seeing tweet pics of people throwing away perfectly good Barilla pasta, perfectly good food, as a way of “boycotting Barilla” and stickin it to em is the reason why i will never fuck with gay inc,the mainstream LGBT agenda, or a queer politic located in royally unchecked whiteness and class privilege
you wanna donate your Barilla pasta to charity and never buy it again?
a truly ineffective method of social change. won’t bring you marriage equality any faster. but hey that’s your prerogative
you wanna chuck perfectly good boxes of food in the garbage because somehow that symbolizes your commitment to marriage equality and LGBT rights?
miss me with that bullshit
our government is currently working to cut food stamps which will impact millions of people living in this country. people who were already struggling to put food on their tables before
meanwhile food prices continue to go up and the minimum wage isn’t rising fast enough to meet the higher costs of living
and your privileged self righteous ass is going to chuck perfectly good food out of some half-shack sign of solidarity?!
again, miss me with that bullshit
Look at yourselves and how you’re acting right now. A WoC dares to point out that Rush Limbaugh has been saying racist and sexist shit to WoC for years and y’all lose your shit! You pull out every trick in the book in an attempt to derail the conversation. I’ve heard everything from “it’s not always about race” to “you cunts just hate white people”.
The way y’all are acting right now is why I stripped myself of the “feminist” title. I came into this shit real naive. I was under the impression that we were fighting for all women. You know trans*, cis, straight, gay, bi, asexual, pansexual, PoC, white people, all of us. I learned pretty motherfucking quickly I was wrong. It first started with the cis white feminists complaining about using trans* inclusive language. All you had to do, at the very fucking least, was say people instead of women. You moaned, you complained, and you cried. One of you even said “why can’t we have something for ourselves”.
The second strike came with the harassment and belittling of asexual and demisexual people. You laughed at, mocked, and harassed people for their sexual identity. You even had the nerve to tell them that their identity wasn’t a valid one. I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that’s some fucked up shit.
What really pisses me off beyond all reason is the constant dismissal and harassment of WoC. We aren’t allowed to discuss our experiences with sexism and racism without having some white feminist™ drop in with her two cents on the matter. We get told by you how we should think, act, and feel. Our experiences with racism don’t matter to you. Whenever we talk about the things we go through on a daily basis, we’re told we are overreacting, we’re “being too sensitive”, and that “it’s not always about race”. It’s either that or we get the educated white feminist™ who thinks they can jump in and tell us what really is and isn’t racist.
Intersectionality doesn’t exist with you people. You treat MoC as if they are the most sexist men on the face of the earth when it is white men who control society. White cis men make the most money in this country. White cis men control the media. White cis men control the government. You just want to ignore that though. It’s much easier to blame MoC for everything, isn’t it?
Until you people learn to understand and examine your privilege, I refuse to call myself a feminist. You’re always asking and wondering why PoC, trans* people, and others avoid y’all like the plague, here is your answer. As of right now, feminism only fights for the equality of white middle class cis women. You have a hell of a lot of work to do if you ever want to regain our trust.
Our hearts go out to Veronica Brown and her family this week! After being surrounded by the love and support of her biological family, Veronica was sent to live permanently with the non-Native adoptive parents and given extremely limited visitations with her father. Native-Americans everywhere are mourning the loss of Baby Veronica, and are extremely disappointed in this blatant ignorance of ICWA!
trigger warning: gender-based violence: sexual, physical
(The Root) — “He’d take wooden bats and hit me. I thought he loved me, but he’d turn around and beat me and all the girls in his house. But you just can’t get up and leave. He would threaten me about my family… I was afraid of getting hurt, so I just stayed.”
The speaker, who says she met her pimp when she was 11 years old, is seen in shadow to protect her identity. But you can tell that she’s black, and she sounds like she’s still young.
She’s not the only one who fits that description. In another segment of a YouTube video projected onto a screen in a packed Washington Convention Center ballroom at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference session on Modern Slavery and Sexual Trafficking is “Erika.” She says she was 13 or 14 years old when she was lured into forced prostitution.
"I was shaped like a boy. Very stringy, very thin, very underdeveloped. It flabbergasts me that the people who were coming to buy us — the Johns, if you will — they knew I was a child. "
Two former high-ranking officials in one Pennsylvania school district are facing a criminal investigation over shocking racist and sexist text messages that were found on their work cell phones, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
In a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said that his office launched the probe after it received a transcript of the texts from district personnel.
An investigation by the Daily Local News found that the cell phone accounts were linked to former Coatesville Area School Superintendent Richard Como and former Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato. Both men had unexpectedly resigned during the first week of school in late August.
A timeline of events from the Daily Local Newsshowed that the text messages were sent in June and a copy was provided to the school board in August after being discovered by the district’s IT department.
According to the paper, “the school board was made aware of the text messages and was prepared to allow Como and Donato to remain in their positions until the transcripts were leaked to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, prompting a criminal investigation.”
In a transcript of the text messages obtained byDaily Local News, one of the men suggests that all African-Americans should have the N-word for their last name.
“All should have whatever first names they want… then last name is N*GGER!” he wrote. “Leroy N*gger, Preacher N*gger, Night train n*gger, clarence n*gger, Latoya n*gger, Thelma n*gger and so on.”
“Hahahahahahahahhahahahaha could have a whole homeromms of N*gger!” another message said. “Hahahahahahaha! Will N*gger report to office, pardon the interruption but will N*gger report to nurses office. N*gger to lunch now!”
One message complained that there was “no f*cking way that ape banged that white piece? WTF is going on with these white pieces taking n*gger cock! Me no understand!”
The men also apparently used their work phones to have a long, racist and sexist conversation about the Miss USA pageant.
“OMg! N*gger OUT!” one man wrote when as an African-American contestant was voted off. “WTF SKINNY B*TCH. Give good head! Trumped!”
Other texts contained slurs about Jews and Arabs.
On Sunday, about 80 people had gathered at the historic Bethel A.M.E. Church for the 75th anniversary celebration of the local NAACP chapter on the same day that news of the investigation broke.
Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello told the group that the incident was “not a reflection of our character.”
these the people we supposed to trust to educate our kids tho…I hope they get into car wrecks and remain on life support for the rest of their miserable shit stained lives
WHY CAN’T STUFF LIKE THIS GO VIRAL? Morehouse Whiz Kid is Causing a Stir: 13-Year-Old Dominates College. LOVE THIS STORY PLEASE READ MORE…
PLEASE SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!!!!!!
At thirteen years of age, Stephen Stafford is causing quite a stir at Morehouse College. Stafford has a triple major in pre-med, math and computer science. Though he loves playing video games and playing his drum set, he is no typical teenager. He is exactly the kind of student I had in mind when I wrote the book, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College,” because he shows the power of the black male mind when we put our energy into things that matter most. Over the 17-years I’ve spent teaching at the college level, I have never seen anything more impressive, nor more reflective of what black men represent.
“I’ve never taught a student as young as Stephen, and it’s been amazing,” said computer science professor Sonya Dennis. “He’s motivating other students to do better and makes them want to step up their game.”
Stafford began his college career at the age of 11, after being home-schooled by his mother. Stafford’s mother said that when Stafford began to teach her instead of being taught by her, she knew he needed to be in a college environment. Since that time, he has excelled in his classes and continues to grow intellectually.
you know why this stuff isn’t viral
regardless, this is an amazing story
Officially jealous of a 13-year-old boy. Kudos, kid.
hey world did you know that the australian government is opressing and trying to “normalise” indigenous australians in the northern territory?
- did you know that they suspended the racial discrimination act?
-did you know the army invaded Indigenous communities without any form of consultation?
- did you know that the are seizing the income of indigenous people and using it to pay for government housing for politicians?
- did you know that they are being segregated in supermarkets with lines for indigenous and non-indigenous australians?
- did you realise that in 2012, despite protests and a 43,000 signature strong petition, the government extended this opression until 2021?
-did you realise that this actually happening right now in 2013?
"This is our holocaust."
—Statement by local Aboriginal people to Dr Stephen Foster"I am on the BasicsCard like thousands of my people. I am capable of acting in an internationally-acclaimed drama for our national broadcaster [ABC], but because I’m black and from the NT, the government says I’m incapable of managing a Centrelink payment."
.—Patricia Morton-Thomas, Aboriginal actor
It’s a degrading, humiliating and pride-sapping emotional whipping of the highest order.
—Bev Manton, Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Suddenly, my jokes about going back to the 1930s aren’t so far off the mark, are they? I cannot possibly articulate how much this angers and upsets me. Spread this like wildfire.
If you’re young and LGBTQ, this is designed by Lambda Legal to help you know your rights and make sure they’re respected.
- Your Speech Rights at School
- Limitations on Students’ Free Speech
- Private Schools
- Public Address Systems and Posters
- Anti-Gay and Anti-Equality Speech
- Ways to Raise LGBTQ Awareness at School
- LGBTQ Safety & Awareness at School: A Checklist
- Keeping LGBTQ-Friendly Websites Accessible
- What You Should Know If You’re Living in Foster Care, a Group Home or Juvenile Justice
- Working With Homeless LGBTQ Youth
- Info For Congregate Care Providers
- Info For Foster and Adoptive Parents of LGBTQ Youth
- Info for Juvenile Justice Professionals
- Working With Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
- Info For Families With an LGBTQ Child
- Basic Facts About Being LGBTQ
- How to Support LGBTQ Youth
- How Family Members Can Help Gay-Straight Alliances
- How to Support Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
- How to Make Your School Safer for LGBTQ Students
- What to Do When Harassment/Discrimination Occurs
- Same-Sex Dates At School Dances
- How Schools Can Support Transgender Students
- How Educators Can Help Gay-Straight Alliances
- How to Make Curricula LGBTQ-Inclusive
- Teacher and Staff Speech Rights
Click HERE to see full page
Lambda Legal is a national American organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
High school student builds global tech company from St. Louis
by John Pertzborn
(KTVI) – Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School who started his own tech company. He sat down with John Pertzborn to explain how he starting building a company when he was only 12. [Continue reading and view full story at Fox2now St. Louis.]
Only 74 notes? These are the kinda stories we should be promoting, constantly.
Signal boosting this. I am unsure about pay or fees and length of the pieces but those interested should contact Roxane Gay.
remember when sirius black said it was really hard to keep a bloodline pure, you had to try really hard to manage it?
remember how the weasleys are all purebloods, the husband, and the wife, and the seven fucking children, and all their relatives?
remember molly and ginny’s anger at fleur, at her marriage with bill, their hope that she would change her mind after the attack, because she was other?
remember ron’s thoughtless abuse, his negligence, his misunderstanding of hermione and harry and what they came from, his neglect of hermione’s activism and where it was coming from?
this, combined with the knowledge of the way arthur weasley appears to fetishize muggles in a way you now realize is completely appropriative… ah.
I’m tired of seeing white people treating poor countries as if they were their very special emotional playground.
Racists travel to under developed countries under the guise of ‘appreciating their culture’ or ‘searching for themselves’ (whatever that means) or any other seemingly thoughtful premise.. They enjoy the ‘exotic’ foods, marvel at the ‘exotic’ landscapes, snap photos (without asking first) of those very ‘exotic’ natives.
They have profound revelations about how in the western world we have much more commodities than necessary, and how these poor rural simpletons are so happy with the little they own, cause they’re blissful savages, much less complex than the average white US citizen.
Some of them even manage to say utterly disrespectful stuff (e.g.’oh look at these people living in the middle of nowhere’ (cameron diaz) or that ‘they defecate in the woods ‘hunched like animals’ (drew barrymore) and the worst part is, they don’t even seem to realize.
… Then they go back to their countries, with a serious white savior complex, and show all their relatives photos those wonderful, smiling exotic natives, just before complaining about illegal immigrants taking all their jobs.
All of the Indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
Their hands and fingers must be tragic when they reach for tragic food.
The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably
from a horse culture. He should often weep alone. That is mandatory.
Before Rosa Parks- There Was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
1846 – She began her amazing career as a writer by publishing her first book of poetry, Forest Leaves, at the age of 21.
1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.
1859 – A dedicated abolitionist, Harper was one of the few public figures who did not abandon John Brown after his failed effort at Harpers Ferry, instead writing to him and staying with his wife, Mary, at the home of Lucretia Mott (Philadelphia’s leading Quaker Abolitionist) for the two weeks preceding his hanging.
1865 – In the immediate post-Civil War years, Harper returned to the lecture circuit, focusing her attentions on education for the formerly enslaved, on the Equal Rights Movement and on the Temperance Movement.
Despite all of her remarkable accomplishments, Frances E.W. Harper’s name cannot be found in most history books.
calicovirus replied to your post:…uhhh. She’s right about the milk thing, the vast majority of the world is lactose intolerant (in some form).That’s a drastic oversimplification.First of all, the reason this is problematic is because this is one of the areas that anthropology and genetics have a big old white supremacist train wreck. Evolutionary biologists and geneticists are very willing to make farfetched claims that they are not qualified to make about the results of their work and the meaning of the lactase persistence gene.Basically, there are quite a few studies like this one that are done by geneticists, and the fact that they’re looking for a gene that’s dominant in northern Europeans is fine,BUTthe connection—->conclusion they make with “the beginnings of pastoralism, animal husbandry, and agriculture as the dawn of civilized human society” is about ten thousand percent wrong and fucked up.The issue here is, making yogurt, cheese, and other forms of processing reduce the levels of lactose in all types of milk considerably. Goat and sheep’s milk have lower levels of casein, which is what a lot of people who are “lactose intolerant” are actually allergic to.If you think critically for about two seconds about world cuisine, you’ll notice that this mental structure of “Europeans can digest milk because they domesticated cattle first and then lived in isolation, cementing their magic and superior genes with inbreeding” starts to fall apart almost immediately.West African pastoral people like the Maasai, who live off their cattle and rarely kill them for meat, usually partaking of their milk and blood?And then there’s 20 million pastoral households (about 180–200 million people), who are mostly people of color around the world who subsist largely on sheep and goat’s milk in Mongolia, Ethiopia, Europe, Namibia (the Khoisan domesticated cattle thousands of years ago), Pakistan, Peru, and many, many more..?So basically, the problem is still Europe=”civilized because milk gene”, everyone else=”not as civilized because no milk gene”. It’s a bunch of crap and conjecture.In summation, the whole “everyone’s lactose intolerant except for the people who have this gene, which is mostly Northern Europeans” is STILL an oversimplification, but I think I’ll stick to picking this apart sociologically rather than getting into the nuts and bolts of confirmation bias and dubious claims from unqualified people.