Lupita Nyong’o, 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 12 Years a Slave
Photographed by Christian MacDonald, Vogue, January 2014
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This is beyond offensive. The woman on the left looks to be about 5 months pregnant. That means she is planning to go ahead with the pregnancy. The only reason she could or would get an elective abortion is if there was a serious problem with the fetus, and it would be unavoidable and terribly sad. This is a wanted pregnancy. Prolifers, shame on you.
… not to mention no fetus will have “plans” for their future because at ANY point in development they do not yet have the cognitive functions to manage such a feat.
"Hey, you there who is pregnant! Any plans for your future?"
"not yet, my parents are anti choice…"
The term “PoC” is not meant to encompass all brown and black individuals of the world. Its not a general title for every non-white person; that was never its intention. Its a term that derives within western, specifically US context among like-minded racialized individuals who…
Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James - the first black pair skaters to be in the Olympics.
This Vine is everything. "Do it for the Vine…iaint gon’ do it."
by Suey Park
Last week, I was asked to be a contributor to Huffington Post’s Asian Voices section by email. At first I was excited, remembering all those long lost emails I’d sent them in my youth, begging for an Asian Voices page. At that point in my life, I so desperately wanted to be recognized by the Huffington Post in any way. Of course, my emails were never answered and I instead embarked on a journey to find my own voice, a voice that I found and have unapologetically used this year.
A major lesson that I learned along this journey is that nobody will ever give us a space or a voice - we have to make and use our own. I started the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick to spark a global conversation about Asian American feminism. Rather than seek white approval, my agenda has been for us to create our own spaces; spaces that did not recreate oppressive structures, but instead gave us life and meaning. For too long, the non-profit industrial complex has corporatized our movements and watered down our radical agenda. #NotYourAsianSidekick was a signal that we would stop begging for a seat at a table in corporate America and instead push for more than multiculturalism.
My politics are no surprise to most people who know my work, so I find it strange that only now when we have proven how much of a voice we have through other platforms, Huffington Post finally finds us worthy enough for a Voices page.
Politico writer Dylan Byers says Ta-Nehisi Coates undermined his "intellectual cred" when calling Melissa Harris-Perry America’s foremost public intellectual because she’s just a “weekend TV host.”
…and #BlackTwitter responds with the hashtag #PoliticosBlackIntellectuals.
Golden. When they gone learn?
A response to one of the most obnoxious posts I’ve read on Tumblr.
The fact that someone felt the need to make this ppt tells me that we do need more POC representation in media. OP is citing ~historical accuracy~ for frozen being the way it is - specifically that bit about “whiteass European countries” - when SURPRISE non-white Europeans have co-existed with these so-called whiteass Europeans IN HISTORY.
The fact that they gave the late 1800’s as her example and proceeded to go “well not a lot of POCs travelled to Europe at this time makes me cringe. “But you guys don’t get it Africa and Asia were really far!” - ah yes, like distance stopped Europeans from rudely invading and establishing colonies in these areas in the 1800’s or even in the centuries before that.
Now I’m not trying to convince people to hate Frozen. It was a decent Disney movie and Let It Go is a pretty catchy song. But to invalidate POC who do dislike this movie by saying WELL IT’S DISNEY IT’S GOT SUCH A GOOD MESSAGE AND I LIKE IT SO STOP WHINING is a pretty shitty thing to do. Media representation has been and currently is still a big issue. Frozen may not be outright racist in itself (yes, the message of sisterly love is great we all got that), but the fact of the matter is that it’s contributing to the normalization of white as the standard which is kind of shitty for people who aren’t white.
So no, people aren’t ~hating just because it’s white~. People are upset because in the context of mainstream media, it’s another movie that helps perpetuate marginalization in film.
Maybe actually take a couple of history courses before you attempt to educate people on racism - or in this case “not racism”.