blackfangirlsunite:

the-goddamazon:

black-american-queen:

findyourzen3000:

black-american-queen:

black-american-queen:

thisisnotjapan:

stinkytofumaiden:

the-goddamazon:

contaminatedbreastcheese:

modelzilla:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/68620
BOOOOO!!! “Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie is apparently in the front running to play Major Motoko Kusanagi in Dreamworks live action adaptation of highly popular manga and anime “Ghost in the Shell”. She may get naked and looks good naked, but what about when she’s supposed to be a bad-ass. I would have imagined Jessica Biel or Charlize Theron, but now they’re out of the running due to age or change in typecast. Too bad and too sad.
And according to AICN, Dreamworks would cast a major male lead to play Batou, Kusanagi’s partner. I bet it’d be Liam Neeson or Chris Hemsworth. Lazy.


I REBUKE THIS in the name of BLACK GOD.

So they’re not going to cast ANY Japanese actors or actresses, huh?
Just gonna completely bypass all the Japanese talent to play JAPANESE characters for white people?
-sigh-

captaindoubled bankuei theflatlime
the fUCK AM I READING??/

is this real

NO NO NO ONONONONONONONONONONONONONOOOOO

Sorry, gotta rage a bit more.
Ghost in The Shell takes place in fucking Japan. In a Japanese covert combat unit, with the lead character being a JAPANESE WOMAN.
This shit doesn’t take place in NYC or LA and if it did, the lead character’s name is still Japanese. So ya’ll better get your asses to Tokyo and start finding an actress (or look for a Japanese descendant actress).

You uppity ass bitches need learn that it is called acting, and in acting you do not always have to have ethnic correct actor or actress to play the characters. Geesh, get some perspective people. It seems you are looking for something, anything to get offended by, and this news is just one more thing to set you all off. smdh.

Bitch get off this post with your crusty blind ass. Ain’t no one here talking to you and I don’t feel like dropping some education on you.
Bye Felicia.

clears throat*
In addition to GitS taking place IN Japan, most of the conflicts that Kusanagi and Section 9 face are very, very culture-specific to Japan. If any of you have watched Stand Alone Complex, you know what the fuck I’m talking about between the Laughing Man and the Individual 11 Arcs which were very, very culture-specific to Japan.
Having white people play these actors not only strips the characters of their Japanese identity, it will force them to completely rewrite the plot of the original GitS film which was also culture-centric to Japan and turn it into some mash-up, shoot-em-up, action movie that I hope flops.
This is just blatant whitewashing at this point because even in the dub the names were still Japanese, the movie and show took place in Japan, and there was literally nothing American or white in the show unless the Japanese Self-Defense Force or Section 9 had to deal with Americans in a diplomatic setting.
Even in the second movie the entire plot was so culture-specific and internal to Japan that there’s no way you could insert a white person in there unless they were a fucking tourist.
Even in the third movie it was all internal affairs within Japan because that is LITERALLY THE ENTIRE POINT OF SECTION 9: DEALING WITH INTERNAL CYBERCRIME AFFAIRS IN JAPAN.
This is disgusting and I really hope it goes the way of The Last Airbender, into the trash of the “suppressed memory” section of our collective consciousness.

Hollywood needs to stop making live action adaptation of manga/anime they always whitewash them and they are never ever good. Never-mod A

blackfangirlsunite:

the-goddamazon:

black-american-queen:

findyourzen3000:

black-american-queen:

black-american-queen:

thisisnotjapan:

stinkytofumaiden:

the-goddamazon:

contaminatedbreastcheese:

modelzilla:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/68620

BOOOOO!!! “Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie is apparently in the front running to play Major Motoko Kusanagi in Dreamworks live action adaptation of highly popular manga and anime “Ghost in the Shell”. She may get naked and looks good naked, but what about when she’s supposed to be a bad-ass. I would have imagined Jessica Biel or Charlize Theron, but now they’re out of the running due to age or change in typecast. Too bad and too sad.

And according to AICN, Dreamworks would cast a major male lead to play Batou, Kusanagi’s partner. I bet it’d be Liam Neeson or Chris Hemsworth. Lazy.

image

I REBUKE THIS in the name of BLACK GOD.

So they’re not going to cast ANY Japanese actors or actresses, huh?

Just gonna completely bypass all the Japanese talent to play JAPANESE characters for white people?

-sigh-

captaindoubled bankuei theflatlime

the fUCK AM I READING??/

is this real

NO NO NO ONONONONONONONONONONONONONOOOOO

Sorry, gotta rage a bit more.

Ghost in The Shell takes place in fucking Japan. In a Japanese covert combat unit, with the lead character being a JAPANESE WOMAN.

This shit doesn’t take place in NYC or LA and if it did, the lead character’s name is still Japanese. So ya’ll better get your asses to Tokyo and start finding an actress (or look for a Japanese descendant actress).

You uppity ass bitches need learn that it is called acting, and in acting you do not always have to have ethnic correct actor or actress to play the characters. Geesh, get some perspective people. It seems you are looking for something, anything to get offended by, and this news is just one more thing to set you all off. smdh.

Bitch get off this post with your crusty blind ass. Ain’t no one here talking to you and I don’t feel like dropping some education on you.

Bye Felicia.

clears throat*

In addition to GitS taking place IN Japan, most of the conflicts that Kusanagi and Section 9 face are very, very culture-specific to Japan. If any of you have watched Stand Alone Complex, you know what the fuck I’m talking about between the Laughing Man and the Individual 11 Arcs which were very, very culture-specific to Japan.

Having white people play these actors not only strips the characters of their Japanese identity, it will force them to completely rewrite the plot of the original GitS film which was also culture-centric to Japan and turn it into some mash-up, shoot-em-up, action movie that I hope flops.

This is just blatant whitewashing at this point because even in the dub the names were still Japanese, the movie and show took place in Japan, and there was literally nothing American or white in the show unless the Japanese Self-Defense Force or Section 9 had to deal with Americans in a diplomatic setting.

Even in the second movie the entire plot was so culture-specific and internal to Japan that there’s no way you could insert a white person in there unless they were a fucking tourist.

Even in the third movie it was all internal affairs within Japan because that is LITERALLY THE ENTIRE POINT OF SECTION 9: DEALING WITH INTERNAL CYBERCRIME AFFAIRS IN JAPAN.

This is disgusting and I really hope it goes the way of The Last Airbender, into the trash of the “suppressed memory” section of our collective consciousness.

Hollywood needs to stop making live action adaptation of manga/anime they always whitewash them and they are never ever good. Never

-mod A



imsoshive:

invisiblelad:

trcunning:

twerks4loanpayments:

ladytatyana:

darvinasafo:

Tulsa, Oklahoma near the original Black Wall Street.

Just sad

I guess that meme of DaQuan—the one y’all thought was funny—came true mhmmm 😒

These people

  • kicked their daughter out (left her at a homeless shelter)
  • found out she had left the shelter to live with a guy
  • tracked them down at 9 at night to yell at her
  • shot her unarmed boyfriend (killing him)
  • shot at her after she ran to hide in the bushes
  • shot at the bf’s 13 yr old brother (hitting him in the arm)
  • fled the scene 
  • were allowed to turn themselves in
  • were put on PAID suspension

Such bullshit

Attempted murder (and shooting at minors!)  only gets paid leave. The more one scratches the surface..

man …



sourcedumal:

pjamma-sf:

This man…I swear! Is there a stronger word then love? Because that is what I feel for him.

This man is everything

sourcedumal:

pjamma-sf:

This man…I swear! Is there a stronger word then love? Because that is what I feel for him.

This man is everything



note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..
just…

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…



Vox Day and the Hugos – Why We Should Just Say No.

Trigger Warning: Racism, sexism, homophobia, rape apologism, some truly heinous stuff. Approach with caution.

Today, the Hugo Award nominations were released. Given how strong a year it was in science fiction as well as for fandom activity, the finalists are ultimately a strong and diverse bunch, although there are notable exclusions. The lack of YA, for example, is glaring given how well science-fiction driven stories have fared in the category recently. Still, there was much to celebrate. Ann Leckie’s universally adored debut Ancillary Justice was nominated for best novel, as was Parasite by Mira Grant, the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, making this her 4th consecutive nomination at the Hugos. Fan writers such as Mark Oshiro, Foz Meadows and the wonderful Book Smugglers also received much deserved acknowledgement for the great work they’ve put in, and we’re delighted for them all.

And then there’s Vox Day.

Theodore Beale, known best by his pseudonym of Vox Day, is a science-fiction writer and a bigot. He has described homosexuality as a “birth defect” and that others must “help them achieve sexual normality”, claims that “it is absurd to imagine that there is absolutely no link between race and intelligence” and says there is no such thing as marital rape. When author N.K. Jemisin (a woman of colour) called him out in a speech she gave at Continuum in Melbourne, Day responded in terms I can only describe as abhorrent:

“It is not that I, and others, do not view [Jemisin] as human, (although genetic science presently suggests that we are not equally homo sapiens sapiens), it is that we simply do not view her as being fully civilized for the obvious historical reason that she is not… The laws [Stand Your Ground Laws’ are not there to let whites “just shoot people like me, without consequence, as long as they feel threatened by my presence”, those self-defense laws have been put in place to let whites defend their lives and their property from people, like her, who are half-savages engaged in attacking them.”

There you have it. Vox Day dismisses a woman of colour and calls her an uncivilized half-savage who shouldn’t be surprised when she’s shot. This man is a sexist, racist homophobe rape apologist who has the gall to claim he is a victim while dragging good people like Jemisin through the mud for daring to call out his bigotry.

He’s also just been nominated for best novelette at this year’s Hugo Awards.

This man ran to be president of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and 10% of that organisation’s voters were fine with nominating him. He was eventually expelled from the group, although as this Hugo nomination shows, clearly there is still some level of support for him.

I fully understand the uncomfortable paradox that comes with being a fan of something or someone that is extremely problematic, to say the least. This is nothing new to publishing itself, let alone science-fiction. Orson Scott-Card, anyone? Some of us have the ability to bridge that gap and turn off our brains, allowing us to enjoy the art separate from the artist. However, that’s not what’s going on here. This is essentially the sci-fi community validating the heinous words and actions of Day, even as they took active steps to say No to his bigotry. This is rewarding a man who viciously verbally attacked a woman of colour by implying she should be shot because oh look he’s such a good writer.

This is not on.

There’s only one way to deal with people like Day, who see themselves as above basic human decency, and that is to cut them out of the community like a tumour. Shun them, ignore them, no-platform the hell out of them. Our conventions, our fanzines, our anthologies, our community is not open to people whose racist arguments could have come straight from the mouths of slave-owners.

To do anything less is an insult to those who attacks who we claim to be allies of.

© Bibliodaze



scatmancrothers:

sparklescrotum:

scatmancrothers:

Look I’m a white person
I use a credit card

So racism against asians, blacks, hispanics and others is horrible and should stop, but racism against white people are okay?
In that case, get the fuck back to my rice fields.

tumblr user sparklescrotum weighs in
fascinating

scatmancrothers:

sparklescrotum:

scatmancrothers:

Look I’m a white person

I use a credit card

So racism against asians, blacks, hispanics and others is horrible and should stop, but racism against white people are okay?

In that case, get the fuck back to my rice fields.

tumblr user sparklescrotum weighs in

fascinating



Bitch you gon call me ugly when you're fuckin BLACK? Lmaoooooo shit son you ugly by default the baby Jesus gave you some bad cards in your hand in the game of life like shit I can be pretty if I don't make faces but you'll always be a dirty jiggaboo. Go find some bleach and lemme know when you fix that nasty complexion of yours. Y'all look like a pile of dog shit. not-racist-deactivated20140306

battleroyale2wasashitmovie-deac:

me:

you:

lets not play this “game of life”.

I win you lose



coreydrake:

acceber74:

meanmisscharles:

quixon:

yungasura:

deezcandiedyamztho:

misterdelfuego:

thatgirlwiththebread:

Comments on the trailer of the new Annie movie staring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.

Would you just look at how racism isn’t a thing anymore in today’s society.

Every day, just a little more…
Smh.

smh white people are insane

Seriously bruh

"Racism is dead and black people should just get over it."

If white people don’t disappoint you on a regular basis, you are not paying attention….

"Catwoman" Annie? When Eartha Kitt is the iconic Catwoman from the 1960s? SMDH.

That second comment needs it’s own post…



dopebyanyothername:

Can we just………….. Wow.

(Source: blahality)



bornrecluse7:

Take 5 minutes to watch this interview of Jesse Williams take on the Michael Dunn trial

If only I could be as polite and civil he was in the interview.



A Racist Turn in India

dynamicafrica:

If you want to know what’s going on concerning the latest news headlines of the racism against Africans happening in India, this op-ed from the NYTimes will put a lot of it into perspective.

NEW DELHI — The Africans — Nigerians, Ghanaians, Ugandans — began leaving my neighborhood in New Delhi around December. Each week, more and more families exited. Some went to parts of Delhi considered more accepting of Africans; others to areas where the residents were thought to be less interfering in general. I have heard that some of the Ghanaian families had gone back to Africa, but I don’t know that for sure.

For years, they had been a part of the swirl of cultures, languages and races that makes up this part of the capital. The Nigerian women in their bright dresses out for evening strolls and the Cameroonian family with the curious-eyed baby at the ice-cream van had made a life for themselves alongside the Afghans, Tamils and Iranians.

On Oct. 31, about a month before the departures started, a Nigerian national, rumored to have been in the drug trade, was found dead in Goa. Nigerians in the coastal state protested his murder as an act of racism, while posters read: “We want peace in Goa. Say no to Nigerians. Say no to drugs.” One state minister threatened to throw out Nigerians living illegally. Another equated them with a cancer. He later apologized, adding that he hadn’t imagined there would be a “problem” with his statement.

The controversy has reverberated across the country, including in Delhi, 1,200 miles away, where the tolerance of African neighbors has turned into suspicion and even hostility.

One night, a police constable rang my doorbell. “Have you seen any man from the Congo entering and leaving the building?” he asked. “African man,” he clarified. He said he had received a report that a local resident was friendly with Africans, and he wanted to know, was this true? The question surprised me; neighborhood battles here are waged over water and parking spaces, not over ethnicity. Now neighbors had become nervous of neighbors.

Once the African communities had been singled out, complaints against them bubbled up like filthy water, in Jangpura, in Khirki Extension, in the alleyways off Paharganj, anywhere in Delhi they lived.

The fragile hospitality gave way to a familiar litany of intolerance: They were too loud, exuberant and dirty; the women were loose, the men looked you directly in the eye, they were drug takers and traffickers, and worse.

Residents of Khirki Extension, whose rambling lanes had seen an influx of artists, journalists and migrants, conducted their own investigation of their African neighbors, which they called the “black beauty” sting.

Coinciding with the city’s darkening mood, the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi started a wave of cleanups as part of its mission to control “lawlessness.” The city’s law minister, Somnath Bharti, led a raid into Khirki Extension, claiming to be acting on residents’ complaints that Nigerians and Ugandans were involved in prostitution and drug trafficking. Media reports suggest that on the night of Jan. 15, he entered Africans’ homes with a group of vigilantes, without a warrant. In the fracas, a Ugandan woman was allegedly forced to give a urine sample, on the street, in the middle of the crowd. After she filed a complaint, Delhi’s court ordered the Police Department to pursue her case against Mr. Bharti.

These recent events have awakened dormant prejudices against Africans in India, aggravated by our tendency to prize fair skin over dark. “Habshi,” derived from the word “Abyssinian,” has become a common epithet for people of African descent.

So, on one hand, the racist turn in Delhi and Goa is unsurprising. On the other hand, we have a long, and neglected, history of cross-migration with Africa. While Indians have been settling on that continent since at least the 15th century, African roots in India run even deeper. Africans were brought over in numbers around the 13th century as slaves, but also as generals, guards, merchants, bodyguards and craftsmen. Many never went back. Now tens of thousands are here to study, and others work as chefs and in the garment and textile businesses, among other industries.

Despite our close ties and the shared history of colonialism, Africa doesn’t figure on the Indian map of curiosity and desire. Our admiration of China’s economic prowess is commonplace and unabashed; we are obsessed with the West, in terms of education, ideals of beauty and economic might. But Africa is invisible. Racist views can be spouted without consequence. Africa simply doesn’t matter.

There will be few repercussions for the Aam Aadmi Party if it continues with blanket policies against Africans. The party won on the promise of change, yet here it is, proving that it shares the same blindness as other, older parties.

These days, the Afghans and Indians stroll in my neighborhood park, enjoying the winter breeze. The Ghanaian and Cameroonian families moved away when their landlords doubled the rent only for them; the young Nigerian women left after one police visit too many.

Delhi’s residents say that the city belongs to everybody, because it belongs to nobody. As Bangalore and Mumbai became insular possessions, with political parties often driving out anyone who was from elsewhere, the capital claimed that it had room for all kinds of migrants, expats and outsiders. If the Aam Aadmi Party continues the divisiveness that older parties have excelled at, we’ll soon find reasons to go after all the people who live differently from “us,” who don’t belong here, who should go back to the places they came from.

Nilanjana S. Roy is an essayist and critic, and author of the novel “The Wildings.”



microaggressions:

I am studying to become a teacher. I am black and I have natural  hair. One of my colleagues found it necessary  to pull me aside and inform me that “my current hair situation” just was not professional enough for me to go out to schools on teaching practice and she was surprised my lecturer hadn’t spoken to me about it. She reccommended that I “invest” in whatever the other black girls used  because “I was smart enough to take steps to better myself and I’m too pretty for that anyway.” Made me confused, angry.





reallivemannequin:

fetus-teeth:

lumideee:

silvermoon424:

m0317k5:

kennbrix:

The cause of racism is often fear of the unknown - lack of knowledge about other cultures. Travel, explore and learn - open your mind.

I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, reblog this every time it comes up on my blog. This is the BEST statement, I’ve ever seen. 

I really love this. So many are dead-set on the view that people cannot better themselves but that simply isn’t true. Everybody deserves a second chance and everybody has the ability to better themselves. 

i… really hate this lol

becoming a white liberal doesn’t absolve you of racism

This mindset is so toxic and banal. White people grow up getting taught that racism is caused by the fear of the unknown, when y’all out here summoning spirits and having adventures in the woods, so it’s not fear. Nobody else gets away with that reasoning. If there’s a crime committed by a POC and a white person is the victim, nobody will say it was fear of the unknown. It’ll just be a savage, uncivilized brown person living up to their stereotypes. Racism is caused by the fact that white folks vampire ancestors decided that because they easily burn in the sun that they’re somehow superior to people with more melanin. That’s it. Racism is caused by white supremacy.

Racism is caused by thinking that by being exposed to other cultures is enough to cure racism. It’s thinking that somehow the white man in this comic is the most important in this situation, instead of all the POC he’d hurt in the past, and will continue to hurt in the future because he’s still perpetuating racism. Racism is thinking that ~admiring someone else’s culture absolves racism. All he did was cover up his racism and this is how white liberals convince themselves that they aren’t racist, this special brand of NotMyGrandparents! racism is just as harmful, maybe even more than the extreme obvious KKK brand of racism. Because they will convince themselves that they don’t have these ingrained biases and don’t benefit from the system that was set in place for them to excel. 

This is so fucking scary to me, that this is all it take for people to think they’re not racist 

White people are childish.



twiabp:

got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.