"Racism isn’t born, folks. It’s taught. I have a 2-year-old son. Know what he hates? Naps. End of list."

Denis Leary, 1992 (via carols7)

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Sign the Change.org petition to prosecute George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin in cold blood

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Dumb Things White People Say: [TW: Violent rape threats.] Hey Tumblr!






Danii, Mar 07 12:33 (EST):


We are writing because Tumblr has received numerous complaints from other users concerning your behavior at http://dumbthingswhitepplsay.tumblr.com.

We want Tumblr to be a place that respects free speech and free expression. However, having reviewed the complaints and your blog in detail, we feel you often cross the line into abusive behavior that is harassing and threatening toward others. This behavior must cease immediately if you are going to continue to use Tumblr.

If we continue to see abusive behavior from you, we will regretfully have no choice but to suspend your Tumblr account. We would appreciate your immediate attention to our concerns.


Tumblr Support

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Hi there!

I write repeatedly asking tumblr to stop the numerous amounts of harassment that I get on my blog. I only respond in kind to INITIAL harassing remarks, and you refuse to stop those people from bothering me.
I am a human being, with limits. These people make up brand new accounts after I’ve blocked them to troll me, and your people do nothing. People post nigger, have blogs with the word nigger, subject me to death threats, black hatred, send violent anonymous messages to anyone who follows me on not just tumblr, but SEVERAL WEBSITES. One person I follow, curiouslycool, has been verbally assaulted by the people who reported me several times, with people telling her to get raped by a chainsaw, that they would come and rape her with their “white dicks” and that her “nigger cunt” just needed some “white cum” to fix it. If you expect that I will not respond to these people as they respond to me, you’re out of your mind.
Stop them, and I will stop. If you have to take me off of tumblr because I refuse to let a bunch of racist people harass me with no reaction, do so.

Otherwise go back to being useless support like you always have been, until white people complain, giving no care to your PoC base who gets abused every single day on the site.

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So when the Irish, when Germans, when Italians were coming, and they didn’t speak the language and they didn’t know the culture, the idea was they will assimilate into Americanhood; they will become American, which in the American tradition has meant white American.

But that melting pot never included people of color. Blacks, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, etcetera, could not melt into the pot. They could be used as wood to produce the fire for the pot, but they could not be used as material to be melted into the pot.


Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Race-The Power of an Illusion (via volviomarilia)

it didnt include us as a people but they have no problem taking our shit (culture, colloquialisms, our God given features via plastic surgery (yeah…and?), etc…) - DariaAkasha

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"I love animation because in the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you’re a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess. If you’re a short, wimpy guy, you can play a tall gladiator. If you’re a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. And if you’re a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra."

CHRIS ROCK, introducing the Best Animated Film Oscar. (via inothernews)

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"Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to say you’re not a racist; not being racist — or a sexist or a homophobe — is a constant, arduous process of unlearning, of being uncomfortable, of eating crow and being humbled and re-evaluating. It’s probably hard to start that process if you’ve been told that every thought you have is golden and should be given voice, and that people who are offended by what you say are hypersensitive simpletons."