I'm the only season that matters so break out the pumpkin spice blunts and shove a pumpkin up your ass it's Autumn.
Caricatures of black people were literally CREATED by white people to justify our mistreatment and oppression. We were portrayed as stupid, aggressive and over sexualized to influence how people perceived all black people. White people weren’t doing blackface and portraying teachers, doctors and lawyers ya’ll. If you’ve never met a black person or don’t regularly interact with black people and the MAJORITY of representations of black people you’ve ever been exposed to are negative….you’re going to believe it’s true. Which is why when I went off to college I had classes with white people who were absolutely SHOCKED that I didn’t fit the stereotypes they saw on television. "Wow! It’s almost like you’re not black!" translates to " I associate blackness with something bad, but you’re black and you’re good!? Wow!"
The same way Nazi propaganda misrepresented Jewish people to justify the Holocaust. We all understand and agree those images were hurtful and damaging, so why is it so hard to see it when those negative images are about black people and POC? If you’re only shown one limited and negative view of a group that doesn’t control the media or the ability to show diverse representations of said group, you’re going to influence how that group is seen. How is this hard to understand?!?!?!? If the media says “all black people are violent oversexed criminals” then people are going to be influenced by that! The Jezebl stereotype was created to justify raping black women because according to the caricature, black women were so sexual that we “couldn’t be raped”. You don’t have to look any further than that cop in Oklahoma who targeted and raped over a dozen black women and the legions of racists justifying his actions all over the damned internet! Hell, maybe if my high school classmates and co-workers hadn’t been so into rape jokes and describing everything from tests to sports games as “getting raped”, I would’ve had the courage to report my rape. This not just my personal opinion. This has been backed up with studies that show media influences how people think.
I don’t talk about these things because I enjoy getting hate mail and being constantly harassed on the internet. It’s tiring. I’m exhausted. I’m sad. I’m hurt by the things being said about me, my character and my family all because I want people to do better. I talk about these things because I want them to change. I want people to be more mindful and help educate themselves and others so that EVERYONE can live happy and successful lives. I want to raise kids and not be afraid that they’re going to be shot in the street because someone assumed they were “thugs”. I don’t think that’s unreasonable. I don’t think asking people to be more conscious about how their “jokes” influence attitudes about marginalized groups of people is unreasonable. Yes, people can create media that says whatever they want, but that doesn’t mean it’s above being critiqued. That doesn’t mean we have to accept everything that’s being thrown at us. The fact that people refuse to understand this shit really hurts my whole heart.
匿名ユーザーの発言:: I am 200 Italian i thinking the post saying we fetish is stupid because i have dark olive skin and i get discrimination because of it. Italian are black not white people
I’d like to take this time to remind everyone that Lee Soo Man is the FOUNDER of SM, not the acting CEO. the douche that’s making this all happening is Kim Young Min.
匿名ユーザーの発言:: WHAT IS THIS EXO SHIT?!?!?!?! I AM AFRAID! I CANNOT HANDLE THIS SHIT. MY HEART IS GOING TO EXPLODE. I AM STILL NOT OVER GALAXY OPPA. THIS. IS. NOT. OKAY.
THIS ISNT ABOUT EXO FUCK EXO THIS IS ABOUT SNSD