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kumagawa:

u right tho..white privilege just some tumblr bullshit..def. not applicable in the real world..damn

If white American entitlement meant anything, it meant that no matter how patronizing, unashamed, deliberate, unintentional, poor, rich, rural, urban, ignorant, and destructive white Americans were, black Americans were still encouraged to work for them, write to them, listen to them, talk to them, run from them, emulate them, teach them, dodge them, and ultimately thank them for not being as fucked up as they could be.

From “Our Kind of Ridiculous” in How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (via wheretruthechoes)

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sourcedumal:

trill-o-gee:

🌠🌈 the more you know🌈🌠

But there were no black ppl in the Medieval age tho???WELP

sourcedumal:

trill-o-gee:

🌠🌈 the more you know🌈🌠

But there were no black ppl in the Medieval age tho???

WELP

the-goddamazon:

algrenion:

overlypolitebisexual:

whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal

 

They usually mention in the opening credits that the rest of the world has died and only America has survivors…for some reason.

Anonymous
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That second half makes it worse because it reinforces the oppressive idea that it's the injured party's job to educate the transgressor. Go fuck yourself

anuvia:

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Well gee, I would think that if you are a person who is offended by the actions of another group of people and you have the right to dictate the moral correctness of said actions to those people, one would expect you to at least express why.

And yes, IT IS the responsibility of an offended party to try and educate about said offensive material because unless you do, how in the world do you expect people to know that it’s offensive?? You can’t just yell “DON’T DO THIS” at people, tell them to go fuck themselves and expect ANY change at all. Also, please do not use the word oppressive as if someone unknowingly wearing a cultural garment out of context somehow equates an infringement upon your rights to exist. Step off.

But yeah, people like you don’t want to spread knowledge or understanding, you want to segregate all cultures into their specified corners to never intermingle. You’d rather yell “go fuck yourself” as if it were a valid argument. Also, good job on sending anon hate weeks after that post was even made; I actually had no idea what you were even referring to for a few minutes there.

jfc you are super ignorant about how the world works

kelsium:

Either way, I think there’s a case—one of many regarding the company—to be made that puts Urban Outfitters at the epicenter of widespread cultural decay. 

ecklecticsoul:

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i like prince of thieves a lot even though it’s frankly one of the most ridiculous of the 90s costners, more even in it’s way than waterworld

i caught the first half of ridley scott’s gladiator robin hood and it was a clever enough updating of the premise, but it also felt like a remake of prince of thieves and not a new take on the legend

russell crowe’s robin is a non-noble crusader burned out by the pointless crusades, king richard dies trying to sack france on the way home, and crowe and his merry band steal the armor off some dead knights and sneak home to england where they accidentally get involved in a french conspiracy to usurp the english crown

it gets more ridiculous from there, i assume, because i stopped watched when he peeled the wrappings from his stolen sword hilt and found an inspiring phrase inspiring him to inspiring deeds for freedom, and the american influence became really obvious

the problem with white americans making movies about robin hood is that our national mythology of freedom from tyranny is a ridiculous series of lies and we’re so caught up in drawing awkward parallels between iraq and the third crusade that we miss out that the only way a robin hood story would make any god damn sense in america today would be if it was set in detroit and robin was black

like even in the 90s, costner was a nobleman come home from an unjustified war to find his fabulous house looted and wrecked, who led a revolution against a corrupt tyrant, but at the end of the story king richard comes home and resets things and robin //is still noble// and his merry men, beloved as they are, are still peasants living under feudalism

and maybe richard and robin are benevolent lords, but that’s the american dream of robin hood, is the richest motherfucker in the world comes home at the end and we’re still lords and we’re still rich

and nobody is //starving// so everyone is happy with that i guess

like, no you have to stop robbing from the rich now, the king is back, the poor are going to be fine or whatever, i want to keep my shit, stop robbing me, i’m calling the sheriff

a real american robin hood story would be more like corialanus crossed with blade

Anonymous
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The author of Hunger Games explained Katniss in a difficult way. How did y'all they were supposed to find a Native American actress with olive skin, naturally straight black hair and grey eyes. Please give me a link to one and I'll shut up forever.

racebending:

ulinawi:

sikssaapo-p:

burdenedwithgloriousbooty:

reverseracism:

There’s plenty of lists with Native American actresses you can google yourself.

Gray eyes aren’t a white only trait, nor is Jennifer Lawrence a gray eyed gal. So please do shut up forever.

~Eon

I have grey eyes, and from my highly unscientific observations, grey eyes are the third most common eye colour among NDNs, after black and brown. There’s even Grey Eyes as a surename among some NDNs. 

But I digress. Throw some contact lenses on Q’orianka Kilcher, Keisha Castle-Huges or Jade Willoughby and you still have a better Katniss. 

I have a cousin, who is “full blood, I mean her father, her mother, her grandparents, all Native. and by the Gods - she has green eyes, with hint of like light brown.

I have gray eyes. And I’m an Indian from the same area Katniss is from (Southern Appalachia), mixed like Katniss, and from a coal mining family like Katniss. My brother and cousin both have gray eyes too. And my cousin has a higher BQ than me. So.

The white person cast as Katniss doesn’t have the hair color or skin tone or eye color in the character description and this anon wants to know about NDN eye color.

realness