Bernie save us from these republicans
Like doesn’t it blow your mind to realize that these few words can ignite such rage in some people? Like he’s literally the only one out here like “I believe these people who have been oppressed for a long time are actually people.” And that makes some people SO MAD.
Like the notion that a black or Latina transwoman would be treated fairly under law like genuinely makes people extremely mad??? Like that blows my mind.
“you’ll scare guys off with that feminist crap”
oh i’m sorry
the kind of guy who has problems with me demanding that i be treated as his equal is totally the kind of guy i want to be in a relationship with
The African continent endured unspeakable brutality under European colonial rule.
Millions of people were enslaved, tortured or killed under violent systems of European law enforcement.
Throughout this era, Western media put forth a specific vision of the colonial relationship: Whites were heroes, saviors or adventurers in a wild and savage land.
Blacks were primitive, sub-human, incompetent or — in some cases — completely invisible to the white gaze, and therefore unimportant to white interests.
The image of Africa as a frontier playground is on full display in Taylor Swift’s new video. Not a single black African person is present.
We see a land rich with wildlife but devoid of humans — a trope that reinforces notions of Africa as feral and exotic.
All of this serves to obscure the lives of actual African people, past and present — whether intentionally or by omission.
After Ann Coulter referred to President Obama as a “retard” in a tweet during Monday night’s presidential debate, Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens penned her this open letter:
Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult? I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night. I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have. Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next. Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift. Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more. After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV. I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash. Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor. No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much. Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.
A friend you haven’t made yet,
John Franklin Stephens
Global Messenger Special Olympics Virginia
That statement wasn’t meant to be a knock against his white neighbor. It’s an example of the extra steps black Americans need to take in order to reach the same levels of success as their white counterparts.
He was a Jew.
He was Palestinian.
He was Brown.
He was anti-colonialism.
He was anti-cultural appropriation.
He taught socialism and sharing.
He loved sinners, including prostitutes, tax collectors (thieves of the day), divorcées (sluts of the day) and murderers.
Some of the people he respected and loves the most were women.
He was for racial equality.
He was NOT apple pie, white, blond, capitalist, meninist, anti-immigrant, shaming, antisemitic, racist, gay-bashing, or a fan of basically anything Donald Trump.
Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #28
If you’re not familiar with Ultimate Marve, that’s Miles Morales as Spider-Man instead of Peter Parker. This is him without the costume:
Kinda puts that interaction in a different light.
“but you guys used to pull guns on me and…”
I only have a handful of followers, so it’s not like the world noticed.
Recently I’ve been feeling a bit down, and Tumblr has done a good job in the past of helping me through negative emotions through expression and through talking to some of the wonderful people on this site.
Family: *says something racist*
Family: *says something sexist*
Family: *says something homophobic*
Family: *makes fun of people with tattoos*
Family: *tells you why you’re bad at life*
Family: why don’t you wanna spend time with us?
“Austerity is primarily a class policy. It constantly promotes the interests of capital against those of the workers, professionals, pensioners, unemployed, and economically vulnerable groups. In the long run, it aims at creating a model of labor with fewer rights and less social protection, with low and flexible wages, and no substantial bargaining power for wage earners.” .. (John Milios) .. (more here)