does anyone else remember when Ginuwine beat the shit out of R. Kelly after finding R. Kelly and his (Ginuwine’s) wife in bed together? the “Tupac fucked Madonna?” gif set reminded me of that, but I can’t find any news articles on that golden piece of pop culture history…
Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at Saturday Night Live last night, and wasted no time in mock-swiping at her rivals for best actress, reports People. To 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, of Beasts of the Southern Wild, she snarked, “the alphabet called. It wants its letters back.“
Fuck the SNL writers for this one
don’t make jokes about the name that little girl’s parents gave her
Abstract: “We perform a field experiment to measure racial discrimination in the labor market. We answer help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers by sending resumes. To manipulate perception of race, each resume is randomly assigned either a very African-American sounding name or a very White sounding name. This manipulation produces a significant gap in the rate of callbacks for interviews. White names elicit about 50% more callbacks than African-American names. We also investigate how improvements in the credentials affect discrimination. For each employment ad, we send resumes of higher and lower quality. For Whites, the higher quality resumes elicit 30% more callbacks. For African-Americans, however, the higher quality resumes do not elicit significantly more callbacks. In other words, African-Americans benefit little if at all from improving their credentials. The extent of discrimination is also remarkably uniform across occupations and industries. Similarly, Federal contractors (for whom affirmative action is better enforced) and employers who list “Equal Opportunity Employer” in their ad discriminate as much as other employers. In Chicago, we find that employers located in more African-American neighborhoods discriminate less.”
^ Why I don’t appreciate when White people “make fun” of Black names…
Guys….it was a little joke on SNL and I’m sure civilization will remain standing tomorrow.
Please calm your fucking life.
Please kiss my fucking ass.
CHILD should have to go through life having people mock and blast tehir name just cause it’s not white.
No person should have to worry about supporting themselves for no other reason than their name is ” uncomfortable” because it doesn’t scream white .
Yeah the world will go on tomorrow where in if she wasn’t nominated for an OSCAR , we’d be talking about her being mocked/denied everything from employment. aid, to proper school placement.
Wanna calm my fucking life?
Make folks not pull up on my resume for having a ” funny” name
Be a little less excited that this lazy ass bullshit is funny.
You wana gimme instructions about how to handle y fucking life?
Work on that hsit
till then enjoy the world that will keep on spinning because of this stupid shit propogated by nasty self centered vapid twits like yourself who get to do underminings asshole things like THIS
and giggle about our overreactions cause hey YOU never feel that pinch
Aside from the fact that one’s Black and one’s white? I see your color-blind racism, People.
I should preface this by saying I enjoy reading. writing, and watching material about Black histories. There is no history of Black peoples that has not been marred by white colonialism and the devastating violence that comes with it. I am no stranger to imagining, describing, or viewing these brutalities.
Even so, I was not prepared for the toll that director Quentin Tarantino’s Christmas release, Django Unchained, would take on me. I walked into the theater feeling hesitant but cautiously optimistic, excited if for no other reason than to see Kerry Washingto and Jamie Foxx act opposite one another. I left 2 hours and 45 minutes later feeling jittery, unsettled, and overwhelmed by emotions I hadn’t experienced consciously in ages.
To be perfectly fair, the film is breathtaking from a cinematographic perspective. Tarantino is an artist, and his eye for camera work is impeccable. He is by no means afraid to take risks, and this resonates with audiences; it is no accident that he has acquired so large a following.
The work has alreay been applauded as groundbreaking; Tarantino has been referred to as “bold,” “daring,” and “edgy” for having the tenacity to write and direct a thriller loosely based on the antebellum South and reveling in depictions of violence primarily against Black people. If I may be blunt, however, I do not believe the risks Tarantino takes in Django are his to negotiate. In “post-racial” America—where Black bodies are disproportionally targeted by hate crimes, police brutality, the prison-industrial complex, dishonest housing and banking practices, and numerous other institutional forms of violence—there is nothing novel about a white director choosing to regale audiences with the coordinated murder of Black people.
[spoilers and descriptions of graphic violence under the cut]
'I kill white people': Dozens of racial slurs, attack dogs and murder in cotton fields in Quentin Tarantino film criticized as excessive
Of course white people are offended by a movie that portrays race relations on a somewhat realistic level.
I have to turn off my brain when I watch TV shows because that’s the only way for me to get into them without the problematic bullshit turning me off. I wish I didn’t have to do that.
I think the only TV show I’ve ever had my brain on for was The Wire. All my other favorites—Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones—gotta keep it off.
Jessica Chastain - GQ UK by Ellen von Unwerth, January 2013
This photo reminds me of when Boys Don’t Cry got an NC-17 rating not for the brutal gang rape scene, but because the shot of Lana’s orgasm lasted too long for the MPAA’s delicate sensibilities. And the shot focused on Lana’s face!