whitepeoplestealingculture:

hey quick question to all the white people sending us “youre whats keeping racism alive” asks, do you send those to the neonazis or kkk members on this website too or do you only care about racism when PoC speak out against it? -Donya


 
Anonymous said:

honestly curious, why does it offend you?


perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

why you won’t catch me watching Lucy (for money)


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#Lucy #orientalism #racism #feminism #white feminism

onnaollie:

When will other poc and other minority groups stop using the struggles of black people as a reference to their struggles? Because a lot of y’all don’t even support black people that much, but you’re quick to say 

  • " " is the new black
  • " " is just like the civil rights movement
  • oh this is just like the n word

Like it’s gross. And rude. 



badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

standwithpalestine:

Israel’s genocide of Palestinians continues in Gaza having killed over 1,032 - including 219 children - in its latest assault and racist Israelis are out in the streets chanting “School is out in Gaza - They have no children left there”

(Starts from 0:46 - turn on English captions)

There’s no way in hell this will be shown on TV or any mainstream news website so make sure you share and reblog.

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Disgusting.


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#gaza #palestine #ya allah #israel #racism #gross #video

prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy



msjayjustice:

This is why non black people with ‘dreads’ or some sad attempt at locs piss black people off so much. Black people are normal people. Our hair is normal hair. Whether it is in locs, braids, twists, coils, an afro or any other style under the sun. This ‘othering’ of aspects of our beings, this way of making something that is natural to black people into something that can be ‘alternative’ or ‘cool’ for white people to try is especially tiresome when you remember that many of us have been discriminated against for having our hair in these styles. 

I deliberately removed personal identifiers from this photo (it was publicly posted) because it’s not about this individual person. Do NOT send her hate mail. I’m glad she’s happy with her hair and that its healthy again. (forcing straight hair into styles that work best on kinky hair CAN be damaging!) I’m not fighting against her. I am fighting the mentality that white/straight hair = normal and black/kinky/loc’ed hair = other/abnormal. I want for us to not be told our natural hair is unprofessional, for our daughters to not have their hair cut by racist teachers in the middle of class, for natural hair styles to not be against the dress code in school. I want people to stop pretending that we aren’t under attack simply for being who we are. I want for loc’ed hair to not be ‘cool & alternative’ on a white woman’s head yet ‘unprofessional/unkempt/dirty’ on a black person’s. 


An African-American welfare-dependent mother of three told me this story about the birth of her son with Down syndrome. She had been planning to put the newborn up for adoption, a decision she had reached shortly before his birth, due to the domestic stress and violence with which she was living. When the baby was born and diagnosed, a white social worker came to see her about placing the child. The mother asked what would become of her baby and was told, ‘We’ll probably find a rural farm family to take him.’ ‘Then what?’ she queried. ‘He’ll grow up outside, knowing about crops and animals,’ was the reply. ‘Then what,’ the mother repeated. ‘Maybe he’ll even grow up to work on that farm,’ the social worker replied. ‘Sounds like slavery to me,’ answered the mother, who decided to take her baby home. This imagery and its legacy contrast strongly with the stories many white mothers tell, in which they fantasize a peaceful, rural life ‘in nature’ as the perfect placement for their children with Down syndrome.

in Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America by Rayna Rapp, p. 271. 

This paragraph like, knocked the wind out of me. 

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ikazed:

strawberreli:

ikazed:

strawberreli:

ikazed:

strawberreli:

I’m sure I’ve reblogged this at some point earlier, but here you are, again

Not that I support Laci Green because ew…major feminist no no…but she’s kind of…right here. Islam IS the most sexist religion. ESPECIALLY Islamic countries that incorporate Sharia Law. Women can’t even leave their homes without the accompanyment of a man…they’ll be stoned or hung if they report rape, and they can’t even drive.

Call it “Islamaphobia” all you want, but you don’t just kill 3,000 Americans in the name of Allah and than tell us to “Fuggata’bout it!”

"I’m not going to support Laci Green, but here’s why she’s right…[proceeds to list misinformed, incorrect, and islamobigoted/xenophobic/racist ideas about Islam]"

White feminism at it’s best, let’s slow clap it out.

"Islamic countries."

"Law law."

"kill 3,000 Americans"

lmao have i hit jaahil bingo yet

Oh sweetie, I am the farthest thing from “white feminism”.

I’m anti-feminist.

I’m anti-Extremist Religion.

So yeah, I’m anti-Islam in a sense because for the past 20 years, Islam has almost exclusively been committing the acts of terror on nations.

using fem-coded words to infantalise, condescend, objectify, and misgender (check)

using the white, xenophobic “Islam = terrorist”  logic Fox news (and Amerikkkan media) pumps white folk with (check)

come on, i have to have hit bingo by now

Oh no. I called you sweetie. Because it’s not like our parents use sweetie for both genders or anything.

This isn’t “islam=terrorist”, this is “Islam ain’t speaking out against it’s Fundamentalists, and they are rejecting and erasing how problematic they are”.

Makes KKK reference as if the KKK ever harmed Muslims.

Uses race as a crutch to argument.

Uses childish game jargon as a crutch to the argument in an attempt to be “edgy” and “sassy” and “make a point”.

lmao. “our parents”? jaahil, your ass in’t related to mine (thank heavens) take yr gendered condescending language and shove it up yr ass

"Islam needs to speak out against fundos" argument. a) as if CAIR and other orgs don’t regularly do that and media just pretends not to notice and b) as if we have to, lol we don’t jaahil. no one asks christians to distance themselves from their own brands of terrorism

lmAO KKK never hung Muslims? did you think all the slaves white folk dragged over here believed in Jesus instead of being forced to convert or are you really that deluded? so yr racist AND you don’t know history (funny how often those two collide)

"racism as a crutch" (i.e., stop playing the race card; i.e., this has NOTHING to do with race; i.e., whitewhine bullshit)

white folk, please come collect yr cousin, i am so done with this motherfucking jaahil, this is NOT why i came on tumblr today


ikazed:

strawberreli:

ikazed:

strawberreli:

I’m sure I’ve reblogged this at some point earlier, but here you are, again

Not that I support Laci Green because ew…major feminist no no…but she’s kind of…right here. Islam IS the most sexist religion. ESPECIALLY Islamic countries that incorporate Sharia Law. Women can’t even leave their homes without the accompanyment of a man…they’ll be stoned or hung if they report rape, and they can’t even drive.

Call it “Islamaphobia” all you want, but you don’t just kill 3,000 Americans in the name of Allah and than tell us to “Fuggata’bout it!”

"I’m not going to support Laci Green, but here’s why she’s right…[proceeds to list misinformed, incorrect, and islamobigoted/xenophobic/racist ideas about Islam]"

White feminism at it’s best, let’s slow clap it out.

"Islamic countries."

"Law law."

"kill 3,000 Americans"

lmao have i hit jaahil bingo yet

Oh sweetie, I am the farthest thing from “white feminism”.

I’m anti-feminist.

I’m anti-Extremist Religion.

So yeah, I’m anti-Islam in a sense because for the past 20 years, Islam has almost exclusively been committing the acts of terror on nations.

using fem-coded words to infantalise, condescend, objectify, and misgender (check)

using the white, xenophobic “Islam = terrorist”  logic Fox news (and Amerikkkan media) pumps white folk with (check)

come on, i have to have hit bingo by now



ai-yo:

trillenaa:

theblackandgreenmartian:

poeticrican:

I hope this page gets deleted. People always shittin on Black women for no damn reason.

We all know this twitter page is run by a white person.

it’s painfully obvious

Too obvious


misanfaery replied to your post: The longer I watch House, the more I r…

the entire show is such a mess, even the in canon bi character gets used as a token

cameron, right? i haven’t hit that part yet (i’m in season 2), but is she treated bad, or is she used to affirm stereotypes?

for example, not only is foreman treated bad by house (the running joke that he steals cars, knows jail, and “paging dr. mandingo, you’re needed on the plantation”) and chase/cameron (“don’t make this into a race thing”/”…when you’re not busy stealing cars? what? i’m being house. it’s funny.”), he is also shown affirming White Ideas About Blackness. The way he’s quick to assume the black inmate is no good because he’s the kind of black man that foreman is not and is trying to divorce himself from, the idea that black people play the race card too much, that what’s happening in africa isn’t racism, “it’s greed.” they use foreman and pit him against other black characters, to the point where one of the other black men call him an “oreo” and when House lies to the character, giving him “the black drugs” but lying and telling him they’re the “white drugs,” it’s not House whose painted as the racist.

i feel like that’s a big part of what tokenising is about.


The women were lounging about the houses, some cleaning fish, others pounding rice; but they do not care for work, and the little money which they need for buying cloes they can make by selling mats or jungle fruits.

some English lady who spent 5 weeks in Malaya in 1879 that Syed Hussein Alatas quotes in The Myth of the Lazy Native. The joke practically writes itself, but Alatas says it for us: “We may ask the author what is meant by work here? Is cleaning fish and pounding rice not work? Work here means wage earning outside the home. Are making mats and selling fruits not work? It is clear that work here means that activitiy introduced by colonial capitalism. If the ladies became coolies or servants of British planters or firm officials, she would then have considered them as working.”

So when the settler colonials say Indigenous people are lazy, they really mean “they won’t work for us to help us engineer their economy for our benefit”.

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