When i was in second grade 9/11 happened. I am American arab, my first language is Arabic.
On 9/11 I stayed home from school because I was very sick. I was with my family, we were all horrified by what was happening on the TV. We were praying for those people that were in…
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
People have been saying that I am an anti-black just cause I don’t take down Kim Wonjung x Zo Sunhi photo from the blog. I am not a racist, I never am. I am not saying black-face is OK. I believe what Sunhi was trying to capture is that no matter what your skin color is, you’re still beautiful….
너는 바보이다. This is bullshit, all bullshit.
If you were genuinely sorry about posting that picture, you’d acknowledge why it’s wrong and then would have removed it promptly.
It’s obvious you either don’t understand what the problem is, or you do and you’re way too arrogant to just admit your fault in posting it and remove the picture. Whatever the photographer’s intentions were (which I do not for a second think they’re as stupidly innocent as you make them sound) are completely irrelevant, as this kind of masquerading as a Black person has been a derogatory act throughout time and is in no way or form even remotely acceptable.
Another skin color is not an accessory to wear for a photoshoot. Black identity is not a product and shouldn’t be advertised as so, especially not under the sheer veil of ~*~all colors are beautiful~*~. You can take that rouse and shove it.
People are angry because it’s blatantly insulting. There’s people approaching you and telling you it’s not okay and attempting to educate you on the problem and yet you refuse to take action. It would’ve been as simple as acknowledging the problem and promising to take actions to not post such garbage again, yet you refuse.
A non-Black model painted / had their face painted Black.
That. is. Blackface.
This is not a difficult fucking concept.