black-cowboys

Dear Hollywood:

There are anime shows/manga series that you can adapt and cast with white people. For instance: Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Black Butler, Baccano, Cowboy Bebop, Helsing, Rose of Versailles, Princess Tutu and an anime that’s airing right now (and I love it!) called ACCA 13. All of these take place outside of Japan and have predominatly white characters. Adapt them.

Anime/manga like Death Note and Ghost in the Shell are deeply ingrained in Japanese culture. You can’t adapt them with a white cast and expect them to still have the same meaning. Do better.

According to scholars, one in four cowboys in Texas during the golden age of westward expansion was black; many others were Mexican, mestizo, or Native American—a far more diverse group than Hollywood stereotypes would suggest.

The photos in an exciting new exhibit, “Black Cowboy,” at the Studio Museum in Harlem, suggest that that many common conceptions of what an iconic American looks like are wrong. Read more about the exhibit, and see more photos here. 

falconwithamossberg  asked:

Just guessing from these anime gifs. Any good any anime you recommend?

Jormungand

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Black Lagoon

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Cowboy Bebop

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Trigun

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Ghost In the Shell

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Jin-Roh

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Hellsing Ultimate

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And Gungrave

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Are some of my faves.

Bob Lemons (also spelled Lemmons) was born a slave around 1847, near San Antonio. In 1854, he moved with to Carrizo Springs, Texas. His owner freed him when he was around 17 years old. Lemons left his owner’s family and went to work for a nearby rancher named Duncan Lemons, whose name the teenager adopted. He would become a legendary cowboy, whose specialty was capturing and wrangling wild mustangs. He eventually bought his own ranch, where he raised cattle until his later years, when he lost his eyesight. Lemons died on December 23, 1947. 


Bob Lemmons, photographed by Dorothea Lange, August 1936 (Library of Congress)

as fun as the ‘do you understand the meaning of undercover’-Blackwatch!McCree jokes are, here’s another thought:

Jesse McCree is an urban legend. Jesse McCree (and/or whatever name he was known by in Deadlock) is dead. Nobody got out of Deadlock and escaped jailtime alive. Jesse McCree can’t exist. And Blackwatch, obviously, also does not exist.

Jesse McCree in a Deadlock beltbuckle and 3′’ heels, in an all-black cowboy outfit in the middle of London, is refuge in audacity (if you’re familiar with “THE BUTTS MATCH” you know what I’m getting at). He doesn’t need to hide because he can’t reasonably be recognized. If you say “I saw Jesse McCree in all black and a cowboy hat and a fucking Deadlock insignia in the middle of King’s Row during the Null Sector crisis” you’re gonna be laughed at, at best.

February 1st, 2017

In today’s Black History they didn’t teach you in school, one in four cowboys were Black, despite the stories told in popular movies and books. In fact, it’s believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves. Reeves had been born a slave but escaped West during the Civil War where he lived in what was then known as Indian Territory. He eventually became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, was a master of disguise, an expert marksman, had a Native American companion, and rode a silver horse.