1. Police assault a gay man. It is reported and framed as an “anti-gay” attack. White gay people say “look at the…
1. Police assault a gay man. It is reported and framed as an “anti-gay” attack. White gay people say “look at the…
Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)
Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine."
One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’.
Real. As. Fuck.
And real talk, I wish there was a Clueless Whitebread Muhfuckas filter on Yelp, because they stay talking stupid shit about places around my way.
Let’s also talk about how if there is a white face in front of these foods, that person can get more money because this is now a “sophisticated version made by whiteys”, but if people are doing their own shit it needs to be cheap like it is back in the country.
Same thing about soul food being horrible and cheap and harmful to your health until some pasty trick decides to put it on the menu in their mediocre ass white table-cloth restaurant where they charge $20 for a plate of turnip greens and corn bread!!
shoutout to all the terrible white people on yelp in san francisco and the east bay who do this ALL. THE. FUCKING. TIME. Stay away from my “cheap” Thai restaurant, assholes.
i really need to get my yelp shaming blog started.(via panasonicyouth)
-waikiki was once a taro patch that fed all the native hawaiians on that side of the island.
-oahus current population numbers were once all native hawaiians. Now they comprise less than 5% of it.
-native hawaiians comprise less than 15% of the total population of hawaii but are most of the homeless and well over half the prison populace over non-violent petty offenses.
-native hawaiians have the lowest life expectancy, lowest income and least chances for education out of damn near all ethnic groups in the u.s.
-hawaii is stolen.
do. not. forget. this.
Been wanting to share this PDF with y’all for a minute and now that I’ve located it on my hard drive I can.
Racism Without Racists is essentially a hyper-academic version of everything you see a lot of us folks of color posting about on tumblr. Peep the table of contents:
1 The Strange Enigma of Race in Contemporary America 1
2 The Central Frames of Color-Blind Racism 25
3 The Style of Color Blindness: How to Talk Nasty about Minorities without Sounding Racist 53
4 ‘‘I Didn’t Get That Job Because of a Black Man’’: Color-Blind Racism’s Racial Stories 75
5 Peeking Inside the (White) House of Color Blindness: The Significance of Whites’ Segregation 103
6 Are All Whites Refined Archie Bunkers? An Examination of White Racial Progressives 131
7 Are Blacks Color Blind, Too? 151 8 E Pluribus Unum or the Same Old Perfume in a New Bottle?
On the Future of Racial Stratification in the United States 177
9 Conclusion: ‘‘The (Color-Blind) Emperor Has No Clothes’’: Exposing the Whiteness of Color Blindness 207
10 Queries: Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers 219
Silva breaks down the way racism works in this country and he masterfully outlines every single stupid arguement people use to justify their racism or racist beliefs as well as shuts them down.
If you want a crash course in colorblind white fuckery, this book is for you.
Fellow allies, take note.
It’s good that you reblogged this because it’s important that people who consider (or like to consider) themselves allies take the time out and read this book.
If you ever hear or see any of the arguments from white people being made in this book by other white people and you don’t immediately call them out for lying and shut them down, you are not an ally.
If someone says “I lost a job to a…” they are lying
If someone says “Well I have a black friend…” they are lying (there are statistics to support this in the text)
If someone says “Well they get to college for free…” they are lying.
Reblogging this book because I think some of my new followers (and old ones who might’ve missed it) would be interested in reading it.
FOREVER REBLOGGING THIS
FOREVER REBLOGGING THIS
Reblogging for the folks who need to read this shit.
Reblogging even though a hundred people are going to not fucking get it and whine about “soshul justus wuryurz” instead of acknowledging that there’s a problem.
Ah yes. This thing.
Slanty eyes? Check.
Nón lá knock-off? Check.
Buck teeth? Check.
Engrish? “OKAY FERRAS, LET’S ROCK DA JOINT.”
Reference to fortune cookies? Check.
Mock Chinese? “Shanghai-HongKong-Egg-Foo-Young, Fortune Cookie Always Wrong! Hehehe, dat a hot one.” BIG check.
I mean, I always knew this part of the Aristocats was extremely racist, but when you lay out all the different pejorative Asian tropes, it’s AMAZING how much they crammed into a three-minute musical number.
It seemed Disney liked using Siamese cats this way- the evil siamese cats in lady and the tramp had this going too- they had exaggerated buck teeth and accents and the “We are Siamese” song was distinctly faux-asian in style and of course this was supposed to add to the evil scariness!
This horrified me because i hadn’t watched lady and the the tramp since I was likes 4 or so and remembered parroting the song over and over (and I loved the aristocats too, even tho i don’t remember anything about it, esp this sequence- anything to do with cats i loved).
But then you watch it again when you’re older, and it jumps right out at you, fucking blatant shit that we still feed to children bc Disney is Good and Pure.
and people will comment on Youtube compilations with “this was just the time” and “this is not that bad”
if “it was just the time” why are their still people around who don’t think it’s “that bad”?
gotta love how this guy’s a chinese stereotype when Siamese cats originate from Thailand. Couldn’t even get their stereotypes right. “That’s an Asian cat right? we’ll make it Chinese it’s all the same right?”
I get it now.
All my life, I grew up being told that “black” names are ghetto and held by people who are likely to be trashy. If you know a girl named Laquisha, Latoya, Shaniqua, or Kelendria, she’s probably the neighborhood hoodrat, and even names like Tyrone and Tyrese are blacklisted in our society (pun intended). Statistically, it’s been proven that resumes and job applications that bear these names are more likely to go unread or end up in the trash can. [Translation: you’re less likely to be hired if you are obviously black.]
But of course, names are alright if they are unquestionably mainstream (read: white) - Benjamin, Elizabeth, William, etc. Names are also fine if they are from a minority culture, as long as they are not identifiably a product of African-American culture; Alejandra, Lucia, Ivanka, Pierre, Elena, Boris, and Armando, are acceptable, exotic, and can even be beautiful. You might get teased on the playground, but your name is less likely to be a stigma or bad luck charm that follows you for the rest of your life.
When I worked at Hollister (not something I’m proud of), one of my white bosses was named Chante. She told me how people were often surprised when they met her, and would say thinks like “you’re not black!” or “what a ghetto name for a little white girl!” Turns out, her name was French. Her family was French. But because Chante has become such a popular name in the black American community, people have started to see it as ghetto. It’s losing its value because it’s associated with blackness.
A few weeks ago, I met a black girl named Shizuki. I immediately thought what an interesting ghetto name. I’m not exempt from prejudice. Such thoughts come to me once in a while, and I have to reprimand myself for upholding racist ideals instilled in me by American society. I asked her what her name meant, and she told me it was Japanese. Turns out, she was born in Japan and grew up there. Imagine how stupid I felt - and rightly so.
And now I suddenly understand why black names are frowned upon. Because things that are black, in this country, are ghetto. “Ghetto” is synonymous with poor, trashy, uncivilized, and ill-mannered. Because black names are ghetto, they are inherently ugly and unattractive, and names likes Tierra and Mo’nique (which I find aesthetically pleasing) will automatically be regarded as ugly. Simply put, the only reason why black names are bad… is because they are held by black people.
bolded for fucking truth
Two of my sisters have Japanese names and people always assume they’re ~ghetto names~ simply because they’re Black and look phenotypically Black.
Freeman: I met Lucy Liu at the Emmy’s, she was charming… but very ugly. She’s a dog, come on, she’s a very unattractive woman. But she was really really charming and I wish them all the best.
Interviewer: So I take it you are the prettier one?
Freeman: Yes, of course, of course I am, I’m the original glamour of Watson, then they get Lucy Liu of all people to bring some **** glamour… Scraping the barrel.
‘tongue-in-cheek’ my fucking ASS
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL WHITE PEOPLE NOT TO CALL PoC DOGS
oh and MArtin is an asshole
nice to know
ARE YOU SERIOUS???????
ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME?!
I can’t watch the video right now, but GDI. It’s not “tongue in cheek” with captain slurs there. He’s just a fecking bigot and I hate that he’s in films I care about.
okay watching the vid it’s clear he was trying to be funny but failing so epically “bc obvs lucy liu is hot and that’s all the matters with her so i can say the exact opposite and bring out common insults used against women and get LAFFS im so clever”, and considering the shit he’s said before? no don’t even man. back the fuck up and you’re comparing a woc to an animal and
the fact that he meets this woman and all he can do is make jokes about her appearance is? get a freaking clue asshole.
martin freeman you have no idea how much I’d like to like you, but
The sad story of a white family who lost all their luggage while having to see lots of Thai people dying in a tsunami.
The Impossible is a terrible movie even before you realize it’s a film that places the suffering of white people far, far above the suffering of brown people. But the fact that this is a movie set in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami that has no time for Thai people only makes the badness that much worse.
he two halves of the family don’t know the other survived, and they must make their way through the post-apocalyptic terrain of Thailand to find each other. Along the way they encounter many white tourists and very, very few Thai people. One of whom is an aboriginal medicine man or something, which likely reflects the totality of Thai culture, right?
I want to try a thought experiment here. Imagine if a Thai company made a movie about 9/11, and that movie was specifically about the experiences of a Thai family in Tower One. Don’t worry, it’s not a bummer - it’s an uplifting story of how these people escaped death and got home safely. But imagine that, in this Thai movie, every character is Thai. There are white people running around in the background, and two of them have a couple of lines, but every single character in this story about the attack on the World Trade Center is Thai.
You’d think this was pretty weird, I bet. You’d think it displayed provincial thinking, perhaps even a cinematic xenophobia. You’d probably even laugh at how petty and small-minded this film seems. You’d dismiss it.
Turn it around (and multiply the death toll of the event by almost 100) and you have The Impossible. While I understand that white tourists would end up congregating with other white tourists after a disaster like this, the fact that the movie relegates all Thai people to background players is baffling. There are three Thai people with lines in the film: the aforementioned medicine man, who speaks only in un-subtitled Thai, a concierge at the resort (whose fate is unknown, uncared about) and a nurse at the hospital where mom, with a nasty, nasty leg wound, ends up. Maybe there’s a fourth, a guy who drives a truck, but I can’t remember if he actually has a line or just mimes looking at his watch to indicate he’s in a hurry.
“Wait,” you argue. “This is based on a true story. Maybe in the true story these people really had no contact whatsoever with Thai locals.” Maybe, but it’s worth noting that the real family is Spanish, a swarthy bunch who look nothing like the milk pale, fair-haired McGregor and Watts. If we’re taking liberties, let’s take a couple more - like the few liberties needed to humanize the Thai people who were devastated by the tsunami. By the end of The Impossible I was actually laughing at how assiduously the film kept Thai people backgrounded in every single scene; they’re always there, but as a faceless refugee mass. They are often literally obstacles the white characters must run around.
I seem to unintentionally have a racism in cinema theme today…
It is just. so. illogical. Wanna make a movie about the tsunami? Make a movie about that, not about tourists. Wanna make a movie about a White family in this situation? Maybe, JUST MAYBE, consider a setting where White people live. Fucking appropriating a catastrophe for your lily-white film, when part of the reason it was so catastrophic was that it wasn’t White people being affected… (not with the tsunami itself, but in the aftermath).
I’m breaking up with hayllyn over carrot cake
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I WILL PULL YOUR BRAINS OUT THROUGH YOUR NASAL CAVITY YOU LOUD MUSIC PUMPING DOUCHEBAGS
I HAVE TO BE UP AT 4AM TOMORROW
Let the Facebook parade of “Happy Birthday“‘s from people I haven’t spoken to in half a decade begin.