1. ayothewuisback:

    White peoples’ definition of racism is hurt feelings, instead of what it actually is, and that’s systematic destruction of an ethnic group. Understand that, and then you’ll understand why racism doesn’t “go both ways”.

    (via nappynomad)

     
  2. thermogoddamnics:

    ikazed:

    originalflubber:

    ikazed:

    originalflubber:

    ikazed:

    youngblackandvegan:

    black excellence

    No, human excellence.

    Nahhhh Black excellence sounds better

    IN OTHER WORDS, RACE IS A DETERMINING FACTOR IN CHARACTER AND ACCOMPLISHMENT, GOTCHA. How about we claim it’s white excellence every fucking time you get a vaccine you fucking twit.

    Because people of color contribute to vaccines, science, the medical field too. This has a focus on Black excellence and/or black people doing amazing things. This RARELY gets represented. “White excellence” is represented all the time on such a large scare. Must have hit a nerve with you. :33333333 AND YES, race can definitely be a determining factor in character and accomplishments. Some people, ya’ know, have this magical thing called:

    privilege.

    But thanks for your input! 

    You know, every time you open your mouth about that word, it sounds more ignorant than the last fucking time. You want to know why? You have no idea what people have been through. What they go through on a day to day basis. What their family life is like, their social life, their medical life, their financial life. You have NO fucking IDEA what each and every person goes through and yet somehow you believe they somehow have an advantage (sorry, “privilege”) over you is just fucking disgusting. How about you go back to your college education that is probably being given to you through Affirmative Action or any other of the hundreds of fucking programs out there to prioritize and substitute money into making black kids successful, all while expecting the “white kids” to do it all on their own. Why don’t you go contribute to your black student union that can complain about the most minute issues while the white students have to put up with the issues because people like you don’t think it’s possible to discriminate a white person. How about you go back to your BET or Ebony magazine where you can be UNIQUELY REPRESENTED whereas the white kids have to do with what’s on regular TV…usually portraying things like “12 Years A Slave” or “The Help” basically making white people out to be this evil oppressive autocratic dictatorship of a race when you are so blatantly ignorant that you can’t even realize that the white race is made up of hundreds of ethnicities. Irish, German, Polish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, British, Spanish, Austrian, Slovakian (the origin of the term “slave”), Czech, Lithuanian, Scottish, etc etc etc etc etc. You act like each of these damn ethnicities has been treated above and beyond better than any person of color when in reality several of these ethnicites have faced the same if not more institutional oppression as you. In fact, you haven’t even FACED oppression because you’re some entitled little black kid in the United States thinking that oppression means being called out as a criminal when you are (racial profiling) or other idiotic things. You see this man?

    This man is the person who catalyzed your freedoms. The freedoms you’ve had and always have had since you were born. This man wrote an impressive speech with the most beautiful analogies and linguistic skills as humanly possible. He conveyed the emotions he felt as he discussed how he’d have to tell his daughter that she was considered “less than” the other kids. He spent time in jail for peaceful protests. He lived in an era of peaceful protests by African Americans where they would politely sit in and refuse to move. They didn’t complain day in and day out…they went and DID. They achieved so much for you as well as the millions of white people that supported the Civil Rights Movement. And what do you repay this amazing era in history with? Complaints…accusations of bullshit “racism” when in reality it’s your own inefficiencies not allowing you to get places because you have every fucking opportunity that anyone else has because of THIS MAN. Perhaps you’d also remember this man:

    This is a white man. Do you know who he is? Hint: He’s on our national currency penny. He’s the 16th president of the United States…a Republican I might add. He signed a little document that changed history forever because it was the FIRST of its kind…allowing slavery to be abolished. Do you know what this document was called? That’s right! The Emancipation Proclamation. We fought an entire war because of his devotion to your race, to allow you to be free. Both of these men died in the name of YOU. And you would wish to continue to sit here and claim everything is “privilege”. I think you have more privilege than I. A beautiful and amazing history and heritage that you can shout to the heavens. You have a rich culture that you can love and identify with without being labeled a “literal Nazi”. You can do everything regarding race just with the snap of your fingers where someone else would be labeled a “supremacist” for doing so.

    So cut your “privilege” bullshit. These men did not fight for you to come back and throw it back in their face to be disrespectful, hateful, bigoted, asinine, and rude.

    I’m so sick of this racial debacle that has continued over and over again despite having finished brilliantly in 1963 with the “I Have a Dream” speech. I’m so sick of race continuing to be an identifiable feature to you, whereas the rest of the world is sick of seeing race as an important aspect in a person’s character, individuality, and beliefs. Why you wish to continue to claim oppression where there is none, I have no fucking idea.

    So shove your “privilege” up your fucking ass and do some fucking research.

    EDIT: Let it be known that I have originally commented on this in the most benevolent means possible; to identify this as human excellence instead of a race doing well because we are now one, we are united, we are equal. The sheer number of people reblogging this and claiming that this is actually “black excellence” instead of human excellence (because I guess only black people get colon cancer?) further shows me that you’d rather be segregated from society. You’d rather identify with your race than join the rest of the world in unity. You’d much rather make things about yourself than just praise this for the medical miracle it is. As one of my friends brilliantly pointed out “colon cancer doesn’t effect just black people, he wasn’t doing this maliciously to make it an accomplishment for blacks, he was doing it because he was passionate in making a difference. He wanted to help people. Not provide achievements for his race. He wanted to provide achievements to humanity and the great things we can accomplish”. It appears everyone else commenting on this would much rather be selfish bigots than to praise this as a miracle for everyone who suffers from this disease. Good job being assholes.

    ^^^what the actual fuck did i just read

    is it opposite day or some shit

    we still aren’t equal, that’s the point

    we’re stuck in an era of benevolent racism where white people (as a group, and sometimes individually) pay lip service to equality while not doing all that much to close the gap

    you know who affirmative action works the most for? white women.

    you know the guy you’re talking about? abraham lincoln? here’s what he had to say about black people during his fourth debate with stephen douglas, quoted from here

    While I was at the hotel to-day an elderly gentleman called upon me to know whether I was really in favor of producing a perfect equality between the negroes and white people. [Great laughter.] While I had not proposed to myself on this occasion to say much on that subject, yet as the question was asked me I thought I would occupy perhaps five minutes in saying something in regard to it. I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]—-that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.

    there isn’t much stating that he changed his stance in the years before he died, and while the argument could be made that he was more progressive than many of his contemporaries, he was not the great pro-equality almighty whitey savior of the negroes you’re making him out to be.

    the emancipation proclamation was a carefully calculated and constructed political speech that freed most of the slaves, but not in the states that weren’t rebelling against the union. no sense in pissing off your constituents.

     It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion,[2] thus applying to 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time. The Proclamation was based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces;[3] it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States’ forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of” the ex-slaves. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens.

    [The Emancipation Proclamation] did not cover the nearly 500,000 slaves in the slave-holding border states (Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland or Delaware) which were Union states — those slaves were freed by separate state and federal actions. The state of Tennessee had already mostly returned to Union control, under a recognized Union government, so it was not named and was exempted. Virginia was named, but exemptions were specified for the 48 counties then in the process of forming the new state of West Virginia, and seven additional counties and two cities in the Union-controlled Tidewater region.[19] Also specifically exempted were New Orleans and 13 named parishes of Louisiana, all of which were also already mostly under federal control at the time of the Proclamation. These exemptions left unemancipated an additional 300,000 slaves.[20]

    - Wikipedia

    How about you go back to your BET or Ebony magazine where you can be UNIQUELY REPRESENTED whereas the white kids have to do with what’s on regular TV…usually portraying things like “12 Years A Slave” or “The Help” basically making white people out to be this evil oppressive autocratic dictatorship of a race

    congratulations on naming two shows, i’m really happy for you. 

    the fact that fox news exists kind of illustrates that we have a long way to go in terms of liberation

    when you complain about welfare queens

    when you complain about laws that try to close the gap

    guess what

    you’re contributing to inequality

    You’d much rather make things about yourself than just praise this for the medical miracle it is.

    Yes, this is a human medical miracle, made by a black man. And given the way black people continue to be portrayed in popular culture, underlining that we too can succeed in STEM fields, where we continue to be underrepresented, is crucial. 

    Complaints…accusations of bullshit “racism” when in reality it’s your own inefficiencies not allowing you to get places because you have every fucking opportunity that anyone else has because of THIS MAN

    Not when black people tend to be born into lower economic strata. There is only so much social mobility one generation can achieve.

    You realize what you’re saying? “The fact that you were born poor and continue to be poor is totally your fault because look at all these inefficient systems that exist that pay lipservice to equality.”

    Equality under this broken system has not been achieved.

    Until then, I will say this.

    Black Excellence.

    (Source: tsunamiwavesurfing, via blogdwayneblog)

     

  3. i9uess:

    blackfeminism:

    #1 The Nature of the Beast

    You don’t become the most powerful electronics company in the world without doing some dirty work. You can’t have $150 billion in cash without cutting some corners. It’s hard to keep your prices reasonable without exploiting people.
    I present: Apple Inc.

    #2 They Exploit Cheap Labor in China

    For optimal profit margin Apple must produce the iPhones for cheap. Since Apple only uses top quality electronic parts, the difference is made up in cheap labor. The NYT reports that workers at Foxconn, the former manufacturer of the iPhone, make $22 for a twelve hour shift, and are often forced to work even longer hours. There were so many suicides in the on-site dorms where the workers live that Foxconn had to install nets on the sides of the buildings.

    #3 They Recently Shifted Production Away from Foxconn….to an Even Worse Company

    Foxconn got bad press for exploiting workers so they had to increase worker salary, which means they had to charge Apple more, which means Apple took its business elsewhere. Enter Pegatron. Apple’s new Chinese partner, since taking on Apple’s business, has a .8% profit margin and is facing worker’s rights violations.

    #4 They Pollute Horrendously

    In 2011 Apple was responsible for putting 23.1 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. And while Apple says they’re working diligently to decrease their carbon footprint, their emissions rose 34% in 2012.

    #5 They Sell iPhones WAAAAAAY Above Cost

    IHS Inc. reports that an iPhone costs $207 to manufacture. They sell them to wireless carriers for around $580. The number varies by model, but overall Apple usually sells at a 49-58% markup, while the industry average is closer to 30%.

    #6 They Screw Over Wireless Carriers, Who Then Screw You Over

    Wireless carriers know they can either offer their customers the iPhone, or see them leave for a company that does. Apple knows this too, so they force the carriers to sell the iPhone for $200 after selling it to them for $580 (a $380 loss). The providers’ are forced to make up the difference by raising rates on your text, calling and data. Verizon recently eliminated unlimited data and charges heavily for overages, and AT&T increased data prices by $5 per month.

    #7 They Haven’t Really Innovated in Years

    In 2007 Apple released the revolutionary iPhone. It’s been six years and it’s the same except thinner, faster, and with a better camera. Oh the iPad? It’s not new. The iPad was what an engineer originally brought to Steve Jobs, who told him to make it smaller and give it phone capabilities.

    #8 They Use Conflict Minerals in Their Products

    The iPhone and other Apple products have the conflict mineral Coltan in them. Coltan is heat resistant, and ideal for transmitting electric charges. This mineral is rare, expensive (a mine can be worth hundreds of millions of US dollars), and prevalent in war torn Congo. Since 1998, 5-7 million people have died in an ongoing civil war being fought, largely, over control of the mines. The mineral can be found in most electronics company’s products, but Apple is the world’s biggest and should start the trend of boycotting conflict minerals.

    #9 They Let the Government Spy on You

    A document leaked to The Guardian details an NSA program called Prism that legally peeps in on your calls, texts, web habits, and location. Obviously the wireless providers are the main culprits, but given the billions of dollars in business Apple does with companies like Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, the chances of Apple being in the loop are nearly 100%.

    #10 They Helped Kill the Record Industry

    Since iTunes opened, record sales have dropped by 50% across the board. Borders and Tower Records have closed, as have countless thousands of independent record stores. This has forced artists into selling their albums on iTunes, where Apple takes 30% and the record company 60%, leaving the creator of the content with around 10% of its sales.

    #11 They Don’t Let You Turn off Your Phone

    Even when an iPhone is “dead” it’s still traceable, which is why Find My iPhone works no matter what. Also, even when not on data or Wifi, satellites can pinpoint your iPhone’s location. On top of that, the new M7 chip makes tracking your exact movements and speed possible. But you can always just take out the battery. Oh that’s right, no you can’t.

    #12 They Only Just Started Giving to Charity

    As soon as Steve Jobs returned to Apple he discontinued their charity program, saying it’d be started up again when they were more profitable. Well, it wasn’t until Tim Cook’s reign as CEO of the biggest company in the world, that Apple donated $100 million dollars. While generous, it hardly makes up for the decade of giving nothing, and still is 1/15th of what Berkshire Hathway donated in the same year.

    #13 They Patent Every Possible Thing, Stifling Innovation

    Apple recently sued Samsung for a half-billion dollars claiming Samsung copied the iPhone’s front face appearance, rectangular shape, and icon grid. The worst part is: they won. Competition is great for the consumer as it drives down prices and spurs innovation, but difficult when Apple claims ownership over the rectangle.

    #14 They Try to Manipulate You

    Remember insecure teens: Hip sweater-wearing Justin Long is a Mac, and fat balding businessman is a PC. We’re already judged on our clothes, body, car, house, and school and, thanks to Apple, now we’re judged on which word processor we use and the color of our headphones.

    #15 They Don’t Pay Much in Taxes

    Apple keeps most of its money in an Irish subsidiary company created to avoid the US government’s taxes. Apple is only taxed by the US on domestic and South American sales, although their CEO Tim Cook told congress there are ways of avoiding even that, which Apple isn’t utilizing out of patriotic duty. Thanks Tim!

    #16 They Don’t Play Well With Others

    Apple did away with the pre-installed YouTube app, started their own maps to combat Google’s, and demanded Amazon pay a percentage of all sales through its app. The only one they hurt was you. Apple Maps is a disaster, you now have to go onto Amazon’s website to buy stuff, and download the Google Maps and YouTube apps separate (they’re among the most successful apps, anyways).

    #17 They Rip You Off on Accessories

    There isn’t information on the markup Apple applies to their $40-$50 cases, but similar ones can be found on eBay for $5-$10. They pedaled different speakers, alarm clocks, cords ect., then changed the plug shape and now charge $29 for a converter so you can keep using the products you bought.

    So evil I like it

    (Source: factsandstufff, via ivorybigs)

     
  4. repost-this-image:

    sharkchunks:

    metalheadadam:

    pimpinchilton:

    commanderabutt:

    shadow1423:

    commanderabutt:

    spaff-der-kegel-doer:

    historynet:

    seen on my face book feed(Anti-vaccination, modern)

    "studies"

    who has ever thought this ever

    Don’t let your children drink water it might make them think drinking other clear liquids is okay do you want your child drinking bleach

    don’t let your children walk, it might make them think its okay to walk away from home

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure not even people who use heroin believe it is beneficial.

    Don’t let your child breathe air. Studies have shown thatin the event of a fire, children who breathe in air are much more likely to breathe in smoke than children who’ve never breathed air.

    Don’t have a child. 100% of children grow up and die. You’re literally condemning your own children to die.

    What the mother-fucking FUCK.  First off, most vaccinations are given before you’re 5 years old (there are a few boosters, but not a lot and most kids HATE getting them) and won’t remember it.

    Second, you wouldn’t be anti-vax if you were old enough to remember polio or smallpox epidemics.  You know why there aren’t any cases of those horrible diseases in the US today?  Because we vaccinated against them for enough years that they aren’t here anymore.

    Plus, anti-vaxxers got hold of Africa.  Polio is making a comeback in Africa because people have stopped vaccinating against it.

    (via nipsndnaps)

     
  5. locsgirl:

    tashabilities:

    lovelyandbrown:

    huffingtonpost:

    HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

    We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

    Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

    Holy schnikes.

    Now add Black to it, 

    And think about how white people are the ones in the hiring positions, 

    And white people never look at us or interact with us for longer than they absolutely HAVE to, 

    So most of us are automatically marked ‘unattractive’ simply because we’re Black, 

    Aaaaaand you end up with a Black unemployment rate that’s over DOUBLE that of the rest of the country, 

    EVEN DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

    Now don’t be black AND unattractive AND fat.

    (Source: vox.com, via nappynomad)

     
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  7. kimmyameli:

    I wish this was satire…but it isn’t.

    Link 1|Link 2|Link 3

     
  8. ghdos:

    themochagoddess:

    nanodash:

    scienceyoucanlove:

    These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V

    from Science Alert

    Discuss.

    Additional, slightly more detailed, article (x). It uses nanotech!

    *orders box even though I never have sex..just in case*

    Wow.

    (via deznaomi)

     
  9. darvinasafo:

    I see no lies.

    (via imaginasi0n)

     
  10. heyfranhey:

    China’s Latest Food Scandal || McDonald’s, KFC & Pizza Hut Sold Expired Meat

    What’s inside your chicken nugget? In China’s latest food scandal, the answer might be: extremely expired meat. McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants have quickly cut ties with a U.S.-owned supplier, based in Shanghai, after an investigative report revealed it was supplying the companies with expired meat products that had been reprocessed to look like new.

    How expired are we talking? Read the rest here

    P.S. And take note of “US owned supplier" because this Profit over Health mentality is not exclusive to China.

    (via nipsndnaps)