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Posts tagged Xenophobia.

thegoddamazon:

optimusparm:

faineemae:

optimusparm:

A Sikh American made his way onto American Idol and got all the way to the final auditions but wasn’t selected into the Top 20. Twitter got heated up when Americans started calling him a terrorist and some even claimed that he had a bomb hidden in his turban to blow up Hollywood. Oh I’m sorry but are you intimidated by a turbaned man who can sing and could potentially make a mark in the industry if he releases an album? *gasp* 

The level of ignorance in that country has already taken it to a point where there is no turning back. Congratulations America, you have once again proven why you are the most hated country in the world. Please continue the public racism and then cry about it when everyone else fights back. 

Check out Gurpreet Singh Sarin’s audition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxoQ5PBRETw

And yet again we see the confusion between Sikhs and Muslims because of the way Western Media has portrayed them. Just this past summer we saw that this resulted in a deadly shooting and now this.

I don’t even think there should be a confusion between the two. Sikh or Muslim, neither should be stereotyped as a terrorist.

It’s really telling when people are comfortable saying shit like this, though. Like…I can’t even fathom the amount of stupidity it takes to be able to conjure unwarranted hatred of all things different from you.

I partly blame Disney for the blending and blurring of Muslim/Arab/Sikh/ScaryBrown in building archetypes in people’s youth… But that aside, gotdammit… dude is singing and people are still terrified of him and convinced he’s a terrorist? Someone needs to get those racists and xenophobes off of twitter and to counseling.

(via the-real-goddamazon)

Islamophobic ads on Denver RTD buses

lovenjustice:

The ads read: “9,757 Deadly Islamic Attacks Since 9/11/01. It’s Not Islamophobia, It’s Islamorealism. This Ad Paid For By The American Freedom Defense Initiative.”


More needless intimidation, from the place that raised the Sikh Temple shooter.

This is disgusting. Fuck RTD and the City of Denver for putting Islamophobia onto our public transit. This shit can’t stay posted….

Denver and its racism…

Denver and its xenophobia…

Denver and its Islamophobia…

(via amazing-how-you-love)

nezua:

cantarelgallo:

alldolleddown:

despicabletweets:

I can’t understand how OVERHEARING another language could be so irritating.

Nothing irritates white people like people/situations that don’t cater directly to them…

Would be interesting to hear what these people would say if the roles were reversed. And, of course, by interesting, I mean disgusting.

That’s not a “Conservative” thing to say, however. Just a bigoted, ignorant, ethnocentrist, and—in this country, for sure—a racist thing to say.

Oh, but I guess this person is declaring “Conservative” as a synonym for “Racist.” Being a language expert, we ought take them at their word.

Fuck xenophobic, racist, english-only asshats. This is America- where there is no national language. Where many of your immigrant ancestors didn’t get a full grasp of English. Where English colonizers imposed their language on other people. A special fuck you to the “ching chong” motherfucker…

Sorry your monolingualism is such a heavy burden. Oh, wait. I’m not sorry.

Quick question for immigrants….

tortillachronicles:

vaticanhound:

If your country is so bad that you have to illegally flee, why the hell do you still act proud of your country?

What an articulate and well thought out question you have posed for us! I can just tell you have spent quite sometime attempting to explore the reasons why it is important to maintain one’s national/cultural identity while working in foreign lands. Judging by your intelligent inquiry, I am pretty sure you’ve recognized that maintaining a strong connection with your roots is beneficial to a migrant’s psychological well-being as well as it being extremely important for their adaptation.

Man, I just so happened to also have a well articulated question of my own:

If most racists/xenophobes have hands, why can’t they make a proper fist and punch themselves in the face? 

If you’re going to be so xenophobic and patriotic, here are a couple follow on questions:

What about the influence of the United States in destroying economies and sowing strife around the world while allowing your corporations to put up recruitment posters at the same time?

What about your horribly shattered immigration system that is completely out of touch with reality (but handy for criminalizing hard working folks who help to provide your privileged class with the low cost goods that keep the majority appeased and the upper levels fat with revenue)?

What about the racist assumptions that Asian Americans have to live with every day in the country they call home? I’m third generation and I still have to deal with “No, but where are you really from?”…

Where is your outrage against signs in Greek in Greektown?

Where are your cries of “Go back to Italy!” when mass media pushes Jersey Shore and the preponderance of Italian flags everywhere? Let alone that you can even get custom Italian American license plates (with both flags) here in Colorado?

Why do xenophobes have to try to talk down to immigrants while ignoring all that the US has done to fuck up countries around the world?

(via frijoliz)

Full list of companies that pulled ads from All American Muslim

zikrayat:

3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape), 
Airborne Vitamin, 
Amway, (says it has been misrepresented)
Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55), 
Art Instruction Schools, 
Bamboozles, 
Bank of America (Cash Rewards), 
Bare Escentuals, 
Brother International (Ptouch), 
Campbell’s Soup, 
Capital One, 
Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer), 
City Furniture, 
Conagra (Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes), 
Corinthian Colleges (Everst411), 
Cotton, Inc., 
Cumberland Packing (Sweet’N Low),  (says it has been misrepresented)
Dell computers, 
Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips), 
Estee Lauder (Clinique), 
ET Browe (Palmer’s Cocoa butter), 
Gap, 
General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep), 
Good Year, 
Green Mountain Coffee, 
Guthy Renker (Proactiv), 
Hershey kisses, 
Home Depot,  (says it has been misrepresented)
Honda North America, 
HTC Phones, 
Ikea, 
JC Penney, 
JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire), 
Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K), 
Koa Brands (John Frieda), 
Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer), 
Lowe’s (admits to cancelling ads) ***
Mars (Dove Chocolate), 
McDonald’s, 
Nationwide Insurance, 
News Corp (We bought a zoo movie), 
Nintendo (Mariokartz.com), 
Novartis (Theraflu), 
Old Navy, 
Pernod Ricard (Kahlua), 
Petsmart, 
Pier One, 
Pfizer (Centrum vitamin), 
Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide), 
Progressive Insurance, 
Prudential Financial, 
Radio Shack, 
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 
SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles), 
Sears , 
Signet (Kay Jewelers), 
Sonic Drive-ins, 
Subaru, T 
HQ (uDraw), 
T-Mobil, 
Toyota (Camry), 
Volkswagen, 
Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader), 
Wal-Mart 
Whirlpool (Maytag)

New fodder for the places I won’t shop at. Especially for caving to a group whose campaign is basically:

"This show doesn’t conform to the Islam I made up in my head and is insufficiently xenophobic and Islamophobic. We can’t have people learning about Islam and Muslims unless it’s the stuff that my pastor/me made up! 9-11! Freedom! USA! Yargle Bargle!!"

Someone needs to collect those Islamophobes…

(via zikrayat-deactivated20131202)

fumblingtowardshappiness:

kindofmorallybankrupt:

since when was facebook exclusive to americans only?

International culture y’all.

Can you?

Because I can’t.

I can’t either…*obscenity laced rage follows below…*

"WAAAHHHH! only speak english you guise! gosh, what’s wrong with you that you cant speak amerikkkan english? jeez."

[subtitles: My perception of your monolingualism, no matter how unsubstantiated, makes me feel incensed and insecure. I demand that you cater to my monolingualism and accede that the universe does, in fact, revolve around me. You’re a monoglot or speak something other than english with ease and comfort, AND have the audacity to do so IN PUBLIC!?!]

Fuck the monoglots who shame and degrade others for not constantly catering to the inability of certain folks to speak/understand another language.*

*note, if you’re a monoglot who doesn’t think less of other monoglots of a different primary language- this is not aimed at you, you’re good

Also, for the last “yeah, i’m into international culture and can hold my own in a few other languages but you must speak to me in english” poster- пошёл ты pinche huevon.

(via ekom-aka-makoma)

sidwell friend school is serving "asian" food today. so what? [Angry Asian Man] →

wthellokitty:

Holy shit. Oriental Noodle Salad? Does the Sidwell Friends School have no decency? No, seriously, Manny Fantis is a moron. 

First of all, there’s little on this menu that could legitimately be called Japanese cuisine. But on top of that, the fact that the writer insinuates that serving Szechuan Tofu & Veggies or Vegetable Fried Rice — “Asian food” — is somehow un-American or disrespectful on a day like Pearl Harbor Day, that’s just idiotic. 

Seriously? We’re talking about teriyaki-marinated chicken strips? Who the hell approved this story for publication?

What.the.actual.fuck.amerikkka? really? is this a thing? looking for a recipe for brainwashing unsuspecting pupils into a dangerous, unamerikkkan nostalgia and patriotism for a dismantled imperialism? here it is:

Here are the options for Malia Obama and her sister, Sasha on the “Day that will live in Infamy:”

December 7, 2011 

MS/US
Asian Mushroom Soup
Oriental Noodle Salad
Classic Spinach Salad
Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Strips
Szechuan Tofu & Veggies
Garlic Roasted Edamame
Vegetable Fried Rice
Fortune Cookies

Oh. The. Humanity. FORTUNE COOKIES? THOSE TRAITOROUS AND UNTRUSTWORTHY SEEDS OF SWEET AND MULTIPLY APPROPRIATED PROPOGANDA?!?!? Psssh, next you’ll tell me that the supplies of green tea were not unceremoniously removed from all governmental offices and thrown into the nearest body of water…. </snark> </faux rage>

I should know better than to open the comments thread on these things… but, still, i do. and find gems like:

Classy, Tom. Classy. Racist Epithet? Check. Food based ‘alllooksame’? Check. Perpetual foreigner syndrome? Check. Racist, xenophobic dude fueled by ethnocentric patriotism….

And all the comments about Hiroshima and Nagasaki…. “BUT THINK OF ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE IT SAVED!?!?! THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIDN’T HAVE TO DIE BECAUSE WE GOT ‘EM FIRST!” I feel so disgusted

On the real though. <rage> Nothing like an ignorant news story with nothing better to do than reinforce subtle stereotypes of the eternally untrustworthy, indistinguishably interchangeable and perpetually foreign asian folks.

This country gives me a soul ache…

spam the hell out of this page, please? →

juthikakijawani:

It’s Islamophobic and downright disgusting, can we please just troll them or get the message out?

signal boosting. fuck these islamophobes. ugh. report page? spam? counter post? sometimes i wonder if i really live in the same place as these religious bigots, racists and xenophobes… then i remember i live a half hour away from Renee Elmers’ district… :-(

(via stfuislamobigotry)

Iranian Alliances Across Borders’ (IAAB) 2011 Student Summit addressed the current state of the Iranian American diaspora community. Over 70 Iranian American student leaders from 42 universities around the nation and abroad expressed outrage over the bigoted content of the 1979 poster titled “Let’s play cowboys and IRANIANS!” displayed in John Nonmacher’s restaurant in Katy, Texas. This image displays a group of gun wielding cowboys under an American Flag, proudly encircling a lynched Iranian man. In Nonmacher’s words, this poster is purely a historical artifact; however, the image recalls a time of high xenophobic animosity towards Iranian immigrants within the United States.

nom-chompsky:

baseballchica03:

washingtonpoststyle:

This is the next extension of this.

Jesus Christ, Washington Post, no it’s not. I’d expect this shit from some random tumblr but what the fuck.

stay classy, wapo

No, no it’s not. That campaign was clearly targeted at jackasses like whoever thought this would be a fun/cute/perfect thing to put together. Let alone the “Legitimate concerns of racial/ethnic/national sensitivity to centuries of white folks doing what they want with bodies of color and thinking it’s just the greatest thing ever while enforcing a system of inequality that saw POC as less than human, or at least not as human as white folks” being then turned into a domesticated pet parody.

GTFO.

When you say “C’mon, it’s just Halloween, can’t we drop the PC-play nice-don’t offend anyone stuff for one night?”

I hear:

"FUCK! Dude, isn’t it enough we try curbing our racism, fetishization, xenophobia and gleeful delight we derive from pretending to be POC for giggles? Just let me be racist for a night- stop oppressing my race issues! Besides, I already bought all the supplies and I don’t plan on taking them back."

Just sayin’… #reasonsifuckinghatehalloween

Y’all…

cocothinkshefancy:

(tw for insensitive shit)

It is only 12:30 on Monday. I cant even with the no spoons to deal.

A coworker of mine came up to my desk and said ” Guess what I found out over the weekend - that Chinese people eat aborted fetuses!”.

Readers, the look on my face.  I am sitting here, doing my work, drinking a goddamned cup of earl grey and you want to come up to me and say some shit like that?

So I went off. Loudly. I want him to feel fucking ashamed of saying something so fucking ridiculous.You a grown man, the fuck are you smoking?  Of course came along the “Well I meant REAL Chinese people from China” (the fuck?) to ” Its not racist!”, “Your being too oversensitive”, ” But I found it on the internet!”, “Well, you just say that because arent you dating some chinese guy!”.

I cannot even.

So I went to my boss. Of course, my boss did the deep sigh and said he couldn’t play Law and Order right now but he appreciated me telling him, but there isnt enough to take it to HR.

I cant even with this shit.

what. the. actual. fuck…. and what’s with the “play Law and Order” push off??? that’s fucked. he shouldn’t be able to just push off dealing with that in such a snide way either…

Born and raised in Miami, Ruiz is a U.S. citizen. But in the eyes of Florida’s higher education system, she’s a dependent student whose parents are undocumented immigrants — and not considered legal Florida residents . As such, Ruiz is charged higher-priced out-of-state tuition, even though she has a Florida birth certificate, Florida driver’s license and is a registered Florida voter. One semester of in-state tuition at Miami Dade College costs about $1,200, while out-of-state students pay roughly $4,500.

U.S.-citizen children of immigrants protest higher tuition rates - Florida - MiamiHerald.com (via midwestmountainmama)

The comments on this article are RIDICULOUS. rabble rabble illegal immigrants THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT CITIZENS.

(via weexist-weresist)

"United States of America: Where it’s totally normal to deprive a person of their rights because of who their parents are." Guess some things don’t really change… just find new targets.

You give me a soul ache. Worse and worse, each day.

(via praxis-makesperfect-deactivated)

Alabama Law Makes It A Felony For Undocumented Immigrants To Have Water At Their Homes →

elisamexica:

juansaaa:

At least one utility company in Alabama posted a sign informing its customers that a section of Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law prohibits them from providing water service to undocumented immigrants.

This shit is ludicrous…

School. Housing. Water. Ask yourself- how much does Alabama hate immigrants? what sort of odious fluid pumps through the hearts of politicians who will, with delight, inflict so much suffering on a community? Who could possibly be surprised that Alabama would so boastfully embrace their xenophobia [again]? This is bullshit. The South is on fire y’all and our communities are under attack. This. needs. to. stop.

(via jorgexo)

Father Daughter Talk …My daughter just walked into the room and said, “Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out, take my TV, iPhone, IPod, and my laptop. Please take all of my jewelry. Then sell my car, take my house key. And then write me out of your will.” Well, she didn’t put it quite like that… she actually said, “Dad this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed from Iran.”

Facebook status of a member of the Illinois Senate. (via microaggressions)

Re-re-blogging to add this action alert from CAIR for anyone interested in telling this State Senator how fucked up what he said really is:

ACTION ALERT: Call Illinois State Senator Syverson Over Anti-Islamic Joke

July 20, 2011

On July 5th, 2011, Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson, representative of the 34th district in Rockford since 1993, posted a racist joke to his Facebook page:

“Father Daughter Talk…My daughter just walked in the room and said, ‘Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out, take my TV, iPhone, iPod, and my laptop. Please take all my jewelry. Then sell my car, take my house key. And write me out of your will.’ Well, she didn’t put it like that…she actually said…‘Dad this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed from Iran.”

These are the sorts of jokes that Syverson finds entertaining and thinks are appropriate to post to his Facebook page, which he uses to represent himself to his constituents. This suggests that Syverson is willing to promote racist and offensive jokes to his followers.

Syverson refuses to apologize, not wanting to bend to “political correctness.”

ACTION:
Contact Dave Syverson’s office and tell him that as a public servant what he posted was unacceptable and he cannot defend racist sentiments – even jokes. Request that he make an immediate apology to anyone that he offended.

By Mail:

Senator Dave Syverson
200 S. Wyman Street
Rockford, IL 61101

By phone:  815.987.7555

By fax:  815.987.7563

By e-mail:  info@senatordavesyverson.com

(via maria-grazia)

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