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Anonymous asks: Hey! So, a hypothetical question. Not a troll, just genuinely wondering what you think. If, hypothetically, history were switched and black people were in Europe and were essentially lucky like white people actually were in earlier times, would they have done the same thing to white people? (Slavery, colonialism, genocide and all the other terrible things) Do you think when people obtain power, they will do terrible things regardless?

lagos2bahia:

murderwhitepeople:

lagos2bahia:

snarkulousworld:

lagos2bahia:

I don’t know what you mean by “lucky like white people”. I think firstly you need to realise that white Europeans where not “lucky”. They were brutal, violent and just plain sick. They made a choice to have no respect for humanity, and had absolutely no morals at all. The reason they were successful in colonising the world and enslaving black people was because they enacted a level of brutality and savagery that honestly I will never be able to fully understand. It is also important to understand that these ideas of superiority did not suddenly spring out of thin air. I mean if you study European history and look events like the crusades you can see that these ideas were always present in their culture.

Black people were in already in their lands living great lives before colonialism. My ancestors (well my maternal ancestors) were living happily in Yorubaland. We had technology, education and innovation and we didn’t feel the need to go around slaughtering people, destroying their homelands and cultures and enslaving them. Do you really think Africa was one large barren and poverty stricken wasteland prior to colonialism? There was vast amounts of power pre-colonial times, for example, the Kongo Kingdom, it used to be huge and vast empire, it was also big centre for trade with the Portuguese. All of this was ruined of course when King Leopold of Belgium decided to completely destroy the country and kill and mutilate large amounts of the population. Before imperialism and slavery, did we go around killing and raping your ancestors? Stealing your land and ignore the rights of your people’s? Did we rape your ancestors, deny them their humanity, and enslave them? Did we go around cutting off the arms and legs of men, women and children in your nations? When African people’s used to travel to Europe they didn’t go to conquer and capture, they went and contributed to society, shared ideas and spread technology.

There is a big difference between people doing terrible things for power (which of course is wrong) and people being just plain sick, which is what the white Europeans were. It is only a total lack of any single shred of morality which allowed them to do what they did. The savagery and brutality that was enacted is not some reflection of some great human flaw, it’s a consequence of deliberate actions and choices that were made and taken by the white people.

I think you’re missing the point of the question, which is “If the situation were reversed, would blacks have colonized whites/would Africa have colonized Europe/Asia/the Americas?”

There is literally no way of knowing the answer to this. But I don’t have a ton of faith in human nature.

I didn’t miss the point of the question, you simply cannot read. I wrote out a long answer showing that pre colonial times there were many time periods where African people’s were far ahead of Europe in terms of innovation and development, did they ever colonise the European people’s? No. African people’s had a large presence in Europe for centuries. Did they enslave European people’s? No. Please read properly.

And it’s not ‘human’ nature to colonise and murder all other peoples you come across. It’s white, European nature. No other society on Earth has wrought as much savagery and catastrophe on innocent people as the Europeans. Perpetual, international genocide is very much a European phenomenon. Don’t pass it off as ‘natural’.

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angrybabysitter:

vulnerate:

wintersage:

daniellemertina:

darvinasafo:

How Racism works…

SIX months  in prison (and no doubt a permanent record) for a fashion choice?
This reminds me of the Black Codes of the South where they’d literally use ANY excuse to put Black folks in prison and force them to become free labor for the state. 

A hefty citation would work. And that’s not racism. I’ve seen skinny ass white boys with their drawers under their but cheeks. It’s nasty.

Sagging pants is a trend that is predominately practiced by Black men. Yes, there are exceptions (such as white boys who sag their pants), but to deny the racism behind this photo by saying you’ve seen “skinny ass white boys” who sag their pants is laughable and idiotic. 
If you can’t see the racism behind this ordinance, you’re either ignorant or living in a fantasy land. 

white people always trying to tell poc what racism ISN’T. ahahhhahaha

angrybabysitter:

vulnerate:

wintersage:

daniellemertina:

darvinasafo:

How Racism works…

SIX months  in prison (and no doubt a permanent record) for a fashion choice?

This reminds me of the Black Codes of the South where they’d literally use ANY excuse to put Black folks in prison and force them to become free labor for the state. 

A hefty citation would work. And that’s not racism. I’ve seen skinny ass white boys with their drawers under their but cheeks. It’s nasty.

Sagging pants is a trend that is predominately practiced by Black men. Yes, there are exceptions (such as white boys who sag their pants), but to deny the racism behind this photo by saying you’ve seen “skinny ass white boys” who sag their pants is laughable and idiotic. 

If you can’t see the racism behind this ordinance, you’re either ignorant or living in a fantasy land. 

white people always trying to tell poc what racism ISN’T. ahahhhahaha

nedsseveredhead:

I feel so proud when friends tell me their parents like me. Like damn right they do, I am a delight.

nyctaeus:

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nyctaeus:

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deux-zero-deux:

returnofthejudai:

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The Black Orthodox, 2012

digital photographs as published in New York Magazine

I want to continue to emphasize how important it is for the Jewish community to recognize and be inclusive of fellow Jews in all of our diversity. We are one people. Kol Yisrael Arivim Ze La Ze. 

it’s a lot of them in nyc. i’ve seen an interracial orthodox jewish couple with their baby at union square— black man, asian woman.

Anonymous asks: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

karasratworld:

These two are ridiculous 

iiiarclight:

give em the ol razzle dazzle

iiiarclight:

give em the ol razzle dazzle

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