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Posts tagged ownage
OK. Since I have begun getting loads of asks with misinformation I am going to clear some things up. I am married and I’m not a bigot, homophobe, or what have you, all the colourful things you all have called me. I am a guy and I am old, older than all of…
“In conclusion, The People’s Republic of China demands that America stop using their cry of human rights violations against other sovereign nations in order to declare war on them to steal their resources when America flagrantly violates the human rights of Afro-descendants and other minorities within its own country.”
this article just drops stat. after stat. on the racial inequalities in the U.S. good read.
This is what happens when you ask Anne Hathaway about that time she accidentally showed her Princess Diary to a bunch of photographers. (via entertainmentweekly)
This was some tenth-degree black belt media judo here. Read the setup:
Matt Lauer doesn’t mess around. When he greeted Anne Hathaway on the Today show this morning, the host got right down to business: “Good to see you,” he said. “Seen a lot of you lately.”
She didn’t get defensive, she didn’t get flustered, and she brought the conversation back to her primary reason for being on the show in the first place. Damn.
Anne Hathaway, YOU WIN ALL THE AWARDS. Also you made me want to see your new movie, which I heretofore thought impossible because 1. I hate musicals, and 2. I hate crying.
I will say it again, friends: The best way to stop the commodification of the sexuality of unwilling participants? Don’t. Click.(via fishingboatproceeds)
Before I say a word, know that I’m not a racist. I simply think that changing the ethnicity of classic characters just to prove how not racist you are is a cheap thing for production companies to do. I mean, Lancelot was not an African. Not in one story or piece of art was he depicted as anything but an English born white man. Do you have any idea how rare Africans were in England in those days? Only just recently has the first skeletal remains of a black man been found and from the condition of them, he was most likely a slave and not treated very well. I know Lancelot isn’t real. Unlike Mulan, he really is from a fairy tale… but c’mon. I know I may sound like I’m taking this stuff too seriously, but why bother getting into a TV series if you’re not going to let yourself really get into it.
Isn’t it hilarious when you think about the fact that Lancelot didn’t exist? You know who else didn’t exist? Basically every character in this series! Do you know what else didn’t exist? Magic…magic totally didn’t exist. And people couldn’t turn into dragons. And there are no such things as wraiths. There’s a lot about this show that could be complaining about, but you’ve chosen to complain about the fact that Lancelot isn’t white.
Dear self-proclaimed non-racist, if in a fantasy series, with magic and dragons and entire universes existing through portals in hats, you find it more unrealistic/unbelievable that Lancelot is played by a person of colour, what do you think that makes you?
I don’t see as many complaints when history’s completely white-washed and characters who should be people of colour aren’t played by people of colour. I don’t see anyone complaining because Jesus is usually depicted by a blonde-haired blue-eyed white dude even though there was no way in hell he was white. Just because Lancelot’s always been depicted as someone white doesn’t mean it should stay that way, (especially when you consider the fact that people of colour are severely underrepresented in entertainment). The story of King Arthur is a legend that has been interpreted many different ways through many different lenses and in fact, there are a few black characters who do appear in the legends. There are even artistic depictions of at least one knight as a black man:
[Art by Pavel Tatarnikov]
There might not have been very many Africans in England and Wales, but contrary to popular belief, black people didn’t suddenly appear on earth as downtrodden slaves. There were significant numbers of black Africans who went to Europe during the 15 century onward. Also, ever heard of Moors? They ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula for 700 years (from 8th-15th centuries). North Africa was very prosperous andadvanced in comparison to England during the middle ages. There are plenty of depictions and mentions of wealthy blacks in actual European history. There are also depictions of people of colour in popular stories (Shakespeare’s Othello for instance).
Simply because there was a skeleton of one black man found in England that indicates that he was likely poor, doesn’t mean every black person in England (during whatever time period you’re invoking to support your ill-formed ideas) was poor. There is historical evidence of wealthy people of colour from various time periods in England and even though European history tends to be depicted as completely white in general—it wasn’t. That sort of thinking doesn’t even make any sense when you consider that there were Africans in ancient Rome. It doesn’t make any sense when you consider that there was plenty of trade happening between European countries and African countries for centuries—honestly, these continents are not that far apart at all (Strait of Gibraltar).
In addition, slavery as we think of it did not exist until the trans atlantic slave trade, and though there were systems of slavery in various parts of the world—including England, they weren’t race-based.
Next time you launch a complaint like this, perhaps you should spend a little time actually googling for historical reference? I mean, not that it matters since as we’ve established, Lancelot didn’t exist and there are people who turn into wolves and dragons on this show. I’m sure your delicate sensibilities will be just fine.
Also, just saying….LANCELOT WAS FRENCH.
Lancelot du lac, created by acclaimed FRENCH writer Chretien de Troyes….but apparently nitpicking IMAGINARY things only goes so far…
prefacing anything you say with “i’m not racist but…” is actually the equivalent of holding up a sign screaming “I AM A RACIST”
in northern england, the remains of people originating in africa have been found bedecked in jewels and gold
they weren’t slaves, they weren’t servants
they were tenth and eleventh century merchants and traders and jesus fucking christ
maybe you should do some research before you open your mouth
Conan (via mistressmorsmordre)
Gabby Douglas (here)
But the best part:
“So you might as well stop with all the comments,” she added.
Jonathan Krohn, former “right-wing child star” (via aatombomb)
He gets it.
1. I don’t call myself a nigger lover, as I stated in the message. I’ve been called that by many of my black friends. It was not my idea to put that as my name. One of my black friends helped me think of a name.
Your black friend is silly. And they should know better and so should you. Because the vast majority of black folks do not like the word ‘nigger’ being said by a white person. If you “loved” black men & were around em you would know that. One or a few silly black men telling you that it’s okay to use an incredibly offensive word does not give you a pass of any sort.
2. I do like to reblog Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, but that’s because they’re celebrities and when they come up on my dash, I’ll reblog it. I don’t reblog certain things because I don’t feel they’re appropriate.
This has nothing to do with anything. The problem isn’t that you like Drake.
3. I know what the word “nigger” means. It’s a derogitory term calling someone ignorant. I’ve never gone up to a black person and said “you’re a nigger.”
No, it doesn’t mean that someone is ignorant. It means a black person. Or a dark-skinned person. Any dictionary can tell you that.
And even you know better, because if you thought it meant ignorant then why would you call yourself an ignorant person lover and reblog solely black men?
Right. You know it means black person. Let’s not play these games.
4. And to “love black men” don’t you have to be sexually attracted to them? Yes.
Wrong. I’m not sexually attracted to my father and brothers. But they’re black men who I happen to love. And black people who aren’t sexually attracted to black men can still love and appreciate the diversity of black men. In a non-fetishizing manner. If you have nothing to “love” but what physically attracts you, then that isn’t love at all.
And how can you claim to love black men anyway? More accurately if anything you would love some men who happen to be black. Not black men as a whole especially when you’re not black yourself. And if you don’t know who Trayvon Martin is and Sean Bell and Troy Davis and Oscar Grant then I KNOW you can’t talk about loving black men.
5. Yes, I reblog Drake. I may have an obsession. What does it matter to you? It shouldn’t. It’s my blog, its my life. I’ve never met you and I probably never will. So, get the fuck over yourself and stop trying to make me look like a bad person because you didn’t like my blog.
I didn’t have to do much to make you look like a bad person. Your username did that on its own.
THIS so much.