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i’ve spent like an entire goddamn week crafting this damn email trying to strike the right tone between excited and friendly and not overly-formal but still professional and not too casual

there are not enough greetings/goodbyes in the english language

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  • Question: Um I don't understand... How is putting swear words throughout a cookbook violating black people and promoting racism ???? - Anonymous
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    aimalyn:

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    nomoremrnicespice:

    To start with, it’s called ‘Thug Kitchen’. “Thug” is shorthand for black male; regardless of how strictly you might try to adhere to respectability politics (i.e. cultivating an image for yourself that lets white people know you’re not like those black people), if you’re black and male you’re still seen as a thug who’s guilty of something a la Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, etc. (Here’s an article about the racist use of the word “thug” throughout the Trayvon Martin trial.)

    On no planet can these white yuppies use the word “thug” without racial implications or realistically deny that those implications are intentional. There’s a reason why they were anonymous until the release of their cookbook.

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    Second, it’s not just swear words, they use African American Vernacular English (AAVE, or “ebonics”) and make the conscious decision to infuse it with vulgar language, which is, by the way, racist since AAVE is not innately vulgar. That’s just their interpretation of what it means to be a “thug”. AAVE is a dialect like any other, using it does not reflect any aspect of your personhood, your intelligence, your class, your education, etc, all it means is that you grew up Black in America, or that your language is influenced by Black people you grew up with.

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    "All up in", "Ain’t nobody got time for that", etc are examples of AAVE. If you read an interview with these people you’ll notice they don’t speak in AAVE naturally (some non-black folks grow up with AAVE; that is not the case here). They’re just white people who swear a lot. They could have created their corny brand around that vulgarity alone but the addition of AAVE and the "thug" archetype are exploitative and RACIST. The language they’re using is the joke. When black people make jokes that involve AAVE, the language is just the mode of delivery. Everything about this is a mockery and it’s embarrassing, I hope the realization that these people are making money off this minstrel show inspires a serious backlash.

    whit people are getting on my nerves more and more every day.

    So this is basically literary blackface. 

    YES ^

    Then let’s get them dragged. I’m sure we can make it happen as a collective group (black tumblr/twitter) we’re a force to be reckoned with

    -M

    Send in comments on their Facebook and TwitterTHEY ARE DELETING COMMENTS THAT CALL THEM OUT ON THEIR RACISM AND ALLOWING THE WHITE PEOPLE COMMENTS THAT SAY “THIS IS NO PROBLEM”!!!!

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i’m sorry that i’m a pedantic asshole all the time but i have no idea how to handle conversations like the one i struggled through the other day where my friend told me he wasn’t a fundamentalist christian but that reptiles are the only animals that grow their entire lives and consequently dinosaurs were just ancient reptiles with extended lifespans of 60-100+ years

that is not at all how biology works in any sense whatsoever

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my friend’s dad just added me on twitter which i guess means i can no longer hang out there

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(i’ve been level grinding for weeks because my goal is to reach #1 overall globally at some point but all these cheaters are making me lose interest)

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raise your hand if you want to help me reconstruct my art history thesis backwards

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thetravelinghufflepuff:

i have zero respect for people that accuse people with mental illness of “just being special snowflakes so they can get attention”

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yagamie:

A collection of quotes from men in the reboot Star Trek creative team, that will most likely make you cringe.

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can’t remember if i’ve seen this critique either, but it’s interesting that not only can barney only ~truly change for his own genetic material*~ and not for robin, but

number 31

she gets literally zero acknowledgement or credit

did she want the daughter? presumably, since barney initially didn’t, so what became of her? what happened to barney’s daughter?

jk she conveniently gets fridged too so that barney doesn’t have to deal with a relationship with a real woman and the writers, uh, i mean, ellie doesn’t have to deal with a split household, that would make the plot far too complicated

*i say this because he also immediately starts patronizing “girls” he used to hit on. that’s not telling at all of how superficial the writing was.

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