it's really just stuff. in the tradition of stuff.

 

seriousjones:

friendly reminder that the cultural narrative of luigi being a coward is a myth manufactured by the mainstream media. luigi is very brave and can in fact jump higher than his deified, overexposed brother

windows98:

justskippingalong:

THE FADE TO BLACK OH MY GOD I LITERALLY CAN’T BREATHE RIGHT NOW

WHAT

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afro-khaleesi:

faineemae:

faineemae:

they aren’t even trying anymore, are they

WELL THIS EXPLAINS IT(x)

50 shades of white

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

whitepeoplestealingculture:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

trebled-negrita-princess:

aimalyn:

trebled-negrita-princess:

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.

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”!!!!

christel-thoughts:

drtessarosetorres:

micdotcom:

The favorite food of every U.S. state, according to Twitter 

Grits, tho, yaaaass

Sometimes I wish Hollywood (because you just know it’s them and the wannabes) would float off into the Pacific and just shut the hell up….caviar? Really?

christel-thoughts:

drtessarosetorres:

micdotcom:

The favorite food of every U.S. state, according to Twitter 

Grits, tho, yaaaass

Sometimes I wish Hollywood (because you just know it’s them and the wannabes) would float off into the Pacific and just shut the hell up….caviar? Really?

dogparkmayor:

Steal His Look: Chief of Ferguson Police Department

Cashmere racist suede white t-shirt - 462.56$

Versace Limited Edition pig mask - 612.40$

All-purpose steel garbage can - 14.99$

A Seattle sign language interpreter wants to end police brutality against the deaf

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