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courtneythebumbling:

Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”

  • Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
  • Honest social commentary
  • Targeted to the college age demographic
  • Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
  • Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig

Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”

  • White people calling it racist
  • Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist

maarnayeri:

Here go your “both sides”.

tagged » palestine · israel ·

officialdubai:

s5ammerpantz:

prideforgirls:

White People: *back flips over actual KKK members*
White People: *moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
White People: *goes into PoCs inbox*
White People: You’re whats keeping racism alive

meanwhile, this shit is just as prejudice as racism against anyfuckingbody else. See, that’s what pisses me off. People try to fight fire with fire. “They were fat shaming so now we’ll skinny shame.” “They were racist against us, so we’ll be racist against them.” Only fucking fight fire with fire when you wanna get burned. And don’t you know you never fucking achieve peace that way? Push one side of a seesaw down and the other side goes up. Push down the other side and the first side goes up. There’s not fucking equality in that. What I’m saying is, it’s not one race keeping racism alive. IT’S FUCKING EVERYONE PREJUDICING AGAINST A FUCKING RACE. GOD DAMN.

White People: *back flips over actual KKK members*
White People: *moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
White People: *goes into PoCs inbox*
White People: You’re whats keeping racism alive

tagged » white people smh · racism tag ·

victorhugofuckyourself:

whitedenimjacket:

victorhugofuckyourself:

"are there any characters you don’t headcanon as queer?”

why would i want to do a thing like that

yeah let’s keep on eroticizing homosexuality it’s such a blast

you hear that guys I a queer person am fetishizing queer people by desperately searching for representation in a world where I have pretty much none why didn’t any of you guys tell me

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radically-disabled:

takethatthomas:

Native Americans stand with Indigenous Palestinians

you have to remember that the palestinians have been besieging israel for a very long time now with no signs of relenting. the israelis have been modernizing their people while the palestinians have been employing their fundamentalist jihad for centuries now.

it’s no secret that the death of children (palestinian or otherwise) is considered a war crime. but if the palestinians had the same capabilities as the israelis (or if the shoe were on the other foot so to speak) then the israelis would’ve been wiped out by the palestinians long ago

What is this bullshit on my picture?

Israel has only existed for 66 years. That actually isn’t a “very long” time, I have grandparents a decade older than Israel. Even though Zionist settlement in Palestine began as early as 1880, as of 1946, two years before Israel was established, Jews in Palestine amounted to only 32% of the population. Despite that fact, when Israel was created the Jewish population was awarded 56% of the land of Palestine, and a disproportionate portion of fertile land and natural resources. What has occurred since the establishment of Israel is called ethnic cleansing, and has created a situation where some 9 million Palestinians are refugees or internally displaced persons, where thousands upon thousands have been killed, and where the Palestinian people are still denied self-determination, freedom of movement, equal legal status, and other basic human rights by the Israeli government.

Israel has been able to maintain and expand its settler-colonial project (or, as you put it, “modernizing their people”) in Palestine thanks to aid from the United States government, among others. An extremely conservative estimate of US aid to Israel thus far is $123 billion, and the US currently gives Israel $3.1 billion per year, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, free or discounted weaponry, and research agreements which spur Israel’s modernization.

And what has happen to the Palestinians? First off, this:

Palestine is an illegally occupied country, and Israel is the occupying force. Under international law, Israel- as the occupying power- has the legal and ethical obligation to protect its occupied Palestinian population, and does not have the right to declare war on territory it is occupying, nor use military force against its population, even in so-called “self-defense.” International law also affirms the right of occupied people (the Palestinians) to resist occupation- including the right to armed resistance against the occupying power.

Even if we were to brush aside the hideous racism of your assertion that “palestinians have been employing their fundamentalist jihad for centuries now,” historically your racist nonsense still wouldn’t hold any water. Prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948, Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived in relative harmony within Palestine. While there are absolutely fundamentalist groups within the Middle East generally, and even within Palestine itself (in far, far less numbers than the US media would have you believe), fundamentalism is neither the sole domain of Islam or even necessarily religious in origin and intent. Fundamentalism is a *political* issue- perpetuating right-wing ideology like nationalism, racism, xenophobia, and control over the life and choices of others by cloaking these more easily identifiable methods of hate in religious doctrine. Equating fundamentalist outliers with the whole of a population is akin to saying that every single Christian in the world is the Westboro Baptist Church.

In fact, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas is reacting to fundamentalism itself- the Zionist interpretation of Jewish fundamentalism (and to be clear, this is not representative of Jews or Judaism in the least). Zionism is a right-wing, settler-colonial, fundamentally racist ideology which necessitates ethnic cleansing to establish a state for the Jewish people, in which only Jews have full rights of citizenship and where at least 150 Jewish-only settlements currently exist on Palestinian land. A Jewish person whose family has lived in another country for centuries can move to Israel, and the moment they step off the plane they receive full citizenship rights. Meanwhile, a Palestinian whose family has always lived in Palestine is treated as a second-class citizen in Israel.

Hamas is fighting with homemade rockets which don’t have warheads or guidance systems. They fire mostly from Gaza, a 139 sq mile patch of land with a population of 1.8 million (nearly half of which is children). There is no place Hamas could fire rockets from in Gaza that is *not* densely populated, The allegations of human shields and storing weapons in schools are false and majorly misrepresented, respectively. In the two instances where weapons were found at UNRWA schools, both times the schools were abandoned- which can hardly be used as evidence that Hamas stores weapons in the occupied schools being bombed.

Israel has full military control of Gaza. Israel has plundered Palestine’s natural resources, and Israeli settlers have burned an estimated 800,000 olive trees, which Palestinian farmers depend on to live. Specifically because of Israel’s control and treatment of Palestinian land and people, the UN has stated that “Gaza will not be livable by 2020.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-19391809

The people of Gaza are facing not extinction, but termination at the hands of Israel. Hamas has offered a 10 year truce provided Israel meets 10 pretty basic demands- many of which the international community has been calling for for decades now. They are:

Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.

Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.

Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.

Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision.

Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.

Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.

International forces on the borders.

Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement.

Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/report-israel-conditions.html

And unlike Israel, Palestine actually has a much better record of honoring their truces.

Palestinians want basic human rights. They want to be able to live in the land that they live in. They want to be able to live. Around 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in this most recent round of Israeli aggression, thousands more have been injured without the needed medical supplies to tend their wounds, and tens of thousands have been displaced. This is not self-defense on Israel’s part, it is ethnic cleansing.

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Natalie Dormer & Sophie Turner | HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” Panel And Q&A - Comic-Con International 2014 on July 25, 2014

tagged » laNA · natalie dormer · sophie turner ·

colonelhathi:

  • japan ≠ korea ≠ china
  • pakistan is not in the middle east
  • most muslims aren’t arabs
  • geishas are not prostitutes
  • mexico is a very small part of latin america
  • there are 54 countries in africa
  • china has 56 different ethnic groups and none of them eat chop suey
  • singapore is not part of china
  • most singaporeans speak english as their first language, please don’t ask, “why is your English so good”

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deportallwhitepeople2k14:

roddypipeher:

deportallwhitepeople2k14:

roddypipeher:

yarrahs-life:

canwegetmuchigher:

Thank a Native American

^^^^^ OMG yes. Thank you. Idk why I didn’t catch that bs.

 i caught it but I thought the point of the shirt was to be inflammatory 

Actually some of us prefer the term Indian…

Respect. I wasnt aware of that but while we are on it what are your thoughts on the term “redskin” which I have heard some Native Americans say is not offensive to them.

It’s cool. I’m not really concerned with every Native it’s not offensive to. My concern is the little babies who still get called a redskin, a prairie nigg**, told we’re all nothing but drunks. The ones who go to school to have their teachers tell them to cut their hair, to join the class in making a paper feather headband, who have to write in that they are white or Hispanic or “other” because the less Indians the better. I’m here for the little Indian babies who grow into teens and just want to die because they don’t feel they have a place in this world, in a land that is rightfully theirs.

tagged » words · racism tag · first nations ·

jparrishphotos:

The Julyamsh Powwow is the Northwest’s largest outdoor Native American Powwow. With ceremonial dancing, horseback riding, drum circles and of course food, the gathering brings tribes from all over the United States and Canada together every year for a weekend in late July in Post Falls, Idaho. Shot by Jake Parrish, on assignment for the Coeur d’Alene Press.

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