Posts tagged Xenophobia.
Islamophobic ads on Denver RTD buses
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…
Quick question for immigrants….
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?
Full list of companies that pulled ads from All American Muslim
3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape),
Amway, (says it has been misrepresented)
Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55),
Art Instruction Schools,
Bank of America (Cash Rewards),
Brother International (Ptouch),
Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer),
Conagra (Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes),
Corinthian Colleges (Everst411),
Cumberland Packing (Sweet’N Low), (says it has been misrepresented)
Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips),
Estee Lauder (Clinique),
ET Browe (Palmer’s Cocoa butter),
General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep),
Green Mountain Coffee,
Guthy Renker (Proactiv),
Home Depot, (says it has been misrepresented)
Honda North America,
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),
News Corp (We bought a zoo movie),
Pernod Ricard (Kahlua),
Pfizer (Centrum vitamin),
Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide),
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse,
SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles),
Signet (Kay Jewelers),
Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader),
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…
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.
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?”
“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
(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…