Been having a lot of conversations lately that have led me to ask the question, “who am I?”
I am a dancer.
I am a member of Chi Omega.
I am a huge Disney fan.
I am a sock collector.
I am a fan of superheroes.
I am a New Orleanian.
I am a Saints fan.
I am an LSU Tiger fan.
I am a…
Black Girls Rock: Twin Dancers Are Accepted to American Ballet Theatre’s Prestigious Summer Program
Twin sisters Nia and Imani Lindsay have been accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Program on scholarship. The young girls have been walking since 8 months and have been dancing ever since. At 10-years old the two are trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap dance. They are also fluent in English, Spanish and French.
While they reside in Canada they made a trip to New York City to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive program and found time to sit down with Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes to discuss their big news, bullying, their beautiful natural hair and why they love Misty Copeland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply4Rjz_UZM
Such an inspiration! I am so insanely proud of these girls.
If they can’t “capture the voice of a person of color” without whitewashing them, then that is their flaw as a writer! We’re not aliens or imaginary creatures, we have thoughts, desires, opinions and personalities just like they do. We’re not “difficult to write”, they’re the ones who need to…
He told the Jews of Europe to sacrifice themselves to the Nazis or commit mass suicide.
"I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing, and he seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed" - Gandhi
He also was a misogynist that cheated on his wife and refused to let his wife receive treatment when she was dying of a perfectly curable ailment. He compared the native people of South Africa to the untouchables of India and considered himself above them.
Here, read more about it
See, this is what’s going on here: Colbert thinks he’s making fun of Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his open letter announcing a new charity to “make a real, lasting positive impact on Native American quality of life,” all the while defending the team’s name. With this little quip (which was also featured as a segment on his show, apparently), Colbert and his liberal white audience believe themselves to be SO OBVIOUSLY above and beyond racism to the point where they can ironically deploy racist slurs to ostensibly insult fellow white people’s ignorance, oblivious to the very real and still quite literal hurt that those slurs continue to evoke for its targets. Because, you see, the joke is not for Asian people. Here, Asians are just collateral damage in the service of white liberals enjoying the freedom to mock the people they deem the REAL racists (by racially mocking the people racists supposedly mock, funny how that works). And according to Colbert’s supporters, Asian people should understand that our role here is to swallow our discomfort and be appreciative that our pain was used as a comedic device for the greater goal of self-congratulatory “progressive” white entertainment.
Bolded- because that sums up my entire feelings about the Colbert Report and my criticisms of it. The whole, “I’m so above racism that it’s funny when I say racist things because I’m so OBVIOUSLY NOT-RACIST” thing needs to die ASAP.