Watching Russell Brand make fun of Fox News and ultra-conservatives is one of the best things ever
a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down
IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language
IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices.
The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/
the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
"I find beauty in all things authentic, pure, and eternal.
And so I value honesty, I value holiness, and I value the soul."
Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Nasu
Nasu, Tochigi, Japan
Because most architects are liberals. They are all ethical, polite and respectful, which is important to allow freedom of thought and expression, but they rarely engage in serious arguments, especially not when it’s on a personal level… There is like an unspoken honour code about this. I’m definitely far more to the left than liberalism and I’m not the only one, but there are also conservatives trying to fit in like this guy…
I replied to him in the nicest way possible… trying to educate him instead of just bashing him… I would have responded to him in a sharp tone if it was in person and not on Facebook. It’s really difficult for me to contain my emotions, especially when I deeply care about the subject, but I think shutting ignorant people down will just push them into a more closed minded existence, which defeats the purpose. I could be wrong, but I try my best not to engage in discussions with people I don’t respect intellectually. It’s just really exhausting getting into arguments with ignorant people who only view the world from one perspective and don’t have much knowledge. I think that people who know something are usually the ones who know that they don’t know much and he is not one of them.
"I lose myself in music because I can’t be bothered explaining what I feel to anyone else around me."