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madotsukies:

shinyumbre0n:

PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.

This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.

The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.

There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.

Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.

We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.

PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.

this website is very american-centric. please, we need to be heard. please pay attention.

this is a whole country’s FUTURE.

koreaunderground:

Fedex Employee Refers to Package Recipient as “Ching Chong”

Sorry, nobody here by that name. Also, you ought to be fired.

Not this again. Got word passed along to me about a recent racist incident involving a FedEx employee… In northern Virginia, a FedEx employee left a doortag regarding a package delivery to the residence of an Asian customer. In the space denoting the recipient’s name, the delivery man wrote "Ching Chong Lee."

Oh, hell no.

Diana L., whose parents received the doortag, contacted customer service to inquire about the name on the package, and how exactly this happened. During the course of this attempted delivery, “Chang” somehow became “Ching Chong” — a familiar racial slur we all know and love. This was not somebody’s honest mistake.

Read more: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/09/fedex-employee-refers-to-package.html

Anonymous
asks:
I'm working on a project with a pair of PoC main characters. One of the minor villains in the first act is an EDL (racist right-wing organisation in the UK) member. When writing a racist, how far is too far? Can I make them a toxic character without having to, for instance, use racial slurs I'd rather not write?

writingwithcolor:

Portraying Racist Characters without Racial Slurs

People often engage in racist rhetoric without using racial slurs. It’s not what they say, but how they say it.  This link provides some examples of what people may say, but you can definitely give this a toxic spin without using racial slurs. 

Even if racial slurs aren’t present, the nastiness behind them can be interpreted easily with other clues. The character gestures, the tone of voice, their actions towards others, and more. You can accomplish all of this without using any racial slurs. You can also allude to it. For example “The man blurted out a racial slur as the girl walked past.” 

In fact, I feel like the characterization will be more nuanced instead of using racial slurs. Sometimes racial slurs come off as pure shock value and racial slurs can be triggering and off putting for readers of any color. Using these tips can be helpful for getting your point across without using slurs.

~Mod Najela

Racist people don’t even have to utter a racial slur in their life; they can reveal their hate by their negative views of a people and the way they apply action to their prejudice. Racism and hate comes in all forms.

There are micro-aggressions:

  • "Wow! Lupita is so ‘articulate’."
  • "She’s pretty…for a Black girl."

The reinforcement of stereotypes and fetishizing:

  • "You’re Asian. You have to be good at math."
  • "I wanna date a Latino. They’re so exotic and spicy."

Blunt, yet coded language:

  • "That Black man is such an angry thug."
  • "I can’t stand these people coming into my country.”

There’s also subtle actions, such as touching (namely Black women’s) hair without permission… making sneering and uncomfortable faces towards PoC or the exact opposite; pretending they don’t exist…clutching purses or bags as they pass, physically moving away…just overall showing entitlement and aversion.

Racism actually does its best and most powerful work without using any racial slurs. Especially when accompanied with power.

With power, you block programs that benefit People of Color, and cut funding to their schools. With power, you can stop and frisk Black and Latinx people at disproportionately high rates because they “look suspicious.”

It’s kind of like “show vs. tell” here. You’ll easily tell us your character is racist if they use racial slurs. You’re going to show it to us if they’ve expressed any number of the opinions or acts mentioned above.

~Mod Colette

kimiwan-zine:





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Copyright remains with the writer or artist.
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kimiwan-zine:

HOW TO SUBMIT!!!!!

Written Submissions

We are actively seeking contemporary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and critical writing by Indigenous writers. Read our past issues to see what we have published.

Poetry: maximum 5 poems per submission

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction: 1 or 2 stories per submission, maximum 2500 words

Send edited, error-free writing submissions to kimiwan.submit@gmail.com

(please do not send submissions through our Facebook page)

Submissions must be typed in a readable font (12 pt, Times New Roman) in Microsoft Word (.doc). Please include your name on each page along 
with page numbers.

Please name Word document file with your name and title of work
ie. LastName_FirstName_Title_01.doc


Visual Art Submissions

Submit up to 8 images 

Include a short paragraph about the work including titles, size, medium and date.

Art submissions should be in JPEG, TIFF, or PDF and in print-ready resolution.

Send visual art submissions to: kimiwan.submit@gmail.com


Submission Guidelines

1.  Contact information (postal address, phone number)

2. Titles of works you are submitting

3. A brief print-ready biography of maximum 100 words

At this point, we are unable to pay, we hope to change this in the future. Therefore all submissions are voluntary. Each contributor receives a copy of the magazine.

Copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Publication schedule: There are four issues of kimiwan each year (March, June, September, December).

Response time is typically within 1 month following the submission deadline. If you have not heard from us within this time, please feel free to contact us.

mediamattersforamerica:

Pull yourself together, Fox. This is just embarrassing.

geewillikersguys:

liberalsarecool:

keithboykin:

When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

The guy had a blunt sword, part of a costume. Was leaving a cos-play event.
Utah is horrible.

America is horrible.

geewillikersguys:

liberalsarecool:

keithboykin:

When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

The guy had a blunt sword, part of a costume. Was leaving a cos-play event.

Utah is horrible.

America is horrible.

yamiyuugis:

tedaltmans:

since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado
link to article

tpoc YES

yamiyuugis:

tedaltmans:

since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado

link to article

tpoc YES

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

medievalpoc:

peashooter85:

The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews

The destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD would create a wave of Jewish diaspora as Jewish rebels were sold into slavery or exiled to locations all over the Roman Empire.  However the spread of Jewish peoples would expand beyond the borders of the Roman world, as Jewish genes can be found all over Europe, Africa, and Asia.  One far flung Jewish community can be found in China, one of the most extreme examples of Jewish immigration in the ancient world.

After the Jewish revolt against Rome many thousands of Jews headed east to enjoy the wealth and riches of the Silk Road to Asia.  Jewish merchant communities sprang up all over Persia, Afghanistan, and Northern India.  One Jewish group traveled as far as Henan Province (Eastern China) and settled in the cosmopolitan city of Kaifeng between 600 – 900 AD.  By the year 1100 the Jews of Kaifeng had established a large and healthy community with a synagogue, communal kitchen, kosher slaughterhouse, ritual bath, and Sukkah (special building used to celebrate the festival of Sukkot).  During the Ming Dynasty the Kaifeng Jews took Chinese surnames which corresponded with the meanings of their original Jewish names.  One Kaifeng Jew, Zhao Yingcheng (Moshe Ben Abram) made his mark in Chinese history by being named the Director of the Ministry of Justice by the Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The religious traditions of the Kaifeng Jews remained the same through most of their history, corresponding exactly to the religious practices of Jews in the west.  However, in the 1860’s the community would be uprooted due to the chaos caused by the Taiping Rebellion.  The synagogue was destroyed and much of the ancient practices of the Kaifeng Jews were lost or forgotten.  The war caused a mini-diaspora of Chinese Jews as they sought refuge all over China.  After the war many Jews returned to Kaifeng to rebuild their community.  Today the Kaifeng Jews still maintain a small community with a rebuilt synagogue.  Today 1,000 Jews still maintain a prosperous community in Kaifeng.

Further Reading:

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion By Xin Xu

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng By Xin Xu

The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions: The Legacy of the Jewish Community in China By Tiberiu Weisz

The Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein

goodblacknews:

#JohnLegend keeps #Ferguson and #MichaelBrown on his chest and on our minds #peacefulprotest #activism

goodblacknews:

#JohnLegend keeps #Ferguson and #MichaelBrown on his chest and on our minds #peacefulprotest #activism

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS

generalbriefing:

odinsblog:

I haven’t forgotten you

5 months later. Some of us still remember.

College kids literally don’t care about walking in the way of cars at school because we’re like “hit me i don’t care pay my tuition.”

"Hit me my thesis is due in 12 hours and I haven’t started it"

"Hit me I have a final in an hour and I didn’t study"

"Hit me I’ve been on a 24 hour drinking binge and I’m invincible"

"Hit me. You’re a university vehicle and I’ll get free tuition."

"Hit me I feel like a failure anyway"

(via infelicific)

This shit is on point.

(via jjsinterlude)