shame on the New York Post

deafmuslimpunx:

for spreading false lies that a Saudi national (aka “MUSLIM”) was taken into custody, when the Boston Police Dept already shot that down and said it wasn’t true. We still have no idea who was behind the bombings, and there is no evidence pointing to anyone right now. But anyway, because the NY Post decide to make up fake information, everyone is already blaming us and stoking the rage of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred. This shit reminds me of the Norway terrorist attacks, when the New York Times had a front-page headline blaming MUSLIMS (even though there was no evidence that Muslims did it).

And there were thousands, and thousands of hateful comments on the NYT’s website written against Muslims. In the meanwhile, the Daily Mail (UK) quickly got the right information and updated their front page website with information about the Norwegian white male terrorist. and still, the NYT stayed quiet for the whole evening and allowing false (and even dangerous, life-threatening) information spreading like wildfire on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networking websites.

and it turned out to be a white Christian Norwegian man who killed over 70 people in Norway. Oops!

Journalists & News Websites / Newspapers have a responsibility to report CORRECT information instead of speculating and spreading false info. to people.  goddess knows how fucking stupid and ignorant the majority of people are— bunch of fuckin sheeps. BAA! BAA! they cannot think for themselves, so yes, let me repeat, journalists do have a major responsibility to carefully report information.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

afghangster:

If you’re Muslim, brown, or someone that could be mistaken for a Muslim or brown person; please stay safe.

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True facts: bombers are notoriously white guys.

queernonywolf:

ekwelit:

queernonywolf:

And while the FBI will be pushing that profile around, cops will still be stopping Black and Brown folks by the dozens.

That is literally one of the reasons it takes so fucking long to find a mother fucker because they are looking at the wrong fucking people.

I’d like to add to this… there is always discussion about terrorists who happen to be PoC and the language seems to always be focused solely on the fact that they committed the atrocity, never about their mind state, and they’re always assumed to be “foreign” and yet we rarely see/hear discussions around white terrorists. When we actually do have such conversations about white terrorists, words like “terror(ist)” are typically absent and there is psycho-analysis for days about what brought them to do this; “he was bullied,” “he was a loner,” “he didn’t fit it,”** etc. They all have their reasons, but PoC don’t, right? I’m not saying folks (intentionally) try to justify the actions of white terrorists but I am saying that it plays into the way we (are conditioned to) think about race and how that measures the way we talk about terrorists from varied racial (and to some extent, religious) backgrounds.

I definitely agree that when things like this happen, folks are always trying to find a way to attach Black & Brown people to what happen, even when we clearly have NOTHING to do with it… racial profiling is a thing and folks who don’t see it would do well to do some learning. 

**Intentionally used the pronoun “he” since typically it’s men/males we center these sorts of conversations on

CAN I MARRY YOU PLEASE?

Because yes, we see this with the few cases of POCs who have committed a crime that has been designated as “terroristic”. They are demonized and the dude who shot up the theatres IS STILL GETTING A FUCKING PASS on people! Even fucking Trayvon’s killer!

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callmekitto:

callingoutbigotry:

alphabonesoup:

Here it is! I’m not 100% sure if I like how it came out… it almost seems a bit too cutesy for the subject. Maybe I just like drawing cute clothes and bright colours too much! 
This is for a contest with the Canadian Human Rights Agencies for their conference in May. All the Advanced Illustration students and Design students had to enter as part of their final. Kinda pissed that they required us to print it off at 24 x 36…. which I think is way too big and expensive ($50!!) for most students and their budget. We don’t even get to keep the posters. And the top prize is only $200. I feel kinda ripped off. :/
EDIT: A couple of people have sent me notes saying that “Transgendered” is incorrect terminology. I apologize, I kind of added the text last minute, and should have known better. I’ve uploaded a fixed version. :)

This poster is a good reminder that pronouns aren’t “preferred”. They’re NECESSARY. 

If it’s okay, I’d like to put in my two cents re: the color scheme being “too cutesy—” I… kinda like that. For one, she’s a femme woman and the color scheme reflects that. She’s not muted or neutralized even when the wrong words surround her. I like that she’s strong and cute and bright and herself. Even when it’s hard.

callmekitto:

callingoutbigotry:

alphabonesoup:

Here it is! I’m not 100% sure if I like how it came out… it almost seems a bit too cutesy for the subject. Maybe I just like drawing cute clothes and bright colours too much! 

This is for a contest with the Canadian Human Rights Agencies for their conference in May. All the Advanced Illustration students and Design students had to enter as part of their final. Kinda pissed that they required us to print it off at 24 x 36…. which I think is way too big and expensive ($50!!) for most students and their budget. We don’t even get to keep the posters. And the top prize is only $200. I feel kinda ripped off. :/

EDIT: A couple of people have sent me notes saying that “Transgendered” is incorrect terminology. I apologize, I kind of added the text last minute, and should have known better. I’ve uploaded a fixed version. :)

This poster is a good reminder that pronouns aren’t “preferred”. They’re NECESSARY. 

If it’s okay, I’d like to put in my two cents re: the color scheme being “too cutesy—” I… kinda like that. For one, she’s a femme woman and the color scheme reflects that. She’s not muted or neutralized even when the wrong words surround her. I like that she’s strong and cute and bright and herself. Even when it’s hard.

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nethilia:

hot-body-under-construction:

bodydiy:

Fruit animals

THE OWL ONES THOUGH 😍😍😍

THE KITTY AND THE SWAN

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kyssthis16:

2damnfeisty:

aryafuckingstarks:

people lost their minds when idris elba was rumored to become the next james bond because “it’s not sticking to the true nature of the james bond franchise” but the african lion king characters are free fucking game apparently 

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Speak on it!

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lotrconfessions:


Considering the vast majority of the protagonists are white whereas the dark-skinned characters/creatures (ex. orcs/uruk’hai, the haradrim guys, etc.) were portrayed as villains and savages, the books/movies are racist — and no matter how much I love the plot/characters otherwise I can’t forgive Tolkien (or Peter Jackson) for that, especially as a person of color.

lotrconfessions:

Considering the vast majority of the protagonists are white whereas the dark-skinned characters/creatures (ex. orcs/uruk’hai, the haradrim guys, etc.) were portrayed as villains and savages, the books/movies are racist — and no matter how much I love the plot/characters otherwise I can’t forgive Tolkien (or Peter Jackson) for that, especially as a person of color.

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ethiopienne:

the dialogue in this movie was instrumental in shaping my sense of humor as a child, i swear.

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musiqchild007:

tctisi:

It all makes sense now. Gay marriage and marijuana are being legalized at the same time.
Leviticus 20:13 says if a man lays with another man, he should be stoned.
We were just misinterpreting it.

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