i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because:
- i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live
- most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person
- im not a pissbaby
my white friends that have reblogged this give me life
Go and see it. Bring your white friends
bring ur most problematic white friends and stare uncomfortably into their eyes when something applies to them and smile like u know something they don’t.
For extra effect lean in and whisper to them “that’s you”
No seriously you are not being invasive you should actually purposefully go see this movie if you are white it’s called ‘Dear White People’ for a reason
Get at us.
Relegating women to a second-class surface, while simultaneously ensuring that men will play on premier grass fields for years to come, degrades the women’s game and all involved with it.Soccer players to FIFA: Artificial World Cup turf is “discriminatory” against women (via theweekmagazine)
People today don’t even know who Jesse Owens was. They don’t have no idea what happened in 1936 [at the Olympics in Berlin]. That’s what’s scary, because our history is being lost. The world should recognize how Owens transcended race. His life was so remarkable. And he came up during the time of no drugs, no steroids, none of that, yet his record [winning four gold medals in track and field in a single Olympics] stood all the way till Carl Lewis [who matched the performance at the 1984 Games]. He really put the U.S. in the forefront of the world for taking down the German empire. It’s funny, because when he got back to the United States after winning those four gold medals, there was a ticker-tape parade to the Waldorf-Astoria—and would you believe, they wouldn’t let him in the front door? He had to go in the service elevator. It’s very epic, very beautiful to play him and introduce him to a new generation.
Anthony Mackie, in an interview with Interview Magazine
The rest of the interview focuses more on Mackie’s role as Tupac Shakur in the upcoming Notorious, but his comments on Jesse Owens are spot-on. You can learn more about Owens and why he’s so important at the website run by the Jesse Owens Trust.
(We know more about white criminals than black heroes.)
To me one of the most important things about Jesse Owens will be the ways that he couldn’t transcend race. Because we learn as much from how he was treated after the Olympics as from what he did there.