Posts Tagged With: racism

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December 10, 2014

Listen.

My last blog post… I’m not happy with it. It was a reaction, and I was upset. I don’t normally blog about things when I’m that upset. I’d love to delete it, but pretending I didn’t write it isn’t fair. I’m writing a follow-up instead, one that won’t make me feel like I’m overstepping boundaries. For those not in the black community, listen. If you don’t believe that things are this difficult, listen. You can’t comment until you understand how it really is. Hell, I’m hispanic and know that racism exists in this world… and I can acknowledge that what…

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Posted in personal, Pirate, racism
December 4, 2014

How do we move forward?

Note: After I wrote this post, I thought long and hard about it and wrote this follow up – Listen. I wanted to delete this post, because it was a reaction, and not the way I usually write posts about current events or issues. If you were disappointed by this post, I get it. A week and a half ago, I was just outside of San Francisco in my hotel’s fitness room- waiting for the prosecutor to come out and read the results of the Ferguson Grand Jury about Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown. The…

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Posted in personal, Pirate, politics
October 15, 2013

The Redskins: Time for a Change

Recently the owner of the Washington Redskins (Daniel Snyder) commented that he’d never change the name of the team, despite the fact that people have long complained that it’s a racial slur. In a twist that’s made me happy, a lot of media outlets and journalists have objected to calling them the Redskins and simply refer to them as Washington. On Sunday, Bob Costas spelled it out (and yes, I do recommend that people watch this). I’ve seen some interesting responses. From people who say it’s about time, to those who don’t understand what the problem is- saying that this…

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Posted in entertainment, movies
July 2, 2010

Racism & The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender opens this weekend, and has one of the worst Rotten Tomatoes scores that I’ve seen yet. Right now it’s hovering around 7-9% (Currently it’s at 9, but it was at 7 yesterday). To put this in reference, Twilight’s Eclipe is at 50%. And that’s a movie that is only getting slack from reviewers because they know that it will appeal to its fanbase and it’s fanbase only. “Avatar” was a phenomenon for Nickelodeon. They found themselves with a series that appealed to both children and adults, one that was both humorous and epic. Not only that, it…

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Posted in personal, politics
June 6, 2010

A small victory, in Prescott

In my rant on racism (“Language? We don’t need no stinkin’ national language“), I mentioned the story from Prescott, AZ where a mural depicting local children was being repainted to make the students white. Where a local city council member was using his radio show to speak out against the mural, and during the painting of it, artists were treated to racial epithets being shouted at them. Well, there’s a small victory. The mural, which according to the school principal was lightened to make the faces seem happier, not because of the controversy (right)- is being restored to the original…

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Posted in politics
June 4, 2010

Language? We don’t need no stinkin’ national language.

One of the common complaints I’ve heard in the immigration reform debate is that the United States needs to make English the official language. That we’ll save money in only printing one versions of forms, and right now we’re catering to illegal immigrants. Why am I even mentioning this issue? Someone on Facebook (an app friend, who clearly doesn’t know me) suggested that I “like” a page called “THIS IS AMERICA…I SHOULDNT HAVE TO PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH.” Just a joke right? Take a peek at the profile picture.