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Reblogged from moniquill

moniquill:

uselessmindd108:

After math of a crazy night of man hunt! #warrior 

Depictions like this are hurtful.

Dressing up in redface is hurtful. Wearing ‘war paint’ is hurtful.

Well, you’ve chosen to be hurt by it. Which might not be the same thing at all.

Racism is not in your intent.

Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are.

This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist.

Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history.

Of course it’s about intent! What kind of talk is this? Are you seriously trying to tell me that you’d prefer someone who wore all the “right” clothes but wandered around with hate for Indians in his heart than stupid white people who quite like whatever their image of “an Indian” is but wear stupid makeup? One is a racist and the other is just a moron.

How you feel about it is irrelevant, because you choose to feel however you like. If you’re absolutely determined to be offended by something like this, I’m sure you’ll find a way, and I would never want to take something from you which is so close to your heart, and moreover, I will defend your right to be as offended as you like by anything you want.

And I will also defend the right of stupid white people to make moronic fashion decisions.

(Source: whereyou-invest-yourlove)

More Indian Tattoo Responses

Reblogged from publicineffectual

publicineffectual:

"Your agreement with my opinion determines whether or not I believe your ethnicity" is just about the dumbest thing ever.

Seriously, though, why the hell WOULDNT you get something more interesting tan the standard warbonnet crap? Get something rooted in cherokee or Blackfoot iconography rather than an “original design” that looks like you ripped it from the shitty flash binder of a shittier tattoo parlor?

Well now, if your argument is that it’s unoriginal and really boring, then YES! I can follow that. The problem I had is that it was being dealt with as though it were some grand racist statement from the white man.

Obviously it’s boring and stupid and if you’re going to criticise it (or anything else) it should be on that basis. I forget who said it (it might have been Henry Rollins), but he said that he was done worrying about whether things are “right” or “wrong”. Things are either interesting or not interesting.

Ching Chong Ching Chong Cracker

Reblogged from himteckerjam

himteckerjam:

postsatire:

I have experience of dealing with Native American bloggers, or bloggers who choose to get upset by these things, which is probably more accurate. I made the point that if they got as upset by the horrible conditions on the reservations, the grinding poverty, the high rates of crime and disease, and so on, as they seem to be about skinny white girls wearing feather hats, they would be using their time in a much better way.

By response I got a torrent of vile abuse including death threats into my inbox (which I don’t mind or anything, but it indicates you got nothing) and a bunch of people telling me that I don’t get to tell them how to fight their battles. Missing the obvious?

Check my Native American tag for the whole story.

#native american #ALL YOUR FEATHERS ARE BELONG TO US

The tags for this sob story.

Aint it funny how White people come out of the woodwork to defend the indefensible? Always trying to hide it behind “SJWs” and “Tumblerinas” when they’re actually just a bunch of shitty racists who knew better than to use slurs?

Interesting how that works. These people masquerading as warriors battling Liberalism gone mad often run with MRAs, white nationalists and are just angry that nobody is pulling punches with white people anymore.

1. I’m not defending anything. I’m not defending skinny white girls wearing feather hats. I’m saying an NDN blog’s time would be better spent.

2. I have no problem using slurs. I have no idea what slurs to use with Native Americans, but when I find any, look out! Until then: ching chong ching chong cracker.

3. If you think I’m masquerading as a warrior battling Liberalism gone mad, or if you think I have any truck at all with MRAs, you’re a moron or delusional. Check my blog for yourself and see where I stand on things before jumping to conclusions.

4. It hardly counts as a “sob story” if I couldn’t give a shit what happens. I make it clear in the post that I couldn’t give a shit about all that abuse. I mention it by way of indication that no one had any coherent argument against what I posted. You had no coherent argument either, by the way, you just flailed around like a three-year-old who’s discovered Party Rock for the first time.

5. I don’t know how new you are to the internet, but trust me when I tell you that “all your feathers are belong to us” is a fucking awesome tag and you should feel deep shame about bringing it up at all. I trained for five years in Korea with a level seven tag master to get to where I am with my tagging, so you need to hush now and go back to sleep.

6. Dude did you even read the post? Did you even make it past the tag? Remember - facts and data and information by way of response, OK? Mindless, ill-informed abuse just makes you look angry and petty and stupid.

vishka-koshka:

babushka-nipples:

political-incorrectness:

blackfootbeauty:

racheljsds:

petticoatruler:

racheljsds:

petticoatruler:

racheljsds:

blackfootbeauty:

racheljsds:

💀 #drawing #tattooidea #inked #ideas #tattoo #tattoos #native #warbonnet #blackfoot #cherokee #red #skull

The Cherokee didn’t even wear headdresses, and this genocidal imagery is racist as all fuck, don’t you dare get it tattooed on you, but if you do, keep it the fuck out of the Blackfoot tag, we don’t want to see your ugly racist garbage cluttering our tag. 

If you can’t make your point without swearing then you’re a poor communicator ;)

And what does it say about you that you’re more interested in the fact that blackfootbeauty said “fuck” than the fact that she pointed out this image is racist?
Oh yes, it says that you’re a racist. Congratulations.

Funny you should say I’m a racist when I am 1/4 blackfoot & 1/4 Cherokee. You have know idea why I am getting this tattoo & like I said before “if you can’t make your point without swearing then you’re a poor communicator” so please build a bridge & get over yourself

*leans in close to your ear and whispers* I don’t believe you.
This is a racist image. Why, if you’re Native, would you want to celebrate an image of genocide?
Also, if you want to throw stones on the “poor communication” front… it’s not “know idea”, sweetie.

*sigh* can’t argue with stupid

No you can’t, so this is your last warning: Do not get this as a tattoo, and keep your sorry filthy racist nasty clueless racist self out of the #Blackfoot, #Cherokee, and #Native tags. Those are for us, not racist disgusting trash like you. Find your own culture to bastardize and distort. Ours is off limits to you. 
If I see you skulking around our tags again with your racist trash, you’ll be very sorry indeed. 

Get over yourselves. You do not own tags on a public website, anyone has the right to post on here. If you want a safe space, make a private forum or something. 

Dude if they are 1/4th one tribe/race and 1/4th the other tribe/race wouldn’t that make them ATLEAST half Native American?
Wow way to social justice
Way to go
Way to invalidate someone’s race for your self righteous bullshit.

The person yelling at them isn’t even fully native. And also advertise that they’re autistic. Probably like 1/16th Blackfoot. So proud. So brave. So justice.


I have experience of dealing with Native American bloggers, or bloggers who choose to get upset by these things, which is probably more accurate. I made the point that if they got as upset by the horrible conditions on the reservations, the grinding poverty, the high rates of crime and disease, and so on, as they seem to be about skinny white girls wearing feather hats, they would be using their time in a much better way.
By response I got a torrent of vile abuse including death threats into my inbox (which I don’t mind or anything, but it indicates you got nothing) and a bunch of people telling me that I don’t get to tell them how to fight their battles. Missing the obvious? 
Check my Native American tag for the whole story.

Reblogged from judal-is-my-spirit-animal

vishka-koshka:

babushka-nipples:

political-incorrectness:

blackfootbeauty:

racheljsds:

petticoatruler:

racheljsds:

petticoatruler:

racheljsds:

blackfootbeauty:

racheljsds:

💀 #drawing #tattooidea #inked #ideas #tattoo #tattoos #native #warbonnet #blackfoot #cherokee #red #skull

The Cherokee didn’t even wear headdresses, and this genocidal imagery is racist as all fuck, don’t you dare get it tattooed on you, but if you do, keep it the fuck out of the Blackfoot tag, we don’t want to see your ugly racist garbage cluttering our tag. 

If you can’t make your point without swearing then you’re a poor communicator ;)

And what does it say about you that you’re more interested in the fact that blackfootbeauty said “fuck” than the fact that she pointed out this image is racist?

Oh yes, it says that you’re a racist. Congratulations.

Funny you should say I’m a racist when I am 1/4 blackfoot & 1/4 Cherokee. You have know idea why I am getting this tattoo & like I said before “if you can’t make your point without swearing then you’re a poor communicator” so please build a bridge & get over yourself

*leans in close to your ear and whispers* I don’t believe you.

This is a racist image. Why, if you’re Native, would you want to celebrate an image of genocide?

Also, if you want to throw stones on the “poor communication” front… it’s not “know idea”, sweetie.

*sigh* can’t argue with stupid

No you can’t, so this is your last warning: Do not get this as a tattoo, and keep your sorry filthy racist nasty clueless racist self out of the #Blackfoot, #Cherokee, and #Native tags. Those are for us, not racist disgusting trash like you. Find your own culture to bastardize and distort. Ours is off limits to you. 

If I see you skulking around our tags again with your racist trash, you’ll be very sorry indeed. 

Get over yourselves. You do not own tags on a public website, anyone has the right to post on here. If you want a safe space, make a private forum or something. 

Dude if they are 1/4th one tribe/race and 1/4th the other tribe/race wouldn’t that make them ATLEAST half Native American?

Wow way to social justice

Way to go

Way to invalidate someone’s race for your self righteous bullshit.

The person yelling at them isn’t even fully native. And also advertise that they’re autistic. Probably like 1/16th Blackfoot. So proud. So brave. So justice.

I have experience of dealing with Native American bloggers, or bloggers who choose to get upset by these things, which is probably more accurate. I made the point that if they got as upset by the horrible conditions on the reservations, the grinding poverty, the high rates of crime and disease, and so on, as they seem to be about skinny white girls wearing feather hats, they would be using their time in a much better way.

By response I got a torrent of vile abuse including death threats into my inbox (which I don’t mind or anything, but it indicates you got nothing) and a bunch of people telling me that I don’t get to tell them how to fight their battles. Missing the obvious?

Check my Native American tag for the whole story.

Ireland’s National Shame, chapter XVI and XVII

Reblogged from keenpeach

girlwithg0ldeyes:

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.

The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.

This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.

In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight. To this day in Ireland, their kindness has not been forgotten.

Yes it has. In fact, Irish victims of the famine who were forced to flee the country due to famine joined their other colonial friends in a massacre of all the Native Americans. About 36 million Americans identify as descended from Irish people (as opposed to about 4 million actual Irish people who claim to be Irish). That didn’t happen for no reason.

We need to start looking at what we did in America as a national shame on item 2 above, and on item 1, we just might need to shut the fuck up on the “yeah, but what gets me is these Muslims”.

Fuck off. The Muslims never did anything to you. I bet you can’t even name a single Muslim.

(Source: razormind.co.uk)

blogvader:

jessehimself:

What if they did it to you?http://t.co/aUsTN57OYh

They kind of already have, though.  Look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers or the Fighting Irish for a couple of examples.
I’m not arguing that it makes it acceptable. (In fact, I agree with you.)  I don’t think racial epithets have no place in team names.  I’m pointing this out only because I think, if you look at the whole, it’s pretty clear that there are no sacred cows in pro sports when it comes to ethnic caricatures.

I’m not too fond of the “Cleveland Indians” myself. If they just got rid of that forever, I’d be happy.

Reblogged from blogvader

blogvader:

jessehimself:

What if they did it to you?
http://t.co/aUsTN57OYh

They kind of already have, though.  Look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers or the Fighting Irish for a couple of examples.

I’m not arguing that it makes it acceptable. (In fact, I agree with you.)  I don’t think racial epithets have no place in team names.  I’m pointing this out only because I think, if you look at the whole, it’s pretty clear that there are no sacred cows in pro sports when it comes to ethnic caricatures.

I’m not too fond of the “Cleveland Indians” myself. If they just got rid of that forever, I’d be happy.

smithsonianmag:

It’s Time to Retire the Indian Motif in Sports
…
Though many have been retired, including Oklahoma’s Little Red in 1972, notable examples—baseball’s Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves, and football’s Washington Redskins—continue, perhaps not as mascots, but in naming conventions and the use of Indian motifs in logos.
…
Ed note: The director of the American Indian Museum believes that in a decade or two, culturally insensitive mascots in sports will be gone. What do you think?

I think it might take more than a decade, but it should have happened years ago. Calling sports teams after Indian stuff is very uncomfortable, especially when you understand the social function of competitive sports. 
This might come as a surprise to my followers, but I agree with that post.

Reblogged from truth-has-a-liberal-bias

smithsonianmag:

It’s Time to Retire the Indian Motif in Sports

Though many have been retired, including Oklahoma’s Little Red in 1972, notable examples—baseball’s Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves, and football’s Washington Redskins—continue, perhaps not as mascots, but in naming conventions and the use of Indian motifs in logos.

Ed note: The director of the American Indian Museum believes that in a decade or two, culturally insensitive mascots in sports will be gone. What do you think?

I think it might take more than a decade, but it should have happened years ago. Calling sports teams after Indian stuff is very uncomfortable, especially when you understand the social function of competitive sports. 

This might come as a surprise to my followers, but I agree with that post.

How To Get Away With Rape

No, seriously.

Some sober reporting from salon.com exposes the very real problem of Native Americans getting raped by white people. 

They seem to be claiming that the problem is jurisdictional, but if you keep reading, it looks like the real problem is a lack of funding for a tribal justice system. 

Until then, you’d think there would be enough brothers and fathers and sons to put together a knee-capping brigade, something I would very much approve of in this limited circumstance.

pyrositshere:

moderndayndnprincess:

Victoria’s Secret apologized this week to the Native American community for featuring a model in a recent fashion show wearing a feather headdress and a buckskin bikini. Said one Native American, “Yes, this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to us.”
- Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, November 17, 2012, explaining that Native Americans might be chasing the wrong bus.
Hmmmr.. SNL… Hmmmmr…
(Via solo1y)

You know, something doesn’t have to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to be gross, offensive, and apology-worthy.

No, but that’s not the point he was making. The point he’s making is that getting worked up over this nothing of an issue (even to the point of making up bullshit like that it contributes to the high rape rate of Native American women) trivializes the real issues facing Native Americans today, such as the high rate of sexual abuse in their communities, domestic abuse, unemployment, substance abuse, high mortality rates, etc. 
This is not a problem among actual Native Americans living on reservations, by the way, because they know full well where their shit is at. This particular problem of perspective is shared only by young Native Americans who are affluent enough to have regular access to tumblr and white people with one year’s race studies under their belts who think they’re helping. 
But I am open to being proved wrong.
Your homework: Make a mental list of all the problems faced by Native Americans today, in order of importance, and see where “skinny white girls wearing feather head dresses” appears on that list. Once you notice how far down it is, you might get the joke he’s making.

Reblogged from pyrositshere

pyrositshere:

moderndayndnprincess:

Victoria’s Secret apologized this week to the Native American community for featuring a model in a recent fashion show wearing a feather headdress and a buckskin bikini. Said one Native American, “Yes, this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to us.”

- Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, November 17, 2012, explaining that Native Americans might be chasing the wrong bus.

Hmmmr.. SNL… Hmmmmr…

(Via solo1y)

You know, something doesn’t have to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to be gross, offensive, and apology-worthy.

No, but that’s not the point he was making. The point he’s making is that getting worked up over this nothing of an issue (even to the point of making up bullshit like that it contributes to the high rape rate of Native American women) trivializes the real issues facing Native Americans today, such as the high rate of sexual abuse in their communities, domestic abuse, unemployment, substance abuse, high mortality rates, etc. 

This is not a problem among actual Native Americans living on reservations, by the way, because they know full well where their shit is at. This particular problem of perspective is shared only by young Native Americans who are affluent enough to have regular access to tumblr and white people with one year’s race studies under their belts who think they’re helping. 

But I am open to being proved wrong.

Your homework: Make a mental list of all the problems faced by Native Americans today, in order of importance, and see where “skinny white girls wearing feather head dresses” appears on that list. Once you notice how far down it is, you might get the joke he’s making.

fuckyeahcracker:

sugarplumsandgunshots:

reverseracism:

feministfeels:

update: it now looks like this, with 120 votes.
please tumblr bomb this shit. 

Wat.

majority prolly white

TUMBLR, VOTE NO.

This is what the Native American rights online community has come down to, folks: trying to drum up support to rig an irrelevant online poll.
None of you people get to give me shit about “trivializing” anything you post. Ever again. 

Reblogged from fyeahcracker

fuckyeahcracker:

sugarplumsandgunshots:

reverseracism:

feministfeels:

update: it now looks like this, with 120 votes.

please tumblr bomb this shit. 

Wat.

majority prolly white

TUMBLR, VOTE NO.

This is what the Native American rights online community has come down to, folks: trying to drum up support to rig an irrelevant online poll.

None of you people get to give me shit about “trivializing” anything you post. Ever again. 

(Source: khaleesifeels)