He told me he wanted to be a “soccer star,” but wouldn’t say much else, probably because his teammates were hovering around him. But later on, when I asked the coach who the strongest player was, he pointed out this boy. “We made him captain,” the coach explained, “Because he takes it the most seriously. If we lose, he won’t talk for the rest of the day. He always shows up early to practice. If we’re not around, he organizes the team and has them ready when we arrive. And if anyone loses their temper during the game, he’ll reprimand them and tell them to just focus on winning.”
(Juba, South Sudan)
In regards to my unsavory work experience today, I have a lot of this in my inbox:White People: PEOPLE HAVENT USED BLACKFACE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS!!!1!1!1 You are exaggerating!Stop making something out of nothing!
And so on…
Oh, really? I think you need both a history lesson, and some quick look at some of your relatives FB accounts.
We are not a costume. Cultures are not a costume.
Making a mockery of cultures is racist.
Blackface is racist no matter how you slice it.
And if you think otherwise, then it is simple, you are also racist.
Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are a pretty great couple.
Shades of Swagger # 86 | Undercover, Man in Niger. Photo by Georg Gerster for National Geographic, 1979