“This race-baiting technique is an attack on American values and can only breed bitterness and envy.’”
What is it about the truth that threatens these assholes to the point of dismay and outright denial? You’re scared it’s gonna create “a divide”? You’re damn right it does, and it should. You don’t get to cherry-pick the prettiest parts of your history for mass-consumption and sweep the rest under the rug. You don’t get to deny the results of your actions on a global scale, especially not those that have far-reaching and current consequences for the people whose backs you used as stepping stones to climb to the top of the social hierarchy.
All of these white voices - all of them, white people, invalidating the reality of their privilege in this “post-racial” America and denying the realities of the struggles that their privilege inflicts on non-whites.
White people forever stay failing.
FOREVER stay failing.
and if you’re white, neither are you. Start realizing that.
and if you’re black… neither are you. Only Trayvon Martin is Trayvon Martin. Stop fighting ignorance with more ignorance, or racism with more racism.
Tweastastic, BE SILENT. You are…
No, Because you have no right to silence my opinion.
I am in no means spreading racism or white supremacy. I am not saying that what happened was right, or that he had what was coming to him. Trayvon was royall fucked over by a racist asshole who deserves to have the full sentence available placed on his head. I am not propagating that white people are superior to black people in any way. Show me one sentence where I have.
Yes, I understand there is a white privilege system set up in america, and minorities are the target of many police jurisdictions.
That being said the black community has no more right to cry out that this happened than the white community does. I am appalled that this racist fuck shot Trayvon. There is no reason that racism should still be so dominant a social structure in the United States.
However we need to realize that Racism is not a one way street in America, and hate crimes by minorities against other minorities and against the majority go largely ignored.
The black community has no more right to be upset than whites? Right. Because we have absolutely no more right to be upset about a system that hurts us infinitesimally more than white people. NO. WE have more at stake. For you, it’s a whim. For us, it is SURVIVAL. WE ARE TRAYVON MARTIN because WE ARE THE ONES TARGETED. WE are the ones who have to deal with our children being killed by cops on a regular basis for ‘fitting the description,’ NOT YOU AND YOURS. It is LAUGHABLE that you even think such.
And whenever crimes against the “majority” are committed, those minorities get thrown under the jail. See any sort of statistic about sentencing, death penalties and skin color.
We’re not all Trayvon Martin. Some of us are Emmett Till, Aiyana Jones, Rekia Boyd, Lenard Clark, you’ll notice a pattern here if you take 5 seconds to Google. What black people are not is George Zimmerman. Now, go address the people who think we’re here for target practice. Or shut the fuck up. That works too.
So, I had a dream last night, but when I woke up I didn’t write it down right away so now I forgot it.
I know. I’m an idiot.
I will write down the next one.
So, on to black girls.
I think black girls are really attractive, especially if they are mixed with something. But I mean, they don’t have to be mixed with anything to be attractive.
Did that sound racist?
I hate hitting on black girls because I feel like I come off as really racist.
I judge a black girls beauty on what kind of hair she has. If she has that pretty black girl hair that’s almost like native american hair, then she’s good to go. If it’s like that nappy, weird ass weave looking hair, she is not attractive, but if she has white girl hair then hell yes she is definitely attractive.
Okay, that sounded racist…
I find it sooo damn funny when White people use the whole “it’s historical, you darkies weren’t there” and blah blah blah reason to justify the exclusion of POC from fantasy fiction. Yet when POC have just the one fantasy book, or game about them White people want to inject themselves and find bullshit reason as to why.
Avatar the Last Airbender film had white protags even though the main characters in the series are not white and the world they live in is high fantasy mythical Asia.
“These characters are Asian”
“Nooooo they are not it says Earthbender not Japanese!!!111”
Yet a POC in something like the Hobbit is just not allowed.
“They could at least have some diverse casting if not in the main cast maybe the supporting hell even in the background”
“Shut up!111!!oneone It takes place in European magic times you darkies werent there”
“Actually there is evidence of Africans and Asian in these places-
“BLAh shut up I like my fantasy whiter than bleach on snow white”
I think the only other times I saw Black people in fantasy medieval europe other than Merlin and Dr Who was in Black Knight with Martin Lawrence (everyone thought he was just a Moor that was visiting from Normandy, France) and Morgan Freeman as a Moor in Robin Hood
Dragonball Evolution based on Chinese folklore
“This sucks man Goku is Japanese, this is based on Chinese folklore.”
“Goku is not Asian he is Saiyan1!”
“Superman is from Krypton I guess that he can be portrayed by any race too huh?”
“NOOO!!111 Superman is an all American hero!”
And of course Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys was to be made into a film but the producers wanted to remove the mystical elements and have the characters be White instead of Black but Gaiman told them Fuck no.
Earthsea was another book that had a POC main cast and world but was whitewashed in the film adaptation even in the Anime.
The Arkh project features POC in a high fantasy game whenever have you seen that? And with a Black lead hero character that is genderqueer? I mean there are so few Black females in video games to begin with but can anyone name me one that is the lead? All I can think of is Catwoman and Shinobu from No More Heroes 2 and you only get to play as her for a short amount of time then its back to Travis
Yet there were white people upset that there wouldn’t any white characters (there are 2 but very minor.)
White people have soooooo many fantasy books, films, tv shows, video games based on Europe with White people and even hijack POC fantasy be content with what you have and let us have ours. Bitching like spoiled children, really.
POC ain’t supposed to have nothing in this world or the fantasy worlds created.
Here are some I kinda feel are out there for the past 4+ years:
- No more than half of the cast may contain POC
- These people may only exist as a support for the storylines of their white peers. Any spotlight on their characters must be a very special episode or hastily conclusion to a story arc that barely gets any attention
- The home life and family of POC are almost completely non-existent
- Family members may be cobbled together from mismatch ethnicities and nationalities without protest
- If POC characters are anything but submissive, stand up for their mistreatment or defy stereotypes, they will be demonized by fandom (fandom in general can be a bitch for POC actors) and their actors with receive hate mail.
- The writing staff must have less diversity that the actual cast. Many cultural mannerisms seem to present themselves either from thin air or prevailing stereotypes rather than actual research or even asking the actor involved
- The world that the POC live in must either be Kumbayahville where everyone pretends that there is no racial tension or that race-based incidents don’t happen or a metaphysical war-zone where racial jokes are lobbed at them nearly ever possibility with no reaction.
- Traits that other characters have automatically become negative when a POC has them. Confidence becomes bitchiness. Headstrong leadership is arrogance. Sexiness or sex-positivity opens the door for slut-shaming. Intelligence has to be know-it-all behavior. Any display of anger must be linked to militant demeanor or savagery even when completely justified.
- Under no circumstances must race ever be addressed with any kind of gravity, just passing jokes.
POC just can’t be PEOPLE. We’re stereotype 1, 2, and 7….
My only problem with this is that this reads like the writers/creators of a show featuring a POC character are supposed to make that character the center of attention. It’s not the writer’s job to make a statement on race relations like some people seem to think it is. Like…what’s wrong with enjoying television these days and why does everyone seem to have a bone to pick with everything?
Also…Community. New Girl. Happy Endings. THE COSBY SHOW.
LOL at bringing up a fucking show that hasn’t been around IN NEARLY TWENTY YEARS.
And I see no problem with making POC the center of attention, since 99% of all shows have white people at the center of attention all the fucking time, and POC serving as the sassy friend/magical negro who is always on the sidelines, which is EXACTLY what both New Girl AND Happy Endings are, btw.
And Community is one drop in the OCEAN of television shows that have excluded POC completely.
And please, since you decided to bring your ass into this conversation, explain to me why is it that it JUST SO HAPPENS that the most hated characters of a good portion of fandoms are black women?
Tara Thornton, Queen Guinivere, Martha Jones, Mercedes Jones, Bonnie? All black women and get some of the most DISGUSTING vitriol and hatred. Please. Explain to me this shit.
And finally, MEDIA IS BIASED AS FUCK. There is NO SUCH THING as just enjoying television. It is coded with THOUSANDS of messages that people pick up either subconsciously or consciously. There is a REASON why it took 23 fucking years to get Red Tails to the movies: WHITE RACISM.
Do your fucking research.
Since this young woman seems to be so insistent…I could not ignore it.
Because of how angry she is. That probably says something about me; that I choose to go after the angry ones. Oh weeeeeeell.
Okay, listen. Media is biased. It always has been and that’s a given. Everything is biased and nothing is subjective. That’s a fact of life that will NEVER. EVER. Be different and if you believe so, please enlighten me on how the world can be portrayed objectively every single time.
To assume that only POC are the sassy friend, you must not watch must television. I will use Happy Endings as my example. Every single one of the characters aside from Alex and Dave are tertiary characters in relation to the story. But you probably don’t know that so I’ll explain it to you. The show is centered around a group of friends, the two I mentioned were supposed to get married at the beginning of the show but she stood him up. So now each episode is a funny lesson on enjoying life and appreciating your friends. Yes. There are some jokes about color, homosexuality (MAXXXX <33), and sassy thirty year old women, but all of those jokes are in context of the show and are situations that actually happen in real life. That’s why they are funny.
I think I must have misread you, though…because I swear I thought I saw that you said that Community was the show most devoid of color…when four of its main cast members are non-white and also some of the best. FOUR. That’s at least half.
I don’t see how bringing up the Cosby Show is irrelevant…You still knew EXACTLY what I was talking about so it’s clearly not that old and it serves my point famously, which is why you tried to ignore it.
You cannot make the claim that the most hated characters on a tv show are black women without showing me statistics or numbers. I’m sorry, but you just can’t. Because from where I see it and from what I’ve heard, they are the most liked, with exceptions, of course. I’ll use Doctor Who since it’s the only show in that list of characters that I still watch. Martha Jones has one white male fan that I know who is in love with her because she is a doctor (his chosen path), and she’s one of the most capable companions the Doctor has ever had. And Tara is an asshole…you have to agree, nobody has to like her. I mean…I’m sad and everything but she was just not in a good place, haha. Although first season True Blood, I can’t think of anything I’ve heard that was terribly negative toward her. I’m sorry, but this point has to be ignored until you bring up some serious numbers. Not just from one person, but like…serious fact that people hate black characters.
Good grief, have you never seen The Tuskegee Airmen!? Oh I dunno, it’s only a little 1995 movie starring Lawrence Fishbourne and Cuba Gooding Jr.
While I don’t think it had a theatre release, it does exist and many people have seen it. You can’t say that it took 23 years because it’s only been 17, which is not a lot. That’s enough to satisfy a generation and revamp the effects.
And let’s not forget every single black actor who has ever made it big in Hollywood and has gained the respect of their peers in cinema. But I bet you’re willing to forget that because Troy didn’t make a human rights monologue on Community last week. Also, how about the Help?
I’m sorry, but it really sounds like you have not done your research and are just complaining. POC have a story to tell, but that story does not need to be told every single time they make an appearance. Why? Because that’s not how the real world is. And if you actually go up to a group of non-poc friends and make statements about how they all need to apologize for everything they’ve ever done wrong to you, then I’m sad for those people.
Really? Your ass is talmbout RESEARCH????? Ok, lets go:
1. George Lucas is directly quoted in saying that it took him TWENTY THREE YEARS to get this damn movie out because it didn’t feature almighty whitey. Hollywood refused to give him ANY funding OR advertising for this movie. NONE. SOURCE.
2. The EXACT SAME THING happened to Danny Glover when he wanted to make his movie about the Haitian revolution. No almighty whitey? No funding for you!!!
3. Black women in fandoms are regularly shitted on. Amber Riley received threats on her life because the writers decided to pair her character up with a white man, and the fandom lost their minds, saying all up and down how there is no way a fat black woman would EVER get an attractive white male, thus he should be with the blond white woman, who is the “better choice.” One person even put up pictures of the Holocaust and said that is what the race mixers get for wanting this to happen. (That person was subsequently BANNED from Tumblr, but the precedent stands).
And lets get some studies in this here, shall we. All of these are from peer reviewed journals within the last decade.
“Magical negro” films thus function to marginalize black agency, empower normalized and hegemonic forms of whiteness, and glorify powerful black characters in so long as they are placed in racially subservient positions. The narratives of these films thereby subversively reaffirm the racial status quo and relations of domination by echoing the changing and mystified forms of contemporary racism rather than serving as evidence of racial progress or a decline in the significance of race.
The present investigation examines this relationship by applying aversive racism and social identity theory assumptions to assess the influence of exposure to television depictions of Latinos, on White viewers’ judgments. Results cautiously reveal that racial identification and media ambiguity affect both viewers’ evaluations of target racial/ethnic out-group members as well as in-group esteem.
The change in the portrayal of black people after the Civil Rights Movement (1945-1964) is the result of the powerful black collective voice influencing change in nefarious deceptions of African-Americans in media outlets. This change, according to Donald Bogle, Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki, however, simply gave new faces to old caricatures. Therefore, the continued practice of stereotyping blacks by way of dated Enlightenment thinking regardless of black protest speaks to the pervasiveness of “blackness” via the malignant ideology of whiteness. The desire to sustain ideologies and practices of mainstream media has prevented the erasure of black caricatures.
A content analysis of top-selling video game magazines (Study 1) and of 149 video game covers (Study 2) demonstrated the commonality of overt racial stereotyping. Both studies revealed that minority females are virtually absent in game representations. Study 1 revealed that, in video game magazines, minority males, underrepresented generally, were more likely to be portrayed as athletes or as aggressive, and less likely to be depicted in military combat or using technology, than White males. Study 2 also showed evidence of the “dangerous” minority male stereotype in video game covers. Again, underrepresented overall, minority males were overrepresented as thugs, using extreme guns, and also as athletes. Study 3, an experiment, exposed players to both violent and nonviolent games with both White and Black characters. Participants were faster at classifying violent stimuli following games with Black characters and at classifying nonviolent stimuli following games with White characters, indicating that images of popular video game characters evoke racial stereotypes.
Native Americans and race scholars have argued that the media construct and perpetuate racist notions of tribal peoples through images and discursive practices that portray them in very stereotypical ways. In particular, the dialectical “master tropes” of the Noble Savage and the Ignoble Savage have long shaped the cultural consciousness with regard to native peoples.
Racism and discrimination continue to be a pervasive problem within our society. The images seen in media, in general, and on TV, in particular, perpetuate these negative stereotypes about African Americans and impact majority society’s views of Blacks. These images also may influence minority cultures’ view of themselves and have the potential to affect the developing minds of African Americans. Negative stereotypes may be highly detrimental to African American children and adolescents as they attempt to traverse their way through the normal course of identity development…
Tan and Tan (9, 10) found that there is a correlation between the degree of TV exposure and low esteem seen in African Americans. They believed that repeated exposure of majority-focused shows or depictions of African Americans in negative roles cause low self-esteem in black audiences who view it. They postulated that through media portrayals, negative stereotypes may be crucial in developing negative self-images within a stereotyped group.
But racism in the media ain’t there though? Telling folks that if almighty whitey isn’t present, they will refuse to support them isn’t racism? Fandoms that send racist threats to actors ain’t racist? All these research papers must be lyin then…
Reblogging every time I see it.
Okay, stuff like this is really starting to frustrate me. I’m white, and never once have I ever (within conscious reasoning) treated anyone as inferior, humiliated, abused, enslaved, or wiped out anyone. How is it ANY LESS RACIST to make a vague generalization about all white people?
I get that, as a white person, I have ridiculous privileges that other people don’t have access to. I’m not proud of them. I never asked for them. I didn’t make up any of this stupid science that differentiates between skin color and race. And I’m tired of being shamed for it, just because I’m white.
Yeah, I’m not saying you have to hang out with white kids all the time. I get it, “you don’t wanna deal with them”. White people don’t have that same knowledge and understanding that people with darker skin tones do, and it’s not something I’ll ever understand. That’s okay. But man. Don’t turn around and make me ashamed of what skin color I happened to be born with.
Candyandcusswords? Shut the fuck up. You’re doing absolutely NOTHING to add to this conversation except derail and make it ALL ABOUT YOUR POOR WHITE FEE FEES. BAWWWWWWW THE BLACK PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH MY WHITENESS EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY EXPLAINED WHY!!!! WHAT ABOUT TEH WHITE PPL!?!?!?!?!
ALL. WHITE. PEOPLE. HAVE. WHITE. PRIVILEGE.
Meaning that ALL. WHITE. PEOPLE. have been oppressive in some way or form, whether they meant to or not, whether they realized it or not. This is FACT. Instead of bawwing about your own bullshit, how about you actually go and do some fucking racism 101ing? It ain’t that hard. Google is a free fucking resource.(via sourcedumal)
we go around burning black ppls RACE CARDS
we offer VIALS to save all the WHITE WOMEN’S TEARS
we know having privilege is WAY MORE OF A BURDEN than being discriminated against or living under a supremacist society
Thomas Jefferson wanted to free the slaves! What a hero!
MLK Jr. would want you to stop calling your women bitches and to stop infighting!
You have to be NICE to WHITE PEOPLE and SMILE that is the only way to get your rights
because history factuals
Our sets are just hours of white women *s o b b i n g*
What police brutality
What racist justice and penal system
What racialized socio-economic divide
“I’m not racist but” is the name of our new album coming out some time in January WHICH SHOULD BE WHITE HISTORY MONTH BTW~*~*