The classic doll color test performed with a white child, complete with the parent’s
The little girl even says she picked the white figures as the good child because it “looks like me” and the dark girl as bad because “she’s dark”. When Soledad O’Brien asks the girl’s mother about it, we’re met with quite a few colorblind based excuses and “well, we just don’t talk about race”.
“We don’t talk about race!!”
And your kid is saying racist shit regardless.
That should fucking tell you something, lady.
But of course, it won’t. I bet you cash money she won’t change a thing, continuing to use that color blind bullshit.
This is why the whole idea of not discussing race with white children is bullshit. No, it won’t “taint” them. When you don’t talk about it, they still form opinions — racist ones — because they don’t know any better, so to speak. Then one day they grow up into adults that are, guess what, still racist. As Black folks, we pretty much all had “the talk” as kids/young people; our existence in this society dictates that we do, because racism is a part of our lives at an incredibly young age. Colorblind ideology has been proven to be toxic as blatant racism. And little white kids can be just as racist as their parents.
we dont talk about race with kids but a small child ran up to my professor’s wife and said she had a terrorist baby.
we dont talk about race with kids but white children were encouraged to go to lynchings to see white supremacy. because (trigger warning: graphic details) jesse washington, whose charred body is floating around on tumblr posts, had his teeth yanked out by white children so they could sell them as lynching souvenirs.
we dont talk about race with kids but kids clearly PICK UP ON RACE. many POC parents dont explicitly discuss race but clearly, white ppl, kids pick up on it!!
And after all these years, the trans community is still at the back of the bus. I despise that. I’m hurt and get depressed a lot about it. But I will not give up because I won’t give the mainstream gay organizations the satisfaction of keeping us down. If we give up, they win. And we can’t allow them to win. The reason we, right now, as a trans community, don’t have the rights they have is that we allowed them to speak for us for so many damn years, and we bought everything they said to us: “Oh, let us pass our bill, then we’ll come for you.”
Yeah, come for me. Thirty-two years later and they’re still coming for me. And what have we got? Here, where it all started, trans people have got nothing. We can no longer let people like the Empire State Pride Agenda, the HRC in Washington, speak for us. And it really hurts me that some gay people don’t even know what we gave for their movement.
|—||Sylvia Rivera in Genderqueer: Voices from Beyond the Binary (via queeraztlan)|
Disney has continually attempted to “include” Latin American culture in an attempt to make money, including trying to trademark Day of the Dead.
Disney’s been attempting to profit from Latinos a lot recently - from a fake “Latina” character that was pulled back on a new show, to their disastrous attempt to trademark Day of the Dead, now they’ve released a line of god-awful, ridiculously expensive quinceanera dresses.
I’m not necessarily expecting this petition to make them stop, but I want Disney to realize that they’ve been overstepping and continue to do so. Mickey Mouse, the Colonizer, is coming for your culture.
Latin@s are not your personal cash cow, Disney! Stop trying to make money off of us.
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Boost. This is my home.
This should have 5K notes.
If you get a message from a Skype contact that looks like this:
DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. It’s ransomware that will lock your computer up, accusing you of possession of child pornography, and threaten to alert the authorities unless a $200 payment is made. And then…
Medusa should start wearing white dresses just to fuck with Sora.
Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the Devil
Drones-R-Us: US Government Admits It Drones American Citizens, Including Anwar al-Awlaki
The U.S. government admitted for the first time Wednesday that it intentionally droned American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011, and that it unintentionally droned three other Americans, including al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted it in a letter to Congress, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reports. The letter comes the day before President Obama gives a speech at the National Defense University that will justify the drone strikes carried out since he took office, plus “review our detention policy and efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay; and he will frame the future of our efforts against Al Qaeda, its affiliates and adherents,” an administration official told The New York Times’ Scott Shane.
Obama, who has a “kill list” of terrorist suspects, was inspired by the threat of losing reelection to create rules for the next president for when lethal force by drone is justified. It’s possible, given the sudden effort to follow through on the president’s State of the Union promise for transparency in the face of mounting criticism about the assassinations, that Thursday’s speech will lay out those rules. Drone strikes peaked in 2010 in Pakistan, the Times reports, and the rate of strikes in Yemen was cut by half this year compared to 2012. Anwar al-Awlaki, the New Mexico-born cleric turned al-Qaeda operative, was killed in September 2011, perhaps the most controversial drone strike in the Obama administration’s targeted killing program.
The letter also said that the United States had killed three other Americans: Samir Khan, who was killed in the same strike; Mr. Awlaki’s son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was also killed in Yemen; and Jude Mohammed, who was killed in a strike in Pakistan.
So I just gained a follower a few moments ago with the name maartin4life
LISTEN TO ME
WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU DO
THEIR FUCKING PAGE
I JUST OPENED IT AND MY AVAST ANTIVIRUS TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS A FUCKING TROJAN HORSE
Let me tell you something about today. Today was the hottest day of the year in New Jersey, I woke up sweating despite air conditioning because it was 95 degrees. Now, i did what any logical person would do and I put on my favorite pair of shorts so i wouldn’t be sweating throughout the day.
Even in my shorts i was sweating my balls off but I went through half of my day as normal, no boys stared at my ass or tried to grope me in public yet when i went to the the cafeteria a teacher told me to go to the office because he finds my shorts inappropriate. I head down to the office to find a group of girls wearing shorts and skirts sitting in a small room in the office, we where all ordered to call our parents or to change into the clothes they had offered us from the school store. These items of clothing included sweatpants and a large heavy sweatshirt. I obviously refused to where those because it was 95 degrees and when you are sweating the key to cool down is NOT to put on more clothes. They told me I would have to stay in that room the whole day if it came down to it.
I was able to leave the office when my friend gave me a pair of yoga pants. The man who made me go down to the office brought down several other girls as I was leaving, at this point they didn’t care how long the shorts where they just sent everyone who was wearing a pair down. They warned me that if I put my shorts back on they would right me up.
I put them back on anyway because just walking down the hallway in those yoga pants made me faint, dizzy,and extremely hot. Thats the main issue, it is hot enough for people to pass out in school but to the school system they would rather a girl suffer from a heat stroke then to have a boy become turned on. My shorts don’t say “COme fuck me in the middle of class” they say,”Its warm out”
The sexualizing of innocent students is not okay
Risking students health is not okay
and tHE LACK OF FEMINISM IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL NEVER BE OKAY
Today was literally horrible
I hate our school so much
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
I’m just gonna leave this here.
I so recommend people read this article. Honestly, as an extrovert the Internet has saved me from the moments of loneliness I feel, getting to talk and share ideas with people without the awkward feeling of calling on the phone. (Honestly, the phone is awkward to me in that I can’t see somebody’s face and I feel like I have to do something else while they’re talking to me.)
look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
would like to point out that this image has the intentions of showcasing the newest additions to the princess line up, so all the older princesses of course aren’t the center of attention.
of course, the placement of certain princesses could be better, but also consider this was probably purely unintentional. or in better words, not a conscious thing.
oh believe me, it is completely possible for racism to be subconscious.
I think it’s fairly obvious that the racial problems would be ammeliorated if they HAD arranged by sequence. That means Mulan would be in front of Snow White- Rapunzel and Jasmine would be in front of Sleeping Beauty AND Ariel- and Tiana would make her way to the front, past Cinderella and Belle.
I mean honestly it’s sort of laughable to look at this and decide that it’s arranged to display newer in the front, and older in the back. It’s actually only relevant to the frontmost two characters and no one else. So might want to come up with a better reason to justify racialized placement if you are really dead set against calling it out, since it’s harmful whether or not it’s “intentional.”
Especially since that’s really a consciousness in and of itself. People who care about this stuff consult others and listen to what they say. Very easily, anyone with an iota of understanding of what usual critiques against the princesses are, would have noticed that.
unintentional my ass. Shouldn’t all of the new ones be front and center, and old guard back right and back left? Don’t look that way..I see mighty white all front and center.
Yep, & if we’re going by newest that would mean Tiana standing next to Merida or Rapunzel. Instead she’s all the way in the back.
I fixed it!There. That’s what it would look like if this was actually a case of chronological placement.
BOOKS, INTERVIEWS, AND ARTICLES
Stonewall - Martin Duberman
The Gay Militants: How Gay Liberation Began in America, 1969-1971 - Donn Teal
“Sylvia Rivera: A Woman Before Her Time” - Liz Highleyman (from Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation)
“Marsha P. Johnson: New York City Legand” - Tommi Avicolli Mecca (from Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation)
“Queens in Exile, The Forgotten Ones” - Sylvia Rivera (from GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary)
“Rapping With a Street Transvestite Revolutionary: An Interview with Marcia Johnson” (from Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation)
‘I’m glad I was in the Stonewall riot’: Leslie Feinberg interviews Sylvia Rivera
Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries - Leslie Feinberg
“A Woman for Her Time” - Riki Wilchins (from The Village Voice)
Sylvia Rivera: 1951-2002 - Michael Bronski (from Z Magazine)
Sylvia Rivera soundportraits interview (from New York Times Magazine)
Sylvia Rivera soundportraits update from July 4, 2001
“Sylvia and Sylvia’s Children: a Battle for a Queer Public” - Benjamin Shepard (from That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation)
Sylvia Rivera’s talk at LGMNY, June 2001
“Sylvia Rivera: Fighting in Her Heels: Stonewall, Civil Rights, and Liberation” - Layli Phillips and Shomari Olugbala (from The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement)
“History or Myth? Writing Stonewall” - Benjamin Shepard
Transgender Warriors: making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman - Leslie Feinberg
“Sylvia Rivera: She was more than Stonewall” - jerimarie liesegang
“Amanda Milan and the rebirth of the Street Trans Action Revolutionaries” - Benjamin Shepard (in From Act Up to the WTO)
“Transvestites: your half sisters and half brothers of the Revolution” - Sylvia Rivera (from Come Out! Magazine 1971)
“Sylvia Goes to College: ‘Gay Is Proud’ at NYU” - Arthur Bell (from the Village Voice, October 15, 1970)
“Street Transvestites for Gay Power” (October 1971)
Sylvia Rivera speaking at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade after being mocked and repressed by lesbian feminists and gay men
Changing House (a short documentary on Transy House)
Marsha P. Johnson photo collection (by Randy Wicker)
Sylvia Rivera photo collection (by Randy Wicker)