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saucerlike:
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.
-Miriam EspinozaUCLA Undergraduate
(via Photos of Latino Rebels)

And people wonder why I’m so mad all the time.

saucerlike:

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.

-Miriam Espinoza
UCLA Undergraduate

(via Photos of Latino Rebels)

And people wonder why I’m so mad all the time.

iamabutchsolo:

In class today we were talking about all of these cases of race-infused violence in the south during the Civil Rights Movement, and Emmett Till came up. And of course we talked about how brutal his murder was - he was beaten, shot in the head, drowned, one of his eyes was gouged out. There was a quiet in the room as we all took in the sheer amount of superfluous physical violence put upon him and everyone from the black kids to the brown kids to the white kids could feel it.

So of course this white guy has to say that those murderers must have been “psychopaths” and “crazy,” because obviously only mentally deficient people would be so cruel as to beat a black kid to death over allegedly flirting with a white woman. And then a few of the other white people in the room were like, “Yeah, they must have been crazy, like serial killers are,” and suddenly an invisible white angel had appeared in the room to bask the white people in a beautiful white glow of non-white-guilt as they sighed a sigh of relief and the painful things that happened to Emmett Till or Medgar Evans or James Chaney suddenly became less painful because the white guys who did it must have just been crazy. God-forbid they were actually perfectly sane and were just hellbent on exerting the racial hierarchy and upholding a racist status quo.

Yo, for real, calling people who engage in violent acts of white supremacy or any kind of oppressive dominance are not akin to people who would be classified as “crazy.” People are drawn to think things like that because it allows any white person to separate themselves from their role in white supremacy and just make racism into something that is only perpetuated by individuals and not toxic and oppressive culture.

Yes Yes YES.  I absolutely despise it when people describe racists and racist actions as “crazy”.

First of all, “crazy” is an ableist slur, used to deride people with mental illnesses.  Do not lump together racists with people who are dealing with an actual illness.  You wouldn’t compare racists to people with cancer or asthma or a broken leg, DON’T do it to people with mental illness.

Second of all, when you think that people who commit horrible, violently racist acts are “clearly psychopaths”, white people aren’t just letting them/ourselves off the hook - they’re letting the HORRIBLE, VIOLENT RACISTS off the hook.  You’re not holding them accountable for their actions!  You’re dismissing what they did, as if it is somehow less horrible now that you’ve found “the reason” they did it. 

I have met a good number of people with racist beliefs, and believe you me, their mental health has had NOTHING to do with the fact that they hold those beliefs.

(Source: daughterofmulan)

[TW rape culture]

stfurapeculture:

stfuconservatives:

dreams-from-my-father:

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.

-Jess

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.

bethasaurus:

Again, TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE but this is an important PSA for anyone going to Youmacon or ACEN. The thread itself has pictures of the guy. Be safe.

cookiedelicious:

An anonymous commenter on Fandom!Secrets at Livejournal said:

Hey there. So I know a lot of people in this comm are congoers, so at least some of you should be aware of the fact that Youmacon, in Dearborn/Detroit area, is next weekend. I’ve come to issue a bit of a warning. There will be a lot of people at this Youmacon, somewhere around a couple thousand, one of whom will be a very dangerous guy. He’s a serial rapist and a ephebophile, and he goes to cons to find targets; in fact, that’s where he found me.

Anyone who’s going, please, please, please be careful. Keep any young girls under tight watch and if you meet a man named TC avoid the shit out of him, and if he does anything skeevy, report him immediately. Do not let any of your friends so much as associate with him. He is sickeningly manipulative and seems sweet at first, but he’s emotionally and sexually abusive and you absolutely cannot trust him.

Despite trying to get him banned from the con by telling the head of security that he was a rapist, he continues to let him not only attend the con, but work security. I honestly can say that the majority of security will protect and support most victims, but the head of security is a victim-blaming, ignorant man who said to my face that he thought women who were raped multiple times were lying because they wouldn’t stick around their rapist after the event. I get the impression that if he can get around banning a (male) rapist—especially if it’s one of his friends—he will.

This guy has raped girls at cons on multiple occasions, and specifically targets young teens, from thirteen to fifteen. He typically wears a Greed cosplay, and has a long brown pedo-ponytail. I hate the idea of him being in a position of power over the congoers, many of which are teenage girls, but there’s nothing I can do except hope everyone will be incredibly careful. If you see any such man around any young women, please try to get them away from him. Don’t trust this guy any further than you can throw him.

I’ve worked security there for the past four/five years, but I don’t know how much security I’ll be doing this year. I will be around and keeping an eye out, though; unfortunately, it’s a very high-stress environment for me, with the threat of running into him again, and with the thousands of people that will be there it’s incredibly hard to keep tabs on everything that’s going on. Anon just because I don’t want my name attached to this.

roxanneritchi:

astroprojection | thedailywhat:


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.
[abcnews / c|n.]

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.”

roxanneritchi:

astroprojection | thedailywhat:

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.

[abcnews / c|n.]

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.”

(Source: thedailywhat)

[TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence, rape culture, apologia] really unpopular opinion

mekosuchus:

[TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence, rape culture, apologia]

brandos | blacktigress | psych0-antics:

hahaha I’m gonna get hate for this, no doubt.

but.

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.