Posted by: gabatik
2015-07-17 12:44:54
ID: 27834
So while the white-girls-with-cornrows contingent were crying because they got the side-eye over their hairstyles an anti-police brutality activist named Sandra Bland was pulled over in Texas for "improper signalling" beaten by the police on camera and then found dead in her cell 72 hours later. The police claim she died of "self-inflicted asphyxiation." They're literally using the same excuse used by Apartheid police to excuse the death of activists they imprisoned unjustly. This is terrifying.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-17 02:43:17
ID: 27828
Does no one remember Bo Derek wearing cornrows in the 70's in the movie "10"? I was young then, but I don't remember this level of attention to it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-17 02:30:50
ID: 27813
I think the cornrows thing is stemming from the original feud between Amandla Stenberg (Rue from Hunger Games) and Kylie Jenner. She specifically called her out because she and her family get rich off of appropriating black culture while staying silent and not saying a single thing about issues that affect black people. The issue isn't just the hair, it's that white people want to take things from black culture without giving a damn about how the people who invented the things you think are cute are getting shot by cops, growing up in fear, and treated as less than by the media and the culture at large. When American cops start murdering Irish people at a statistically disproportionate rate and getting away with, I will give a shit about a pub painted green or flying an Irish flag - most of which are owned by people of Irish descent if not actual Irish people.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-17 01:30:12
ID: 27825
Ant man is not a super hero.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-17 01:10:34
ID: 27824
Not one of my republican right-wing God Bless America and no where else friends posted about those four Marines being killed. Not one of them put up their condolences, not one put up any sort of prayers for them or any anger, nothing. I'm really surprised and I find it humorous. (Not funny haha). May they Rest in Peace.
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Posted by: gabatik
2015-07-17 00:05:18
ID: 27820
You know, I left comments open so we could avoid this sort of thing happening here. I'm going to ignore the fact that you are more invested in personal insults than facts or logic because I don't like stooping to that when there's an actual discussion to be had. And you also know full well that the people involved in the cornrows nonsense are American - it's because of a Kylie Jenner post ffs, what's more American than the Kardashians? Unless you're trying to claim them for Ireland and if you are, go ahead and take them, please. Things have meaning specific to their countries and times. So you need to chill out with the fact that Americans are having a discussion about American culture with other Americans and speaking from an American POV. When you bring your country into a cultural moment in the States, yes, it's going to be read that way, and no amount foot-stomping or name-calling makes that wrong.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 23:54:54
ID: 27819
No, actually Irish and living in Ireland, with grandparents who lived through disgusting oppression by the English. Not "my mammy's pit bull was Irish but actually I'm just an ignorant American who likes to claim they are Irish because they have no culture of their own" Irish. And sorry Gabbathick, but the shit actual Irish people went through in Ireland in the last few centuries was oppression. Sorry if you can't see it through your stars and stripes banner. And I have no idea which 18 year old in particular we are referring to here. I'm not talking about anyone in particular, just random attacks I have seen on tonnes of young girls with dreads. Feel free to label me racist, but the fact you seem to be so ignorant of actual irish history really does show who the ignoramuses are here.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 23:24:29
ID: 27818
Liam Hogan: "The Myth of Irish Slaves in the Colonies". http://www.academia.edu/9475964/The_Myth_of_Irish_Slaves_in_the_Colonies. Just stop. I'm of Irish descent too. But just stop trying to compare it, it's not the same, and twisting yourself into up trying to pretend that it is is distracting from actual problems, so just stop.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 22:41:26
ID: 27817
The issue isn't that the 18 year old white WOMAN was sporting any type of ethnic hairstyle. It's that she used the ignorant and racist tag line that white girls do it better. America's culture is the dominant (white) culture. I suggest you Google the definition of appropriation because you completely missed the point.
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Posted by: gabatik
2015-07-16 21:19:07
ID: 27814
All I can think of is the CollegeHumor "Racism Lite" video where the guys says, "The Irish were oppressed too" and takes a drink of Racism Lite.
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