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Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All…
smh….this division is not how we accomplish equality. it’s not. what about the mixed folks hmm? so they don’t exist? they don’t have feelings either? i hey you, just turn off your white side and be black so we can talk real …
Why do you have more of a problem with me pointing this out than the atrocities being committed against People of Color… what the fuck is wrong with you?
No one wants equality, we want justice.. Equality would be if People of Color did all of these things to white people… Justice would be you recognizing that this “division” is our reality and it isn’t something we created and recognizing the REALITY of this division doesn’t further divide us, it brings understanding and so we can try to fix this. You do know that this same “division” (portrayal of reality) was portrayed in the civil rights movement, don’t you? You know what that brought about, right? Read something?
And explain to me on what planet this erases mixed people.. If you’re half white half PoC you would probably be really fuckin aware of these differences and the way they affect PoC versus white people because you can see the difference in the way your parents are treated… What does that even mean?
And also, some people in the fucking links are mixed
Don’t comment on my post if you aren’t even going to read it. What’s wrong with you?
Dirty Squatter: Stephanie Bottrill Blamed The Government For Her Suicide And So Should The Rest Of Us
When a stock-broker throws themselves out of a window due to financial pressures it is presumed – by the right wing press at least, if not the rest of us – to be a tragedy.
Yet when the same events occur in the lives of someone not just working class, but on benefits,…
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SUICIDE
Also, here’s a link describing what “bedroom tax” is for those of us not in the know: http://www.bromfordgroup.co.uk/welfare-reform/bedroom-tax/
Listen, I know tumblr only cares about American news, but this is really fucking tragic, and if this doesn’t get an coverage I will be incredibly angry.
The conservative’s bedroom tax has actually led to a woman taking her own life. Let me repeat that for you; a peice of government legislation had had such a detrimental impact on someone’s life that they wrote letters, packed up their things, and walked into the M4 in front of a lorry. The bedroom tax has only be in place for the last 5 weeks.
For those of you that don’t know, the bedroom tax isn’t technically a tax; if you’re living in a rented property, and have an extra bedroom, you’ll have to pay a certain amount of money back to the government. Children under the age of 12 are expected to share with all their siblings, children under 16 are expected to share with their siblings of the same gender. The government placed no limits on how many children could be expected to share a room. It would have saved the government £490 million a year; the UK loses £5.2 Billion a year in tax evasion alone. [citation]
Stephanie Botrill, from Solihull, had lived in her house for 18 years, and her two children had, relatively recently moved into their own properties, one of them within the last year. She previously paid a rent of £320 a month, and bedroom tax would have meant she paid £400; she was having to starve herself to afford this. Let me reiterate that for you; a woman was having to go without food because of a cruel tory policy. The house the council offered her was nowhere near where she currently lived, and 30 minutes walk from the nearest bus station; she would have been nowhere near her family and friends. To make matters worse, the council said she’d have to pay for any damage to the house, which would have exceeded the £2000 she was given to move house.
Stephanie had been saying since the policy came in how she couldn’t cope. She even went to the GP, but only got sleeping pills. In the end, it all got too much, and she wrote letters to her children, grandson, friends, and neighbors and walked into the M4, dying instantly.
The Sunday People has photos of the letters, but I won’t post them because they broke my heart, but if you want to see them, they’re here
As well as this, her family was struggling to pay for her funeral, so the Sunday People contributed. We live in a country where we can pay £10 million pounds for the funeral of a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, but someone’s grandmother kills herself because she can’t afford to live in the house she’d lived in for 18 years. I hope everyone feels thoroughly disgusted.
The worst thing is, Stephanie’s story has a more extreme ending, but it’s fairly typical of a bedroom tax victim case. Although the tory’s policies targeted towards those on benefits claim to help to push people into work, and end a ‘something for nothing’ benefits system (and the whole thing reeks of deserving and undeserving poor) this is not the case at all.
Take a guess at what percentage of the people receiving benefit in the UK are unemployed. Guess. I was way, way out. The actual breakdown is this 42.3% elderly, 20.8% low income, 18.4% families, 15.5% sick/disabled, 2.6% unemployed. Only 2.6% of those on benefits in this country are unemployed.
In addition to this, the people most likely to have spare bedrooms are older people, who’s children have left home. They are not people living off the tax payer, whatever that means, they are people who have lived their lives in cheap rental property who’s children have left home, and so rely on their friends, like my Nana does, for company. And David Cameron and his tory cronies want to move these people away from their communities, their friends, the brick and mortar they’ve made their home, because they have the cheek to have a couple of spare bedrooms.
I hope you’re angry, because I’m really fucking angry.
You know who has got spare bedrooms? David Cameron, who got lucky enough to be born to a millionaire and the daughter of a Baronet, and his wife Samantha who’s father is also a Baronet. His personal wealth has been estimated at £30 million, inherited from off-shore tax havens. Like I said earlier, the UK loses £5.2 Billion a year from men like Cameron. To misquote Obama, Cameron’s not the solution, he’s the problem.
Meanwhile, more people like Stephanie Botrill, hounded from the home she’d raised her children in, and the community where all her friends live, will probably walk in front of lorries.
To cut a long story short, if you even think about voting Tory in 2015, I hope you think about Stephanie Botrill, and I hope you never sleep again.
Choose your own adventure!
Where’s the newspaper for people whose parents weren’t actually affected by her at all in any way shape or form?
Omg your parents are from space? Fair play if your family weren’t affected by her at all, they’re a lucky minority/unlucky minority depending on their place on the ladder.
I think the jobs they were doing and where they lived at the time meant that they weren’t especially benefiting from or facing problems due to her policies. Nothing that happened during her time as PM made them think “Woohoo, that’ll help us” or “fuck we’re so screwed.”
Fair. My family got it bad, really bad. Still reeling from it.
(Freshly typed. I’m not a professional, but I think I caught everything. Um… no idea how to parse the sentence, but whatever.)
Woman: Uh, everything about our nation and god and everything.
Man: Uh, huh.
Woman: I just want to know, how much do you love your country?
Man: What is your nationality?
Woman: I’m confused.
Man: About your heritage.
Woman: so what is my nationality, what colour are all y’all?
Man: Alright. Let me explain. Let me help you out. Let me help you understand.
Woman: defend it, I love all of you.
Man: At one time, Jewish people lived in Germany, you understand that right ?
Woman: I’m German as well.
Man: I know, that is why I asked you what is your nationality. At one time Jewish people lived in Germany, didn’t they?
Woman: Did they?
Man: And during WW1 they fought for Germany, they loved Germany. Until one day Adolf Hitler begins to exterminate them and then they turned on their country and went for a land of their own.
Well, this is what you have to understand: we have served this stinking country. There is nobody more patriotic than Black people. We are the people that die in your wars, build your cities, and raise your children and bleed in your all of your wars and reap none of the benefits.
There is nobody more patriotic than us. There is nobody that served America more than us, until one day we found out that this is the land of our oppressor, this is not our homeland. So we decided to go found our own land. So we decided to go find the land of our ancestors, just like the Jewish people did in Germany.
Know what the, the problem with white people is? You don’t respect anybody’s humanity except for your own. You don’t respect anybody’s pain, except for your own.
You expect Jewish people to hate Hitler and hate the Nazis, but you can’t understand why we should hate you. You can’t understand that because you’re not human. And you’re cruel. And you’re selfish. And if you had any love and compassion in your heart, you would know how much you deserve to be hated. If you had any love in your heart.
You white people are merciless. And you hate to look at anybody as a human being.
How dare you ask us: “have you loved America?”!? [background woman crying, ‘you’re horrible’] We have loved you for forever. And you have always hated us.
We have loved you consistently for 400 hundred years. We prayed to that white Jesus. And we saluted your flags. And we died in your militaries. And you beat us like dogs.
How dare you ask us, “Have we loved you?”!?
I have a question for you. When in the hell have you loved anybody but yourself? [woman crying and pointing, saying ‘you’re horrible’]
Give me Ezekial 35 (? Not sure what is said here)
I’m looking at you square in your eyes and tell you this:
That you are completely cruel. And you know why your heart is broke? Because I’m telling you the truth for the first time in your life.
Your whole life you thought that you’ve been compassionate and caring, but meanwhile, you know what you are? Just another white girl standing on stolen ground, [background, ‘what? what?’] reaping the benefits of bloody fathers.
Woman: You’re horrible.
Man: That is what you are. Even though you think you’re so liberal and so kind. All you are is another child benefiting off the murder of your father. That is who you reall are. And you should face it. And you should fall on your knees and beg repentance, for your evil, cruel, corrupt selfish life. That you’ve lived here on the bones of the North American Indian, on the bones of the slaves, on the bones of the Puerto Ricans, on the bones of the Mexicans, on the bones of all the poor people. That your father murdered so that you could go to college. And so that you could get drunk and high, and have a good time.
Your father had to murder for that privilege. You understand that, don’t you? Your father had to kill. Your grandfather had to steal. So that you could live like Pamela Anderson [background woman crying, ‘you’re horrible’] in America.
Give me Ezekial 45. That is the truth. I’m sorry. I’m showing you love! That’s love. I’m telling you the truth. Ain’t that real love?
[Woman sobbing. Cuts to music video]
someone was asking for a transciption again…
note that her reaction to his words is to yell and cry that he is horrible
she’s not crying because he’s talking about the pain of PoC in this country
and the atrocities and lives destroyed and lost
she’s crying for herself
he went IN
This is so powerful. Everyone should watch this.
So, Pope Francis supports Argentinian claims to Las Malvinas (The Falklands), despite the fact the people living there don’t want to be Argentine.
The GOP thinks the President can’t regulate guns because he doesn’t shoot. This from the same men who try to regulate women’s vaginas.
*Not only women have vaginas, and not all people with vaginas are women, but NONE of the men trying to legislate vaginas are in possession of one.
A lot of conservative family members of mine who are anti-choice and ridiculously pro-gun keep saying “Most people who are for taking our guns away don’t even HAVE guns.”
And I’m just sitting here like:
“Gee, I have NO IDEA what that must feel like for you.”
Subject: THIS IMAGE SHOULD BE SEEN IN THE WHOLE WORLD
While magazines and TV chains report about the lives and love affairs of movie actors and actresses, football players and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe heard the worst news of his entire life:
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 400 000 hectares of the forest.
More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive.
The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.”
There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
If this enrages you, I urge and implore you to forward this message to all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Thank you in the name of life, nature and biodiversity.
©Hans van Raam
Happy Inauguration Day, y’all.
Friendly daily reminder that Obama exists <3
Really? Ireland is in Europe? I had NO IDEA. I coulda sworn it was part of the U.K and their monetary system was the Pound. Not Euro.
I fear for the future of this planet.
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
Are you fucking kidding me? get of the internet and go read a book you scrub.
This is the best. I love this. HAHAHAHAHA
Jesus fucking Christ.
…and another post to lift the spirit!
Please send them to Europe, I’m pretty sure the Irish might have a thing or two to say about “being part of the UK”. Everything in this post is wrong, I’m almost impressed.