"The measure passed with bipartisan support, despite strong and largely Republican opposition. President Ronald Reagan was among those most opposed to the bill, and when he finally vetoed the measure over its support of the ANC, which he maintained was a “terrorist organization,” it took another vote by Congress to override it. Among the Republicans who repeatedly voted against the measure was future Vice President Dick Cheney, then a Republican congressman from Wyoming. Cheney’s staunch resistance to the Anti-Apartheid Act arose as an issue during his future campaigns on the presidential ticket, but the Wyoming Republican has never said he regretted voting the way he did. In fact, in 2000, he maintained that he’d made the right decision. “The ANC was then viewed as a terrorist organization,” Cheney said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I don’t have any problems at all with the vote I cast 20 years ago.’"
And the only reason people voted for that treasonous war criminal, was that they were racists who “had no problem” with it either…
Not only are they psychopaths but they are idiots as well
Only white women have the privilege of reclaiming the word ‘slut’ without facing any real social penalty. Miley Cyrus, for instance, is being hailed as a woman who is in control and liberated, unlike her black counterpart Rihanna. Rihanna does not get worshiped for owning her sexuality or her agency. Rihanna gets pity, scathing criticism, and popular feminist magazines wanting to ‘save’ her from exercising choices they do not agree with. Many mainstream feminists feel entitled to police Rihanna’s black female body; even Lena Dunham could not resist. However, if you look closely you can see that Miley has been feverishly studying and has been influenced by the Rihanna’s bad girl playbook.
White women may also be allowed to transcend their ‘sluttiness’ when they feel the need to do so. Both Angelina Jolie and Madonna have been able to shed their past bad girl images seamlessly. Whiteness affords white women the ability to try on different identities while their racial privilege remains intact. Because in a society that values whiteness over all else, to be white is to be human and all non-white persons must audition for their humanity.
The bodies of black women are highly politicized and critiqued no matter who they belong to, from the first lady to ‘the help.’ The physical movements and choices of black women are always viewed through a filter of suspicion. In order for me to claim my right to be a ‘slut,’ I first must win the battle to be able to fully claim my humanity."
Lutze B. (@FeministGriote)
This is a quote from her exquisite essay Why I Won’t Call Myself a “Slut” on Salon. MUST READ. An important and timely examination of sexual agency through an intersectional lens.
I felt this one in my soul!
What a load of bollocks!
This doesn’t have one damn thing to do with Rihanna being black! It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that she went crawling back to a pitiful excuse for a man who beat her. Miley, Madonna, Angelina, haven’t ever done that to the best of my knowledge.
It isn’t that nobody respects Rihanna because she’s a black woman. It is that nobody respects her because she went back to an abusive relationship, thereby demonstrating beyond reasonable doubt that she makes poor decisions, has no self-esteem, and is desperate.
I think a lot of people are sick to death of hearing this drivel. Grow up and take some responsibility for poor choices, instead of blaming it on being black. If there weren’t so many problems in the culture (gang worship, guns, disrespect for authority, drugs) then there wouldn’t be so much angst.
Stop blaming everyone else, and take some responsibility for your own actions.
Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
Hooray for that principal!
This is the United States, NOT Mexico!
We speak ENGLISH here!
Millions of immigrants learned English when they came im the 19th century.
Here is an idea: Move To France or Germany or Russia or Spain And demand they speak English for you. They will laugh in your face.
You move to another country, you learn their language
Isn’t this just typical of right-wing nutjobs who think they’re somehow better than everyone else who is different from them?
They don’t know, or don’t care, or both, that the 2nd Amendment really doesn’t give them the ‘right’ to own a gun, unless they are in a “well-regulated militia”… I bet none of them have ever read the Constitution. They only know the Fox talking points they hear on AM talk radio.
Reminder how much Walmart takes from taxpayers, even those who don’t shop there. (via @sarah_clem)
Also a reminder that many people on public assistance have jobs. Keep that in mind next time some GOP empty suit tries to play the “lazy colored people” card.