don't do blackface

30 minutes into episode one of Dear White People and it’s really not that bad. It’s pretty funny and they’re pointing out actually racist things, like blackface. It’s really hard to get offended by what they’re saying if you aren’t doing the racist things they’re talking about.

I’ll continue to update y'all on the show if you want, since I’m only half an episode in.

protecting the earth, and our Pride

get you a gem that can do both

edit: Thanks to a lovely person informing me, I now know that’s @latieraeve doing this stellar cosplay!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I am a drama student but also really passionate about civil rights. In my school, we have a few black people, about 4 out of 500 (because it is in a small town, not that we are racist in anyway at all). I really want to do a drama piece/production about civil rights, maybe Hairspray or on made up but we don't have any black students. I don't want to do blackface as I think it would be disrespectful but I don't honestly know how to represent black people who are played by white!:/

There’s really no respectful way for your school to do hairspray and have white people playing black people.


Don’t Have People in Blackface at Your Birthday Party

Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.

-An Australian girl currently known only as “Olivia” became internet infamous this week for posting a bunch of photos from her “Africa”-themed 21st birthday party. In Australia, I guess “Africa-themed" parties traditionally include plenty of racist caricatures of black people, dudes in gorilla costumes, and a dude in a KKK outfit. If you haven’t had your eyeballs melted by these pictures yet, please prepare to lose your ability to see the majesty of human existence!

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Still trying to figure out what a Klansman is doing at an African-themed birthday party. You can’t tell a black person to "go back to Africa” if they’re already there.

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An elephant never forgets… unless we’re talking about remembering to respect ethnic minorities!

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Please note the title of the album on Facebook was “This is My Africa.” I’ve never been to Africa, but if it’s as lame as this party looks, then you can have it, baby.

The girl who threw the party issued a statement on her Tumblr, which was subsequently deleted. In the statement, she offered a rebuttal to anyone who dared be offended by her friends’ decision to buy all the grease paint and Darque Tan oil in Australia and apply it to their faces:

“I am 100% sure that parties would be held that would be ‘Australian themed’ or American themed or even countries of the world, and in that instance I don’t believe anyone would be offended. People wear oktoberfest cotumes [sic] to parties and no one cracks it that they are not German?”

I am 100 percent sure that if I had an Australian-themed party, I wouldn’t paint my face white. But that just might be because I hate costume parties. RACIST