Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
Signal boost this shit as much as possible
"Brown eyed people are responsible for the fact that you have electricity. Many of the components for generating and transmitting electricity were invented by brown eyed people.
Brown eyed people gave us our alphabet. Brown eyed people gave us our numeration system. Brown eyed people gave us the paper on which we write these anonymous letters to me that tell me that brown eyed people are inferior.
Brown eyed people are the originators, the ones who founded every major religion on Earth. No white people have ever founded a major religion.
Now you need to realize the contributions that have been made to society, to civilization by brown eyed people, by PEOPLE OF COLOR.
I’m talking about people of color here folks. And most of us are not aware of those things because we live in a racist society.
And because we are educated by a racist school system that only teaches us about white contributions.”
i love this old bitch so much
Jane Elliot is such a phony. I don’t trust white people.
She is a zionist. Zionism is an ideology that considers Arabs, and other POC (black Africans) as an ethnic threat to the “holy land”. Zionism is racism, Israel is a neo-colonial project. You can’t be anti-racist and a Zionist. You can’t. Period.
However, thats not by biggest issue with her, when I along with a couple of friends questioned her on her facebook page, she responded with “I am not getting paid for this, therefore I refuse to engage in this discussion”. She later let me and my friends, all POC, that we can’t afford her. She told us, poc that we CANNOT afford her. Through more questioning she made it clear that she is only invested in fighting racism if she is making BANK. Which she is. Her workshops are ridiculously priced an not affordable to most. I want to throw in a number but I don’t want to state a false number either.
Call it what you want to call it, but I call that exploitation. This white women is making BANK by teaching other’s how to not be “racists”. Long story short, she is making money off our oppression. She is not invested in fighting racism unless she is getting paid, unless her houses in the suburbs are being paid.
And by the cost of her diversity training, clearly it is not for “the community”..
this is a quick post, but my friend and I have been wanting to write article about her with of course tons of research to back it up with.
Reblogging for Ton’s commentary!
white allies aint shit… tbh and this doesnt surprise me. None of the famous ones are what they seem to be.
Well shit… I aint know none of the extra commentary..
i reblogged this before but we actually started playing this game and it has resulted in spilled drinks, flying cigarettes, and friends getting hit in the gut with 5lb crystal balls
it is fantastic
VERONICA AND EMMY, CAN WE DO THE THING?
Did he just make a feminist period joke?
I saw this cute girl at a coffee shop sitting all alone and I came up to her and asked her what she was drinking she told me “That’s none of your business” bitch I was trying to be fucking romantic and find love at a coffee shop
Fuck you and your fucking coffee
GIRL DRINKING COFFEE ALONE MUST NEED MAN
I WILL BE THAT MAN
I WILL BE HERO
GIRL REJECT ME
GIRL HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THAT
GIRL IS BITCH AND I HATE HER
I AM ROMANTIC WHY GIRLS NOT LOVE ME
"Enough food is produced in the world today to feed everyone, but it’s not the case… That’s the best way to see the total failure of our actual human societies. This is what I tried to represent in this picture."
ELVIS PRESLEY’S POPULARITY WAS LARGELY FUELED BY THE FACT THAT ROCK AND ROLL WAS AN AWESOME GENRE OF WHAT WAS KNOWN AT THE TIME AS “BLACK MUSIC,” AND RACIST WHITE AUDIENCES WERE UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO BLACK PERFORMERS, BUT WHEN A WHITE PERFORMER BEGAN SINGING MUSIC HE COPIED FROM BLACK PEOPLE, MANY WHITE AUDIENCES SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF LISTENING TO ROCK AND ROLL AS LONG AS THE PERFORMER WAS WHITE.
THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS EMINEM AND MACKLEMORE BECAME SO POPULAR SO FAST. WHILE NOT ALL THEIR FANS ARE RACIST, A GREAT DEAL OF THE REASON THEY RECEIVED SUCH WIDESPREAD MEDIA ATTENTION IS BECAUSE THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MEDIA IS MORE COMFORTABLE PRESENTING RAP AND HIP-HOP WITH A WHITE FACE.
WHILE THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO SLIGHT THE TALENTS OF MR. PRESLEY, MR. MATHERS, OR MR. LEMORE, THEY ARE ALL RATHER GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT THEY HAVE ALL BENEFITTED FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL PHENOMENON IN WHICH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR ONLY GET MAINSTREAM VALIDATION WHEN THEY ARE SOLD BY A WHITE PERSON.
MACKLEMORE ACTUALLY DOESN’T RAP ABOUT ANYTHING THAT BLACK RAPPERS HAVEN’T ALREADY BEEN RAPPING ABOUT FOR YEARS. HIS SONGS ARE ENTERTAINING, BUT HIS LYRICAL CONTENT BRINGS NOTHING NEW TO THE RAP COMMUNITY.
THE REASON WHY IT SEEMS LIKE MACKLEMORE IS THE ONLY RAPPER WHO RAPS ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS HOMOPHOBIA WHILE OTHER PERFORMERS MOSTLY RAP ABOUT DRUGS AND VAGUELY PREDATORY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IS ACTUALLY FAIRLY SIMPLE.
SUPREMACIST SYSTEMS ARE MAINTAINED BY UNDERMINING SOLIDARITY BETWEEN OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES AND PREVENTING INTERSECTIONAL ACTIVISM FROM TAKING ROOT AT ALL COSTS. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A NUMBER OF INCREDIBLY RACIST STEREOTYPES PUT INTO ACTION.
THE FIRST OF THESE IS BY PROMOTING FEAR THAT BLACK MEN ARE SEXUALLY PREDATORY TOWARDS WOMEN, ESPECIALLY WHITE WOMEN. THIS HELPS PEOPLE IN POWER JUSTIFY THEIR HOSTILE TREATMENT OF BLACK MEN. AS A RESULT, BLACK RAPPERS RECEIVE A GREAT DEAL OF NEGATIVE MEDIA ATTENTION WHEN THEIR SONGS INCLUDE OVERT MISOGYNIST LANGUAGE OR REFERENCES TO SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE, WHILE THEY GET NO MEDIA ATTENTION WHEN THEIR SONGS ARE RESPECTFUL TOWARDS WOMEN.
THE SECOND IS THE STEREOTYPE THAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS HOMOPHOBIC. OF COURSE, THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS NO MORE HOMOPHOBIC THAN ANY OTHER RACIAL GROUP. A WHOLE BOOK COULD BE WRITTEN ON THE FACT THAT ISOLATED INCIDENTS IN WHICH A BLACK PERSON IS HOMOPHOBIC LABEL THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AS HOMOPHOBIC, WHILE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE, MAKES ACTUAL BINDING LAWS RESTRICTING THE RIGHTS OF LGBT+ PEOPLE, AND VERY FEW MAKE THE CLAIM THAT “THE WHITE COMMUNITY IS HOMOPHOBIC.”
THIS STEREOTYPE IN PRACTICE MEANS, BLACK RAPPERS WHOSE SONGS INCLUDE HETERONORMATIVE OR HOMOPHOBIC LANGUAGE GET A GREAT DEAL OF NEGATIVE MEDIA ATTENTION, WHILE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF LGBT+ BLACK RAPPERS, OR HETEROSEXUAL BLACK RAPPERS WITH PRO-LGBT+ LYRICS, ARE IGNORED COMPLETELY.
AS A RESULT, WHEN A WHITE RAPPER’S SONGS DON’T INCLUDE MISOGYNIST LANGUAGE, OR A WHITE RAPPER’S LYRICS ARE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE THE FIRST RAPPER TO DO SO.
THE REALITY, HOWEVER, IS THAT RAP AND HIP-HOP, AS GENRES, ARE ACTUALLY REALLY PROGRESSIVE, BUT WHEN A BLACK PERFORMER, ESPECIALLY A BLACK LGBT+ PERFORMER, HAS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS LYRICS, THE MEDIA IGNORES THEM ALMOST ENTIRELY, BUT WHEN A WHITE RAPPER’S LYRICS SHOW THE SLIGHTEST INCLINATION TOWARDS ACTIVISM, THE MEDIA HAILS THEM AS A VISIONARY AND ACTS LIKE THEY ARE THE FIRST RAPPER TO TALK ABOUT “REAL ISSUES.”
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT FOR THESE MEDIA PRACTICES DATE BACK TO BEFORE THE TIME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND WERE ACTUALLY PART OF A DESIGN BY ANTI-ABOLITION ADVOCATES WHO SOUGHT JUSTIFICATIONS TO KEEP BLACK PEOPLE ENSLAVED.
MACKLEMORE ISN’T A BAD RAPPER. HE’S CERTAINLY A BETTER RAPPER THAN I AM. HOWEVER, TO ACT LIKE WHAT HE’S DOING IS ANYTHING NEW IS A DISSERVICE TO BOTH THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY AND MACKLEMORE HIMSELF. IF HE’S REALLY AS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AS PEOPLE CLAIM HIM TO BE, HE WOULDN’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SYSTEMS OF PRIVILEGE THAT ALLOW HIM EASIER SUCCESS AT THE EXPENSE OF LGBT+ BLACK RAPPERS, AND HE WOULDN’T WANT TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR SOMETHING THAT BLACK AND/OR LGBT+ PERFORMERS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR DECADES BEFORE HIM AND WILL CONTINUE DOING LONG AFTER HE’S DONE WITH MUSIC.