Hitler wasn’t a Christian. A better example would have been Augusto Pinochet.
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why the fuck is every nursery rhyme about people dying
- the london bridge is falling down and probably crushing pedestrians
- ring around the rosie pockets full of posie ashes ashes we all get obliterated by the black plague
- it’s raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring he bumped his head and fucking died
and fucking died
Well, if the average life expectancy for a man is about 30 - 40 years….
russia coming 15 minutes late to the 1917 revolution holding a tsarbucks
15 minutes late they clearly weren’t
looks like they were
nice gender did your mom pick it out for you
No, my dad did.
I literally scrolled past this and then scrolled back up real quick to reblog because I finally understood the joke.
the other day in english we were looking at this sonnet Shakespeare wrote about his mistress who was presumably black because he says she has dark skin and wiry hair and pale lips
and this kid asked “is the girl he’s talking about black”
and my teacher started stuttering and was like “ummm well i suppose you could interpret this as her being african american” and i started cackling really loud because there are no african americans in 15th century england
While I enjoyed that episode of Doctor Who, the reason this is funny is because this is before the US was colonized so any people of African descent wouldn’t have been from the Americas, so there were no African Americans in Britain during this time period, though there were people of African descent in Britain during this time period.
Valentine’s Day and President’s Day both suck, so let’s just combine the two and call it a day.
great you know a little about history it’s time to stop and just get a fucking major the shirt people can’t hear you
Why are you so angry about my response? Actually, I have a BA in History and Ancient Near East History was one of my most studied subjects of history.
i fucking hate seeing that comic post, with the old white guy who’s part of the klan, and then goes to PoC countries and “becomes not racist”
because that’s not how that works
living people are not your fucking teaching tools
and imagine how many fucking people he must have hurt
how many awful fucking things he must have done and said during his “not racist no moar” journey
seriously i fucking hate that post more than words can describe
not to mention it entirely presents the situation as something *we* (poc) can fix and should be trying to fix (for him and people like him). As if we’re not ~human~ and ~inspiring~ enough in our natural poverty near him.
the comic seems to ignore that the largest swells of the klan live in areas with the most non-white populations. The klan is huge in Georgia, the klan is huge in Texas, the klan is huge as a response to being dared to live with people of color.
You don’t see a huge klan in Portland proper not because white people here aren’t racist but because they don’t have a legacy of poc to ~rebel against~ because the feel slighted by our freedom and citizenship. (but don’t worry, it’s waiting just outside the city limited, in rural Oregon where poc are being pushed out to).
We can’t fix the racist guy, you can’t just send him to us to “fix.” And if you do we might “fix” him in a different way, like fixing him a giant kick in the nuts.
Very much co-sign.
At the risk of distracting from your point, the rest of this is a sidebar expansion on your statement, “[white people in Portland] don’t have a legacy of poc to ~rebel against~,” because as it turns out, our “not having a legacy of POC” is an ugly, ugly story. It wasn’t just happenstance, the way so many Oregonians tend to believe. You may already know this, in which case, please ignore it; I’m posting it because Oregonians tend to forget, ignore and/or deny this shit.
First off, the original Oregon State Constitution outright *prohibited* black people from living in the state. And before Oregon became a state, the territorial government also excluded black people from the territory. And before Oregon became a U.S. territory, when “Oregon” was just a bunch of white squatters in Oregon City… That’s right, those heroic white settlers crossing the Oregon Trail, *this* was what they made their first order of business on arrival: writing a law that said that black people couldn’t come to Oregon.
(I grew up in Washington state, and our first black settler there was a man named George Washington Bush. He was instrumental in establishing the U.S. claim to the Washington Territory as superceding the British counterclaim. [*twitch* *writing as if colonial claims are legitimate* *twitch*] The only reason he was in the Washington Territory at all is because he had been driven North across the Columbia by Portlanders who were backed by Oregon’s black exclusion law.)
(…by the way, the reason that Oregon even became a state was because of local panic about the Dred Scott decision. I forget exactly what the details were, but yeah, it had something to do with the possibility that Oregon wouldn’t be able to exclude black people any more.)
Black exclusion wasn’t repealed until 1927. In the meanwhile, Oregon had become a refuge for white racists: there was a big influx of Southern whites “fleeing” here after the Civil War, for instance. Consequently, even though there weren’t many black people in the state, the Klan was actually quite big in Oregon, at least through the 1920s. Even after the repeal of black exclusion, black people weren’t exactly falling all over themselves to come live here: it wasn’t until WWII and the demand for labor to build ships at Vanport, I think, that Portland started to have a significant black community. (There had been a small one before then, permitted by a grandfather clause in the black exclusion laws.) That black community has been displaced several times over, starting with the Vanport flood, and has now been almost wholly pushed out of the city with the gentrification of North Portland.
Anti-Chinese racism in Oregon was… well, it feels wrong to say “a much bigger deal” than anti-Black racism, so let’s say something like, “much more violent,” seeing that it involved riots and massacres. On a national level, there’s a tendency to define racism as an anti-Black thing, which tends to let west coasters feel smug about how “not-racist” our history is. Which is complete and *utter* bullshit. We have a long history of nasty and vicious race riots out here, but they were usually anti-Chinese riots. Plus shit like the time that the city of Tacoma, Washington, cold-bloodedly announced that they intended to raze Tacoma’s Chinatown to the ground. On the scheduled day they rounded everyone up, put them on cattle cars, shipped them off to Portland, and then, yes, put everyone’s homes to the torch. This happened with the Washington state governor’s fucking *blessing,* btw: everyone knew it was going to happen — they put up public notices with the date on! — and the governor outright refused to mobilize the national guard to stop it. And oh, yes, as if this wasn’t horrific enough, people died of exposure on those cattle cars, too.
Oregon was somewhat safer for Chinese than California and Washington were, and Portland was somewhat safer than the rest of Oregon. Which means that when Portlanders tend to talk about anti-Chinese racism, they tend to position themselves as the comparative good guys. I don’t have a good summary link for the history of Chinese in Oregon and in Portland proper, but this alludes to a fair sampling of it, and likewise points out how white Portlanders tend to minimize and deny it. In general, I enthusiastically recommend Marie Rose Wong’s Sweet Cakes, Long Journey: The Chinatowns of Portland, Oregon, which can be a dense read in places (it began as a doctoral thesis), but is an absolutely gripping read in others. It will absolutely be at my fingertips if I ever write historical fiction about Oregon.
Oh, and there was also a decent-sized Hawaiian population here back when, too. (From the colonial point of view, there was a massive labor shortage in the Northwest for a long while, and it was common to import people from Hawaii.) I don’t much know the details, but from what I have been able to gather, they mostly took refuge with Native communities when the shit started hitting the fan. Many of the local “Native” placenames are actually Polynesian, and there’s a fair amount of Hawaiian in some of the local tribal languages, nowadays.
And of course, no discussion of Portland and/or Oregon “not having a legacy of POC” would be complete without an enumeration of what went down with Native people. But forgive me, I can’t. I will leave the details as an exercise for the reader.
…so when contemporary Portlanders get all smug about not having the Klan, you are very correct to point out that it has a lot to do with Oregon not having a local “legacy of POC to be racist against.” But the reason there isn’t a legacy of POC to be racist against, is because historical Oregonians were *very fucking effective* in their racism. So, *no*, contemporary Portlanders, we *don’t* get to feel smug about the Klan not being a big deal hereabouts nowadays.
And since I was having a link-drop fest above anyway, here have one more: In which I analyze the original Oregon State Constitution’s racial provisions, article by article, line by line. For those who want it, there’s a tl;dr at the end.
holy shit all this history I didn’t fucking know
fuck you Oregon
at what point in history do you think americans stopped having british accents
There isn’t really such a thing as a “British” accent. But to answer the spirit of the question, it would depend on where the person immigrated from, the size of the population around them using their native accent, and how many generations their family had lived in North America.
Like, for example, if some people from England settled in the mid-west pre-Revolutionary War, they majority of non-native Americans they encountered would be French. However, if they settled along some areas of the eastern seaboard, they might have ended up in enclaves that came from similar regions. If they settled in an area where everyone retained their native accent, the accent would have a greater chance of becoming the accent their children developed. If they lived in an area where the majority of people did not have that accent, then their children would be likely to develop a variation. And then it would go on from there from generation to generation until you don’t speak with the accent your ancestors spoke with.
There are also parts of the US and certain social classes in the US that speak with a faux-English (though they would claim it’s “British”) accent. They tend to be found in parts of New England. This comes from part Anglophilia and part where the English settled in large numbers.
next month is february which means I get to hear “why is there no white history month” for 28 consecutive days
There are people telling funny history stories and I wanted to tell my favorite!
Okay, so. When Napoleon invaded Egypt, the Egyptians wanted to get in his good favor, so they sent along two teenage girls to him for him to use as he pleased. Napoleon was disgusted, because um, no, and he was madly in love with Josephine. So he sent them back. And, well, the Egyptian ministers must have misunderstood.
Because they sent back two ten year old boys.
- Jasmine was in an arranged marriage and didnt want to marry someone she didn’t love
- Snow White cleaned and cared for them and wasn’t sleeping with them
- Pinocchio avoided lying and was actually doing all he did to save his father and become a real boy
- Robin hood stole from the rich that were stealing from the poor via taxes
- Tarzan was raised by fucking apes
- Sleeping beauty was in a coma and only the kiss from her true love could bring her to life
- Cinderella was a slave
Don’t try to use my childhood to justify you being a whore
HAHA my favourite part was “Tarzan was raised by fucking apes”
Also should point out, whether Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) had been kissed awake by her prince or not, he was her arranged marriage and she was going to marry him by royal decree anyway. Actually, they might have gotten married years earlier than they did in the story (presuming they’re married soon after the end of the movie) had the curse not happened and kept her away until she was sixteen. This story is set about 150 - 200 years before King John, who married a twelve year old when he was thirty-four.
Tarzan isn’t wearing most of his clothes because he lives in a jungle climate. Also, since he’s living with the apes, what he does and does not wear would be irrelevant.
Cinderella didn’t lie. She never told her step family she wasn’t or was going to the party. She didn’t even know she was going to the party until well after they had left. That’s not lying.