Jlaw is another cis het yt woman whose done nothing remarkable or groundbreaking apart from be cast in a whitewashed version of the Hunger Games, make jokes about pizza and occasionally swear?
Meanwhile we have WOC out here who are breaking boundaries and staking claims for other WOC every damn day and no one notices or cares because omg lets find another cute white grl who can get away with pizza jokes.
Also JLAW has said some problematic things but her fans never seem to acknowledge that nor do they acknowledge how fuckjng problematic and racist it is that she’s playing Katniss. She is the living breathing example that white ppl only need to half as much to get 1000 times as far.
Are you fucking kidding me right now? It’s been less than an hour since the news of his death broke and Ray & Andrew think it’s cool to pull this shit?
Anyone else think that Jennifer Lawrence would make a perfect Korra?
I didn’t even have to wait for the gifs to load to predict this reaction.
I swear to god.
^ Er Nurse
^ Funeral Director
^Works in management
^Mr & Mrs Claus
For all you tattoo bashers out there.
Tattoos don’t make the character. Learn people. Learn.
The previous generations really did a number on us when it comes to tattoos. They made us believe that tattoos are unprofessional and unsightly, when, really, tattoos and body art have existed through pretty much the entirety of human history. Tattoos, unless they are of an offensive nature, are not any more unprofessional than make-up, or jewelry, etc.
I remember one time I was asked by a friend who is a manager if she should hire a guy with tattoos. My first question to her was about how qualified the guy was for the position, and she explained he was very qualified.
Her: “If you went to a store to buy something, would it bother you if the person helping you had tattoos?”
Me: “As long as he does his job properly and helps me when I need it, he could be wearing a Halloween costume for all I care.”
bless this post.
But also too all of these ppl look white/white passing so like I think it would be very telling to talk to POC with tattoos and see how they have been treated.
Also I think it’s telling that something that’s associated with many POC cultures in terms of religious symbolism is automatically associated with “thug/punk/street life and thus unprofessional” esp. when you factor in cultural appropriation and the socio economic gap
Liberal white tumblr talking to the rest of white tumblr
It’s interesting the way they do race with these two characters. Because in this set she’s communicating to the audience “I’m not racist, not like this old bitch, I voted for a Black dude, TWICE” but in the beauty parlor scene she says some disgustingly racist things, particularly about voodoo, while actively asking for a favor (and her anaology of the hammer and nail that got totally shut down is a pretty obvious one) She’s a very racist woman, but she would never see it in herself because, hey she’s cool with Black folks in power and her bigotry isn’t as obvious or violent as Marie’s. It’s like two generations of American racism showing that we haven’t gotten better we’ve just gotten better at hiding it.
^^^^^^^^^^ there’s the message and I bet 0% of white folks who watch this show will figure that out on their own
(screencaps of @bbcnews story on 12 Years A Slave winning the TIFF audience award, the linked story, the original tweet from BBCNews’ feed, highlighted by me, and Steve McQueen appears to question the BBC’s life choices in this delightful cap from the TIFF press conference.)
When did Benedict Cumberbatch become a black man by inference? When BBC News decided that naming him the star of 12 Years A Slave was a better idea than crediting the actual star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
ICYMI: During the premiere/press conference, I wrote a couple of posts about the unconscious bias being displayed by the media in coverage of 12 Years A Slave (link to follow-up post/press conference transcription, etc., is at the bottom of that linked post.)
AGAIN, LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING, MEDIA: If a film directed by a black man, written by a black man, and STARRING a black man wins an award and your tweet/news story does not have a picture of a black man on it and doesn’t even mention a black man other than the director until WAAAAAAY down the page, you are being racist. I don’t care if you intend to be, you are.
Why? Because you are putting a white man who has a supporting role (and not even the big supporting slot occupied by Michael Fassbender or Sarah Paulson) ahead of the STAR OF THE FILM and its director.
Regardless of how well-known or talented, or what kind of person that white man is, (Don’t hate me, fandom, this is on the BBC and not Benedict Cumberbatch) it does not make him the star.
Please join me in a loooooong moment of facepalming.
ETA: IT GOT WORSE. GOOGLE. OH GAWD GOOGLE. Added a cap of the search result for “Author of 12 years A Slave.” Embiggen it. h/t to @laurakeet who found the result. Solomon Noethup. No. Nonono.
If he gets Best Supporting and Chiwetel goes home empty handed…I swear ‘fore god…I will wreck some shit.
I fucks with Steve McQueen heavy, but I’m afraid if he keeps telling white folks about themselves he won’t get to make another movie
the fukshit that poc creatives have to deal with. LOOK AT THIS SHIT
FUCK COLUMBUS Tee by Demockratees
This man has a National American holiday named for him even though he never set foot on American soil. He is responsible for leading the massive genocide of Indigenous populations in Caribbean. Committing atrocities such as slicing open pregnant women, slavery, rape and outright murder. We want to know why this man deserves a holiday. Thats why we say FUCK COLUMBUS AND THE SHIP HE CAME IN ON.
Okay, this is one of the worst things i’ve come across in a while…it is called “rise of the tribes”
There is even another photo in the series…
oh gag, barf, vomit. VOMIT. why are people like this? shitty, that is.
Like the monolithic, exotified, hypersexualized, fetishized tribe of Western perception of real tribes or…
IDK if she’s Filipina. The point is I don’t get how any decent human being could take part of this.
hahahahaha tumblr savior blocked this bc “vomit” and “barf”
I now have a new phrase, “White the fuck is this?!?”
I really fucking hate it when white people are like “well most white people aren’t racist.”
like fuck you.
The reason you think most white people aren’t racist is because you’re NOT A FUCKING TARGET FOR WHITE PEOPLE’S RACISM.
I have heard the argument that “because I grew up in an area predominantly white, racism wasn’t an issue. Black people were just…normal. Really.”
No, bitch. It’s because there wasn’t as much opportunity to be racist.
And while we’re at it, the whole pro-men’s rights argument of “most men aren’t rapists/douchebags/creepers”?
Yeah, fuck you.
Because most men are not motherfucking trying to get you in bed.
Why do you think you’re so fucking homophobic? Is it because you think most gay men would want you in bed?
Why is it that somehow, that’s logical, but it’s not logical for me to say “motherfucker, do not touch my body when I do not want to be touched. I will not smile at your smarmy, bed-getting compliments.”
Dude, the gay man was just SITTING NEXT TO YOU and you motherfucking freaked. out.
basically, what I am trying to say:
Unless you are the target of a specific type of bigotry, there is no fucking way you can be an accurate judge re: the accuracy of said bigotry committed by a social demographic.
Because your sample size is just motherfucking small as fuck.
“When a woman of the Ubuntu African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray and meditate until you get to “The song of the child. “When a child is born, the community gets together and they sing the child’s song. When the child begins his education, people get together and he sings his song. When they become an adult, they get together again and sing it. When it comes to your wedding, the person hears his song. Finally, when their soul is going from this world, family and friends are approaching and, like his birth, sing their song to accompany it in the “journey”.
“In the Ubuntu tribe, there is another occasion when men sing the song. If at some point the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, they take him to the center of town and the people of the community form a circle around her. Then they sing “your song.” The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment, but is the love and memory of his true identity. When we recognize our own song, we have no desire or need to hurt anyone.
“Your friends know “your song”. And sing when you forget it. Those who love you can not be fooled by mistakes you have committed, or dark images you show to others. They remember your beauty as you feel ugly, your total when you’re broke, your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you’re confused.”
That is the most poignant ritual I have ever heard of.
Wow. wow. Wow. Now that, is civilization.
I won’t lie just the first line made me laugh out loud. I mean…
“When a woman of the Ubuntu African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray and meditate…”
Please what is this? Should I be taking this seriously at all. Is this actually supposed to be a joke?
There is no such thing as an “Ubuntu African tribe”, ubuntu itself is a concept/philosophy that can be found in many African ethnic groups but it is not a “tribe”.
Why is there a photo of a Himba woman and child when we are talking about this “Ubuntu African tribe”? Where exactly is this “Ubuntu African tribe”? Because AFAIK the Himba do not live near any jungles. In fact what exactly is a jungle? Is the entire African continent a jungle? Because the way people use “jungle” and “Africa” interchangeably surely makes it seem so. I guess the Amazigh in the Sahara also go to the “jungle” before a baby is born.
I also will like to know who Tolba Phanem is. Where did Tolba Phanem get this information from?
Not to mention this comes off as “Oh, those super spiritual brown people are so magical and such. Let us, Lofty Western (White) People, learn from them so as to improve our super special snowflake lives. Ooo and such.”
White folks STAY fuckin’ up.
But about those braids. You can always tell when these white girls don’t have any Black friends because no Black person that wants to see you win is going to let you present yourself in such a manner. When you see a white person walking around with box braids that look like matted cat fur or Paris Hilton’s struggle extensions you know they’ve fucked up or are about to.
“Paris Hilton’s struggle extensions”
I rest my case.
I need explanations for this child’s whole life.
Yes because nothing says appreciating ”difference” like noticing the girl ONLY AFTER she started dressing like everyone else. -__-