Educate Yourself, Ask a Question
“ If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it. ”
Zora Neale Hurston (via iambethlehem)
“ Perry’s film distorts Shange’s work of self-determination in ways that reinforce the crooked room imposed on black women by male-centered religion and resorts to tools of shaming that so often derive from the crooked room. Although the women in Shange’s original work rely on spirituality and divine support, they are not beholden to any specific definition of God. In Perry’s film the women are subjected to more dominating, moralistic, and constrained notions of morality. Perry creates a new character, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who is a religious fanatic. She serves as a tool of shaming surveillance in the film, interjecting her judgmental, mocking, dogmatic Christian ethics over Shange’s original poetry. Perry also generates a homophobic story line that does not exist in Shange’s play. In this subplot, one of the women learns she is infected with HIV by her closeted gay husband, whose philandering is caused by the woman’s neglect of the relationship in favor of pursuing success in her career. And in a particularly egregious revision of the original text, Perry conflates the Lady in Yellow monologue about sexual freedom and exploration with the Lady in Blue narrative about seeking an unsafe, illegal abortion. ”
See this picture? This comes from a town in Canada where a 24 pack of water bottles is 104 dollars and formula milk for a baby is priced at 55 dollars a pack. What’s more, a pack of diapers is 95 dollars and one head of lettuce is 26 dollars. Inuit people are starving in a country known for it’s generosity.
If you don’t believe this is true, you can find more images like this here. This is the only grocery store these people have in their small towns, and many people are going hungry & elderly are dying faster.
You’ll send aid to foreign children that are starving, so why won’t you pay a little extra to feed the people in your own country who work hard & still can’t afford the prices for healthy food for their families?
Please have a heart and reblog this photo to raise awareness that even in our own countries people are starving, join the movement and show the government that we won’t sit by and watch people starve.
If you think this will make your blog ugly you’re wrong. Children in a first world country are getting sick & starving, and nobody is even aware it’s happening. You can let people know by reblogging and showing you care. People I am close to, my friends and future in-laws are going through this.
Love how little attention this post gets from my beach blog followers.
how the hell is this going unnoticed what the fuck
The numbers are grim. Nearly 90% of the books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white writers. That is not even remotely reflective of the racial makeup of this country, where 72% of the population, according to the 2010 census, is white. We know that far more than 81 books were published by writers of color in 2011. You don’t really need other datasets to see this rather glaring imbalance. These days, it is difficult for any writer to get a book published. We’re all clawing. However, if you are a writer of color, not only do you face a steeper climb getting your book published, you face an even more arduous journey if you want that book to receive critical attention. It shouldn’t be this way.
racism, new york times, lit, books, white people,
I can simultaneously be angry with white supremacy and love white people. I can be in love with a white woman and hate her ignorance at her own white privilege. I can get so frustrated with racism that I barely want to be around any white people, and I can share that with my white friends over a few drinks.
You might think that’s confusing. You might even call it hypocrisy. I call it being a person of color.”
So this happened. Just another reason why I don’t participate in gay “pride” celebrations. Fuck this. Thank you so much for your sensitive portrayal that isn’t racist nor completely objectifying or fetish-sizing. UGH!
Black privilege is being able to get money easily if you’re in poverty.
It’s harder for non-black people. Now, we have affirmative action, welfare, etc., all catering to black people.
Surely you should be able to link to some statistics proving the Black people benefit the most from welfare and affirmative action.
Surely you should.
Seeing as you’re interested in FACTS, right?
So put your money where your mouth is.
Now you know those stats showing that white women benefit the most from affirmative action & more white people get welfare are anathema to this fool. Next you’ll bring up who welfare was invented to help & really fuck up their whole world by pointing out that black people were excluded from it.
As a Welfare worker I can tell you this is wrong. The majority of the people who come into my job applying for Welfare are white. I speak to at least 20 people a day as a screener, and I see about 2 black families of those twenty. Probably 7 latin@ families. An asian family every other day. The rest are all white families.
And with what little amount of money a person can get from Welfare (an amount which you can barely survive on, and amount that is far less than the average rent in the area I work in for a two bed room apartment), those 2 black families, 7 latin@ families and asian family every other day take that money and they are thankful for what little help they can get, they go live in shitty apartments or with other families in a cramped house so that they can afford to pay rent on the meager amount they get from us a month. They bust their asses to SURVIVE.
But those white people? They are upset with the money they get. They wonder why if they paid taxes their whole lives, that they can only get such a small amount of money? They say it must be all of the POC coming in and taking all of the welfare money and all of the illegal immigrants who come in and stole welfare aid (nevermind the fact that you CANNOT RECEIVE AID if you are not a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident of more than 10 years). They say if POC would just get jobs and get off welfare we’d have more money to give them (yet somehow turn around and say that POC are taking all of their jobs, so that’s why they can’t find one). They say this to the other white applicants in the lobby or the WOC workers who are trying to help them get back on their feet. Out fucking loud.
Wanna know what white privilege is?
White privilege is being able to have the balls to go to a welfare office, be surrounded by other white people who are also applying, and complaining about how POC are taking all of the governments money, meanwhile POC are working shitty jobs and living in shit neighborhoods refusing to get the aid they NEED to help their families, because they will be shamed the minute they step into the building.
reblogging for the t that is being thrown.
White privilege is not having to brace yourself for racist comments on a Youtube video that has just one person of your race in it.
so many dipshits think my blog is *activism*
existing as a black person is political in itself
existing as one who dont give a fuck bout whitey and openly outs them
is even more political
but the fact that both POC and whitey think all our blogs here are *public service* that need to be held to white activist standards
you can fuck right off
this is real fucking human beings talking about their own fucking lives
if youre too fucking inhumane to realize this shit is NOT THEORY but actual fucking lived horror
FUCK OFF and go be w your fellow sociopaths
kind of on the verge of a breakdown so i walked to the 24 hour grocery store and got some orangina
not pictured: tub of 7 layer dip
i always forget about the 24 hour place, i should probably make use of it more often. if only this was america and they sold booze too
in alaska a lot of liquor stores are open until 2a at least and reopen before noon. sooo, we’re barely part of the US and almost have 24/7 booooze.