“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”—The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemison (via fewmorepages)
The reason Fred’s death scene was so short was because the twins were having trouble shooting it. They had numerous takes of a longer scene but they simply couldn’t do it anymore. The scene was giving Oliver such anxiety because he was watching his brother die over and over again. Now that I know the truth about why Fred’s death was so short makes me accept it just a little bit more!
(Conservative commentator Glenn Beck) questioned the use of “African-American” on his Tuesday show, arguing “colored” or “black” is more appropriate.
Fresh off the heels of his Restoring Courage event in Israel, Beck asked his co-host, Pat Gray, “Correct me if I am wrong. Didn’t you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem, when you would say the words ‘African-American?’”
Gray responded, “Oh, yeah, because it doesn’t apply there,” to which Beck said, “It doesn’t apply! Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?”
His co-host asked Beck what the correct phrase is. Beck exclaimed “black,” adding “colored” was appropriate, too, arguing that it is used in places like South Africa.
“It’s not a bad thing, only here. Why are we made to feel bad?” the former Fox News personality said about the term “colored.”
Beck then theorized why “African-American” is commonplace.
“‘African-American’ was not made to do anything except try to create a super man,” Beck insisted.
Someday I will learn not to read notes on posts like this that are not from people I follow. Because there are way too many people with no concept of history, social context, or basic fucking logic. If you really think white & colored are on the same level? Shut the fuck up. If you think that POC shouldn’t get to decide how they identify? Shut the fuck up. Lastly, if you think Glenn Beck has a point with this willful refusal to grasp basic facts? Shut the fuck up. In other words, shut the fuck up. Because no one should have to explain to grown adults with access to the internet & history books why terms like colored are problematic.