• white people talking about the racism they experienced: i was walking out of walmart and this black girl BUMPED INTO ME and i nicely apologized but she called her 9 black brothers over to BEAT ME UP they called me a SNOWMAN because im WHITE and then these black police officers came and BEAT ME TOO and an alien spaceship full of latinos and asians landed and they called me a cracker and cheered on the blacks! racism against white people IS REAL
vintageblackglamour:

"Me at sixteen with prom date. My brother’s best friend, Milton!" ~ Vanessa Shaw submitted this photo to our #myVBG page at http://myvbg.com.  The Vintage Black Glamour book (http://VBGbook.com) focuses mostly on artists and entertainers - but we never want to forget the legends in our own families! We are still accepting submissions to #myVBG where you have the chance to share the diva(s) or divo(s) in your family with the world. Feel free to upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ - (please do not email me!) with his or her name, city, date/location of photo and a fun VBG-ish fact about them with the hashtag #myVBG and #vbgbook. Thank you!  #vintageblackglamour #myvbg #vbgbook #vintage #prom #1960s #1960sfashion 

vintageblackglamour:

"Me at sixteen with prom date. My brother’s best friend, Milton!" ~ Vanessa Shaw submitted this photo to our #myVBG page at http://myvbg.com.  The Vintage Black Glamour book (http://VBGbook.com) focuses mostly on artists and entertainers - but we never want to forget the legends in our own families! We are still accepting submissions to #myVBG where you have the chance to share the diva(s) or divo(s) in your family with the world. Feel free to upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ - (please do not email me!) with his or her name, city, date/location of photo and a fun VBG-ish fact about them with the hashtag #myVBG and #vbgbook. Thank you!  #vintageblackglamour #myvbg #vbgbook #vintage #prom #1960s #1960sfashion 

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chescaleigh:

rhodochrome:

lolololori:

(via When She Tweeted About Her Favorite Show, The Executive Producer’s Response Wasn’t What She Expected)
SHONDAAAAAAA

Absolutely love Shonda Rhimes—and the person she is responding to is homophobic—but as a bisexual person, I disagree with this. There ARE “gay scenes,” and they stick out because there are so few of them on TV. We (queer people) aren’t “just people too.” No. Queer people are not the same as straight people, and queer scenes on TV are not the same as straight scenes on TV. Visibility is important, and it’s necessary to recognize and highlight those directors/writers/executive producers (like Shonda Rhimes) who are helping make LGBTQ more visible. Erasing the difference between scenes with hetero sex & romance and scenes with queer sex & romance downplays the importance of depicting queer sex & romance. If we’re all just “people,” why even bother representing gay people at all?

This is a really good point and one I hadn’t thought of before posting. I think Shonda’s follow up responses do a good job of clarifying that there’s nothing wrong with gay scenes but “they’re just people, not gay people” is definitely a form of erasure, similar to, “I don’t see color”, no matter how well intentioned. Thanks to all who chimed in and brought this to my attention. The learnings never cease! ps. the original Upworthy post has been edited to reflect this info ;) 

chescaleigh:

rhodochrome:

lolololori:

(via When She Tweeted About Her Favorite Show, The Executive Producer’s Response Wasn’t What She Expected)

SHONDAAAAAAA

Absolutely love Shonda Rhimes—and the person she is responding to is homophobic—but as a bisexual person, I disagree with this. There ARE “gay scenes,” and they stick out because there are so few of them on TV. We (queer people) aren’t “just people too.” No. Queer people are not the same as straight people, and queer scenes on TV are not the same as straight scenes on TV. Visibility is important, and it’s necessary to recognize and highlight those directors/writers/executive producers (like Shonda Rhimes) who are helping make LGBTQ more visible. Erasing the difference between scenes with hetero sex & romance and scenes with queer sex & romance downplays the importance of depicting queer sex & romance. If we’re all just “people,” why even bother representing gay people at all?

This is a really good point and one I hadn’t thought of before posting. I think Shonda’s follow up responses do a good job of clarifying that there’s nothing wrong with gay scenes but “they’re just people, not gay people” is definitely a form of erasure, similar to, “I don’t see color”, no matter how well intentioned. Thanks to all who chimed in and brought this to my attention. The learnings never cease! 

ps. the original Upworthy post has been edited to reflect this info ;) 

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