iconic racism


This very important for every kpop fan

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I still find Hidden Figures to be the most empowering female-led movie

Yeah I know I posted this to a confession blog but I'm posting it on my own blog because this needs to be heard y'all trifling now

Seriously kpop fans really need to do fucking better stop defending blackface stop acting like they don’t know what the fuck they’re doing they are not little fucking children they are grown ass adults that have access to the internet and it should be common fucking sense that you shouldn’t dress up as another race and make fun of it because thats racist, stop defending your idols for saying nigga because they are not black and don’t use the stupid ass excuse of “y'all say it all the time” or “it’s not a black exclusive word” because you will get popped that word is being reclaimed by the black community of your ancestors or you haven’t been called a nigger offensively if you haven’t feared for your life or had your ancestors hunted like fucking animals and thrown into zoos while being called that word you have no right to say it, and lastly for colorism, STOP ACTING LIKE ITS FUCKING CUTE CAUSE HUNTY IT IS NOT, it’s microagression stop the bullshit if a black person expresses their anger for something an idol did it is not your job to discredit them and tell them they’re overreacting because after all these fucking years after every damn thing we’ve been through and we’ve done and the culture stollen from us we have every single fucking right to be angry and if you think something is offensive and a bunch of people from that culture or race tell you it’s not then leave it alone I’m sick of some of y'all acting high and mighty letting byllshit like this pass y'all really need to do better

Originally posted by leejkp-framd

USA. Louisiana. Baton Rouge. July 9, 2016. Taking A Stand In Baton Rouge. Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality. Evans, a 28-year-old Pennsylvania nurse and mother of one, traveled to Baton Rouge to protest against the shooting of Alton Sterling. 

Sterling was a 37-year-old black man and father of five, who was shot at close range by two white police officers. The shooting, captured on a multitude of cell phone videos, aggravated the unrest coursing through the United States in previous years over the use of excessive force by police, particularly against black men.

“I had been covering events in Baton Rouge after the shooting of Alton Sterling by two white police officers. My editor called that morning to say there was a demonstration planned for midday outside the police station, so I went straight over. I could feel the frustration and anger in the crowd, but there was no atmosphere of violence. A group of protesters blocked one lane of the highway, and that prompted a response from police officers in full riot gear. They told protesters they could not be in the street, and that if they gathered instead in the park nearby they would not be arrested. After chasing them into the park, the police retreated and formed a line across the highway.

I turned around and saw a woman I now know to be Ms Ieshia Evans standing there. Someone shouted, “Don’t stand there, they’re arresting people in the street.” Instinct took over – I quickly got into position and just held down the shutter as she was arrested. It can only have lasted 10 to 15 seconds. I knew this was a strong image, but I never anticipated that it would go viral. I was proud to have created a photograph that resonated with the world, and to have sparked an international conversation about police brutality and race relations in America.

I think it’s the composition and duality of the photograph that moved so many people. You just see a woman in a sundress, the fabric blowing in the breeze, standing up to male officers in full riot gear. It looks like she is repelling them with her grace, courage and power. You read stories about the strength and humanity of certain individuals, and that day I witnessed it. Two weeks ago, I met Ms Evans for the first time. I felt like I had come to know this woman in my image without ever meeting her properly. We had some time to sit and talk and get to know each other. It’s nice because we’re fellow north-easterners, so we can talk about things like winter and traffic – not so much the issues, just normal life.”

Contemporary Issues, First Prize, Singles at the World Press Photo Contest.

Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

USA. Mississippi. Hernando. Summer of 1966. Civil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot. Meredith was leading the March Against Fear to encourage African Americans to vote when he was shot. He completed the march from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi, after his wounds were treated. 

This picture won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1967.

Photograph: Jack Thornell

USA. Massachusetts. Boston. April 5, 1976. “The Soiling of Old Glory”. Joseph Rakes, a white teenager, assaults a black man, lawyer and civil rights activist Ted Landsmark, with a flagpole bearing the American flag as Landsmark was on his way to a meeting in the courthouse.

The incident on Boston’s City Hall Plaza took no more than 15 seconds, Ted Landsmark recalls. He was set upon and punched; someone swung an American flag at him; his attackers fled; he glanced down at his suit. “I realised I was covered with blood, and at that moment I understood that something quite significant had happened.

It was taken during one in a series of protests against court-ordered desegregation busing. It ran on the front page of the Boston Herald American the next day, and also appeared in several newspapers across the country. It immediately became an iconic picture epitomising racial tensions in Boston at the time. It was coincidently taken the year of the United States Bicentennial as well.

The photograph won Forman his second consecutive Pulitzer Prize in 1977. “I don’t want to say I was lucky to get it, because I knew what I was doing,” he says. “But I was lucky to get it.”

Photograph: Stanley Forman for the Boston Herald American

“When the work wasn’t coming, she [Dorothy Dandridge] realized what was going on in the industry, but she really did, in some ways, fault herself. I feel sad for her because she didn’t fail. The system failed her.” - biographer Donald Bogle

I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes ‘SAW’ me and said 'Why Not.’ That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement (less classically beautiful) my entire life. Being a dark skinned Black woman, you heard it from the womb. And 'classically not beautiful’ is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now…it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you.
—  Viola Davis

“She [Dorothy Dandridge] seemed to have everything: glamour, wealth, romance, and success. But the reality was fraught with contradiction and illusion. She became a dramatic actress unable to secure dramatic roles. While she had many gifts to offer, Hollywood would not be the taker.”