literally every time i look in on imdb messageboards i say to myself, “this is why i stopped posting here.”
Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students | The Raw Story
A faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Shannon Gibney, received a formal reprimand for her handling of a discussion about structural racism in her Introduction to Mass Communication course.
According to Gibney inan interview with City College News, a white male student asked her, “Why do we have to talk about this in every class? Why do we have to talk about this?”
She claims she was shocked, because “[h]is whole demeanor was very defensive. He was taking it personally. I tried to explain, of course, in a reasonable manner — as reasonable as I could given the fact that I was being interrupted and put on the spot in the middle of class — that this is unfortunately the context of 21st century America.”
Gibney says another white male student followed the first, saying “Yeah, I don’t get this either. It’s like people are trying to say that white men are always the villains, the bad guys. Why do we have to say this?”
When Gibney attempted, again, to inform the students that they were mistaking a systemic critique for a personal attack, the students continued to argue. Eventually, she told them that “if you’re really upset, feel free to go down to legal affairs and file a racial harassment discrimination complaint.” This is exactly what they did.
Gibney is familiar with white male students taking discussions about structural racism as personal attacks, as it has happened before: ina 2009 incident, an editor of the school newspaper took offense at a similar discussion. In both that case and this one, Gibney received an official reprimand. After the latest accusation, the Vice President of Academic Affairs appended a letter to her file, in which he said he found it “it troubling that the manner in which you led a discussion on the very important topic of of structural racism alienated two students who may have been most in need of learning about this subject.”
“While I believe it was your intention to discuss structural racism generally,” he continued, “it was inappropriate for you to single out white male students in class. Your actions in [targeting] select students based on their race and gender caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment.”
Gibney told lawyers at an investigatory meeting for an anti-discrimination lawsuit she and six other professors are filling against MCTC that the vice president’s words “have helped those three white male students succeed in undermining my authority as one of the few remaining black female professors here.”
There’s a lot of irony in this story. In the students’ subsequent freak out about feeling “singled out” about structural racism they went over her head and tried to get the professor fired…indicating structural racism.
So I made a post about feminism in anime, and got some “LOL yeah, feminism in Japan. yeah right” replies.
This idea that feminism ONLY exists in Western culture is really baffling to me, and honestly, it reeks of “white culture is so much more sophisticated and enlightened than the rest of the world.”
Like, do people really think that Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America,( and oh, ya know, everywhere in the world that isn’t the US and Europe) just…doesn’t have feminism or civil right’s movements or….?
women exist everywhere, therefore feminism exists everywhere.
Gonna quickly throw in an epic quote I found on this article.
KJKJ: Gene Roddenberry, with balls of brass, got up on national tv and said, “hey people, if a geneticist took all the best DNA from planet Earth and put it together to make the best human the world has ever seen - he wouldn’t be a white guy.”
This is why I find the casting of a white actor in this role to be so repugnant. They are not whitewashing an Asian role, they are saying that the best genetic material that the entirety of this world and it’s diversity has to offer….still comes from a white guy.
whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy does this shit happen
i am so disappointed
i really wanted to see it. i loved the first one. it was a great take on the show i’ve always loved. and i was psyched for a sequel. but now i just… how can i support this? i’m really torn. god damn it.
While browsing a 3D site today I saw this for sale.
Leaving aside the sexual dimorphism of the clothing of the two archers — seriously, he’s all Strider-ified, with his cloak and hood and pauldrons and stuff, and all she’s got is a loincloth and a bustier? — check out her pose. Is that any way to shoot a bow? Can you even stand like that without falling over? It must be murder on her feet
are. you. serious.
Dear every manufacturer of women’s clothing, ever:
Faux pockets are an abomination. If you’re going to bother putting pocket flaps on something, add the G-d damn pockets.
And make the pockets deeper, you soulless bastards.
You know what’s attractive?
EVERYONE REBLOG THIS
On average, men’s pants have about 6 inch deep pockets.
IT’S 2013 AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE PANTS POCKETS EQUALITY
PANTS POCKETS EQUALITY!!!
FUCKING THANK YOU. I HAVE GONE ON SO MANY RANTS ABOUT THIS.
fucking pajamas. this is why i steal all of my boyfriend’s pajama pants. because MEN’S PAJAMA PANTS ACTUALLY HAVE POCKETS
GOD FORBID I SHOULD WANT TO CARRY AROUND MY CHAPSTICK WITHOUT GETTING DRESSED IN REAL CLOTHES
HELLO AGAIN TUMBLR WHY CANT I PUBLISH ASKS
The truth about The Biggest Loser
And if I had any more reason to hate The Biggest Loser, another one comes along. After reading THIS article, I am disgusted with the show and its trainers and producers. Absolutely disgusted.
Read it if you have the time!
this is really goddamn outrageous.
read this fucking shit.
That’s right. I don’t want to draw people of colour. Why? I don’t find them aesthetically pleasing. And no, that doesn’t make me racist. I have nothing against people of colour. I don’t have a problem with them. Some of my best friends are people of colour, and I don’t think any less of them for that.
I just don’t find poc attractive. Kinda like I don’t find big noses or buck teeth attractive. Or curly hair, or bushy eyebrows, or super thin lips, or certain face shapes. Or a lot of Freckles. Or really huge butts. Or ginormous boobs.
I like to draw things that I find attractive or interesting, so that’s what I’ll draw. If it doesn’t fit into what I think is attractive or interesting, I tend not to draw it.
And I don’t have to. So all you “BAH YOU DON’T DRAW POC! YOU RACIST!” people need to stfu. People can draw whatever the fuck they want, and you can’t force them to draw something they don’t want to. They might be racist, they might not. But it doesn’t matter. We all have free will.
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you’re fucking kidding me, right
white bitch more pissed about being called racist than the fact she’s nasty piece of shit and racist.
lol @ “I don’t find POC aesthetically pleasing”
“This doesn’t make racist at all, that I think anyone who isn’t white isn’t pretty enough to be drawn”
“omg stop calling me racist, y’all are the racists”
haha whaaaaaat kind of reasoning is that
i don’t find skinny people attractive, but yanno what, i’ve drawn skinny people
‘cause i don’t feel something in my pants area when i draw something doesn’t mean i shan’t draw it, and vice versa, that’s just limiting yourself and reducing art to “this is what i find fuckable”
and also, if you find drawing the same “anime”-esque white girls and boys over and over again “interesting”, i feel really bad for you
i can’t… i can’t… i just… :headdesk:
:screams into desk because cannot summon the will to lift head: YES THAT DOES MAKE YOU RACIST IDIOT
Okay so I know this is kinda taboo but anyways.
Frida Kahlo: Not too easy on the eyes. I mean she’s got the lady-mo and the monobrow thing going on. She didn’t know where to put her blush or what shade lipstick would obviously suit her skin tone. Really, she’s a bit of a wreck. So this got me to thinking. What would have happened if her girlfriends had done the right thing and taken her to a beautician, (which clearly needed to happen)? I did a subtle re-paint over the top of her original self-portrait to “conceptualize” what it would have looked like if she had been whisked off to Beauty Works or the likes….I didn’t want to alter the integrity of the original painting too much. What do you reckon?
Did you really just skin-lighten a Frida Kahlo self portait
and remove her facial hair
and call her “a wreck”
and then say she couldn’t choose a fucking lipstick to suit her skin tone
after you changed her skin tone
how can one person be everything that is wrong with the world at once
remember that time frida kahlo said white people were boring and had faces like unbaked rolls
This OP is a great example of someone who thinks they’re being “edgy” and “controversial” by adhering as strongly as possible to upholding oppressive ideologies.
The funniest part of this is that OP calls the re-paint subtle
- removing her facial hair is not subtle
- you might think whitewashing her is subtle but its fuckin not you asshole
- you didnt just take out the monobrow you thinned her whole eyebrows and made them shorter
- you reshaped her lips???? like what you thought she fucked up her garish lipstick in the original? you thought she wasn’t fucking SYMMETRIC enoguh or something?
- you put EYELINER ON HER
- like what the fuck??
- do you know anything about frida kahlo
- anything at all
- if you do
- then you know this is fucked up on so many levels
- either way
- go choke on a fucking thornbush
Part of me feels like this has to be a joke.
i think it was “intended” as a joke. however, instead of accepting that yeah it’s pretty offensive and being sincere it seems the artist is lapping up all the praise and the “oh those sj warriors, they’re so over sensitive”…
disregarding the fact that Frida was and is one of the most influential women of color in the art world and that she never meant for her self portraits to be “pretty” for anyone else is shitty, so saying “it’s just a joke” kinda makes it worse…
her self portraits make most people, especially women, feel comfortable and at peace with themselves and the painful experiences they live through, and when you joke about that and gussy her up, i meant shit, how do you EXPECT people to take it…?
yes, people have done the same kind of repaints to various artists’ Venus’ and DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, and that shit was problematic too. you don’t see people doing repaints of Van Gogh’s self portraits makin’ him look like a male model, or Michelangelo’s Creation of Man- why don’t we trim down “Man” a bit, define those abs, give him a sexy tan and make him more well endowed? hell no, that’d be offensive, marring great works of art and all that noise
why call yourselves artists and then not take some responsibility for the work you put out there. your work is highly visible, you’re not doing this in a vacuum, and you know it, especially when putting it on the internet. so you really need to examine yourself and let people call you on your shit, ‘cause that’s how you grow. making a living at art is a wonderful thing, but getting to a better place with yourself and your work should also be a priority.
…i didn’t even set out to rant today
:trying not to punch things:
IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT WAS A JOKE OR NOT, THIS IS UTTER BULLSHIT. IT IS NOT CUTE. IT IS NOT FUNNY. IT IS MASSIVELY OFFENSIVE ON MANY LEVELS. what universe are you living in that you think this is okay?
people can go ahead and start spewing shit about ‘sj idiots’ or whatever they fucking want,
because my reaction to this was instant, authentic shock and disgust, from the very core of my being. it actually hurts, okay? it actually hurts.
and all you can say is it’s “kind of taboo?”
Wow I actually feel better about myself now
The ‘magic’ of photoshop and airbrushing
SO IMPORTANT TO SEE.
Whoah. The second one is actually insane.
OMFG THE MODEL LOOKS HUMAN BETTER PHOTOSHOP HER UNTIL SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE’S MADE OUT OF PLASTIC
How can ANYONE be happy that Obama won?
It seems like everyone cheering is either black or just completely ignorant to everything.
well i’m not black so i guess i must be completely ignorant to everything
should i go cry myself to sleep now?
PSA FOR ALL USA VOTERS TODAY.
Although it’s uncommon and downright shitty- a few places around the USA have reported that upon voting for Obama and reviewing on their electronic ballot, it had Romney selected. And upon revising their vote, it still previewed as a Romney vote.
If you experience ANYTHING like this DEMAND a traditional hand checked ballot and call the Voter Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.
EDIT: There is now video proof.
i watched the video… that is fucking outrageous.
Disney makes a sexy Ursula (er, “sassy” Ursula) costume. Just not in plus sizes. Ya know. Like the character Ursula.