Shiny Happy Fists of Rage

Hello.

I generally like blogs about anti-racism, feminism (womanism), science, religion, books, vegan recipes, my various fandoms, knitting, and funny shit.

So as you might expect, this blog of mine is some amalgamation of the above.

. . .

You know you love it.

My fandoms:


* Mass Effect
* Dragon Age
* Avatar (TLA and LOK)
* Arrested Development
* Community (sorta)
* Star Trek (DS9 and TNG)
* Song of Ice and Fire
* Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
* Doctor Who (sorta but not really anymore.)
* Popular Science (Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, etc.)
Recent Tweets @
People on My Dash
Posts tagged "racism"

Coals are the exact opposite—as the ruling class, they are the most attractive, if not beautiful, with their stunningly dark skin that carries the greatest possible amount of melanin.

Holy not-even-attempting-to-be-thinly-veiled racism, Batman!

This book is just all sorts of fucked up.

(this post)

and adding commentary like:

You have to admit, this very amazing of her. She isn’t as young as she Used to be and she still goes out there ad does…

or

Independent of any comparison. This is still a fucking awesome picture

or

This isn’t racial, its on party lines, FOX NEWS said that, so which side do they root for? just take a guess

or even

Omg it’s a baby….  I hate racism, because A it’s super wrong and DISGUSTING but secondly because EVERYTHING is subject to racist backlash, so many things that would otherwise be benign are tied into racism.   I’m sorry that racism exists.  I’m sorry that even though our society is supposedly advanced that we still don’t accept people as equals.  

Dudes, the comparison is the point of the post.


I find this absolutely fascinating.

I posted a picture detailing a concrete example of society’s anti-blackness, and people respond by telling me how cool the original picture is.

ASLKDFJSKDJFAL

It’s like if I posted a picture of a necklace design that Urban Outfitters stole from some Indie Etsy store. And people responded saying “REGARDLESS OF THE CONTEXT SURROUNDING THIS PICTURE I HAVE TO SAY THAT URBAN OUTFITTERS HAS GREAT TASTE IN JEWELRY”

Ugh.

Btw, I side-eye everyone who says “I’m sorry that racism exists” or “I’m sorry that other people are still racist” on principle. But they get an EXTRA HARD side-eye when they say it in response to someone pointing out racism.

Cause then you’re not sorry about racism (otherwise you’d be responding to the actual content of that person’s post), you’re just derailing because you’re uncomfortable with the topic.


In an article published in the latest issue of Dutch fashion magazine Jackie, the magazine offers a little advice on how to dress like Rihanna without looking like the “ultimate niggerbitch.” That’s right. No typo there. Check out the full English translation below:

“She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”

cupidcancer:

ramblingssk:

Firstly, I hate that term. I think racism is racism, and there is no reverse of it. That’s also why I disagree with the idea that there is no such thing as it, however. Again, I’ll just call it RACISM, and not reverse racism.

I do not subscribe to the theory that RACISM means you have the power…

”..because black people have allowed our own people to be racist.”

WHAT.

WHAT.

WHAT THE FUCK.

“Just think of the other person as a HUMAN, and not their color, and maybe it won’t be hard to not be racist.”

LOL,wow. Really?

“Yes, a black person can be racist to a white.”

No they can’t. Now we can’t. You’re confusing prejudice with racism.

“I do not subscribe to the theory that RACISM means you have the power to oppress a people. No, I believe that racism is when you blatantly discriminate against or hate a person because of their race, and/or you believe that your race is superior IN ANY WAY.”

Once again. Confusing prejudice with racism.


Okay, 101 course for you. Racism: Power + Prejudice. So all the shit you just said? Wrong. Sorry, but you are. In fact, I’m not sorry. Because if you’re ignorant enough to believe that “see people as human and not color” crap then you are far beyond help. How white do you sound.

Beyond help.

To cupidcancer:

The OP isn’t white. The OP is black.  When she says, “”..because black people have allowed our own people to be racist.”, she’s talking about black people not calling out the black community for racism.

To the OP:

Of course, prejudice in the black community is something that needs to be dealt with. What annoys me that when we have talks about racism, though, all anyone wants to do is point to black prejudice as if it negates institutional racism. “Welp, see, EVERYONE has prejudice, EVEN BLACK PEOPLE, therefore there’s no point in trying to resolve it!”

Equating black prejudice with institutionalized white racism is dangerous. Black people can be disgustingly prejudiced, yes. But we don’t live in a society that favors and privileges black people. Being a black person hating on “the white man” in America is about as effective as punching through a brick wall with your fist.

In contrast, white racism affects the day-to-day lives of Black Americans by being institutionalized. Institutionalized poverty, lack of education, prejudice in the workplace. For example, a study compared the interview call-back rates of white people and black people, and found that white felons are MORE likely to get called back for an interview than black men WITHOUT CRIMINAL RECORDS.

That’s institutionalized racism.

You said that you wanted to table the discussion of legislation, because that’s a totally different ball game. But that’s an *important* ballgame, that makes a huge amount of difference. It’s not something that you can ignore when talking about racism.

(via sluttyeden-deactivated20120520)

"So I was at a party recently and I was having a conversation with a woman who was telling me about how she was traveling around Africa last year, and she even learned some African.

Yeah. She learned … African.

To which I replied, ‘Oh that’s so interesting! It’s funny, I’ve actually been trying to learn Asian this year.’

And then she replied, 'Asian isn't a language.'


The only thing worse than an idiot is an arrogant idiot.”

-Hari Kondabolu

onegracelesslady:

How is it that “white privilege” is something thrown around so often to people who are light skinned? “White privilege” is pretty much going away in the majority of everywhere. Especially the US as I know it.

White privilege is separate from economic privilege. You personally don’t have to do anything to benefit from white privilege. It’s what other people do, the way that other people treat you (and the difference between the way they treat me), and the way that society looks at you and people of your race that makes you privileged.

Also, light-skinned is used to refer to people of color who are lightly melanized. Zoe Saldana is light skinned. Halle Berry is light skinned. Aishwarya Rai is light skinned.

Julie Andrews is white. Ke$ha is white. You are white. Not light skinned.

People of minorities and new immigrants get so much just for being who they are.

Yes, like: 

1) disproportionately being stopped by police officers,

2) disproportionately jailed for crimes that are disproportionally committed by white people,

3) comprising a disproportionate percentage of the poor and unemployed.

When was the last time someone got a free ride through college for being white?

Alumni scolarships, niche scholarships, sorority/fraternity scholarships, scholarships aimed at white people (yes, they do exist.)

Everywhere is so culturally diverse that from where I am from, and most places I have been, there really is no certain “privilege.”

Lol privilege.

"Diversity" does not erase privilege.

Everyone gets an equal chance. Everyone who uses “white privilege” as an excuse as to why someone of light skin is the way they are is stupid. This whole issue is stupid.

Minorities and people of color automatically get the top of the stack for colleges, for jobs, for anything.

This is just a ridiculous claim. Check out this study.  They sent in equally qualified resumes for jobs. Resumes with “white sounding names” were 50% more likely to be called back than those with “black sounding names”.

Also check this study out: White felons received call backs or job offers more often than blacks with no criminal records.

Yes, you read that correctly. Black men without a criminal record were called back *less* often than white men with a criminal record.

So no, POC don’t get the top of the stack for jobs. It’s actually better to be a white convicted felon than a black man.

Not white people. So go ahead, say that this is my view because of my “white privilege.” Go on, JUDGE ME BASED ON MY SKIN COLOR. Hypocrites.

Pointing out racism isn’t racist.

"Hannity said that, while he was not downplaying the seriousness of sexual harassment, he felt that everyday office banter was being misconstrued too often as inappropriate. "These people are humorless," he said."

"Our blacks are so much better than their blacks," she said, speaking of Democrats. "To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow…and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in the Republican party."

Whatevs, Ann Coulter.

She (echoing Hannity) also called it a “high-tech lynching.”

giantsfan55:

Look closely: Two black players “mugged” the white player and “took what’s theirs.” ESPN doing a fine job of unbiased journalism here…. #RacistMuch

… huh. 

Rick Perry is between a rock (with a racial epithet painted on it) and a hard place.

Steven Thrasher. (via groupth-inc)

lolololololol