I’m not even sure they exist. Is there any conclusive evidence that people can really be black? I don’t see color, so I honestly don’t know.”
Alexis Wilkinson is back with more satire for The Black Kids Table: Creator of the TV Show ‘Girls’ Defends All White Cast By Claiming She Knows No Black People.
“Writers are supposed to write what they know,” Dunham told a reporter. “I don’t know any black people, so how do I write about them? I’m not sure how they think. I’m not sure what they feel. I’m not even sure they exist. Is there any conclusive evidence that people can really be black? I don’t see color, so I honestly don’t know.”
Many members of the black community who enjoy the antics of the “Girls” girls are displeased that the creator of the show not only included no non-white cast members, but consistently resorted to tired stereotypes when the characters are forced to interact with people of color.
“The show is hilarious. Don’t get me wrong,” said avid fan and black woman Keisha Jones. “But the only black person I’ve ever seen on screen during “Girls” was a crack-addicted stripper who was giving birth on a basketball court as the girls were walking to Starbucks. It was a little much.”
I’m not sure how they think.
I’m not sure what they feel.
I’m not even sure they exist.
“I don’t see color, so I honestly don’t know.”
I’m not even sure they exist.
I’m not even sure they exist.
the only black person I’ve ever seen on screen during “Girls” was a crack-addicted stripper who was giving birth on a basketball court as the girls were walking to Starbucks.
I’m not even sure they exist.
I’m not even sure they exist.
I’m not even sure they exist.
I’m not even sure they exist.
Somebody lock that smug little racist bitch in a room and never let her out!
’ Im not sure they even exist?’ loooooool
I don’t need anyone to tell me shit about ‘Black girls are beautiful’ and ‘darker the berry the sweeter the juice’
Stop treating us like fucking shit
Stop expecting us to sit there and bare your abuse like your pain voids our humanity.
Blackwomanhood isn’t a tool for you to heal your scars from white supremacy
We’re not your bloody ‘experiments’
Nor are our stories for the commodification and exploitation to benefit everyone but the people lived them—us!
Our pain isn’t a product and our bodies are ours and only ours, though everyone else acts and thinks differently
I know we’re fucking amazing its *YOU* that doesn’t so stop telling us we’re fucking beautiful, jack ass. It doesn’t erase these standards and its doesn’t negate your accountability because you might want to fuck me.
(X) Jason Chu on racism.
kanjogirl GIF’d my spoken word - tight!
like a boss.
A 15-year-old Harlem student claims she was roughed up, handcuffed, and detained by aggressive cops who mistakenly thought she was too old to be using a student MetroCard. “They called me liar,” Alexis Sumpter told the News of the July 26 incident. “Then they grabbed me by my arms and flung me up the stairs. I kept saying, ‘I’m only 15—why are you guys doing this?’ They said they didn’t owe me an explanation.”
Sumpter, who attends Harlem Village Academies, was on her way to her first day at a marketing internship on Canal Street when two plainclothes cops spotted her using her student MetroCard at the 125th Street Station. “They didn’t approach me in a calm manner and they were very rude the whole time,” she said. “They were talking to me like they were trying to show they were superior to me.” The DOE confirmed the card is valid until Aug. 17.
The cops demanded to know how old she was, but didn’t believe her when she said she was 15—she told them she didn’t have ID because she had recently been mugged for her iPhone and wallet. She says a third cop joined them, and pressed her face to a wall while the other two cuffed her. Cops called her father, who vouched that she was 15; still not believing her, they called her mother, who rushed over with her daughter’s birth certificate. Alexis was held in custody for 90 minutes altogether, and wasn’t arrested or given a summons; but she did go to the hospital because the handcuffs caused swelling on her wrists.
Alexis says she avoids that train now: “I don’t want to see them again,” she said. “I don’t want to have to go through that again.” The whole situation sounds eerily similar to the frivolous arrest of a 21-year-old female student who was held by NYPD for 36 hours for not carrying ID in Riverside Park—Sumpter’s situation also calls to mind the Charleston-dancing couple who claims they spent 23 hours in custody for dancing while waiting for the subway.
I’m on my phone so I can’t put a trigger warning on this….
They’re coming for the babies in droves. They really are. and the shit is disgusting.
Two slam poets with Brave New Voices deliver this fearless indictment of hipster cultural appropriation and all its collateral damage.
Follow HyperVocal on Tumblr for more.
“We don’t need to hear your feelings about our issues. “To be fair, as a white person—-” “Nononono, shut the FUCK up.””
Oh, it’s no secret.
I’m sure this cracker piece of shit is quite proud.
They tell black people that they would “never date a black person” and that they “don’t find black people attractive,” like they are trying to get us to reassure them that they’re not racist.
But if you call out their preferences for what they are (which is racist, and YES THEY ARE), they have the nerve to try to argue that it’s not racist.
Who are you trying to convince, white people? Us, or yourselves? Your denial is pretty fucking obvious when you try to pull this shit.
Are you fucking kidding me? So people can’t have preferences, now?
you need to LISTEN to what OP is saying instead of making it about yourself.
you have no idea how many of my white, male, privileged friends use that whole “I just don’t like black girls” line and you know what? It’s the result of a racist society where black people are not deemed attractive. Light skin and white skin are prized, dark is not. YOU have been raised in a racist society. Your preferences are influenced by society. You also have no right to derail the fucking conversation about racism and make it about yourself being offended because someone *criticized* your socially influenced preferences.
My male friends? I tell them they’re racist, and they react like a child, just like you have practically reacted. stop pulling this shit. get over yourself.
Ouch. But I suppose I didn’t think of it like that. I feel like we could say the same things about gender, though, and thus that it’s prejudiced to anything but pansexual.
Go jump off a cliff.
Attraction to people of a certain gender is at least in part hardwired, whereas attraction to a race is not (no evolutionary psychology is not legitimate and is utter bullshit).
People of a single race also don’t all look alike, and I think that’s part of the reason white people can say “I’m not attracted to Black (Asian/Latin@/what have you) people” because they think of those groups as a monolith with no variation amongst the population. It also shows when people say things like “you’re pretty for a Black girl”. If you say something like that, it proves that you don’t want Black people to be good-looking, and that you’ve entirely absorbed a racist ideology that says that dark = ugly, dirty, bad, etc.
Dionthesocialist, hitting the nail on the fucking head as usual.
If you get called out for doing something racist, even if you didn’t mean it, don’t get all defensive. Listen to what you’re being told, and don’t do it again.
Nikki Jones, a sociologist from UC Santa Barbara and Meda Chesney Lind, University of Hawaii, and attendee of the conference, has studied the statistics of imprisoned black girls for over 10 years and explained, “we have never seen these kind of numbers before,” reports EthnoBlog.
So far, the cause for this epidemic has been attributed to national zero tolerance policies and a justice system that treats girls of color differently than white girls.
“Here’s a lesser-known red flag in the black community: the fastest growing incarcerated population in the country is African American girls and young women. What does not seem to be rising however, is the number of black girls who are actually committing crimes.”
“Very hurtful, very embarrassing. I actually walked out in tears.”
I find this tremendously offensive on so many levels; an American is an American regardless of their nationality. By the way “Persian” is “Iranian. There are as many as 1.5 million Iranian-Americans in this country; 50% of them have a college degree or higher as compared to the national average of 24%. There have been multiple incidents of Iranian-Americans speaking Farsi in an Apple store and when asked if they were Iranian (although most tend to prefer the term Persian) … they were told that Apple’s policy is that they would not sell Apple products to Iranians due to America’s embargo on Iran. By this standard – Apple shouldn’t allow Cubans or Koreans to buy Apple products either and IT IS in their company policy.
“Discrimination. Racially profiled. He didn’t have any business asking me what country I was from.”
So – Apple has chosen to discriminate against Americans because of their blood line … even if they’re American. If they speak Farsi … sorry – you’re probably a terrorist. How do you tell an American who may have never even been to Iran or maybe hasn’t been there since they were kids that they’re just too ethnic to buy an Apple product. Or does being an American now only mean being WHITE or Christian? This IS what bigotry and racism looks like.
The NY Times has the story HERE:
Last month, Sahar Sabet, a 19-year-old Iranian-American woman, was improperly prevented from buying an iPad at an Apple store in Alpharetta, Ga. After she had gone over the various options with two Apple sales clerks, a third clerk, who had overheard Ms. Sabet speaking Persian to her uncle, intervened. He asked what language they were speaking and, when he found out it was the language of Iran, he said she could not buy anything because “our countries do not have good relations” — never mind that she intended to give it to her sister in North Carolina. A local news account had Ms. Sabet describing a cousin in Iran as the intended recipient, an inaccuracy that was propagated last week in a Wall Street Journal opinion article defending Apple’s discriminatory behavior.
In Santa Monica, Calif., two friends looking to buy an iPhone were asked whether they were speaking Persian and promptly informed, “I am sorry, we don’t sell to Persians.” In Sacramento, an Iranian-American man looking to buy Apple products for personal use mentioned that he was also thinking about buying an iPod for his nephew in Iran and was told he could not buy anything, even for himself. An Iranian student in Atlanta, and his Iranian-American friend, were not permitted to buy an iPhone after the friend, under questioning, mentioned that the student planned to return to Iran for the summer.
Apple’s policy states HERE:
The U.S. holds complete embargoes against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria
The exportation, reexportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a U.S. person wherever located, of any Apple goods, software, technology (including technical data), or services to any of these countries is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by the U.S. Government. This prohibition also applies to any Apple owned subsidiary or any subsidiary employee worldwide.
Apple products may not be exported or re-exported to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List.
Well, as an Iranian-American, I don’t buy products from bigots.
Piali Roy dropping truth bombs on the malicious use of the racist slur ‘Paki’ in the UK and beyond.
Originating in England, “Paki” was the kind of word that would easily spurt out of an English racist in an early Hanif Kureishi film. The Oxford English Dictionary dates its first usage in print to as late as 1964. The term crossed the Atlantic to Canada in the early 1970s. By the 1980s, “dothead” and “curryhead” had been coined as American alternatives to “Paki”. And now, some Indians have chosen to appropriate this term of abuse and partition its meaning.
This racist term has been used to a degree that even other brown people - Arabs, Persians, Afghans - are attacked with variations of this word. If you’re going to use it, expect reactions and don’t complain. A slur is a slur is a slur. No two ways about it.
So these girls that I work with.
Don’t get me wrong. They’re nice people. People have this idea that to be racist means you’re a bad person; to be racist means you have to be mean. To those of you who think that, I say:
LOL. You are a FOOL.
My co-workers? They’re nice girls. When they engage me in conversation, and I’m in a mood where I don’t mind talking to them, we have really nice ones. We can joke around. We can laugh together. They’re friendly. They’re smart.
They’re still racist as hell. None of the above negates that. And their niceness doesn’t negate their racism.
They’re nice to me, yeah.
They still spew the n word whenever it comes up in a song.
We have good conversations, yeah.
They spend time mocking different aspects of Blackness.
We joke around, yeah.
They still fetishize me.
They like me as a person, yeah.
They still ask invasive questions that they have no business asking.
They still treat me like I have no clue what I’m doing.
They still crack all kinds of jokes about a vernacular that they don’t realize that I speak.
They’re nice. They’re smart. But they’re still racist assholes.
Nice and racist are not mutually exclusive, nor are smart and racist. You can be both. You can be all three. You can even be them all towards the person you’re being racist towards. You can like the person and still be a racist asshole towards them. You can be nice. You can be a good person.
It doesn’t negate your racism or the fact that you’re a racist.
It’s not that difficult of a concept.
CC: Look at how racist and inaccurate this photo it. Just look. It’s absolutely mesmerizing, how completely disgusting it is.
Now let’s get to work.
1. The little Black girl on the left would most likely choose a white doll. This study was actually carried out already and proved the self-hatred and sense of inferiority young Black children internalize because of the barrage of supremacist images/messages given to them on a regular basis. We live in a culture where “white” is the standard of beauty, the norm, the ultimately acceptable. “Black” is presented as the racial opposite of white and is therefore the opposite of everything white is: the opposite of “beauty”, “intelligence”, “success”, “health”, “goodness”, “purity”, etc. The likelihood that a Black child, already exposed to so much subliminal anti-Blackness, would choose a Black doll is unfortunately small.
2. I can see that this cartoon is meant to be a metaphor for “white pride” and “Black pride”. It was disgustingly carried out and the artist should be extremely ashamed. White and Black are NOT equivalent to one another. They are not on the same platform and are not easily interchanged in the manner displayed here. There is a systematic oppression continuously being perpetrated against Black people by white people. “White pride” is not something that should be expressed or celebrated because WHITENESS has committed extreme atrocities on a global scale and CONTINUES to do so. “White pride” is a phrase that glorifies the subjugation, rape, displacement, genocide/murder, demonization and oppression of people of color. It celebrates the wicked “triumph” over people of color by white people. It should not be something that any white person would want to commemorate.
Furthermore, as a result of slavery and global displacement, many Black people cannot trace their roots back to which African country they’ve come from (without paying large sums of money). White people have purposefully destroyed important records that would’ve allowed Black people to identify their origins and celebrate their ethnicity so “Black” has more meaning than “white”. It serves to fill a gap which many displaced Black people have had to deal with, whereas a white person could most likely trace their heritage back to a specific country and culture.
No one is saying that it’s wrong to have Irish pride or Russian pride or Swiss pride. But “white pride” is racism in and of itself.
3. LOOK AT THE WAY THE BLACK GIRL IS DRAWN, AS WELL AS THE WAY THE BLACK DOLLS ARE DRAWN.
IF YOU DON’T SEE HOW EXTREMELY PROBLEMATIC THAT IS, GOD HELP YOUR SORRY ASS.
The Black girl and the Black dolls are drawn as disgusting caricatures and stereotypes of Black people. It is very reminiscent of the racist caricatures presented in cartoons and media mere decades ago.
This is completely unacceptable.
This entire cartoon is completely unacceptable.
this… i… -___-
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The executive director of the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center called for the arrest of the person responsible for graffiti that might have been racially-charged after it was found on a campus building Thursday morning.
The words “Long Live Zimmerman” were found spray-painted on the walls of The Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, located at 153 W. 12th Ave., on the Ohio State campus, at about 8 a.m., 10TV’s Kevin Landers reported.
Some said that the graffiti indicated support for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in February.
The vandalism was found one night after a student rally took place in memory of Martin, Landers reported.
“Ignorance is bliss,” said Larry Williamson, the executive director of the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center. “We want the person brought to trial, caught. We want to make sure these kinds of things don’t happen.”
Police said that no witnesses to the crime were identified. The graffiti was power-washed from the wall later in the morning.
“graffiti that might have been racially-charged”
Are you fucking joking? Might have been?
At this point, somebody could commit a hate crime and say, “I did it because I hate Black people.” over and over again and we’d be urged not to leap to conclusions because there are a thousand different things that could mean.