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yilduza said: also, stop writing books about how ppl with x diagnoses are evil or abusive and write books about abuse warning signs and survival that aren’t based on unreliable and ableist premises (& ignore that we get abused too)
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
The list goes on…
To say little of how some of these diagnoses (especially the first and third) hugely intersect with racism and are automatically imposed upon anyone whose identity goes beyond sheltered, white Western standards (namely international &/ transracial adoptees and foster children)
Funny how Eurocentric societies believe themselves intrinsically superior and quick to deem all other cultures as less superstitious and gullible, meanwhile wallowing in their own superstitions that are actually far worse and more abusive, couched in shit-brained pseudoscientific miasma and rammed down on people with the full weight from centuries of global oppression.
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why isn’t it thursday SHERLOCK U POOR BB WHO IS MORIARTY
i’m trapped between pure glee and excitement and reserved distrust????
because i just know i’m GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED
on the heels of Bossymarmalade’s brilliant article on the rampant whitewashing that ensues whenever people of colour dare step out of stock racist caricatures into nuanced, sympathetic and/or superhuman villainy
i just had to co-sign this
“after the writers made me think john douglas [played by African-American actor Roger Aaron Brown] was moriarty in the episode last week all i want is for moriarty to not be white please please c’mon YOU MADE ME HOPE PLEASE DO NOT CRUSH MY HOPES HERE IT’S YOUR FAULT
i never would have expected moriarty to be a person of color so i just???? i am so mad that they even made me think that????
like please can we not cast a white dude as the brilliant superhuman mastermind evil genius PLEASE PLEASE????”
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Marissa Sammy on Star Trek: Into Whiteness.
perfect commentary which parallels what Rawles was saying earlier about the possibility of Moriarty being a person of color:
You see? It’s more complicated than “people of color get typecast as villains.”
Black people get typecast as an extremely specific type of villain - they’re thugs, brutish and animalistic. South Asian actors are similarly typecast as scary oppressive (usually coded Muslim) terrorists.
But when your villain is of the superhuman archetype? When they’re brooding antiheroes, when they’re nuanced, when they’re multi-faceted?
(And check out this post on the glorification of white criminality in shows like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, etc.)
I (bossymarmalade that is) wrote this article for Racebending because my sister asked me to, I didn’t expect it to resonate outside of that! What a wonderful thing to pop onto tumblr and find, omg <3 to you all for the support and your fantastic thinky additions)
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Linda Rosa, RN (via iwasthesilentgirl)
fyi: Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on what the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children officially disavows as institutionalized child torture masquerading as therapy.
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“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?”
“No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.”
I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Well, that explained a lot of things. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in a hole. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions… Prisons are a profitable business. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery. In every state more and more prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board. Who are they for? They certainly aren’t planning to put white people in them. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people.
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