Daily Archives: August 29, 2011





feministblackboard: Did you know that Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to ever be nominated for an Academy award? She was not even allowed to attend her own movie’s premiere. The movie, in case you are unfamiliar, was 1939’s Gone with the Wind. Her career began with radio in which she played a maid who went by “Hi-Hat Hattie.” The radio serial was called “The Optimistic Do-nut Hour.” She was paid so little for her role (especially in proportion to her white counterparts) that she had to work as a real maid off to the side in order to make enough money to live. She also got criticism from different groups such as the NAACP, who felt she, like other black actors at the time, were only perpetuating stereotypes of African Americans. She decidedly kept working as she did saying, “I’d rather play a maid for $700 a week than be one for $7.” (Source: http://feministblackboard.tumblr.com/post/8923330282/did-you-know-that-hattie-mcdaniel-was-the-first)





Okay, on the 21st of August, I posted a capture of a bit of a squabble that my dad, a friend of mine, and I got into over HB 56, the Alabama illegal immigration bill. The photo was apparently unreadable, so I am reposting it in three separate entries. Original entry: here Other Parts: 1, 2



Okay, on the 21st of August, I posted a capture of a bit of a squabble that my dad, a friend of mine, and I got into over HB 56, the Alabama illegal immigration bill. The photo was apparently unreadable, so I am reposting it in three separate entries. Original entry: here Other Parts: 1, 3


Okay, on the 21st of August, I posted a capture of a bit of a squabble that my dad, a friend of mine, and I got into over HB 56, the Alabama illegal immigration bill. The photo was apparently unreadable, so I am reposting it in three separate entries. Original entry: here Other parts: 2, 3



autoimmunelife: lobizon: karnythia: So, this picture of a woman with a black eye sitting on a couch in front of a man holding a diamond necklace is an ad for a hair salon. And the owner of the salon is doing the usual “Why must people be so sensitive?” in response to critiques & of course in the comments to the news article about it there’s the usual abuser apologists blathering away. And all I can do is wonder when how reached a point where people can put edgy & abuse in a sentence together and think that makes sense for an ad campaign. This ad actually makes me sick to my stomach. WTF is wrong with people that this would even cross their minds as possibly okay?! 🙁 Okay, this is passing into a whole new state of being absolutely disturbing.  I mean, what the actual fuck?  How did anyone think this ad would be okay?  I refuse to believe that anyone who possesses even an ounce of humanity would be okay with the ad. (Source: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/08/29/city-salon-unapologetic-over-racy-ad)