I’ve been waiting forever for Willy Wonka to weigh in on this…
The awesome poster is awesome…
Some ‘Hunger Games’ fans are taking to Twitter demanding to know why some of the black characters in the novel are black in the film.– On Twitter, Hunger Games Fans Demand To Know Why Black Characters Are Black
Han Lee, 2 Broke Girls
In the most recent episode of this new CBS sitcom, Beth Behrs kisses an incredibly hot Asian man, played by Tim Chiou. This is all well and good, but the reason the show even hired a “hot Asian guy” to begin with (and they were looking specifically for someone Asian, because that’sexactly what it said on the call sheet) is because of all the flack they’ve gotten for the extremely racist portrayal of their other Asian character, Han, who’s shown to be desperate, out of touch, and pathetic, and speaks very broken English. Sorry, guys — one cool Asian doesn’t cancel out a season’s worth of stereotypes.
– Bill Maher (via barbiehighheels)
Republicans don’t even acknowledge that racism exists. There were a couple of new stats in the paper last week. One showed how blacks were treated way worse than whites by mortgage lenders. The other was about Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi who just pardoned like 200 prisoners as he was leaving office. Two thirds of the prisoners he pardoned were white, even though the prison population in Mississippi is two thirds black. And another study found that the odds would be ONE TRILLION TO ONE that that would be coincidental.
And what is the Republican solution to these outrageous inequalities? There isn’t one. And that’s the point. Denying racism is the new racism. To not acknowledge those statistics, to think of that as a ‘black problem’ and not an American problem. To believe, as a majority of FOX (News) viewers do, that reverse-racism is a bigger problem than racism, that’s racist.
Welp. WELP. This pretty much sums it up.
Dr. King spoke of the dignity of labor. A street sweeper should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music. However, when the education provided to students intentionally channels them into sweeping streets then the public school system should be challenged. Educational deprivation limits a lifetime of choices. The loss of generations of unrealized talent is worthy of a fight in the courthouse and beyond.– From Education: is the arc bending towards or away from justice? by Prof. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall. (via stufficareabout)