The criticism of black people by non black people is always over-exaggerated and facilitates no discussion on what the actual problem is. Like can y’all just leave criticizing black people TO black people? Because y’all have shown countless times again that you don’t know how to do it without being anti-black, racist, and overly aggressive.
LOL Kanye and Chance aren’t “speaking their minds”.
Janelle Monáe said it beautifully: “I believe in free thinking. But I don’t believe in free thinking if its at the expense of the oppressed. If your free thinking is used as fuel by oppressors to continue to oppress black people, minorities, I think its bulls*t”.
Let’s do a little recap of Amy Schumer’s racism, okay?
Amy Schumer joked about men of color being more likely to sexually harass vs YT men.
In her 2012 show “Mostly Sex Stuff,” Amy Schumer insulted African women’s names, called them “wild,” and performed a racist impersonation of Black folks.
Amy suggested that Latina women were “crazy” during the 2015 MTV Video Awards.
Once, Schumer said, “I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual” implying that all Hispanic men are rapists – a suggestion that mirrors the racism of Donald Trump.
In her latest stunt, Amy parodied Beyonce’s “Formation” music video which was originally a commentary on race and police brutality. She used a moment that celebrated Blackness and turned it into a whitewashed opportunity to make cash.
And then, someone sent me this tweet below of Amy’s anti-Asian racism.
But aye!! She’s a feminist, right? She’s down for the cause, right? She talks about body positivity and all that YT feminist jazz while she shits on POC, right?
Funny. Very funny.
The Love Life Of An Asian Guy/FB
don’t forget that she raped a drunk guy and tried to make it sound like it was just a weird encounter
Reblogging this because Amy Schumer’s new movie is all over our dashes so this should be too
Also her brand of body positivity is so condescending. The whole message of her latest movie is “if you are confident you will get everything you want even though you are fat"Also the big joke of this comedy movie is a fat woman believing she is beautiful.
The Twilight Zone s3e9
“All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes – all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all, their conscience. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to dwell on and to remember, not only in the Twilight Zone but wherever men walk God’s Earth.”
Reblogging for the good post and the excellent addition, but also to add another Rod Serling quote from The Twilight Zone that has always been, will always be, important:
“Any state, any entity, any ideology which fails to recognise the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man – that state is obsolete.”
From “He’s Alive” (Ep 4 Se 4), which is about a neo-nazi leader being instructed by Hitler, apparently back from the dead:
Portrait of a bush-league fuhrer named peter vollmer.
A sparse little man who feeds off his self-delusions and finds himself perpetually hungry for want of greatness in his diet.
And like some goose-stepping predecessors, he searches for something to explain his hunger and rationalize why a world passes him by without saluting.
The something he looks for, and finds, is in a sewer.
Where will he go next, this phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare- chicago, los angeles, miami, florida, vincennes, indiana, syracuse, new york? Anyplace, everyplace, where there’s hate, where there’s prejudice, where there’s bigotry.
He’s alive so long as these evils exist.
Remember that when he comes to your town.
Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others.
Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being.
He’s alive because through these things, we keep him alive.
You’ve always loved history. Regardless of geography or blood,
knowing how the past functioned, not in dates and names but in daily
details, has always been fascinating. So this is not unknown ground for
you. And Renaissance Faires are fun: spending the day outside, geeking
endlessly about the minutia of history with other like-minded folk,
doing hands on demonstrations for kids. There’s nothing here you don’t
Sure, you may be the only Black person there, definitely one of a
few, but don’t let that stop you. The chances of anyone throwing rocks
at you are low. The chances of anyone laughing at you are high, but when
has that stopped you before? […]
Some will try to tell you that
you are wrong, out of time, out of place. They are wrong. African people
have always been travelers, traders, and scholars. The Mediterranean
has never been impenetrable and we have always been everywhere.
ignorance is not the truth.
Hidden Figures (2016) dir. Theodore Melfi
I know it’s Force Friday, but this needs to be what we’re talking about today.
Munroe Bergdorf is a Black trans woman and activist who was awarded a contract with L’Oreal Paris earlier this week. She was set to be the first trans woman to star in a L’Oreal campaign – for True Match, a makeup line designed for women of all skin tones that features a wider selection of shades than most brands.
After the events of Charlottesville weeks ago, Munroe made a post about systemic white supremacy on her Facebook.
‘Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people.
‘Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***.
‘Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege.
‘Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth… then we can talk.
‘Until then stay acting shocked about how the world continues to stay f***** at the hands of your ancestors and your heads that remain buried in the sand with hands over your ears.’
Last night, The Daily Mail (a tabloid rag if there ever was one) printed parts of her post, highlighting the line “ALL white people.”
This morning, L’Oreal Paris ended their partnership with her, saying her comments were “at odds” with their values.
A Black woman was fired for speaking out about racism. They pulled a “Black people who talk about racism are the REAL RACISTS.”
Munroe has not been shy about responding. In an excerpt from a Facebook post she made a few hours ago, she says:
When I stated that “all white people are racist”, I was addressing that fact that western society as a whole, is a SYSTEM rooted in white supremacy – designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before anyone of any other race. Unknowingly, white people are SOCIALISED to be racist from birth onwards. It is not something genetic. No one is born racist.
We also live in a society where men are SOCIALISED to be sexist. Women are SOCIALISED to be submissive. Gay people are SOCIALISED to be ashamed of their sexuality due to heterosexual people’s homophobia. Cisgender people are SOCIALISED to be transphobic. We do not need to be this way. We are not born this way and we can learn to reject it. We are just socially conditioned to think this way from an early age. With the right education, empathy and open mindedness we can unlearn these socialisations and live a life where we don’t oppress others and see things from other people’s points of view.
So when a transgender woman of colour, who has been selected to front up a big brand campaign to combat discrimination and lack of diversity in the beauty industry, speaks on her actual lived experience of being discriminated against because of her race and identifies the root of where that discrimination lies – white supremacy and systemic racism – that big brand cannot simply state that her thoughts are not “in line with the ethics of the brand”.
Now, I know as well as anyone that L’Oreal’s stance is the popular one. Which is exactly the problem.
White people and others who benefit from white supremacy don’t listen if they can make an exception of themselves. That’s why “Yes ALL white people.” Because if your first thought when someone speaks out about systemic racism is “it doesn’t apply to me,” you are part of the problem.
If L’Oreal sees condemning white supremacy as at odds with their values, they’re not a company I can support, I don’t care how many makeup shades they have.
white europeans: we , , ,have a diff ferent racial structure i n europeee.. . we are nn tt white like your US racial system says we a re UwU
europeans of colour: