Hannibal, The Mentalist, The Fall,
Sherlock, The Good Wife

ziggyshahdust:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

blackjacklolita:

The Event: How Racist Are You? with Jane Elliott 

WHITE ALLIES, anyone who wonders why POC make a big deal about being discriminated against, or just anyone who’s interested, PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO. AND REMEMBER THE NAME… JANE ELLIOT. White allies watch and observe how Jane rolls.

Everyone watch this.

Seriously though, that teacher who went on about her husband having to wear offoce clothes in order to fit into society was so gross. She even said she was surprised that a black girl in her class had pink flesh underneath the skin (which she saw when the girl was scrapped.)

That teachers can be like this is really, really disturbing and heart-wrenching. Ignorant and obtuse.

tags:   #lol

slimgoodymakeba:

kwamejaw:

atane:

queennubian:

crownprince81:

sancophaleague:

I’m pretty sure everyone has seen, heard, or read about the Famous Tommie Smith and John Carlos black power fist at the 1968 summer Olympics.

But have you seen, heard, or read about Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett? 4 years later after going gold and silver in the 400m race at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Matthews and Collett did not stand in the salute position while the American National Anthem was playing. They actually held a conversation with each other, and acted oblivious to the National anthem. (Respect)

In a later interview after the incident, Wayne said, the national anthem meant nothing to him. He explained that he had felt unable to honor the anthem because of the struggle faced by African-Americans at the time “I couldn’t stand there and sing the words because I don’t believe they’re true. I wish they were. I believe we have the potential to have a beautiful country, but I don’t think we do” Statements like this need to be heard, you can’t have us winning gold medals for this country but then treat us like shit, it doesn’t work like that! More of our black athletes need to have their courage.

Post made by: @Oba_Tayo

Never knew this.

the looks on their faces though.

"nope"

"nah"

The IOC banned them from future Olympic competition because of this btw.

RESPECT.

I was going to comment on the result of this but I’m glad someone said it.

"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (via becauseiamawoman)

Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books? Where are the future white personnel managers going to get their ideas of people of color? Where are the future white loan officers and future white politicians going to get their knowledge of people of color? Where are black children going to get a sense of who they are and what they can be?

And what are the books that are being published about blacks? Joe Morton, the actor who starred in “The Brother From Another Planet,” has said that all but a few motion pictures being made about blacks are about blacks as victims. In them, we are always struggling to overcome either slavery or racism. Book publishing is little better. Black history is usually depicted as folklore about slavery, and then a fast-forward to the civil rights movement. Then I’m told that black children, and boys in particular, don’t read. Small wonder.

There is work to be done.

Walter Dean Myers, “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” (New York Times)

generalbriefing:

Yep this pretty much covers how history is taught here

tags:   #KotH   #isms

  1. Beyoncé: (Feminism) requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. … We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
  2. White Feminists: stop using feminism for attention
  3. Scarlet Johansson: I am girl
  4. White Feminists: YES! finally a celebrity with a brain! in a male dominated industry Scarlet is not a afraid to be herself. Truly a feminist icon!

fireofspring:

  Bryan Fuller on female characters in season 3:
   There’s criticism as well as there are accolades. If you’re opening yourself up you have to be open to both of them. It’s interesting to see reactions to certain female characters in the second season. And so going into the third season it’s like, “OK, Bedelia’s gotta be front and centre, we’ve gotta bring Murasaki in and she’s going to be a powerhouse with a lot to do.” And our agenda really was how do we make these characters drive their own stories as opposed to…
    You know, Alana Bloom is not going to be a caregiver. We saw that in the first season and we saw her as a romantic foil… even though Caroline was not complaining about the scenes she had with Mads partially clothed! But I felt like going into this third season our first discussion in the writer’s room was; “We have to make Alana Bloom the most interesting character on the show.” Because she hasn’t been up until this point, and she’s served her role in the story between Hannibal and Will Graham.
    Now going into season 3, we have the opportunity to change everybody as they’ve gone through this experience and take advantage of that. And it’s exciting because I’m excited to see what Caroline does, I’m excited to see what Gillian does, we’re bringing Gina Torres back, I can’t wait to find out who we cast for Murasaki. [x]

is that confirmation that alana bloom is alive???!!!

The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

ms-citizenshiptest:

can we just

thedinozzos:

abeautyinyourresistance:

iamcotedepablo:

i did a thing

I’M SORRY BUT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A COTE DE PABLO LOOK A LIKE WHEN YOU CAST THIS WOMAN.

didn’t delete it fast enough I see

What Hannibal does is not coercion - it is persuasion.

SH