudder
we cant forget who sews these robes, who is seen as producing the next generation of “pure” white babies, white women play a HUGE role in white supremacist spaces. read more at women of the klan by kathleen blee