“”Moments later [Ellen DeGeneres] is onstage handing out pizza- much to the dismay of Benedict Cumberbatch, who is backstage about to present an award. “Damn, I missed the pizza,” he says to Jennifer Garner.””
calling certain areas the “bad part of town” serves to dehumanize a group of people and turn them into a faceless mob of evil people; most of whom have very complex lives; and this middle+ class drive to just base an entire population’s existence around a nebulous idea of “crime” is a dehumanization tactic
Also, it’s almost always racist code for, “the colored side of town.”
always used to give my rich girl ex a “tough” time every time she described a neighborhood as “tough”
"boys don’t like it when you wear high waisted clothing" sorry i’m actually in fuck debt right now like i have no more fucks to give the government has issued a fuck deficit and i’ve just declared fuck bankruptcy
I know that my style of joking with friends involves insults but if I ever say something that actually hurts your feelings even if I was joking and you know I was joking please tell me and I wont say that again because its not fun or funny if you’re actually hurting because of what I said
Spike Lee went off about gentrification at Pratt, in Brooklyn:
Above is the full audio, including an audience member’s response and Lee’s rebuttal:
Lee: Here’s the thing: I grew up here in Fort Greene. I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up every motherfuckin’ day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. P.S. 20 was not good. P.S. 11. Rothschild 294. The police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.
“What do you think would get them to stop?” I asked.
“If I break their hand because they tried to touch my hair—“
I cut him off. “If you do that, then you’re the problem. You’ll be sent to the office and you’ll be the one in trouble.”
And isn’t that the way racism works in America? When people of color don’t go along with obvious racist behavior, if we don’t ignore racial micro aggressions, if we advocate for ourselves, if we point out that injustice in our schools and workplaces, then we’re the problem.
a guy at school today was wearing this damn fine red nail polish and I heard these two girls whispering angrily and looking in his direction so I listened in expecting them to be weird about it and the first thing I hear is “how the HELL did he get it so good did he get it professionally done or something you need to ask him where he found that colour jesus fucking christ are you KIDDING me”
I think this is a good example of how the world should work.
This was basically the reaction the first time I painted my nails, except it was grown-ass women and they were asking me to do their nails and how much did I charge.