I am sick to my stomach about what happened to Leslie Jones. This hack was not only sexist, targeting a female because she dared to star in a movie which isn’t about men, but it was racially motivated. The hackers shared a picture of a gorilla on her site. They didn’t target any of the white women.

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A Wichita, Kansas, grandmother is reeling after she says she received a handwritten letter in her mailbox telling her that she and her nine grandchildren aren’t welcome in their neighborhood.

Nancy Wirths, 49, told local NBC News affiliate WCMH-TV that the letter has frightened her and her biracial family, and said that it’s “a shame” that someone sought to introduce her grandchildren to this kind of hate.

Wichita police are currently investigating the letter, which held a frightening message regarding six out of nine of Wirths’ grandchildren, who are black. Read more

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The Cult of Race

This “my skin color is my heritage” thing is driving me up the wall. People choose their skin color over morality and that, if you missed it, is putting another deity before God. Your race is the leader of your Pantheon. Enjoy Paganism friends. I see why the alt-right rejects Christianity because God is going to reject them in the end.

Pew study: 67 percent of white social media users won’t post about race

Pew found that black social media users are more likely than white or Hispanic users to use social media to discuss race. Twenty-eight percent of black social media users say at least some of the things they share or post on social networking sites are about race or race relations. One in five Hispanic respondents say the same.

Meanwhile, only 8 percent of white social media users say that at least some of things they share or post are about race relations, with a large majority (67 percent) saying they would never venture into this area.

And it looks like black social media users who opt out of sharing their own race-related posts are still much more likely to see this content in their feed than their white counterparts. “Even among black social media users who say they rarely or never discuss race relations or racial inequality, a majority (55 percent) state that most or some of the posts they see on social media pertain to race or race relations. That share drops to 23 percent for their white counterparts,” according to Pew.

That means many white users are missing out on the important debates, analysis, and awareness-raising content that Pew found, in another part of the study, is often responsive to breaking news about racial injustice and draws attention to concerns about things like diversity and representation.

politico.com
Trump to blacks, Hispanics: You have a right to not get shot
By NICK GASS

Donald Trump on Wednesday told African-American and Hispanic voters that he would be the best president for them, declaring that they and their children have “a right” not to get shot in the streets.

“The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for fifty or sixty years or in some cases over 100 years. Over 100 years. They’ve produced only more poverty, only more crime, only more joblessness and broken homes all over the place, at record levels,” Trump said at a rally in Tampa, Florida, questioning “what do you have to lose?”

The situation, Trump suggested, “cannot get any worse and believe me, I’m gonna fix it. I’m gonna make it so good.”

“I’ll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city or wherever you are, you’re not gonna be shot, your child isn’t gonna be shot,” he added.

“And I say to the African-American parent: you have a right to walk down the street of your city without having your child or yourself shot, and that’s what’s happening right now. That’s what’s happening,” Trump said, before adding, To the Hispanic parent, you have a right to walk outside without being shot. You have a right to good education for your child. You have a right to own your home. You have a right to have a good job.“

Read more here

everydayfeminism.com
6 Things Intersex Folks Need to Know About How We Perpetuate Anti-Black Racism

Once during a video chat with another intersex person, I saw the word “Obama” scribbled on a white sheet of paper hanging up on the wall behind their head. When I asked them about it, they laughingly replied, “Oh, that’s my kill list.”

It was a joke she said. I didn’t see the humor. She was white.

Racism runs deep in this country, and as such, it’s present in white spaces such as my intersex community.

This article is my attempt at exploring the effects of whiteness, and it’s counterpart anti-Black racism, on the few Black folks in the intersex movement. []

Mini Rant

I recently saw a post on here where OP talked about people who have many ethnicities and only seem to fully embrace the black heritage they have, in order to “use the black heritage card” to gain “special treatment and special privileges.” Yet, as a multiracial girl, more often than not, I am met with looks of disgust and words of hate when I say that I am mixed race. In 8th grade, I was greeted to school every morning by a boy who would chase me to the media center guilting me and asking me if I felt terrible for denying that I had African American in me, when all that I had told him was that I was multiracial, not just black. I have been yelled at, cussed at, and bullied for “denying my black heritage” when I say something as broad as mixed race.
People seem to think that by identifying myself as multiracial, I am dismissing my black heritage, that I am for some reason ashamed of it and using mixed race as an ambiguous term to hide behind. Saying I’m mixed race is including every part of my heritage. I may not be naming all of them individually but by saying I am mixed I am recognizing my Scottish heritage and my Trinidadian heritage and my African American heritage and Chinese heritage. I am not hiding behind an umbrella term, I am embracing all parts of myself. Stop telling multiracial and biracial people what parts of themselves they should be embracing, it is their heritage, not yours.

anonymous asked:

racing tips? I'm super anxious for my first xc race next week.

1. Believe in your training, you train TO race

2. Channel the anxiety into excitement and adrenaline

3. HAVE FUN

4. Be grateful to be able to RUN at all

5. Believe in yourself

6. Don’t take it too seriously– serious enough to focus and race but remember that it isn’t life or death