Ha ha breaking developments over at Entertainment Weekly.
If this is for real and not like… a flub or a fake or something, did JJ Abrams just like… lose Naveen Andrews’ phone number? Benedict Cumberbatch was really the most Indian guy he could find?
Ron and I have been upset about this for months at this point. She wrote a rant about it that I agree with heartily. Star Trek has a precedent of progressiveness and at this point it’s moving backwards.
We both had to deal with people telling us that Cumberbatch was cast because of his acting skills, NOT his race or the Britaboo Explosion. Since apparently his amazing skills trump any possible non-white actor’s!
That’s it. Stay for your rights.
something unpleasant has appeared in my tag.
look, you can talk about “the purity of the author’s intent” as much as you want but when you get down to it:
Why does race matter so much to you? What bearing does race have on the story at all? The character integrity, personality, function in the story, everything is completely maintained. There’s no element in the tale that is altered irrevocably or ruined by having a Black Aragorn. Or an Asian Galadriel. Nothing changes. Literally nothing. If it just takes changing the races of characters to be “bad” then film adaptations shouldn’t exist at all! They changed loads of stuff, omitted entire chapters!
Changing a character’s race doesn’t do anything to the story - it affects the audience. It opens the story up to more people, gives them the encouragement to imagine themselves in that world, too. As someone who grew up reading fantasy novels and immersing myself in their worlds, I think something like that can have a huge impact on a person. If you react to people who just want to see themselves in these worlds by slapping their hand and saying, “no, not for you, because the author didn’t say so” - well, what the fuck is your problem?
Also we live in a world DOMINATED by white culture and media so if someone comes at me with the “why don’t POC just make their own stuff omg!!!!!!!!” argument I am going to throw used cat litter into your face I swear to god.
Don’t believe there’s a racial element to the War on Drugs? As a former U.S. marshal and special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency, Matthew Fog witnessed the astonishing inequity of the War on Drugs firsthand. This is his story.
extra extra, VIBE loses to Paranatural yet again - read all about it!
…”This deeply urban setting is also the source of my biggest problem with this comic: it can be too “street” for my tastes. I may be out of line here, but things like the heavy use of graffiti-inspired special effects and ghetto slang just feels like the author trying too hard to be “down with the kids”. Put it this way; I wouldn’t be surprised if Baron’s favourite music was hip-hop. A somewhat related downside is the antagonist character Furio, or more specifically his Jamaican/African accent. I totally understand that the story has strong links with these cultures, and therefore Furio’s accent is fully justified. I’d just like to understand what he’s saying without carefully re-reading every word bubble.”
are you fucking kidding me
I suggest looking these words up, if not! If a news story is tagged with either of these things, it is not a real story.
This shockingly racist article I’ve seen passed around with indignant commentary (and insults/threats aimed at the woman who is the subject of the article) is marked as satire.
Please before you get worked up in a froth over something PLEASE at least check the source and confirm that it is a real article. Especially given how misguidedly passionate people can be.
“These data are the first to demonstrate that not only do whites think
more progress has been made toward equality than do blacks, but whites
also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality – at
their expense,” note Norton and Sommers. Whites see racial equality as
a zero sum game, in which gains for one group mean losses for the
My brain hurts.
i thought monkeys were only good for climbing trees…..
you, miss, are a major dickface.
i hope you get a rocket shot into your vagina
are you serious
while i don’t condone violence against her i do hope she steps on a lego barefoot. and maybe gets shunned by people by for being kind of vile and disgusting.
also these gifs are amazing. what a testament to human ability!