Q:Do you think that capitalism is an essential instrument in the systematic oppression of minorities in America?
Adria Richards’ Silence Speaks Volumes
It’s been 6+ weeks since Adria said anything to anybody. And I’m pretty wreak about it.
If you don’t know who Adria Richards is and why her not speaking to anyone is a problem, well, allow me to recap.
On March 22, I wrote this blog post about Adria Richards. If you have no time to read it, here’s a rundown: Adria basically heard a private joke at a tech conference, made it a public matter, which resulted in the offender getting fired. However, because she’s Black and a woman, she was cyber-bullied by a LOT of men (and a lot of females who claims to be feminists, but some don’t like “her tone” on the matter). Her blog was attacked (both in the comments section and DDOS attacked), the start up she was working with at the time fired her (because they got DDOS attacked as well) and ever since then, it’s all about who’s right and who’s wrong because there were overreactions on all parts. But unlike the case in Florida where the charges on the Black teenager was finally dropped, we lost a Black tech voice (and personally, I lost a friend.)
Oh… and what about the victim? To this day, I don’t know WHO this guy is. He’s probably got another job. Whatever the case, he’s probably recovered and his reputation is still intact.
Meanwhile, I’m not sure when she’s going to socialize again. Her last communication with me was she will talk to me again, but this was before I even knew about the news.
What I do know that her silence shows that it will always be a White Good Ol’ Boys Club. This is a clear cut example of how racism and sexism plays in favor of White men.
P.S. - My blog post on Thought Remixer’s comment section is turned off. Mostly because I am tried of defending the “Black people can’t be racist” argument they like to use against her.
It’s like you’re not even black!
Harlem: 26 cops arrest & beat one unarmed Black youth, slam him to ground, then stop legal filming by witnesses.
This was May 13 at 3:30pm in the 135th St station of the B/C. Note the one arresting officer repeatedly telling the other to “relax.” The young man being arrested puts his leg up just so they don’t slam his face into the wall. When I turned my camera to catch the officers streaming into the station, two of them came behind me and one officer (Mancebo?) pushed me out of the station and would not let me turn around. Afterwards, I counted twelve police cars around the station.
High school student gives teacher a lesson.
This guy deserves all of the awards.
I don’t normally say this but…
FOREVER FUCKING REBLOG
Who is he?! I must meet him !!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Home school your children.
A funding crisis caused the Buena Vista School District to close its schools for the rest of the year—and perhaps permanently.
Wayne Brady calls “bullshit” on Bill Maher.
I would be happy if anyone beat Maher’s ass in public, but especially so if it were Wayne Brady
and more context from the article:
Maher first explained his desire for Obama to be a “real black president” who “lifts up his shirt so they can see the gun in his pants” during a monologue in 2010. Subsequently, Maher referred to Obama as “your Wayne Brady,” a characterization that put into question the African-American credentials of both Obama and Brady.
“I’ve respected him as a comedian, and what he does on HBO is great,” Brady told Hill. “But when he starts to drag me in, to use me as the cultural linchpin of his not-black-enough argument, that’s bullshit.”
I really dislike Bill Maher. My husband loves watching his HBO show, but honestly? Sometimes I want to put my foot through the TV. He is a cunt.
Bill Maher is sometimes right. But, mostly? Bill Maher is a humongous self-righteous asshole.
are you fucking kidding me
this is exactly why no one likes you white people
over 12,000 followers smh
You white people? you sound just as ignorant as the attention seeking bigot who made the twitter post. “Those who anger you will conquer you”
oh my fucking god
FALL OF THE FACE OF THE GOODAMN EARTH!
Some people can’t take their own advice…
You’re not a bad person because you’re white.
You’re a bad person because you’re white and you…
make black jokes.
call people ghetto.
find the Onion “funny”.
ask if my hair is real.
don’t believe in power dynamics.
think queer probs = racial minority probs.
think it’s OK to joke on black women.
don’t believe I should be offended at your jokes.
refuse to change.