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Alright, so, here’s the deal.
See the person in the lower right hand corner? That’s the woman that did the post on Southern Linguistics. She’s also my mom, and we recorded it on a lark a year or so ago. But that’s not the point right now.
My family and I have a little soap company. Most of our employees are our family members, and a few others beside. We travel to conventions, we sell soap and candles (mostly fandom based things) and we quite enjoy doing so. We aren’t the richest company in the world, but we love what we do.
As of right now, we’re trying to crowdfund the money together so we can expand our ventures and full time hire a few more people. Now, normally, we’d ask our family for the help, since they’re willing to come together and split the amount between themselves.
but the problem is most of our relatives are kinda on the pro-Christian, anti-anything-other-than-straight-and-the-gender-they-were-born side of things, and would force us to fire anyone that wouldn’t mesh with their ideals before giving us the money. (You know, the one bad apple ruins the batch mentality and all).
And that would be 90% of our employees.
We want to keep making our products, and we want to keep everyone on board, but without getting even a fraction of the amount were asking, we would still have to let people go. My mother—the founder and CEO—is dead set against that; her attitude is, “you are who you are. You love who you love. You worship—or don’t worship—who and what you worship. Period.”
So here : This is the link to our IndieGoGo.
Even if you don’t donate, or don’t have the means to, please reblog and help get the word out; we already are taking a HUGE step of faith just putting ourselves out there, and we can’t do it alone.
Thank you for reading, and thanks in advance for sharing.
The Inner Goddess Soap Company

voices-and-variables:

Alright, so, here’s the deal.

See the person in the lower right hand corner? That’s the woman that did the post on Southern Linguistics. She’s also my mom, and we recorded it on a lark a year or so ago. But that’s not the point right now.

My family and I have a little soap company. Most of our employees are our family members, and a few others beside. We travel to conventions, we sell soap and candles (mostly fandom based things) and we quite enjoy doing so. We aren’t the richest company in the world, but we love what we do.

As of right now, we’re trying to crowdfund the money together so we can expand our ventures and full time hire a few more people. Now, normally, we’d ask our family for the help, since they’re willing to come together and split the amount between themselves.

but the problem is most of our relatives are kinda on the pro-Christian, anti-anything-other-than-straight-and-the-gender-they-were-born side of things, and would force us to fire anyone that wouldn’t mesh with their ideals before giving us the money. (You know, the one bad apple ruins the batch mentality and all).

And that would be 90% of our employees.

We want to keep making our products, and we want to keep everyone on board, but without getting even a fraction of the amount were asking, we would still have to let people go. My mother—the founder and CEO—is dead set against that; her attitude is, “you are who you are. You love who you love. You worship—or don’t worship—who and what you worship. Period.”

So here : This is the link to our IndieGoGo.

Even if you don’t donate, or don’t have the means to, please reblog and help get the word out; we already are taking a HUGE step of faith just putting ourselves out there, and we can’t do it alone.

Thank you for reading, and thanks in advance for sharing.

The Inner Goddess Soap Company

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peechingtonmariejust:

Because I am currently unable to use storify (I have no idea why), here is the breakdown of what happened today and how (I believe) Kitty Republic, The Father Theresa, and Phoenix Calida had my twitter account suspended.

Again: the most important thing here is the fundraiser to help TJ and Ang’s families. Fundraiser: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-angelia-and-tjhisha-s-family/238511

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jamesfrancos

slythermint:

valkyriestrikeofthelashatterdome:

gotterdammerungs:

                             (x)

And then in the future, everything changes. He’s been through it all, of course-watched humanity rediscover the heavens above them, watched them begin to wonder what’s out there. He cheered with the rest of the world when they landed on the moon, cheered as if he’d found Isla de la Muerta all over again, because there was something new. New treasure, a new horizon. But then they stop going, stop exploring, and he goes back to riding tankers across the rising seas. So he’s surprised when one day he wakes up from a night with his bottle of rum (his truest companion), and hears that there’s colonies on Mars now, and they need ships to supply them. He spends the next decade crafting new identities, learning all he can to qualify for the job, and after several tries (and even more faked deaths-this immortality thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the age of the inerasable digital self) he gets it. The ships go nearly constantly now, the needs of the terraforming project creating an unbroken line of vessels from Mars to Earth and back again. “Show me that horizon,” he whispers to himself, his personal prayer of thanksgiving, each time they leave orbit, because the worlds, the stars are in motion and it’s never the same, with nearly three years for a round trip the ports are always different, even if they keep the old names. And finally one trip something goes wrong with the reactor, they’re too low on power and have to deploy the backups, and Jack (Lucky Jack, they call him, for he survives too many things he shouldn’t but science has yet to accept that maybe some things weren’t old wives’ tales after all) goes out for the spacewalk to bring up the solar panels. And as they rise, geometric patterns black against the sun’s glare, he’s struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu, because it’s all here-wind and sails, a ship beneath his feet and stars above his head, horizon in all directions. He wonders, for a moment, if the reason he’s still here is because the universe wanted a witness, to mourn the end of one age of exploration, and rejoice in the birth of the next.

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myinspirationmj
myinspirationmj:

What?!! Little Richard Got HOW MUCH Money From Michael Jackson?!!
Many folks have called Michael Jackson many things ranging from the greatest of all time, to the worst, but one thing he definitely should be called is one of the REALEST stand-up guys in the music industry. Word on the Old School curb is that when MJ bought the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog, he was unaware that the Beatles owned ALL of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing, which then meant that MJ acquired all of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing. As soon as Michael found that out, he immediately GAVE Little Richard ALL of his publishing rights back because he believed that Little Richard deserved to be compensated for his hard work after having been disrespected by his record label for so many years prior to.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Little Richard’s net worth is $40 million, so we’re sure those publishing checks had a lot to do with that.
As we all know, most soul BLACK ROCK artists were not getting paid what they were worth back in the day and Little Richard was caught up in that mix. So it’s beautiful thing to have had an artist like MJ in the music game who was willing to reach back and uplift the greats who paved the way for him.
One thing about Micheal is that he was not as soft spoken as we may have thought and he was NOT one to be tested on any level. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of MJ standing inside of a small Harlem, NY book store talking that real talk about his thoughts on former Sony Music exec, Tommy Mottola, and the foul side of the music industry. Hit the “Next button to see the video…
MJ on the foul side of the music industry (the audio gets better at the 1:28 mark).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo
Thank you to UK Loves MJ

myinspirationmj:

What?!! Little Richard Got HOW MUCH Money From Michael Jackson?!!

Many folks have called Michael Jackson many things ranging from the greatest of all time, to the worst, but one thing he definitely should be called is one of the REALEST stand-up guys in the music industry. Word on the Old School curb is that when MJ bought the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog, he was unaware that the Beatles owned ALL of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing, which then meant that MJ acquired all of the rights to Little Richard’s publishing. As soon as Michael found that out, he immediately GAVE Little Richard ALL of his publishing rights back because he believed that Little Richard deserved to be compensated for his hard work after having been disrespected by his record label for so many years prior to.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Little Richard’s net worth is $40 million, so we’re sure those publishing checks had a lot to do with that.

As we all know, most soul BLACK ROCK artists were not getting paid what they were worth back in the day and Little Richard was caught up in that mix. So it’s beautiful thing to have had an artist like MJ in the music game who was willing to reach back and uplift the greats who paved the way for him.

One thing about Micheal is that he was not as soft spoken as we may have thought and he was NOT one to be tested on any level. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of MJ standing inside of a small Harlem, NY book store talking that real talk about his thoughts on former Sony Music exec, Tommy Mottola, and the foul side of the music industry. Hit the “Next button to see the video…

MJ on the foul side of the music industry (the audio gets better at the 1:28 mark).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo

Thank you to UK Loves MJ

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thinksquad
tamorapierce:

boneycircus:

shodobear:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.
"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.
But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.
The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.
Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.
"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.
Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.
“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.
Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:
An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

All that wasted food. This is cruel.

….this logic makes no sense to homeschool kid.
If that food (that the school already bought) is so fucking precious it can get taken away from you for being short .30, wouldn’t it….go to the next kid who is paid up or…
Nawp. Whole meal in the trash.
I cannot. I am unable to can.
Murica.

When I lived in California I was too poor to go downtown for lunch, or buy candy at the machines (yeah—there’s a long time ago for you!), or eat in the cafeteria.  Then I discovered I could if I worked there.  So that’s what I did.  In Pennsylvania everybody brought their lunches, so I didn’t feel like a wart.  The San Francisco Bay Area was hard to live in if you were poor.

The really ridiculous aspect of this that often goes unspoken is that the kids are being served subpar food in the first damned place. My kids take their lunch a lot because except for things like pizza or tacos (which are rarely served here at least) much of the menu is nauseating. Meatloaf that’s more soy than meat, peanut butter & jelly graham cracker sandwiches that smell off, cheap hotdogs with even cheaper pasta & fake cheese sauce, fruit that’s already past the sell by date & milk that’s old as hell. Our school system just switched to free breakfast & lunch for everyone which is great for food insecure kids, but they’re still being served absolute shite. 

tamorapierce:

boneycircus:

shodobear:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.

"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.

Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.

Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.

The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”

That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.

All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?

Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.

This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.

If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.

It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:

  • An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
  • Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
  • Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
  • A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
  • The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
  • Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
  • Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

All that wasted food. This is cruel.

….this logic makes no sense to homeschool kid.

If that food (that the school already bought) is so fucking precious it can get taken away from you for being short .30, wouldn’t it….go to the next kid who is paid up or…

Nawp. Whole meal in the trash.

I cannot. I am unable to can.

Murica.

When I lived in California I was too poor to go downtown for lunch, or buy candy at the machines (yeah—there’s a long time ago for you!), or eat in the cafeteria.  Then I discovered I could if I worked there.  So that’s what I did.  In Pennsylvania everybody brought their lunches, so I didn’t feel like a wart.  The San Francisco Bay Area was hard to live in if you were poor.

The really ridiculous aspect of this that often goes unspoken is that the kids are being served subpar food in the first damned place. My kids take their lunch a lot because except for things like pizza or tacos (which are rarely served here at least) much of the menu is nauseating. Meatloaf that’s more soy than meat, peanut butter & jelly graham cracker sandwiches that smell off, cheap hotdogs with even cheaper pasta & fake cheese sauce, fruit that’s already past the sell by date & milk that’s old as hell. Our school system just switched to free breakfast & lunch for everyone which is great for food insecure kids, but they’re still being served absolute shite. 

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covenesque

White Caucasian Elite Dating

note-a-bear:

covenesque:

pumpkinspicefufu:

pumpkinthot:

covenesque:

LIBERAL CANADA EVERYONE! BC CANADIANS ARE SO NOT RACIST AS THOSE EVIL AMERICANS Y’ALL!

WHITE PEOPLE MEET IS ESSENTIALLY DATING IN TORONTO ANYWAY. WHY EVEN MAKE A GROUP FOR THIS?!

"spices of people"

Oh, but it’s for elite white “caucasians” who want families. Nice, maybe they’ll breed themselves into hip dysplasia and brachycephalic syndrome. They’ve already got a mutated space bar gene. I await Toronto’s pale unseasoned pug-folk of the future, snuffling with beleaguerment in a city too spicy for their elongated palates.

hahahflsdkjalkjfdlksajlkjalkjfsda

*B.B. King voice* THE CHILL IS GONE, THE CHILL IS GONE

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tehgreyfox
note-a-bear:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

aka14kgold:

glossylalia:

nerdy-south:

tehgreyfox:

"Every Thanksgiving table should be blessed with the presence of a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I’ll have what they’re having. Our holiday pies honor such partnerships, each spotlighting the perfect marriage of crust and filling so there’s a pleasant mix of textures and flavors in every bite. No matter how you slice these six irresistible desserts, there is a whole lot to love.”
 -Martha Stewart crafts beautiful shade

This is so fucking rude, I love it.

this is great but also I want to learn how to make a chocolate cream pie with a phyllo crust, that looks amazing.

Glossy, from the looks of it there’s a darker chocolate layer at the bottom, which I’m guessing is far less liquid than the cream filling. In all likelihood, the crust is prepared and baked, this mitigating layer added, and the filling cooked stovetop and put in the crust at the last minute.
Also, um, I don’t get the shade? How is this rude? Sorry, I’ve read this like five times, it’s still not registering.

When Gwyneth Paltrow divorced Chris Martin she used teh phrase “a conscious uncoupling”. And apparently Martha Stewart doesnt like her GOOP business. 

Martha don’t play

note-a-bear:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

aka14kgold:

glossylalia:

nerdy-south:

tehgreyfox:

"Every Thanksgiving table should be blessed with the presence of a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I’ll have what they’re having. Our holiday pies honor such partnerships, each spotlighting the perfect marriage of crust and filling so there’s a pleasant mix of textures and flavors in every bite. No matter how you slice these six irresistible desserts, there is a whole lot to love.”


-Martha Stewart crafts beautiful shade

This is so fucking rude, I love it.

this is great but also I want to learn how to make a chocolate cream pie with a phyllo crust, that looks amazing.

Glossy, from the looks of it there’s a darker chocolate layer at the bottom, which I’m guessing is far less liquid than the cream filling. In all likelihood, the crust is prepared and baked, this mitigating layer added, and the filling cooked stovetop and put in the crust at the last minute.

Also, um, I don’t get the shade? How is this rude? Sorry, I’ve read this like five times, it’s still not registering.

When Gwyneth Paltrow divorced Chris Martin she used teh phrase “a conscious uncoupling”. And apparently Martha Stewart doesnt like her GOOP business. 

Martha don’t play

pinkcookiedimples

christel-thoughts:

pinkcookiedimples:

And this is only a few out of the thousands. T.V. has always been “White-ish” but once that’s either pointed out or POC do the same damn thing, these bigoted white people want to pull the race card or bark at these POC for doing the same damn thing they’ve already been doing. 

like… ALL of their faves are white as hell.

diversity meant adding white gays to the main cast… 

still does apparently

like…

and it’s been going on for fucking ever

HELL…

stfu Donald and anybody else on this bullshit just because the titles weren’t “White-ish”.

floricanto-canela
floricanto-canela:

COLUMBUS DAY
JIMMY DURHAM
In school I was taught the names Columbus, Cortez, and Pizzaro and A dozen other filthy murderers. A bloodline all the way to General Miles, Daniel Boone and General Eisenhower. No one mentioned the names Of even a few of the victims. But don’t you remember Chaske, whose spine Was crushed so quickly by Mr. Pizzaro’s boot? What words did he cry into the dust? What was the familiar name Of that young girl who danced so gracefully That everyone in the village sang with her— Before Cortez’ sword hacked off her arms As she protested the burning of her sweetheart? That young man’s name was Many Deeds, And he had been a leader of a band of fighters Called the Redstick Hummingbirds, who slowed The march of Cortez’ army with only a few Spears and stones which now lay still In the mountains and remember. Greenrock Woman was the name Of that old lady who walked right up And spat in Columbus’ face. We Must remember that, and remember Laughing Otter the Taino who tried to stop Columbus and who was taken away as a slave. We never saw him again. In school I learned of heroic discoveries Made by liars and crooks. The courage Of millions of sweet and true people Was not commemorated. Let us then declare a holiday For ourselves, and make a parade that begins With Columbus’ victims and continues Even to our grandchildren who will be named In their honor. Because isn’t it true that even the summer Grass here in this land whispers those names, And every creek has accepted the responsibility Of singing those names? And nothing can stop The wind from howling those names around The corners of the school. Why else would the birds sing So much sweeter here than in other lands?
Jimmie Durham, a Wolf Clan Cherokee, was born in Arkansas. He received a B.F.A. from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973, where he studied until returning to the U.S. for his work with the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was the founder member and executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. His poetry has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Parnassus, Ikon and others. In New York, he was executive director of the Foundation of the Community of Artists and editor of Art & Artists newspaper. He is a sculptor, performance artist and poet, who has lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and currently resides in Europe.

floricanto-canela:

COLUMBUS DAY

JIMMY DURHAM

In school I was taught the names
Columbus, Cortez, and Pizzaro and
A dozen other filthy murderers.
A bloodline all the way to General Miles,
Daniel Boone and General Eisenhower.

No one mentioned the names
Of even a few of the victims.
But don’t you remember Chaske, whose spine
Was crushed so quickly by Mr. Pizzaro’s boot?
What words did he cry into the dust?

What was the familiar name
Of that young girl who danced so gracefully
That everyone in the village sang with her—
Before Cortez’ sword hacked off her arms
As she protested the burning of her sweetheart?

That young man’s name was Many Deeds,
And he had been a leader of a band of fighters
Called the Redstick Hummingbirds, who slowed
The march of Cortez’ army with only a few
Spears and stones which now lay still
In the mountains and remember.

Greenrock Woman was the name
Of that old lady who walked right up
And spat in Columbus’ face. We
Must remember that, and remember
Laughing Otter the Taino who tried to stop
Columbus and who was taken away as a slave.
We never saw him again.

In school I learned of heroic discoveries
Made by liars and crooks. The courage
Of millions of sweet and true people
Was not commemorated.

Let us then declare a holiday
For ourselves, and make a parade that begins
With Columbus’ victims and continues
Even to our grandchildren who will be named
In their honor.

Because isn’t it true that even the summer
Grass here in this land whispers those names,
And every creek has accepted the responsibility
Of singing those names? And nothing can stop
The wind from howling those names around
The corners of the school.

Why else would the birds sing
So much sweeter here than in other lands?

Jimmie Durham, a Wolf Clan Cherokee, was born in Arkansas. He received a B.F.A. from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973, where he studied until returning to the U.S. for his work with the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was the founder member and executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. His poetry has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Parnassus, Ikon and others. In New York, he was executive director of the Foundation of the Community of Artists and editor of Art & Artists newspaper. He is a sculptor, performance artist and poet, who has lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and currently resides in Europe.

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karnythia:

dynastylnoire:

mysnarkyside:

soldierofinquisition:

dynastylnoire:

asylumcellw16pt:

courtneycadaver:

ashleighthelion:

dynastylnoire:

fuckyeahmichonne:

narulein:

Michonne Cosplay test by a friend of mine! I think it’s already pretty awesome. Go visit her Facebook page ♥: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Candy-Cosplay/294657134029793?fref=ts

Oh, dear.  Someone needs to tell this girl that blackface is never okay.

narulein nope. your test is pretty racist. Blackface not acceptable under any circumstances

Ugh, STOP DOING BLACKFACE.

There’s a link to this woman’s facebook, everyone go tell her how fucked up this is.

Can somebody explain, and I mean this in the most genuine curiosity and because I actually don’t understand. If the cosplay is not racist in any way and a pretty close depiction of the character without exaggerating features done with no malicious intent why it’s not okay and still deemed racist?

Because being black gets people killed in real life and we cannot just wipe it off to save ourselves
because blackface is steeped in minstrelsy
Please just google blackface and you’ll quickly find articles as to why
why can’t you accept if a black person is saying something is racist, that it just is?

will white people ever learn though? is it ALWAYS the duty of POC to sit them down like little children and explain to them? Like they’re so fucking privileged to point where nothing even phases them, they can’t even be bothered to use their brains to surmise whether something is incredibly offensive. I don’t give a shit if you’re “genuinely curious” you’re just ignorant as fuck. I’m so tired of this ugh  USE YOUR BRAINS

Since her posts are bilingual, I am thinking that she isn’t American. Sometimes people forget that the views of black people are not universal. She is really just thinking of the character as another person and doesn’t see any issue with it. The color of the skin is just a color and the only meaning it has is  the same as hair color and style. In a weird way, this is where equality will take us. We just aren’t there yet in America.

She’s speaking German and is being called out  out by other people speaking German that recognize that she is being racist by putting it on.
Ignorance doesn’t make one innocent. She was told it was racist. Instead of apologizing for her ignorance she went on passive aggressive tirade where she basically said she doesn’t care and hate me anyway.
Black people world wide are are not shielded for the ramification of being black in a racist world. She will not be coddled because she put black face on.

Black face is racist in Germany too. Despite the myth that minstrel shows only happened in the US the reality is that they were a global phenomenon. And the history of Black face in Europe is well documented. Folks, Google exists. I promise you that unless the OP has been living under a rock they already have the cultural & social context that Black face is racist. Ask any Afro German (of which there are lots!) about German plays, TV shows, movies, etc involving Black face and the protests that they’ve held over the decades. Not to mention the FIFA investigation that has been going on this year.

Tbh this isn’t racist at all idk what’s wrong with you. She is just cosplaying a character she admires from a popular show. Why does half of tumblr have to be so ignorant about it. Is she making fun of blacks? No. Blackface is when people cover their face black and then making fun of black people. LEARN YOUR SHIT PEOPLE.

We know our history & we’re telling you this is offensive. Why don’t you learn to listen to actual Black people about Black face? Oh right, that might mean not making excuses for racist bullshit.

memorography:

karnythia:

dynastylnoire:

mysnarkyside:

soldierofinquisition:

dynastylnoire:

asylumcellw16pt:

courtneycadaver:

ashleighthelion:

dynastylnoire:

fuckyeahmichonne:

narulein:

Michonne Cosplay test by a friend of mine! 
I think it’s already pretty awesome. 

Go visit her Facebook page ♥: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Candy-Cosplay/294657134029793?fref=ts

Oh, dear.  Someone needs to tell this girl that blackface is never okay.

narulein nope. your test is pretty racist. Blackface not acceptable under any circumstances

Ugh, STOP DOING BLACKFACE.

There’s a link to this woman’s facebook, everyone go tell her how fucked up this is.

Can somebody explain, and I mean this in the most genuine curiosity and because I actually don’t understand. If the cosplay is not racist in any way and a pretty close depiction of the character without exaggerating features done with no malicious intent why it’s not okay and still deemed racist?

Because being black gets people killed in real life and we cannot just wipe it off to save ourselves

because blackface is steeped in minstrelsy

Please just google blackface and you’ll quickly find articles as to why

why can’t you accept if a black person is saying something is racist, that it just is?

will white people ever learn though? is it ALWAYS the duty of POC to sit them down like little children and explain to them? Like they’re so fucking privileged to point where nothing even phases them, they can’t even be bothered to use their brains to surmise whether something is incredibly offensive. I don’t give a shit if you’re “genuinely curious” you’re just ignorant as fuck. I’m so tired of this ugh  USE YOUR BRAINS

Since her posts are bilingual, I am thinking that she isn’t American. Sometimes people forget that the views of black people are not universal. She is really just thinking of the character as another person and doesn’t see any issue with it. The color of the skin is just a color and the only meaning it has is  the same as hair color and style. In a weird way, this is where equality will take us. We just aren’t there yet in America.

She’s speaking German and is being called out  out by other people speaking German that recognize that she is being racist by putting it on.

Ignorance doesn’t make one innocent. She was told it was racist. Instead of apologizing for her ignorance she went on passive aggressive tirade where she basically said she doesn’t care and hate me anyway.

Black people world wide are are not shielded for the ramification of being black in a racist world. She will not be coddled because she put black face on.

Black face is racist in Germany too. Despite the myth that minstrel shows only happened in the US the reality is that they were a global phenomenon. And the history of Black face in Europe is well documented. Folks, Google exists. I promise you that unless the OP has been living under a rock they already have the cultural & social context that Black face is racist. Ask any Afro German (of which there are lots!) about German plays, TV shows, movies, etc involving Black face and the protests that they’ve held over the decades. Not to mention the FIFA investigation that has been going on this year.

Tbh this isn’t racist at all idk what’s wrong with you. She is just cosplaying a character she admires from a popular show. Why does half of tumblr have to be so ignorant about it. Is she making fun of blacks? No. Blackface is when people cover their face black and then making fun of black people. LEARN YOUR SHIT PEOPLE.

We know our history & we’re telling you this is offensive. Why don’t you learn to listen to actual Black people about Black face? Oh right, that might mean not making excuses for racist bullshit.