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05

Jan

Black Talking White

"Why do you talk white?"

I could ask you, why do you speak like a moron?

I’ve been doing some thinking. It’s something my friend and I discussed on a few occasions. And there comes to a point in your life as a black person when you are literally sick and tired of that asinine question. So, allow me to clear this up.

When did race become a sound? The last time I checked it was, I don’t know, a fucking color? But wait! There’s a certain way the two races talk! Well, of course. Okay, do me a favor. Here are some white people.

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And here are some black people.

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Listen to how those first morons speak, and then compare them to the other three. And OMG! These black people, sound like how white people and those white people talk like black people! Now, your mind is blown. Well gee, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that all people have their own dialects. And guess what? Color don’t mean a damn thing in terms of speaking.

These black people above, are probably as people like myself are considered “exceptions” to the idea of how blacks normally sound. Okay. So imagine I never once met a white person. The first one I ever met turns out to be a redneck, with a shot gun and a southern twang, living in a trailer park who drinks all day and has incestuous relations with his cousin. And that became my image of what a white person was. Because there aren’t any other white people that differ from that idea. Nope.

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                                     White people in a nutshell.

So for any white personandany black person that exclaims that I or someone like me speaks/acts white I will tell you one thing: Quit giving white people all of this credit. White folks are not the only ones capable of speaking properly. It comes down to your education. I live in shitty part of town, but I got a decent education and my family never spoke in slang. And my mother would probably kill me if I ever came in my house speaking it. If you don’t have that education you will obviously speak differently coming from a different environment.

So say it again. Call me a goddamn oreo. Say I’m talking or acting white. I’ll be honest with ya, I’m not concerned about my blackness one bit. And I’m certainly not ashamed of who I am. So, to other black people: stop belittling our race. We’d be better off if weren’t applying stereotypes all the time and ostracizing people who don’t fit them.

Oh, and for any of you dumbasses who speak incomprehensible gibberish when you were educated, what the fuck is wrong with you? I don’t care if you add slang, hell I add slang sometimes, but some of the shit I hear/see is ridiculous.

To anyone accused of acting white or speaking white, just cease to give a fuck. You’re a person first. All that matters is that you are comfortable in your own skin. There isn’t a point in trying be something you’re not, so be you. Maybe eventually people will accept that you’re a person. And if not, you should ask them why the hell they speak so goddamn Asian.

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      Because, really so many people talk Asian, it’s fucking ridiculous.

Sometimes it’s frustrating. Sometimes you’ll have people telling you that ‘your not like the other ones’ or you’re ‘not actually black’. And sometimes you’re ready to punch them in the face, scream at them, and tell the only difference between you and other blacks is that you learned how to read a goddamned book. But it’s okay. As long as you understand the way you speak isn’t a color.

I am not talking white. I am not talking black. I’m talking like an educated person. That’s all that counts.

21

Dec

If the gun lobby says that mental health issues are a problem, wouldn’t a better solution be more counselors in school, not more guns?

liberalsarecool:

The NRA is so out of touch, the perfect lobbyist for Republicans. They use dystopic narratives to push their greed and fear.

Even some republicans are seeing how fucked up this all is

War Nation

I felt sick. I still feel sick. People have been gunned down before, but never this young. Children don’t deserve that. No one does. To not be able to experience life and to have it ended so quickly without cause, is ridiculous. Too many times violent shootings occur and it’s the same cycle of shock and disgust, candle light vigils, funerals, commentary and statements…and then nothing. Nothing until the next tragedy happens. While being sad and disgusting, it didn’t surprise me that something like that happened because it always does. And is that what I or anyone else should be expecting? People mercilessly gunned down?

And for anyone who said legislation and stricter laws about gun control wouldn’t do a damn thing- please, promptly shut up. No one has ever discussed banning ALL guns. People who would like to protect themselves and those who enjoy hunting use guns and no one is attacking them. However, there is no point to civilians owning assault weapons. There isn’t. You don’t use them to protect yourself, nor do you go hunting with them. If you collect guns that’s fine, but those don’t need to have ammo. I’ve never heard of anyone protecting themselves with a machine gun. What would you do? Fire a round of 30 bullets into the intruder entering your house? Police don’t have access to those kinds of weapons and neither should we. Stricter laws on assault weapons would help so much. It wouldn’t stop gun violence as whole and I’m certain we all can see that. That whole knife incident in China, where a dude goes and stabs all of these people? None of them died. I’m not saying no one would have died at Sandy, but if this man was equipped with a pistol as opposed to an assault rifle, fewer would have died and more lives saved. But I will be damned if people sit idle anymore. To anyone remotely religious, it is a sin to not act, it is an act of omission.

For the NRA to come out and say that violence is due to pop culture and media (which was referenced from 1 to 2 decades ago) is disgusting. It’s disgusting to blame any horrible tragedy on TV or videogames. European and Asian nations have these movies, TV, and games that we have and they don’t have as many issues as we do. They also have mental illnesses too, but it’s never to these extremes of killing multiple in mall, movie or school shootings. For the NRA to tell me in order to stop guns is to bring your own gun is stupid. Not everyone is meant to use a gun, this is why we have groups like the police or armies. To demand that teachers learn how to operate guns is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Yeah, let’s make these mentors, guides, and counselors also trained and marked gunmen! I’m afraid they don’t get paid enough my dear friends.

The other recommended idea of having police dispatched all over civilian areas like schools, movies, and malls is also lacking in common sense. For a bunch of people who want to be fiscally conservative, you sure are spending a lot of money for the police force to be everywhere. It’s not necessary. Rather, this shouldn’t be necessary.

What are we, war nation?

What’s next? Will we be giving our children guns to protect themselves too? Train them by age 8 to fire a pistol? To say that shooting this summer wouldn’t have happened if everyone had a gun, is such bs. A crowded movie theater of panicking people firing in the dark at a gunman with military army and smoke bombs is only logical, right? Well, if Adam Lanza’s mother owned a gun she could have prevented everything-

Oh.

For me, I haven’t been watching TV. But the general consensus even by the media at this point is we shouldn’t be glorifying the killer. I don’t know what he looks like. Don’t know anything other than the fact that I feel bad for him, because it takes a sick individual to do such a thing. And it’s sad. His mom had the gun for her protection and he killed her with it. That’s how it normally works. Many people who purchase weapons for their own protection are killed by them. But then again, I live in a country where owning a gun is right, where healthcare is privilege. So, hey maybe spending more money on psychiatric/mental health won’t kill us.

We talk about terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, all of the countries we are at war with. Terrorism is just striking fear into heart of people. But we have it here. Fear is running this country. The NRA isn’t a political power house. You shouldn’t be afraid to send your child to school. You shouldn’t be afraid to go to a midnight movie. You shouldn’t be afraid to go to a mall. I refuse to live in fear. And I refuse to live in a gun toting USA were guns seem to be the only feasible solution to problems.

Again, going religious, but when Jesus came here discussing a kingdom of heaven, he wasn’t talking about the place in the sky or whatever idea of heaven you have is. He was talking about here and now. You reap what you sow. And your plants won’t grow if you don’t plant any seeds. I hate the world is a bad place attitude. And you can’t do much about it. Neither notion is true. The world contains great wonders, and without the bad these wonders wouldn’t be wonders. Just average things. People always have power, anyone change an idea and flip it on it’s head. Waiting on the world to change is a horrible attitude.

We are failing in protecting children. That’s why we need to take steps to prevent tragedies of this magnitude.The President knows how horrible this all is and that’s why we are getting legislation. We need to fight the problem somehow. I don’t care if it that doesn’t solve violence as a whole, but it is a step in the right direction. I don’t want to be apart of idleness. Everyone sitting around discussing how horrible it is and how nothing will be changed. I hate it.Terrible things will happen because that is life, but it depends on your perspective and how YOU react to it.  So have some hope and be proactive.

17

Aug

Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.
Tom Morelloon Paul Ryan’s claim that Rage Against the Machine is his favorite band (via scout)
liberalsarecool:

Arbitrary outrage is a defining Republican characteristic.

liberalsarecool:

Arbitrary outrage is a defining Republican characteristic.

(Source: stfueverything)

16

Aug

liberalsarecool:

The complicated real-world human context of politics.

liberalsarecool:

The complicated real-world human context of politics.

To all those planning on voting for the Libertarian or Green parties…

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Mitt Romney thanks you for helping him win in November!

15

Aug

African American: Why This Terminology Is NOT Politically Correct

I’m just annoyed. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in that situation when someone asks me my race, and I reply with “black” only to receive a blank stare. I then have to say “African American” and then it’s all clear.

Really? I say black because that’s what I am. I’m not African American, I have no fucking idea if my ancestors were African because they were slaves here, and the records don’t document them coming from a specific country. It’s pretty much SLAVE GUY MARRIED TALL CAN WORK HARD. That’s it. The term is basically saying all blacks are African. I mean I could be a descendant of a Jamaican or Haitian, I don’t know. We don’t have the same privilege as white people who can say, “I’m Italian” or some other denomination. And even when they say that, they aren’t really Italian, unless they have literally come from Italy and gained citizenship. Those are Italian Americans. Most people here are just white people whom are descendants of people from other countries. And when you look at most forms it just has white or Anglo Saxon. When white Americans go to other countries, they aren’t considered Italians, Irish, or whatever else. They laugh at that. You guys are just white to them with roots there. It’s the equivalent of me stepping into South Africa saying I’m African.

"But you don’t know what you are?"

I KNOW WHAT I AM. I’M FREAKING BLACK. I WAS BORN HERE. I’m a “Black American” not “African American”. Jesus Christ. It’s as though Black Americans don’t exist or something. People keep assuming I’m Haitian or Jamaican, and even if I was descendant from them, I’M NOT. I’M JUST BLACK. If white people can just be white people, I should be able to be a black person. Is it that hard to grasp that black Americans have, I don’t know, have slave relations? That weren’t treated as human, just property, many not literate, and have no idea where they came from? I am from the US. Not Africa. Not Jamaica. Not Haiti. THE FUCKING US of A. 

Jeez, I can’t take someone looking at me like I have three fucking heads when I say black. Those who say, oh you don’t are often times white people and islanders. So, if there are any black Americans out there, can we get the time of day to say I’m black with no fucking questions ?

I’m black. You’re white. We both from the US.

So done.

14

Aug

Abortion: A Difficult Decision

I had discussed abortion in another post a while ago (a totally different discussion, mind you) in which I was told abortion was wrong and was questioned, ‘What if your mother considered aborting you?’. My thoughts were that if my mother had considered aborting me, I wouldn’t feel horrible or anything. It’s not a reflection on myself. She would just be doing what she had to do. Perhaps she was trying to get her career off the ground, trying to go to school, or just didn’t have the money.

Unplanned pregnancies happen, even with married couples, you do know this right? Even with two people together under one household, they can’t afford it sometimes. And many times people are unwilling to bring a child into the world without the proper funds to support it. A sane person would want to give their child the world, not a bucket of a dirt.

We paint the women who decide to keep their children heroes, making them to be martyrs. People point out those kids who weren’t aborted saying, ‘Hey they became great, but they wouldn’t have become this if they were aborted! Don’t abort your children!’ Those who don’t keep their children, even in extreme cases as rape or incest are told they shouldn’t punish their children for something they didn’t do. Many folks out there paint any woman trying to get an abortion a devil or evil monster. People make it seem like women are just running down to abortion clinics like, FUCK YEAH! I’M ABORTING THIS LITTLE SHIT. You do realize, that just contemplating abortion is a lot stress, right? It’s not as simple as, whoops, I’m pregnant, better get that taken care of. No, how can you ever truly know what’s happening in a woman’s head unless you’ve been there yourself? We like to coin phrases like ‘I understand’, when the fact is you don’t. Even if you put yourself in their shoes, you never do it totally. You never go the whole mile. Getting abortion is a hard choice, and it’s really made worse by people protesting and throwing rocks at you as you enter an abortion clinic. A lot of women say nothing about it, in fear of being criticized and burned alive by pro lifers and so called followers of God.

For anyone who just doesn’t give two shits about the topic of abortion because it’s not about getting the country out of debt, well, it kinda meshes in with the debt problem too. There’s been a lot of legislation for making women get ultra sounds before going through with an abortion. They make her wait longer too. In fact when you go to clinics they give a waiting period. Thanks? But anyway, along with the ultrasound there’s been talk of a vaginal probe. If you’re talking about reducing debt, that’s a fucking waste of money to do either of these things.

Women are told to keep their children, without taking into the consideration that they might not be fit to be mothers. A lot of people aren’t. I’ve watched so many television programs with the way people raise their kids and keep having more and more and you just wish you could sterilize them. Sure, there is adoption, but do you really think everyone is going to want to put their kids up for adoption? Say you love your kids, but your dirt poor and you don’t want to put them up for adoption. Oh, well, I guess they’ll suffer having little in their lives. But, wait! I hear you say there are people that will help you support your children! Yeah, like the church right? That’s a joke. These places that offer their assistance really only give you diapers and toys when you need more shit to raise kids. The thing that gets me about pro lifers is that they care about life while it’s in the mother, but after that they don’t care. Where is the rally for people who need help with their kids? Where are the picket signs, angry mobs, megaphones, and the preaching? So many complain about how they have to give up their money to poor single mothers on welfare. So there you fucking go.

You know, about the whole poverty issue we have in this rich country of ours? A lot of children are fucking hungry. Why do you want to add to that? The church is a sham, for all the money it gets, and all the tax exemptions we could be giving children better lives with that money. And even with adoption, the sad realities are that kids are taken in for just money. I’ve seen it first hand. This person treated the kids terribly, they’d run away from home, get into fights, and one eventually ended up in jail.

It kinda baffles me that these southern areas especially despise abortions, but run around town toting their rifles and shotguns. They say contraception is horrible, only teach abstinence, and have a way higher pregnancy rate than anywhere else in the country. People want to get abortions down there, and it’s becoming increasingly harder to do so. Maybe, if we spent more time educating people about sex, this wouldn’t be as big of an issue. Even if it does get banned in some places, do you really think it’s going to stop? We’ll just go back in time to when people were just doing it illegally with their owns means probably to kill both themselves and the kid in the process.

Even one of the church’s best, Dorothy Day had an abortion. She should be canonized as a saint, but pfft you know that will never happen because she had an abortion, despite all of her humanitarian efforts to improve the quality of life for poor workers. I don’t know man, I can just say that especially in cases of rape, incest, and the threat of death looms upon the mother you need it. Not every woman is fit to be a mother. If you got your rights to shoot people down because you can, can you really sit here and tell me that killing unformed cells is horrible? I mean I know about the really late term abortions (that should be restricted). But I mean in the earliest stages it should be allowed to happen. When the hospitals try to make you fucking wait, it makes the situation worse.

It’s not an easy decision. To keep a child or to abort.

Christian Grey is happy to denounce his sexual identity if Ana should ask this of him. To a reader from outside the BDSM lifestyle, this is the pinnacle of his love, a testament to his healing. To somebody who values their sexual identity - who has, perhaps, spent some years trying to come to terms with it - it’s a direct insult.

Heresy Corner: Fifty Shades of Grr (via sexisnottheenemy)

This entire article has to be read, because it is fucking awesome.

—BB

(via fuckyeahsexpositivity)

Yes, this person knows about real BDSM, not the Shades of Grey version.