like jim crow but somehow even worse… do they know what jim crow was?
They probably have an idea about Jim Crow (they’re more familiar with American history), but I doubt they can define the term properly.
it has to do with the education system being REALLY euro-centric.
It’s actually really worrying that so many people don’t know what apartheid is.
The news broke, and most of the people I talked to actually had no idea what exactly is so significant about staying in jail for 27 years. Um… we’re kind of referring to a struggle against an oppressive political regime that promoted the discrimination of non-white populations and shortcoming their rights? Mandela’s democratically-elected presidency is kind of a big deal for the progression of human rights and society?
I really can’t with the Canadian education system. History classes here always skip some of the most crucial lessons while parroting others endlessly. I certainly never recalled South Africa being a part of my curriculum back in high school, but the French revolution was a constant. And Napoleon. And the Industrial Revolution. And the American Civil War. But nothing on Leopold and that side of European history. Hell, nothing much on MLK either? Geez.
If there’s any possible positive to come out of Madiba’s death, it’s that some kids will finally be able to learn about the man’s amazing life and what he did.
Artist Temperaments by Jimmy Chen
LOL, this is so fucking inaccurate. Eminem an only slightly-arrogant genius? F. Scott Fitzgerald modest? Kurt Cobain as the biggest genius, and Daft Punk as the most mediocre?
DC Women Kicking Ass has always been a cluster of white feminist messes.
Getting into a Twitter fight with her was fun though. She’s on a roll with all the false equivalences she’s been making. She has yet to make a sound argument.
Mixed feelings re: WW
I’m happy that Wonder Woman will finally make a long-awaited debut in this modern era of superhero blockbusters.
I still can’t help but be so. Friggin’. Mad. That it takes shoehorning her into a white dude!angst movie for this glorious moment to come into fruition.
It would be great if her appearance results in a WW solo movie after this. However, the circumstances which lead to it will always bug me. I’m just so fucking sick of female heroines playing second string to white man shows. And knowing the recurring pattern of these superhero films, I bet WW won’t even be featured properly. As in, this movie has not one, but two white dudes to revolve the plot around. There’s very minimal room for a female character to contribute any depth to the plot.
It sucks enough that Marvel insists on merely plugging Black Widow into solo movies of her Avengers comrades, but fuck you DC… this is fucking Wonder Woman! You know, the most iconic female superhero of all time? Who is a household name all on her own without the aid of her Justice League involvement?
Best of luck to Ms. Gadot though. I’m open to whatever she brings to table and will have to watch Snyder’s mess in order to support.
Oh, and Zack Snyder is really awful too, so that’s another thing to worry about.
got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.