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19

Apr

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Wood (X)

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16

Apr

sourcedumal:

meisterj:

Remember when Disney was all like ‘fuck how races work and homogeneous casts and couples’?

Black and white couple produce fillipino-american child. White dude is the valet. White step mother, one white step sister, one black step sister. Just a jumble, and it ought to happen again.

Some facts from imdb:

First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.

So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible. 

That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.

This is the truest color blind casting I have ever seen.

And this is the best Disney Princess movie ever

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Painting by Elizabeth Colomba. French artist of Caribbean descent.
"Colomba’s work is born through collision and reconciliation. Her paintings depict ‘traditional’ historical and literary subjects as Black, enabling the artist to challenge our inherited perceptual modes of socio-political.
She generates a space for her subjects to inhabit the re-writing of their history, a history that honors their presence and place in and through culture and time.”- Artodyssey

Painting by Elizabeth Colomba. French artist of Caribbean descent.

"Colomba’s work is born through collision and reconciliation. Her paintings depict ‘traditional’ historical and literary subjects as Black, enabling the artist to challenge our inherited perceptual modes of socio-political.

She generates a space for her subjects to inhabit the re-writing of their history, a history that honors their presence and place in and through culture and time.”- Artodyssey

07

Apr

Peonies and peacocks.

Peonies and peacocks.

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Ballerinas.

Ballerinas.

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04

Apr

Spring is here.

Spring is here.

daisydandelions:

Eliisa Raats ph. by Perla Mareek for Fine Taste Magazine Summer 2011

daisydandelions:

Eliisa Raats ph. by Perla Mareek for Fine Taste Magazine Summer 2011

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Christian Dior.

Christian Dior.

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Le chic Parisien.

Le chic Parisien.

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02

Apr

Le Palais de Versailles.

Le Palais de Versailles.

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♔ Queen.

♔ Queen.

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