- Wednesday, October 01st
Anonymous asked:
can someone explain to me why Kingdom of Heaven (by Ridley Scott) is problematic? I think someone made a post about it long time ago but I can't find it (the movie being whitewashed and showing Muslims in a bad light? or sth like this)


Santoine: I did a simple google search and found articles talking about it’s issues. I recommend that you try that. But, followers, if you all have sources you would like to submit, please let us know. 

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- Wednesday, October 01st
Anonymous asked:
Grow up! And I say this as a person of Indian descent. Whenever there are ads in the WEST which show an Indian girl, the girl is usually always DARK (not even medium) but also darker than what is average in INDIA. Lots of people in India are Indo-Aryan ethnically, and hence have lighter skin than the "sterotypical" Indian skin tone. I have gotten "you look mixed" or "not Indian looking enough" because of my skin and it's due to people like you making Westerners think most Indians are dark.


Santoine: ?????????????????

i don’t see what you see but imma stay in my lane for now. hmm.  




- Wednesday, October 01st

the-goddamazon:

gunpowder-tea:

davachio:

gunpowder-tea:

you people have absolutely no critical thinking skills

one is a disrespectful, extremely inaccurate and highly romanticized and steteotyped ‘interpretation’ of native american imagery, appropriated to serve as a novel, kitschy piece of native culture that for white people to consume and use as they please, while actual native americans are having their culture, languages and land stolen from them.

the other is a fictional comic book character, playing a fictional race of peoples, that is loosely based on norse myth. without Idris playing that role, the entire population of asgard would have been as pale as the driven snow. this is a film meant for a modern, global audience but you want less PoC in it? and if you’re going to argue that it would have been ‘historically accurate’ for all norse gods to be white then you can go throw yourself into a pile of horse shit because the idea that anything in the Thor movies or comics is ‘historically accurate’ is extremely ludicrous.

so you can all stop with the inane comparisons now and go back to eating your mayo and crackers or whatever it is white people do when they’re not screwing over other races.

You people have absolutely no critical thinking critical thinking skills.

One is a disrespectful, extremely inaccurate and highly romanticized ‘interpretation’ of a norse god, appropriated to serve as a novel, kitschy piece of norse culture for Pickers of Cotton to use as entertainment as they please while northern europeans are having their culture, nations and women raped by immigrants. 

The other is a costume made for children to wear on halloween that is loosely based on old American Indian clothing. 

So you can stop with the inane complaining now and go back to eating fried chicken and watermelon or whatever it is black people do when they’re not sponging off of the achievements of other races.  

Don’t you love it when racists prove your point for you and look like absolutely the most deplorable kind of human trash while doing so?

They also made Hogun an East Asian man, but I see everybody wanna come for the Black folks who get any type of screen time.

Like antiblackness is so fucking real.

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- Wednesday, October 01st

the-adebisi-wombosi-identity:

nedahoyin:

windypicnic:

"Ellen Reads Her Chinese Viewers’ Names"

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Ellen mispronounces Chinese people’s names and she and her audience laugh at them cuz it’s racistly funny apparently

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Ellen uses “American” interchangeably with “English”, as in, the language.

At 2:30: "This one, they didn’t even try to do American, this is just Chinese."

The comments are turned off on this video, but how was this even cleared to be aired?? Fuck you Ellen. This isn’t the first time you’ve been racist on your show.

This is why you weaboos/koreaboos/white ppl CANNOT give yourself a “japanese” or "korean" or "chinese" name for yourself (or any name from a language and culture that’s not your own). Whites take our names as jokes and we’re mocked for it in real life and in the media. 

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We’re constantly othered, demeaned, and fetishized. Trash like you butcher our names and turn them into racist caricatures.

Our names are precious and beautiful and meaningful in ways you can’t begin to understand. Our names are carefully crafted together by our parents/family.

You trash don’t deserve to utter our names. Fuck you.

Ellen.. I was rooting for you..

why? why were u rooting for her? she often mocks and disparages black women’s bodies as well. ellen been problematic. par for the course. the nerd was barely funny as a stand up comic, but that was before a lot of yall time so a lot of “current” ellen don’t know who the fuck this saltine really is. boo this woman. but i mean hey yall root for the white gurl, some easy bake basic shit, cuz hey white gurl fuck yeah!….. nope

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#video



- Wednesday, October 01st

toshiro-mifune:

Documentary on Toshiro Mifune to Start Shooting

Prominent Japanese-American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot Mifune: Last Samurai, a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema.

I want to convey to younger audiences how extraordinary Toshiro Mifune was for his time. Before him there were no non-white movie heroes with stature and international appeal. This was before Bruce Lee or Jet Li or Shaft. In fact, Clint Eastwood’s cool, take-no-shit character came from Mifune




- Tuesday, September 30th

the-goddamazon:

americanhomo:

3 out of ABCs top 5 highest rated shows were led by black actors and actresses with its two highest rated shows being led by black actresses. There’s literally no excuse as to why people of color aren’t given lead roles that don’t consist of being slaves or maids.

ABC is ruling television with a steady hand and making the rest of Hollywhite look like shit.

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- Tuesday, September 30th

The Great John Cho on the challenges of being an Asian American actor

leeandlow:

"Just from a creative standpoint there are just entire genres that I’m locked out of, being Asian, because of historical reality. You know, like the cowboy picture (laughs). Basically you’re doing immigrants, smaller immigrant roles. And if you’re doing bigger roles, you’re doing modern tales. That is to say, contemporary stories. And you can do futuristic stories. So I guess I’ve done those.

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What I’m locked out of is American history. There just aren’t roles written for Asians in stories that revolve around American history. So you’re dealing with that handicap off the bat.

I don’t know whether the perception is that people think I’ve got it made in the shade, but I still feel like I have to fight for everything. And you know, my career may seem rosy to some—to me, I’m always pretty convinced the wheels are gonna fall off the car any day and  that this is the last job. It seems impossible that I’ll work again every time—but maybe I’m fooling my own self. Maybe that’s not the truth either.

I have noticed that—for whatever reason—my personality, I think, folds over into what people consider to be a broad definition of American. And I think that I’m very Korean-specific. But that’s just a chance thing. You know, I feel very much like a Korean man that immigrated to the United States. But I think white America would see me as American. That’s a vague adjective in lot of ways—but it’s a bit of a roll of the dice as to whether people see you as foreign or not. The number of years you’ve been in the United States, whether you’re born here or not—sometimes has no bearing on whether people see you as American or not.”

Full interview (and you should read it!) here.




http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/09/09/3565169/shows-to-watch/

This is a handy list of several diverse shows debuting this fall and beyond.

1. Black-ish (Sept. 24): ”[T]hough the show is about a black family, it’s a larger commentary about what it is like to live in a community where one is, for whatever reason, different from the status quo. Black-ish speaks to the experiences of people of color nationwide, and highlights the intersections between race and class. It sheds light on what it means to be a minority in America, and as the country undergoes a rapid demographic shift, it’s one that everyone should see.”

2. American Crime (2015): ”It delves into the relationship between race and the legal system. In it, several murder suspects are arrested for the death of a war veteran’s son, which heats up racial tension in the small town of Modesto, CA.”

3. Cristela (Oct. 10): ”Cristela is a Mexican American woman who still lives at home and can’t finish law school. The show follows Cristela as she strives for upward mobility while reconciling her traditional upbringing.”

4. Fresh Off the Boat (2015): ”ABC is really going for the gold on race representation this pilot season, but the network also wins the award for Most Questionable Show Titles. This series is about a Chinese family that moves from DC to Orlando in pursuit of the American Dream. Eleven-year-old Eddie, a hip-hop fanatic, goes through an identity crisis as the Asian kid living in a white suburb.”

5. Jane the Virgin (Oct. 13): ”The voiceover in the first trailer for Jane the Virgin says the show is about fate, family, and worlds colliding. It’s actually about religion, abstinence-only education, and the worst possible depiction of reproductive health services. Its protagonist, Jane, is mistakenly inseminated with her ex-boyfriend’s sperm after a doctor confuses two patients. Thereafter, she must reconcile her strict [latinx] Catholic upbringing — which includes a strict no-sex rule — with the reality that she is with child.”

6. Mission Control (2015): Women in science and tech are criminally underrepresented, so I’m excited about this 2015 sitcom about a lone female wolf working at NASA in the 1960s. It’s set in the past, but many of the absurdities of being a woman in male-dominated industries — wage gaps, harassment, etc. — still exist. Details are still unknown, but hopefully Mission Control will offer funny yet educational insight into what it is like to be a woman in science who has to cope with those absurdities.

7. Selfie (Sept. 30): ”Eliza Dooley is a self-absorbed, delusional, and social-media obsessed woman who wants to be rebranded by her co-worker (John Cho). Her character is simultaneously her company’s best and least-respected sales rep, in desperate need of fixing her tarnished image. The gender dynamics on this show are difficult to watch because there doesn’t appear to be any sense of irony. And the show’s social-media-gives-us-the-worst-of-humanity trope is tired. BUT you don’t have to like it to consider it worth watching. In light of last week’s leaked photo controversy and gender-based violence on the internet, there’s something valuable to take from this monstrosity. Stripped of its absurdity, the show is about a man who evaluates a woman’s respectability — and place in the office — based on her social media presence and lifestyle choices.”

8. State of Affairs (Nov. 17): ”There are already several national security dramas, but this one stars Alfre Woodard as a black female president and a female CIA analyst (Katherine Heigl).”

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- Monday, September 29th
Anonymous asked:
Fable Anniversay changed Maze, who was black in the original game, to white in the new version, I heard. And they did that instead of adding basic features like mouse support and manageable menus.


Santoine: Tsk, tsk

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- Monday, September 29th
Anonymous asked:
I have realized that in Bwood films I've watched I hardly see movies with female protagonist or any with professional jobs. In most Bwood videos, women are wearing skimpy saris or some sort of sexualized outfit. I've also realized that there many Bwood actors kicking 50 paired with much younger actresses. It's like they can't let Indian actresses over 35 in action movies. In some exceptions, Heroine and Fashion have female protagonists. In Commando and Force, there aren't any objectified women.


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#anon #bollywood