ayiman:

biles-manbulge:

ayiman:

safno:

freecouch:

melanatedconsciousness:

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.

Vomit.

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.
 

NO FUN ALLOWED.

Wow. 
You fucking piece of shit.
You incomprehensibly vile piece of walking human garbage.
This is what it comes down to, for you people isn’t it? Fun. Your sacred right to have a gay old time and fuck anyone who has a problem with it, right? 
Only if you were to actually go out and act on your obviously deeply internalized racism would you be able to underline just what a sorry piece of shit you are.  You can see people reacting to this horrifically violent image and the great weight of genocide an oppression that accompanies it, and all you can do is lament the restrictions placed on fun.
I could trot out the scholarship, the heartfelt speeches and the dedicated work by people who are determined to take your fucking toys away, but I won’t bother.  It would be lost on you, wouldn’t it?  Not only are you a piece of shit, I suspect you’re also an arrogant moron.  Nothing would convince you so I’ll leave you secure in your certitude that we’re all just “butthurt”
Now, I know you fancy yourself a real hardass in contrast to all of us over-sensitive types who are just down on your fucking good time, but all I see is some dipshit fuckhead whining about a perceived inability to behave like an ignorant bigot in public without repercussion.
In short, a child.  Go back to your roleplaying, and go fuck yourself, you unbelievable shitstain.

ayiman:

biles-manbulge:

ayiman:

safno:

freecouch:

melanatedconsciousness:

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.

Vomit.

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.

 

NO FUN ALLOWED.

Wow. 

You fucking piece of shit.

You incomprehensibly vile piece of walking human garbage.

This is what it comes down to, for you people isn’t it? Fun. Your sacred right to have a gay old time and fuck anyone who has a problem with it, right? 

Only if you were to actually go out and act on your obviously deeply internalized racism would you be able to underline just what a sorry piece of shit you are.  You can see people reacting to this horrifically violent image and the great weight of genocide an oppression that accompanies it, and all you can do is lament the restrictions placed on fun.

I could trot out the scholarship, the heartfelt speeches and the dedicated work by people who are determined to take your fucking toys away, but I won’t bother.  It would be lost on you, wouldn’t it?  Not only are you a piece of shit, I suspect you’re also an arrogant moron.  Nothing would convince you so I’ll leave you secure in your certitude that we’re all just “butthurt”

Now, I know you fancy yourself a real hardass in contrast to all of us over-sensitive types who are just down on your fucking good time, but all I see is some dipshit fuckhead whining about a perceived inability to behave like an ignorant bigot in public without repercussion.

In short, a child.  Go back to your roleplaying, and go fuck yourself, you unbelievable shitstain.

thegoddamazon:

so-treu:

colormeradical:

magnius159:

Mayan Priests denied access to Guatemala ceremonial sites

Guatemala, the heart of Mayan culture, has started their festivities for the 13 Baktun - the last cycle of the Mayan calendar, due to end on Friday, December 21, 2012. But sadly the celebrations were dominated by staged government shows which were neither led nor shared by indigenous communities or spiritual leaders.
On stage, non-indigenous peoples were wearing indigenous clothes in a folklore show while non-indigenous attendees from the Guatemalan elites were in the most important ceremonial Mayan center, Tikal, waiting for the new era to arrive. Indigenous peoples were left outside, were they were demonstrating, playing the traditional instrument marimba.


Are you FUCKING kidding me?

wow.

…I’m…I can’t even express how angry this makes me.

thegoddamazon:

so-treu:

colormeradical:

magnius159:

Mayan Priests denied access to Guatemala ceremonial sites

Guatemala, the heart of Mayan culture, has started their festivities for the 13 Baktun - the last cycle of the Mayan calendar, due to end on Friday, December 21, 2012. But sadly the celebrations were dominated by staged government shows which were neither led nor shared by indigenous communities or spiritual leaders.

On stage, non-indigenous peoples were wearing indigenous clothes in a folklore show while non-indigenous attendees from the Guatemalan elites were in the most important ceremonial Mayan center, Tikal, waiting for the new era to arrive. Indigenous peoples were left outside, were they were demonstrating, playing the traditional instrument marimba.

Are you FUCKING kidding me?

wow.

…I’m…I can’t even express how angry this makes me.

(via lancrebitch)

jalwhite:

obenibo:

This is why I joined tumblr. Last week a friend asked me if she could borrow some “African clothes” (I’m Nigerian) for a Kwanzaa celebration and I declined, feeling uncomfortable about that. Turns out it was much worse than I thought. This is a picture of a kwanzaa party WITHOUT ANY BLACK PEOPLE. Cultural appropriation with smiles. I just know as soon as I call people out on it, I’ll be called a racist or oversensitive. I grew up with these people. You’d think that they’d learn after a year or so of college. I guess whiteness is stronger than that, huh?

These people are terrible. I feel very comfortable saying that. 

jalwhite:

obenibo:

This is why I joined tumblr. Last week a friend asked me if she could borrow some “African clothes” (I’m Nigerian) for a Kwanzaa celebration and I declined, feeling uncomfortable about that. Turns out it was much worse than I thought. This is a picture of a kwanzaa party WITHOUT ANY BLACK PEOPLE. Cultural appropriation with smiles. I just know as soon as I call people out on it, I’ll be called a racist or oversensitive. I grew up with these people. You’d think that they’d learn after a year or so of college. I guess whiteness is stronger than that, huh?

These people are terrible. I feel very comfortable saying that. 

first-nation-penatration:



Saw a member of A Tribe Called Red wearing this shirt, found out company etc and bought it. In case you dont know the story behind this shirt, there is a major league baseball team called the Cleveland Indians, …. now do you get it? Caucasions, im native? ahaaaaa.REDPOWER.

first-nation-penatration:

Saw a member of A Tribe Called Red wearing this shirt, found out company etc and bought it. In case you dont know the story behind this shirt, there is a major league baseball team called the Cleveland Indians, …. now do you get it? Caucasions, im native? ahaaaaa.REDPOWER.

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sheer-powder:

“We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 
A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.
To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.
For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.
I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. ”
—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool 

sheer-powder:

We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 

A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.

To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.

For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.

I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. ”

—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool 

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shonecakepastrypie:

politicsofmylund:

s-o-l-i-f-t-e-d:

@astauddd we some hindu niggas #bindis

panchod
chup kar

When I start my white people zoo, you’ll be the main attraction.

If you’re going to try and draw shit on your forehead, please be advised that fine-tip markers will get you a circle and not an oblong rectangle.

shonecakepastrypie:

politicsofmylund:

s-o-l-i-f-t-e-d:

@astauddd we some hindu niggas #bindis

panchod

chup kar

When I start my white people zoo, you’ll be the main attraction.

If you’re going to try and draw shit on your forehead, please be advised that fine-tip markers will get you a circle and not an oblong rectangle.

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wifwolf:

blackandwtf:

1890
This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1700s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree.

And this is an example of why it is offensive to appropriate Hawaiian culture. I’m not talking about surfing, I’m talking about the caption. This is why it isn’t okay for non-Hawaiians to have luaus, wear grass skirts and leis, have tiki bars, and get hula dancer tattoos. Hawaiians were essentially banned from their own culture. The things you appropriate were things the Hawaiians were told were sins. My ancestors were told they were going to hell for their religion. The missionaries didn’t just bring protestantism to the islands, they also brought suicide. People felt so guilty about how they lived that they killed themselves.The things Hawaiians were made to feel ashamed of, the things they had to atone for are now thought of as “kitsch” and “exotic” by non-natives.
This excerpt from a zine is quite fitting (even though it is about Native Americans, it applies here too): “Spiritual practices of Native peoples are particularly prone to appropriation by the dominant culture. It is exceptionally ironic, given that a!er colonization, it was not until the passage of the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act that Native people in the United States were legally permitted to practice their traditional spirituality. Since the colonization of this continent by white settlers, Native people have faced monumental obstacles to the free exercise of their spiritual practices, including boarding schools, forced relocation, endless broken treaties, “kill the Indian, save the man” policies, and forced assimilation. So it is particularly insensitive for white people to attempt to justify their/our use of Native spiritual practices when Native people themselves have often been brutally persecuted for the same.”-Cultural Appreciation or Cultural appropriationBut anyway, this photo rules.

wifwolf:

blackandwtf:

1890

This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1700s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree.

And this is an example of why it is offensive to appropriate Hawaiian culture. I’m not talking about surfing, I’m talking about the caption. This is why it isn’t okay for non-Hawaiians to have luaus, wear grass skirts and leis, have tiki bars, and get hula dancer tattoos.

Hawaiians were essentially banned from their own culture. The things you appropriate were things the Hawaiians were told were sins. My ancestors were told they were going to hell for their religion. The missionaries didn’t just bring protestantism to the islands, they also brought suicide. People felt so guilty about how they lived that they killed themselves.

The things Hawaiians were made to feel ashamed of, the things they had to atone for are now thought of as “kitsch” and “exotic” by non-natives.


This excerpt from a zine is quite fitting (even though it is about Native Americans, it applies here too): “Spiritual practices of Native peoples are particularly prone to appropriation by the dominant culture. It is exceptionally ironic, given that a!er colonization, it was not until the passage of the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act that Native people in the United States were legally permitted to practice their traditional spirituality. Since the colonization of this continent by white settlers, Native people have faced monumental obstacles to the free exercise of their spiritual practices, including boarding schools, forced relocation, endless broken treaties, “kill the Indian, save the man” policies, and forced assimilation. So it is particularly insensitive for white people to attempt to justify their/our use of Native spiritual practices when Native people themselves have often been brutally persecuted for the same.”-Cultural Appreciation or Cultural appropriation

But anyway, this photo rules.

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strugglingtobeheard:

zoezoloft:

biculturallatina:

girljanitor:

commanderbishoujo:

darkjez:

queerlytentacular:

this-is-not-native:

mitakuoyasin:

Am I the only one that things like this,extremely pisses off and bothers?It’s culturally demeaning and destroying. 

Caught between the world of red and white, how will Grace Cummings choose? A normal morning turns to disaster when a small war party attacks Grace Cummings’ family and slaughters everyone but her. She returns to the Lakota camp filled with hatred, anger and fear, but through the help of another white woman in camp, learns the Lakota way. When white soldiers invade the camp and presume to rescue Grace, she must decide where her heart lies.
Special snowflake attacked by evil savages. Special snowflake returns to kill the evil savages, but it takes another special snowflake of the we-all-bleed-red camp to show her that brown people aren’t all evil! Let’s appreciate them!
Guys, I think we’ve found our Save the Pearls.

what the fuuuuuuuck
no

I hate everything.

that cover tho
lmfao

everyone involved with creating this needs to DIAF

the fuck is this tho

U________U

The things white bitches fantasize about is sick. She serious too, how rude and what a fucking joke.

strugglingtobeheard:

zoezoloft:

biculturallatina:

girljanitor:

commanderbishoujo:

darkjez:

queerlytentacular:

this-is-not-native:

mitakuoyasin:

Am I the only one that things like this,
extremely pisses off and bothers?

It’s culturally demeaning and destroying. 

Caught between the world of red and white, how will Grace Cummings choose? 

A normal morning turns to disaster when a small war party attacks Grace Cummings’ family and slaughters everyone but her. She returns to the Lakota camp filled with hatred, anger and fear, but through the help of another white woman in camp, learns the Lakota way. When white soldiers invade the camp and presume to rescue Grace, she must decide where her heart lies.

Special snowflake attacked by evil savages. Special snowflake returns to kill the evil savages, but it takes another special snowflake of the we-all-bleed-red camp to show her that brown people aren’t all evil! Let’s appreciate them!

Guys, I think we’ve found our Save the Pearls.

what the fuuuuuuuck

no

I hate everything.

that cover tho

lmfao

everyone involved with creating this needs to DIAF

the fuck is this tho

U________U

The things white bitches fantasize about is sick. She serious too, how rude and what a fucking joke.

esmeweatherwax:

howtobeterrell:

reverseracism:

drinkmehalfway:

how my mom dressed up for halloween…
as a black person.

:/

well your mom’s a racist bitch

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because your culture is what i wear for shits and giggles

make your own(link)

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