numol:

sourcedumal:

feministslut:

a-beauty-but-a-funny-girl:

waltdisneyconfessions:

If you don’t think there should be a fat, ugly, or gay princess you don’t really understand what Disney is all about. It’s about inspiring all people to love themselves and reach for their dreams, not about traditional values and good looks.”

you clearly don’t understand what Disney is about.
it’s a children’s entertainment company that teaches good morals.that’s it.

Y’all gay people, fat people, ugly people don’t have good morals! We need to protect the children from them because only straight mostly white skinny princesses can teach good morals! The rest of you need to be hidden from society because you teach kids to be bad!

Right, so that racist ass depictions that Disney has had TOTALLY means that they push good morals. Peter Pan and it’s racist ass monolithic depictions of Native Americans, The RACIST AS FUCK pickaninny Sunflower the Centaur from Fantasia, The Song of the South? All in good moralistic fun, huh???? Quit PLAYIN.

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numol:

sourcedumal:

feministslut:

a-beauty-but-a-funny-girl:

waltdisneyconfessions:

If you don’t think there should be a fat, ugly, or gay princess you don’t really understand what Disney is all about. It’s about inspiring all people to love themselves and reach for their dreams, not about traditional values and good looks.”

you clearly don’t understand what Disney is about.

it’s a children’s entertainment company that teaches good morals.
that’s it.

Y’all gay people, fat people, ugly people don’t have good morals! We need to protect the children from them because only straight mostly white skinny princesses can teach good morals! The rest of you need to be hidden from society because you teach kids to be bad!

Right, so that racist ass depictions that Disney has had TOTALLY means that they push good morals. Peter Pan and it’s racist ass monolithic depictions of Native Americans, The RACIST AS FUCK pickaninny Sunflower the Centaur from Fantasia, The Song of the South? All in good moralistic fun, huh???? Quit PLAYIN.

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Cops Just Love Those Tasers

numol:

TW for ableism, descriptions of physical violence

artgroupie:

aspergersissues:

DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police “mistook” a mentally handicapped teen-ager’s speech impediment for “disrespect,” so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from “upward of 20 police officers” after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy’s mom says.
     Pamela Ford says her “mentally challenged/handicapped” son Jesse Kersey, 17, was riding his bike near his Dayton home when Officer Willie Hooper stopped him and tried to talk to him.
     The mom says that “Prior to the incident described below, defendant Hooper knew Jesse and was aware that Jesse was mentally challenged/handicapped and a minor child.”
     Nonetheless, Ford says, Hooper “apparently took Jesse’s speech impediment for disrespect … [and] began yelling at Jesse and after Jesse attempted to communicate with him[.] Jesse, being a minor and mentally challenged/handicapped, turned and rode his bike back to his home in an attempt to ask his mother, Ford, to help him communicate with defendant Cooper,” according to the complaint in Montgomery County Court.
     On the way, the mom says, “A neighbor attempted to communicate with Officer Hooper about Jesse’s disabilities and was told to go back into his home, or he would be arrested.”
     As Ford opened her front door, she says, Hooper and co-defendant Officer John Howard, “fired their Tasers, striking Jesse in the back with both probes.”
     ”Once inside the house, defendant Hooper and defendant Howard began to struggle with Jesse, who was standing against the back door with his hands up in front of his face, saying ‘Please quit, please quit.’
     ”On numerous occasions, Ford and a family friend, Christopher Peyton, informed Officer Hooper that Jesse was mentally challenged/handicapped, and that Jesse did not understand what was happening,” the complaint states.
     But the mom says the cops continued their assault: “Officer Howard utilized his Cap-Stun pepper spray and sprayed Jesse … [and] struck Jesse with a closed fist in the upper chest area.
     ”Officer Howard utilized his ASP and repeatedly struck Jesse in the upper left side of his left thigh.
     ”Back-up units were requested to Jesse’s house, wherein upward of 20 police officers from different jurisdictions were present.
     ”At no point, even after being advised of Jesse’s mental challenge/handicap by Jesse’s family and numerous bystanders, did defendant Hooper, defendant Howard, or any other police officer present, attempt to communicate with Jesse or explain in terms he could understand as to why Jesse was being chased.
     ”Jesse was handcuffed and hogtied before being placed in the back of a police cruiser.
     ”Jesse was charged with assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.”
     However, “Jesse was declared incompetent by the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and the charges against Jesse were dismissed.”
     Jesse and his mom seek damages from the city and the two lead officers, for false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, assault, battery, excessive use of force, infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.
     They are represented by Richard Boucher.

I don’t care what anyone says. I hate the police.

edit: bolded warning, moved it up to top.

fuck the police.

fuck them.

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numol:

sourcedumal:

cola82:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

sourcedumal:

cola82:

sourcedumal:

cola82:

I don’t doubt that plenty white liberals are falling down on “the job,” but I’m having trouble picturing what it is you (personally) expect us (me, really, on behalf of white liberals) to do about stuff like…

Lovely. 

What I’ve learned today is that I’m supposed to do something but that also everything I do is wrong and to listen but apparently never ask questions and it’s wrong to talk about myself.  I’m not supposed to acknowledge the smallness or genuineness of my interest because that’s false modesty/asking for praise, but I’m not supposed to act entitled, either.  There is literally nothing I can do apart from wishing I’d never posted the fucking link to sociological images in the first place (necessary context which was removed, btw, so it looks like I just started babbling out of nowhere).

It’s really funny and awesome because I actually believe most of the things I’m being told about listening and deferring and not asking for praise, but saying that leads to people a). telling me to shut up and b). telling me I’m not doing those things.  

This has all been an excellent lesson in how being in the same boat politically doesn’t mean other folks are going to act like grown-ups. 

Edit to add: and my feelings are not hurt.  I know that the people criticizing me are coming from a different background, and they aren’t my friends, and I put myself out there in the first place.  That said, I still wish I hadn’t posted the original link.

You say that you believe what I say, yet you are calling me “childish” for telling you that your statements are STILL PRIVILEGED??? Because the PoC who don’t give you the answer you want to hear immediately are “childish?”

And yes, it IS wrong to talk about yourself when you are the privileged one in the room. ONE slip from you and the entire thing falls apart, because the entire structure now has to placate YOU before moving on to the next, and by that time, too much energy has already been wasted trying to catch you up to speed. We’ve had to say this over and over again: We don’t have time to educate you, we’re too busy trying to fight to be seen as fully human beings.

As for your comment about “wishing you never posted the link?” That is still privilege talking, hon. Big time. Regretting bringing attention to anti-black racism? Really? Not something someone dedicated to dismantling privilege would say. Not at all. And your comment about how you can’t be racist because you draw black women? Once again, privileged statement. Why do you feel the need to bring up that fact if you truly weren’t racist? Why do you feel the need to consistently come back with how frustrated YOU feel when PoC are already saying “we’ve been listening to you long enough and you aren’t helping. Stop and listen to us?” Why do you feel the need to focus on YOUR feelings, when in the long run, it is us PoC who are crushed mentally and emotionally by the privilege you have?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

it’s so cute when white people flounce and delete everything because people don’t give them enough “you’re a good white person” cookies.

and by cut, i mean damn predictable.

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things i have learned about white people in the past 24 hours

numol:

karnythia:

so-treu:

and by “learned” i mean reminded. and by “the past 24 hours” i mean my life (but especially the past 24 hours):

  • they really believe they should be able to say whatever they want to whomever they want however they want and not hear shit about it
  • they can only hear other white people (i.e. chorus of POC to white person: “you’re wrong.” white person: “no i’m not!” single solitary white person to first white person: “you’re wrong.” first white person: “OMG I SEE THE LIGHT NOW THANK YOU UGH IF SOMEONE ELSE HAD JUST PUT IT LIKE THAT I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN IT A LOT SOONER”)
  • they really think the world revolves around them and their feelings
  • and by extension, they can only feel when they are directly implicated in what’s going on. no ability to empathize without placing themselves in the center of whatever’s going wrong
  • and then they have honestly no idea why folks are telling them their shit stinks. which i guess would be pretty confusing, considering how the world has told them since day one that their anus is lined with gold and only shits rose petals.

Anyone want to bet on how long it takes for “You’re being so mean to white people” to appear in this thread? My money is on 10 minutes, but I could be too optimistic.

#if you feel offended then you’re who i’m talking about

inb4 NO IT IS YOU WHO ARE RACISM argument.

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REBLOGGGGG!!! #BRINGMYONNAHOME!!!

numol:

domogoodie2shoes:

I don’t know this beautiful baby girl, nor do I know her family. I happened to come across this on twitter. I decided to make a tumblr post because the word NEEDS to get out about this in every possible way. If you see or hear anything you can reach her sister at the following places. 

TUMBLRhttp://fashionmoneydrugslove.tumblr.com/

TWITTER@TeeHickeyyy

REBLOG THIS POST AND HELP THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD RETURN TO HER HOME!

[images: pictures of My’onna Torres, a little black girl with a round face and dark brown eyes.  she often wears her hair in a few twist braids, or two pigtails.]

text from top image:

Rilya Alert

MY’ONNA TORRES
Age 3
Missing 09/17/2011
BALTIMORE, MD

My’onna Torres, age 3, was abducted from Chuck E. Cheese on Baltimore Nat’l Pike in Catonsvile, MD Sat 9/17.  Last seen wearing Orange Short Sleeve Shirt, Jeans, Brown tights, NO shoes or Jacket!
If seen, please call Balto Co police at 410-887-0872.

Peas In Their Pods www.peasintheirpods.com

there’s an alert out on Facebook, too (link).

not in the md/dc/va area right now, but hopefully someone is.

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note-a-bear:

So I recently got this response to something I wrote last night to “rafiki-town” (god that leaves a bad taste in my mouth).
[Image description: Tumblr askbox message from makeitthroughthis reading, “You do realize it’s no one’s job to  “educate” you. Indeed, there were very many parts of peoples responses  that were educational if you took a moment to stop feeling sad that  you’re being called out. This isn’t about you as a person, it’s about  how what you wrote reflects a culture of self-imposed ignorance and,  ultimately, erasure. You talk about wanting people to be adults, so how  about you start by just acknowledging you spoke about something you  don’t understand and stop being defensive?” Followed by a response from rafiki-town, “I was wrong, on a lot of things I said. And some responses were very educational. I should have addressed  those responses as well, rather than just responding to those who became  angry. I know that it is no one’s job to educate me. But how else is  one supposed to fight ignorance? (I say that as a general question.)
I wasn’t meaning to attack any one culture, and I’m truly sorry that I  did. While the points I was trying to make to support my “thesis” were  ultimately wrong, and worded horribly, my overall opinion remains the  same. I think anyone should be allowed to have dreads, because it’s just  hair. Perhaps it’s true that “dreads” in Celtic cultures were actually  just messy braids. Who knows? None of us were actually there.
Next time, before I post something of that nature, I think I’ll ask  questions, rather than make blatant statements. Thank you for your  comment.”]
My next reply (and probably I shouldn’t have even responded) was the following:

It’s your responsibility to *listen.* That’s the first step to educating yourself. That doesn’t mean anyone has the responsibility to sit down and tell you all these things. And hair is very much not hair. Take a minute to read about the generations of shame, hatred, and discrimination that have been heaped upon People of Color for their hairstyles, including your beloved dreadlocks. Dreads are a resistance strategy, they are a reclamation of beauty standards from within the Black/African communities. Furthermore, your whole assumption of a “spiritual” name is disgraceful and disgusting. Do you know, once again, how often POC are dismissed, ignored, or even targeted for violence based upon having names that reflect their ancestry. What it comes down to is everything you purport to be embracing, and loving, and whatever is just disrespecting those traditions and cultures. To be white is to be able to get away with things no person of color will *ever* get away with. You can be accepted and can still profit from white privilege no matter what you call yourself or however you have your hair. Once again, I’m left saying hair is not *just* hair. There is so much more to the history of hair and how it reflects one’s history and culture. *Only* a white person would get to say “hair is just hair” or dismiss the anger, hurt, and history around hair culture that many POC (myself included) feel. Just take five seconds to actually read up on why white peopel shouldn’t have dreads, there are dozens of articles, essays, and books on the subject. Further, there are just as many books on hair culture in general and how detrimental white culture has been to POC and our hair. Especially hairstyles that are traditionally Black, or dark-skinned POC hairstyles, like the dreadlock. Seriously, just spend a few minutes actually learning what you’re trying to defend, and stop expecting that other people will teach you. *That* expectation is privilege, *that* is institutional -isms, particularly racism. Just as it’s not anyone’s job to teach you, it’s not our job to make our pain palatable to you.

note-a-bear:

So I recently got this response to something I wrote last night to “rafiki-town” (god that leaves a bad taste in my mouth).

[Image description: Tumblr askbox message from makeitthroughthis reading, “You do realize it’s no one’s job to “educate” you. Indeed, there were very many parts of peoples responses that were educational if you took a moment to stop feeling sad that you’re being called out. This isn’t about you as a person, it’s about how what you wrote reflects a culture of self-imposed ignorance and, ultimately, erasure. You talk about wanting people to be adults, so how about you start by just acknowledging you spoke about something you don’t understand and stop being defensive?” Followed by a response from rafiki-town, “I was wrong, on a lot of things I said. And some responses were very educational. I should have addressed those responses as well, rather than just responding to those who became angry. I know that it is no one’s job to educate me. But how else is one supposed to fight ignorance? (I say that as a general question.)

I wasn’t meaning to attack any one culture, and I’m truly sorry that I did. While the points I was trying to make to support my “thesis” were ultimately wrong, and worded horribly, my overall opinion remains the same. I think anyone should be allowed to have dreads, because it’s just hair. Perhaps it’s true that “dreads” in Celtic cultures were actually just messy braids. Who knows? None of us were actually there.

Next time, before I post something of that nature, I think I’ll ask questions, rather than make blatant statements. Thank you for your comment.”]

My next reply (and probably I shouldn’t have even responded) was the following:

It’s your responsibility to *listen.* That’s the first step to educating yourself. That doesn’t mean anyone has the responsibility to sit down and tell you all these things. And hair is very much not hair. Take a minute to read about the generations of shame, hatred, and discrimination that have been heaped upon People of Color for their hairstyles, including your beloved dreadlocks. Dreads are a resistance strategy, they are a reclamation of beauty standards from within the Black/African communities. Furthermore, your whole assumption of a “spiritual” name is disgraceful and disgusting. Do you know, once again, how often POC are dismissed, ignored, or even targeted for violence based upon having names that reflect their ancestry. What it comes down to is everything you purport to be embracing, and loving, and whatever is just disrespecting those traditions and cultures. To be white is to be able to get away with things no person of color will *ever* get away with. You can be accepted and can still profit from white privilege no matter what you call yourself or however you have your hair. Once again, I’m left saying hair is not *just* hair. There is so much more to the history of hair and how it reflects one’s history and culture. *Only* a white person would get to say “hair is just hair” or dismiss the anger, hurt, and history around hair culture that many POC (myself included) feel. Just take five seconds to actually read up on why white peopel shouldn’t have dreads, there are dozens of articles, essays, and books on the subject. Further, there are just as many books on hair culture in general and how detrimental white culture has been to POC and our hair. Especially hairstyles that are traditionally Black, or dark-skinned POC hairstyles, like the dreadlock. Seriously, just spend a few minutes actually learning what you’re trying to defend, and stop expecting that other people will teach you. *That* expectation is privilege, *that* is institutional -isms, particularly racism. Just as it’s not anyone’s job to teach you, it’s not our job to make our pain palatable to you.

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"So while the immediate responsibility for these attacks must be placed upon the young people who perpetrated them, the larger problem is one of deeply-ingrained racist stereotypes against people of color, which then create parallel and opposite stereotypes about whites, the latter of which can, in cases such as this, actually increase the likelihood of white injury. To end the latter, we have to attend to the former.
Likewise, to the extent folks of color (especially young black and brown teens) may be inclined to see whites in a negative light, there is an easy solution, which would not only likely dampen such bias, but would also help build antiracist solidarity among young people generally; namely, rather than talking less about racism and its history (as the right would prefer), we should talk more about it, but include the stories of white allies throughout history as well.
After all, if young people of color and young whites learned that there have been, in every generation, whites who stood with black and brown folks and challenged racial injustice, how might youth of all colors respond to one another differently? If white youth learned that there were role models in their community who they could follow in this regard, how might that change the racial attitudes of white people, and their willingness to challenge racism? And if young blacks in places like Milwaukee learned of those persons — as with Father James Groppi, who stood shoulder to shoulder with black leaders in that city to fight racist policies in the 1960s and 70s — how might such knowledge effect their perceptions of their white brothers and sisters?
In other words, teach not just about racism but antiracist resistance, including that engaged by whites, in Milwaukee and across the nation. Doing so would promote allyship, break down stereotypes on all sides, and encourage the kinds of solidarity that troubled and divided cities like Milwaukee need in order to move forward.
Oh, and you also might want to do what the Milwaukee Youth Council (a diverse group of young people from across the city) recently announced they were going to do; namely, convene a community forum where people can come together and offer real solutions to the problem of racial bias, rather than just point fingers at a community about which far too many negative things are already believed"
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Tim Wise » Racism, Violence and the Irony of Stereotypes

***head****

please meet

***desk***

Is he KIDDING ME?????????????

if we start teaching black kids about the wonderful role white people played in anti-racist actions in the US—black kids WILL LIKE THEM MORE AND STOP ATTACKING THEM????????????????

this is just…astonishing, especially in context of “The Help” and the very important critiques of it by black feminists. Wise is showing a complete ignorance of 1. That black kids (and all kids of color) already ARE shown white people as anti-racist warriors and 2. this “education” comes at the expense of *black kids’* (and all kids of color) history!!  How many inspirational white teachers “educated” black kids (and all kids of color) about the civil rights movement in movies? How many insipirational white women “educated” their black maids about the rights those maids should be fighting for?

i mean—my god, thank heavens for michelle pfieffer, otherwise, coolio never would have had a chair thrown at him and woken up to the power of hope.

You want to know what this is called? Kids being expected to raise themselves. Back to work programs (which have been *extraordinarily* harsh in wisconsin), prioritize *punishing mothers* who had the audacity to need welfare—rather than raising children into quality adults or building the bond (and thus influence) between mother and child. 

This is *EXACTLY* what groups like welfare warriors said the effects of vicious cuts and criminalization of poor women would result in. 

But it’s good to keep those critiques (that are coming from poor mothers who have figured out how to do multi-racial/cultural organizing) quiet, isn’t it? Cuz then we couldn’t keep those prison pipelines from the black community to prisons open, could we? (yes, I think Wise’s understanding of how sexism plays out is bullshit too).

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jeebus

I mean I felt it would come

but JEEBUS

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This is why I say fuck Tim Wise, and those who like him. This type of behavior. He’s just a famous, published whitesplainer, and everyone just pushes their head into the ground and croons about how great he is.

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i cannot fucking believe this even needs to be said

lakalenyu:

white people. white people. just so we’re, like, clear and stuff

you don’t get to compare your bullies to the klan.

ever.

like, never.

no matter the context. no matter how justified you otherwise are in your anger. no matter what horrible shit has been lobbed at you leading up to such a crass fucking comparison.

never.

you never get to do that.

because you have no frame of reference for the evil of the klan

because

you’re

white.

this isn’t

rocket

fucking

surgery

god

damn

it.

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