Early-twenties lowlife grump. Eternal quarter-life crisis. You won't find white dude-led shows here. I've grown to hate this website, but I'm still here, oops.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

princeowl:

really sick of seeing so much hate directed towards the police on here. look, we get it, you prefer sting’s solo work, i like it too alright? that doesnt mean ‘every little thing she does is magic’ and ‘can’t stand losing you’ arent awesome jams. ‘roxanne’ and ‘don’t stand so close to me’ are classic, don’t even get me started on ‘spirits in the material world’. just stop ok? 

Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • Straight White Guys: It's not racist. The reason why most characters are straight white guys is it's a business. They just want to do what makes the most money. No one's being racist or sexist. It's just smart business.
  • Straight White Guys: Having a Black Captain America or Pakistani Ms. Marvel or female Thor is PANDERING. All they're trying to do is get MONEY from you. It's just a marketing ploy! This is horrible!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I will not be returning to Ferguson

abbyjean:

I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras

-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents

-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned

-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent

-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.

-Journalists making the story about them

-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 

One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”

Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!” 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
feministprinc3ss:

i want this framed and above my bed tbh

feministprinc3ss:

i want this framed and above my bed tbh

(Source: docmuerte)

thebluelip-blondie:

nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

y’all see how little Black life is mattered even by other PoC

not the Palestinians other PoC

A lot of white people are going to be ignorant and bigoted, that’s very much expected out of every situation like this.

But what’s especially frustrating (and sadly, unsurprising) about Ferguson is the lack of PoC solidarity. It kills me when non-black PoC spread ignorance and take sides with the militarized police. I brought up the topic to my fellow Asian friends and I just could not believe how condescending they were towards the protesters. Not only do they not give a crap, but suggested that the protesters should just stop making a fuss and it’ll all be over. Um, the situation has already escalated beyond the point of things ‘calming down’. 

I can’t wrap my head around them not seeing how these issues could intersect with their own experiences as PoC. Newsflash, you’re not going to be protected over white people either! White hegemony sees us as villains too! How can you not muster up any sympathy for the oppressed? How can you not understand the danger this poses for black lives? If it happened to our own, how would you feel if people who would logically be on our side stand with the oppressor?

Maybe I’m too far gone from the Asian values I initially grew up with (I do have a weird relationship with my heritage, I admit), but this isolated communities thing is not working. Having been educated in the P.I. up until the end of elementary school, I can honestly observe that racism education there is… pathetic. We were basically just taught ‘Don’t be racist, mmkay?’ without elaborating on its definitions, histories, and systems. If it wasn’t happening on our soil, it is irrelevant to our learning. I’m betting a good number of them believe that we’ve already hit a post-racial state.

What I got from my interaction yesterday is that they think that the world’s current social problems stem solely from class, without race playing a significant factor. Which is not only wrong as hell, but a cheap way to derail. It’s probably coming from their upbringings in racially homogeneous communities (god knows every Asian country has excruciating buttloads of class problems), but they are seriously missing a very important point when engaging the international forum. There is just way too much distance between PoC communities. 

(Speaking from experience btw, it’s great that there are also a lot of non-black people who are being respectful and supportive)

Monday, August 18, 2014

FFS, I hate it when friends lose their phones. You’re always worried that they got abducted or sth. The unnecessary paranoia of it all, ugh. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

lowlighter:

"Can’t we say ‘alive again’? Doesn’t that sound nice?"

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