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Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)

“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”

wow this just broke my heart a little bit 

you know what despite the many headaches Donald Glover gives me with his kool-aid sipping tendencies at the end of the day he still black and he still goes through what we go through. Like we all have to live under white supremacy, we’re all running the same race and jumping the same hurdles it’s just that he got tripped up on the ones that told him he could buy his way outta being black by just accepting causal racism but like moments like this really reveal that’s he’s just as vulnerable to racism as an “enlighten” black person is.   

^^^perfect response

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Boston Marathon Bombing Fallout: Bangladeshi Man Beaten In Bronx For Being An ‘Arab’






In an incident that echoes the 9/11 backlash in New York City, a Bangladeshi man was assaulted after the Boston Marathon bombings by four men in the Bronx on the mistaken assumption that he was an Arab.

The New York Post reported that 30-year-old Abdullah Faruque, who was born in Bangladesh but grew up in the Bronx, was having dinner at a Bronx restaurant Monday night when three or four Hispanic men apparently wanted revenge for the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the day (presumably they had already ascertained that the Boston blasts were perpetrated by Arabs or Muslims).

The paper noted that the four men viciously beat Faruque while shouting “f—king Arab” at the Bengali man as he stepped out of the Applebee’s restaurant on Exterior Avenue in Melrose for a smoke.

“One of the guys asked if I was Arab,” Faruque told the Post. “I just shook my head, said like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’ I didn’t even know that Boston happened because I had a busy day.”

As Faruque, a network engineer, turned to return to his meal, one of the other men said: “Yeah, he’s a f—king Arab,” leading to a brutal pummeling that dislocated Faruque’s left shoulder and left him semiconscious.

“Before I could grab the door, they started swinging at me,” Faruque.

“I’ve been jumped before. If you can’t win, you back up, you try to protect yourself.”

Only after he returned home and learned of the Boston tragedy from the TV news did Faruque understand.

“I saw the news, and then it hits me: That’s why I got jumped,” he said.

The New York Police Department is probing the beating as a hate crime.

People from South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, are sometimes targeted for violence and abuse by people who mistake them for Arabs whenever news of terror attacks emerge in the media.

This situation was particularly dangerous for turbaned Sikhs (who are not Muslims) in the wake of 9,11, leading to at least one murder and innumerable assaults.

Related: Palestinian woman assaulted and aggressively harassed while walking with her infant daughter and friend near Malden Center late Wednesday morning

Stay safe Arabs …and non-Arabs. Muslims. Everyone.

A young white blogger was telling me that we (non-white folks in America) need to have a “12-hour limit” before talking about the inevitable racist backlash of these events because our concern to survive a disgustingly racist society was “tacky.” Well, here you go. This is where our “tacky” worry comes from.

Stay safe my desis.

But it’s race baiting to talk about how PoC have to worry about what Whites will do to them in reaction to these types of violence

Especially fucked up now that we know the two suspects are both white dudes. As everyone SHOULD have assumed from the outset, because they almost literally always are, in American mass murder attempts. 

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One guy, who happened to be Asian, joined up the ride. He had a new bike, was sporting “all brand new stereotypical biker gear,” and didn’t really speak with anyone. Folks got suspicious and jumped to the conclusion that quiet Asian dude had to be an undercover cop trying to infiltrate them. In fact, in a blog post on BikePortland (which has since been taken down), publisher Jonthan Maus identified the mysterious Asian dude as Portland Police Bureau Captain Chris Uehara. He even posted side-by-side photos of bike guy and Capt. Uehara, confidently declaring that “the man in these photos appears to be the same man.” Asian guy. Asian guy. Absolutely, positively the same guy. No doubt about it. Wrong. BikePortland later acknowledged that the man was indeed not Capt. Uehara, but instead a man named Krisapon Chaisawa, a 35-year-old food server. He’s new in town and wanted to go on the ride to meet some people. People who ended up accusing him of being up to no good.

All Asian cyclists look the same (via iinventedeverything)

portland we see you

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find any more liberal racist clique than a white radical bicycle clique. These are the colorblind racists who take great offense at political correctness and get indignant when their elaborate philosophical bullshit is called out as the simple-ass bullshit it is. China has been running on bicycles more than cars since the industrial revolution and these motherfuckers think they’re onto some new shit. The Pacific Northwest has historically been a region of heavy white supremacism, from the lynch mobs and Driving Out of the Chinese to the white supremacist survivalists, and the biking radicals fall exactly in line with that tradition.

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It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the black and Hispanic and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via sister-bell)

Filed under: “what we do is ghetto, what they do is a life hack”

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