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highvoodoopussypope:

thedoldrumsarekillingme:

So, Ann Coulter was on The View a couple days ago, and was being all kinds of racist.

I couldn’t help but think of the 30 Rock episode with Sherri Shepherd and this quote. 

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nicke1odeonconfessions
tiny-shiny-hearts:

lilliep:

morenamagia:

c-lov3r:


“When Drake the rapper starts rapping about his ‘hard life’ or ghetto gangster stuff, I just laugh and think, ‘Nigga, you was on Degrassi.’”

SCREAMING

LOL 

HA!

sammeeee. “Back when if a n*gga reached it was for the weapon/ Nowadays n*ggas reach just to sell they record.”. Are you talking about Rick? When Rick reached for his weapon and shot you ass in the back in the 4th season? no? then keep quiet.

My 6 year old has more thug. Drake should stick to love songs for girls with no self esteem & the men who prey on them.

tiny-shiny-hearts:

lilliep:

morenamagia:

c-lov3r:

“When Drake the rapper starts rapping about his ‘hard life’ or ghetto gangster stuff, I just laugh and think, ‘Nigga, you was on Degrassi.’”

SCREAMING

LOL 

HA!

sammeeee. “Back when if a n*gga reached it was for the weapon/ Nowadays n*ggas reach just to sell they record.”. Are you talking about Rick? When Rick reached for his weapon and shot you ass in the back in the 4th season? no? then keep quiet.

My 6 year old has more thug. Drake should stick to love songs for girls with no self esteem & the men who prey on them.

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reverseracism
notesonascandal:

reverseracism:

As much as I don’t like Perry, without his shows I could probably count the amount of black people I’d see on tv on one hand.

So does he believe the same about all the films, TV shows, cartoons, books, etc that have all white characters? Is that racist to him as well or does he consider that “normal”? 

For that matter I have to see a Tyler Perry show or movie with an all black cast. The leads are black, but there are usually whites, Asians, & Latinos in the mix of supporting characters & extras.

notesonascandal:

reverseracism:

As much as I don’t like Perry, without his shows I could probably count the amount of black people I’d see on tv on one hand.

So does he believe the same about all the films, TV shows, cartoons, books, etc that have all white characters? Is that racist to him as well or does he consider that “normal”? 

For that matter I have to see a Tyler Perry show or movie with an all black cast. The leads are black, but there are usually whites, Asians, & Latinos in the mix of supporting characters & extras.

ixamxdecadence

ixamxdecadence:

You know what I don’t get: All these tv shows composed of a cast of like 5 or 6 white people and then the one black man or woman.  Just one.  In the whole show.  What is the thinking behind that?? Seriously I don’t get it.  It’s like the whole world is white and then this one black person just exists somehow with no other friends, family or black context.  I’m thinking particularly of that Zoey D show and that Happy Endings one.  I won’t lie I’ve laughed at both but I’m always like - just the one dude?? Just one??

I see groupings like that sometimes & I always think about the other people the black person knows who their white friends assume don’t exist. Not because they’re never mentioned, but because white people (as reflected in the media) have a bad habit of only seeing POC in connection to themselves. There’s a reason so many shows rely on the trope of the Sexless Black Best Friend (regardless of gender or orientation), and it’s not because white writers & showrunners don’t see POC interacting with each other. It’s because they ignore the fact that we are people and not props.

skyliting
paradiscacorbasi:


        I am watching Static Shock
    

            “It is Black History Month.  Why is Dwayne McDuffie’s creation not running as a marathon on some channel?  ”
    
    
        
            Check-in to
        
     Static Shock on GetGlue.com

paradiscacorbasi:

I am watching Static Shock

“It is Black History Month. Why is Dwayne McDuffie’s creation not running as a marathon on some channel? ”

Check-in to Static Shock on GetGlue.com

veganlove
tinyshinyhearts:

*hearts*

tinyshinyhearts:

*hearts*

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newwavefeminism

The Root - Black Actresses: Where are the Good Roles?

Kim Wayans: “I didn’t think we’d still be having this same conversation so many years later …The 90s were so bright and promising for people of color in Hollywood, and I for one thought it would only get better with the chance for me and other black actresses to portray any number of characters and in all types of stories.’’

Debbie Allen: “I remember in the 80s when my sister Phylicia (Rashad) was on the The Cosby Show and I was on Fame, girl, you couldn’t tell me that it wasn’t a brand new day for black women and the way we were portrayed in film and television… No one could have told me we’d go in the complete reverse in the decades to come.’’

Angela Bassett:  “I’m a black actress, honey—what can I tell you but I have no idea what’s next for me.”

Donald Bogle, film historian and professor at New York University: “It’s sad to say that the roles for African-American women haven’t strayed very far from what was comfortable for white or mainstream audiences to see years ago …Roles that show black women as maids, nannies, or sidekicks for the mainstream world continue to reduce black women to support systems and to only being there to service the needs of others. It’s a disturbing trend to see keep repeating itself year after year.’

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Sons

not-an-exit:

The season finale… I don’t know. It all kind of wrapped up too nicely for my tastes. I mean, it all connected just fine, but it was all so rushed and some character actions felt forced.

Then again, what do I know about that sort of thing? I don’t write one of the most viewed shows on television, and I’m certainly not a member of an IRA gun-smuggling, cocaine-muleling biker gang.

It felt like the last ep was going to be different & then they got the nod for S5 to me. Tidy, but out of step with the last few eps of this season.

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fuckyeahfamousblackgirls

false-catalyst:

risethenconquer:

papa-bear-davis:

theblacksophisticate:

Clair Huxtable goes off!!! Everyone should be able to relate to this scene lol

“For all I know, you are lying right now. GO TO BED!!”

Lord. “Clair Huxtable” terrifies me…

I jumped when she yelled go to bed. I think I’m gonna go to bed now.

I feel like she should sit on my bed while I’m on the internet and whenever I’m about to make a bad life decision, she can give me a look and I’ll shape up. Also, at 1 am when it’s clearly time for me to go to be she can make me. And if I don’t she’ll yell. Perfect. 

Clair Huxtable is not playin wit chya’ll.

Clair is my standard for parenting in a lot of situations. Thus far my kids are alive & know that any attempts to sneak out of state will be met with hellfire & brimstone.

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zorascreation

The Negress: I think The Vampire Diaries fandom hates Bonnie Bennett simply because she’s an independent & powerful decision-making Black woman.

bana05:

zorascreation:

Say I’m jumping to conclusions. Go ahead and say it. But this isn’t the first time a Black female protagonist on a popular television show has received unnecessary hatred from the fandom for her decisions because they jeopardize the safety and perfection of the Good White People.

Mercedes from Glee. Tara from True Blood. Martha from Doctor Who.

If the Negress disagrees with the Good White People, she’s a mean bitch. If the Negress agrees with the Good White People, she’s okay, but if she makes her happiness unknown she’s a sulky pushover bitch and needs to “do better”. If she makes her happiness known she’s a self-centered bitch. If the Negress makes a mistake, she’s a stupid bitch. If the Negress does something right and is proud of it, she’s a smug bitch. If the Negress moves left, fandom bitches about it and makes it known they want her to move right. If the Negress moves right, fandom whines about it and makes it known they want her to move left. If the Negress stays in the center, fandom wants her to step out of the circle. If the Negress is out of the circle, fandom demands she come back to the center.

If the Negress has long hair, she’s a long-haired bitch trying to be White. If the Negress has kinky hair, she’s a nappy-headed ho who acts too Black. In a supernatural show, if the Negress has mystical abilities, fandom wants her to be normal. If she has normal abilities, fandom wants her to make herself “useful” and become a Magical Black Woman and play mammy to the Good White People and never have a voice in the affairs of the plot.  

Goddess forbid the Negress ever dare to challenge the authority of the Good White People, then she’s an unruly bitch, even if she has every right to judge the wrongdoings of said Good White People, it doesn’t matter. Because Good White People can do no wrong. If the Negress enters a relationship with one of the Wonderful White Male leads, she’d better stay quiet and listen to her Wonderful White Man. Even if the Wonderful White Man cheats on her, dogs her out, she had better NOT get angry, because then she’s hurting the Wonderful White Man’s feelings and is being a Black bitch. If the Negress is a sexual being, she’s a slut bitch. If the Negress is virginal, she’s a prude bitch. How dare she not give up her good Black vagina to the Wonderful White Man? He should own it!

If the Negress’ character died, fandom wouldn’t care. Wanna know why? Because from day 1 they unfairly judged her. Because from day 1 she’s been nothing but a Black Best Friend to the Good White People. Because from day 1 every decision she’s ever made, even when she was completely justified, has made her out to be a mean, sulky, pushover, self-centered, stupid, smug, long-haired, kinky-haired, mystical, unruly, mammy, virginal, prude Negress bitch.

This is EXACTLY how Black women are viewed. Think I’m wrong? Think again.