Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims
1. Criminalizing Blackness in America
2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares”
3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death
4. The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)
5. Lauren Davidson: Disturbing Study Proves That Cops View Black Children Differently
This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in »Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe
Signal boost. This is fucking unacceptable.
I watched Days of Future Past and it wasn’t totally awful. It is much darker than Guardians so don’t expect much of the funny. In hindsight there is also an extreme lack of female characters—Shadowcat is there to basically provide a plot mechanic (by using a power I don’t think is ever in the comics?) Mystique is way more badass this time around at least. I read this Mystique series a few years ago that has colored my idea of her as this Jason Bourne level super-spy that can also shapeshift. Also what is up with her ability to slide around like she’s lubricated—IRL that would be some major floor-burn. Quicksilver’s role is so small, and his costume is ridiculous, but the character is amazing and it is a crime that’s all he was used for. As a huge X-fan they tried to pack a lot of mutants into this, but with all that possibility most of them are used as one-trick-ponies in order not to distract from the Charles-Erik-Raven lovehate triangle. Decent watch, even if they used a lot of flash-back/forward footage from the other X-films in order to justify a lot of the ‘feelings’ and ‘plot’ that needed to get tied together.
The moon and my hair are now one.
So GWAR has a new lead singer by the name of Vulvatron. May she lead the scumdogs to glory
there’s gonna be SOOOO MANY butthurt bro-ass metalheads about this and I love it because fuck them
Ok but not only is she the leader of a badass metal band but on top of that she graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Art and Computer Science, and was awarded a graduate fellowship for Digital Art. She is also currently employed at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities as the Visualization Systems Operator and the Director of 3D Modeling for the Rome Reborn project, which has been featured in publications such as Siggraph, Google Earth, Newsweek, and the New York Times. So yeah, simply put she is running on a tank 100% full of pure badassery.
she has also made love to over a billion women
And boy do we wish we were next
10x more excited to go to a GWAR show now.