Be the Change you want to See.

ferenginar:

yungmethuselah:

If you think all Black people’s blogs are “social justice” blogs, you’re racist.

I read some newspaper article recently that pretty much summed up Tumblr and the responses to it this way—privileged people who come here are shocked to see marginalized people talking about their experiences, so they think everyone’s just obsessed with social justice, rather than talking about their own lives.

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anogoodrabblerouser:

The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.

The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange men she’s a stereotyping bitch.

Strange old world we live in.

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thechandelurequeen:

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blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

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are white jews ever subject to racism/is antisemitism racism?? i'm jewish and idek
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theprettynerdie:

reverseracism:

Since they are Jewish I would assume that they are subject to anti semitism.
Generally anti-semitism is considered racism since they are a race.

Obviously, being white or white passing protects them from being subject to racism directly. Or at least until those around them find out their heritage.

They will probably experience hearing or seeing someone commuting racist, but not directly aimed at the per se.

If anyone has something to add feel free, I’m not Jewish, so…

- Susie the moderator

Antisemitism yes; racism no.

I am white and Jewish. My ancestry is Eastern European. HOWEVER, being Jewish means I can trace my ancestry to the Middle East because that’s where we all started from if we are ethnically Jewish (as opposed to Jewish by conversion).

Judaism being a race is an ambiguous discussion, because even though Judaism is a religion, Jews are usually born, not made (through conversion). Thus Jews share traits like a race of people would. But Jews are not a “race.” There are white Jews and black Jews, for example. 

So I wouldn’t say that Jews experience racism when they face antisemitism. 

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ethiopienne:

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voxlunch:

camwoodstock:

shaggy2pope:

grimandhopeless:

These are all extremely fair points

the first one especially speaks to me on a spiritual level

the last one is the most true shit ever

boys get the good shit

girls get “sexy ___”

whats next “sexy object”

because that’s what people are seeing girls as

Windmill slam reblog

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the-real-goddamazon:

caramelblackness:

powerthot:

blastortoise:

weird how white people will say how bad rap music is but the second a white artist get’s big i.e iggy azalea, eminem, macklemore, their rap is “real music” …interesting

And it suddenly has “a message”


Listen…

Lol we all know why that is.

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Godfrey Gao for Nanyou Magazine (x)

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asiantamm:

my mother has been murdered,
i really need help

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1yg4/in-memorium-for-jessie-s-loves?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_share_stream.share&utm_campaign=BA_FBshare&og_action=hug&t=3&fb_ref=2160438

anything will help, a dollar, a quarter .

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teddybruisevelt:

alright, assholes, we’re going to talk about anti-Semitism because it seems like no one else is

-A French “comedian” tries to do an upside-down Nazi salute in a feeble attempt to get people to ignore it. He calls it “anti-establishment” rather than anti-Semitic, despite…

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xcedarxsmoke:

weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!

Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! 
Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 

The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.

∆ ∆  Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:

** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **
- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!
- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content
- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things
- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)
- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.
** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **

——————

Some ideas / prompts for submissions:
”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?


 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! 

This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!

xxo
cinder

Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.

—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)
sorry that was unclear!

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maridah:

kawaiislutface:

actual badass makoto kino aka sailor jupiter

if ur into sailor moon and u dont like her we cant be friends

A photoset that perfectly expresses Maplebunnie

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off-the-dribble:

Defensive Player Of The Year 2013-14 Joakim Noah

Noah received 100 of 125 first-place votes for DPOY. Roy Hibbert second and DeAndre Jordan third.

 

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angrywocunited:

[Trigger Warning: This video contains discussions on sexual slavery, abuse, rape, and violence]

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, a very short documentary filmed by Chang-Jin Lee discussing the lives of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch “Comfort Women” survivors, and a former Japanese soldier. Comfort Women comprised of 200,000 young women and girls, referred to as “Comfort Women,” who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army. The title, COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, is a reference to the actual text of advertisements which appeared in Asian newspapers during the war. When advertising failed, young women and girls from Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Netherlands were kidnapped or deceived then forced into sexual slavery. These women and girls were raped and beaten by 50-100 soldiers a day at military rape camps, known as “Comfort Stations.” There are estimations that only 30% survived the ordeal. The “Comfort Women System” is considered the largest case of human trafficking in the 20th century. The remaining Comfort Women are now in their 80s/90s still waiting for a formal apology from the Japanese government, which has attempted to suppress, silence, and erase the issue to the extent of protesting the Comfort Woman statue. Just recently, the imbeciles at Gawking’s Valleywag published an article called “Start-up Flying Dateable Women to San Francisco Like It’s Imperial Japan” essentially trivializing and romanticizing the experiences of Comfort Women and stating it’s “inspiration” from the Comfort Women of World War Two. Many Asian and Asian American readers demanded the removal of the article and an apology. But the writer, Nitasha, wrote a lazy apology instead of constructing an in depth apology, and the article is STILL on their websiteDespite the growing awareness of the issue, this aspect of history has been at most unacknowledged. In this documentary, Chang-Jin Lee attempts to bring light on the organized violence against Comfort Women, and to create a constructive dialogue for the future by acknowledging their place in history. 

 

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