25 2 / 2013

lesleyintheskywithdiamonds:

theonion:

Feb. 25, 2013

Dear Readers,

On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The…

I didn’t know about this until their apology but (pardon my French), the Onion can fuck off.

Here is some measure of relief for this disgusting story.

24 2 / 2013

handaxe:

Levar Burton.

handaxe:

Levar Burton.

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19 2 / 2013

riots-over-diets:

Priorities are a crazy thing.

riots-over-diets:

Priorities are a crazy thing.

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15 8 / 2012

The relative neglect of Oak Creek was not a foregone conclusion. Although the shooting took place at a gurdwara, or Sikh temple, the narrative of the incident contained enough archetypal elements to be compelling to all Americans. The murders took place at a house of worship on a Sunday. There was the heroic president of the congregation who, even though he was sixty-two, battled an armed attacker, sacrificing his own life. There were the children who sounded the alarm and joined fourteen women huddled in a tiny pantry for hours, listening to the agony of the wounded outside. There were the relatives at home, receiving texts and phone calls from loved ones. There were heroic police officers, a shootout, and the attacker’s death by self-inflicted gunshot.

There is also Wade Page himself, with his hate tattoos, photographs in front of swastikas, and his Southern Poverty Law Center dossier. Page so fits our stereotypes of white supremacists that, if he did not exist, it would have been necessary for Quentin Tarantino to invent him. Page appears to have hated blacks, Jews, Latinos, and probably everything else associated with modern multicultural America. Here is a figure whose malevolence should frighten all Americans, not just Sikhs, in the same way that Holmes should terrify all of us, not just those who watch movies at midnight.

Sadly, the media has ignored the universal elements of this story, distracted perhaps by the unfamiliar names and thick accents of the victims’ families.”


06 8 / 2012

faineemae:

haiderz:

deafmuslimpunx:

YAY, Islamophobia!!!

WTF?

I just read about this two minutes ago, first the sikh temple and now this.

Oh, god.

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06 8 / 2012

thedailywhat:

Wisconsin Shooting News of the Day: Former Army soldier Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old neo-Nazi, has been identified as the suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI, that left seven dead — including Page — and four wounded.
Authorities say Page shot the responding officer nine times before he was killed bypolice.
Page last was stationed with the Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was attached to the psychological operations unit but never deployed. He was discharged in 1998 “under honorable conditions,” which is less than honorable discharge.
The FBI is investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.”
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That is horrific. I am so saddened to hear about this.

thedailywhat:

Wisconsin Shooting News of the Day: Former Army soldier Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old neo-Nazi, has been identified as the suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI, that left seven dead — including Page — and four wounded.

Authorities say Page shot the responding officer nine times before he was killed bypolice.

Page last was stationed with the Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he was attached to the psychological operations unit but never deployed. He was discharged in 1998 “under honorable conditions,” which is less than honorable discharge.

The FBI is investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.”

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That is horrific. I am so saddened to hear about this.

(Source: thedailywhat, via steviemcfly)

18 7 / 2012

steviemcfly:

Wow.

What’s particularly tragic to me is that it’s a known fact that 40% of gamers are female, and that African-Americans and Latinos game more than any other racial demographic, and yet game developers are too cowardly to tap into these amazing resources and make bank off of these audiences because of the potential for white guy butthurt.