White privilege is protesting the Affordable Care Act and labeling it as “obamacare” and a form of “welfare” for “those people”….Meanwhile symapathy and an outpouring of donations are expected because many of the survivors of the shooting in Aurora did not have health insurance and they are…
I saw the question you got regarding the use of the pan-African colors (mistakenly referred to as “Jamaican/Rasta” colors (it’s fine, lots of people don’t know, I’m not mad), and as a Jamaican, I just felt like people need to know. Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari Movement, which is a…
“Hey, everyone… So, we forgot to design uniforms for all of you, but I’ve had an idea. Everyone’s got a poncho at home, right? Just grab your poncho and wear it during the Opening Ceremony and we’ll look great. Sounds good? Okay.”—Mexico (via librarienne)
this is going to sound dumb but does anyone else feel like they have good and bad face days? like some days i’ll look in the mirror and be like ‘yes my face is kind of attractive’ and then others i’m like ‘did i get hit in the face with a frying pan or something’
While we talk a lot about harmful media beauty ideals like extreme thinness, appearance-focused “fitness,” sex appeal, and photoshopping phoniness, one of the most oppressive ideals excludes anyone who isn’t … white.We call it the whitewashing of beauty.
The American Civil Liberties Union has released thousands of emails from a former Arizona legislator which they say prove that the controversial Arizona immigration law SB1070 was racially motivated. The slew of emails sent or forwarded from former Senator Russell Pearce (R), architect of the law, promoted discrimination and racial prejudice and lied about immigration issues, ACLU contends.
The e-mails were acquired through a public records request to the state legislature. The ACLU included many of the emails in a legal filing on Thursday, asking U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to prevent the ‘show me your papers’ section of the law, slated to go into effect.
The e-mails uncovered from Pearce included racial bias and offensive language. Some quotes released to the Arizona Republic include:
“Can we maintain our social fabric as a nation with Spanish fighting English for dominance … It’s like importing leper colonies and hope we don’t catch leprosy. It’s like importing thousands of Islamic jihadists and hope they adapt to the American Dream.”
“Last week, Denver’s illegal aliens sang our national anthem in Spanish and bastardized the words of OUR country’s most sacred song.”
“Corruption is the mechanism by which Mexico operates. Its people spawn more corruption wherever they go because it is their only known way of life.”
“I’m racist because I don’t want to be taxed to pay for a prison population comprised of mainly Hispanics, Latinos, Mexicans or whatever else you wish to call them.”
On Friday, Pearce denied that he was racist or that the emails show discriminatory intent.
The section of the new Arizona law in question, the “show me your papers” provision, requires police to check the immigration status of people they have stopped if the person appears to be an immigrant. The section was upheld in the Supreme Court last month.
ACLU argues that the law should be blocked because Latinos in Arizona will face legalized racial profiling and discrimination.