Love how an employee of my college who works for what used to be called the multicultural center (renamed, but keeping the mission, under the office of institutional diversity), is liking a student’s status on Facebook that literally reads:
"Israel where did you learn your tactics? They remind me a lot of uhm who were those people…oh I think they were called the Nazis…oh wait…awkward… "
FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU
you white, male, privilege-denying ableist and antisemitic piece of shit I hope I can get you fired for this because I am so over all your fuck ups and the fact that every time you drink at a school event you end up staring at some student’s boobs
white supremacy and nazism are ideologies borne out of existing racial privilege and a desire to remain in power.
zionism is an ideology borne out of oppression and the degradation and attempted destruction of an entire people (who have LONG suffered at the hands of white supremacy)
to compare the two is a fundamentally and inherently antisemitic act.
do not do it.
won’t you celebrate with meLucile Clifton, “won’t you celebrate with me” (via owning-my-truth)
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.
The Bristol Psalter
f. 93r: David’s wife, Michal, letting David down from a window.
Greece (11th Century/1000s)
105 x 85 mm (text space: 70 x 60 mm).
Psalter with 14 odes and the apocryphal Psalm 151.
Don’t lie, you were disappointed to find out he was married, too.
I fail to see how he even remotely looks black?!!??
I can’t tell you what to see?!!??
Like, he can look different to different people. To me he looks Black because of his dark brown skin and the texture of his hair. The artist painted him how he thought David would have looked. This is medievalpoc, not everyonehastoagreewithme.com.
By the way there’s white people in this book too:
But you also don’t have to think they look white, necessarily. Everyone’s going to be coming at art from a different perspective, and that’s a part of all of this.
I mean, to me it looks like he’s wearing twists.
It can look different to other people. That’s life.
1) Yeah sure but it’s uncomfortable being a black person seeing a non-black person label a racially ambiguous character as “black” especially when it’s debatable
2) Sure he’s not automatically white with the dark hair and brown skin but like King David historically was a Jew and so most of my issue with this is that when he’s whitewashed, we’re whitewashing ancient Jews but here it’s a more PoC visible representation of an ancient Israelite character and because you’re calling him “black” — that doesn’t sit well with me.
There are plenty of PoC that aren’t black that have such features, I mean Yemenite Jews:
Or curly headed Imazighen from North Africa:
3) It’s uncomfortable seeing a non-black person throwing the “black” label around, especially when the subject isn’t really black to begin with you just think “ahh curly hair” BLACK like it’s not possible that the artist couldn’t do curls well with the paint? IDK it’s unnerving a bit :/
Mpoc telling a black man that he is wrong because he doesn’t believe a painting is of a black man. Also whitesplaining what curls are because he really needed help with understanding that concept.
Also note her dismissal of his discomfort she is erasing the fact King David was Jewish.
He doesn’t even look like he has twists.
Wow wow wow.
The goyfriend is asleep on top of me and I can’t move, so enjoy a photo of us on our anniversary when we got all dressed up and he told me I looked like a pin-up because I actually wore makeup for once.
Not here for white gay boys who claim to idolize Beyoncé but won’t talk to black women in real life.
Your misogynoir is showing.
blardenfrazifonochip said: Wait, you're patrilineal AND a convert? Does this have something to do with a Conservatism not accepting patrilineal Jews?
Yep! In order to be b’nai miztvah-ed in a Conservative synagogue (and for my mother to stand on the bimah at her children’s celebrations) my mother, brother, and I all converted when I was around 11 or so. It was actually remarkably pluralistic- a family of Conservative Jews being converted by a Reconstructionist rabbi at a Reform synagogue’s mikvah. Conversion for minors (under 13) is very easy, you basically just do the mikvah ritual. My mom went through a full Conservative conversion, which took about three or four years. I can try and answer more questions, but would probably have to ask my parents for more details since I don’t really remember much outside of the mikvah ritual itself.