Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
If you’re undecided on a Stanley Cup rooting interest, go for the team that DOESN’T use a stereotype of an entire race as its logo.
Pro-tip, that would be the Bruins. I know Blackhawks sounds like it MIGHT not be racist, but it is:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
there is no slavery without sexual depravity. Depravity is the essence of such a regime.” Freyre noted that “one of the favorite sayings of the planters [Brazilian slave owners] was: “The most productive feature of slave property is the generative belly.”Brazilian whites had a casual attitude toward syphilis and gonorrhea and had no reservations about spreading their affliction into Black households. From the age of thirteen, the white boy “was subject to ridicule for not having had a carnal knowledge of a woman and would be the butt of jests if he could not show the scars of syphilis on his body.” Many older white men believed that the only method to cure themselves of gonorrhea was to have intercourse with a young Black virgin.—-“the surest ways of extinguishing it in oneself.”………… Sadism and masochism were also an organic aspect of race relations, sometimes involving even small Black boys as well as females.
—-Chapter 3: Groundings With My Sisters : Patriarchy and the Exploitation of Black Women.
From How Capitalism Undeveloped Black America by Manning Marable p. 73
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The problem with Seth MacFarlane’s humor, as always, is that he’s almost always punching down instead of punching up. He’s picking on people who have always been picked upon, and he thinks he’s hilarious for doing so. What’s more, he’s making a lot of money from other people who enjoy that sort of thing. But that doesn’t make him funny. It makes him one of those fratboy douchebags who seem to be everywhere in life, even into middle age, making uncomfortably insulting wisecracks that always seem to end with the protest that “I’m just joking.” The result? The two white guys are the straight men in this bit. Everybody else—foreign, old, female—is ripe for the ribbing.
Joel Mathis, “Seth MacFarlane’s Racist, Sexist New Show, Dads”
Monday, April 15, 2013
mafattiee asked: not only is optimistic-pokemon-trainer a misogynistic rape-apologist mra asshat, he also fetishizes asian women. "Things I reblog: Hot Asian Women." further proof that this guys is a total loser/creep. i'm sorry for what he said to you and i completely support your original post!! rapists do deserve to have their lives ruined, and your commentary when that guy talked about false rape accusations was admirable.
optimistic-pokemon-trainer is an enormous douchecanoe.
There was a time I deeply believed in America. I have become bitterly disillusioned.
I had learned that I was in two wars, one against a foreign enemy, the other against prejudice at home.
Army Lieutenant Jackie Robinson, on his experience in WWII
If baseball was truly the national pastime, it could not exclude a tenth of the population from participation; if baseball embodied the essence of American competition and opportunity, it could not block entry to those who possessed the requisite skills to succeed. Spokesmen dared not portray segregation as correct or proper, not admit the existence of a color barrier.
Jules Tygiel, author of Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, on the state of baseball before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier 66 years ago
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In honor of the sixty-sixth anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking through the color barrier in Major League Baseball, I’m going to spend the day quoting Robinson and the quintessential book about his career, Baseball’s Great Experiment.
by Kendra James for Racialicious
Apparently brown babies are receiving their Ivy League acceptances stapled to birth certificates in the delivery rooms nowadays. You sign up for a lifetime of other systemic issues (Racism? Discrimination? No big.), but hey, at least you’re going to Harvard. Maybe, but it helps if you’re lucky enough to land in a decent public school where your race is non-factor when it comes to the quality of your education, and even in a diverse, wealthy suburb with good public schools that’s not a guarantee. I’m guessing Suzy didn’t think about that. Headdress jokes aside, Suzy probably also doesn’t realise that in the fall of 2011 only 0.4% of undergrad students attending Title IV schools (which include the Ivy League) were Native American. Suzy’s apparently limited understanding of the college admissions process leads me to believe that a full explanation of the circumstances and historic treatment of America’s indigenous people that’ve lead to this staggeringly low number would go over her head.
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