prejudice

Anyone else tired of hearing “third world” or “first world” when talking about how developed a country is?

Because the terms weren’t even invented for that!

Tbh just the way most people talk about the developing countries sucks.

No we aren’t all poor (some people are actually extremely rich). Yes, we do have ‘first world problems’ and complain about them. No, we don’t all live miserable lives. No, not everyone wants to leave their homeland. No, we aren’t “uncivilized”. Yes, there are big modern cities. Yes there is technology. And yes, our days are just like yours, with minor differences!

And finally yes. We do have issues. Some of them are extreme, it’s true. But we have to stop thinking we are helpless, or that we just have to accept whatever we get. We can make things better.

We are just as capable of making the world better as everyone else is.

-Mod C

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Activist Brittany Packnett kicked off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork on Tuesday afternoon in response to the disrespectful ways in which two prominent black women were treated by public figures throughout the day. 

On Tuesday’s morning episode of “Fox & Friends,” the network’s Bill O’Reilly mocked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) by saying he was too distracted by her “James Brown” wig to listen to anything she had to say about President Donald Trump. He has since issued an apology, claiming it was all “a jest.”

Later in the day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer scolded White House correspondent April D. Ryan and told her to stop shaking her head. This happened before a room full of journalists, and it was televised and broadcast on national TV. 

Don’t you just love it when people say shit like this, then block you and run because they can’t handle the reply? Here it is anyway, sweet thing.

To anyone out there who agrees with this darling little bigot: BUCKLE UP KIDDOS, WE’RE GOING ON A WILD RIDE <3

~*~* THAT’S CISPHOBIA *~*~

~*~* THAT’S HETEROPHOBIA *~*~

~*~* THAT’S MISANDRY *~*~

~*~* THAT’S RACISM, AS DIRECTED AT CAUCASIANS *~*~

As a serious side note, I never said that they were oppressed. I said that they suffered hate. Being a member of a majority group/not currently being “oppressed” does not make someone immune from recieving hatred just for the way that they are.

People are individuals with independent thoughts from one another.

Women don’t have an opinion as a collective

White people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Black people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Trans people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Men don’t have an opinion as a collective

Gay people don’t have an opinion as a collective

If “erasure” means anything, it means ignoring the individuals in front of you and their individual ideas by making a collectivist caricature of them. You can’t just paint over real people with a collective strawman. There is no one exact way to be like or think like any of these superficial categories of people. People are individuals with individual minds, even if we’re talking about a clone. No degree of supericial similarness = sameness. You are as unique from the people of your race, gender, and family as you are from a cat or an iceberg. More similar? Sure. Same? Not in the slightest. You’re either the exact same or you’re not, and you’re not. Think for yourself, not as a group.

Dear Black women of the world

Some of these niggas on Twitter make black men look bad by trying to make y'all look bad. Their ignorance, cowardice and stupidity baffles me. They act like their mothers, sisters, aunts, and cousins aren’t black. They should be Ashamed for themselves.

I know it must be difficult for you in a world that sees you as not just one minority but two. Like its not bad enough that your black but you’re a woman too. Double the hate. Double the prejudice.


Please though, I beg of you don’t give up on us yet. There are still men out there that see you as the strong, independent, intelligent, beautiful women that you are. We love you for it. Dark skinned, light skinned, brown skinned it doesn’t matter we love you all. You are all queens and should be treated as such. I apologize on the behalf on my misguided brothers who don’t understand. Just know there’s still some of us out there who see you as you are. Not as society, or social media portrays you.

With so much love,

A dark skinned brotha from Cali

Yeah, some say I got the hood sanitized
They only scandalized, they ain’t never seen Hispanic guys
Without smackin’ their wives or packin’ knives,
Or havin’ real lives. I went online just to analyze

The rate of crime up in Washington Heights?
Yo the crime rate’s twice as high on the Upper East Side
[No!] Yeah! That shit was astoundin’ to me. I ain’t
Never seen no slangin’ or bangin’ in Woody Allen movies

Do me a favor, set the beef to the side
Is it alright for me to rep my people with pride?
Kids to see Latinos in a positive light?
For tourists to ride up to Washington Heights
Without lockin’ they car doors tight? Maybe buyin’

A piragua from the guy, you know, the man on the side of
Riverside Drive, and seein’ life through his eyes, he’s just
Like you and I, he’s just tryin’ to get by, he’s just
Tryin’ to move up and out and get in here

I want you to hear the music that I hear