Posts tagged race

Posted 1 year ago
alunasa:


itsnotovertonight:
I hate how every “evolution of man” drawing has man getting whiter as they get closer to modern man. That’s not even how it happened! As hominins lost body hair we got darker and only in the last 100,000 years (more likely less than 50,000) have homo sapiens evolved light skin in the geographic regions we see today. Stuff like this totally promotes the idea that being white means you are of a higher evolutionary level and I would like it to please GET OUT OF MY SCIENCE.

This is something that has always bothered me.  It’s nice to see it being articulated so clearly.  I agree completely.

alunasa:

itsnotovertonight:

I hate how every “evolution of man” drawing has man getting whiter as they get closer to modern man. That’s not even how it happened! As hominins lost body hair we got darker and only in the last 100,000 years (more likely less than 50,000) have homo sapiens evolved light skin in the geographic regions we see today. Stuff like this totally promotes the idea that being white means you are of a higher evolutionary level and I would like it to please GET OUT OF MY SCIENCE.

This is something that has always bothered me.  It’s nice to see it being articulated so clearly.  I agree completely.

Posted 2 years ago

How to Get Your Book Banned in Arizona

fishingboatproceeds:

Step 1: Write about people who aren’t white.

Step 2: THERE IS NO STEP TWO.

You will very rarely see me curse, tumblypoos, but…but…I mean, what the fuck? How is this even possible? This reads like an Onion article.

To be clear, it is now ILLEGAL to teach de la Pena’s novel (which I’ve read and which is excellent) in schools, not because the book contains violence or drug use or massively unerotic blow jobs, but because it contains Mexican American characters. (The protagonist of the novel is only half Mexican, but apparently that is too Mexican for Arizona.)

That’s it. That’s the whole reason it can’t be taught in schools.

Unbelievable.

Posted 2 years ago

THAT'S SO MAJESTIC: I am not Troy Davis.

littleorphanammo:

On the one hand I think it’s interesting and hopeful that white people (because POC don’t need another lesson) are personally identifying with the horrific injustice of Mr. Davis’ case, and that they are mobilizing. That they are recognizing how racially unequal the justice…