11:53 pm - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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jetblaksuit:

This speaks to me on a spiritual level.

I see this and think three things:
1. Damn!
2. This lady is SO fine.
2. LL Cool J’s “Milky Cereal.” (Spotify link)

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10:15 pm
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bridgetellen2:

October is get some fucking art made month.
this ones gonna require a revisit, but not right now,

I love where this is going. Whomever gets this and puts it in their home is one cool motherfucker.

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11:55 pm - Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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floodwayprintco:

Awesome one-colour print for our pals at The Boneyard, with Kyle Hollingdrake on the design. 👌

Something tells me I need to do something with these guys.

floodwayprintco:

Awesome one-colour print for our pals at The Boneyard, with Kyle Hollingdrake on the design. 👌

Something tells me I need to do something with these guys.

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12:22 am
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Just saw this here gifset, and I couldn’t help but reblog it.
For context, I present this Wikipedia entry, and the match.

(Source: intoabaddon, via jetblaksuit)

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9:08 pm - Wed, Oct 15, 2014
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Just saw this on my dash.It’s by the one and only Rudy Gutierrez.

Just saw this on my dash.
It’s by the one and only Rudy Gutierrez.

(Source: kingjaffejoffer, via jetblaksuit)

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1:50 pm - Tue, Oct 14, 2014
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1:42 pm
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nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

I remember when folks seemed to own up to their racism, but nowadays, it seems like being called one is like, the worst fucking thing ever. I guess it’s because folks are being called out on the regular, gettin’ their faces put in it like a dog that just crapped on a carpet. That’s when the “I’m not a racist, I have black/latino/asian/etc. friends!” argument comes out.Fascinatin’.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

I remember when folks seemed to own up to their racism, but nowadays, it seems like being called one is like, the worst fucking thing ever. I guess it’s because folks are being called out on the regular, gettin’ their faces put in it like a dog that just crapped on a carpet. That’s when the “I’m not a racist, I have black/latino/asian/etc. friends!” argument comes out.
Fascinatin’.

(via iridessence)

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11:15 pm - Mon, Oct 13, 2014
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This is THE BEST blog post I’ve seen regarding racist costuming, and I encourage you to read it and pass it along.

- Al

flashedmem:

katblaque:

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This is a transcript of this video

(This video is fully closed captioned!)

So, i was planning on doing this video a lot later on in the month, but I realized that a lot of people are probably planning their Halloween costumes right now and I just wanted to stop you now before you made a fool out of yourself.

So, every year around this time we always seem to have a rash of people who want to feel a little ethnic for the evening and think Halloween is the perfect time for that.

You can be a Spicy Senorita

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A China Man

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An Indian Princess

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Or a brave African Warrior!

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Or… you could not be an insensitive jerk and recognize that cultures are NOT costumes

Look, I get the point of Halloween is to dress up as something you’re not and role play all night. I get it, I do.

but when your costume is parodying or poking fun at a culture that is not your own, I’m sorry but you’re kind of a jerk and you’re certainly not invited to my Halloween party.

Now, I’m the sort of person that likes to assume the best of people, I don’t want to assume that people who wear these costumes are racists. I’d like to just assume that you don’t know any better so let me go down a list of problematic costumes and tell you why they are:

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While dressing as a sensitive geisha for the night, might be fun for you,

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Asian women have to live with the geisha stereotype that says that they are quiet, submissive and subservient.

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While wearing an Indian headdress may make your Native American themed costume more extravagant,

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you’re ignoring the fact that the Native American Headdress  is a sign of achievement that is cherished in many native communities.

Wearing it as a joke or as part of a costume is hella disrespectful.

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Dressing up as an “Arabian” Terrorist may be a hit with all of your racist friends,

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but people of middle eastern descent have to live with people assuming that they’re terrorists because of their race and how they may choose to practice their religions

One of the main reasons I’m making this video is because of the response to my black face video.

A lot of people were asking me if it was ok for them to darken their skin when playing a black character, or a character with darker complexion.

Now, first and foremost I wanted to say this:

I have no idea WHY when you look at a black character the biggest thing you take away is their skin color. I’m sorry, but if you can’t convincingly dress like a black character without darkening your skin tone, your costume is really bad and you should probably just not do it all together.

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To be completely honest, I feel like there are some people that are just dying to paint their skin black and act like a black stereotype. I always hear this argument about how darkening their skin somehow makes their portrayal more accurate and I think that’s a massive excuse.

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Black face has a long history of pain and hurt behind it, as do these other stereotypes we’ve discussed here.

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I was Velma last year for Halloween. Everyone knew who I was. No one  was confused because my look and my outfit were on point. So NO you shouldn’t be darkening your skin tone to play a character that’s black.

Lightening my skin never once came to my mind, even though the character is white. Because Velma is so much more than a nerdy white girl.

When the biggest thing you take away from a character is their race, that’s probably a costume you should veer away from.

You wear the COSTUME, not the race.

Look at these great cosplayers. You know exactly who they are even though they aren’t the original race of the character.

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These costumes are amazing and clearly tell you who they’re supposed to be.

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Look at problematic as hell, Miley Cyrus doing it right with her lil kim Haloween costume. When Miley Cyrus is being less racist than you then it’s time to look at your life and look at your decisions.

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Look at Ellen who FLAWLESSLY dressed as Nicki Minaj one year.

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Look at this adorable Tiana Frog Princess cosplay

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One of my favorite Marvel Characters is Storm and this girl did a bang on job

You know who these characters are and you don’t need black face to communicate that.

A lot of Halloween costumes are manifestations of harmful racial stereotypes. Stereotypes that I’m sure lack a lot of context at this point in society, but are still just as offensive to the people of color who have to deal with these stereotypes in their day to day lives.

If your costume says “tribe” or “ethnic” or “traditional” or “authentic” on it, then the chances are you’re grabbing a problematic costume. And again if you wear it, you’re not invited to my party.

If you’d be embarrassed to be seen by a person of the race that you’re parodying then that’s a costume you probably shouldn’t wear.

At the end of the day, Halloween is supposed to be about FUN. There are so many costumes that you can wear that aren’t racist that do not require you to try on the culture of another person’s culture for an evening.

If you’re having fun at someone’s expense, then you’re sort of a jerk and you should examine why you feel entitled to wear a costume that you know is offensive to people of the race you’re parodying.

Like I said, I prefer to air on the side of people just not knowing better. So I hope this video stopped you from buying that racist Halloween costume.

And on that note PLEASE share this video to all of your problematic friends. I really don’t want to see a slew of articles and posts about NEW racist costumes. It’s 2014 and we should really be over this by now.

So ghouls and girls, be sure to have fun this Halloween and always remember and never forget that you are beautiful and you are loved… bye!! <3


Resources:

http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/10/in_the_immortal_words_of.html

http://thestripesblog.com/2014/02/12/the-misrepresented-and-hypersexualized-latina/

http://apihtawikosisan.com/hall-of-shame/an-open-letter-to-non-natives-in-headdresses/

http://cosplayingwhileblack.tumblr.com

 

Thank you so much for this, katblaque.

(via benegesseritangel)

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4:16 pm
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davidsaracino:

Happy Columbus Day!

Yup, that sums it up. Thumbs up, Mr. Saracino!

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10:41 am
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dharbin:

IT’S NOT MY FAULT, BEING THE BIGGEST AND THE STRONGEST.
(This caption also doubles as a quick explanation of White Privilege.)
A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

This just might be the best caricature dharbin has done, and that saying a lot, because he&#8217;s done MANY.

dharbin:

IT’S NOT MY FAULT, BEING THE BIGGEST AND THE STRONGEST.

(This caption also doubles as a quick explanation of White Privilege.)

A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

This just might be the best caricature dharbin has done, and that saying a lot, because he’s done MANY.

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