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patrickat:

White privilege is posting a manifesto on Youtube and carrying out a mass shooting that causes more deaths than the Boston Marathon bombing and the media doesn’t label you a terrorist.

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Oral History Project Races to Record Voices of Partition Survivors in India and Pakistan

sunborn-sundered-sound:

Here is the website of the project

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“She was beautiful, elegant. Like a tall clear glass filled with raw pasta.”

If White Characters Were Described Like People of Colour in Literature @ Buzzfeed

Worth reading for #16 alone.

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Designer: Priyal Prakash

Designer: Priyal Prakash

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Jai Rani Alisha: The Glorification of White Crime

theroguefeminist:

daughterofmulan:

Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

White mobs.

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White pirates.

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White serial killers.

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White political corruption

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White drug dealers

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I mostly want to talk about this as a TV phenomenon, but pick a crime, any crime, and Western media has probably made a movie/TV series/play/etc. with a white person that romanticizes the criminal activity. No matter what, a white person can do whatever terrible crimes and still have a TV/movie fanbase that loves them.

When you see black or brown people committing crimes on screen, you are to see them thugs and criminal masterminds and people to be beat down.

When you see white people committing crimes on screen, you see a three-dimensional portrait of why someone might commit that crime, how criminals are people too, and how you should even love them for the crimes that they commit because they’re just providing for their families or they’ve wronged or they’re just people and not perfect. This is particularly a luxury given to white male characters, since there few white female criminals as protagonists.

If and of the above shows were about black or brown folks, there would be a backlash of (white) people claiming that TV and movies are romanticizing criminals and are treating them too much like heroes and that it will affect viewers and encourage violence and “thuggish” behavior. And yet fictional white criminals get to have a deep fanbase who loves these white criminals, receive accolades and awards, get called amazing television that portray the complexities of human nature. Viewers of these characters see past the atrocious crimes and into their humanity, a luxury that white characters always have while characters of color rarely do. The closest that mainstream TV has come to showing black criminals as main characters is probably The Wire, and even then, the criminals share equal screen time and equal status as main characters as the police trying to stop them.

The idea that crime can be so heavily romanticized and glorified to such a degree is undoubtedly a privilege given to white characters. The next time you hear someone talk about Dexter Morgan or Walter White in a positive way, it may be an opportunity to rethink how white people can always able to be seen as people no matter what they do, while everyone else can be boiled down to nothing but a criminal.

I always felt extremely uncomfortable with this trope because, not only is it racist, but it tends to feed into the already too common propensity society has to humanize, romanticize and exonerate irrevocably terrible white men. Like if you’re a white man and you commit awful crimes, you will likely go down in history as a legendary celebrity and historical figure

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hentai1080p:

youtube comments section confirmed as the largest source of dark energy on this planet

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ms-missingyou:

rosityler:

#this dialogue was like watching steven moffat give himself a blow job

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asparagays:

must be a really slow news day..

asparagays:

must be a really slow news day..

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  1. Male Rapper: *releases song about drugs and money and murder and theft and having side-bitches and disrespecting women*
  2. Everybody: cool
  3. Nicki Minaj: *releases song about butts*
  4. Everybody: WOW WHAT A WHORE OH MY GOD NICKI MINAJ IS AWFUL WHAT A BAD EXAMPLE HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE DECLINE OF MANKIND WHAT HAS MUSIC COME TO OH LORD THIS IS TEACHING YOUNG GIRLS TO BE SLUTS I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS BACK IN MY DAY WE HAD GOOD MUSIC NOW THIS IS JUST A DISASTER EDEN HAS FALLEN AND SOON THE DEVIL WILL CLAIM OUR CHILDREN AND GIVE WOMEN THE ABILITY TO FREELY EXPRESS SEXUALITY IN THE MEDIA
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thegestianpoet:

is this martin freeman and benedict cumberbatch

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