The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have made moves to diversify membership last Friday, but actor Danny DeVito is convinced the problem is far from solved. In an interview with the AP, DeVito explains how this is merely a symptom.
The fact that only two students were expelled over the racist chanting of a fraternity previously responsible for the death of a 19 year old black student, despite the fact that there were clearly many others participating, just shows these people don’t care about racism within their community. They’re not committed to race equality. It’s about damage control. It’s about image.
Stop giving attention to YouTube “celebrities” that continuously say racist, sexist, transphobic, slut shaming etc bullshit. This is a general rule of thumb, but I’m going to specifically drill down on people giving attention to racist content creators.
Stop letting known racist trolls profit off black rage. It doesn’t matter if you hit dislike, it doesn’t matter if you cursed them out in the comments, a view is a view. YouTube views equal MONEY. These people are purposefully saying hateful things to get you upset and profit. They WANT Black twitter to drag them. They WANT their video to go viral so they can rake in those adsense dollars. Google doesn’t care if people are mad at the content, all they see are view$. If you’re really that desperate to put someone on blast, make a gif set. Stop sharing shitty videos.
Stop sending me messages with, “Woa have you seen this racist video X did? What do you think of it?” You already know what I think of it. How do you expect me to feel about some white person doing blackface, dissing black lives matter or saying the n-word? I avoid this content because it upsets me. Stop sending me problematic videos and asking me to weigh in or go after these people. I currently have 20 messages in my inbox about the latest “why can’t white people say the n-word?” video and I’m really not interested.
Don’t tag me in tweets with racists. I don’t need those people in my mentions all damn day. I’m not going to argue with these people on your behalf.
Don’t send me screen caps of something your racist friend/significant other/classmate/etc said.
It’s not my job to go after every racist on YouTube. I don’t have the time or energy. Every. Single. Time. I open my mouth and say something about these SAAAAAME creators, I open myself (and the people I care about) up to harassment. I’m not doing it anymore. If you have a problem with something someone said, tell them so. I’m not your attack dog.
Americans have no idea what to do about racism. But “racists”? We can handle those.
Racists are loud and obvious. Racists can’t hide; they trip and reveal themselves. Their emails leak. Videos of them circulate. Racists lose jobs and favor, because racists have bosses, and bosses know the best way to show they’re not racist is to point at racists and say, “That’s the bad guy.”
Racism is a different matter entirely. Racism doesn’t pop up in bold letters, or in outraged headlines on cable news. Racism doesn’t have a boss. To find it, you have to look past the racists, beyond the ranting bigots and their stomach-churning words. Racism thrives in systems and practices. Racism is hard at work in America, whether people see it clearly or not.
These are all the yik yak’s at John Hopkin’s University. That school is full of prestigious assholes who are predominantly white or asian. Yaw wanna spout some shit online, but you wouldn’t dare say it to a black persons face or you would be catching some hands an then some.
Fuck John Hopkins University and fuck the racists fucks that live there. Think about it yaw, these are our future doctors and shit.
Do I think Dylann Roof is mentally ill? No. I think he’s an ignorant fucked up racist who made his choice. He planned his attack and knew what he was doing. I don’t see racism as a mental illness. Why would I discredit all the people who actually do suffer from some type of mental illness? I honestly don’t even want to hear it.
So I heard about Donald Trump saying how all hispanics are rapists. Turns out he raped his ex-wife in 1992 and his lawyer says and I quote “You cannot rape your spouse” which disgusts me since I had an abusive grandfather who raped my grandmother.
He disrespects women and their rights.
Do you really trust this man to have the lives of YOUR WIFE and YOUR CHILDREN in his hands?
Fuckin’ buckle up because I just spent the last 2 hours going over the comments on ONE facebook article on a conservative “news” page about a murder that took place in California where a white woman was shot by a black man. I weeded through the oceans of “WHITE LIVES MATTER” and “OBAMA IS RUINING AMERICA” comments to find some of the REALLY racist ones, and try to prove a pattern. *WARNING THERE ARE LOTS OF SLURS AND GENERALLY SHITTY THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY SAID*
I could have screencapped hundreds more stomach churning, 1st grade english/grammar, racist comments.. but sadly, I could only find the solid few who were dumb enough to both a) be a huge raging racist on facebook and b) not have their Facebook profiles set to private.
Let’s begin shall we?
I’d like to think that people like this don’t really exist, but here we are.
EDIT: Images weren’t working. Fuck it, I’ll just dump them all without my witty commentary.
(this one had 15 pictures, but I’ll narrow it down to one.)
This was from ONE comment thread on a facebook article.
I never would have thought that any racist events of this caliber would go down at my school. I knew they were shitty people but I never would have thought they were racist. It pisses me off that they were barely punished by school administration for such fuckery. They got a 5 day suspension when a black girl last year left campus to get Taco Bell for lunch and got a 10 day suspension (white privilege at its finest). At least Sam lost her full ride to Nau (she really didn’t deserve it anyway). Honestly, it just disgusts me that they and their friends (my classmates) are trying to defend their inexcusable actions. I’m pissed that I’m going to have to walk at graduation with such despicable people. I would feel bad for them if they were at least any bit decent but they really aren’t as you can probably tell. I can’t wait to leave this ignorant ass school in May.