I hope that this image travels the world …
“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …
But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois “quality of life”.
DARREN WILSON WAS FIRED FROM HIS FIRST POLICE JOB FOR BEING INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING OF A BLACK WOMAN.
Can we just stop?
Look, I understand that white people as a whole have done some terrible shit and we have the privilege of not having to deal with all kinds of racist bullshit directed at us. I understand that making racist jokes against white people like how we can’t dance or eat spicy food or whatever can help wake up white people to the reality of the casual racism that people of color face every day.
But the problem with that is that it’s still racist. And racism begets more racism. Because if you imply that there is some attribute that is inherent to one race, you’re implying that it is not inherent in other races. You’re implying that there are inherent differences in people based on race.
And I’m not saying that there aren’t differences in groups of people on average due to their culture, which often correlates with their race. Different cultures have different values, traditions, practices, etc. But making sweeping generalizations on people of one race based on certain cultures only perpetuates stereotypes. Saying that Asians are so much smarter than everyone else ignores the fact that certain Asian countries have very comprehensive education for those with access to it and just paints all Asians with the same brush. And remember, benign racism is still racism. Even saying something positive like black people are so good at basketball is still stereotyping.
I’m mostly annoyed because the people I see making white jokes are white people who are trying to show everyone how not racist they are, but they’re doing it by being racist. Being racist against your own race is still racist and it’s still implying that white people are different from other races.
Jack Chick fucking FASCINATES me. I want to just sit down and talk with him because I have no idea how he has lived as long as he has and stayed so freaking stupid. I mean, the amount of mental energy it must take to keep the ridiculous latticework of lies, denial, and willful ignorance that he has constructed for himself standing must be enourmous
Remember when Slater from Community was on Scrubs? She got diagnosed with ALS and tried to kill herself. The ALS challenge is at least letting people know how horrifying this disease is. Your mind is fine, your body just dies around you. So fuck everyone who says the ALS challenge is stupid. Just, fuck you.
I made this youtubepoop back in the day. It’s stupid, but if you like youtube poops, you probably like stupid shit.
I made this and it’s dumb but I love it
"There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing?"
"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This
This just punched me in the heart.
It’s hard to admit that this happens in our community, but it definitely does. Speaking out is the only way it will stop.
It’s so bizarre to me to discover all this shit about bi hate and bi erasure. Like, most of the people in the Gay-Straight alliance in my high school were bi (ironically enough). One of my best friends was a bi black woman.