Racism comes in many shapes and sizes – all of them ugly. Racists have always walked among us, hiding in plain shite, but before 2016 it was generally considered “not okay” to be racist as fuck… Wasn’t it? Fast-forward a few years though, and it seems that ‘being a racist piece of shit’ is well […]Read More Five kinds of racist and how to deal with them.
How did it come to this? It’s 2019. The President of the United States is a racist. He is a white supremacist. He is homophobic. He is a mysogynist. He is a dickhead. In his latest Twitter tantrum, the Tangerine Nazi targeted four Democratic congresswomen – Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar […]Read More Sorry, but “I am not a racist” is not good enough.
Do we have to do this again? Do we have to go through this same shit every single time a person of colour is cast as anyone… or indeed anything… previously depicted as white? Summer 2019, and Halle Bailey, was cast as Ariel in Disney’s live action remake of the Little Mermaid, a story about […]Read More Why the little mermaid must be white – by whiny racists.
Remember when I wrote about how exhausting this all is? Well this is exactly the sort of shit I was talking about. Here’s the deal, okay. The N-Word is off-fucking-limits. That’s a non-negotiable. You can’t have it. You can’t say it. You can’t sing it. You sure as shit can’t chant it. I. Don’t. Want. […]Read More Why are white people so obsessed with the N-Word?
I was asked about white privilege for the 8,735,624th time. The question was something along the lines of “how come it’s mostly white people that are writing about white privilege, but there are no black people writing about it?” The argument went that several prominent black people, like wealthy, well-educated, middle-class, American social theorist, Thomas […]Read More What to do about our collective caucasity.
While the utter shitshow that is Brexit continued into late March 2019, malfunctioning replicant PM, Theresa May, fresh out of fucks to give about the whole thing, sequestered herself and a group of 13 MPs away at her Chequers country retreat, to discuss support for Meaningful Vote III: Tokyo Drift. A day or so later, […]Read More Welcome to the UK(KK)
I feel like I’m just repeating myself. March, 2019. Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was being asked about online trolling and abuse of female polititians. She replied that it “definitely is worse if you’re a woman. And it’s worst of all if you’re a coloured woman. I know that Diane Abbott […]Read More The ‘clumsy language’ of racism.
David Lammy is providing us with a lot of material recently. More accurately, the replies to his tweets (which I warned you to never read), are providing us with a lot of material. This time, Lammy commented on presenter and documentary maker, Stacey Dooley’s trip to Uganda for Comic Relief. In response to an article […]Read More We don’t need any more White Saviours.
I’ve heard a lot worse. Let’s just preface this post with the fact that I’ve heard a lot worse. But for fucking shit’s sake, Angela, what the fuck? If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, Angela Smith was one of seven MPs to resign from the Labour Party over Brexit and anti-semitism in February, […]Read More Holy shit, Angela! Racism is never far beneath the surface.
In early 2019, David Lammy MP (who I have to say is quickly becoming a bit of a legend) posted this on Twitter. The article in The Guardian refers to a campaign (@56blackmen) aimed at changing perceptions of black men in hoodies. Man alive, I wish I hadn’t read the comments. Of course, there’s nothing […]Read More Never read the comments!