If this was about immigration, then the undocumented Irish and European folks would be a part of the roundups. The people being deported are from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. So this is about keeping America white, not making America great.
—  Tia Oso, an immigration activist, noting that there are about 50,000 undocumented Irish in the U.S.

CBS casts two white actors in roles written for people of color

  • The sky’s the limit for white actors in Hollywood: They can play anyone, including people of another race. 
  • The latest example of onscreen whitewashing comes courtesy of CBS, which just cast two white actors in roles intended for people of color. 

  • That’s according to the Wrap, which got its hands on a draft script for the network’s upcoming Mission Control pilot. According to the Wrap, white actress Poppy Montgomery will play Julie Towne, a bilingual woman with a white father and Latina mother. White actor David Giuntoli will play Malik Stevenson, a character “explicitly described” as black in the original script written by Andy Weir. Read more. (3/26/2017 2:22 PM)

If you find yourself in a pickle, you need to take stock of the situation and try to find the best way to back out of it. Don’t burst headfirst into the whole pickle barrel with your little winky in your hand.

Recently, human diarrhea cramp War Machine was in the news because he was found guilty on 29 of 34 counts of insane violence for his attack on former girlfriend Christy Mack. The man menaced her for two hours, broke her orbital bone, knocked teeth out, threatened her with a knife, and sexually assaulted her. The only thing in question was whether what he did qualified as attempted murder, but they were pretty confident on all the assaults. Here’s what a couple of douche wranglers on Twitter thought of the situation:

The two-hour beating was a crime of passion, the DA is a feminist which is why he’s being punished, and look, if this fuckstump’s woman cheated on him, he’d beat her for two hours too! Good job, boys.

You’re going to want to not go all in on bombastic dumbfuckery like this. If some completely epic bullshit went down, don’t lend your support to it by upping the ante to a new echelon of asinine behavior.

The Ultimate Guide To Navigating Online Fame

I’m so bloody sick of Slytherin fans throwing all the blame on Tom Riddle to make their faves and house look better. Newsflash, the Wizarding World is racist, bigoted and xenophobic–the perfect breeding ground for war. Take Voldemort out of the picture and the place is still a heap of dung. WITHOUT Voldemort, war still would have happened, nothing would have changed. Even the “good guys” are racist!

Open Letter to Blizzard

I noticed Lucio doesn’t have a single portugese line? Yeah its kinda weird. I think some americans are forgetting he’s from Brazil, partially because they’re americans and they forget countries even exist sometimes, but partially because, in a lineup where nearly every hero is wearing their country’s flag on their sleeves (sometimes literally- thanks, olympics skins), there’s not a lot of reminders that Lucio is from south america.

I mean sure, there’s his default color scheme, which is literally the Brazilian flag, and sure, there was, the Olympics, which had our favorite ray of sunshine playing some good ol’ fútbol, but that’s about it? I mean the dude has hockey skins. Idk if Brazil is actually crazy about hockey or something, anything can happen, but like.
Most americans associate hockey with CANADA.

Combine this with Lucio not having much of a Sotaque Brasileiro*, and now we’ve got fanfic authors giving him full AAVE, like WTF?

*(this joke worked better when I thought the word “accent” in portugese would sound more like the spanish “acento,” but it doesn’t, so u probably didnt even realize what I was saying there until just now. Sorry.)

Now I have no problem with AAVE. I think its important to represent nonstandard english dialects as normal and valuable in their own ways, especially when it’s done respectfully and knowledgeably, by authors who understand the dialect,
But also when its not being put in the mouth of a dude who ain’t fuckin american. Because that? That’s a problem. That’s some “black ppl are all the same” bs and its gonna lead to some problems, so we’ve got a bit of an imperative here to maybe make some effort asserting the nationality of Lucío Correia Dos Santos. So let’s do some brainstorming, eh? Here lemme start this off by getting the most obvious solution out of the way:

Blizzard, its almost easter, and you know what comes before Easter? Carnival, THE MOST RIDICULOUSLY EXTRAVAGANT CELEBRATION IN ALL OF BRAZIL. MUSIC. DANCING. HUGE LIGHTS. TOO MANY BEADS. SKIMPY SKINTIGHT OUTFITS. IF I DON’T SEE A BRAND NEW CARNIVAL SKIN WITH FAMED BRAZILIAN DJ LUCÍO DRESSED UP IN THE SPARKLIEST SHIT IMAGINABLE, IM SUING.

ALSO, GIVE HIM A FUCKING LINE IN PORTUGESE. ANYTHING. FIND A BRAZILIAN PERSON, LOOK UP SOME FOLK SAYING. LET LUCIO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF HIS PEOPLE, YOU COWARDS.

washingtonpost.com
There’s a big part of rural America that everyone’s ignoring - The Washington Post

There’s another rural America that exists beyond this rural white America. Nearly 10.3 million people, about one-fifth of rural residents, are people of color. Of this population, about 40 percent are African American, 35 percent are nonwhite Hispanic, and the remaining 25 percent are Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander or multiracial. And this rural America is expected to grow in the coming decades, as rural areas see a rapid increase in Latino immigration.

This rural America, much like rural white America, can be found from coast to coast. But these rural Americans tend to live in different places from rural whites: across the Mississippi Delta and the Deep South; throughout the Rio Grande Valley; on reservations and native lands in the Southwest, Great Plains and Northwest.

This rural America has a different history from rural white America: a history of forced migration, enslavement and conquest. This rural America receives even lower pay and fewer protections for its labor than does rural white America. And, as my own research shows, this rural America attends very different schools than rural white America, schools that receive far less funding and other resources.

In fact, the relationship between rural white communities and rural communities of color is much like the relationship between urban white communities and urban communities of color: separate and unequal.

anonymous asked:

why is trans activism racist?

For many reasons:

  • Using third genders in other cultures to prove their gender theory without fully researching what they’re talking about and understanding the vastly different cultural contexts of those third and fourth genders.
  • Dismissing women of color who have different cultural outlooks on gender and sex-based oppression (like Chimamanda) talking down to these women of color and saying they’ve been the victims of colonial rhetoric and/or are white feminists.
  • Alienates all women who talk about sex based oppression as white feminists even if they’re women of color.
  • Don’t stand up for women of color who are oppressed by parts of their culture (like women in Islam) in order to ally with western muslims and call women who are critical of Islam (and really any other religious institutions) racists and silence them.
  • Tokenizing people of color for minority points, even when these people of color have committed crimes (a la Cherno Biko) while ignoring his victim, a black transman.
  • Not berating your token GNC white boys, even when they say incredibly racist things, and give half assed, factually incorrect apologies, like Covergirl’s coverboy.
  • Putting Trump supporters like Caitlyn Jenner on a pedestal. 
  • Also these gems from around the internet show how trans activists are consistently misinformed about race issues but aren’t forced to examine this as long as they’re directed at “TERFs”:

I’m sure there are other examples, and other radfems are free to add but this is what I was able to come up with before having my coffee.

Whitewashing in Samurai Jack

So I was watching Samurai Jack’s fifth season for the first time, after busy work at grad school and I noticed something a little strange. 

I noticed that Jack looked a little more white, even whiter than his parents, he didn’t look the same as he did in the previous season. But then I realized…

THEY DID CHANGE JACK’S SKINTONE INTO WHITE. SERIOUSLY?