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PostSubject: Re: Color Me Colored   12/9/2015, 11:46 am

You fucking lefties get funnier by the minute.



http://nypost.com/2015/12/06/lawsuit-claims-jesus-is-too-white-in-met-paintings/


Met accused of whitewashing baby Jesus

By Kathianne Boniello
December 6, 2015 | 6:00am

A Manhattan man is suing the Met, claiming it’s committing sacrilege by depicting Jesus as a blond.
“Racist” paintings portraying Christ as an “Aryan” male should be removed from the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Justin Renel Joseph argues in his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
The masterpieces are “offensive aesthetic whitewashing” of the reality that the Savior, as a native of the Middle Eastern region, had “black hair like wool and skin of bronze color,” says Joseph, 33, who is acting as his own lawyer.
He says he suffered “personal stress” after viewing “The Holy Family with Angels” by Sebastiano Ricci; “The Resurrection” by Perugino; “The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes” by Tintoretto; and “The Crucifixion” by Francesco Granacci.
They are especially offensive to him, he claims, because he himself has “black hair like wool and skin of bronze color.”
“The implication that someone who possesses physical features like the plaintiff could not be the important historical and public figure of Jesus Christ . . . caused the plaintiff to feel, among other things, rejected and unaccepted by society,” court papers say.
The Met, however, called the paintings important, historically and artistically.
“When they were painted, it was typical for artists to depict subjects with the same identity as the local audience. This phenomenon occurs in many other cultures, as well,” said Met spokeswoman Elyse Topalian.
Joseph called the Met’s inclusion of the works in its collection “an extreme case of discrimination.”
“They completely changed his race to make him more aesthetically pleasing for white people,” he told The Post. “I’m suing a public venue which by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 can’t discriminate on a protected basis.”
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PostSubject: Re: Color Me Colored   2/11/2016, 4:35 pm

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BERLIN_FILM_FESTIVAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-02-11-07-53-10

Feb 11, 2:01 PM EST


BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL JURY QUESTIONED OVER DIVERSITY

"There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all, we're all from Africa originally," she said.
"You know, we're all," she added, pausing, "Berliners, we're all Africans, really."



If you accept that premise, then there should be no controversy whatsoever over whether the Oscars are ‘too white’.
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PostSubject: Re: Color Me Colored   3/8/2017, 5:19 pm

The sistah is Back in Black.







http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/27/rachel-dolezal-former-naacp-leader-who-claimed-white-food-stamps/98469292/

Rachel Dolezal, former NAACP leader who claimed to be black, is on food stamps

USA TODAY NETWORKMary Bowerman , USA TODAY NetworkPublished 8:24 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2017 | Updated 10:43 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2017


Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as black, is jobless and may soon be homeless.
In an interview with The Guardian, Dolezal said the only work she's been offered is in reality TV and pornography. Although she’s applied for 100 jobs, she told The Guardian that no one will hire her and she's currently on food stamps and may soon be homeless.
“Right now the only place that I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister," she told The Guardian.
The 39-year-old was swept into the national spotlight in 2015 after her parents, who are white, stepped forward and said Dolezal was not black. While the NAACP stressed that its organization includes white leaders, critics slammed Dolezal for presenting herself as black when she was actually white.
During a television interview in November 2015, Dolezal said that despite being born to white parents she identifies as black. She said her hair style and tanned skin led people to believe she was black, and she didn't correct them.
Dolezal told The Guardian she still believes that race is a social construct.  

“I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white’. Because you know, I’m not white,” she said.


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PostSubject: Re: Color Me Colored   3/8/2017, 5:19 pm

So now, engaging in idiocy and incomprehensible language has become racist.
Got it – will remember that.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-viral-fame-of-the-cash-me-ousside-girl-says-about-us_us_58c01d90e4b0ed718268bea3?q630ykjqub22tvs4i&

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03/08/2017 05:05 pm ET
What The Viral Fame Of The ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl Says About Us
On a white girl, “ratchet” or “hood” behavior is hilarious, even a little cute.

By Zeba Blay

Danielle Bregoli, the 13-year-old who rose to internet fame thanks to an appearance on “The Dr. Phil Show” last year, is reportedly in talks to get a show of her own. The reality show, currently being shopped to several networks, is the culmination of a whirlwind meme-fication that took Danielle from your everyday troubled teenager to the creator of the internet’s favorite catchphrase: “Cash me ousside. Howbow dah?”  
In the original “Dr. Phil” clip from September, Danielle has been brought on the show by her distraught mother, who needs help controlling her unruly daughter. The teen brags about hitting her mother, and stealing cars and credit cards. She’s antagonistic towards Dr. Phil, her mother and the audience. She’s very clearly an insecure young girl who’s overcompensating.
But at some point during her talk with Dr. Phil, there’s a shift. Danielle goes from being presented as a troubled child to a mere oddity, something to be gawked at and laughed at.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t get that, are you speaking English?” Dr. Phil asks Danielle at one point, after she brags about “takin’ the next bitch car.”
There are several things happening in this video at once, several things that say a lot about how we as a culture perceive blackness, and perceive young black women in particular.
Danielle, a white girl, speaks with a distinct accent that draws on AAVE, or African-American Vernacular English. In other words, she talks like a “black girl.” Not every black girl, of course. But her voice, her clothes, her long nails and hoop earrings are all specifically black cultural markers. She is performing blackness, and it’s a performance meant to elicit a very specific reaction from the audience, perhaps unbeknownst to 13-year-old Danielle herself.  
Think of any classic ‘90s episode of “Maury” or “Jerry Springer” that featured black and brown teens with bad attitudes, and Danielle’s behavior is nearly identical.
What isn’t identical, of course, is race. The novelty of the outrageous black teens of daytime talk shows, or more recent black viral stars like Antoine Dodson, “Confused Black Girl,” and Sweet Brown, is inherently different from the novelty of Danielle, and thus her growing fame.
Danielle’s popularity has everything to do with the fact that she’s a white girl performing blackness, appropriating black slang, black fashion and black mannerisms. And she’s being rewarded for it. Her catchphrase would not have gone viral had she not been using AAVE, had she said instead, “Catch me outside ― how about that?”  
But unlike those black and brown girls before her, Danielle’s trajectory reveals an inherent truth, an inherent double standard.
Where all those black and Latina girls were given just 15 seconds of infamy, Danielle has managed to parlay her persona into 15 minutes and actual dollars. Since the clip went viral, she’s begun making $30,000 to $40,000 for appearances. She started a “Cashmeousside” hoodie line. And now, she may have a TV show on the way.
How many black teen girls like Danielle have been able to transform viral infamy into this kind of so-called success? Kayla Newman, the black teen who coined the phrase “on fleek,” was barely credited for her creation ― although it’s arguably way more of a cultural phenomenon than “cash me ousside.” She’s also barely been able to raise money for the makeup and hair company she launched on GoFundMe in February.
Some may argue that the difference between Kayla and Danielle is that Kayla simply didn’t capitalize on her moment fast enough. However, Kayla was barely even given a moment to work with. And she’s also not a skinny white girl ― a far more marketable and far more appealing package for blackness.
Because on a white girl, “ratchet” or “hood” behavior is hilarious, even a little cute. It isn’t threatening. And since Danielle is white, it presents a way to laugh at blackness without interrogating why it is we laugh at blackness.
Danielle’s rise to internet stardom is endemic of a society that loves to laugh and gawk at blackness, or the performance of blackness ― especially when it comes in the form of a white girl. That’s not Danielle’s fault, of course. But that she’s finding fame and fortune through this is telling.


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PostSubject: Re: Color Me Colored   4/7/2017, 3:52 pm

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/06/it-s-time-to-debunk-rachel-dolezal-s-big-transgender-lie.html

It’s Time to Debunk Rachel Dolezal’s Big Transgender Lie

Rachel Dolezal is claiming that her ‘race fluidity’ is just like being transgender. It is not, and she should be challenged every time she says it.

SAMANTHA ALLEN
04.06.17 12:00 AM ET

When I wrote about Rachel Dolezal in 2015, I warned that the disgraced former NAACP Spokane chapter president—a white woman who passed as black for many years until she tellingly refused to answer a local TV reporter’s question about her race—was also subtly appropriating the language of transgender identity.
Commentators who should know better were buying it.
Well, she’s back, and this time the comparisons she is trying to draw between herself and transgender people are anything but subtle.
While doing press for her new memoir In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, Dolezal told Salon that “there’s more stigma for race fluidity than gender fluidity right now, and I don’t think anybody would deny that.”
Then she suggested that she hopes that people like her will be able to piggyback on the progress of the LGBT rights movement: “There was a time when we did call transgender, and even gay and bisexual, people crazy—with mental health issues and all these clinical terms—just stigmatized and rejected [them]. Maybe we will evolve and grow, and racial fluidity will become a thing in 20 years?”
And on CNN last weekend, Dolezal compared herself—somewhat—to Caitlyn Jenner: “There is some similarity in terms of harmonizing the outer appearance with the inner feeling, in terms of stigmatized identities, some people will forever see me as my birth category and nothing further. And the same with Caitlyn.” She made similar comments on BBC Newsnight and in other interviews.
But even worse than Dolezal’s specious analogies themselves are the way they are being handled by the media. Once again, voices on the right are wielding Dolezal’s story as a trump card to try to delegitimize and denigrate transgender identity. And voices on the left are failing to challenge or debunk the transgender comparison; in some cases, they’re asking the questions that invite it.
Back in 2015, I outlined all of the reasons why the Dolezal-transgender analogy doesn’t hold water. They all still stand.
There are at least 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. A sizeable 35 percent of Americans know or work with a transgender person. How many Rachel Dolezals do you know? Virtually every major medical association supports and affirms transgender identity. How many support the kind of identity Dolezal has claimed?
Transgender people can undergo medically-proven treatments developed over decades to alter their sex characteristics; when asked how she altered her appearance, Rachel Dolezal told Matt Lauer in 2015 that she “certainly [doesn’t] stay out of the sun.”
Transgender identity may be a relatively recent topic in our national conversation, but it’s as old as human history and the American Medical Association has been on board since 2008. This is not some edgy new fad that can be compared in any meaningful sense to a single woman who, according to her memoir, used “bronzer sprays” to keep up the appearance of a black or biracial identity when she moved to Spokane.

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Back in 2015, I outlined all of the reasons why the Dolezal-transgender analogy doesn’t hold water. They all still stand.
There are at least 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. A sizeable 35 percent of Americans know or work with a transgender person. How many Rachel Dolezals do you know? Virtually every major medical association supports and affirms transgender identity. How many support the kind of identity Dolezal has claimed?


The mere fact that the majority of people do not know someone who claims to be transracial does not mean that transracial people don't exist, or are somehow not as legitimate as those who claim a gender identity other than the one given to them at birth. I don't know how many major medical associations, if any, support the kind of identity Dolezal has claimed. But that doesn't really matter, because those associations have the ability to 'evolve'. (For those who might be unaware, 'evolve' is the Lefties' favorite word to describe the transformation of those who held inappropriate views until they finally came around to allowing themselves to be re-educated and to think appropriate thoughts. Think Barack Obama on the topic of gay marriage.)



Transgender people can undergo medically-proven treatments developed over decades to alter their sex characteristics; when asked how she altered her appearance, Rachel Dolezal told Matt Lauer in 2015 that she “certainly [doesn’t] stay out of the sun.”

A woman who believes that she is a man has the option of undergoing an addadictomy in order to alter her physical characteristics to reflect the fact that she believes she is a man.
A white woman who believes that she is a black woman has the option of sitting in the sun or bronzing her skin in order to alter her physical characteristics to reflect the fact that she believes she is a black woman.
There is no difference between those two options, inasmuch as they both alter the physical characteristics of the person in question in order to reflect that person's self-perception.
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