A UCLA Latino student’s apartment door was tagged up with racist comments. This event should definitely get media coverage. There’s a hidden racism on campus and I’m sure it happens on other campuses too. Schools never want to look bad, but its not about that. Its about gaining visibility for the prejudice that affects it’s students.
(via Photos of Latino Rebels)
And people wonder why I’m so mad all the time.
So, some white feminists found it appropriate to post the picture of a battered Rihanna to make their point????? WHAT THE FUCKING HELL??? You spend hours talking about trigger this, trigger that but have so little respect for a BLACK WOMAN victim of abuse that you are ready to post a STOLEN picture of her. Rihanna said several times how humiliating and hurtful it was for her to see that picture leaked in the press, but your hatred for Chris Brown has apparently no limit! This should be common sense! I have officially lost all the little respect I had left for you UGH
Yeah, people, I know it’s suuuuuuper shitty that Chris Brown was at the Grammys last night, but PLEASE remember that those photos were released without her consent. We all know what Chris Brown did. Stop posting the photos of it.
Racism and rape culture are interacting in this truly disgusting way right now. We’re focusing all this energy and anger on Chris Brown as an abuser. Yes, his actions deserve this level of scorn, but it’s certainly true that white abusers of frequently are ignored/forgotten about quickly. In this case, we haven’t forgotten and we’re happy to place blame where it belongs (on Chris Brown).
Yet we give zero fucks about women of color who are victims of violence, rape, and abuse. I don’t just mean Rihanna, although she is a good example of it. There’s the humiliating, violating picture of her face that continually makes the rounds. There was the backlash after this happened about why she wasn’t going to stand up and be a domestic abuse advocate now. There was additional backlash after her video for ‘Man Down’ came out. No matter how she wants to handle her own abuse, nobody’s satisfied with it.
This Is All Kind Of Wrong of the Day: Kymberly Wimberly was all set to become her Arkansas school’s first black valedictorian since 1989.
But, at the last minute, McGehee High School decided Kymberly was to share her spotlight with a white “co-valedictorian” who had a lower GPA.
“When I found out I was valedictorian, I was ecstatic,” Kymberly, who has long dreamt of being at the top of her class, told ABC News. She says the student named co-valedictorian agreed with her that “if the tables were turned, there wouldn’t be a co-valedictorian.”
Kymberly’s mom, Molly Bratton, who is the school’s “certified media specialist,” says she overheard school personnel expressing concern that naming Kymberly valedictorian would cause a “big mess.” Furthermore, when Bratton tried to protest the school’s move at a school board meeting, she was told she couldn’t speak because she had “filled out the wrong form” and would have to wait until after graduation to appeal.
Kymberly and Bratton have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the school, seeking punitive damages and a revision of the school records naming Kymberly the sole valedictorian.
More from the article:
Wimberly, who took Advanced Placement and honors courses, managed to maintain the top GPA, even though she gave birth to a daughter during her junior year.
“I’m not going to say it wasn’t difficult,” she said. “My teachers thought I’d fall flat on my face, but I kept trying to succeed.”
[TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence, rape culture, apologia]
hahaha I’m gonna get hate for this, no doubt.
the rihanna-chris brown situation was such bullshit if you think about it. oh well she got beat up, she should’ve hit him the fuck back. that’s the thing in american society, some chick gets her ass kicked and all these feminist groups get all heated up and say things like “oh how dare he hit a woman! he’s so much stronger!” what these idiots don’t realize is that by saying that, they make all women seem weak and men seem to have superiority.
honestly nothing annoys me more than seeing a girl hit a guy and it being called “self defense” when in reality the girl is abusive towards the guy, but the moment a guy hits a girl it’s domestic violence.
Do you seriously think that what you’re saying is right? Because… okay, I don’t care for either one of them and coming from a completely neutral viewpoint, did you SEE her face. Did you SEE what he did to her face?
I want you to just Google it, it’ll show up. And then a picture of his mugshot.
And then I want you to come back and see if you still feel the same.
And before you make assumptions about me I want you to know off the bat that I don’t believe in domestic violence from any standpoint. No man should pound on a woman’s face like it’s meat and no woman should do the same to a man. If you feel like you’re that angry that you want to smash someone’s face in then you need to exit the situation, MAN or WOMAN.
UGH, WOW, OK. Dear OP:
It isn’t the victim’s/survivor’s fault. It is never the victim’s/survivor’s fault. Chris Brown beat Rihanna up, which means Chris Brown is at fault. Full stop, end of story, there is no more. The person who abuses another person is the one responsible for the abuse. It was not and is not Rihanna’s responsibility to prevent or stop his abusing her. (NVM that fighting back often ESCALATES the situation—but whatever, not that I’m talking from personal experience or whatever, ha ha ha.)
Where is a table, I have a sudden need to overturn a table.