Asked by dayoutdayin
Thank you for writing. I will refocus my popular Tumblr to emulate your collection of nature photos, fight-scene gifs, and ‘tasteful art nudes.’
Might you have anything to add about—balls?
It’s so useful when feminist blogs post these comments, it gives me a list of people to preemptively ignore.
"I get a lot of offers to play a wacky Asian character with a ‘funny’ accent, and I’m not going to do that. I once auditioned for a part that was originally for a gay man, but the producers said they were open to other things. Before I went in to audition, they told me I should do an accent, I said, ‘Like a British accent, or maybe a New York accent?’ And I got all excited. But they wanted an Asian accent, so I asked them why? Was it important to the character or just part of the joke? They said it was part of the joke. I just left. There’s no problem doing an accent if it’s a part of the character, but I just feel uncomfortable when people expect me to be a stereotype."
There is a great thing about this in the Sandra Oh movie Double Happiness. She plays an aspiring actress who runs into this kind of racism in casting. (Awesome movie. And she gets to sleep with Callum Keith Rennie.)
Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via wretchedoftheearth)
This is like when me and my white soon-to-be husband were looking for places. I’d call up and they’d say, “Come on down! Get an application!”. Because I don’t “sound” black.
Then I’d walk in 2 minutes later and they’d be all, “Oh. Sorry, we just rented it.”
Then I’d send him in and he’d get an application.
The best part? Walking back in while he was completing the application. “Oh, they gave you an application? But they told me it was just rented. ODD. THAT. I’m going to report them so let’s just skip this place, m’kay?” The looks on their faces and the pathetic apologies were just too much fun.
Used to deal with the same thing with road trips. Hotels would tell me that there were no vacancies, but my white roommate would go in and get us a room, usually cheaper than advertised.
I do similar stuff at restauants and other places of business with my white bf. At least it makes it easier to know where not to go!
Reblogging again for the commentary
But we’re just supposed to *trust* and think everything is an *isolated* incident.
Not so sophisticated scholars, were they? I mean this really, really shouldn’t be all that surprising.
It shouldn’t be surprising, but I guarantee that most white people find it unbelievable
I’m going to reblog this every time I see it on my dash. My parents pointed out how this phenomenon worked when we were moving to PA (they’d get steered to crummier neighborhoods and have to insist on being shown others). Housing discrimination is still pretty widespread and the gatekeepers? Tend to either intentionally or due to unchecked bias reinforce the status quo.
It always floors me the things people are surprised at. Meanwhile, every person of color is sitting here like, “Oh. Must be another day that ends in Y, and in other news, water is wet.” Like, really, people are surprised by this, and whenever they show surprise at learning stuff that we go through, I have to poker face, lest I end up giving them the most disbelieving side eye in history because how do you NOT know this? But then, you know. Some people have the privilege of being able to be unaware it because it’s not a problem they have to deal with. :/ (via lori-jaye)
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Sounds like my friends when they were looking for a place in Midtown memphis(mostly white liberal middle class area)… they said people would invite them to see the places and then would either suddenly become unavailable or they would just ignore their phone calls.. but the Obama’s said “no more excuses.. work harder”…
#i said this to my professor once in anthro #that black people are less likely to get a loan/mortgage and therefore have to rent #in poor neighborhoods for the rest of their lives #and that can affect whether or not their kids are able to go to college/realize their dreams #and he was like #’oh you can’t just blame society’ #and i just thought oh but yes i fucking can
Reblogging this to let you all know, if you are looking for a place in the United States and encounter this, it is hella illegal. And there are organizations that will help you prove that you are being illegally discriminated against (like Boston Fair Housing!)
If you are a white person, especially if you’re part of a couple, many of these organizations will let you volunteer to help expose housing discrimination. Basically, when someone reports suspected discrimination, the organization calls you up and asks you to check it out. You go and try to rent the place, and if they tell you it’s still available, you know it was discrimination and you have a case against them.
Doing this is a really good way to actively, directly fight active, illegal racism in our communities and I highly recommend it to people who have the time and spoons!
I too am amazed anyone’s surprised by this. It’s certainly been documented in other contexts, like job interviews - white-sounding names get called for interviews, black-sounding names do not, even with identical resumes.
Asked by elmanisero7777
Did you read the comic? There aren’t any men in it.
Ladies and gentlemen, the patriarchy/male privilege.
"Batman vs. Superman" has found a Wonder Woman in Gal Gadot, the former Miss Israel who has spent the past few years making a career in film. The news that Warner Bros. cast Gadot in the movie was announced in a press release.
Yay! Except apparently, there’s still no plan for a Wonder Woman movie.
zooey deschanel gets stuck in lucy liu’s dress
This is the least surprising photo I’ve ever seen.
Is it wrong that I love how Lucy Liu is like ~this is not my problem~ ~I am a cyborg princess and this is beneath me~
WHERE IS THE FIC. GIVE IT TO ME. GIVE ME THE FIC.
If somebody comes into my room and finds a little pile of ash that once was me
This video is the culprit
i’m gonna die
the part that’s so amazing about this is that the puppies are being taught to howl by their humans - it’s the puppies reacting to people that’s just to die for