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Reblogged from phoenix-ace  1,533 notes

phoenix-ace:

Mixed doesn’t mean white.

Light hair doesn’t mean white.

Light skin doesn’t mean white.

Light eyes do not equal white.  

And being mixed doesn’t mean someone is automatically going to be light skinned or white-passing.  

So stop using any of those traits as an excuse to whitewash.

Stop derailing criticism of whitewashing with “Well what about mixed people?”. Stop pretending that people who whitewash are showing any real kind of nuance or consideration towards mixed and/or light skinned people of color when they do that.  They’re erasing us too because if they really meant to represent mixed people, the’d just cast a mixed person.  Not a white person with a spray tan. 

Reblogged from steinpratt  448 notes
steinpratt:

bankuei:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

debeeme:

jathis:

dynastylnoire:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

Hmmmmmmmmmm
White girl contributing to the ongoing cultural genocide of Native Americans
vs
Black man in a minor role playing a god that white people did NOT give a shit about until they watched a movie full of white people, while they continue to erase history

There is no more vikings either. We should stop the distortion of their cultural heritage  :_

Yeah, because they didn’t wear horns on their helmets and such.
But no one’s casting black people to play Vikings so…………

Only viking’s gods… and everybody knows that is not an important part of their culture so……….

Native Americans are still around so……………

So is cool that vikings are dead or assimilated by christians, I guess…. now we can do whatever we want, who cares. You are right ;) #FuckYouLosers 

Still not comparable to white people dressing as Native Americans so………………..

In the wake of the mounting proof of genocide that takes place in this country white people still have this burning desire to be oppressed.
Like we are out here being murdered in droves for being POC. And y’all are really crying rivers of mayo because we’re saying don’t wear something?
Really?
Where are y’all when we are out here being murdered, raped, starved to death, refused resources etc. because white people do not see us as people? Where y’all at then?

Did these racists forget that not all Vikings were white so complaining about a fucking movie doesn’t make sense because it’s not taking over anything?

Hey, maybe the little girl was dressed as Cynhia Ann Parker or Olive Oatman. Or maybe she just wanted to dress as a Native American because she like it. 
But I’m gonna tell you a secret: Every fuckin “white” country was invaded and conquered by violence in the last 3000 years. Seas of blood, rape, slavering, etc… My country, Spain (excuse my English)(sort of white country, anyway) was invaded by the Phoenicians, the Romans, The Goths, The Vikings, The Arabs, and Napoleon himself. Maybe we should go to Paris, Lebanon or Rome now and demand an apology for what they did. Or maybe we should just stop judging the past (in a very naive way) by the way the present is and start thinking that we are not a culture but a mix of cultures. To segregate a culture from another is, in fact, a racist way of thinking if you ask me. And fruitless at the end.It doesn’t bother me that Heimdall is black. What offends me is that a little girl can’t dress as she wants just because you say that she is not the right race.And I don’t going to say anything more. Bye.

child please

1. White people stole a continent upon murder, genocide, broken treaties, kidnapped children to residential schools, outlawed practice of indigenous religious rites until the 1980s, and continue to exploit the survivors of their colonialism.
2. Black folks did what exactly to Vikings?  
Bonus round - in a movie full of WHITE PEOPLE playing as Magical Space Vikings, written BY white people, the one Black guy does WHAT to the idea of vikings?  

You’d think all these fucking white supremacists would be more upset at Jack Kirby for suggesting the Norse gods were all just weird aliens in the first place. But, y’know, Jack Kirby was white, so…

how come nobody’s pissed about Beta Ray Bill?

steinpratt:

bankuei:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

debeeme:

jathis:

dynastylnoire:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

debeeme:

locsgirl:

Hmmmmmmmmmm

White girl contributing to the ongoing cultural genocide of Native Americans

vs

Black man in a minor role playing a god that white people did NOT give a shit about until they watched a movie full of white people, while they continue to erase history

There is no more vikings either. We should stop the distortion of their cultural heritage  :_

Yeah, because they didn’t wear horns on their helmets and such.

But no one’s casting black people to play Vikings so…………

Only viking’s gods… and everybody knows that is not an important part of their culture so……….

Native Americans are still around so……………

So is cool that vikings are dead or assimilated by christians, I guess…. now we can do whatever we want, who cares. You are right ;) #FuckYouLosers 

Still not comparable to white people dressing as Native Americans so………………..

In the wake of the mounting proof of genocide that takes place in this country white people still have this burning desire to be oppressed.

Like we are out here being murdered in droves for being POC. And y’all are really crying rivers of mayo because we’re saying don’t wear something?

Really?

Where are y’all when we are out here being murdered, raped, starved to death, refused resources etc. because white people do not see us as people? Where y’all at then?

Did these racists forget that not all Vikings were white so complaining about a fucking movie doesn’t make sense because it’s not taking over anything?

Hey, maybe the little girl was dressed as Cynhia Ann Parker or Olive Oatman. Or maybe she just wanted to dress as a Native American because she like it. 

But I’m gonna tell you a secret: Every fuckin “white” country was invaded and conquered by violence in the last 3000 years. Seas of blood, rape, slavering, etc… My country, Spain (excuse my English)(sort of white country, anyway) was invaded by the Phoenicians, the Romans, The Goths, The Vikings, The Arabs, and Napoleon himself. Maybe we should go to Paris, Lebanon or Rome now and demand an apology for what they did. Or maybe we should just stop judging the past (in a very naive way) by the way the present is and start thinking that we are not a culture but a mix of cultures. To segregate a culture from another is, in fact, a racist way of thinking if you ask me. And fruitless at the end.

It doesn’t bother me that Heimdall is black. What offends me is that a little girl can’t dress as she wants just because you say that she is not the right race.
And I don’t going to say anything more. Bye.

child please

1. White people stole a continent upon murder, genocide, broken treaties, kidnapped children to residential schools, outlawed practice of indigenous religious rites until the 1980s, and continue to exploit the survivors of their colonialism.

2. Black folks did what exactly to Vikings?  

Bonus round - in a movie full of WHITE PEOPLE playing as Magical Space Vikings, written BY white people, the one Black guy does WHAT to the idea of vikings?  

You’d think all these fucking white supremacists would be more upset at Jack Kirby for suggesting the Norse gods were all just weird aliens in the first place. But, y’know, Jack Kirby was white, so…

how come nobody’s pissed about Beta Ray Bill?

Reblogged from gunmetalskies  784 notes

gunmetalskies:

If I ever become notable enough as an author that my books become films, I swear I’m going to start a novel like this some day…

Aeron was dark. And by dark I don’t mean morose in mood or unscrupulous of conscious. Aeron was dark of skin. Aeron was dark of skin because the melanocytes of his ancestors needed to increase melanin production to defend against the ultraviolet radiation inherent in living near the equator.
What’s more is that he wasn’t just dark of skin but noticeably dark of skin to the most colorblind racist in the land.
It was notable in such a way that in the event of this novel becoming a film, a casting director couldn’t possibly interview a single white person for the role.

"What is whitewashing?" Said Gorbatrexicon the satyr.

"Why…" Said Aeron "It’s the act of licking ones own asshole while simultaneously complaining about the taste of shit." After which he mounted his dragon, and flew into a beautiful sunset.

Reblogged from thisislucreziasand  341 notes

this is my war

thisislucreziasand:

ok but like, i’m tired of ppl telling me to “calm down” when ever i talk about representation in the media.

today one person even told me that i can’t “get worked up” about this all the time and that “it will never change.”

ok so first of all, fuck u.

and second of all—-i CHOSE this fight. i am CHOOSING to speak out about this because it is something that i believe in. i dont want the black girls coming up under me seeing the things that i saw—-believing the terrible things about blackness that i was taught to believe.

if my marching puts even ONE MORE black woman on tv in a position where they get treated as human beings i have DONE SOMETHING. it’s a victory and i wont let ANYBODY take that away from me.

trust and believe if i need to fight till the day i die, i’ll fucking do it.

Reblogged from pushingondaisies  110 notes

pushingondaisies:

I swear to god if I aw another bitch say “stop ur whitewashing” I will tbh stab someone. y r u so damn sensitive? y do some people in the black community just get so damn angry at white people for BEING WHITE OR MAKING PEOPLE WHITE??? I swear to gawd I’m sick of all of this “whitewashing nonsense…”

This person is saying that they want to stab people because PoC are having conversations about whitewashing…and she thinks black people are the sensitive ones.

They’re sick of people talking about whitewashing, but not of the racist practice itself?

Reblogged from the-midnight-doe  2,543 notes
the-midnight-doe:

rocketverliden:

katwylder:

boogiekun:

katwylder:

rocketverliden:

gabzilla-z:

espanolbot:

The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders.
….NO! NO! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Seriously? Not even bothering to ATTEMPT to get an actress of Japanese descent to play the lead?
Oh, I see. It’s because the logic that “anime is racially ambiguous” or something? ‘Cause, after all, there’s no reason why a character called MOKOTO KUSANAGI be Japanese, right?
ARGH!

WHAT

You know, this reminds me of that time they tried to make a live-action Evangelion and they were apparently going to change Asuka’s name and probably origin.
Like, really, can it be that hard to get a Japanese lead actress? Like, Rinko Kikuchi or someone, y’know, more appropriate?

Change “Evangelion” to “any anime or Asian media,” and “Asuka” to “every non-white character.” Because this is what happens literally every fucking time.
Also, yes, it really is that hard to get a lead who is Japanese when you are racist.

I feel that unless the story is solely based arround the fact that the character is japanese, race doesn’t matter. Like we were able to get a black spiderman! HOWEVER- If they turned away actresses aiming for the part SOLELY because they were japanese- then i can see that as being racist. As for the japanese names- I think they should stay true and actors/actresses should practice saying them perfectly.

Yeah, the thing is, “race shouldn’t matter” is a nice sentiment in theory but always seems to work out in practice as, “only cast white people.”
1) And while movie studios are perfectly happy to cast white actors for characters who are non-white, the reverse practically NEVER happens. This has been shown to be the case time and time again. Most of the time, studios don’t reject people of color for these parts, because those actors are never even considered. Plus, the majority of roles in Hollywood already go to white actors. Would it really be so awful to let Motoko be… I dunno, anything but white?
2) If you wanna know how “critical” her ethnicity is, you’d probably have to ask Masamune. But considering he named her Kusanagi, I would say that it’s probably sort of important. And why should being Japanese have to be “critical” to Mokoto’s character to warrant her being played by an actress who is Japanese (or even any east Asian descent)? Why should that have to be justified?
3) As for there being a black Spider-man… That is not an equivalent situation and it’s disingenuous to act as though it is. They didn’t change Peter Parker’s race. They created a whole new character who is black, (Miles Morales), and takes up the mantle of Spider-man after Parker.
So, let’s call this what it is: more racism in casting.

As someone who’s watched the ‘95 film and Stand Alone Complex, it is kinda ambiguous on whether or not it takes place in Japan. I guess you can say it pretty much does, though.

They literally mention several dozen times that they are Japanese I have no idea how you’re missing that.
Every single iteration of Ghost in the Shell has at the very least taken place in Asia and that was an incredibly important part of the setting (Hong Kong was chosen for the movie due to its architecture and cityscapes, Japan was chosen for the anime to put a specific origin point of Section 9 and also to give a full background story to the refugee plot in 2nd Gig, etc.)
Why is it that in order for a person of color to be casted for a character that is a person of color, we need a reason? “Oh, her race has to be important to the story!” “Oh, she looks ambiguous, why does it matter?” And yet we never hear these reasons thrown at white actors. It reinforces the idea that characters are white until proven minority which is, yes indeed, racist, whether they “meant it” or not.
The Major is Japanese. That’s it, end of story. There is no excuse for this. And you can bet your ass that this won’t be the only case of white washing in this movie.

the-midnight-doe:

rocketverliden:

katwylder:

boogiekun:

katwylder:

rocketverliden:

gabzilla-z:

espanolbot:

The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders.

….NO! NO! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Seriously? Not even bothering to ATTEMPT to get an actress of Japanese descent to play the lead?

Oh, I see. It’s because the logic that “anime is racially ambiguous” or something? ‘Cause, after all, there’s no reason why a character called MOKOTO KUSANAGI be Japanese, right?

ARGH!

WHAT

You know, this reminds me of that time they tried to make a live-action Evangelion and they were apparently going to change Asuka’s name and probably origin.

Like, really, can it be that hard to get a Japanese lead actress? Like, Rinko Kikuchi or someone, y’know, more appropriate?

Change “Evangelion” to “any anime or Asian media,” and “Asuka” to “every non-white character.” Because this is what happens literally every fucking time.

Also, yes, it really is that hard to get a lead who is Japanese when you are racist.

I feel that unless the story is solely based arround the fact that the character is japanese, race doesn’t matter. Like we were able to get a black spiderman! HOWEVER- If they turned away actresses aiming for the part SOLELY because they were japanese- then i can see that as being racist. As for the japanese names- I think they should stay true and actors/actresses should practice saying them perfectly.

Yeah, the thing is, “race shouldn’t matter” is a nice sentiment in theory but always seems to work out in practice as, “only cast white people.”

1) And while movie studios are perfectly happy to cast white actors for characters who are non-white, the reverse practically NEVER happens. This has been shown to be the case time and time again. Most of the time, studios don’t reject people of color for these parts, because those actors are never even considered. Plus, the majority of roles in Hollywood already go to white actors. Would it really be so awful to let Motoko be… I dunno, anything but white?

2) If you wanna know how “critical” her ethnicity is, you’d probably have to ask Masamune. But considering he named her Kusanagi, I would say that it’s probably sort of important. And why should being Japanese have to be “critical” to Mokoto’s character to warrant her being played by an actress who is Japanese (or even any east Asian descent)? Why should that have to be justified?

3) As for there being a black Spider-man… That is not an equivalent situation and it’s disingenuous to act as though it is. They didn’t change Peter Parker’s race. They created a whole new character who is black, (Miles Morales), and takes up the mantle of Spider-man after Parker.

So, let’s call this what it is: more racism in casting.

As someone who’s watched the ‘95 film and Stand Alone Complex, it is kinda ambiguous on whether or not it takes place in Japan. I guess you can say it pretty much does, though.

They literally mention several dozen times that they are Japanese I have no idea how you’re missing that.

Every single iteration of Ghost in the Shell has at the very least taken place in Asia and that was an incredibly important part of the setting (Hong Kong was chosen for the movie due to its architecture and cityscapes, Japan was chosen for the anime to put a specific origin point of Section 9 and also to give a full background story to the refugee plot in 2nd Gig, etc.)

Why is it that in order for a person of color to be casted for a character that is a person of color, we need a reason? “Oh, her race has to be important to the story!” “Oh, she looks ambiguous, why does it matter?” And yet we never hear these reasons thrown at white actors. It reinforces the idea that characters are white until proven minority which is, yes indeed, racist, whether they “meant it” or not.

The Major is Japanese. That’s it, end of story. There is no excuse for this. And you can bet your ass that this won’t be the only case of white washing in this movie.

Reblogged from angrywocunited  1,551 notes

I love Zoe Saldana’s work. I’ve seen some of her movies more than once and really enjoy what she brings to the screen. As an actress I respect her process, but I also know that there are many actresses out there, known or not, who would be great as my mother. The one actress that I’ve had in my heart for a very long time, whose work I’m familiar with already, is Kimberly Elise. Many people have spoken to me about Viola. I love her look. I love her energy. Both of the actresses that I’ve mentioned are women of color, are women with beautiful, luscious lips and wide noses, and who know their craft. I also have no problem introducing someone we’ve never heard of before who can play my mother. How does someone just decide to do a story about someone and completely bypass family? Completely bypass her representatives? … I talked with [the director, Cynthia Mort] once, about a year and a half ago. It was very emotional for me to just get on the phone with her because there were so many questions in my mind… I asked her if her mother was still alive. I asked her if she still had a good relationship with her mother and she sounded like a really nice lady. She really, really believes in what she’s doing. I do remember saying to her that if any of us tried to take the story of Bing Crosby or, Dean Martin, or Frank Sinatra, or Elvis Presley and turn it into something that was a tall tale based on something that never happened, I doubt that we’d get very far. My mother’s life was tragic enough. My mother suffered enough. Her life is full of enough wonderful and tragic true things to make a hit movie. You don’t have to embellish her story.

By Lisa Simone (Nina Simone’s daughter) addressing the serious problems with the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana
(via angrywocunited)