godgussie

godgussie:

strawberryjane001:

godgussie:

strawberryjane001:

trixstra:

andyrew5:

evolutia:

godgussie:

Basically what he said was:

1. Oppressed people who tell their oppressors allies to check their privilege are just as bad as the Westboro Baptiste Church. (…they are known for picketing hate speech at funerals of innocent people and children.)  

2. If you are angry because you are oppressed you should not communicate with anger towards oppressors  allies. Because it’s annoying to them.

3. If you want equality and justice you need to communicate in a way that is appeasing to your oppressors allies. 

4. Wealth and social status erases privilege.  (…thats why my black father who has been in Forbes Magazine and is friends with many powerful politicians, was stopped and frisked at least once a week while leaving his Office in New York.

5. He knows a handful of black gays who make more money than him so that makes them more privileged than himself.

6. Being oppressed and “right” is not good enough. Oppressed people need to give their time, energy, humility, communication skills and etc to educate oppressors allies to prove to them that we are human beings and deserve respect. 

7. We better stop pissing off our oppressors allies by telling our life experiences, because if we dont they wont give us equality and justice. 

8. If oppressors allies say or do something that oppresses you, you are not allowed to call them out, unless you grovel and make sure not hurt their little white feelings.

 9. Being an advocate is not educating, inspiring, empowering, awakening, and energizing your own oppressed people. Being an advocate is serving oppressors allies.

10. Telling oppressors allies to check their privilege is just as bad as murdering, raping, enslaving, falsely incriminating, stealing, and oppressing black people for over 500 years.  

11. Don’t tell a white male that he does not know the struggle of being PoC because some how that makes you racist. 

….did I miss anything yall? 

He’s so basic. I love how he brought up the privilege chart, which was created by a neo-nazi to antagonize the marginalized.  

I also like how he policing the language of PoC, when he himself recently made a scathing commentary on those who labeled him gay despise saying that he himself is bisexual. Should people have told him to be nicer to people mislabeling him and saying “he should just be gay?” Absolutely not.

Whatever the orientation, white people have very difficult time getting it. And whatever PoC say especially Black people, we can say it in the calmest voice possible but we’re still seen as antagonistic.

His rant was frustrating to listen to.

*cracks knuckles* *sigh* Time to roast

This is why I say “allies” are usually nothing but people looking for a cookie nothing. They don’t truly care about change if it interferes with there fragile feelings, in the 6:47 time span of this video he proves that hurt feeling come before someone’s liberation. 

Especially coming from a white/cis/gay man I am not surprise most of them hide behind their sexuality to perpetuate toxic ideologies, but play victim because of the discrimination that face. They can only hold space for themselves being able to understand historical context of homophobia (the white male experience with homophobia), but can’t understand intersectionality. This is the same bisexual man that made a shady comment about people erasing his bisexuality and grouping him in with gay men, but this same person wants to police the speech of POC (main example he used)

Policing someone’s speech because it hurts your feelings, policing someone’s speech because they are not coddling your privilege, policing someone’s speech because they are not celebrating you for not being a sociopath is SOOO invalidating and you are NOT a ally. We are not flower children and should not be expected to be, we are the disenfranchised  that have face centuries of institutionalized oppression and we have EVERY right to be pissed and talk as aggressive as we please.

There are enough people in this world coddling the feelings of the privilege, taking their heads and placing them across the chest and saying “but not you you’re a good white person”/”poor baby don’t listen to those mean blackies”. Well guess what I’M NOT ONE OF THEM! 

I will get you TOGETHER, I will come at your neck, and I will read you for blood and guts and you know what I deserve too. I’m a black gay man that comes from a low income household, I know what true oppression is, I know what real hurt feeling is. This is a white cis man talking about queer black people coming from financially stable background having more privilege than a white man 

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You better ask Oprah, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, or Janet Jackson. All these well to do black folks but guess what when they did something white people didn’t like they were SWIFTLY reminded that we may tolerate you, but you are NOT one of us, but that was a segue….let get back to the point.

Being a ally is not about your feeling, I don’t have to do nothing but get you together and remind you that you are an oppressor. If you take that to heart instead to holding YOURSELF accountable your a scumbag plain and simple. Breaking down strong arms of oppression is not about creating a kumbaya circle so I don’t need to be NICE, its about getting rid of carefully organized and orchestrated institutions of oppression that create disparities and promote things like imperialism.

Basically this is another basic white man focused more on guilt and feeling bad than actually using his privilege to make moves and be a REAL ally.

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Not to be “that guy” but R.J. isn’t white. He’s Cuban. I love what everyone is saying. Especially the part about hurt feelings before liberation part. But he is Cuban.

Cuban is a nationality not a race.
He white.

This is an honest question, ‘cause now I’m confused. But, wouldn’t that make him Hispanic?

Hispanic is an ethnicity not a race. (I just learned this too)

Zoe Saldana is a black hispanic/Latina

Christina Aguilera is a white hispanic/latina

There is no shame in asking questions at all. You’re awesome and I like talking to awesome ppl.

Thank you. Usually people make a big deal when someone doesn’t know something. You’re awesome too.

godgussie

godgussie:

strawberryjane001:

trixstra:

andyrew5:

evolutia:

godgussie:

Basically what he said was:

1. Oppressed people who tell their oppressors allies to check their privilege are just as bad as the Westboro Baptiste Church. (…they are known for picketing hate speech at funerals of innocent people and children.)  

2. If you are angry because you are oppressed you should not communicate with anger towards oppressors  allies. Because it’s annoying to them.

3. If you want equality and justice you need to communicate in a way that is appeasing to your oppressors allies. 

4. Wealth and social status erases privilege.  (…thats why my black father who has been in Forbes Magazine and is friends with many powerful politicians, was stopped and frisked at least once a week while leaving his Office in New York.

5. He knows a handful of black gays who make more money than him so that makes them more privileged than himself.

6. Being oppressed and “right” is not good enough. Oppressed people need to give their time, energy, humility, communication skills and etc to educate oppressors allies to prove to them that we are human beings and deserve respect. 

7. We better stop pissing off our oppressors allies by telling our life experiences, because if we dont they wont give us equality and justice. 

8. If oppressors allies say or do something that oppresses you, you are not allowed to call them out, unless you grovel and make sure not hurt their little white feelings.

 9. Being an advocate is not educating, inspiring, empowering, awakening, and energizing your own oppressed people. Being an advocate is serving oppressors allies.

10. Telling oppressors allies to check their privilege is just as bad as murdering, raping, enslaving, falsely incriminating, stealing, and oppressing black people for over 500 years.  

11. Don’t tell a white male that he does not know the struggle of being PoC because some how that makes you racist. 

….did I miss anything yall? 

He’s so basic. I love how he brought up the privilege chart, which was created by a neo-nazi to antagonize the marginalized.  

I also like how he policing the language of PoC, when he himself recently made a scathing commentary on those who labeled him gay despise saying that he himself is bisexual. Should people have told him to be nicer to people mislabeling him and saying “he should just be gay?” Absolutely not.

Whatever the orientation, white people have very difficult time getting it. And whatever PoC say especially Black people, we can say it in the calmest voice possible but we’re still seen as antagonistic.

His rant was frustrating to listen to.

*cracks knuckles* *sigh* Time to roast

This is why I say “allies” are usually nothing but people looking for a cookie nothing. They don’t truly care about change if it interferes with there fragile feelings, in the 6:47 time span of this video he proves that hurt feeling come before someone’s liberation. 

Especially coming from a white/cis/gay man I am not surprise most of them hide behind their sexuality to perpetuate toxic ideologies, but play victim because of the discrimination that face. They can only hold space for themselves being able to understand historical context of homophobia (the white male experience with homophobia), but can’t understand intersectionality. This is the same bisexual man that made a shady comment about people erasing his bisexuality and grouping him in with gay men, but this same person wants to police the speech of POC (main example he used)

Policing someone’s speech because it hurts your feelings, policing someone’s speech because they are not coddling your privilege, policing someone’s speech because they are not celebrating you for not being a sociopath is SOOO invalidating and you are NOT a ally. We are not flower children and should not be expected to be, we are the disenfranchised  that have face centuries of institutionalized oppression and we have EVERY right to be pissed and talk as aggressive as we please.

There are enough people in this world coddling the feelings of the privilege, taking their heads and placing them across the chest and saying “but not you you’re a good white person”/”poor baby don’t listen to those mean blackies”. Well guess what I’M NOT ONE OF THEM! 

I will get you TOGETHER, I will come at your neck, and I will read you for blood and guts and you know what I deserve too. I’m a black gay man that comes from a low income household, I know what true oppression is, I know what real hurt feeling is. This is a white cis man talking about queer black people coming from financially stable background having more privilege than a white man 

image

You better ask Oprah, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, or Janet Jackson. All these well to do black folks but guess what when they did something white people didn’t like they were SWIFTLY reminded that we may tolerate you, but you are NOT one of us, but that was a segue….let get back to the point.

Being a ally is not about your feeling, I don’t have to do nothing but get you together and remind you that you are an oppressor. If you take that to heart instead to holding YOURSELF accountable your a scumbag plain and simple. Breaking down strong arms of oppression is not about creating a kumbaya circle so I don’t need to be NICE, its about getting rid of carefully organized and orchestrated institutions of oppression that create disparities and promote things like imperialism.

Basically this is another basic white man focused more on guilt and feeling bad than actually using his privilege to make moves and be a REAL ally.

image

Not to be “that guy” but R.J. isn’t white. He’s Cuban. I love what everyone is saying. Especially the part about hurt feelings before liberation part. But he is Cuban.

Cuban is a nationality not a race.
He white.

This is an honest question, ‘cause now I’m confused. But, wouldn’t that make him Hispanic?

godgussie

trixstra:

andyrew5:

evolutia:

godgussie:

Basically what he said was:

1. Oppressed people who tell their oppressors allies to check their privilege are just as bad as the Westboro Baptiste Church. (…they are known for picketing hate speech at funerals of innocent people and children.)  

2. If you are angry because you are oppressed you should not communicate with anger towards oppressors  allies. Because it’s annoying to them.

3. If you want equality and justice you need to communicate in a way that is appeasing to your oppressors allies. 

4. Wealth and social status erases privilege.  (…thats why my black father who has been in Forbes Magazine and is friends with many powerful politicians, was stopped and frisked at least once a week while leaving his Office in New York.

5. He knows a handful of black gays who make more money than him so that makes them more privileged than himself.

6. Being oppressed and “right” is not good enough. Oppressed people need to give their time, energy, humility, communication skills and etc to educate oppressors allies to prove to them that we are human beings and deserve respect. 

7. We better stop pissing off our oppressors allies by telling our life experiences, because if we dont they wont give us equality and justice. 

8. If oppressors allies say or do something that oppresses you, you are not allowed to call them out, unless you grovel and make sure not hurt their little white feelings.

 9. Being an advocate is not educating, inspiring, empowering, awakening, and energizing your own oppressed people. Being an advocate is serving oppressors allies.

10. Telling oppressors allies to check their privilege is just as bad as murdering, raping, enslaving, falsely incriminating, stealing, and oppressing black people for over 500 years.  

11. Don’t tell a white male that he does not know the struggle of being PoC because some how that makes you racist. 

….did I miss anything yall? 

He’s so basic. I love how he brought up the privilege chart, which was created by a neo-nazi to antagonize the marginalized.  

I also like how he policing the language of PoC, when he himself recently made a scathing commentary on those who labeled him gay despise saying that he himself is bisexual. Should people have told him to be nicer to people mislabeling him and saying “he should just be gay?” Absolutely not.

Whatever the orientation, white people have very difficult time getting it. And whatever PoC say especially Black people, we can say it in the calmest voice possible but we’re still seen as antagonistic.

His rant was frustrating to listen to.

*cracks knuckles* *sigh* Time to roast

This is why I say “allies” are usually nothing but people looking for a cookie nothing. They don’t truly care about change if it interferes with there fragile feelings, in the 6:47 time span of this video he proves that hurt feeling come before someone’s liberation. 

Especially coming from a white/cis/gay man I am not surprise most of them hide behind their sexuality to perpetuate toxic ideologies, but play victim because of the discrimination that face. They can only hold space for themselves being able to understand historical context of homophobia (the white male experience with homophobia), but can’t understand intersectionality. This is the same bisexual man that made a shady comment about people erasing his bisexuality and grouping him in with gay men, but this same person wants to police the speech of POC (main example he used)

Policing someone’s speech because it hurts your feelings, policing someone’s speech because they are not coddling your privilege, policing someone’s speech because they are not celebrating you for not being a sociopath is SOOO invalidating and you are NOT a ally. We are not flower children and should not be expected to be, we are the disenfranchised  that have face centuries of institutionalized oppression and we have EVERY right to be pissed and talk as aggressive as we please.

There are enough people in this world coddling the feelings of the privilege, taking their heads and placing them across the chest and saying “but not you you’re a good white person”/”poor baby don’t listen to those mean blackies”. Well guess what I’M NOT ONE OF THEM! 

I will get you TOGETHER, I will come at your neck, and I will read you for blood and guts and you know what I deserve too. I’m a black gay man that comes from a low income household, I know what true oppression is, I know what real hurt feeling is. This is a white cis man talking about queer black people coming from financially stable background having more privilege than a white man 

image

You better ask Oprah, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, or Janet Jackson. All these well to do black folks but guess what when they did something white people didn’t like they were SWIFTLY reminded that we may tolerate you, but you are NOT one of us, but that was a segue….let get back to the point.

Being a ally is not about your feeling, I don’t have to do nothing but get you together and remind you that you are an oppressor. If you take that to heart instead to holding YOURSELF accountable your a scumbag plain and simple. Breaking down strong arms of oppression is not about creating a kumbaya circle so I don’t need to be NICE, its about getting rid of carefully organized and orchestrated institutions of oppression that create disparities and promote things like imperialism.

Basically this is another basic white man focused more on guilt and feeling bad than actually using his privilege to make moves and be a REAL ally.

image

Not to be “that guy” but R.J. isn’t white. He’s Cuban. I love what everyone is saying. Especially the part about hurt feelings before liberation part. But he is Cuban.

Also, I love #7. Like the word “give”. Like why should an oppressed community wait for anyone to give them anything? Especially if what they are discussing giving and receiving something that they were born with anyway. Oh that right because they were born with the ability to withhold it. That’s some bullshit. I love R.J. but this was a really shitty rant. Where does he get off? Not as a bi-sexual Poc (Cuban) but as a person telling other people how they should go about getting equality. Like what?

And please, please please please please please, Do Not get me started on number 4. Like this is the second time I clicked edit to add more to this. Like I can go all night with these subjects but someone really needs to stop me.

Take three (Third time editing this post), Fuck it. It’s as if R.J. fails to realize that this shit don’t just end with one generation. There are levels to this shit. The oppression is inherited. For instance, the children he might adopt with Will. They may be teased because of the lifestyle the parents lead. There is the straight privileged issue leaking down to the next level. Or a black woman. All the shit she will go through, and then she has to still be afraid for her black teenage son’s life every fucking time he leaves the god damn house. That makes me scared and don’t have kids yet. Which is shitty itself. I’m scared for my child’s life and they aren’t born yet.

So if we have to make a little noise so the next generation can make a little less noise I believe we should. Like, the hell? R.J. have a seat. I love you but you’ve said enough. Have a seat.

dynastylnoire

africaisdonesuffering:

Artist Lounge: “Waste on Canvas”

The sole use of plastic is something I never thought I would associate with astounding creativity but meet Mbongeni Buthelezi, South Africa’s renowned artist, well known for his distinctive, subjective and inventive art style utilizing plastic and a canvas. Buthelezi has joined the green revolution by using waste to create art by ‘painting’ in recycled plastic.

Buthelezi lived and studied in his hometown Springs, South Africa where he was taught art privately by artist Lucky Moema. He received lessons in perception and sketch from Moema in exchange for bread and tea. Ultimately, Buthelezi made his way to Johannesburg, where he began studying at a community college called Funda.

Buthelezi has used plastic as his main source of material to create his art for the past 22 years. He got his initial inventiveness from a Swiss artist who used plastic as canvas for his artworks. His idea was to use plastic as a canvas as well as paint with the widely available and cheap material. This might leave you to ask: “How does he do that?” He simply cuts the plastics into little pieces and glues the pieces of plastic onto the canvas thus creating surfaces and structures with delicate and altering qualities of various colours.

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