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nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident:

Why am I not surprised?

afternoonsnoozebutton:

publicshaming:

Oppa Gangnam Racist Style?

South Korean pop star PSY closed the 2012 American Music Awards with his hit Gangnam Style. Regardless as to whether you like him or are sick of that damn song, here’s a collection of people who are NOT HAPPY that there’s an Asian dude on their AMERICAN Music Awards:

Here come the slurs…

I wonder how many of these awesome people had a problem with Justin Bieber, who is Canadian, or the British boy band One Direction?

Emoji racism?:

But to give you a shimmer of hope, here’s a dude who assumes PSY is from NORTH KOREA but gives the guy all the props in the world:

My reaction to this is a Lucy Liu gif - substitute Korean for Chinese

Public mockery and humiliation is in order.

fascinasians:

manilaryce:

Racist Red Dawn tweets.

Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars was also retweeting all the racist tweets. Love to him and ManilaRyce!

The Scariest Halloween Costume Ever

sumney:

Many don’t often understand why dressing up as people from other races and cultures is perceived as offensive, beyond the fact that it “hurts people’s feelings.”

I have a story from last Halloween that illustrates the problem perfectly.

I was at a Halloween party in Westwood (UCLA’s college town), not dressed up as usual. In attendance was a guy (let’s call him Bob because he’s basic and I don’t remember his name) who I’d had an argument with the week before. En route to a different party, I had overheard him and a friend drunkenly laughing about just leaving a party because there were “too many Asians” in attendance. I called them out in front of everyone on the street, yelling at them and calling them racists. That’s obviously the worst thing you can call someone, so they followed me around that night desperately trying to convince me that they weren’t racist (Bob had done mission work in Africa apparently, so he was incapable of such tyranny!!!).

Fast forward to Halloween night, and it turns out Bob’s roomates was one of my friends. His roommate approached and tried to convince me to give Bob another chance, that he wasn’t racist, and that he felt really bad about what he did. He introduced Bob formally to me and then left us to become bffs.

There was only one problem. Bob’s costume that night was a large sombrero, furry black moustache, and an oversized poncho.

He tried to chat me up about different random topics, but I was visibly deadpan and uninterested in conversing with him. He then asked my why I wasn’t dressed up, and I told him that I’m not really into American holidays. Since we were now on the topic of costumes, I asked him what he was dressed up as.

He paused before answering, suddenly hesitant. Avoiding eye contact, he responded, “Umm… well… nothing.”

“Huh?” I replied. “You’re clearly dressed up as something—”

“Oh, yeah. Well I couldn’t really find anything, so I guess I sorta just threw this together and now… I’m kinda like a Mexican or something.”

“Right.” I turned away from him.

“Well are you going to dress up tomorrow?” He inquired. “There are so many more parties to attend!” No. I wasn’t. But he was persistent.

“Come on, man. You gotta dress up! Here, I’ll help - what have you always wanted to dress up as?”

I looked at him from top to bottom, my gaze stopping at a bottle of red hot sauce in his left hand. I turned toward him and finally gave him a welcoming smile. “Fine! I wanna dress up as a white person.”

He looked at me as if an eyeball had just popped out of its socket. “What? Dress up as a what?”

“You know, a white person. I’d love to be that. Can you help me out? What should I wear?”

He laughed, seemingly relieved that I was finally engaging him in a friendly manner. “Oh come on man, don’t be silly. You can’t just dress up as a white person.”

“Why not?”

“Because, man… white people are diverse. You’ve got skater boys, hillbillies, businessmen, rich people, poor people, hipsters, bros, hippies, nerds… so many different types. There is no one way to just generally be ‘a white person.’”

I laughed incredulously. “Oh… but wait. You can dress up as a Mexican but I can’t be a white person? Is there just one way to be a Mexican, then?”

He froze. “Oh, no! There’s not just one way to be a Mexican…” his voice trailed off, unsure of itself.

“Ok. So what other ways could you have been a Mexican?”

I stared at him with a closed-mouth smile and arms crossed, patiently waiting for an answer. But Bob was struggling, scanning the room full of ghosts, goblins, and Indians for a politically correct answer.

“Well?”

“Well, to be a Mexican… I guess I could have been a gardener.”

Our conversation ended there. (I may or may not have told him to get out of my face.)

Bob did come back as the party ended to vaguely thank me for making him think. But I was once again cold and uninterested. And now when he sees me around campus, he makes sure to awkwardly look away or walk in a different direction. 

I’m not in college anymore, but the saga continues -  I’m writing this while at my corporate job, and one of my coworkers is dressed as a gangster, decked out in a red bandana, baggy Dickies, and a checkered shirt only buttoned at the top. He’s a grown man dressed as a one-dimensional “Mexican.”

When you dress up as other races, you’re not only covering up your own identity — you risk covering up your mind’s ability to differentiate real people from their stereotypes and caricatures.

Another day in Fandom where being told you did something racist is way more offensive and hurtful than the fact that you did something racist and offended people.

being a PoC means living in a world where everything is problematic and having to pick and choose what you have to let go and what you need to speak on

racebending:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

strugglingtobeheard:

yes, thank you. people constantly accuse us of talking about race ALL the time and always taking things too seriously and never letting things go. in poc supremacy chat we were talking about how much shit we DO let go, how much we HAVE to hold our tongue, how much we have to swallow to not be constantly called angry, loud, racist or you know, get killed. motherfuckers don’t know.

It’s true.

Especially when I’m trying to have a good time… I have to let some things go as to not make an awkward time for innocent bystanders.

Yes, even in meetings we’ve had with movie studios, it’s an on your toes game of when you choose to call something out, and when you bite your tongue and let it go to not be shut out at all. This fear that if you don’t let some things slide, if you call out every paper cut, they will stop listening at all.

(Source: kemeticballbuster)

BREAKING VIA AP: "A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty." 

House Speaker John Boehner is the most prominent Republican to admit, out loud, that his party's strategy for winning in November doesn't suppose that the GOP can win over some black and Latino voters, but hoping they won't vote at all. 

joshsternberg:

For real?

(Source: joshsternberg)

We get objectified for existing.

Conversation I’m having with a friend about Asian female stereotypes. This hit me so hard, it felt like a punch to the stomach. (via fascinasians)

fascinasians:

reallifedocumentarian:

cosmopolitan-fascist:

HI PEOPLE LEAVING RACIST COMMENTS TO JEREMY LIN PLEASE KILL YOURSELF

Fuck you racist ass Knicks fans. Y’all can go straight to hell. Must be rough losing the guy that you only really cared about when it was convenient and popular. Go ahead, let all your racist ass tirades take their multi-faceted approaches to showing us just what ignorant piles of shit you are.
So far we got:
- Chink
- Traitorous Asian Stereotype
- Subservient Asian Stereotype
- Deferential Asian Stereotype
- Insular Asian Stereotype….
This is what post-racial america looks like y’all. think they unload the same sort of tirades against white players who transfer after the Knicks refuse to make a match and show they want to keep a player? yeah, that’s what i thought….


Well this is disgusting.

Must…not…implement…vigilante….justice.

fascinasians:

reallifedocumentarian:

cosmopolitan-fascist:

HI PEOPLE LEAVING RACIST COMMENTS TO JEREMY LIN PLEASE KILL YOURSELF

Fuck you racist ass Knicks fans. Y’all can go straight to hell. Must be rough losing the guy that you only really cared about when it was convenient and popular. Go ahead, let all your racist ass tirades take their multi-faceted approaches to showing us just what ignorant piles of shit you are.

So far we got:

- Chink

- Traitorous Asian Stereotype

- Subservient Asian Stereotype

- Deferential Asian Stereotype

- Insular Asian Stereotype….

This is what post-racial america looks like y’all. think they unload the same sort of tirades against white players who transfer after the Knicks refuse to make a match and show they want to keep a player? yeah, that’s what i thought….

Well this is disgusting.

Must…not…implement…vigilante….justice.

reallifedocumentarian:

Relevant video remains relevant.

FWYH- how come no one told me chinky eyes/ojos chinitos was a compliment? Did someone else turn your racial slurs/marginalizations into compliments on your behalf?

racebending:

An actress on Twitter writes:  ”I didn’t make  said I was great but they already casted a black guy so they can’t cast a black girl too WHY is race an issue”

Power Rangers has had a lot of diverse casting, but since it was bought by Nickelodeon it seems to have regressed to “old school” diversity.  For example, in 2010 they only allowed white actors to audition for the lead role and Racebending.com had to write a letter requesting they open up the casting call.

This is neither diversity nor reality. This is tokenism, and it’s pretty damned reprehensible.

Fascinasians: Follow Up to Racist Radio 

fascinasians:

So you’ve heard about the ridiculously racist and predictable comments made by WYSL about Congressional candidate Nate Shinagawa.

However, the station is standing behind Bob Savage and Bill Nojay. In fact, Bob Savage, the WYSL President and CEO, issued a snarky statement:

For the record:…

Fascinasians: Is Republican Admaker Fred Davis a Racist? He claims no. Let's judge him by his work. 

racistpoliticalads:

The Los Angeles Times recently published an article about Republican adman Fred Davis and his “regrets” over the perception that he intentionally creates racist political ads designed to provoke controversy. This stems from the major fallout he’s experienced from…

(Source: racistpoliticalads)

Speaking as a nerd, I’m accustomed to being a member of the minority. Frequently, the silent minority. As of lately though, I’ve been harboring feelings of resentment about something I love. Confused? You should be. You see, I’m a nerd, which puts me in a minority. I participate in Cosplay, I attend conventions and participate in various other geeky interests. I love doing it. I revel in the close community of friends that being a Congoer has grown around me. This being said, I’m also not white, which makes me a minority within a minority. That by itself isn’t a problem. I’ve rarely had problems socializing with other nerds, and it’s infrequent that I meet a social gap that I can’t bridge through mutual love of various fandoms and interests, but there is one aspect of nerd culture that is notoriously intolerant, and begets three major issues regarding race that most fellow nerds don’t seem to recognize. I’ll outline them here.
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1: Lack of cosplay for other races Cosplay usually comes from a fair amount of popular media. The average nerd doesn’t control what Hollywood or various entertainment corporations feel like funding. If they did, Firefly would probably still be alive and well. As a result, there’s a fairly minimal number of racially accurate costumes available for people of other races. There’s really nothing anyone can do about this, at least not without a widespread acknowledgement of the issue and a demand for change. “What does that have to do with anything?” You might ask. ”People should be allowed to cosplay what they want to cosplay!” I Agree. So if I, a person of a race other than white wants to costume a character generally identified as white, I don’t believe that anyone should take an issue with it- which leads me to my next point.
2: Complaints about racially inaccurate cosplay As I stated before, I believe a person should be allowed to cosplay whichever character/gender they want without acceding to judgement of snide remarks of any kind. If I want to cosplay as any character, I should be able to regardless of my race or gender without being forced to listen to your objections. I had a couple of unpleasant experiences at Dragon*con last year while I was cosplaying Flynn Rider. A few people had asked what my costume was of, and turned to make snide remarks among themselves about how ‘Flynn’s white’ as soon as they turned around and believed me out of earshot. They had the courtesy to at least not say it to my face, but I believe that was more because they didn’t want to out themselves as bigoted douchebags. Racist behavior in a private setting is still racist, and doesn’t make you any less racist.
3: Fairweather support about race in cosplay/hypocrisy There are a fair number of people who would agree with everything I’ve posted thus far. People who are inclined to nod, and agree that the people mentioned above are racist bigots and should be shunned. These very same people might also agree that I should be allowed to costume whatever I wish regardless of the character’s skin tone or my own. Some of these people choose to cosplay characters of a darker skin tone. When they do this, it is common to Tan or spray tan. These cosplayers change their skin tone for a costume. Pause and think for a moment the message that this sends out. For those of you that still don’t get the hypocrisy that I find upsetting, I’ll spell it out.“I will change my skin tone because I can. You cannot.” I guess it’s a lot easier to tell someone to just accept their skin tone when you don’t have to follow the same rules. After all, skin bleaching is far more difficult that tanning (from a can or otherwise). This is a far departure from the message of acceptance that these very same people choose to preach. It’s convenient for you to cosplay a white character because that’s your skin tone. It’s also easier to wash off self-tanner between costumes. The use of self tanner in cosplay is nothing more than a politically accepted form of brownface, and sends the message that it’s okay for you to change your skin tone because you can. I’m not saying you shouldn’t cosplay those characters: I’m just saying you shouldn’t change your skin tone to do it. If you like the character, go ahead, Cosplay them. Use makeup to alter your features a touch. Just lay off the tanning/brownface, and we’ll call it even.
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