Outrage in Delaware (ed: understatement of the young year)
This picture is from a Milford, Delaware playground. Milford is in Southern Delaware in the very conservative Sussex County. I originally saw this picture on Facebook, from a liberal friend downstate, who was sharing it via an original posting of the very nonliberal Dan Gaffney, a conservative talk show radio host. It is nice to know that the outrage concerning this photo is bipartisan. And what is so outrageous about it, you ask?
Well, you can read what it says in English. In Spanish it says (paraphrasing) “You have to have a permit to play here or you will be arrested.” The english version contains no information about needing a permit or else you will be subject to police action. It is an obvious intimidation tactic and a not so subtle “Whites Only” sign.
And, no, it’s not Photoshopped. The sign is indeed real.
Can there be a playground at which white supremacists and their kids get arrested?
LORD IN FUCKING HEAVEN
WHAT THE FUCK
THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
In English: Part time Hostess needed. Please walk in for interview.
In misspelled Spanish: Two people needed to wash dishes.
I hate earth.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Again, white folks think we make this shit up.
““We’re going to go out there and violate some rights.” Hear the secret police recordings that will take your breath away. In a bad way.”
I know I already reblogged this eariler, but I’m doing so again because I really really want ya’ll to to watch this video—especially if you’re white. The next time you have any kind of inkling that People of Color fabricate or exaggerate their experiences of being targeted for humiliation and violence simply for existing, the next time you hear someone suggest that we must be doing something to bring it on ourselves, I want you to remember this video.
Seriously. Watch this please. White people especially!
[trigger warning for domestic abuse]
celebs that have been charged/accused of domestic violence:
- Chris Brown
- Sean Penn
- Gary Oldman
- Michael Fassbender
- Sean Bean
- Charlie Sheen
- Nick Cage
- Sean Connery
- Mel Gibson
- Alec Baldwin
- Mickey Rourke
- Mathew Fox
- the list goes on
celebs that are always associated with domestic violence, have the most vocal hatedom out of the group:
- Chris Brown
celebs on this list that are not white:
- Chris Brown
1. White terrorists are called “gunmen”. What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”
2. White terrorists are “troubled loners”. Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.
3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.
4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.
5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe”. Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.
6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.
7. White terrorists are never called “white”. But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.
8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.
9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.
10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.
Generally, I avoid posting other people’s work in its entirety, but this is short and it’s hard to know where to cut.
Juan Cole is, as always, very astute!
What is racism like in New Zealand you ask? Well, this was tagged with ‘maori’ aka the indigenous race of New Zealand.
I’m too angry to write anything constructive about it. Basically, in NZ it is super hilarious that Maori face mass imprisonment, violence, and poverty.
Upper class white people also like to protest against ‘Waitangi Day’- the day that commemorates when the British tricked Maori into signing a treaty which made the Queen sovereign of the country. Because “it happened so long ago” or “I don’t want to ‘celebrate’ a day that Maori turn into hatred’ or ‘Maori need to let it go’.
Simultaneously these are the exact people who wonder why Maori have ended up where they are today.
The constant casual racism on Maori has a HUGE impact on how society views then. Basically, I grew up in Australia and didn’t even know who the Maori were, and when I came over to live here in NZ when I was 12, I was bombarded with racist stereotypes that all Maori are lazy and/or criminals. And it fucking sticks. I’m having to unlearn all this inbuilt racism against these people. I had a white male friend who was complaining that Maori people get scholarships just because they’re Maori and “there are no scholarships for being a white male waaaah that’s raaaacist”.
And the worst part is, if I were to say anything against these stupid memes, the “butthurt” tag would be pulled out alongside the overused “overreacting”.
White privilege is being able to run anywhere at any time without anyone thinking you’ve just committed a crime.
This makes me sick to my stomach.The silhouette on the shooting target is faceless. But the hoodie, the Skittles and the iced tea leave nothing to the imagination. This is meant to be Travyon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida.
Skittles brand candy is clearly depicted on the targets. The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a division of Mars Inc., produces and markets Skittles. They could stop the sale of these targets by Tumblers legal action against the Hiller Armament Company, which sells the targets online.
This is one of the most reprehensible, indefensible, and disgusting things I have ever seen in my life. I can’t believe someone at the Hiller Armament Company thought this was okay.
Basic human decency says we need to stop this.
Congressman Bobby Rush dons a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin, violating House dress code.
Neither person would fucking “scare me” if they were walking through my neighborhood at night. Oh, and we’re just straight up lying now and saying that he had “gang related tattoos”? Where did you get that piece of bullshit information? You’re working real hard on finding a reason why Trayvon deserved to die. Why don’t you take a break from spreading all those lies and hatred and have a seat?
But wait, how would you know there were any tattoos at all… hasn’t it been established that Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie? A hoodie WHICH WOULD HAVE COVERED ANY TATTOOS.
STOP TRYING TO JUSTIFY THE MURDER OF A CHILD.
Uh also if I was scared of a suspicious person in my neighborhood, I would call 911, and when they told me not to pursue said ~*scary person*~ I would go the fuck home.
I live in LA. I see Black people in hoodies all the time, and sometimes they even have tattoos — obviously gang symbols!!!11 — and I have managed to not shoot a single one of them.
Also, you racist jackhole? The kid on the right still looks like a kid. And that kid still deserved to not get fucking murdered by a self-appointed vigilante. Stop reinforcing the idea that Blackness is inherently suspicious. Because it isn’t. Nothing Trayvon said, did or smoked before that night is relevant to the fact that an adult shot and killed him in cold blood.
Emphasis by me, because I can’t believe this is still happening. Fuck you, OP.
OP, that seat has your name on it.
This is media-driven controversy.
And you’re a fucking moron.
i hope a car repeatedly runs over your face.
Yeah, guys. That bottom picture just proves that Trayvon is a criminal.
Oh wait. No it fucking doesn’t you dumbshit.
Because, clearly, wearing a suit makes you way more worthwhile.
OK. Here’s the thing. This is me
This is also me
I think almost every Black person has a gangsta pose photo. It means nothing. Does either photo mean it’s ok to shoot me if I’m unarmed and walking down a street? That is the central issue here.
Yeah, like what the fuck?
Oh so posing like a stereotypical gangster means it’s okay to shoot someone. I guess it sucks that I once took a picture like this:
OH WAIT. THAT’S RIGHT. I’M WHITE. IT’S ONLY OKAY TO SHOOT BLACK PEOPLE WHO POSE AS A STEREOTYPICAL GANGSTER, I FORGOT.
I just want some friends who actually give a fuck.
People who understand words like “cissexism”, “Pascal’s Wager”, “racial profiling”, “ableism”, “rape culture”, “check your privilege”, “strawman argument”.
People who know who Rick Santorum,Trayvon Martin, Bell Hooks, Carl Sagan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are.
People who I can ask questions like, “What do you think about male circumcision?” and “Isn’t Kirk Cameron hilarious?” to.
Is that too much to ask? :(
It truly is a sad reflection on our society that most young people don’t know who Rick Santorum is but the liberal media feeds them Obama’s propaganda day in and day out about how we should keep jobs out of America, force everyone to foot the bill for others’ promiscuous lifestyles, murder unborn children, and even do things like give illegal immigrants money for college.
I like that term “rape culture” that you used. That describes what the Democrats are doing to our country very well: they are raping our society and values by changing our culture for the worse. It just sickens me. I don’t agree on teaching the youth about Pascal’s wager, I think gambling is a dangerous habit. I’m not sure what “cissexism” is, it’s not even in my dictionary. We do need to teach them to be more like Abel rather than Cain so I fully support teaching kids abelism. I also support teaching today’s youth that racial profiling is a good tool that can help keep them out of dangerous situations and that checking accounts are a privilege available to responsible people with a good credit history. Not sure what a strawman argument is, it sounds like someone arguing with a scarecrow or something and that’s just silly
Also, I agree, Kirk Cameron was hilarious on Growing Pains.
Glad to see someone else around here has a proper head on their shoulders. God bless!
Are you just trolling? Is this a joke? Seriously, I can’t tell.
I’ll treat it as if it’s not.
//the liberal media feeds them Obama’s propaganda day in and day out// - Sigh. Not even going to bother responding to that.
//force everyone to foot the bill for others’ promiscuous lifestyles, murder unborn children, and even do things like give illegal immigrants money for college// - You slut-shaming, women-hating, misogynistic, ant-choice, racist, discriminatory DOUCHENOZZLE. Do you actually believe the foul words you are typing?
//I like that term “rape culture” that you used. That describes what the Democrats are doing to our country very well// - Leaving aside the politics, do you know what I say to people who use rape as a casual comparison to things? I call them assholes.
//I don’t agree on teaching the youth about Pascal’s wager, I think gambling is a dangerous habit// - ROFL you are actually… oh my god… you don’t have a clue what Pascal’s wager is, do you? You just made yourself look incredibly stupid and ignorant, well done.
//I’m not sure what “cissexism” is// - Refer to my comment above.
//We do need to teach them to be more like Abel rather than Cain so I fully support teaching kids abelism// - First of all, you spelt ableism wrong, so well done. Second of all, your fictional bible characters are not at all good role models. I would rather teach my kids to be like Homer Simpson than any biblical character.
// I also support teaching today’s youth that racial profiling is a good tool that can help keep them out of dangerous situations// - I..I can’t…just… shut your goddamn mouth PLEASE you racist FUCK. This HAS to be trolling.
//Not sure what a strawman argument is, it sounds like someone arguing with a scarecrow or something and that’s just silly// - Are you eight years old? Seriously, how old are you?
//Glad to see someone else around here has a proper head on their shoulders. God bless!// - One of us does, and here’s a big hint for ya, IT’S NOT YOU. And you can take your imaginary sky daddy’s blessings and shove em where the sun don’t shine, ok?
Oh and one more thing. You know there’s this little thing called GOOGLE right? You can use it if you don’t understand something. You might need to bookmark it, it’s clear that you need it badly.