Lets be real, this is often the case for many black defendants, especially in the past, and particularly in southern states. All white or mostly white jurors, white attorneys and white judges, doling out harsh and unjust verdicts/sentences, but y’all will swear race isn’t a factor. If the above scenario were ever to occur the first thing white folks would scream is racial bias/unfair treatment,(via siddharthasmama)
Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.
1. LETO: "It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible…
Native American Women Warriors
first, Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, first Native American woman serving in the US military and killed in combat
next, NAWW march in the inaugural parade
last, amazing founder Mitchelene BigMan
what do you mean, ‘you have to study’? what even is that?
Ooh! Fun fact: Trans* is transmisogynistic; trans should be used instead. (the * implies that there’s a group that…
Why do white people ask questions like this? Whenever I get this question, or the thematically similar “Do you hate white people” I just answer with “yes”.
Because that’s the only answer they want to hear.
In context, it makes sense. To a lot of white people, being black IS bad. You can see this evident when a white person tells a black person that they’re “one of the good ones.”
Whites allow for nuances in character for their own race. Rarely are white people grouped into “good” and “bad” categories. You can be a white person who is mostly good, then makes a terrible, terrible decision, but your lifetime of goodness mitigates that bad decision. In other words, white people accept that other white people are complicated and people are the sum of their choices, not merely a reflection of a “good” or “bad” moment.
But Whites LOVE to categorize Blacks as “good” and “bad.” You just have to look at the coverage of Trayvon Martin to see that the fact that he was arrested for smoking pot clearly put him in the “bad” camp right away. After that, Martin’s death was framed as him being the “bad” guy and Zimmerman was helpless but to defend himself.
So, when white people ask “I’m white. Does that make me bad?” what they are REALLY saying is, “I’m white. Are you going to hold me to same simplistic, binary judgement system I hold you to?”
Bolding for truth
"The Power of Mother Earth," a 20-foot-tall mural by artist Thomas "Breeze" Marcus (Tohono O’Odham/Akimel O’odham/Ponca/Otoe/Hopi), went from outline to finished work in five days in celebration of the 56th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market held March 1-2, 2014.
From a pamphlet about the mural distributed to museum visitors:
"In the mural, Earth is personified as a woman of Indigenous background. Although Marcus has added cultural elements inspired by O’odham Himdak (O’odham way of life), she is not meant to be specifically from one tribe, culture or community; rather, she is a universal representation of Indigenous world cultures.
"In this piece we see the energy illuminating above and around our mother. The light energy represents the natural power of the planet and is meant to be a reminder of how much of a delicate balance the ecosystem is and also shares the imbalanced relationship we have with it as a species.
"Below the central figure we see traditional elements of O’odham culture mixed with the organic vines of Mother Earth reaching up and outwards almost as if she is coming alive to reclaim her land."
University of Melbourne Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF), Sheila Jeffreys is being called out for her racist comments by the indigenous Australian community. Jeffreys asserted on a radio show that being trans is like blackface.
A genderqueer member of the Indigenous people of Australia, told the Star Observer:
There is a fear that racist, misogynistic, queerphobic and transphobic people will take her message as truth and enact these prejudices against trans identified Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. By reducing transgender identities to that of histrionic mimicry is more reflective of her prejudice than it is of my understanding and practice of gender as a genderqueer Indigenous person. I cannot change my racial configuration. I can however mold and express my gender identity as unique and valid to my culture. - Andrew Farrell
Sheila Jeffreys, a TERF who also asserts that women who get tattoos are mutilating themselves to appease the patriarchy, is an opinion leader of a branch of “feminism” that most other feminists reject. In fact, the feminist community popularized the “TERF” back in 2008 to try to distance TERF rhetoric from feminism.
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