Reblogged from micdotcom
The American public’s reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that’s killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia
Call it “Ebola racism.” With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers.
i was just thinking about you the other day <3 i’m always learning so much from your tumblr, youtube vids, and twitter! :) thank you so much for posting my tweets on upworthy and for asking for permission. i just found eight different articles/blogs/websites that have used some of my other tweets and none of them ever asked for permission. i have so much respect for you and for upworthy for actually approaching me and asking me instead of just using my tweets. you treated me like a human, not some sort of search engine/fact portal. even the tweets your upworthy article featured, a tumblr user had taken screenshots & posted them without my knowledge. he contacted me afterwards to tell me and when i asked to be credited, he unfollowed me and stopped replying.
news outlets, journalists, blog owners need to ASK before posting tweets because what if the person behind the tweets doesnt want to be featured?? not all attention is good attention. some of my tweets about abuse are featured in an article and i cant get them down. i’ve had to delete those tweets because trolls kept tweeting abuse at me. if only that journo had asked.
also, yes i understand tweets are on a public site, but they are my intellectual property.
again, thank YOU so much for everything you do. i appreciate all of it. hope you’re having a good day!!!
I’m so so sorry to hear that people have reposed your Tweets without your permission and I’m even sadder to hear you’ve gotten abuse because of it. I hope these situations don’t discourage you from continuing to share your voice online because it’s so very important and appreciated. Thanks for the kind words, they really made my day and were a great reminder of why I love what I do.
Reblogged from christel-thoughtsPerhaps the new documentary coming out in 2015, “Painted Down” couldn’t have done so at a more fitting time, considering the recent controversy that erupted last week on Fox Network’s new series “Gotham.”
In case you haven’t heard, the Warner Bros. Television produced show created an uproar when the show was caught red handed in the act of a “paint down” last week. In other words, a white stunt woman, doubling for a black actress on the show, had “dark makeup applied to the face, in a hair and makeup test, in advance of two days of filming in New York.”
However, the practice of “painting down” white stunt people to double for black actors has been going on for a long time, even to this day; though there are many black professional stuntmen and women available for such work.
Reblogged from christel-thoughts
Dear White People (x)
GO SEE IT. MAKE IT WORTH IT. PROVE THEM WRONG AND GO SEE THIS MOVIE.D: Have fun guysss. I’ll be there in spirittrishiaxpaula normanancee camiyogaom
Please see it again and again so they’ll bring it to my area.
^^^ because i don’t know when or even if it will come my way.
Reblogged from black-culture
The Snoop Dogg/Iggy Azalea beef illuminates the intersectionality burdens that black feminists face when it comes to Hip Hop.
Either we’re forced to excuse Snoop’s misogynistic comments towards Iggy because we’re black, or we’re forced to defend Iggy because we’re women…when they’re both wrong.
And misogyny was never an issue in regards to any black female rappers, but when it’s a white female rapper, the world capes for her.
There’s levels to this.