BLACKFACE is not cute, funny, or appropriate. it is rude, painful, and grotesque.
as i searched on my tumblr for savvy lafayette quotes, i stumbled on this gem of a
racist and white privileged hot messery. what kind of excuse does this appropriating blackface photo have? they also have a terrible website that is called “ugly dance”
which is said above white person in blackface presumably impersonating what is considered ugly via different musical motivations. only thing truly is this racist mess.
white people FAIL again. your appreciation for television shows like true blood isn’t gonna negate your ridiculousness. disgusting. you done messed up my thoughtless chill time!
here’s me Lafayette (NOT Tara you cunts) & Andy Bellefleur tripping out on V at the True Blood Premiere Party last Monday.
*i am not usually black…
paulsy made me a video - http://theuglydance.com/?v=aqvhxjhuaj
i just need people to know that this is still happening.
* sputters literally sputters*
Right Above the lying black girl is the angry one
The actual problem with the angry black girl? IS that above all odds against all things she usually has circumvented the other stereotype plotholes prescribed to her.
She isn’t ” ghetto”
She hasn’t used militant language.
She has cited facts…
i first only got this blog for a class assignment… but now i think it will be a great way to brainstorm my ideas about life and future career goals. in may i will be receiving my BS in Mass Communication, but my concentration is journalism. i believe i am a good writer ( just don’t think i want anyone reading it). i decided journalism would be a great career path for me in high school, when i thought writing was the one thing that set me out from the crowd. my best friend is the brainy act and chose bio-chem for a career path. i know i had the personality for TV and thought broadcast journalism is my best bet, i was going to take Katie Couric’s job. NOW… with graduation so close, broadcasting isn’t going to be what i want. im 22 and by the time i pay off student loans, i probably still will not be a lead anchor at CBS.
im tall (and pretty by the way) and i’ve heard a million times i should be a model, so i figured i’d give it a try. tried out to ANTM (it was more like i sent in an audition tape) and never got that call to say i was going to meet TYRA. but who am i to sell my self short because one (or a few) people couldnt see my potential. i’ve been working on my portfolio and the few pictures i’ve taken have been great (not tooting my own horn) but its far from being finished. im taking modeling seriously, im doing a lot of learning on my own (no, not from watching ANTM), but school is FIRST. and since im done in may, i realized that that will be the best time for me to put modeling FIRST.
my plans after graduation is to move to California and focus on modeling. im going to work wherever i can (hopefully using my degree) until i make it (if its not with my degree then grad school is the BEST thing). im loving my new passion for fashion and with my degree i want to start my own fashion magazine. i dont want one of those VOGUE copy cat magazines, i want one that feature upcoming designers….
and this is where my blogging starts…
So in class thursday my professor got on her soap box (her words not mine) and made me fee; guilty. I will admit i am a lazy student, i hate to read. I dont like sitting in a classroom, i learn by doing. I knoe thats not good, especially since my concentration is journalism. And blah blah blah, you have to read PERIOD. She is the department chair so she has “hella” things on her plate. She feels like if she can do all the things that are required of her and make our lesson plan, the least we can do is read the material. I feel her on that. Then she “went in” on how everbody can do all their “extras” for greek life, SGA, sports, work as far as a job, but fail to do the little she require us to do. I understood her point BEFORE she finished spelling it out to the first student. I felt guilty because i know i dont read NEARLY as much as i should. I, me, shouldnt have an excuse why i cant do the work, i am currently unemployed, i dont have any duties in SGA or greek life. My mom is always on me about finding a job and i tell her im taking my time because i cant put work before school (then i would never graduate.) She also said the bad habits we have today will follow us in the future…now thats something to think about. All and all that day,POINT TAKEN!!! I know better it’s time for me to do better.
yesterday i had the pleasure of meet in my eyes one of the most powerful woman, next to my momma. her name is janus adams, she is an emmy award winning journalist, author, publisher, historian, the list goes on. we was told we had to research her first, and be able to ask her question. after i read about her, and listened to her speak, i didnt have any question. my grandma told me when older people speak, make sure u listen so u can learn something. and thats what i did, i learned. she spoke on President Obama, as well had her experience with CNN, Fox News, and etc. she showed a documentary about 12 african american women being the first to mark history (that was powerful). i could tell my teacher wanted me to ask her question but i honestly didnt want to ask this lady anything. i was slightly intimidated by her. This lady made history, and i met her. i didnt want to part my lips and my question, or questions be redundant. it was good experience something i will think about for a long time.
in my opinion, i have learned alot about blogging, twitting, wikis and, RSS feeds Web 2.0…foursquare and so much more. i can prly sit here and explain all of it without stuttering. but when i got that mid term, i flipped the pages to see how long it was and it seemed like the first question i read made me forget everything i learned. the test might as well been in latin. i like the class….i feel like im getting connected to the world…but i really dont think a F would look good coming out of an elective.
I realized i may have become a twitter junky. and i remembered that i didnt think i would even like twitter. But this morning in my humanities i kept thinking….wanting to tweet about the guest speaker we had. He was talking bout jazz music. He talked for a second and play some music to listen to, i actually was listening and lightweight started to “feel” jazz music but he got to the next bit of information about Miles Davis. I heard of him but never heard any of his music so i was anixous to hear it, after he pressed play…he kept talking through the music…and he did that for the next few artist he played. i wanted to tweet so bad…just to talk about him and his presentation…how it went from ok…to whack in like 2.5 seconds top. O well, Dr. Harris might have me liking Twitter and blogging but thats it…Im to stuck in my ways. lol
See again…i remembered that i can blog from my phone. i used to think i was a social media addict just knowing how to instant message people, and now its so much i need to learn. but i can honestly say technology has really made me even lazier, when it comes to doing homework. lol. like i would email teachers my assignments and not to go class (the classes i can get away with it in)…i dont even get dressed on those days. me blogging from my phone is really helping me like it.
i remember that i needed to catch up on this thing called blogging….since it is for my class. before i had this class i never really did it i had one blog post on myspace but could never get into it….the bad part is this isnt the first class i was required to blog for. smh. im tryn to get hip to all the social media trends….but im what people would say “stuck in my ways.” good thing i listened to dr. harris when she said we can access tumblur through your phone. i might pick up a new habbit.