sources: [1] [2] [3] [4]

also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.

i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!

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Comedy Central just got real


Comedy Central just got real

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A love letter to Blackface on Halloween.


Dear Blackface Halloween Costumes,

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Thank you for existing.  Thank you for Julianne Hough and William Filene and Allesandro Dell’Acqua.  Thank you for both the willfully ignorant and the unabashedly racist.  Thank you for the supporters, the deniers, and the downplayers.  Thank you for existing.

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This broke my heart.






Screen grabs from the latest video by Manchester drag/pop-parody act Queens Of Pop, whose previous hits include “Kerry’s On The Coke Again”.

Their latest video is a parody of Will.I.Am’s “Bang Bang” performed as black & white minstrels, to the tune of the Charleston. Both perfromers appear in black face with enlarged jazz-hands, and the lyrics include jokes about black men having big willies, black men infecting others with AIDS and gay black men being rapists.

Queens of Pop will be performing on the main stage at this year’s gay Pride festival in Manchester.

Fuck that.

If, like me, you don’t want this disgusting racist nonsense given the stamp of approval by Manchester’s most popular gay event, or performed live to a crowd of thousands as a representation of the best of Manchester’s gay scene, email Manchester Pride directly here:

Or you can sign this petition:

The petition is closed as of 7/29, but you should still tell the pride organizers how badly they’re fucking up.

Trying to kick up shit because they’ve been added to the Pride Glasgow line up now. Trigger Warning for white gay men being horrifically shamelessly racist:

Petition here:

It got grosser. Y’all, be careful if you decide to check out the fb page. There are some seriously sick and entitled folk dominating the conversation on that page.

Jesus fucking Christ.




Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary is a film about the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet, a Dutch folklore character associated with the celebration of Sinterklaas. According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via steamship every November, rides into town on his horse, and is assisted by his helper Zwarte Piet, which literally translates to “Black Peter.”





Blackface in 2007 UNICEF Germany’s advert. I know I’m late in the game but:

The headline translates “This Ad-campaign developped pro bono by the agency Jung von Matt/Alster shows four german kids who appeal for solidarity with their contemporaries in Afrika” The first kid says:

“I’m waiting for my last day in school, the children in africa still for their first one.”

second kid:

“in africa, many kids would be glad to worry about school”

third kid:

“in africa, kids don’t come to school late, but not at all” (!)

fourth kid:

“some teachers suck. no teachers sucks even more.” (translation from Black Women in Europe, through

Let’s see, we have:

  • generalizing an entire continent, reducing it down to a souless box 
  • a racist and misinformed idea about African children
  • dehumanization of African children
  • elitism and arrogance (kids in africa dont go to school at all but kids in the west are so much better)
the funny thing about this is the girl in blacface has been whitewashed to look even more white (the original ad is on google)

These adverts aren’t only dangerous because of the overt racism but because they are feeding internalised racism into young African children who live in the West and/or live in a country in Africa. Some mothers’ in my class (from one African country) have expressed fear and worry they feel whenever their children keep asking them

”mummy, why are they so poor in Africa? How come we aren’t like them? They look icky”

children born and/or bred in an African country are internalizing racist beliefs about the way they associate their race, skin color and ethnicity and nationality which results in them have a very skweded and negative attitude about Africa. Sadly, this is not the first time UNICEF has used racist stereotypes in their campaigns. 

Stay classy UNICEF 

Well, this is depressing.

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I love this poster campaign from S.T.A.R.S. - Students Teaching About Racism in Society at Ohio University.

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