So I saw the Purge tonight.
Obviously only some racist ass white people would want to form a white student union considering most universities are clubs for white people to begin with. The fucking president said he can’t fully disagree with slavery because its a ”complicated issue” and it wasn’t ”evil all of the time”
GTFO. Why hasn’t the university shut this down since it’s been designated a hate group? How in Maryland is it a safe environment for students of color while this organization meets on campus and has these type of racist, bigoted viewpoints. They say that REPUBLICANS AREN’T CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH.
G they want us enslaved again. I’m not going.
They think this is what Black Student Union’s do though. They think all we do is talk about how much we hate white people which is sooo funny because no one is thinking about ya’ll at BSU meetings. We’re talking about Black shit that has to do with Black shit. Self-centered ass thinking to believe White people dominate our conversations. Self-importance at an all time high.
According to this Yelp post, employees at the ALDO location on North Michigan Ave are required to say “Gum on the floor” when Black customers walk in.
DO NOT SHOP HERE.
Question: love your shows but why all the gay and lesbian story lines?
Answer: Because I believe everyone should get to see themselves reflected on TV. EVERYONE. And because I love all my gay and lesbian friends. AND because I think same-sex marriage is the civil rights fight of our era and back when being a person of color was the civil rights fight, people like Norman Lear put black people on TV and helped change some minds. So you know, it’s gotta be paid forward. As long as we are willing to sit by while one person is not free, none of us are free.
And FINALLY: because as long as someone feels like it is okay to ask the question “why all the gay people on your shows”, then there is still a HUGE problem that needs to be solved. It’s like asking “Why all the black people on your shows”. (Which is, in fact, why there are also a lot of people of color on my shows . Cause people keep asking. Like it’s unusual. Which means we have a LONG way to go). Okay, done preaching.
Shonda Rhimes (via hannah90)
I cannot put fault on Zoe Saldana for accepting the role of Nina Simone. It could be really big for her and I am always for women of color making it in America. The problem here lies with the casting directors or whoever was in charge of this idea.
Zoe Saldana looks like she’s in blackface for this film. It says something that they would choose a thin, fair-skinned woman to play Nina Simone who was dark skinned and not thin. What does this say about how we view black people? Maybe they wanted to attract a larger audience with Zoe Saldana who is considered more “sexy”.
I’m not sure what possessed the casting directors to make this call, but the question remains of why cast someone who cannot and will not ever resemble Nina Simone no matter what they do to try.
Obviously this gets into issues of what is considered beautiful or attractive in our society and what that means for black actresses specifically. How darker skin is lightened in magazines, or in other words whiteness is celebrated above all.
As I’ve stated I do not blame Zoe Saldana except that I wonder when offered the role did she ask “are you sure…you want me?”
Oh Yeah? I hate Cosmo with everything I have.
So this came packaged with regular Cosmo….I’m sorry where’s the Black Issue? First of all Cosmo is already problematic in the fact that everything it contains is geared towards the satisfaction of men by women. How to be prettier. How to do your hair. What to wear. Sex…and more sex tips…that have nothing to do with your own pleasure.
Now even Latinas are able to identify with Cosmo! How wonderful!
Not to mention the stereotypical language use present on the cover…mami..? I’ve read through and found this “premiere issue” to be a major stretch in trying to make latina women feel included. Its literally the most. They incorporate spanish terms here and there…but the ads still feature mostly white women.
I have heard people question why we care about Trayvon Martin but not about the deaths that occur so often in our own city of Chicago.
I think these deaths are different in nature. In the case of Trayvon Martin we have a non-black who clearly held preconceived notions about black males and killed this young man for doing nothing but walking. This is automatically an issue of race. Issues of race can unite a people nationally (as we have seen in the time span since the tragedy occurred). I think people feel like, wow that could have been my son, my nephew, or ME because they/I am a black male. That could have been our boyfriend, our brother or cousin or whatever. It just feels so unfair because this man is FREE after killing an innocent child. That is injustice in its purest form.
In regards to the crime in Chicago, I feel like people have become desensitized to it. Which is understandable. Its probably learned helplessness. It happens so often, you march, it keeps happening and you’re like FUCK IT, its just going to keep happening. Issues with crime in the black community are deeply rooted in the economic disparities that exist in our poverty-stricken neighborhoods. This issue is systemic and a result of oppression of our people throughout the centuries.
So in essence I feel that the two situations differ (one racially fueled while one is impacted by the more difficult problem of poverty and oppression). Maybe people feel its easier to garnish a result by marching about Trayvon Martin for immediate results, rather than marching to demand that the government begin funneling more resources into our most disadvantaged communities which can take years.
But I guess they are similar issues in that they are injustices. Just in different forms. This kind of went in circles but I was just trying to organize my thoughts.