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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged white supremacy

Jul 19 '14

dickensianwerewolf:

medievalpoc:

flowerspike:

medievalpoc:

feministdisney:

bigscarytiger:

feministdisney:

(someone erased my original captioning, but it read “The Disney Princesses tell it like it is.”)

bigscarytiger:

jonnyornonny:

ethicsinadvertising:

Great little comic on (lacking) diversity in Disney media

So many conflicting ideas on my head about this.
Against: FUCK OFF! IT’S A CHILDREN’S FILM AND BEFORE REPUNZEL WE HAD TWO DECADES OF POC PRINCESSES! TWO. DECADES. Also, both films are set in places without poc in them anyway :/ sorry. Also, merida is a Pixar Hero(ine) NOT a Disney Princess, and I will argue that point to the grave.
For: yeah, poc should be more represented in all media. Why go back on two decades worth of progress? Regardless of fantasy setting, some historical accuracy could at least be attempted.

What Jonny said. One girl on here was hitting a rage cause there were no poc in Brave. Brave is set in 10th century Scotland. There were no poc there at that time. Relax your balls and enjoy the movie.

going back through Brave stuff posted months or years ago is amazing. Just look at the high quality of commentary people added to pictures that blatantly address their point. Like how do you even manage to do that

(also “two decades”… what. As if white characters weren’t there in huge numbers at the same time? Also, simply having characters throughout a span of time doesn’t mean a group is represented enough… as is obvious via many recent films…)

The pictures aren’t addressing my viewpoint for Brave, though. It is historically accurate to not show PoC in the movie because there weren’t any PoC living there until the UK began slavery with people from India and then eventually Africa, and Pixar got condemned on Tumblr for keeping to that. Surely if you feel adding a PoC character is an obligation and not because they’re a part of the story is just as racist as deliberately leaving them out or making them white when they should be included in the story?

And you can’t compare the historical (in)accuracy with the use of magic (a character being transformed into a bear) seriously, how can anyone think that’s a valid comparison?

it actually did address your point but you are, I guess, so sure that slavery was the only way that PoC could get there besides an extensive historical worldwide trade network originating out of both the continents of Africa and Asia, that you didn’t bother to look up the point indicated in image 3. I honestly find your ignorance intentional because I know damn well that people have replied to your reblog with the blog medieval PoC, which, if you search through, has referenced Brave and Scotland multiple times. 

Your complete lack of understanding of the past is exactly the reason that diversity is necessary- you can’t imagine a world where PoC might be present as non-slaves, as people with agency outside of what the British empire dictated, because the media you’ve been exposed to throughout your life has never presented that to you as an option…

I also, no, don’t see how including PoC, even if it’s done as an “obligation” because you can’t wrap your mind around them being a natural part of a story, is as racist as often excluding them or misrepresenting them in media. It is likely that certain people will continue to see their presence as “an obligation” so long as white narratives continue to be seen as an acceptable default…

I’m also not sure why you think chameleons and magical bears are somehow acceptable inclusions when PoC aren’t even though they actually could be there historically but this has been gone over so many times like it’s seriously right there in the images that idk why it was even put as a point.

I went ahead and bolded the parts of these responses that once again show that “historical accuracy” is only important to white people when it comes to casting MODERN MEDIA and excluding people of color from films.

Despite the historical fact that there is documented presence of people of color in Scotland since Classical times, through the Middle Ages, and into modern history.

During the Roman occupation of Scotland, there were over 260 camps of Roman soldiers, the archeological remains of which are visible from the air. The sheer amount of manpower sent into Scotland to try and subdue it grows ever larger as more investigations into these sites is conducted.

In fact, the rather famous disappearance of the IX Hispana Roman Legion is still being investigated, but analysis of primary sources shows that after a bloody defeat, the survivors may have just become part of the population of Scotland. All of this happened around 100 A.D.

Hispania, the origin of the Legion, was under Carthiginian Influence until the Punic Wars almost 100 years later, and on this map you can see the pre-Punic War sphere of Carthaginian influence:

image

In fact, I recently posted an interactive map that demonstrates just how easy and fast travel was in the days of the Roman Empire.

Going to the Middle Ages, we have Kenneth III, King of Scots from 997 to 1005 , also known as “Kenneth the Brown” whose race is still tiresomely debated in certain circles. There is no conclusive “proof” of his race because the racial categories we have today did not exist then. And of course, the former Romans living and working in Scotland at the time would have no written record of their activities or appearance because no one cared.

Once we get into the High Medieval and “Renaissance” period, written records of many specifically Black people in important royal circles. These records are a part of the UK government’s accessible to the public website:

James was a popular, fun-loving king with many interests. Many Black Moors were present at his court. Some worked as servants or (possibly) slaves, but others seem to have been invited guests or musicians. We know that he courted Margaret with lute and clavichord recitals and took her out hunting and playing sports.

After their marriage, the king’s Lord High Treasurer’s accounts provide numerous entries to show how much he enjoyed lively entertainment, employing foreign minstrels from Italy and elsewhere. King James was generous to all kinds of people, including Black Moors, as the following entries from the Treasurer’s accounts demonstrate:

  • To celebrate Shrove Tuesday in 1505, several Africans including a 'taubronar' (drummer) and a choreographer were present in Edinburgh. Twelve dancers (including Italians) performed in specially made black-and-white costumes costing £13 2s 10d. Was this the origin of Morris (Moorish) dancing?
  • In 1504-5 the ‘Moryen’ taubronar was paid 28 shillings to allow his taubroun (drum) to be painted.
  • James bought a horse at a cost of £4 4s for this drummer, who accompanied him when he toured his northern domains.

Moor women were also mentioned in the Treasurer’s accounts. It is unclear whether or not they were servants, since they were showered with items such as gowns of satin, ribbons, slippers and gloves, paid for by the king.

Entries that refer to Moor women include:

  • 'Blak Elene' or 'Elen More' was given five French crowns in 1512.
  • A ‘blak madin’ who attended Queen Margaret was given four-and-a-quarter ells (just over five yards) of French russet.
  • 'Blak Margaret' was given a gown costing 48s in 1513.
  • 'Two blak ladies' staying at the Scottish Court were presented with 10 French crowns as a New Year gift at a cost of £7.
  • In 1527, one item simply said ’ to Helenor, the blak moir - 60 shillings’ .

You can see that the primary sources are included:

image

I think it’s worthwhile to ask ourselves, why is bigscarytiger so very confident in asserting:

It is historically accurate to not show PoC in the movie because there weren’t any PoC living there until the UK began slavery with people from India and then eventually Africa…

This is the effect that the history taught in our classrooms has on real people.

People who feel supremely confident in saying, “you can’t have anyone who looks like you in our movie because you didn’t exist, and when you did it was just as slaves”.

Whitewashing history affects the present and the future.

I want to shoot every single fucking one of you in the fucking head. HOW ABOUT YOU LEAVE IT THE FUCK BE. THEY’RE NOT BEING RACIST BY EXCLUDING THE POC FROM THEIR CARTOONS YOU DAMN TWATS THAT SHIT DIDN’T EVEN OCCUR TO THEM. STOP TRYING TO BITE EVERYONE’S THROATS OFF JUST TO APPEASE TO POC BY PLAYING A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR, YOU’RE BEING FUCKING OBNOXIOUS. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. YOU.

Seriously.

Wowwwwww.

You literally want to shoot me in the head for pointing out facts? You want to shoot me in the head because I think children’s cartoons should have characters that look like their audiences?

I just.

Wow.

Remember that time I mentioned this is the #1 most controversial subject I’ve covered?

I was not kidding. It’s honestly frightening how violent these people get when you point out that you could make a cartoon more representative of its audience.

Look at flowerspike being a white supremacist.

Jul 15 '14

visualize-materialize:

tashabilities:

dragaljubavi:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

White People Not Getting The Point: A Channel 4 Special (2009)

A documentary special on Jane Elliot and her exercise in teaching 30 adults in the United Kingdom about racism in society, and people who absolutely refused to grasp the point.

these are great examples of white people who do not want to unlearn racism.

they do not want to battle against their white supremacy. they are comfortable being the powers of society. they are comfortable being perpetrators. they are uncomfortable being exposed to their racism. they do not want people of color to feel victims for their differences. but at the same time, they want to be victims, too. hmpf.

the school teacher scared me the most. she was most hardcore about maintaining and defending her racism. and she teaches children! yikes.

This is 99% of white people.

They do this shit on purpose, which is why I’m NEVER talking to them.

I was scrolling through my dash, read this and liked it; carried on thinking a reblog wasn’t necessary given the content of most of the blogs I follow here—I was wrong.

I’ve noticed (for some time now ) that a lot of people who run blogs of the “spirituality/peaceloveunity/new-age/cosmos/positivity” ilk are either entirely delusional or oblivious of their privileged.  Not surprising as most of said blogs are run by white people; some who festishize Eastern cultures; others who legitimately have an interest the in the religions/philosophies; even those who post with the intention of highlighting our unifying human condition via optimistic quotes. 

Despite their intentions I always find myself hovering over the “unfollow” button or rolling my eyes at whatever it is they’re unwittingly espousing. Below are two screen caps: one that I saw a few posts below this one, that caused me to write this post; and the second is an excerpt of Q&A from a very popular Eastern philosophy inspired blog. 


Note the tags and couple it with the commentary

Much like in the video, people who don’t experience racism refuse to see it even when it’s right in front of them. The explanation provided is in itself an assumption. Price difference in dark and light skinned dolls is not isolated to this incident; even the most cursory search can corroborate this.


Way to sidestep what could've been a great teaching experience

I get that this blog is all about trying to help people see things through a different scope. Most people who have taken an intro course to Eastern philosophies “gets” what LazyYogi is trying to do here. But at the same time it sidesteps a perfectly good opportunity to truly open peoples eyes to the actual/factual going-ons known as white privilege.
Again, like in the video, this response is turning it on the person calling out the privilege “This must be the reason for your distrust of any who discriminate in terms of such things.” 

Watch the video provided in the original post, look at those screen caps, read the commentary in this thread.

I’m not saying that these people are inherently bad people, just using them as examples as to how blind people are to this sort of thing. Even people who run blogs of the aforementioned nature have some of the same mentalities as those in the video.

Jul 13 '14
"Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty."
Jul 11 '14
  • Mom: *says something racist*
  • Me: Mom that's racist.
  • Mom: How could I possibly be racist?! I have a Korean son and an African-American daughter!!!!
  • Me: *internalize the pain, internalize the exasperation, internalize the rage, internalize everything* Okay mom.
Jul 10 '14

lordbape:

i love how ancient egyptian artifacts will have like light blue, light red, accessories and details on them, and to restore them to show how they’d look back then, these scholars repaint them these dark, rich, vivid colors. but then the skin will be mid brown on the artifact and yet they make it 10 shades lighter and suggest that the egyptians would be white lmao. what the fuck kind of logic is that? every paint they used gets lighter as it ages but mysteriously, if we restore it, the skin would be lighter as opposed to darker in real life even though every single other detail is recreated as darker like it would be back then.

Jul 9 '14
faithfulimage:

[Image: A man wears a black bandana around his face. In the photo the letter “H” in the word “H8” can be seen on the bandana.]
bogmoth:

bunnynoir:

rollingstone:

Neo-Nazi hipsters are carrying tote bags, hosting vegan cooking shows and spreading hate in Germany.

Alrighty so I am just going to put some notes in here for people who don’t have the time or stomach to read this article:Essentially, Nazis are doing what corporations are. It’s become easy and accessible for young people to get involved in the movement in more subtle and cryptic ways, particularly through the internet.Why should we care? It’s terrifying. The communities of extreme nationalists (codeword for antisemitic, racist, nazis) are growing and mobilizing in an entirely new way, and it needs to be talked about. These groups are growing and becoming more vocal across the world with different levels of militancy, and it needs to be addressed.

this is important please pay attention to this


“Experts have noted that the German neo-Nazi presence on Tumblr and other social networking sites has become sleeker and more sophisticated…’The Internet allows us to reach people we can’t reach on the street.’”
Well that helps explain the sudden increase in overtly white supremacist, swastika-laden blogs hate following me and fellow class bastards. So much for subtlety… this shit is arguably the most horrifying combination on earth.

faithfulimage:

[Image: A man wears a black bandana around his face. In the photo the letter “H” in the word “H8” can be seen on the bandana.]

bogmoth:

bunnynoir:

rollingstone:

Neo-Nazi hipsters are carrying tote bags, hosting vegan cooking shows and spreading hate in Germany.

Alrighty so I am just going to put some notes in here for people who don’t have the time or stomach to read this article:

Essentially, Nazis are doing what corporations are. It’s become easy and accessible for young people to get involved in the movement in more subtle and cryptic ways, particularly through the internet.

Why should we care? It’s terrifying. The communities of extreme nationalists (codeword for antisemitic, racist, nazis) are growing and mobilizing in an entirely new way, and it needs to be talked about. These groups are growing and becoming more vocal across the world with different levels of militancy, and it needs to be addressed.

this is important please pay attention to this

Experts have noted that the German neo-Nazi presence on Tumblr and other social networking sites has become sleeker and more sophisticated…’The Internet allows us to reach people we can’t reach on the street.’

Well that helps explain the sudden increase in overtly white supremacist, swastika-laden blogs hate following me and fellow class bastards. So much for subtlety… this shit is arguably the most horrifying combination on earth.

Jul 9 '14
mrelisha26:

thisiseverydayracism:


Neo-Nazi invades pitch during Ghana-Germany game
By Graham Watson, June 21, 2014 7:50 PM, Yahoo! Sports [x]
RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA’s plea to eliminate racism at this year’s World Cup continues to fall on deaf ears.
Despite a vehement campaign from the organization and pleas and public service announcements from teams and players, it has been one of the overriding themes of the 2014 World Cup.
The anti-discrimination Fare network, which made reports to FIFA about the matter on Thursday, noted that there were several neo-Nazi signs at matches involving Russia and Croatia.
And on Saturday, it took center stage again when a Nazi sympathizer rushed the field during the Ghana-Germany game. No security attempted to stop him as he took his shirt off to reveal a pro-Nazi message. He had to be ushered off the field by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari.
Several German fans also showed up to the game with their faces painted black.
It sure seems like FIFA and stadium security personnel could do a much better job of finding these people and escorting them out of the stadium. After all, a campaign to eliminate racism isn’t much of a campaign if you don’t do something to actually help stop it from happening.

Thanks to brandx for sharing this story. 

the most fucked up part is that the FIFA security aint do shit..that an Afrikan player had to deal with this issue when all he should of had to do was concentrate on the game

mrelisha26:

thisiseverydayracism:

Neo-Nazi invades pitch during Ghana-Germany game

By Graham Watson, June 21, 2014 7:50 PM, Yahoo! Sports [x]

RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA’s plea to eliminate racism at this year’s World Cup continues to fall on deaf ears.

Despite a vehement campaign from the organization and pleas and public service announcements from teams and players, it has been one of the overriding themes of the 2014 World Cup.

The anti-discrimination Fare network, which made reports to FIFA about the matter on Thursday, noted that there were several neo-Nazi signs at matches involving Russia and Croatia.

And on Saturday, it took center stage again when a Nazi sympathizer rushed the field during the Ghana-Germany game. No security attempted to stop him as he took his shirt off to reveal a pro-Nazi message. He had to be ushered off the field by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari.

Several German fans also showed up to the game with their faces painted black.

It sure seems like FIFA and stadium security personnel could do a much better job of finding these people and escorting them out of the stadium. After all, a campaign to eliminate racism isn’t much of a campaign if you don’t do something to actually help stop it from happening.

Thanks to brandx for sharing this story. 

the most fucked up part is that the FIFA security aint do shit..that an Afrikan player had to deal with this issue when all he should of had to do was concentrate on the game

Jul 7 '14
"Black music has always known, and not been afraid to acknowledge just how high the stakes of Black thought are. To summarize the final soliloquy of Clay, the protagonist in LeRoi Jones’ (aka Amiri Baraka’s) play Dutchman. You’d better be glad Charlie Parker could play him some horn and Bessie Smith could sing, because if they didn’t make music they might murder you. One would be hard pressed to find another group of people on this planet whose music is a surrogate for murder. One would be hard pressed to another group of people on this planet whose life is a proxy for death."
 Frank B. Wilderson, III “Do I Stank or was it already Stanky in Here?” or  ”Notes from an Impossible Negro” (via el-quilombo-negativo)
Jul 6 '14
"In his preface to Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote “the European has only been able to become a man through creating slaves and monsters” Black people have served as a kind of mirror to whites, but not one that gives a true image: more like a warped, polished surface that provides a distorted representation.

Much of whites’ self-image has been constructed as a response to what they believe Blacks are not. If whites understand themselves to be superior, intellectually and culturally, then images of Blacks have signified ignorance and barbarity. It has been vital to maintain those reflections, no matter how hideously inaccurate. […] Black people, especially those conspicuously engaged in entertainment, have been reminders to whites of what they are not. As we noted in the first chapter, the very category of whiteness was invented in counterposition to Blackness. In simple terms, without Black people, there were no whites; no “others,”, no “us.”"
Ellis Cashmore, The Black Culture Industry (via wretchedoftheearth)
Jun 30 '14

mizoguchi:

Soleil O/Oh Sun (Med Hondo - 1967)