A Seattle Times review of a recent Madonna tour stop praises the artist for “rocking us as a feminist icon” and applauds the singer for her brazen sexuality: “stripping down to a bra, then pulling her pants down below a thong and baring her cheeks to the Key [Arena].” Even the Guardian’s Freeman, in an ode to Like a Prayer, the writer’s favorite album, speaks longingly about Madonna’s midriff-baring ’80s fashion and the video to the title track, which “featured a woman named Madonna apparently giving a blow job to a black Jesus.”
Through a career that has included crotch-grabbing, nudity, BDSM, Marilyn Monroe fetishizing, and a 1992 book devoted to sex, Madonna has been viewed as a feminist provocateur, pushing the boundaries of acceptable femininity. But Beyoncé’s use of her body is criticized as thoughtless and without value beyond male titillation, providing a modern example of the age-old racist juxtaposition of animalistic black sexuality vs. controlled, intentional, and civilized white sexuality.
via those-entrails. i am open to all races (but mostly my own)
i have 187 profiles on block
“Thanks for your open mindedness to my life preferences”
this was shared by a friend on facebook in reference to the heroic acts of Charles Ramsey and the way he quickly became a meme
“Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become an instant Internet meme. It’s hardly surprising—the interviews he gave yesterday provide plenty of fodder for a viral video, including memorable soundbites (“I was eatin’ my McDonald’s”) and lots of enthusiastic gestures. But as Miles Klee and Connor Simpson have noted, Ramsey’s heroism is quickly being overshadowed by the public’s desire to laugh at and autotune his story, and that’s a shame.Ramsey has become the latest in a fairly recent trend of “hilarious” black neighbors, unwitting Internet celebrities whose appeal seems rooted in a “colorful” style that is always immediately recognizable as poor or working-class.”
If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
- Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White). (via cabell)
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
BOOM YEAH KERRY WASHINGTON!
But come on guys, affirmative action isn’t an “I’m sorry” for slavery and Jim Crow it’s a temporary solution to the problems of institutionalized racism that still VERY MUCH EXISTS. It should be phased out with the correction of institutionalized racism, but since that isn’t being addressed by the US government as much as it should be affirmative action needs to hang on until it does.
Here’s the latest white woman to petition the Supreme Court to affirm that she was denied admission to college because of black people. And in her very first news interview, with Adam Liptak of the Times, she says “I probably would have gotten a better job offer had I gone to U.T.” Imagine that! And sure, yes, a plaintiff has to demonstrate injury in order for the court to establish justiciability, but really, from what dark, sequestered, fucked up inner reaches of our national psyche can someone find it in herself to say with a straight face that the reason she didn’t get a better job offer is because she went to one state university instead of another and that because of this highly tenuous leap of reasoning we should therefore dismantle an entire legal framework put in place to ensure that ours isn’t a country where the only people afforded the opportunity to attend college in the first place—and then wonder if they wouldn’t be even better off if they’d been accepted elsewhere—are privileged white people.
Anyway, fuck you lady!
Yeah and of course it’s POC’s fault. Not *her* fault for not getting high enough test scores, or doing well enough in school, or getting good rec letters. Not the fault of the admissions board of her first-choice school, who may have already had enough students in her major or from her high school or one of a million other reasons people don’t get into the school they want. Not the fault of the students who got in on athletic scholarships or legacy or because their older sister is the head of her sorority. It HAS to be the fault of the POC students who stole her spot. Oh, and the fact that she doesn’t like her job HAS to be the fault of her degree, and not of the generally shitty economy or her college grades or which internships she did or anything like that. HAS to be the degree that was wrongfully snatched away by a non-white student.
This is some racist entitled privileged bullshit. I’m sending out the White Women bus to collect this lady. Saying “my life sucks so it must be Affirmative Action’s fault” is just… there are no words, really.
Hey, look, it’s EVERY OTHER PERSON IN MY GRADUATING CLASS FROM HIGH SCHOOL who talked about how they were happy with the private, prestigious schools they were accepted to, but then they’d say “think about where I would have gotten in if I were black!”
No. The advancement of people of color does not hurt white people, and if you think it does, fuck you and your racist ideas. And also, girl, if you think that affirmative action hasn’t helped you at all, you’re full of shit, because the benefits for white women are HUGE.
And reading this article, she’s gotten a job already as a financial analyst in Austin, what she wanted to do in the first place. Get over your racist self and move on.