the purge is scary because its a time frame in which you could be the target for random, unimpeded & unpunished cruelty just for being in the wrong place + wrong time and youll be blamed for not being adequately prepared & alert
if youre black and/or queer and/or trans this is also known as “every waking moment”
|Anonymous asked: some. people. cannot. twerk. thats. what. i. meant. im not saying she twerked. im saying she tried her flipping hardest.|
lol she didn’t try to twerk. leave my askbox please you’re making yourself look like a complete ass.
|Anonymous asked: she kinda twerked like i personally cannot twerk for the life of me. she probably couldnt either. but still included that type of dancing in her video bc she wanted to. she didnt ribbon dance correctly. she didnt do the lyrical dancing at all with much effort. racism should always be addressed (like ferguson duh) but this is pretty irrelevant and it seems like people are just looking for something to criticize (with her vid) she was just having fun and everyones missing the point of the video.|
yeah rolling your hips is totally twerking like ok kwl go away and i’m not missing the point of the video i loved it. it was just that part that bothered me that’s all
stop trying to derail the problem i wasn’t talking about the video in general just that one part.
I JUST GOT CALLED A REVERSE RACIST????? AND I’M WHITE?????? I’M DEFENDING BLACK PEOPLE?????? AND THAT’S RACIST???? THEY DENIED WHITE PRIVILEGE????? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
|Anonymous asked: the whole point of the video (idk if u watched the livestream) was she would try her best to dance around professional dancers and see what happens. she DID join in at one point but, like in all the other dances, she started to just do her own thing..which was the point of the song. if everyone can just stop looking at it as a matter of race (bc its MUSIC) i feel like thered be a lot less tension on this website. just saying.|
Go away. :) First of all, you’re trying to derail the problem by telling me that people shouldn’t be talking about race and issues to lessen tension if someone is mad about something you’re saying that they should keep their mouth shut like fuck you, I WATCHED THE FUCKING LIVESTREAM and YES SHE DID SAY THAT BUT… SHE DIDN’T JOIN IN ON THAT TWERKING PART. SHE DID NOT. SHE DID NOT SHE WAS DOING SOME DANCING YES BUT I WATCHED THE VIDEO A MILLION TIMES AND I KNOW THAT SHE WAS NOT TWERKING SO SHUT THE FUCK UP.
AND STOP TELLING ME TO NOT LOOK AT THIS AS A MATTER OF RACE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE OFFENDED BY THIS KIND OF SHIT AND IT’S KIND OF SAD THAT YOU’RE TELLING ME TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT.
PEOPLE OF COLOUR DON’T FUCKING THROW AROUND THE RACIST CARD JUST FOR FUCKS SAKE, THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY’RE OFFENDED, NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SIMPLY FUCK AROUND JACKASS.
And it’s sad because I’m a swifty, and a white girl saying this. Do your research thanks :)))
Though I agree with what Earl Sweatshirt said, he didn’t watch the video at all and to me, that basically means that he probably shouldn’t have criticized it. Though, he is right, he didn’t watch the video. It’s like looking at something and saying you don’t like it even though you haven’t tried it.
But then again, that’s just me. I also want to say that there were also black cheerleaders and contemporary dancers in the music video yes, but the twerking part is what kind of bothered me??? Even though there are white girls twerking… it would be WAY less of an issue if Taylor joined in you know? Because basically, whether she knows it or not, she’s implying superiority and that’s not okay, why? Because SHE DIDN’T JOIN IN, SHE DIDN’T DO IT WITH THEM IT’S LIKE ALL THE GIRLS ARE PROPS notice that in the video she participates in all of the dances EXCEPT for that one!
I love Taylor to bits but… honey… this is not okay.
The above are the first 3 responses to Dr. Redmond’s spot on tweet. This is the boorish behavior that Black people have to deal with from white people for merely speaking out against white supremacy. The harassment from white people towards Black people is constant and virulent. If you’re a Black person speaking out against white supremacy, white people will attack you or at the very least, they will have a major problem with you. They will attack you more than a “good” white person saying the exact same thing. Tim Wise does not put up with an inkling of the abuse Black people endure and he isn’t saying anything new. Discourse about white supremacy from a white mouth is more palatable to the white masses than from the mouths of those victimized by white supremacy.
Ironically, the “good” white people become like the rest of their white brethren when they attempt to separate themselves by saying “not all white people”. They too become a nuisance that everlastingly badgers. They are largely silent about injustice, inequity and marginalization at the hands of white supremacy. However, the minute the marginalized speak out against their abusers, they are quick to lend a voice in defense of the abusers. It’s because even when white people are clearly abusers, other white people still see their humanity. In the face of this abuse, merely pointing out that the perpetrators of the abuse are white angers white people. The abuse itself doesn’t elicit the same level of anger from them.
Another problem are these alleged white liberals. Truth be told, I get more harassment from white liberals than from anyone else. White conservatives don’t hide their disdain for Blackness. For them, it’s a badge of honor. We know where they stand. White liberals in contrast tend to be silent, but will speak up to center themselves in a crisis or will be apologetic towards white abusers, instead of condemning them. Many will not acknowledge that white supremacy even exists. If they do acknowledge a problem, they will wrap it up in empty platitudes about everyone needing to get along, how they don’t see race, how we’re all human, how they have Black friends or whatever post-racial nonsense they ascribe to, as if that addresses white supremacy. They believe that the problem “goes both ways”.
If the above isn’t you as a white person, do not take this as your cue to respond with “not all white people”. As the saying goes, the hit dog will holler. If something does not apply to you, then why are you hollering? Did I hit you? Maybe I did. The only thing many white people can bring themselves to say in response to Black suffering and white supremacy is “not all white people” or "this is reverse racism" or their favorite chopped up MLK Jr. quote “hate cannot drive out hate”. The response from white people is never a unanimous “the system of white supremacy is a scourge that must end and we must fight to end it”. It is never that.
Whiteness will always justify the extermination of Blackness. Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police in turn releases video stills of what they claim to be Brown being an alleged criminal days after his murder. This was completely unrelated to his murder, but there is always a reason for dead Black bodies when whiteness governs. So why did they release these stills if the Ferguson police themselves have admitted that it is completely unrelated to Brown’s murder at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? They did it to smear his image. This is a tactic of white supremacy. It always smears the image of a Black victim.
When Black people are victimized and dehumanized, they still aren’t quite human in the eyes of many white people. At least not on the level of white humanity. It’s why a white terrorist like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be put on the cover of Rolling Stone, like he’s a heartthrob in a boy band, and be described as “popular and promising”, while unarmed Black people murdered by white people are criminalized in death. Their image gets smeared because full victimhood is relegated to whiteness. Innocence and chasteness will be awarded to a white murderer before a Black murder victim.
I don’t argue or engage with white people on this subject anymore. This Malcolm X quote is forever relevant. I’ll respond or say my piece if need be, but I won’t debate a white person about Black humanity. My response to “good” white folks will always be “go and get your people”. That’s all I have to say to them. Truly good white people don’t need to be told that. They know. Word to John Brown.
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson
Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.