Posts tagged racism
Posts tagged racism
Think about that for a moment. If he had been alone, like Trayvon Martin, Dunn would be a free man. The Dunn murder trial sends the message that if you are going to shoot at young Black men in Florida, you’d better kill them all.
ThinkProgress reports the promoter pulled the plug after the proposed fight generated so much controversy.
As much as Zimmerman deserves to get his ass kicked, he deserves to have it in jail more. This wouldn’t bring back Trayvon Martin, and would only serve to further this murderer’s celebrity more while lining his pockets.
Good. I’m glad it’s canceled.
From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.
Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”.
My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?
Post in question here.
In case you missed why the xenophobes are melting down tonight, here’s the ad that sparked a racist rage fest on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page. This links directly to the post on Facebook. Be warned: Racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, classist, homophobic bile most vile abounds.
So do massive trolling opportunities if you’re feeling puckish.
I’m looking at you, hawkamania.
You know Chik-Fil-A only serves Coke products, right?
OH NOES DECISION DILEMMA!
And now for something completely different: I present to you the best response to the impotent white rage on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
Look at all these angry white people… I ventured over to Coca-Cola’s Facebook page and holy shit, y’all. These posts were captured in the five minutes after the ad ran. (4/4)
Look at all these angry white people… I ventured over to Coca-Cola’s Facebook page and holy shit, y’all. These posts were captured in the five minutes after the ad ran. (3/4)
Look at all these angry white people… I ventured over to Coca-Cola’s Facebook page and holy shit, y’all. These posts were captured in the five minutes after the ad ran. (2/4)
I ventured over to Coca-Cola’s Facebook page and holy shit, y’all — there’s a lot of madfaced white people on there. These next four posts were all captured in the five minutes after the ad ran. (1/4)
From anti-gay slurs to threatening journalists, here’s the 10 of the biggest GOP rebranding roadblocks.
Macklemore is a straight, White, cisgender man who is turning a huge profit by appropriating Black and hip-hop culture, the struggles of LGBTQIA people, and by ripping off other queer rappers like Le1f. I’m on mobile right now, but here’s a couple of great articles explaining this:
His Grammy wins tonight were over pioneering Black artists in hip-hop. He’s taken hip-hop and made it tamer and easier to digest for White, Starbucks sipping crowds. Does Mary Lambert, a lesbian artist featured in “Same Love”, perform with Macklemore tonight? Nope, it’s n-word slinging Madonna, another champion of appropriation and supposed spokesperson for LGBTQIA people.
That is, in a nutshell, my issues with Macklemore. THAT SAID, liking “Same Love” doesn’t make you a bad person, nor is it the worst song. But it is important for there to be space for LGBTQIA people to speak for themselves, and ignoring their artistry in favor of someone who can treat the issues POC and LGBTQIA people face as a profitable accessory — setting it aside at the end of the day — well, that’s wrong. Now, go listen to "Wut" by Le1f because it’s a fab song.
Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks addressing the reaction to his Sunday postgame interview, and the media’s use of the word “thug.”
He’s right. It’s a beyond a dogwhistle. It’s a foghorn.
Read the full story on Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/richard-sherman-explains-what-people-mean-when-they-cal-1506821800