"How to explain the GOP to a 4th grader"
Right brained people are said to be more creative, while left brained folks are more logical, which one are you?
Shit, i’m left brained, i thought i would be right…
The more I think about this, the more it doesn’t make sense lol
Like i’m left footed and left handed but I’m right brained. Hmmmmm
I’M LEFT BRAINED YAYYYYYY! *DANCES*
the notion of being left or right brained was dis-proven several decades ago!
Mugglenet’s top picks as who should play Newt Scamander in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film. Read the full article here: [x]
why are they all white?
because apparently a man of colour is too unrealistic for them
OK NO. NO.
ENOUGH WITH THIS BULLSHIT. NOT EVERY CHARACTER YOU LOVE OF A POC. OK. STOP GETTING RILED UP WHEN A CHARACTER IS NOT A POC. NEW SCAMANDER WAS WHITE. HE WAS NOT A POC. OK. MAKING NEWT SCAMANDER A BLACK GUY IN A MOVIE WHEN HES MEANT TO BE WHITE IS LIKE WHITEWASHING A CHARACTER WHEN THEYRE MEANT TO BE BLACK (exhibit a: Katara in the live-action film)
BOTH ARE UNREALISTIC PHYSICAL PORTRAYALS OF A CHARACTER. GET OVER YOURSELF. ITS OK THAT SOME CHARACTERS ARE WHITE. ITS OK THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WRITE BOOKS WHERE POC JUST ARE NOT AS PROMINENT AS WHITE PEOPLE IN BOOKS. ITS OK THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WRITE BOOKS WHERE POC ARE MORE PROMINENT THAN WHITE PEOPLE. WHATS NOT OK IS BRINGING RACE INTO EVERY GODDAMN THING ON EARTH BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT STARTED THIS BULLSHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Tumblr user catwhisperercas gets deep
Hi catwhisperercas, fuck you. We don’t “bring race into everything”, you just choose to not see race in things. That’s because you’re fucking white. You have the privilege to look at the media and see a sea of people who look like you. We don’t have that. We have to fight for each and every single actor that gets cast, we have to defend them against charges of “reverse racism”. Why shouldn’t we speak up when EVERY FANCAST of EVERY CHARACTER is lily goddamn white? If it weren’t for us actively pushing for representation, tumblr would look like a Klan rally.
And it’s telling that you got so angry. Threatened, much? Who does it hurt if you think of a character as something other than white? Where’s the indication that Newt Scamander is white? Where is it written in his character description that he’s a white man? Where’s the indication in the text that he’s white? If you haven’t noticed, Jo didn’t write Harry Potter to be as white as the royal family. There are people of color ALL OVER the damn place. Harry isn’t fighting for a white wizarding world. Britain is not lily white, it hasn’t been for as long as colonialism has existed. Harry is fighting for a multiracial, multiethnic community. And the fact that you’re upset over that fact makes you a racist asshole.
They’re probably going to make Newt white. Why? Because it’s a rare day in hell when they cast someone who isn’t. When they cast Lavender Brown, they first cast a little black girl. Then, when Lavender actually got a speaking part in the sixth movie, they changed her actress so that a white woman could play the important part. So no, I don’t have much faith in the casting process. In the meantime, let people of color dream a little, hmm? And stop yelling so much, you’re getting spittle everywhere.
totally agree. demanding that they cast Newt as a person of color is unreasonable, but asking for at least one person of color out of the 7 guys up there is perfectly reasonable and a little sad that it ended up like this to being with.
This the shit I don’t like. I just saw this on one of my fb friend’s page. I know it’s all about football and all, but the redskins need to change their name. Not only is the name offensive. This picture is incredibly offensive to Native american people! This is offensive to me! This is white supremacy in america people.
For the fuck of shit.
For the legions of people insisting that having a team with a name like Redskins isn’t racist, that it’s not meant to be racist or that it’s somehow honouring indigenous people…
Well, this is the kind of shit that happens. Homeboy up there isn’t displaying an effigy of a football helmet-clad athlete. It’s an effigy of a man wearing a widely appropriated symbol of North American indigineity.
For those people who do not see anything wrong with the Native mascot, I would ask them if they honestly believe that this image, this horrific image, can be divorced from the racism that Native people experience? (of course it can, they would say. There’s nothing racist about this because white people have solved racism. Ad etcetera, ad nauseum)
Because I don’t think there is much of a difference. I think it’s all part of that grand old game of colonialism. The enterprise of imperialism. For me, being who I am and despite the limits of my knowledge, it’s completely and totally obvious that the shit sandwich we’re served as Native people is seasoned with absolutely every iniquity produced by the mechanisms of white supremacy and settler-colonialism.
Which is to say;
The attitudes, the prevailing worldview, that failed to prevent homeboy from stringing up an effigy of a Native man comes from the same plae that justifies our denigration, our poverty, our neglect, our abuse and our indignity.
I choose the word justify carefully, because they haven’t simply allowed these things to happen to us. Settlers in their grand old game have not simply elided their responsibility for these things, either. They all know, on an intellectual level, what they did. Or they suspect it, at least, though the web of lies that is nationalist mythology tends to get things tangled.
What they’re all doing, what homeboy here has done, has taken all of these things, this legacypain and blood, and they have determined that it is an inevitability. That it was meant to be this way.
That we, the savages, the conniving halfbreeds and the inscrutable wildmen of their “new world” stood athwart their progress and therefore deserve it.
So don’t fucking anyone be telling me that I have bigger fish to fry. I have one ten-ton monster to fry, and you’ better believe my fileting knife is razor sharp.
How I think I cook:
How I actually cook:
my tumblr is way too weird for me i may need to start from scratch
moment of silence for those of you still in high school i am so sorry
I think about this like once a day im so sorry