Jesse Williams went all in on twitter. Follow him, like now.
So accurate so so accurate…
Real shit tho….
I say fuck what society says and keep doin ya thing…
I remember someone in twitter tried to debate me on this.
I re blogged this once, but I will do it again, but because it’s painfully accurate.
"Koreans are not trying to be racist or imitate black people."
Where did I say that Koreans were “trying” to be racist?
The fact of the matter is is that you don’t HAVE to be “trying” anything in order to be racist. You don’t HAVE to have hateful motives to be racist.
Not imitating black people? So an actress dressing up as Dooly, a BLACK Korean character who is depicted as a caricature of black people
or several women dressing up as Dreamgirls
or LITERALLY depicting a stereotype of a watermelon-loving Black person
NONE of those instances are imitating black people?
"Not everything is about black people"
The fact that you feel as though me calling out clear depictions of blackface in Korean entertainment is about making everything about black people says infinitely more about you who cowardly hides behind Internet anonymity.
"Painting the face black used to act as a coal miner or chimney sweeper in plays."
There is literally TONS of information on minstrel shows and EXACTLY the type of depictions of black people that they were shamelessly aiming for—even an ENTIRE fucking website with ALL the information you could possibly need AND a specific section on the “Coon” character at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia—and yet your explanation is THAT?
You have the audacity to come into MY space and imply that I (and THOUSANDS of other people who understood, signed, and shared the petition—including some native Koreans—by proxy) am misinformed???
I pray that you’re not following me because I WILL ask that you unfollow my ass on the spot. I don’t have time for such foolishness.
(Full panel: Malcolm x, Allan Morrison, Wyatt Tee Walker & James Farmer).
Listen Bae….. My hair ain doin right ight just….. Stay over there….. Nah don’t touch me… Jus… Go…
Like this if this is true for you!
This puff isn’t slick enough for me, and now I’m looking like side show bob.
soo boo…you’re just going to have to understand today is not the day
YES LAWD!!! I need me a man who understands!!!
bae the curl pattern for my perm rod set ain’t right, just .. just give me a sec, I need a moment to recuperate
sweetheart… my bantu knots weren’t dry before I took em down. It’s just gettin to my spirit..
Filing this under “Things to Remember” for the future
Bless the black man who has to deal with me and hair! lol
man look…. lol
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By Andi Sharavsky | Jan 9, 2014 | Reductress.com
So, you’re going abroad to an underdeveloped country. Good for you! Everyone is already impressed with your bravery and selflessness, but it’s important to make sure your help and goodwill have the most lasting effects – on social media! If Oprah and Angelina have taught us anything, it’s that giving solely for the sake of giving is a missed photo op and a waste of everyone’s time. The following photo tips may not give your host family easier access to clean drinking water, or provide them protection against parasitic worms and merciless warlords, but they will ensure that everyone you know sees that you are basically a living saint.
1. Cradling the child to your bosom.
The classic shot. Instantly invokes images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and that sad dust bowl mom. For added poignancy, stare off into the distance. Suggested caption: Any lyric from “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston.
2. While playing sports with all of the village children.
Women playing sports is already adorable, so this one is a no-brainer. Add a dusty, remote shanty town as a backdrop, and you’re golden. Suggested caption: “Who needs a personal trainer when you have these little cuties to kick your butt? Just kidding, Todd, I’ll be back in a few weeks, get those kettlebells ready!”
3. While wearing traditional native garb.
Really emphasize your newfound reverence for this developing country’s unique culture by incorporating it into your look. Be careful about camera angles though; dashikis do NOT cinch at the waist! Suggested caption: “I let my little host sister give me a makeover, and this is the most naturally beautiful I’ve ever felt in my life!”
4. The Family Portrait.
This quintessential shot of you and your host family (with you crouched down with their children, obviously) will show everyone how fully accepted, appreciated, and adored you are by the very people you came to help. Suggested caption: “They ended up teaching me more than I could ever teach them.” Or any lyric from Wicked’s “For Good.”
The most important thing to remember about your trip is that one person can’t really make a difference in the world, but she CAN look beautiful and benevolent while trying. You will forever cherish the posts you made on your timeline, so invest in a nice camera and get posting for all your family, friends, and vague acquaintances to see! After all, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does its Klout score go up? And if NPR never sends you your tote bag, was it even worth it to donate?
ugh..I can’t right now ✋