As Iâve mentioned before, we get bombarded with requests from filmmakers all over asking us to write something about their on-going fundraising campaign for their current project. But this, however, was different
prioritize trans women. prioritize fat trans women in your body positivity and fat acceptance. prioritize butch trans women in your celebrations of fucking with gender roles. prioritize trans women of color anti-racism activism. prioritize trans women.
Anonymous asked: Do you dislike people for being white?
I dislike that white people worry more about what mean comments poc have to say about em than the actual systemic racism and oppression poc have to go through on a literal daily basis. We get hunted down while you get your feelings hurt, don’t forget that ever under any context.
I laughed so hard I think the entire complex heard me
Christian leaders in Kenya have launched a movement to champion gay rights.
The pastors say some religious people have ‘gone against God’s love by condemning gays’.
And one church has now put a rainbow flag above its door and is inviting LGBTI people to come and experience ‘liberated worship’.
Reverend Michael Kimindu, president of the Kenya chapter of United Coalition of Affirming Africans, vowed his new group of over 50 pastors would fight for gay rights.- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kenya-christian-pastors-start-gay-rights-group-and-fly-rainbow-flag041113#sthash.tRy8d1TB.dpuf
jaimie foxx wears a trayvon martin shirt to the BET awards.
macklemore mentions trayvon martin during his acceptance speech at the AMA awards.
the message: PoC are racist crybabies until a white knight notices the issue and plays champion.
I see you, white folks using POC and poverty-stricken backgrounds as props for your yoga photos.
I see you.
What. Yoga photos?
Someone please explain this shit to me. Is this real? What is it? I’ve never encountered this
Yogic Photos is by far the worst offender here, but I’ve seen this trope employed over and over again by a huge number of different people.
What the holy fuck; this is why whitepeople; this is why we need you to stay away from us (also the pillaging and looting)
i’ve never been so disgusted
shout out to all the asian girls who have ever had a white boyfriend who didn’t get it
shout out to all the asian girls who were enamored by blue eyes and long hair and skinny jeans and an engaging smile, an eagerness to learn
all society taught them to be attracted to
shout out to all the asian girls who felt desired, adored, sexually empowered and gratified, and then shamed for it
shout out to all the asian girls who thought he’d understand when they told him about the whistles and catcalls, the “nihao, sweetie”s
the nail salon jokes
the blow job quips
"are you two sisters?"
shout out to all the asian girls who ever had the term “reverse racism” thrown in their faces
shout out to all the asian girls who feel suckered, who were made to think everything was their fault, the ones who’s points were derailed and voices were silenced
shout out to all the asian girls who were told they were too angry, too unreasonable, too emotional
"maybe if you made a more professional argument, I’d be more inclined to listen"
shout out to all the asian girls who loved so hard and so freely, who made their bodies places of solace, only to never get it in return
an awkward silence
"I don’t know what you want me to say."
nothing. shout out to all the asian girls who wanted justice, but got nothing
shout out to all the asian girls who know those white boys aren’t mourning for them
shout out to all the asian girls who are sick of having their grief made into caricatures
made out to be madame butterflies miss saigons and china dolls
fuck that noise
I’m mourning for you.
I have justice for you.
Privatization turns AZ prison system into human rights nightmare.
Salon: A new report alleges illegal and deadly mistreatment of Arizona inmates whose medical care the state contracted out to the country’s largest private prison health care provider.
The report, released last week by the American Friends Service Committee, a progressive Quaker group, comes as an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections awaits an appeals court ruling over the state’s challenge to its class action status. The ACLU alleges “grossly inadequate” care that creates “grave danger” for inmates, including “critically ill” people who were told to “be patient” or “pray” for healing, or that “it’s all in your head.”
Shortly before that lawsuit was filed in March 2013, the state contracted with its current for-profit health provider, Corizon, to replace the departed company Wexford. But the AFSC charges that “Correspondence from prisoners; analysis of medical records, autopsy reports, and investigations; and interviews with anonymous prison staff and outside experts indicate that, if anything, things have gotten worse.” Among the allegations: “delays and denials of care, lack of timely emergency treatment, failure to provide medication and medical devices, low staffing levels, failure to provide care and protection from infectious disease, denial of specialty care and referrals, and insufficient health treatment…”
Asked about the report, Corizon sent a statement saying that since March, it has “increased the number and skill level of our healthcare staff with the goal of continually improving patient outcomes.” Corizon said that its facilities are accredited and subject to internal audits, and that “ADC inmate patients receive care that meets their healthcare needs and satisfies constitutional requirements.” It added that “As with any large healthcare provider, litigation does arise from time to time. However, the vast majority of lawsuits filed against Corizon are without merit and are dismissed or settled with no findings of wrongdoing.” The Arizona Governor’s office did not immediately respond to an early morning Wednesday inquiry.
Part of the problem is that the prison-industrial complex is ripe for abuse. When you mention “people in prison,” people’s brains short circuit and they hear “people who deserve it.” For some reason, they imagine these sorts of things happening to rapists, murderers, or child molesters and forget that other, less terrifying people are in prison too.
The other part is that privatization is largely a scam. Prison health was the province of government for decades, with medical staff being employees of the Department of Corrections with the occasional visiting doctor from private practice.. The idea that corporations can do things cheaper than government is an offense to simple math, since government is non-profit and corporations are for-profit. Government can — and does — provide services at cost, while the private sector needs cost-plus-profit.
But that’s just your standard “everybody does it” level of government corruption, where you rip off taxpayers to send some easy business someone’s way and they help you out around election time. This is not that — or rather, it is that and much, much more. It’s not hyperbole to call this evil. People should go to the prisons they’ve turned into nightmares over this. The Justice Department should step in and shake out the prisons and the Arizona government and prosecute anyone and everyone remotely responsible for, or even aware of, this monstrosity. This isn’t some penny ante government corruption, this is a human rights abuse case.
we-are-bastard-coated-bastards asked: I want to know how many actors of color wanted the role of Khan (who is supposed to be a person of color) for Benedict Cumberbatch to send in an audition tape from his cell phone and get the part
Flint Farmer was armed only with a cell phone when video footage caught Officer Gildardo Sierra beating him to the ground and shooting him seven times.
Sierra fired 16 rounds. He admitted drinking “multiple” beers before killing Farmer under the mistaken assumption that he was armed. He had a fatal shooting on his record already. And Cook County prosecutors are refusing even to bring charges against him.
Please…tell me…how in the hell do you get recorded shooting an unarmed man, who is laying on his stomach, 7 times—in the back—and still not have ANY charges filed against you?
If someone got caught shooting a dog 7 times “because they were drunk” they would face a harsher penalty than absolutely nothing
its called antiblackness. our life is worth nothing in this country. nothing. less than a fucking dogs. don’t forget that its always been this god damned way. our lives have always been worth less than animals unless its for labour
Anonymous asked: Racism is racism. Hating people for being white actually |does| happen and it doesn't make anything better. In that same way heterophobia exists too, and I can say I'm actually pretty ashamed that I used to think like that. People are people and should just be judged on their actions, wouldn't you agree?
so I mean, social justice wario is pretty great
i think what people don’t realize is that people in activist spaces don’t actually like being angry all the time
we want to be able to go about our day without constantly being on guard for casual abuse, degradation, and shitty behavior hurled our way
we’re not angry at you because we think you’re unconditionally terrible people
we’re angry because we fully believe that you can do better