What Would You Do?: A transgender woman is insulted by a man at a diner. This is a really great segment they did where a trans woman, played by a real trans woman, is insulted and ridiculed by a man (played by an actor, of course) while she serves him at a diner. You’d be surprised at how many people butted in to defend her.
So much faith in humanity restored.
Fucking great how they supported her.
I may need to watch this show more often.
well, this is beautiful
That last guy though. He was going to sit there for as long as it took to make sure Kevin didn’t attack Carmen. He even said he had a good catholic upbringing. Catholics aren’t really known for their acceptance, and for him to not only defend her, but protect her, is just…wow.
[images of fabian, queer brown boi, and amina, black cat snuggling. fabian is holding amina and in the first image they are both looking down, the second image fabian is looking at the camera and amina is looking up at fabian.]
its the 5th of may which is a day i dread. ever since coming to el norte i have been bombarded with ignorant images of white people dressing up in “mexican” costumes and using this day to drink and be openly racist.
today i snuggle to counter the struggle of seeing my people mocked, put down, exotified and tokenized for the purpose of entertainment. rather than letting these images and acts become internalizations of my inferiority i will see these white people in their sombreros and mustaches as complacent in white supremacy. they are parading in their ignorance they are letting everyone know how little respect and humanity they have for my people and probably all people of color and they are the ones that are mocking themselves.
if you are struggling today on this day, mi gente, i hope this helps you. the struggle is real, the snuggle is healing.
xo fabian and amina
its hard being a mexican today. pinches gringos racistas. ojala y los sombreros traigan pulgas y los burritos harto chile
Well, the idea I was raised with was that, as aboriginal people, everything that we do is political. When we wake up in the morning—that’s political. The fact that we’re here driving and surviving is political because everything has been done in the past 500 years to stop that from happening. So the politics part of it is automatic. It’s not even a choice. It’s a responsibility that we have to carry as aboriginal artists because it’s just part of our life. It goes back to that holistic way of seeing life. We don’t divide the political and the spiritual. The day to day. Those are all a part of the same thing.”
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]
Awesome women in history.
If were gonna talk about Assata and say she’s a ‘cop killer’, let’s be completely honest and put such accusations into perspective. Everyone wants to forget that in the 60s and 70s the FBI and police declared War on the Black community and organizations that formed in the community to end oppression. The police and FBI went all out to destroy Black leaders and these organizations with undaunted impunity. The reason why you had BPP (Black Panther Party), SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) and BLA (Black Liberation Army) was because they responded to police terrorism. They were tired of seeing the police come into our communities and take them over like an ‘occupying army’, if I may quote Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale. These groups formed because they were tired of seeing police and FBI with white supremacist attitudes, assassinating, brutalizing or jailing Panthers and members of other Black Power organizations left and right for little or no reason..They were tired of seeing government forces foster the killing of Black leaders like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. So if we’re gonna talk about Assata, let’s talk the police and FBI murders of unarmed Fred Hampton and Mark Clark? Let’s talk about the murder of Lil Bobby Hutton. Can we say COINTEL-PRO?”