The cause of racism is often fear of the unknown - lack of knowledge about other cultures. Travel, explore and learn - open your mind.
I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, reblog this every time it comes up on my blog. This is the BEST statement, I’ve ever seen.
I really love this. So many are dead-set on the view that people cannot better themselves but that simply isn’t true. Everybody deserves a second chance and everybody has the ability to better themselves.
this is very true. We actually learned this in psychology. Its an actual thing.
This is an absolute crock of shit. Some of the most racist motherfuckers in the world are the richest and most well traveled.
Also, it is not the job of me or any other PoC on this earth to make white people “not racist.” It’s on them to stop being racist as a motherfucker.
There’s so much other shit wrong with this damn cartoon but I don’t have the time or patience at the moment to get into it.
All of this is bullshit
OP you’re a fucking idiot
POCs do NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT exist so we can be some fucking storybook disney teachers to racist fucking white people
I know folks who have literally lived across the world and they’re STILL ignorant as fuck and racist as fucking hell
Miss me with the bullshit
I repeat: POCS are NOT there to make you unlearn your fucking racism, we are NOT objects, this comic is disgusting and wrong as fuck and if a fucking klansmen DOES want to go find himself by meeting people all around world I’ll gladly help him…
Find his way inside of a lion’s mouth
Enough with this bullshit
Edit: The last time racist white folks decided to “find themselves” and “see the world” they fucking wrecked most of it because of little things called COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM YOU SLACK JAWED NEANDERTHALS GOOD FUCKING GOD I HATE THIS FUCKING COMIC
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“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”
People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life?
^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.
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Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.
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Casting appreciation gif.
This seriously pisses me off because TWO men of the “correct” ethnicity/race were asked to play the role of Khan. I don’t remember their names because this back when Into Darkness was in casting yo but they BOTH DECLINED.
So there’s a HUGE difference between “well, we asked the best in the business and they both said no, so we should go with another actor of the ‘incorrect’ race who is also very well suited for the role” and doing what the Hunger Games did which is literally only let white girls audition for Katniss.
When actors decline there is fuckall you can do. It’s shitty, no doubt, that Khan ended up being white, but BC did a great job in the role, while knowing he was third choice. I won’t begrudge him for taking it, and I won’t begrudge the casting crew for going with him after their best actors declined.
Yeah, it’s really a shame that the only two actors of color working in film turned the role down. It’s not like they could have, I don’t know, gone out and found a third.
There are only two actors in the entire world who happen to be Indian.
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