Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.
From About Face: Supermodels then and now
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
white Americans being against immigration is still and always will be the greatest irony of all time
I didn’t post this, but thanks to OP for crediting me! And wow at all the comments & tags! Most of them had me cracking up but this one was not so good:
"you can really overlook skin color on how f*cking fantastic the cosplay is"
Skin color is not something negative you have to overlook to appreciate the ‘rest of’ the person you are looking at. It is not a flaw that you have to ignore in order to admire someone’s work. The person who said this was not complimenting me but exposing their own racial bias.
My skin color is not something ‘wrong’ with my costumes. Being a black woman enhances my costumes. Black women are the beautiful flowers that white supremacy tried to kill but we kept growing anyway. They try to tell us we’re ugly and dirty and sadly some of us start to believe it. They sell us skin bleach & hair straighteners, and white wash our characters and expect us to be complacent. When we speak out we’re told we’re too loud and angry and unfeminine.
I appreciate all the kind words on this post but I want to say that it’s not a compliment to express approval of someone ‘in spite of’ that person’s race. If you can’t appreciate my work without a negative remark about my skin color, the problem most certainly is not with me but within you.
Boo for people who need to be dicks to black cosplayers.
And yay for Jay Justice for being amazing and awesome.
GloZell shows why cultural representation is so important (x)
I LOVE IT WHEN MY FELLOW NATIVES PUT THE SMACKDOWN ON IGNORANT PRETENTIOUS SELF RIGHTEOUS BASTARDS
Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can be viewed here.
Lauren give me life
A POC gets cast as a white character: OMG, why can’t they just leave the characters the way they are! Quit trying to make things so PC!!!!1
A white person gets cast as a character that’s a POC: Get over it, maybe he/she was the best person for the job or there were no black/asian/native people right for the part.
Every POC got this lesson.
Like Chris Rock said when talking about how he and Jay-Z have homes in an area where their white neighbors have jobs like being a dentist: “The black man gotta fly to get to something the white man can walk to.”
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
i almost pissed myself reading this
Source: Truths You Won’t Believe
Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
He stated it so fucking perfect. I can’t even.