jokes are dead
stereoculturesociety:

pattilahell:

blackgalfly:

kidbuudha:

lovelykeba:

usafjeff:

ripspaddedroom:

feel that!

so white empowerment shouldn’t be racist when we start getting blamed by blacks for some stupid shit.

Do whites get blamed for stupid shit? Or do whites get blamed for racist shit?!?!?

Why do whites need to be “empowered”? What injustices do white people suffer on a day to day basis? When was the last time your sons and daughters were systematically killed for no reason? When was the last time a white boy were killed for looking “suspicious” in his own neighborhood and the killer was acquitted? Don’t pull that bullshit. Black empowerment isn’t racism because it doesn’t involve us as a people having to step on other people to feel empowered. White empowerment REQUIRES that attitude of conquest and if you don’t believe me, look in a fucking history book.

👀 oop swerve

If you truly seek white empowerment, Fox News is miraculously still on the air. 24/7. Get your life.

#GotTold

stereoculturesociety:

pattilahell:

blackgalfly:

kidbuudha:

lovelykeba:

usafjeff:

ripspaddedroom:

feel that!

so white empowerment shouldn’t be racist when we start getting blamed by blacks for some stupid shit.

Do whites get blamed for stupid shit? Or do whites get blamed for racist shit?!?!?

Why do whites need to be “empowered”? What injustices do white people suffer on a day to day basis? When was the last time your sons and daughters were systematically killed for no reason? When was the last time a white boy were killed for looking “suspicious” in his own neighborhood and the killer was acquitted? Don’t pull that bullshit. Black empowerment isn’t racism because it doesn’t involve us as a people having to step on other people to feel empowered. White empowerment REQUIRES that attitude of conquest and if you don’t believe me, look in a fucking history book.

👀 oop swerve

If you truly seek white empowerment, Fox News is miraculously still on the air. 24/7. Get your life.

#GotTold

reverseracist:

he really said that theres no black people in Australia so he thought he could say the n word……  even though he made very racist posts about the aboriginals but okay

yuukyo:

yes offense but stop reblogging underaged asian girls in spandex/swimsuits?????????? like its 2014 like digivolve once and for all

The Racist Myth of MSG and ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’

zuky:

This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent that credulous eaters buy into it to the point of experiencing its effects on a purely psychosomatic basis. 

It’s often been called “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” and its premise is that MSG in Chinese food results in unpleasant allergic reactions. Interestingly enough, higher quantities of MSG in non-Chinese foods are not reported to have the same effects. MSG is a naturally occurring amino acid, and some of the highest levels of MSG a North American consumer is likely to ingest come in vine-ripened tomatoes, aged cheese, and dry-aged steak — yet there is no reported medical phenomenon known as “Italian Food Syndrome” or “American Steakhouse Syndrome”.

Monosodium glutamate was first isolated from the seaweed kombu, commonly used in the Japanese broth dashi, by biochemist Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University in 1908. He named its taste umami because it differed from the five conventional flavours of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. Ikeda patented his discovery and MSG became commercially available in 1909. It was found to enhance flavours with one third of the amount of sodium as traditional salt, i.e. sodium chloride. In this sense, monosodium glutamate is probably healthier than sodium chloride because it achieves flavour with reduced sodium levels.

MSG was immediately popular in Asia and became common in the North American food industry after World War II, used in baby food, canned soup, vegetable juice, frozen food, as well as seasoning mix brands such as Accent. Yet somehow in the 1960s, this popular food additive became associated with Chinese food and deemed a health hazard. Why? Because Chinese people, culture, and food have been targeted by widespread and effective racist hate campaigns in North America since the 19th century, buttressed by wild claims that the Chinese are “unclean”, carry diseases, are sexually-deviant opium addicts, inscrutable and sneaky, a Yellow Peril. 

The 1968 letter to the New England Journal of Medicine which solidified the myth of MSG was actually written by a Chinese immigrant named Robert Ho Man Kwok, who described “numbness at the back of the neck, gradually radiating to both arms and the back, general weakness and palpitation” after eating in American Chinese restaurants. The letter opened the floodgates to a barage of letters and related articles complaining of headaches, dizziness, paralysis of the throat, tingling in the temples, tightness of the jaw, irregular heartbeat, depression, hyperactivity, and all manner of digestive ailments. 

Given this preponderance of anecdotal evidence, numerous scientific studies have been performed since then attempting to identify this “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. The funny thing is that no study has ever been able to do so. When people don’t know that they’re consuming MSG, they don’t suffer adverse reactions. All national and international food safety bodies have concluded that MSG is perfectly safe. People in Japan eat MSG every single day and the Japanese have the longest life expectancy in the world.

Fear of MSG is a racist remnant of the Chinese Exclusion era which exists only in North America and has been thoroughly debunked by science. Yet racist socialization is so powerful that people actually experience physical effects such as headaches, depression, and indigestion based solely on their indoctrinated fear of Chinese people and Chinese food. Think it over next time you eat parmesan cheese or a vine-ripened tomato.

thisbridgecalledmyback:

How To Make an Apology Post for When You Fuck Up

  1. Defend yourself. Make sure you protect yourself and what you’ve done at ALL COSTS.
  2. Make sure you stress how LONG ago you fucked up. Doesnt matter if it was last night! Say shit like “at the time” and make sure you round up the years. I.e “I said that about 2-6 years ago!” So it sounds like it was  all the way back in 1967.
  3. Excuses! You need tons and tons of excuses. My favorite one, personally, is ignorance. Some ways you might like to phrase it are, “I didnt know at the time” ” I live in [insert country that still soaks up every last drip of pop culture, black culture and news]” and “I had no idea that [something extremely disgusting and offensive that literally everyone knows about] was a thing!” Again, a combination of time and ignorance should solidify your excuse.
  4. Emphasize it was for your followers! To make them laugh, give you notes and make them happy. You didnt mean what you said, you just did it to make your friends laugh! 
  5. Make yourself the victim. This is the hardest one….Make sure that you emphasize your intentions, whether they were malicious or not. 
  6. Screw the facts! Make up your own shit, your own timeline and disregard the fact that many people have receipts and could expose exactly what you said. Who cares!
  7. Last but certainly not least, don’t actually apologize! Fuck that! Just go around in circles. Around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and 

byungary:

Why do I keep seeing posts spreading information about the protests in Hong Kong that end in sooooooo US INTERVENTION

no. 

Fuck your whitehouse.gov petition. The worst thing that can happen is the US to come swooping in in a “humanitarian intervention” 

hachikuji:

hachikuji:

indoplasm:

hachikuji:

hachikuji:

this wasn’t an anonymous message someone @ him and ask him what he has to say for himself this is so gross ???


this wasn’t anonymous either why haven’t i seen anyone else talking about this why would you all ignore something like this 

I can back this up too. He would get high and ask for nudes and even when i said no, he would push and push.


why is everyone sleeping on this do i have to keep getting more messages for people to talk about it or

hachikuji:

hachikuji:

indoplasm:

hachikuji:

hachikuji:

this wasn’t an anonymous message someone @ him and ask him what he has to say for himself this is so gross ???

this wasn’t anonymous either why haven’t i seen anyone else talking about this why would you all ignore something like this 

I can back this up too. He would get high and ask for nudes and even when i said no, he would push and push.

why is everyone sleeping on this do i have to keep getting more messages for people to talk about it or

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

whitepeoplestealingculture:

hongkongstrikenow:

reblog or upload it anywhere you want

spread the word

IT IS TRUE. 

Here is an article explaining it as well.

Please amplify their voices, please pay attention.

nubian-voices:

Interesting

nubian-voices:

Interesting

reblog if you’re a survivors of the ello 2014 crash

don’t do this

notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

whyprofessorwhy:

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Shit happened to Ferguson is happening in Hong Kong right now!

Students were just protesting peacefully for genuine democracy around Admiralty and Central, yet the police forced used pepper spray, tear gas and violence to disperse the crowd. According to the protesters, the police even raided a first aid booth with pepper spray.

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Anonymous

howtobeafuckinglady:

remember when she was on her phone during the moment if silence for mike brown at the vma’s? 

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th