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Look at this guy! I just want to HALO-drop him into small-minded communities and get him to walk around their little streets until they grow up. I want to send him into secondary schools to give talks on something else entirely, and never mention the shirt.
I think I love everything about this photo.
I don’t know who you are, good sir, but we should be friends.

Reblogged from classyskuntank

Look at this guy! I just want to HALO-drop him into small-minded communities and get him to walk around their little streets until they grow up. I want to send him into secondary schools to give talks on something else entirely, and never mention the shirt.

I think I love everything about this photo.

I don’t know who you are, good sir, but we should be friends.

(Source: oliveracedavis)

"I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since."

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an-tiarna-na-fainne:

5anddime:

cradily:

"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about

This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).

34 notes is nowhere near enough. Spread this shit like fucking wild fire, because this shit needs to be heard.

LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR

VIVA AN GAEILGE

I don’t disagree with the historical facts, or the outrages of empire that were committed on our people, but I do disagree that we need to speak Irish to be fully Irish people.The idea that I’m “letting the British win” just because I speak English all the time is preposterous. I’m inside my head and I know what I’m thinking.

I have an interest in the Irish language, but only as an academic attempt to learn more about my heritage. In fact, I run a blog to help Americans pick their way through it, in case you thought I was anti-Irish.

I regard myself as fully Irish and I don’t speak Irish that much. I certainly don’t speak it to communicate what I’m thinking, in the way that we all use English.

Unless we start using it for regular communication instead of using it as a politicised hobby, it’s going to be stone dead within a single generation of the government pulling out its funding.

Reblogged from punsandwhining

It’s amazing what you can get if you

are Meryl Streep and you want something.

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"If you can tell the difference between a war and a massacre, you have no moral basis to condemn “both sides equally”"

solo1y

You think that's bad?
How about this:

You think that's bad?

How about this:

Hollywood Whitewashing

Reblogged from nootau

nootau:

postsatire:

nootau:

You’ve got a real false equivalency problem here. For every black actor that plays an originally white role, you’ll probably have ten roles that have been whitewashed.

That might be true, but only if you dig very far into the history of cinema. Almost everyone in the world reacts with horror at Mickey Rourke’s racist turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. More contemporary movies were chosen for that reason.

Nobody says racebending doesn’t happen and therefore whitewashing isn’t an issue. Whitewashing is still an issue because it is racist. 

It might be, but any grand theory of whitewashing has to take account of the fact that the reverse happens, all the time, in blockbuster movies. Or it’s not describing reality, it’s describing a victim complex.

Whitewashing is a real problem and a few instances of racebending doesn’t suddenly negate all the whitewashing that has and continues to be done. And you obviously don’t look very hard because then you’d know how much shit non-white actors get when they play characters that were originally white.

Is it anything like the shit white actors get when they play characters that were originally non-white? Because if it’s about the same, then… you see the point, right?

Also, you’re characterising this as “a few instances of racebending” without any giving any reason why anyone should believe that to be true.

What point are you trying to make? Last I checked, white actors who are in whitewashed roles don’t get racist slurs and death threats hurled at them like non-white actors do when playing a racebent character. When I say a few instances of racebending, I’m talking about the OP’s post. The sheer enormity of whitewashing that has and still is going on isn’t negated by the examples he provided. 

No one ever said that traditionally non-white roles are not sometimes given to white people. The problem is the dismissal and erasure of when the reverse happens, which it does, quite often. And that’s OK.

If you’re going to go to the bother of putting together an ideology and give it a fancy name like “whitewashing”, it must, at least in a modern context, take account of the fact that the opposite happens, quite often, in blockbuster movies (which is important to avoid the “this only happens in small productions that no one sees” bullshit) to little or no remark in mainstream media. Otherwise you’re describing a victim complex (informed by a rather striking series of confirmation biases).

(Source: solo1y)

That right brain looks completely useless. How do we kill it off permanently?

That right brain looks completely useless. How do we kill it off permanently?

Hollywood Whitewashing

Reblogged from nootau

nootau:

solo1y:

"Hollywood Whitewashing" is a term given by race studies people to the Hollywood practice of handing ethnic roles to white people. Instead of following the money, conclusions are drawn about how Hollywood movies project an image of white supremacy.

25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed is a good example of the sort of internet article you can expect on this. It’s almost a textbook case of cherry-picking, which would be fair enough were it not for the impassioned conclusions drawn from the one-sided exercise.

The truth, as ever, is that Hollywood will disregard race and follow the money. Consider the following casting choices in various massive movies:

  • Jeffrey Wright played “Felix Leiter” in Quantum of Solace.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan played “Kingpin” in Daredevil.
  • Samuel L. Jackson played “Nick Fury” in The Avengers.
  • Morgan Freeman played “Red” in The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Will Smith played “Robert Neville” in I Am Legend.
  • Billy Dee Williams played “Harvey Dent” in Tim Burton's Batman.
  • Mos Def played “Ford Prefect” in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Laurence Fishburne played “Perry White” in 2013’s Superman.

Each of these roles was clearly a white person in the source material, and each of these movies was a blockbuster hit. Any current theory of Hollywood Whitewashing would have to take account of these examples, only some of many, before it could be considered.

If whitewashing was a real problem, not only would all of the previous casting decisions be unthinkable, but they would generate a ton of hate press. What does it mean for the whitewashing hypothesis if there is mainstream unquestioned acceptance for black people playing obviously white roles?

You’ve got a real false equivalency problem here. For every black actor that plays an originally white role, you’ll probably have ten roles that have been whitewashed.

That might be true, but only if you dig very far into the history of cinema. Almost everyone in the world reacts with horror at Mickey Rourke’s racist turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. More contemporary movies were chosen for that reason.

Nobody says racebending doesn’t happen and therefore whitewashing isn’t an issue. Whitewashing is still an issue because it is racist. 

It might be, but any grand theory of whitewashing has to take account of the fact that the reverse happens, all the time, in blockbuster movies. Or it’s not describing reality, it’s describing a victim complex.

Whitewashing is a real problem and a few instances of racebending doesn’t suddenly negate all the whitewashing that has and continues to be done. And you obviously don’t look very hard because then you’d know how much shit non-white actors get when they play characters that were originally white.

Is it anything like the shit white actors get when they play characters that were originally non-white? Because if it’s about the same, then… you see the point, right?

Also, you’re characterising this as “a few instances of racebending” without any giving any reason why anyone should believe that to be true.

No, thank you, Lorena.

Baby steps.

Reblogged from helvetebrann

No, thank you, Lorena.

Baby steps.

(Source: scarfetsu)

"Happy" is Race-Neutral II

Reblogged from phil-zip

phil-zip:

So, I dunno if you went on a context search on this one, but it turns out this was created from a “white purity” type racist perspective.

Which was pretty much the opposite of how I read it the first time.

That makes my response even more relevant.

(Source: the-porcelain-empress)