Apologists by isms: COMING SOON
I’ve seen some cartoon illustrations of Mandela in heaven with god. Funny thing though, god is depicted as a white man in every one of them. Even the cartoons from the black artists.
This is inculcated white supremacy. Our beliefs and thought processes are molded by it, down to the depiction of deities and in matters of death. It’s quite something for everyone to depict the supreme being as a white man. How does everyone fall in line, lock and step with the same imagery? If you believe in a higher power or a creator, then god is something you hold in the highest regard. If the depiction of the deity that you worship and hold in the highest regard looks like an old white man, then what are you really saying?
I know this is where some will say that this doesn’t matter, or that god has no color, or that I’m pulling the race card etc. Perhaps, but that really doesn’t address the issue at hand. Anytime I hear those type of rebuttals, the depiction of something or the default is always white. I’m simply supposed to accept it. Meanwhile, I have no doubt that some of the people who make those type of rebuttals lost their minds when Idris Elba played Heimdall in Thor. That really mattered to them, and that was a popcorn flick. If god was depicted as a jet black woman with an afro, we wouldn’t hear arguments of it not mattering. And if it didn’t matter, then they wouldn’t have a problem with not making god look like Dumbledore from Harry Potter.
Just some thoughts. You’re free to disagree with me of course. Just don’t message me about it. I don’t care.
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
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It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
Oh look I’m reblogging this again.
We are fucking broke
you see, last year i talked about the pains of learning Spanish and how i was pissed at white people for speaking it better than i can. look at this fucking article. it specifically target LATINA/O/X STUDENTS, not white people.
so yeah, maybe Califas doesn’t currently have this in law, but it had a history of being implemented here that my OWN PARENTS EXPERIENCED, that my grandmother experienced, that shit is generational okay. i feel it, and i feel doubly-ashamed for still not being able to speak Spanish w/o a fucking gring@s accent.
just. ugh. fuck everything.
What a piece of shit.
jaimie foxx wears a trayvon martin shirt to the BET awards.
macklemore mentions trayvon martin during his acceptance speech at the AMA awards.
the message: PoC are racist crybabies until a white knight notices the issue and plays champion.
1: “Stocks now at record highs (DOW over 16,000) but where is the money??????”
2: “Stocks at record highs but almost half of the schools in my city of Pittsburgh and across the state in Philly are closed by budget cuts???”
3: “Stocks at record highs but students in our city schools in PA are reading 3 students to one book????”
4: “Stocks at record highs but we’re cutting food stamps to MILLIONS of at risk children????”
5: “Stocks at record highs but black poverty is at 27%, Latin@ 27%, Hmong 26%, Bangladeshi 20%, Native American 25%???”
6: “Stocks at record highs but Republicans continue to demonize poor people and POC CONSTANTLY since we are “going bankrupt”???”
7: “CLEARLY we must have no money in this country for education, healthcare or public assistance even as JP Morgan rakes in $21.3 bln profits”
8: “Wake up America. Stocks at record highs but where do YOU and poor communities of color in particular stand??????”)
George Zimmerman was arrested today for “felony aggravated assault with a weapon, misdemeanor battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief.”
Let me be REALLY clear here: I am white, and I am a woman. I am not, in any way, shape, or form, saying that domestic violence isn’t a massive fucking problem. I am not saying that Samantha Scheibe wasn’t absolutely right to fear for her life, call the police, and press charges. I am 100% on Samantha Scheibe’s side—but the point I am making is not about her.
This is a man who, as I’m sure you can all *recite* by now, saw a black teenage boy named Trayvon Martin walking down the street, at which point Zimmerman followed Martin in his car, called the police, stopped his car and got out, taking his loaded gun with him, to follow Martin, and shot him to death. Martin was walking home from the store with Skittles and an iced tea.
Shot him to death. Police couldn’t give a shit. They let him go. You all know the rest of the disgusting story, racist story.
The guy points a gun at a white woman? He’s arrested, booked, and held without bail.
C’mon, FOX News, hold another fundraiser for the guy’s legal expenses!
I DARE YOU.
This articulates EVERYTHING I have been feeling about this. The issue here isn’t that this white woman called the police because she feared for her life - that is legitimate and the police acted appropriately. The issue is that the police did not act appropriately the last time this violent aggressor harmed someone. The issue isn’t that the police picked him up in less than 44 minutes, it’s that for Trayvon they didn’t bother to arrest this asshole for 44 days.