why cant more people realize this?
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
Kevin Sorbo, known for his role as Hercules in the 90s TV show, went on a Facebook rant against black protesters in Ferguson. He later apologized on TMZ, making it clear he is not a racist, he just writes racist things.Wtf is that fucked up non apology?
I have never looked at Sorbo the same since he came out back in 2008 as a very, very racist Republican.
White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”
I will never understand why.
Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.
Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.
Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.
If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.
"i can’t eat that, i’ll get fat"
"i can’t sleep in late today i have to do work"
"no i can’t watch a whole season in one go that’s lazy"
Fangirl challenge → [3/10] tv shows: Doctor Who"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant."
Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?
You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.
I think a lot of us have a tendency to let one bad thing, or one toxic person, outweigh the many good things and many good people in our lives. Like when you get 10 nice anons and one mean one, it ends up being the one mean one that you dwell upon.
It’s something that I know I struggle with. I’m trying very hard to overcome that mindset, and not allow one bad apple to ruin an overall great bunch. Not to mention I try to do my best to not be anyone else’s bad apple. And though sometimes I fail at this, I will not let it stop me from trying to improve. If this is something that you deal with too, then hang in there. It’s hard sometimes, but we can do this.
You just made my day. Messages like this mean so, SO much to me. You have no idea.
you did a great job surviving today.
i’m proud of you.
in case nobody has told you today: you are hella bomb, hella cute, and anyone would be hella lucky to have you