racial controversy

Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take on racial profiling with stop-and-frisk episode

Brooklyn Nine-Nine tends to take a light-hearted approach when it comes to the long arm of the law: After all, it’s a comedy in which Andy Samberg effuses lines like “Don’t worry, we can outsmart some small-town sheriff. We’re NYPD detectives. We caught the Son of Sam! Ice-T plays us on TV! We keep the Tonys safe!” But an upcoming episode is aiming to mine humor in a serious topic involving the police: Racial profiling via the controversial stop-and-frisk program, in which officers temporarily detain and search citizens for concealed weapons and illegal goods.

In an episode airing May 2 on Fox, Terry (Terry Crews) — a sergeant in the Nine-Nine — is subjected to a stop-and-frisk (which, coincidentally, is also known as a “Terry stop“) by an officer when he’s on the street looking for his daughter’s blankie. “He tries to work it out with the cop by going out to dinner with him, but that doesn’t work out, and he has to decide whether or not to file a formal complaint,” series co-creator Dan Goor tells EW. “To a certain extent, it’s the question of: Am I blue or am I black?”

It’s a subject matter that the show’s writers have been wanting to tackle for a long time, but “because our heroes are the police, it’s difficult to talk about the police in an abstract way,” says Goor. “We’ve talked about a million different stories and I think this one really works. It felt very natural and real, but at the same time, we’ve managed to make it as funny as any other Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode.”

The idea for the story stemmed from a conversation with Crews, who revealed a similar incident in which he had been racially profiled. The writers began working on an episode but were having trouble around the halfway mark. It was a conversation about the episode with a different cast member — Andre Braugher, a.k.a. Captain Holt — that led to a breakthrough moment. “Andre told me what he thought Captain Holt would do at that moment,” says Goor. “And it was like the clouds parted and I could see for the first time. It was so unexpected, but true to the character and honest, and made for an entire act’s worth of scenes.”

In the episode, after Terry hashes it out with other members of the Nine-Nine, “ultimately it comes down to a great set of scenes between Holt and [Terry],” says Goor. “It’s Andre at the height of Andre and Terry really keeps up with him. And it’s the first time we’ve done an A story for anyone other than Jake.”

Speaking of Jake (Samberg), he and Amy (Melissa Fumero) will spend most of the episode taking care of Terry’s twins with Sharon (Merrin Dungey) out of town. “They want to know why their dad was arrested, so Jake and Amy have to talk about these issues with these kids,” says Goor. “It’s one of the funniest stories we’ve done.”

A lot of people are complaining about the skin tone of SG Soraka for not being diverse or darker and calling Riot racist over it… but it’s the same skin tone they used for her Divine skin which was how she looked according to her old lore before losing her divinity. I just figured that was how a human Soraka would look lol. Plus I’d rather them make Illaoi a Star Guardian than to make Soraka dark skinned for the sake of diversity. Real diversity is making new things, not changing what you already have.

Artwork by @black-co

randomaccess64  asked:

This blog is pro Nazi punching?

When the scant few neo-nazis of the world gather together, form an actual fighting force with munitions, hardware, bases, and so on, then declare war on us with the explicit intent of forcing us to become subjugated to their extremist ideology or die, then it will be okay to punch Nazis. I mean, if a Nazi assaults you, that’s also cool.

Point is, “punching nazis” is bullshit antifa talk. It’s far too common for antifa to tell people that if you oppose them, that means you are pro-fascism, therefore you are a nazi… and that means they can assault you, try to murder you, interfere with your rights, and break as many laws as they have to just to get their way.

Since Wolfenstein 2 was announced, a lot of people have been muddling this intensely stupid discourse further, but they tipped their hand in the process. Y’see, Wolfenstein: The New Order was careful to use nazi imagery, but not too much of it. There were no swastikas, for instance. I don’t think Hitler is ever mentioned, and even if he is, the main baddy/target is “Deathshead”, an amoral Doctor.

With Wolfenstein The New Colossus, all pretense has been dropped. They are Nazis, they have swastikas on everything, they go on about aryan blood and racial purity. Not exactly controversial, since the Wolfenstein series has always been about shootin’ nazis, and in this game, they are an oppressive occupying force that has invaded and destroyed a large part of the world… 

But it comes at a time when so many people are looking to polarize everything into “good people” vs “nazis” and a game about shooting bad guys has become a rallying point for people to shout about how the world need to be more violent towards “nazis” all while people have devalued the word nazi in such a way that being slightly-right of extreme-left socialist makes you a nazi.

-Mod T-A-O

Correction: Most of the Nazi imagery was only removed from The New Order in the International version.

A Response to Officer D.Va “Controversy”.

Alright, seeing as how people are shockingly offended by the Officer D.Va skin, I thought I would chime in on the controversy that now surrounds my favorite Overwatch character.

Let’s start by listing the reasons why you being offended is completely UNJUST:

A.) Hana “D.Va” Song is a 19 year old South Korean gamer who works for the South Korean military division know as MEKA.

Note: NOWHERE in her lore does it state she is Korean-American, or that she works for any branch of the American government. And while she operates for Overwatch, it is NOT an American military organization, rather a FICTITIOUS version of the United Nations.

B.) In South Korea, the Police force is another branch of the military, that many South Korean men join in order to AVOID being shipped off to war.

Note: South Korea is a relatively PEACEFUL country, as will be brought up in the next bullet point.

C.) South Korea is the poster child for PEACEFUL protest, and as such do not face the adversity of police brutality, cultural appropriation, or racism.

Note: South Korea is noted to have an incredibly low crime rate, DESPITE being on the border of the incredibly hostile and Communist North Korea.

D.) Overwatch is a video game that takes place on a FICTITIOUS Earth, in a FICTITIOUS future, with FICTITIOUS politics. That celebrates diversity with a vast array of characters from different backgrounds, genders, races, sexual preferences, etc.

Note: Why would a game that has been celebrated for it’s free willingness to acknowledge and celebrate diversity be an okay outlet to push the controversy of racial crimes in?

E.) By pushing AMERICAN political movements such as Black Lives Matter into a game like Overwatch, and more specifically onto a character who was NOT born or living in America, YOU ARE culturally appropriating the South Korean people, which in itself is RACIST.

F.) NOT every single American police officer is bad, in fact, most are GOOD. Like any organization, there are bad eggs mixed in with the good. While Police brutality is an issue I cannot stand for, we must stop with this notion that every single police officer in the world is out to kill minorities.

Learn to discern reality from fiction people, You’re only holding yourselves back by not learning this.

anonymous asked:

i found it on Phillip deFranco's video titled "Why We Need To Talk About The PewDiePie Racial Slur Controversy and Fallout" time code is 1 min 40 seconds

HARD R AND EVERYTHING damn im so confused and disappointed….What the hell im actually speechless 

Fun fact regarding the DuckTales reboot; in the original comics, Flintheart Glomgold actually wasn’t from Scotland, but a Boer from South Africa. He was changed to being Scottish in the 1987 to avoid controversy over racial segregation. However, in the 2017 reboot, his amped up look of trying to look and be “more Scottish” than Scrooge is implied to be a cover for him actually not being Scottish at all, and is a shout-out to his original national origins of not actually being Scottish in the comics.

Won’t You Even?

To all Black American NFL players, and all who support their protest:

179,000 black men served in the Union Army of the Civil War, another 19,000 in the Union Navy, under the U.S. flag. Will you not even stand for them?
Almost 40,000 of those men died in combat, from infection, and from disease. Will you not even stand for them?
Black carpenters, chaplains, cooks, guards, laborers, nurses, scouts, spies, steamboat pilots, surgeons and teamsters also contributed to the Union cause, under the U.S. flag. Will you not even stand for them?
Black Union soldiers, under the U.S. flag, fought gallantly at Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana. Will you not even stand for them?
Black Union soldiers, under the U.S. flag, fought gallantly at Port Hudson, Louisiana. Will you not even stand for them?
Black Union soldiers, under the U.S. flag, fought gallantly at Petersburg, Virginia. Will you not even stand for them?
Black Union soldiers, under the U.S. flag, fought gallantly at Nashville, Tennessee. Will you not even stand for them?
Black Union soldiers, under the U.S. flag, fought gallantly at Fort Wagner, South Carolina. Will you not even stand for them? In addition, at this particular battle, the black 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers lost two-thirds of their officers and half of their troops in the assault. Will you not even stand for them?
Sixteen black soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor, serving the Union, under the U.S. flag. Will you not even stand for them?
All of these men served, to help bring freedom to the black race in America, under immense hardships and even racial prejudice from the side they were fighting for. But they served with distinction, bravery, courage, and above all, with dignity. Will you not even stand for them? Will you not? If not, what a shame you are to their memory. What a shame…you are.

John McClain, sports journalist for the Houston Chronicle and a voter for who is selected to the NFL Hall of Fame, and a friend of mine, tells me that the protest isn’t aimed at the military. Well. Whadda ya know? This is simple to answer. Just because you’re aiming at one thing, doesn’t mean you’re a marksman. And these guys are missing the mark. They are WAY off target. And thus they are still a shame to those of their race who paid the ultimate price; who went to war; who go out on the streets every day as police and fire department personnel, to protect people they don’t even know. Degrade our nation’s flag by showing outright disrespect for it and the national song of reverence to the United States of America? Shame on them. Shame on them all.

anonymous asked:

Ur phrase "big black man" in Saturn is a little weird just sayin

you’re completely right and i’m deeply sorry, i didn’t mean it in a controversial/racial way, i would never and i’ll change it !
i hope nobody got offended, i just meant the ‘shadow’ that’s usually part of people’s nightmares, i translated it the wrong way. i’m sorry 🌹
- velvet

me, a black on tumblr: i love me some aesthetics, some art, some memes, some black ass jokes that be funny as hell

me also on tumblr: *tries not to swing on some racist ass blog I come across or political/racial controversy*

anonymous asked:

Please stop with all the Bellamy and lexa drawings, you are causing serious trouble in the fandom and insulting many LGBT people. People are uncomfortable with you art and the subject. Be responsible and respectful and stop trying to cause drama to get your art attention.

In 1989 The Corcoran Gallery of Art refused to exhibit gay artist Robert Mapplethorpe’s solo-exhibition ‘The Perfect Moment’. Artist Tracey Emin displayed an installation consisting of the her bed with bedroom objects but also included condoms, menstrual stained underwear, and other detritus. Kara Walker, a black female artist, is known for her racially controversial drawings and cut paper silhouettes depicting sexual and violent scenes particular to the American Civil War era.

All of these artist are from different walks of life with different intentions and understandings for their practice but have all met the same public protest. They have all created work, work based on their own real life and experiences and points of views, that has offended someone. The explicit gay nature of his work caused Mapplethrope to be apart of a national debate on the public funding of art deemed too controversial, a witch hunt lead by North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, the very same senator who lead an unsuccessful filibuster against making MLK day a national holiday and fought against feminism, disability rights, and gay rights. Much of the public criticized Emin for her installation, deeming it ‘sluttish and improper for a woman’ when she revealed these intimate, imperfect, and insecure details of her life when she was at her lowest. And audiences wanted to silence Walker when she depicted a black female slave having sex with a white man because it was uncomfortable reminder of the horrors of racial oppression that is still imposed on her people.

But who decides what is obscene or offensive? And does that mean we are allowed to silence these people to ease the discomfort of others? Then does that mean all three of these artists all should have been silenced to appease men like Jesse Helms? 

‘No wait, I’m not like that man! I’m not a bigot or a racist! I’m standing up for the LGBT!’ and yes you are right, you aren’t him but what you are doing is no different. 

You, like Jesse Helms, believes that your way of life is the only way and have deemed my work an insult to it just because it doesn’t depict LGBTIGA+ life the way you live it. Not once have you or anyone else asked me if I’m a member of LGBTIGA+ or if any of my work is a reflection of my life and the important people in. Do you ever think that maybe I dress like this or interact with my friends like this, that our cultures may be different or maybe the woman I loved was very much was this way and the way I choose to depict the character is because I miss her? Just because you don’t live the way we do doesn’t mean we are wrong. This is my personal account where I post personal work that you and anyone else are free to block and ignore if it’s so offensive because I don’t dictate how you feel, but you don’t get to dictate what I do. I have not started anything to get any attention and if people steal my work and use to harm others, it is a reflection of them. I have responded to people who have come to my inbox anonymous to make me stop drawing, which you have no right to do. I will not be silenced just because you are unhappy with my work when I haven’t made anything explicit or disrespectful unless you mean to say men and women cannot be friends. I have always maintained that Lexa is a lesbian and never condone her depicted in a heterosexual relations. 

You’ve come here in the name of social justice which I applaud you for, but all you’ve done is tell me that how I live and love is wrong and I should just be quiet

Apple removes civil war games from App Store over Confederate flag

The cultural whitewashing continues.  Let’s just pretend like our history doesn’t exist!  This is pure, reactionary, illogical scapegoating.  It has nothing to do with the  Charleston murders and will do nothing to prevent evil like that in the future.

from MacRumors:

Apple has removed seemingly all Civil War games from the App Store for displaying the Confederate Flag in “offensive and mean-spirited ways,” our sister website TouchArcade has learned. Apple has sent a removal letter to affected developers to inform them that their app does not comply with Section 19.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines.

“19.1 Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.”

MacRumors did a spot check of the App Store and can confirm that Apple has removed dozens of Civil War games depicting the Confederate Flag, which has been at the center of a racial controversy ignited by a Charleston, South Carolina church shooting last week. Most educational or generic Civil War apps remain available on the App Store.

A sampling of the Civil War games removed from the App Store:

Ultimate General: Gettysburg
AAA American Civil War Cannon Shooter
Civil War: Hidden Mysteries
Civil War The Battle Game
Civil War Defense
Civil War Battle Defense
1861 A Civil War Rebellion
Civil War: 1862
Civil War: 1863

read the rest

Meanwhile, games that allow players to assume the role of Nazis in WWII and games that allow players to act as genocidal Communists are still available. The hypocrisy is astounding!

anonymous asked:

Hey here's an idea. Lets all sign up for delivery subscription to the first major newspaper to just straight up call Trump and his boys racist. Not quote someone else. Not mention 'racially charged allegations'. Just Donald Trump's Racist advisor Steve Bannon Says.... (Don't worry, we won't actually have to pay for a newspaper. They'd rather go bankrupt than call racist whites racist whites.)

Seriously, All Of The News: what would these people have to do or say for you bozos to shed “controversial” or “racially insensitive” or whatever bullshit legitimizing language you fucks pull out to describe them and their actions and just call these fuckos racist. WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT

Justice Department Won’t Charge Officer Darren Wilson For Michael Brown’s Death

Officer Darren Wilson will not face federal charges over the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, Department of Justice officials said Wednesday.

The announcement ended a months-long investigation by DOJ officials into the Ferguson shooting, which ignited a racial controversy across the United States and led to widespread protests.

(Read More On BuzzFeed News)

I’m devastated to have caused offense by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive. The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the U.K. and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term. […]

I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have. I apologize again to anyone who I offended for this thoughtless use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects friends of mine and which I care about deeply.

How All Lives Matter SHOULD be

“If there was a subdivision and there was a house on fire, the fire department wouldn’t show and up and start putting water on all the houses because ‘all houses matter’. They would show up and they would turn their water onto the house that was burning because that’s the house that needs help the most.” -Jonathan Cunningham, White Privilege II

This is quote is true. Although, you also have to take into account that all houses CAN catch on fire. You want to prevent as much fires as you are able. So yes, all houses matter, but when there is a specific house on fire, THAT house is what matters the most AT THAT TIME. You can’t just assume that another house started the fire and create sparks there, either. Focus on the burning house and put that fire out.

Think of the the houses as lives. When some group of people is being discriminated, focus your attention to them. But don’t bring down another group of people because you think it’s their fault. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. You don’t know. So of course, all lives matter but in this current point in time black lives matter the most.