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anonymous asked:

whenever someone claims arya is a badass heartless assassin i just wanna like, grab them by the ear and scream LADY CRANE MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU RECALL?

i feel ya. arya is a complex character its not black and white lol. fandoms try really hard to put characters (especially female) into boxes and boy is it frustrating

I’m gonna stay mad about Poussey’s death until the world stops killing Black people, especially Black women, especially Black lesbians, and until White Sapphique Tumblr™ comes for OITNB for being racist, homophobic garbage that tells actual, real-life Black lesbians that their stories are bound to end in death and without justice

tell me why Lexa matters so much and Poussey apparently doesn’t. tell me why nobody even talks about Poussey anymore, ever.

advice to white artist: when making characters of color (especially black and brown characters) don’t just;;; draw a white person and then change the skin tone. believe it or not its quite obvious to tell when you still had a white character in mind (still has the small lips, triangle nose, etc) and only made them black or brown in a half ass attempt to be diverse

actually look at features people of color have and study them please

if art isnt treating you right

- don’t erase the stuff you’ve already drawn, just make the layer invisible. if you’re anything like me then deleting in process sketches has a very light subconscious negative effect on how the drawing is turning out.

- don’t draw your sketches on white, especially if your brush is black. white is hard to draw on. change it to grey. trust me on this.

- if a sketch is almost there but not quite try mirroring it horizontally. the issues will be way easier to spot.

-if inking isnt your thing but you want outlines just paint your color over the sketch lines, then do the ink lines last.

- if you have lots of ideas but no patience with details like myself take to tiny tiny thumbnails. like im talking barely bigger than your thumb. it forces you to look at the whole picture and not just the details.

- if tiny doesnt work/you like detailing go opposite. draw REALLY huge and work your way through.

black riddler is so good y’all just the aesthetic, sharp green eyes that are almost glowing would be such a nice contrast against black skin especially a darker skinned guy. green or purple sweater vest. green undershirt with the sleeves rolled up. bowtie. always smirks at you and has a way of making you feel inferior without even having to say anything. he’s a skinny guy but he can go from flirting and quizzing you with riddles to bashing your head in with his question mark cane so fast.

I’ve already sung the praises of Get Out on Facebook for weaving the insidiousness of racial microaggressions into a terrifying and seriously creepy horror narrative, but as someone who enjoys horror and is usually disappointed by the genre, this movie was such a breath of fresh air. Many recent horror films like It Follows and Babadook have been good but ultimately fell short of being great in the third act; however, Get Out smashes through the third act with ease and is narratively satisfying through its entire two hour run.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MOVIE. SUPPORT BLACK FILM MAKERS (especially in a completely white dominated genre.) Get Out currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has already had a great opening weekend so far. Help make it even more successful.

7 Thoughts about Get Out

The film Get Out written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) debuted on February 24, 2017. I recall discovering the preview for the film featuring Daniel Kaluuya (Skins), Allison Williams (Girls), and veteran actors, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, while scrolling through my Facebook timeline at the end of last year and became determined to see it during opening weekend. Below, I will list seven thoughts I have in regards to the film. For those who have not seen the film, there will be spoilers in this post. You have been warned…

  1. Was the cop an asshole for asking Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to produce his driver’s license? Or was the cop aware of the fact black men were disappearing in the area and perhaps he suspected Rose (Allison Williams) had something to do with it. As viewers we are inclined to see the cop as a racist because of our country’s problematic relationship between law enforcement and black men. However, a part of me wonders if the officer had good intentions…
  2. When Chris and Rose relay the story of how they struck and killed a deer on their way to the Armitage estate, Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) launches into a seemingly-benign monologue about how the area is overpopulated with deer and how the deer are taking over and by Chris and Rose killing a deer it was actually a good thing because it was one less deer in the area. As the movie progresses, you learn this monologue is more of a commentary on how Dean views black people. Black people are nothing but animals invading his area. Perhaps this is why whenever an unarmed black man is killed at the hands of the police there is an immediate campaign to dehumanize the victim. If you paint the victim as a animal, you can somewhat justify the eradicating of his or her existence. One less deer…
  3. Being a resident of the American South, cotton fields are EVERYWHERE. Cotton is very emblematic of American slavery. When Chris is held captive in the basement of the Armitage estate, it is cotton that actually frees him. Shoving the cotton from inside the chair he is tied to into his ears is actually how he manages to stay lucid in order to escape. Cotton, once a symbol of oppression, becomes the source of a black man’s freedom.
  4. When Chris rushes upstairs to check his phone, each of the guests stop what they are doing to watch him. What was that about? If some can explain why they reacted the way they did, please comment below.
  5. Walter’s death functions in two ways, one of which might actually protect Chris in the long run. A) Even with all of the Armitages dead, Walter will never be able to have a normal life because the real Walter is actually in the sunken place while the white brain that resides in his body is the dominant personality. B) Dean, Missy (Catherine Keener) and Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones) Armitage are dispatched by Chris but their bodies will be destroyed by the fire that engulfed the estate. Rose is shot by Walter who then turns the gun on himself. Perhaps Walter, the real Walter, killed himself as a way for Chris to not be implicated in all of the murders.
  6. What will become of Logan aka Andre Hayworth? Logan was the man we saw being kidnapped at the start of the film and we later learn his brain has been replaced with the brain of a party guest’s husband. Without the Armitages around, what will happen to Logan?
  7. What will become of Chris? When the film ended, the audience, including myself, erupted in applause and cheers. Even though we are given the best possible ending, a part of me wonders what will happen to Chris. Chris is irreparably psychology broken and even though he was able to finally confront the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death, he now has to spend the rest of his life dealing with the nightmare the Armitages inflicted on him. What if the authorities come to him, asking him about Rose and her family? Will they believe him? Chris’s best friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery) believes him but we all know the weight of a black man’s words, especially when young, white women are involved.

If you have not seen Get Out, go buy a ticket now! I cannot recommend it enough. Also, if you have any thoughts or comments in regards to my above thoughts, fill free to comment.

anonymous asked:

I feel like a fool for not knowing this but how are the sciences used to promote white supremacy? Does this refer to all sciences or just the social sciences? If it's much too complicated to sum up succinctly why they're racist, could you maybe point me to some reading material on the subject? I wouldn't really know where to start researching a topic like this. Thank you.

every natural and social science originated in service to, is deeply indebted to, or has at least been wielded in service of, empire & white supremacy (some more directly than others imo). science & scientific thought under capitalism exist as tools for the dissemination of narratives that support capitalism and/or imperialist exploitation, plus some scientific knowledge arises from or is used to further imperialism & white supremacy in a very immediate sense.

a few things to consider off the top of my head:

additional readings and specific things to research can be found in my science tag

White people love talking about and bringing up race when it’s something bad about a black person/people but when it’s something good they “don’t see why race has to be brought into it”. You see being black was always supposed to be a mark of shame and not being black a sense of pride, especially for whites. Once black people started embracing blackness and having “black pride” the calls of “reverse racism” and to “be colorblind” began. The “reverse racism” logic comes from; if being black was supposed to be a sense of shame and not being black a sense of pride, then being proud to be black must also mean being proud not to be white (or any non black race).

anonymous asked:

McCree is white and you have no canon proof that he isn't, and no your visual perseption and fantasy head canon doesn't count.

In order, here is McCree, Soldier:76 (who is white), and Sombra (who is Mexican). Tell me whose skin tone McCree’s is most similar to.

That’s right! Sombra’s!

McCree is from New Mexico. He has a cowboy theme. Cowboys were, historically, made mostly of non-white individuals, especially black men, Native Americans, and people of Mexican descent. Mexican cowboys were more common in the southwest, where McCree is from. That part of the United States was Mexico once, anyway. Plus, McCree wears a Mexican garment as a signature accessory: his serape. 

Oh, but his name, one might cry! It’s Scottish!

Well, first of all, I’m sure there are people of Mexican heritage who have moved to Scotland and married into Scottish families and taken on Scottish names, and vice versa, especially considering that Overwatch takes place in the 2070s. Today, even, I mean, really, people have all kinds of surnames from all over the world Similarly, is it really that outlandish to consider McCree might be mixed race? Names are funny. I mentioned it earlier, but I have a friend from high school who is mixed. Her father is half German, have Puerto Rican, and her mother is black. She has a Japanese first name because she was born in Japan. She has a German last name. Names are weird.

Not only that, but we don’t know if McCree is McCree’s real name. “Pleasure working with you, McCree… if that is your real name.” “I don’t know what you heard, but my name’s not Joel. Best remember that.” That’s his pre-game interaction with Sombra. Which is, admittedly, vague, but we just don’t know for sure. It’s a reference to the early baby fandom, referring to Mysterious Unnamed (at the time) Cowboy Guy as Joel for some reason. Other theories include him secretly being the blogger that wrote about a vigilante (McCree) who saved a noodle shop. Still other theories are that he just gave himself the name Jesse McCree. It happens. Maybe he liked the name. Maybe he had a relative with the name and adopted it when he joined Deadlock or Blackwatch. 

And, hey! If you don’t like Mexican American McCree, there’s always actual American McCree! As in, literally Native American! Mixed McCree is great too! There are so many possibilities! I, personally, prefer Native American/Mexican mixed McCree. He’s got a warmer skin tone and sharper cheekbones, which, from my (albeit limited) knowledge, tend to be common to Native American genetics. 

Besides. If McCree isn’t white, does it affect you personally? If he’s Mexican or Native American or both, how does it change the game at all? Does it make you upset that this one character isn’t white? Think about why you’re so against a non-white McCree, and then apologize for being a racist shitstain.

Okay but for real though

I wanna see more headcanons/fics about Hazel adjusting to the 21st century. Not so much in the technology aspect but in the social aspect. Keep in mind she lived in the 1940s. BEFORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Like we know she had to go to a segregated school and everything, but we never get to see her reaction to how times have changed. For example:

  • Hazel asking where the bathrooms for colored people are and Nico having to explain that they aren’t segregated anymore
  • Hazel being surprised at how nice Percy and Jason are to her because in her time white boys generally didn’t acknowledge black girls. Especially not politely. 
  • The Seven stopping at a restaurant to get something to eat and Hazel being reluctant to go through the front door. At first, everyone is confused but then Annabeth catches on and assures Hazel that the restaurant won’t refuse to serve her
  • Hazel finding out about America’s first African American President and FLIPPING OUT
  • Frank showing her MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Hazel tearing up at it

LIKE SERIOUSLY I WANT THESE ISSUES ADDRESSED

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anonymous asked:

PSA to all the stoners out there especially white people and non black poc: tell your friends and yourself to STOP saying "you're n***** lipping the blunt" when someone gets the end wet. It's so damn racist and ignorant to hear that shit at a get together. Thanks for listening. Love the work you both do on this blog.

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Why aren’t more black women in rap videos?

 I’m not talking about the really light-skinned or racially ambiguous women either. I mean black women who are visibly black. Those who are brown and dark-skinned. The ones with natural hair, braids, dreadlocks, and broad features. Why don’t we ever see them be “sexy” in music videos with black men? There’s a difference between being sexy and vulgarized. When light-skinned and non-black women are plastered in these videos for aesthetics, they are made to be sensual. When darker-skinned women are shown once in every blue moon, all you see are their butts or skin; never their faces.

 Whenever it’s brought up, we are gaslighted. We’re asked if we really want to be in an environment that sexually degrades us. Of course we don’t. That’s not what we are asking. We are asking to be shown as just as sexy, carefree and beautiful as the non-black women in these videos. We know the difference between men objectifying women and glorifying them. And we are not glorified. Many black men’s excuse is that they don’t want to see us objectified, so they spare us the burden by using white and non-black women. I find that malarkey. The real reason is simple: They just don’t want us to be sexy. They don’t want us to have agency over our own bodies and sexuality. It’s a form of control. It’s jealousy. It’s possession. It’s misogynoir.

 Black men have no problem sexualizing us when it’s convenient. A Twitter user said the words I’ve been thinking: if you’re going to sexualize us, at least pay us. We hardly see dark-skinned and black female sex-workers put in the same light as lighter-skinned and non-black women. They refuse to pay us to be sexy. They want us to be sexy for free. Whenever they think of black women, all they think of is our bodies and looks. When someone asks why they love black women, they always go for features associated with black womanhood like big butts, curves, full lips, and kinkier hair texture. I refuse to believe it’s because most find us “ugly” or “undesirable.” Many do, but that’s mainly because of white supremacy, not actually believing we’re unattractive. Because notice, as soon as someone like Teyana Taylor is deemed acceptable for the mainstream, you have black men posting pictures of her calling her “sexy.” Teyana has big lips, dark-brown skin, and a broad nose. Years ago, she was mocked for her role in that Tyler Perry movie where she was saying “BYRONNNNN!” in that exaggerated AAVE. Now because she’s popular and people say she’s attractive, the same men calling women who look like Teyana “hideous” are calling Teyana “goals.” The same with Taral Hicks from A Bronx Tale and Belly. If she wasn’t glorified and made to be the most beautiful thing in DMX’s 1998 film, Kodak Black would have looked at her as just any other “ugly d*rkie.” Black men can cut the crap. Just say you hate us but want the benefit of controlling us at the same time.

 It’s the same logic as how white men hate white women but have no problem fucking them. They’re even attracted to them. It’s the same with black men and black women intraracially. The only difference is, pretending we’re ugly by default keeps us under their control. If we have low self-esteem or are suppressed by looks, then we can’t be “above” black men. One minute black women are “ugly” and “manly,” the next minute black men are on a Hotep spiel on how we’re more “fragile” than “the black man.” So my theory is that there is truth to what black men say about rather seeing other men’s women “objectified” than their own. Trust me, it doesn’t make me feel any better. It is not flattering or moving to me. I am disgusted. However, I can’t help but laugh. Most black men don’t genuinely find non-black women better than black women, they just find them easier to control anti-blackness than if they were men. It’s still misogyny, they just have less power. Black men either find black women’s bodies vulgar and “offensive,” or so “sexy,” they don’t want us to be the object of desire to non-black men. Especially white men.

 That is why black men will call us bedwenches before they call Fredrick Douglas a fuckboy, Eldridge Cleaver a rapist and an abuser, and Martin Luther King a bumbling cheater. The worst atrocity according to black men are black women being raped. Not because it was horrible and a violation of women’s agency and rights, but because “their” woman was touched by “the white man.” I can see a man being angry and hurt that a woman he loves dearly was violated and gravely hurt. But that isn’t the case. When black men speak of slavery, they speak of ire at the fact white men were raping all the black women while black men apparently couldn’t do a damn thing about it. I remember seeing one man on Twitter tweet how white men would take all the “pretty” slaves to sleep with. As if those women consented. Therefore, black men control our sexuality under the guise of “protection.” They claim they want to protect us from white or non-black men when we so as choose to date outside of our race, but I know the truth. They’re just jealous and don’t like the idea of black women being the object of someone else’s gaze. So yes, I do believe the lack of black women in these rappers’ music videos is a reference of many black men’s egos. It’s fun for them to brag about having other races of men’s women but then when it comes to us. they don’t want to brag about us because they know those same men consume hip-hop just as much if not more than all black people combined. 

 Another theory of mine is that black men simply don’t find us pure and beautiful enough to be in their music videos. It’s that simple. It’s okay for light-skinned women to be curvy and shaking their asses. It’s even okay for non-black or mixed race women to do the same thing. But when we do it, it’s “ghetto,” it’s “ratchet,” it’s “ugly.” It’s more “sexy” for these “pure” angels to get “down and dirty” (which is where “down” comes from when it’s to reference understanding the black struggle). Those women will always be seen as “pure” and “beautiful” no matter what, so people love the taboo of “good girls” acting like “hoes,” e.g. dark-skinned and visibly black women.  You can say not all black men feel this way, and I would concur. However, since black men have male privilege and black women do not, I will hold all black men accountable for their misogynoir and erasure of us.

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Genre: Fluff/Angst (?)

Pairing: Chanyeol/Reader/Sehun ft. EXO

Summary: You’ve been dating him for two years, but now you see him less and less. You try to adapt and live your life normally with the boys at the apartment. 

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