Kanye West is wearing leather jackets with spikes in them, and wearing jeans with metal bands names on them…
can’t wait for every ghetto swag hoodrat to start dressing like metal heads.
Really can’t wait….All the kids who thought people like me were weird for wearing leather jackets or all black with metal band names mocked us.
I’ve been rocking the leather pants and metal band logo for as long as I can remember. Does this mean I’m a hipster and had “swag” before Kanye?
Its not the matter that he’s black. The issue is that he is a mainstream pop/hip-hop person so because of what he wears is “swag” to the mainstream sensation they’re all gonna wear these things which at one point which I was insulted for wearing all the time. So my problem is that I’m gonna see people who mocked me for wearing this attire are now wearing it cause its “hip”.
It’s not a problem that he’s Black but you sure are mad that all the—and I quote— “ghetto swag hoodrats” might start wearing leather jackets. Oh, boo hoo, you fucking asshole. How dare you sit there and say ignorant ass shit like that and then say it’s not about race. You made it about race the second those words came off your damn fingertips. People are wearing leather jackets, boo hoo. You know who else wears them? Pretty much everybody following the summer 2013 fashion trends. You know who has ownership over spiked leather jackets? NOBODY. Get over yourself. Do some reevaluating of your damn spirit too. “Ghetto hoodrats”
You’re really trying to make it sound like cultural appropriation, like you were oppressed for wearing a leather jacket and now everybody else can wear them without that treatment. You can’t be serious. You were mocked for wearing a jacket. I’m sorry. That sucks. But don’t act like it’s some huge god damn crime that now other people wear leather jackets without being made fun of. Punks are’t some fucking oppressed group. Just. Stop.
“Ghetto swag hoodrats,” ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS.
That awkward moment where rock n roll came from black people, and hip hop and punk shared the same style and solidarity before punk and rock n roll completely sold out to mainstream white consumerism that helped to further a racist separatist riff via white supremacy but you know… white people don’t care about rock n roll as an entity or history, white people care about ostracizing PoC (and especially black people) from their creations and then getting extra racist when people dare to journey back for reclamation.
Can we take a minute to appreciate that this ignorant racist mother fucker is doing exactly the same thing they’re complaining about (mocking people for manner of dress) ANNNND they’re not even original with it (this shit is historical); black people within rock n roll POST RACIST CONSUMERISM THAT SEPARATING AND OUTSTED ROCK N ROLL’S BLACK CREATORS are constantly mocked and pushed out by white folk for supposedly not belonging (by basis of not being white). Go fuck yourself, you’re doing the same tired shit and acting righteous on top of it (no, you’re just like the rest of the mainstream racists in the scene- see black folk in “your clothes” listening to “your music” and in “your scene” and then you act like racist shits).
White people within the rock n roll scene mocking black people and PoC for showing up to the music they love and dressing how they like is part of white Afro Punk even has to exist.But there’s no history or precident…
That’s not true. Having Punk roots, there’s a ton of cultural exchange that was happening between punks and hip-hoppers in the 70′s. Black Punks and White B-Boys were fairly commonplace until commercialization of those two scenes intentionally divided it along racial line.
If you need more proof, there is a certain song you’re likely to hear play at some ‘old-school’ Goth nights.
This song [Blondie’s Rapture], in case you didn’t know, is talking about the cultural exchange that was happening between the Punk/New Wave scene and the Hip-Hop scene in New York in the late 70′s and early 80′s. Punks were literallyescorted to hip-hop shows in the South Bronx, and those same Hip-Hoppers were coming down to Punk / New Wave shows in Manhattan.
I hope to gods Rock N Roll mainstream becomes “ghetto” AKABLACK again, maybe then it’ll get some damn soul. Also shit ton of racist ass white people will hop onto something else and leave a less aggressively racist environment for black people (and all PoC) within the RnR community at large.
But I mean really:
Hip Hop, Rock, And Punk will do juuuuust fine without the fuckwads such as you and yours. (◠‿◠✿) (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Game of Thrones S03: My Understanding so Far
Well, among other things, “old” Star Trek wasn’t afraid to be quiet once in a while — to take a look around in wonder about the universe. Sometimes that got tedious — the love shots of the Enterprise got tiring — but the notion that sometimes the audience just needs to slow down and think about something, rather than having it screamed at us as the next flying piece of space debris nearly kills us (I did NOT watch the film in 3-D) is “old” Star Trek.
I also appreciated that old Star Trek had Ricardo Montalban play the whole aspect of a certain type of maleness to an additional degree: not just the strength, and the anger, and the arrogance, and the ambition, but the sexuality/romantic confidence, too. All I got from Cumberbatch was strength, revenge and a certain kind of loyalty. Those characteristics play well in an action movie, less well in a character study.
No doubt this was in part due to the fact that the film barely had 1 1/2 female characters (Uhuru and Carol Marcus), both of whom were “spoken for” in this (or the original) timeline. Abrams hasn’t given women much to do except be there and support their men … Roddenberry had very different ideas.
How’s that for a start?
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
DO YOU EVER JUST REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HARRY POTTER LIKE OUT OF NOWHERE THESE FEELINGS SWOOP IN AND PUNCH YOU IN THE HEART
Marissa Sammy on Star Trek: Into Whiteness.
perfect commentary which parallels what Rawles was saying earlier about the possibility of Moriarty being a person of color:
You see? It’s more complicated than “people of color get typecast as villains.”
Black people get typecast as an extremely specific type of villain - they’re thugs, brutish and animalistic. South Asian actors are similarly typecast as scary oppressive (usually coded Muslim) terrorists.
But when your villain is of the superhuman archetype? When they’re brooding antiheroes, when they’re nuanced, when they’re multi-faceted?
(And check out this post on the glorification of white criminality in shows like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, etc.)
Can we take a moment to appreciate this bartender dancing her ass off while these gentlemen wait for their drinks?
I advise every little girl to spit in the face of a boy who harasses them
if any authority figures try to minimize or excuse their behaviour spit in their faces too
(Garrus is def marriage material, ok.)
It is understandable why Dany is a fan favorite - she has a lot of potential to be a great, powerful, and interesting character. But there are aspects of her, and the choices that she makes, that should not be ignored or pushed to the wayside in order to contribute to this popular “badass” conception of her. Glorifying her is damaging and, in effect, misses the point, as she often serves in the books as a representation of white savior imperialism - a fact that must be acknowledged in order to adequately discuss her character.
Yeah but no seriously I should be able to criticize people for disliking a character that I like if they completely dismiss the character and get their entire characterization wrong
basically it is a Gross Things About The Patriarchy 101 midterm all rolled up into one passive-aggressive bid for a pat on the back over some Nice Guy’s “enlightenment”
Or view our military occupation of other countries.