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"If you can say Schwarzenegger, you can say Esparza"

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- Raúl Esparza on idiots who kept pressuring him to change his name to something less latino. (via magnetic-rose)

Our names are not a burden.

(via zombieflorence)

comfemgem:

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Gettin’ pretty sick of white people’s tribe mentality.

fuckallies:

On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”

karethdreams:

The Wage Gap: A Handy Visual Guide

nabyss:

cherryblossomzoe:

mahasm:

scorpius-rising:

So CNN just showed a report on the royal visit to New Zealand, which not only actively mocked the cultural traditions of the Maori, comparing the haka to the mating dance of the emu, but also denigrated the cultural traditions of many other groups as being ‘native’ and generally silly. It’s this kind of shoddy journalism and blatant racism that perpetuates an idea of multiculturalism being some kind of childish joke and trivialises the identity of 15% of NZ’s population. If you want to do something about it, there is a complaint here, and the petition associated with it here.  .

Thisnis disgusting CNN. Please sign the petition guys.

This is absolutely disgusting!  THIS IS NOT JOURNALISM, I REPEAT THIS IS NOT JOURNALISM.

Cnn is shitting these days. Between the lies, the fake reports, the racism, the sexism…i don’t trust them.

policymic:

Rapper’s racist photo holds valuable lesson for America

For the record, Budden is a 33-year-old adult.

The photo was taken during an airport security check, and deductive reasoning — along with the fact that I wasn’t born yesterday — suggests that Budden’s “Not on my watch Homeboy !” caption is a thinly veiled suggestion that this man is a terrorist.

Since racist jokes are always hilarious and never bother anyone, Budden seemed surprised that the Twitterverse had some withering comments about him.

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"Being mean when you talk about racial oppression will get you no where!"

- White people who never read a history book and don’t know what the civil rights movement is, that are saying this based on literally nothing, that don’t actually know or care about where we’re trying to get, and just want us to shut up and be nicer to them. (via fyeahcracker)

genobreakers:

Do not get “tribal tattoos” without doing research. Do not get “Native American” tattoos because you like the design. Do not get “Maori” tattoos just because they look cool. Do not get any sort of cultural tattoo without research because you’re likely appropriating something sacred and being a raging racist in the process.

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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whiteguiltconfessionals:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

consumemyspirit:

thanoblesavage:

Never let them define our culture with their propaganda.

BUT EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT AND WERE NOT BLACK.
You’re thinking of Nubians.

Have you been to Egypt? Have you seen the native Egyptians. Not the Arab settlers I’m taking indigenous Egyptians. Plus wtf are you talking about saying the Ancient Egyptians weren’t black? Like that’s just wilful ignorance. Even if they weren’t black as you claim the certainly weren’t even close to white so explain to me why white Europeans are playing these characters?
- Deejah

Regardless of what Egyptians were (which is Black / Brown), this story is about their gods. Set and Horus’ story in particular revolves around the fact that Set was fair-skinned (not White) and had reddish hair which was looked down upon in their culture, while Horus and his brothers were darker-skinned and thus more accepted in their society. The entire story that is being portrayed, unless it strays absolutely completely from any real mythology, is completely pointless if that skin difference is not there because that is why Set was so hated, and why he became the god of destruction, war, and foreigners. His issues with Horus were based primarily on the fact that (a) Horus abused him because he looked different, and (b) because Horus encouraged the other gods to belittle and ridicule him. 

All of the hieroglyphs and painted depictions of these gods clearly show their skin. Horus is clearly brown-skinned, Set is light but not ‘White’ per se. It’s not that hard to figure these things out. Egypt is still a place, it’s still in Africa, it’s always been in Africa, it’s inhabitants have always been African, period. Y’all just want to take credit for something you didn’t do. 

In fact, the idea that Egyptians were White came from the scientific racism of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, it’s already been disproven that they were White. There is literally no support for that claim outside of the “assumption” that they had “White” features. Conveniently, colonists blew the noses off of their statues to destroy the evidence of their wider noses. They still referred to themselves as the Black people (kmt / kemet) of the Black land, and there have been melanin tests and the like which have proven that they were darker than what they are commonly depicted as today. 

Why don’t you go grab a book? 

—Tera

sourcedumal:

ilovemy4c-hair:

compactiscute:

So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military. 

“More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.” 

There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here

Signing the heck out of this!!!!

Aww hell to the no

disneyworldwonders:

quinnbabyfabgay:

devonsaurus:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"I’m annoyed that Disney parks are white washing Naveen. He is constantly being played by white guys and it’s really upsetting. The worst part is that no one even cares."

It’s because it’s so hard to find guys who fit not only the height and body type, but general look of his face. The do the same thing for Princess Tiana and other princesses! Cut them some slack!

NO. I will never cut Disney ANY slack for casting WHITE PEOPLE as characters who are PEOPLE OF COLOR. Where in the goddamn film do you read Naveen or Tiana as white? Sure the company wants him to be racially ambiguous but he, for damn sure, ain’t a pasty white boy.

Yes, I’m sure the OP is aware of the WHITEWASHING Disney does for other POC princes and princesses - especially Aladdin, Jasmine, and Pocahontas - but that in NO FUCKING WAY makes it RIGHT or FORGIVABLE.

I will not ever fucking cut this damn company any slack for taking away the FEW opportunities as is for POC face characters, not including the nameless dancers or unseen performers in the fur character costumes.

These white actors have literally THOUSANDS of face character opportunities at their disposal and are being hired ofr the characters they have absolutely NO FUCKING RIGHT to play? Hell no.

Check your damn privilege and think about what the fuck you just said.

Disney makes 10 billion dollars every year and does casting calls all over the country do you seriously think thy can’t find some non white people. Why is there never a black Cinderella but there are always white jasmines? Why is Pocahontas never native? The answer ultimately boils down to laziness on disney’s part and their lack of interest in fixing the racism in their company.

Anonymous:
I honestly just hate those disney diversity blogs. Get a life.

waltdisneyconfessions:

what’s the nicest way to say “i smell a racist”

glamaphonic:

i wanna know how the fuck someone thinks of a man named CARLOS from the fucking SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES who was described as having DARK, DELICATE SKIN 

and goes

ah yes a white man