People complain about Tumblr being “too sensitive,” but…I actually kind of appreciate it. It’s helped me get in the habit of checking what I say before I post it, and thinking about how my words might affect others. My writing teachers at school taught me about so-called “proper”…
LADY GAGA RANTS NONSENSE ON “ONTD”
“ONTD" reported that some Japanese people felt offended by Lady Gaga’s racially insensitive couture. Here’s what they said:
Lady Gaga is in Tokyo. According to her, it’s her “favorite place.” Too bad she’s just pissed off some folks online in Japan.
Lady Gags EveryoneThinking it doesn’t matter that she upset fans in Japan by wearing Korean letters on a dress because Korea and Japan are the same thing gets defensive and doesn’t apologize
Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It
Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.
Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.
Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.
— Chris Kantos (@chriskantos) August 25, 2014
Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) August 25, 2014
“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.
no i think we’ve misunderstood haru:
here’s his “typical haru” answer
and here’s a proper answer
GUYS I THINK HE KNOWS EVERYONE THINKS HE’S OBSESSED WITH WATER SO WHEN HE MAKES A WATER REFERENCE
HE’S JOKING THAT’S HIS SENSE OF HUMOR
HE’S JUST SO DEADPAN NO ONE CAN TELL
his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.
I AM SEETHING. FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.
THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME
NO HISTORICAL BEARING
HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?
THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?
WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE?
NEVER FORGET. NEVER.