nerdestnerdfighter said: Hi I really love your videos but I was wondering if its ok to paint your face brown for a costume , just for the accuracy of it. Again, I just want to understand, I know it’s a stupid question I've just never really gotten an answer. So ya, if it's ok great, if not, just please tell me and also if you could explain a bit it would be great. thanks (=
You love my videos…but not enough to watch them or actually read the resources I share in them or on Tumblr huh? Look, I really don’t wanna be a bitch but I’m so so tired of getting this question every Halloween. Right now I have over a dozen “is my costume appropriate?” asks and it’s incredibly annoying disrespectful. I spend a lot of my free time (more than I should) providing information about these issues so you can learn but at some point you need to educate yourself. Not only that, I go out of my way to not be preachy or “aggressive” so no one gets their fee fees hurt when I ask them very nicely not to be racist. Like….I cannot spoon feed you this information anymore than I already have.
My skin color is not a fun costume for you to try on for a night of drunken debauchery and trick or treating. Black people are being KILLED right now just for existing and you want to trivialize our existence for your costume’s “accuracy”? And then you have the nerve to ask me to explain to you why that’s offensive? Because it’s such a burden for you to hop your ass over to Google or scroll back ONE PAGE of my Tumblr and watch the video I made about appropriative costumes? Or maybe you could watch the Kat Blaque video I’ve shared multiple times about blackface where she included extensive research?
I consider myself to be a woman with a high level of patience, but it has worn extremely thin. This is what I get for trying and this is why so many other people of color tell ya’ll to f-off when you demand education. I’m not here to write anyone’s papers, do research for their job, evaluate their Halloween costume or hold their hand and help them feel more comfortable about the casual racism they clearly know they’re partaking in. You know good and well why painting your skin for “accuracy” isn’t ok and if you don’t, Google. And if you still don’t get it, or don’t care, paint your skin and have the time of your life while real life black people march and cry out asking for this country to respect our humanity and stop killing us for being black. Don’t worry though, no one will mistake your painted brown skin for an actual person of color, so you’re totally safe. Have a wonderful Halloween.
do sam and dean have suitcases? when they end up in the hospital how do they handle insurance? if the impala’s vehicle registration sticker expired in like 2005, how have they never gotten pulled over? aren’t the authorities puzzled when the two detectives they just worked with are never seen or heard from again? so many questions
Okay I’m just gonna throw this out here for a sec.
Everyone who said “wake up” or anything of the sort is an ASSHOLE. I’m gonna excuse the people who don’t know about this but that song was written because the singer’s dad died on September first. Supposedly when the funeral for his father came (he was a child) he went to his room and said “wake me up when September ends.” This song is personal to him and anyone who says “wake up” knowing how important this song is is a jackass and I will lose all respect for them.
His father died of cancer. It’s not something to joke about. We’ve all lost someone at some point in our lives. Saying “wake up” to the singer who only wrote this son in memory of a loved one is distrepectful as fuck. How would you like it if someone came over and pissed on the grave of someone you love, whether it be family or friend? That’s essentially what people are doing here.
Green Day/Billie Joe even asked people to stop. To those who didn’t listen: Fuck you. You’re inconsiderate assholes.
Signal Boost the fuck out of this. I want people to know how much it hurts Billie Joe Armstrong to see these goddamn messages every year when all he wanted to do was remember someone he loved.
Yesterday a man came into my work, all scruffy and dirty with a big backpack on his shoulders, and as he was leaving I told him to stay dry because it’s been raining almost none stop for a few days.
He stopped and turned around and laughed, and then he showed me his new shoes that he just bought and said “I’ve been walking the perimeter of the United States; these shoes will last me another month, rain or sunshine.”
We talked for a bit and he told me about how he’s walking around the perimeter of the entire U.S. to raise awareness and money for the homeless. He told me about some things he’s seen and the places he’s been so far. Before he left, he gave me a big smile, said “God be with you,” and walked out the door with the happiest strut I’ve ever seen.
He started off in Virginia and made it all the way down here to Florida on foot, and he’s still got a long way to go. He was very kind and very optimistic.
I’ve never met someone like him before, so I want to try and spread him and his effort here on tumblr.
He isn’t very popular yet, but I really want to try to spread his word and raise awareness of the homelessness issue here in the U.S., and try to help him raise money for this cause.
His name is Leroy Bailey and if you want to follow him around the U.S. his facebook is here.
I didn’t get a photo of him so I took this one from his facebook