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Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.

That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.

Shani O. Hilton

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deepredroom:

Lots of people are reblogging that armour gif again saying they’re happy to know the names of the various parts, so here’s a few more diagrams. Naturally, some styles of armour have extra or different parts and there are specially made suits for jousting and such.

A really important thing to note is that not every soldier/warrior of the time had plate armour. Chainmail was much more common. For as cheap and available as it was, it did a great job against most bladed weapons. It was only when swords made for stabbing and advancements in arrows came about that could break through the links that plate armour started to really get going. But it’s expensive and has to be custom made for each warrior, unlike the one-size-fits-all chainmail tunics.

The main thing to keep in mind when designing armour is what purpose you want it to serve. Does your character need maximum mobility? How do they fight? Do they come from a background where they could get their hands on a fitting suit? And if they are wearing a full suit of armour, make bloody well sure they can move in it! Fantasy armour is more often than not, impractical and does not “meld” together. Ever play a video game and your character’s armour will clip through their own body? Yeah, don’t do that. You’ll feel like a master if you come up with armour that fits well.

wocinsolidarity:

19 Asian Actresses on Major U.S. Cable Network Shows

Arden Cho (Korean) as Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf 

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Korean) as Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family

Archie Panjabi (Sindhi) as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife

Chloe Bennet (Chinese and Jewish) as Skye on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Grace Park (Korean) as Kono Kalakaua on Hawaii Five-0

Hannah Simone (Indian and German/Italian/Greek) as Cece Parekh on New Girl

Jamie Chung (Korean) as Mulan on Once Upon a Time

Jenna Ushkowitz (Korean) as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee

Jessica Lu (Chinese and Japanese) as Ming Huang on Awkward.

Maggie Q (Vietnamese and Irish/Polish) as Nikita on Nikita

Michaela Conlin (Chinese and Irish) as Angela Montenegro on Bones

Mindy Kaling (Tamil and Bengali) as Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project

Ming-Na Wen (Chinese) as Melinda May on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Parminder Nagra (Indian) as Meera Malik on The Blacklist

Reshma Shetty (Indian) as Divya Katdare on Royal Pains

Sandra Oh (Korean) as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy

Shay Mitchell (Filipina and Scottish/Irish) as Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars

Tania Gunadi (Indonesian) as Private Park on Enlisted

Yunjin Kim (Korean) as Karen Kim on Mistresses 

This was made in response to an anon we recently got who asked,

(Image reads - anonymous asked wocinsolidarity: We all know Lucy Liu is an industry favorite but do you know of any other Eastern Asia (or Asia in general) woc actresses?)

So rather then do a laundry list, I thought it would be cool to compile a photoset of someof the Asian actresses currently on television shows that aren’t Lucy Liu (though we do love us some Joan Watson). I asked around, and made this list based on my own TV watching and suggestions from people I know. So A) I don’t actually know if all of these shows are good or not and B) if one of your faves is missing it wasn’t done maliciously. 

*Disclaimers: All images used were found on Google. We do not own or claim to own any of these photos. All information about ethnic identity was found from Wikipedia, so let us know if anything is incorrect! 

Also: Sorry for how bad the quality of the photoset is. 

Edit: also I’m so sorry I clearly can’t count, this is only 19! 

fuckyeahdisneyfanart:

repeat after me everyone: respecting the basic human dignity of oppressed people is more important than having a philosophical discussion about how anger is supposedly the same thing as hatred and how much better the world would be if we were all just nice to each other!!!!!!

because “don’t fight hate with hate” only means so much when you shout it in the faces of the oppressed, but barely whisper it in the direction of the oppressors

locsgirl:

"Stop making it about race." = "You’re making white people and those in love with them uncomfortable."

"But it’s a fictional race." = "I’m offended you won’t let me think these characters are white."

"Color doesn’t matter." = "Anyone who isn’t white doesn’t matter."

"Tan" = "I don’t wanna admit this person is brown so I’ll think of them as a white person who stayed out in the sun."

You turkeys AIN’T slick.  I see you.

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theaubisticagenda:

princemordo:

heads up

if i ever stop talking to you as much

  • its not you
  • there are a lot of things going on right now and idk what im doing and i often forget the fact that i have friends omfg
  • i still want to be close

if i ever message/text/call/ect you a lot

  • pls let me know bc i dont want to make you uncomfortable or bug you
  • be a Pal; dont let me make an asshat out of myself
  • ps its more than likely because i want to be close

All of this is 100% true.

justwhitesupremacythings:

If only white people responded to racist shit from neo-nazis and blatantly racist white people with the same vigor they respond to people of color who express frustration over the racist shit white people do to them

ffabiees:

skush-uk:

Hyperrealism Drawings by Karla Mialynne

thephotogfeminist:

"Losing your Virginity" will henceforth be called "your sexual debut."

Because you’re not fucking losing anything.