Colonialism is a twisted relationship.
"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
This is a perfect way of illustrating how colonialisation works, it it’s brutal and intimate. It’s degrading.
9:04 pm • 17 April 2014 •
It’s too early to play the race card in Catalina Clouser vs. Shanesha Taylor.
The teen mom whose baby flew off the roof of the car got probation.This is an unpopular opinion but, (brace yourself) I think the judge made the right call.
Two years ago, Catalina Clouser (then 19-years-old) was driving home from a friend’s house and left her 2-month-old baby on the roof of her car. Twelve miles later, she realized the baby wasn’t in the car, having flown off the roof landing in the middle of the highway. The baby was safe and sound in the carrier, and now Catalina has been sentenced to 16 years of probation. (x)
I’ve seen a picture going around comparing this case to Shanesha Taylor’s, the homeless mother who left her children in a car while she went on a job interview, and we need to address it.
7:56 pm • 16 April 2014 •
Today in gay white racists: Rape & “high tops.”
Racism is a really broad subject and there are so many ways to be a racist. Today, we’re gonna swing from one extreme to the other, from a little Grindr flirtation I saw on Facebook to the Canadian tourist who got raped in Philadelphia.
Let’s start here:
1:42 pm • 13 April 2014 •
Nancy Pelosi threw the race card into the immigration discussion.
"I think race has something to do with the fact that [Republicans are] not bringing up an immigration bill. I’ve heard them say to the Irish, ‘If it were just you, this would be easy.’"
Old white ladies spilling all the truth tea is the kind of America I want to live in.
3:20 pm • 12 April 2014 •
GA officers pulled a gun on an 11-year-old building a treehouse.
Omari Grant and his friends were attempting to build a treehouse when a neighbor called the cops. The police then pulled guns on the kids and forced them face down on the ground.
And I absolutely believe every word of this story because A) Cops ain’t shit and B) Black boys are never seen as innocent little children in this country
2:01 pm • 7 April 2014 •
Top Stories: March 30 - April 5
New Yorkers are making too big a deal about a little mouse in Dominique Ansel’s bakery. [GO]
People are making too big a deal about a (probably contrived) flirtation between James Franco and a young chick. [GO]
The real person coming out of Nicki Minaj is pretty awesome. [GO]
The real issues behind transphobia on RuPaul’s Drag Race from Carmen Carerra and Monica Beverly Hillz is the most important side of the story. [GO]
4:00 pm • 6 April 2014 •
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Top Stories: March 23 - 29
Shape magazine put Naomi Campbell on the cover, but they made her beige. [GO]
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin broke up, but Beyonce is really what matters here. [GO]
Oil spills happen regularly in the US, but we still refuse to reduce our independence on fossil fuels. [GO]
4:01 pm • 30 March 2014 •