I wish people would stop telling me that I look so good with my hair straight. Like, do you not realize what you’re saying? You are saying that the way my hair grows naturally from my head is less attractive than me making my hair as boring and Eurocentric as possible. It’s not a compliment. It’s upsetting.
Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years
A mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.
The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.
Where are all the people talking about justice is blind? Cause I fail to see how this warrants five fucking years in prison. There are violent crimes people have committed and gotten a lesser sentence. But let’s remember Tonya McDowell is a poor WoC, so she’s gonna get shit on either way.
America does Feckless Police State unlike any other country to date.
Fuck this place so hard.
Just amazing. Disgusting.
Absolutely disgusting. Don’t you dare, WoC, send your children to the best school possible. Those schools are for white children. If you do, you will be charged with theft.
To the people saying the onion calling Quvenzhane a c*** was satire because “no one would call an adorable 9 year old that,” they already are. On this very website, along with a few other names. Because god forbid a child be proud of her Oscar accomplishment. Try again, apologists.
I hate when white people describe a neighborhood as a “bad neighborhood,” or any iteration of that descriptor. I feel like what they are really saying is “that’s where the black people live.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about intent versus consequences and whether we should weigh intent as to whether or not someone is behaving oppressively. Now I have never been a proponent of weighing intent as either equally important to consequences or important at all, but until now, I didn’t really have a concrete reason for my gut feeling. Now I do. I cannot know your intentions and if you intended for something to be positive but then behaved oppressively, my only concrete evidence of your intent was said oppressive behavior. I cannot take you at your word because the evidence I have about who you are as a person marks you as oppressive. And with your refusal to accept criticism while claiming good faith, you are already showing me you do not have good intentions. Those with good intentions apologize when they accidentally behave oppressively and try to correct their behavior in the future because they recognize that those who have been oppressed do not have the luxury to just trust people at their word.
Maybe I’m ignorant, but can anyone show an example of bigotry being solved by people ignoring it? Because I don’t think that’s ever happened.
Hilarious that he (I assume from name and avatar that this is a man, though I’m not good with celebs, so) thinks the counter protests are about changing the minds of the bigots. It’s about supporting the people who are being harassed and triggered.
I will never understand how people can be called out for their racist cultural appropriation by people from that culture and then claim they are “celebrating” their culture. They often throw in that we should be happy that someone (read a white person) has taken an interest in their culture. So the person from that culture is telling you that the way you are stealing from their culture is racist and shitting on them, but you defend it by saying you are “appreciating” it? Yes, you “appreciate” it so much that you give no fucks that you are actually dehumanizing people from that culture. The cognitive dissonance is astounding. You may as well just say you are a racist piece of shit. That would be more honest then claiming to “appreciate” a culture without giving a fuck about the people actually of that culture.
I’m so tired of hearing people say that Obama and Romney are basically the same. If you think nothing is at stake in this election, then you either haven’t been paying attention or you don’t care about non-white, female-identified, poor, lgbtq, etc. people enough to give a shit. And that is a serious problem.
Last Night’s Debate - Charles P. Pierce at the Presidential Debate - Esquire (via dendroica)
Obama “prizes” cool because he has to. Even while showing restraint with the disrespect, he was called “angry” for attacking Romney on the points Democrats were begging him to jump on. Imagine the firestorm that would have erupted had he dared to act like LBJ or Truman.
Last night at a party this white guy kept using the n word (with an a, because he thinks he’s so “down” with AAVE). I called his racist ass out and he said I was being “reverse racist” for saying he can’t say that… So apparently me calling you out for using a dehumanizing word that was used to justify violence against people who look like me (and is still used in this way) is being racist against white people? The fail in his logic is just incomprehensible. According to his logic, standing up for my humanity and to his oppressive bullshit is the equivalent of systematic hatred, murder, rape, disenfranchisement, etc. of POCs. Yep, white guy, you have it so hard, not being able to say the n word because of the history whites like you created for it.