Anonymous: Um I don't understand... How is putting swear words throughout a cookbook violating black people and promoting racism ????

nomoremrnicespice:

To start with, it’s called ‘Thug Kitchen’. “Thug” is shorthand for black male; regardless of how strictly you might try to adhere to respectability politics (i.e. cultivating an image for yourself that lets white people know you’re not like those black people), if you’re black and male you’re still seen as a thug who’s guilty of something a la Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, etc. (Here’s an article about the racist use of the word “thug” throughout the Trayvon Martin trial.)

On no planet can these white yuppies use the word “thug” without racial implications or realistically deny that those implications are intentional. There’s a reason why they were anonymous until the release of their cookbook.

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Second, it’s not just swear words, they use African American Vernacular English (AAVE, or “ebonics”) and make the conscious decision to infuse it with vulgar language, which is, by the way, racist since AAVE is not innately vulgar. That’s just their interpretation of what it means to be a “thug”. AAVE is a dialect like any other, using it does not reflect any aspect of your personhood, your intelligence, your class, your education, etc, all it means is that you grew up Black in America, or that your language is influenced by Black people you grew up with.

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"All up in", "Ain’t nobody got time for that", etc are examples of AAVE. If you read an interview with these people you’ll notice they don’t speak in AAVE naturally (some non-black folks grow up with AAVE; that is not the case here). They’re just white people who swear a lot. They could have created their corny brand around that vulgarity alone but the addition of AAVE and the "thug" archetype are exploitative and RACIST. The language they’re using is the joke. When black people make jokes that involve AAVE, the language is just the mode of delivery. Everything about this is a mockery and it’s embarrassing, I hope the realization that these people are making money off this minstrel show inspires a serious backlash.

whitepeoplestealingculture:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

trebled-negrita-princess:

aimalyn:

trebled-negrita-princess:

whit people are getting on my nerves more and more every day.

So this is basically literary blackface. 

YES ^

Then let’s get them dragged. I’m sure we can make it happen as a collective group (black tumblr/twitter) we’re a force to be reckoned with

-M

Send in comments on their Facebook and TwitterTHEY ARE DELETING COMMENTS THAT CALL THEM OUT ON THEIR RACISM AND ALLOWING THE WHITE PEOPLE COMMENTS THAT SAY “THIS IS NO PROBLEM”!!!!

theproserpina:

e-brat:







'I wish I’d pushed them off the stage': Model furious after topless protesters 'ruin' Paris fashion show
The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen.  Seriously.  They need to stop.  First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this?  Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what?  You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.

I *hate* Femen. Literally they are the reason feminism is viewed in a bad light. They’re the West Borough Baptist of feminism and I can’t stand it.

Ugh ugh ugh ugh. The fashion industry is absolutely plagued with shit  but the models themselves are not the problem.  Those women are professionals just trying to do their jobs.  Jobs that they are often (shockingly) underpaid and under-protected for.  The last thing they need to worry about are women seemingly ‘supporting’ them against sexualization by physically exposing them.  Not only that, but Nina Ricci is hardly a designer who is exploiting women’s sexuality.  Your idea of feminism is detracting from a woman’s art and livelihood by showboating?  Femen can just go away.

Women attacking women for the sake of women.
Well done.
Not.

they did it because they’re leader (a man) told them to which makes it even worse.

F U C K  F E M E N

Faith restored in humanity (only a little bit) thanks to these comments ^^^^ this sort of “feminism” is ridiculous and quite frankly, disgusting.
bewbin:

misfirevevo:

ACTUAL PROOF that there is NO SKELETON WAR

THIS IS LYING PROPOGANDA AND I AS A SKELETON WILL NOT STAND FOR. Mostly becuae I don’t have any muscles BUT STILL

taco-bell-rey:

when you make it to class just before the late bell rings

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bagmilk:

sorry for replying in  0.2 seconds haha its not like i was waiting hahaha

dosopod:

“you don’t look depressed though”

oh yeah sorry i forgot to bring my literal dark cloud with me today

lameboob:

lameboob:

why was the kidney transplant patients room a mess

because he was unorganized

theunendingstories:

brbjellyfishing:

babe can i show you my d*ck 

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Nothing I expected but everything I wanted

bananagirlworld16:

okay but why don’t more people talk about Night at the Museum like

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poc characters and people being portrayed by poc people

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this movie is so good

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and it has one of the funniest, best, most ridiculous friendships in movie history

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and you have Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt I mean

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and if all that didn’t convince you there’s also a t-Rex skeleton that plays fetch with one of its own ribs

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THIS MOVIE

kawaiigod:

girl: he cheated on me

me: then break up with him

girl: but-

me: bye