Lost: I don’t know, I don’t find linguistic imperialism that funny.
Lost: Of course you have the right to be upset about people making stereotypical jokes about your culture.
Ruia/pyotra/dhrupad and I are starting a film site akin in some ways to desistfilm and basically we are looking for regular contributors. Basically we want to focus on films that are rarely talked about especially through different angles as well as talk about film influences on other films. This can be accomplished in various ways via interviewing filmmakers or opinion pieces on the nature of film and representation right now in a certain country or etc.
The site is sort of an antidote to the narrow-minded views of the white male-domination of film critique and reviews that one regularly finds. Overall it would be a non-western/western POC focus to it and it’d be great to have a variety of people from different socioeconomic/national/etc backgrounds contribute.
Right now we are looking are aiming to get a custom domain via wordpress which would be split up in cost. If anyone is looking an outlet to regularly write but also be part of a community of writers and get feedback and other’s opinions when it comes to writing on film, please feel free to message either of us! If you are also interested in contributing from time-to-time you are also welcome to do so.
Looking for admins! Message or submit explaining who you are (you must be a Black woman) and why you would like to be an admin, if you are interested.
Lost: Ah okay…
Lost: As far as I know he is a person of color.
Lost: The reblog the anon is referring to. I think you are misreading his words anon.
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
Recently the NYTimes ran a piece celebrating a significant milestone in North American Western Hollywood TV; two of the strongest and most interesting female leads are being played by Asian-American actresses; Maggie Q as Nikita and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson on Elementary. *throws confetti* However celebratory this milestone may be, the following quote almost strips it away: “… the truth is that they resonate with two of the most common sets of images […] Continue »