That’s because these things didn’t have basketball shoes and you can’t rape them.
^^^^^^wouldja look at this racist fucker???
Yup. you started it. I can be racist too if that’s the game you wish to start.
lol as if a minority calling out problems with an oppressive society is equivalent to perpetuating negative stereotypes about a diverse group of people who already suffer from racism and oppression on a daily basis lol man
As if couching the diverse white people of America as people who steal culture or countries isn’t perpetuating a negative stereotype? What country in the world didn’t take their land from someone else at some point? When America was settled, the Indians didn’t even have Horses - the Spaniards brought them. And, the Indians were battling each other for land that was yet to be fully claimed and put on the map. I’m not sure what religious figure we stole. The western white man has created culture and, especially now days, every culture except for American’s white culture is appreciated and encouraged. The only group on earth that is discouraged from, and called racist for, celebrating their own culture is the white people in America. Finally, the factual crime statistics clearly show the most crimes - including murder, store robberies, and especially rape, are committed by black people. So, the most controversial thing about what I said, is that it is true.
reverse racism isnt real bro im sorry
ur not actually discriminated against ever for being white bc u r part of the oppressors bro
u complain abt ur problems but u r only seeing symptoms of real oppression that u perpetuate that happen 2 have a negative effect towards u in addition 2 their devastating effects on minorities & women but u actually have it better than every other race/gender/nationality
u have privilege bro
dont b a crybaby
use ur privilege 2 help others
(native americans were doing fine w/o the horse btw that was irrelevant to the devastation that the europeans unleashed upon an outwardly peaceful group of people. also the europeans didnt think the native americans had souls so they would torture and kill them like animals unless they agreed to convert & abandon their own culture. also later the americans effectively committed genocide & stripped away the rights of the native americans bc they had no way to stop the us govt)
Well you make some interesting suggestions but I’m not following all of them. Perhaps you can answer a couple questions - sincere questions, not being a smart ass.
regarding minorities getting preferential admittance into college and getting most the government contracts because minority status and female status are given priority when it comes to contracting with private enterprise. The only way I as a white business owner would get a government contract, at city, state, or Federal level, is if no minorities are women show up to claim it. So, based on what you said, how am I doing anything to cause that and how can you say that I’m not hurt by such reverse discrimination?
How is it fair that there was a city who had a policy to hire the top scoring (however many) trainee fireman - a test given to them at the end of training. Well, all white guys were the top scoring and no black guys that took it even passed. So, the city lowered the standard and still, no black guys met the minimum requirement. They sued, and as a result, the black trainees were given the job and white guys that had already gotten hired were let go. How is that not hurting white guys?
Finally, our white American culture only fades away - we hardly have one and aren’t allowed to cultivate one. You see all the time in clubs or communities “African Festivals,” or “African Dance Party,” etc. You see equivalent type cultural events for every group. Yet, there’s some unwritten rule that white Americans cannot have activities, pastimes and events dedicated towards celebrating and cultivating their own culture, like “Celebrating the innovative white male of the west festival?’ Perhaps Americans would be less anti-Immigration if we didn’t have this inclusion and diversity bullshit shoved at us, where even non-citizen minorities enjoy certain affirmative action privileges that the white men, who build this country and this would for the most part, do not. which reminds me, on a side note,
I became anti immigration, when I saw illegal, bean eating, Mexican fuckers raising the Mexican flags at American schools, and marching around American streets with their flags, making demands about their rights. So disrespectful. I’ve been to their failed, shit ass, filthy, uncivilized country many times and would never even think about waiving an American flag around their country, let alone violently rant about taking back or taking over their country while at the same time begging for and demanding welfare, education and a free, fully funded life. these scum bags flood into America, live off white man’s taxes, shit up every home they move into. You can have the nicest neighborhood, and if someone sells to a Mexican family, they’ll be junked up cars on their lawn, trashed landscaping and property, and frequent police visits answering disturbing the peace charges and what not, with drunk, unknown, Mexican scum rotating in and out of the house.
Then you go to any area where Mexican neighborhoods are, and the restaurants are shit holes with large families making the white Americans feel like they aren’t even in their own country, meanwhile we pay for this - we are forced to finance the downfall of our country, the loss of our contracts and spots in college, and the trashing of our environment and neighborhoods. Not good. what will happen when the White man is fazed out because we are the only group that procreates responsibly? Is there just going to be one ghetto or hood after another, where anywhere you go it is either a dangerous black neighborhood or a trashed, filthy Mexican one, or a terrorized Muslim enclave?
everyTHING YOU SAY IS SO REPULSIVE I’M GOING TO VOMIT AND THEN I’M GOING TO SCOOP UP MY VOMIT AND DUMP IT ON YOUR IGNORANT, EVIL HEAD OH MY GOD I CANNOT EVEN BREATHE
White people in a nutshell.
What’s going to happen to the white man? Nothing except maybe him finally learning to shut the fuck up for two seconds about things that don’t concern him, things like, you know, running this beautiful multicultural fucking country. Too bad two and a half centuries weren’t enough for you guys to figure this all out a little better. You should probably get over it already.
P.S. La Raza *spooky ghost noises*
Emma Tenayuca was a Mexican American activist and educator. Born December 21, 1916 in San Antonio, Texas, Tenayuca was a key figure in Texan labor and civil rights activism during the 1930’s, where she organized protests over the beatings of Mexican migrants by United States Border Patrol agents and labor strikes to end unfair wages. As a union activist, she also founded two international ladies’ garment workers unions and was involved in both the Worker’s Alliance of America and Woman’s League for Peace and Freedom.
Throughout her fight for labor and civil rights, Tenayuca was arrested many times under charges of “disturbing the peace”, even though her participation during protests was strictly peaceful. She was also targeted for being a member of the Communist Party, which resulted in her being “blacklisted” and forced to move out of the San Antonio area 1939. After leaving her hometown she went on to attend San Francisco State College where she majored in Education. Years later Tenayuca returned to San Antonio and earned a master’s in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University, leading her to eventually go on to teach in the Harlandale School District until her retirement in 1982.
Shortly after her retirement Emma Tenayuca was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and passed away on July 23, 1999.
For the Deftones there was nothing weird about being Latino and making rock music, but others didn’t always see it that way.
“When Deftones first started a lot of people were like isn’t that weird that you guys are mostly a Mexican band playing Heavy Metal?” says Camilo Wong Moreno lead singer of Grammy award winning band Deftones. “I never thought of it as a weird thing until people started mentioning it especially like overseas. People were like this is very odd, I was like no, Latinos are rockers too.
"Isn’t it weird you guys are a mostly mexican band playing heavy metal"
Translation: “what the hell are you non white guys doing playing heavy metal music? This isn’t for you!”
Metalness is next to Mexicanliness.
Editor’s Note: I’m glad to see more people echoing the Reclaim Cinco de Mayo sentiment this year, and a few more events than in previous years. These are positive steps forward that we can surely build on!
I’ve also been noticing a few people commenting about #3. Although said in humor, the fact is that war is about killing your enemy. In La Batalla de Puebla del Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s enemy were the French invaders, and we won. It was a victory for freedom and a defeat of tyranny, which many forget also had ties to the U.S. Civil War. Cinco de Mayo’s significance evolved over time, but it undoubtedly was kept alive by Chicano nationalists honoring their heritage and celebrating Mexico’s victory over European imperialism, which makes the sight of white people in the States “celebrating” this holiday that much more absurd.
Also, keep submitting links and images of events exploiting Cinco de Mayo. Thanks to Badass Mexicans for the heads up on the Fiesta 5K Ole/Taco Truck Challenge.
5 Things We Can Do to Reclaim Cinco de Mayo
It’s pretty much official. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become the Mexican version of St. Patrick’s Day.
Multinational corporations like Budweiser and Kraft have effectively turned it into a pseudo-ethnic holiday used as another excuse to get drunk and consume. La Batalla de Puebla is hardly mentioned, including by many Mexicans.
Still fresh in our community’s collective memory, however, is a time before corporations even seemed to care about Mexicans and our traditions, and when Cinco de Mayo was a day of community and cultural affirmation. Kids would dress up as China Poblanas and charros, folklórico and Danza Azteca groups would perform, grills would be ablaze, and maybe a parade and car show would entertain families on this day.
Of course, these traditions are still very much alive and being observed every year in our communities — as the photo above from West St. Paul’s Cinco de Mayo event shows. The big difference is that today there are entire events posing as Cinco de Mayo festivals that are actually corporate festivals held to promote products and brands.
Can we take back from multinationals something that has belonged to us for decades?
Can we reclaim Cinco de Mayo as a day that celebrates Mexico’s heroic victory for democracy and freedom over French imperialism in the Batalla de Puebla?
Of course we can!
Here are 5 things we can do to make it happen:
1. Support events hosted by and for the benefit of local non-profits and community-based organizations.
2. Don’t go to corporate Cinco de Mayo events. No matter how much free shit they give away.
3. Remind white people Cinco de Mayo celebrates the killing of white people!
4. Know the history of Cinco de Mayo and La Batalla de Puebla.
5. Promote Mexico making Cinco de Mayo a national holiday, removing the silly claim that it’s only celebrated in the US.
Photo: A dancer marches in the Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday, May 4, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Credit: MPR, Nikki Tundel.
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"One word spreading through Bundy supporters and his armed guards is that what the federal government is doing to Bundy is exactly what they did to native Americans.
"They are literally treating western United States citizens, ranchers, rural folks like this- are the modern day Indians. We’re being driven off of our lands. We’re being forced into reservations known as cities," Justin Giles, an Oathkeeper from Alaska, said.
The local Paiute Indians were forced into reservations by federal troops in 1875. Two years prior, the tribe was promised the same land Cliven Bundy now grows his melons ,and until recently, grazed his cattle.”
Ha. How long do you think it would take before National Guard tanks came rolling in if these people were anything but white right-wingers? Imagine a bunch of brown people waving guns around and talking about ancestral rights like that? Imagine 1967. Imagine 1973. Imagine basically all of U.S. history!
adelantecorazon asked: I read on one of the asks about language resources. I was wondering about websites or resources where to learn the Nahualt language since I found out my Great-Grandmother spoke nothing but that language. Any ideas?
But I mostly just look through the ‘Nahuatl’ tag, it has a lot of useful tips on pronunciation and such. My father knows the language better than me though so I usually get some help from him, mostly because sometimes the words are not spelled correctly and that can make all the difference. - mod M
*If you go in the Nahuatl tag, you have to know a decent amount of Spanish because it’s mainly Spanish to Nahuatl.
badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista said: there is also the English-Nahuatl dictionary online run by AULEX org but its in Spanish. also try this mexica.ohui.net
I know a university course like this is very expensive but maybe someone out there is interested. Financial aid is available according to the website. The professor John Sullivan has previously taught an online course through the University of New Mexico Chicana & Chicano Studies Program as recently as Spring 2013. There may be other opportunities out there in the future so keep an eye out. If nothing else, there is a short list of course materials after the jump. IDIEZ seems like a very cool organization as well. Here’s the info for the class:
Intensive Nahuatl Language Summer 2014 at Yale University
The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at Yale University, in partnership with IDIEZ (the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas, Mexico) offer the opportunity to study Classical and Modern Nahuatl at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in a summer intensive course that will be held at Yale in Summer 2014.
Dates of Course: June 23 – August 1, 2014.
What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.
Coco Fusco on her Amerindians
piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via tofunkey
Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest
Cuban-American Barb Mayo describes a tanda like this: “It’s like a no-interest loan with your friends.” Mayo had never heard of tandas growing up, and it wasn’t until she started working in sales for a cable company in Southern California that she was introduced to the concept.
Here’s an example of how a tanda works: Ten friends, family or co-workers get together, and each agrees to give $100 every two weeks to the group’s organizer. One person ends up with the whole pot at the end of the month: $2,000. This goes on for 10 months until everyone gets the pot.
Read more on NPR’s Code Switch
Oh no, the gringos know about the tandas.
What Star Wars' Casting of Adam Driver Says About Hollywood
For once, a casting announcement for an iconic film has been met with little objection. Late Wednesday afternoon, Hollywood trade publications reported that Adam Driver would likely play a key role as the villain in the new Star Wars trilogy. If Driver ends up with the part, this is good news for all. Driver is a terrific actor, and it bodes well for the upcoming trilogy that the producers have chosen someone whose strength lies in his abilities, not in conventional good looks.
Obviously, it is also a big deal for Driver himself, as it marks a huge leap forward in his career. Two years ago, nobody knew his name, but after breaking out in Girls and securing small but memorable roles in prestigious fare like Lincoln and Inside Llewyn Davis, he is now on a more secure path to movie stardom.
But one question remains: Why is it that the first actor from Girls to break through to success in the movies is a man?
Read more. [Image: Evan Agostini/AP]
It’s a trap! First this article pretends to be about Star Wars to get us to read about the television show Girls; then it carelessly spews a bunch of thermal exhaust about Latinos in the entertainment industry while trying to say something, anything, about gender. Let’s take it apart.
Another place where television trumps film in reflecting modern America is its use of Latino characters.
So true. Latinos characters are extremely useful once you get the hang of them. White actors are quite adept at playing them nowadays. You know, because practice makes perfect. It would be a shame if someone diluted that perfection.
A portion of anti-immigration advocates fear the dilution of American culture due to the influence of Mexican immigrants, but on television, no one seems to mind.
In real life racists have a deep seated fear of brown people and miss the old-timey white America they made up in their heads. On TV they get to see that fantasy. Magical! If you feel a little awkward about that, just remember it’s all the fault of of Mexican immigrants acting all suave and influential. Never mind about those
blatant bland racists anti-immigration advocates. Hey look, boobs!
On the networks, Modern Family features a prominent Latina (Sofia Vergara), while Eva Longoria, of Mexican descent, anchored Desperate Housewives for years.
T and A. Diversity.
Flip on over to cable and check out The Bridge for a more serious, nuanced Latino character.
2012 Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir? Forget that guy, what about George Lopez?
George Lopez has been around seemingly forever and has a new show on FX premiering next month.
Forever has never felt so long. What were we talking about?
But where are the Latino movie stars? Sure, we’ve got Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Antonio Banderas, but they are all of Spanish descent, not Mexican, which makes a difference when we’re discussing immigration issues.
And when are we not discussing immigration? We can’t stop talking about it. Just look what happened to Spain. It used to be European, now everyone there is of Spanish descent. If only Spain had gone Mexican, that would have solved this problem. Maybe we can get one of those Puerto Rican or Colombian Mexicans to star in a film someday.
If you are looking for a Mexican-American movie star, the best you can do are Salma Hayek, Diego Luna, or Danny Trejo, none of who have the star power to helm a big-budget studio movie.
Do you work here? It just seems like someone writing about the entertainment industry should know their way around Variety slanguage. Ehem. Salma Hayek was the top liner (star) of Frida. Danny Trejo was the top liner (star) of both Machete, and Machete Kills. Diego Luna helmed (directed) the upcoming Cesar Chavez. But never mind that, you were looking for Mexican-Americans and you found one naturalized American citizen, one Mexican citizen, and a bonus bad-ass Chicano. You could work for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office.
Many talented Latino film actors out there, like the versatile and charismatic Michael Pena, have inexplicably never broken through to the mainstream (although next month’s Cesar Chavez will hopefully change that in Pena’s case).
Inexplicable—the first word that come to mind when I think of Michael Pena’s career—when it comes to mind. Wait, isn’t Rosario Dawson playing Dolores Huerta in that movie?
On issues of gender equality, both film and television are making progress.
Who cares (apparently). Let’s just watch this trailer for Cesar Chavez!