I have just seen the film Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and billed as written by me. While in many ways the film is excellent there are one or two complaints I would like to make. While it is certainly true that I wrote a script for Lifeboat, it is not true that in that script as in the film there were any slurs against organized labor nor was there a stock comedy Negro. On the contrary there was an intelligent and thoughtful seaman who knew realistically what he was about. And instead of the usual colored travesty of the half comic and half pathetic Negro there was a Negro of dignity, purpose and personality. Since this film occurs over my name, it is painful to me that these strange, sly obliquities should be ascribed to me.
John Steinbeck wrote this letter to 20th Century Fox in 1944! (via roscoemcnally)
Hollywood has been doing this for a long time.
Soon-to-perish-in-Hell conservative talk show host RUSH LIMBAUGH, on why the film 12 Years A Slave won the Best Picture Oscar.
(via the New York Daily News)
Paula Deen, comparing the backlash from her saying n*gger and treating her employees of color like trash to a black gay football player, Michael Sam, coming out and having to deal with people only talking about him being gay rather than this athletic abilities
White logic is a muthafucka.
She is a goddamned fool.
Yep, when I think of a Black Gay 6-foot-2 255-pound All-American Defensive Player of the Year, “Paula Deen” just pops into my head, there’s so much overlap. **my eyes** **your eyes**
Good thing she specified “that black football player” because we wouldn’t want to confuse Michael Sam with any of the other non-Black football players who have recently come out.
She can’t even be bothered to remember his name, yet has the arrogance to think she can sell this line that she relates to Sam’s struggle as a gay football player. That’s called an extremely maladroit attempt to latch your wagon onto a winning horse. Sorry, Paula, Michael Sam has conducted himself with nothing but dignity and is riding a wave of public support. You? Not so much.
Maybe she means that she’ll soon be an unsigned free agent.
Because we all know that being harassed and attacked for who you love which a) doesn’t hurt anyone, b) doesn’t affect your performance, is totally JUST LIKE exploiting your workers to make millions of dollars on their recipes while they’re trying to live check to check while you also get to call them genocidal slurs because you think so little of them.
Yep. Just. The. Same.
White people get really upset when “too much” (any) empathy is extended towards Black people and they do the furthest reaching to try to make sure everyone remembers to focus on the white people instead.
why are racists always so pathetically desperate to dıןɟ ǝɥʇ ʇdıɹɔs and appropriate and then portray themselves as the aggrieved victim? (via odinsblog)
Ronald Regan opposed the Anti-Apartheid Act that was instrumental in ending Apartheid in South Africa. Before it passed, he went on TV calling it ”immoral” and “utterly repugnant.” After it passed, Regan vetoed it. The Republican-controlled congress had a less racist sense of morality. They got a two-thirds majority and overrode Regan’s veto.
The act, officially the “Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act,” enacted strict new measures against the racist government in South Africa. Specifics included a ban on bank loans and new investments in South Africa, a sharp reduction of imports, and preventing most South African officials from traveling to the United States. The law also made clear what it would take to end the tough sanctions. It called for a repeal of apartheid laws and the release of political prisoners like African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela, who had spent the last 23 years in prison.