"guess since im a white man im not allowed to have opinions"
your opinions have shaped the world we live in today not being catered to for 83.9 seconds will not fuckin kill you
(Source: merryblackgirl, via cutestfatty)
opinion on these no makeup selfies with donation posts on fb?
Oops, not sure how long ago I got this message, but I think if it raises awareness and actually gets people donating then it’s good (unlike those billions of trends where people don’t actually donate, but change their profile pic or whatever). Just a shame to see so many people taking the piss or thinking it’s not worth it.
"If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other."
"The German case is valuable since it provides insight into ways in which popular racism was diffused in all areas of Europe, including the isolated rural areas of the major colonial powers, where there was no physical black presence."
The Racist stereotyping of blacks was generalized even within those European societies that had no direct involvement in colonialism….what Sander Gilman has called 'blackness without blacks’, can be explored in more detail with relation to the German speaking lands…answers [to] how it was possible to share quite marked and consistently racist attitudes towards a a minority with whom they had no direct physical contact.
Racism in Europe from a Chapter called Blackness without Blacks by Neil MacMaster.
Whats also interesting is just how American blacks factor into the popular imagery of the Nigger (read or dont read African). As Uncles Tom’s Cabin was widely circulated around this time and also demeaning questions about the Negro Slave where American scholars were forefront but borrowing from theories on humanity espoused by European academics.
(wink wink Racism is a scholarly affair—-Toni Morrison..wink wink)
The fungibility of blackness is very old and very much alive.
The hypervisiblity of the american negro is bout some bullshit. Mostly because WE DONT GET TO DEFINE the DIALOGUE even if we are the ones leading the discussion. black abolitionists toured Europe. but they werent remarked as “human” but in much the same way the image of Michael Jordan, Jackson or Beyonce circulates, “oddities, curiosities, unbound and bound by race, not quite like the others but othered enough to be exotic, intriguing and fungible.
yall get where im coming from?
SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Abuse Act — and we may have a rare chance to end its animal cruelty for good
In a surprise move, a Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman’s brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won’t accept SeaWorld’s imprisonment of orcas any longer.’
Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for performance or entertainment purposes.
Sign on to stop SeaWorld from imprisoning whales for profit.
HOLY HECK: This is actually SUPER close to meeting the goal!
Come on! Let’s spread it like wildfire!
If you don’t know why this is important, BLACKFISH* is available on Netflix and you will learn why this is kind of a big deal. Yes, it’s certainly biased, but the evidence it presents in favor of its argument does a good job speaking for itself.
Even if you’re not the smooshy animal-loving type of person, the fact that SeaWorld is actively breeding an animal involved in the deathsof three people is evidence that responsible practices are not taking place.
* There is some hella disturbing stuff in there, mind you.
Okay this is great news and really fucking important. Seaworld perpetrates animal abuse on a massive scale and can basically go fuck themselves.
LOOK AT THIS FREAKIN METER
It is SO close. Please, guys. All of my followers.
CLICK IT MAN
The meter has been raised. 1,000,000, the signature count must amount to 1,250,000 now….
Good! As many as possible to show that people support this.