Happy Black History Month


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This is how the police in the USA handle someone who is “resisting”.  Notice his “resistance”.

The eagerness with which the rotund cop scampered in to tase the unarmed black man with his hands in the air further serves to demonstrate how so many cops join the force for power-tripping opportunities to dish out abuse just like this.

trigger happy puerkos

We need more Chris Dorners


wtf yo fuck this

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White people out here terrorizing black people calling it pranks and putting it on YouTube
But we the savages

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"For one thing, there’s Dido’ fetishization by the two Ashford brothers. While one brother sees her simply as an exotic "other" whom he can bed without forming attachments — very different from the attitude toward white women of the same time period, whose virtue was unequivocal and untouchable — the other is downright violent in his conception of Dido, calling her "repulsive" but still expressing a desire to rape her. The scenes in which that older, more violent Ashford brother addresses Dido directly, giving voice to his unbridled racism and at one point assaulting her, are indisputably disturbing, not just because they represent a disgusting and brutal history but because I see remnants of those attitudes today in the way the world perceives the bodies of black and brown women: exotic, sexual, sensual, different objects. We see it in the way Miley Cyrus and almost any given white pop star (Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, for example) use black women’s bodies as props in music videos: as something to be appropriated and used for one’s own pleasure and then cast off in pursuit of the next trend. In addition, the rape of black women still does not seem to carry much horror in 2014; it was most recently a punchline on Saturday Night Live, and last year Russell Simmons was forced to apologize for his highly offensive "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." None of this is too different from the way the Ashford brothers perceive Dido’s body: as an exotic "other" not worthy of love or respect but merely of lust, and lust framed in a particularly problematic racism."

 Belle: A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women by Olivia Cole 

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omg look at zahara!

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never forget April O’Neil started out as a black woman

I remember pointing this out (back in the late 80s) to a much older classmate of mine, who mentioned it to her comics-reading son, who was appropriately upset about it. Those of us old enough to remember the Turtles’ first appearance as a satire of the absurdities of comic books at the time saw them quickly dumb down for TV-friendliness and become what they were once a parody of, but this one was the really ugly change.

So this got me curious. I remembered the character being white originally and that she was based on Eastman’s high school crush of the same name. So I looked it up. It looks like she was not white washed for the traditional reasons but was instead drawn differently by different artists because Eastman and Laird disagreed on what her ethnic background should be. She is white in her very first but black in her second. Her race alternates almost issue by issue.


A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 2: 1988 – 1991

A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 3: 1992 – 1996

A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 4: 1997 – 2002

A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 5: 2003 – 2010

A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 6: Miscellanea

A Visual History of April O’Neil, Part 7: 2010 – 2014

It’s a combination of fascinating, frustrating, and sad.

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