About “Save the Pearls”

So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a self serving, poor me, white people are OMG oppressed in this far flung, post apocalyptic, fictitious world so this is totally ok, AMIRITE?! oppression fantasy … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”

Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own words for the world to see is NOT BULLYING HER! All these people whinging about how evil the mean brown people are, how they wheedled … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

On a happier note, here's a kick ass post from the awesome Karnythia. Linking you to the ABW post. So, there's this thing happening in the black American community (and outside it) where women who look like me are supposed to be grateful for any crumbs that happen to fall into our bleak little lives. … Continue reading repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

Which of these two things are alike?

I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

On Caster Semenya… (xposted from my LJ)

As usual has Karnythia has written this topic up much better than I can but I had to get my two cents worth out there...I've not said a lot about Caster Semenya and her treatment by those who apparently couldn't lose gracefully but attacked her "questionable" gender because she beat other runners in the 800M … Continue reading On Caster Semenya… (xposted from my LJ)

My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've decided to spell it out for people and hope they actually read, comprehend and think about what's coming in this post. What's about to be … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

For all the people who think POC Fans of Sci Fi didn’t exist until the internet? GTFO of my sci fi you dumbasses

Stolen off LJ from kittie_kattie I have a new level of non existance: Apparantly PoC didn't start getting into sci-fi/fantasy until the interent showed us the way. Seriously? What the fuck is that shit? *~*~* wild unicorn herd check in: "If you identify as a POC/nonwhite person and you read or watch scifi or fantasy, … Continue reading For all the people who think POC Fans of Sci Fi didn’t exist until the internet? GTFO of my sci fi you dumbasses

Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′

So folks have had enough of the SF communities epic fail at depicting CoC (characters of color). There has been massive wank, fail and omgwtf is wrong with you fuckers all over the internets. Well LJ'er Karnythia has spoken up about Race Fail 09'. She has encouraged folks to link away so I'm doing that. … Continue reading Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′

The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want to even conceive of what kind of arguments could be had over it here. Instead I give you what I sent the Post: To whom … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Drunken Negro face cookies? O_o;;; WHAT!

Baker in NYC sells these cookies and cannot for the life of him see what people are upset about. Are you fucking kidding me? I refuse to post a picture but here's a link to the story: LaFayette French Bakery in Greenwich Village is selling Drunken Negro Face cookies.. omg what? BOYCOTT THIS RACIST FUCKWAD. … Continue reading Drunken Negro face cookies? O_o;;; WHAT!

An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they are standing in the way of gay rights, at which point they become socially conservative homophobes who can't see past their religious family values. If … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp 08:54 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 By MICHELLE DeARMOND The Press-Enterprise The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles. The October … Continue reading Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter by karnythia Well written post again by Karnythia. Once again articulating what is bothering me about the rage and undercurrent of kill him and race … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Your Whiteness is Showing

An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November Your Whiteness is Showing By TIM WISE This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama … Continue reading Your Whiteness is Showing

Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

I don't even have any words for this... this bullshit. Note to the The New Yorker... You're DOING IT REALLY FUCKING WRONG HERE! To see what I'm so livid about, go to this article in the Tribune. Obama campaign slams New Yorker cover The art satirizes right-wing portrayals of the candidate, magazine says. Posted July … Continue reading Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

Faux news has sunk to a new low…

They called Mrs. Obama a "Baby mamma" WTF! I say again, WTFF! I want to beat Michelle Malking with a stick to make her see some fucking common sense. I think I love John Scalzi even more for his post on the "baby mamma" idiocy at Faux news The text of his post is after … Continue reading Faux news has sunk to a new low…

Slave for a day amusement park? WTF’n FUCK!

Stolen from Karnythia What the fuckin fuck? Slave for a Day Amusement park?! For the clickicly challenged Theme park's 'slave for a day' event Thursday, January 3, 2008 A theme park where visitors 'play' the role of a slave could soon be a reality for guilt-ridden Europeans wanting to come to terms with their ancestors' … Continue reading Slave for a day amusement park? WTF’n FUCK!

White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

December 19, 2007   White Separatist Group Sues Town of Jena, La., Over Parade Rules A white separatist group planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Jena, La., is suing the town, claiming officials are violating the Constitution by asking participants not to bring firearms, changing the parade route by one block and … Continue reading White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

I can’t believe this article…

Ok... I get "Diverse News in Higher Education" daily. Most of the articles are good and make sense for academia. But the article below made my brain itch. The gist of it is this: Dealing with and avoiding racism makes black folks crazy (sorry meant to say-creates "mental health issues"). I pulled a whut? O_o!?! … Continue reading I can’t believe this article…

Racism & Queer issues rant… you’re warned so leave now if you want

Everything under a cut just cause I don't random assholes picking an e-fight with me over my opinions, again. For the record, I'm not a gay white male or a straight white male. I'm a black, bi female 34 who lives in Chicago. Why I'm stating all this is because I am really fucking furious … Continue reading Racism & Queer issues rant… you’re warned so leave now if you want

Panhandling for reparations? GTFO, seriously

I saw this via LJ, and I must say I'm shocked at this trite shit. They cannot seriously be suggesting black people go out and fucking panhandle for reparations. But it's true. Damali Ayo has declared 10 October Panhandling for Reparations Day. She discusses this in depth on her LJ here. I'm appalled. Just appalled … Continue reading Panhandling for reparations? GTFO, seriously

In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps

Lauredhel posts about some breast surgery that isn't breast surgery according to the docs who invented it. 2049live posted about the Twin Towers Alliance Interview [he's working on their site] KittieKattie posted an excellent essay on that one black kid and Overt Racism being less than a generation away Karnythia posted some interesting thoughts about … Continue reading In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps

It’s shit like the commentary below that makes me go ballistic

With all the miscegenation hoo ha going on in Daily Deviant, some American hating know it all decided to blow their horn on the semantic battle going on in D_D. I can understand if you have issues with American Privilege, but at least come back with a better argument than Americans are all greedy scum … Continue reading It’s shit like the commentary below that makes me go ballistic

Did I miss a memo?

Put under a cut so I can stop getting such jack ass comments on this old post. Something that really bothered me today... as I was walking to meet a friend for lunch, 3 young black men were walking in front of me. Each of them damn near broke their necks to ogle any woman … Continue reading Did I miss a memo?

“N*****” word Gets buried… but is it really gone?

N-word' gets symbolic end NAACP campaigns at annual meeting to bury the epithet just like it did with Jim Crow 60 years ago By Dahleen Glanton and Kayce T. Ataiyero Tribune staff reporters Published July 10, 2007 ATLANTA — In a symbolic move to erase the controversial "n-word" from the English vocabulary, the NAACP held … Continue reading “N*****” word Gets buried… but is it really gone?

I think I’m having an angry black woman moment

This post from the Livejournal Stupid Free community made me have a "kill whitey" moment in my head. The original offending post is so full of ignorant, racist wankery macro's I won't even link to it. I admit I have my moments of race humor, I can find humor in some things most folk consider … Continue reading I think I’m having an angry black woman moment

On POC self hatred in fan fiction… a thought sparked by a friends LJ post

My LJ pal Karynthia wrote the post below; and it resonated with me because I've finally stopped to think about the fandoms I'm interested in and how the few people of color are portrayed in their respective series. When you dip over to the fanficton section, there's so much that irritates me. It took Karnythia's … Continue reading On POC self hatred in fan fiction… a thought sparked by a friends LJ post

Race wank runs amok…on the internet, where else? :/

So, I fell prey to the race wank in liberal perpetrated first by user conceptualpete when he did what I hope was a trollish post on black reparations. Then today user malasadas comes back with a discussion on race wank in LiveJourna I then dropped masalada's post and the wankery in the comments that ensued. … Continue reading Race wank runs amok…on the internet, where else? :/