an asian woman has never won the oscar for best leading actress
the last and only time an asian woman was nominated for an oscar for best leading actress was 79 years ago (and she was white-passing and concealed her race)
just let that sink in
Quotes from Michael Dunn, the man who recently faced a hung jury unable to decide if he was guilty of killing black teenager Jordan Davis. He was convicted of the attempted murder of Jordan’s friends. If you ever thought this case wasn’t about race, think again:
“It’s spooky how racist everyone is up here and how biased toward blacks the courts are. This jail is full of blacks and they all act like thugs. … This may sound a bit radical but if more people would arm themselves and kill these **** idiots when they’re threatening you, eventually they may take the hint and change their behavior.”
“I just got off the phone with you and we were talking about how racist the blacks are up here. The more time I am exposed to these people, the more prejudiced against them I become.”
“I’m not really prejudiced against race, but I have no use for certain cultures. This gangster-rap, ghetto talking thug ‘culture’ that certain segments of society flock to is intolerable.”
Do Women have to be Naked to get into the Met. Museum?
Guerilla Girls. 1989, 2005, 2012.
Last year, John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and sometime Cities contributor, ran the numbers on homicides that were ruled justifiable.
Roman’s analysis points to a clear geographic pattern. Though less than 2 percent of homicides are eventually ruled to have been committed in self-defense, that number contains a significant split between “Stand Your Ground” states and those without such statutes. In Florida and other “Stand Your Ground” states, a homicide is nearly twice as likely to be ruled an act of self defense (2.6 percent, rather than 1.46 percent).
Race also plays a role in Roman’s analysis, suggesting that the Zimmerman verdict is hardly unique. The data give credence to claims that such laws introduce bias against black victims and in favor of white shooters, as many have contended. In cases where the shooter was black and the victim white, there was hardly any difference between “Stand Your Ground” and other states: Only 1.4 percent of these homicides were deemed justified in “Stand Your Ground” states, in comparison to 1.1 percent in states without a statute. But, the situation is substantially different when the roles, and races, of shooter and victim are reversed. For murders with a white shooter and a black victim, 16.9 percent were ruled justified in “Stand Your Ground” states. Only 9.5 percent were in states that have no “Stand Your Ground” law on the books.
"The odds that a white-on-black homicide is ruled to have been justified is more than 11 times the odds a black-on-white shooting is ruled justified," Roman concluded. "No dataset will ever be sufficient to prove that race alone explains these disparities. But there are disparities in whether homicides are ruled to be self-defense, and race is clearly an important part of the story."
Traditions of the Pacific
THE HISTORY OF LEI’S
The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born. Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals.
In Hawaiian tradition, these garlands were worn by ancient Hawaiians to beautify themselves and distinguish themselves from others. The Maile lei was perhaps the most significant. Among other sacred uses, it was used to signify a peace agreement between opposing chiefs. In a Heiau (temple), the chiefs would symbolically intertwine the green Maile vine, and its completion officially established peace between the two groups.
There are many customs and protocols associated with the giving, receiving, wearing, storing, and disposing of lei.
In modern times, a lei is usually given with a kiss - a custom which began in World War II. Traditionalists, however, give a lei by bowing slightly and raising it above the heart, allowing the recipient to take it, as raising the hands above another’s head, or touching the face or head, is considered disrespectful.
By tradition, only open lei are given to a pregnant or nursing woman.
If due to allergies or other reasons a person cannot wear a lei which has just been given (for instance a musician who would tangle the lei in his or her guitar strap), the lei is displayed in a place of honor, such as the musician’s music stand or microphone stand.
Lei should never be thrown away casually, or tossed into the trash. Traditionally they should be returned to the place they were gathered, or if that is not possible, they should be returned to the earth by hanging in a tree, burying, or burning. A lei represents love, and to throw one away represents throwing away the love of the giver. Many types of lei can be left in a window to dry, allowing the natural fragrance to fill the room. This technique is often used in cars as well.
- In Samoa, similar garlands fashioned of entire flowers, buds, seeds, nuts, plant fibers, leaves, ferns, seashells, or flower petals are called “asoa” or “ula”, while single flowers or clusters worn in the hair or on the ear are called sei.
- In Tahiti such garlands are referred to as ‘hei’ and in the Cook Islands they are called an ‘ei.’
- Tongans are known for creating unique ‘kahoa’ leis made of chains of flat, crescent or triangular arrangements made of flower petals and leaves sewn onto a leaf or cloth backing.
Many modern Polynesian celebrations include the giving and receiving of leis in various forms, including recent adaptations of the flower/plant lei in which candy, folded currency bills, rolls of coinage, and even spam musubi are tied into garlands. “Non-traditional” materials such as cloth ribbon, sequins, cellophane wrap, curling ribbon, and yarn are often used to fashion leis in various forms today.
A collection of Victorian photographs ranging from 1855 - 1880’s.
LTMC: My roommate and I were talking about this the other day. How on earth could they have spent so much money and still have so many horror stories about being ill-prepared with their accommodations? The answer is almost certainly “horrifying amounts of corruption.” I suspect that a lot of that money simply went to line the pockets of contract beneficiaries than actually found its way into infrastructure improvements.
with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz
Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.
If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.
I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.
I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.