“Look at the difference: In 1977 I bought a small house in Portland Oregon for $24,000. At the time I was earning $5 per hour working at a large auto parts store. I owned a 4 year old Chevy Nova that cost $1,500. Now, 36 years later that same job pays $8 an hour, that same house costs $185,000 and a 4 year old Chevy costs $10,000. Wages haven’t kept up with expenses at all. And, I should point out that that $5 an hour job in 1977 was union and included heath benefits.”
—an anonymous online commenter on the current economy. (via han-nara)
“Correct me if I’m wrong but no other rapper aside from Macklemore has ever paid tribute to Trayvon Martin. Aside from Plies, Wyclef Jean, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Game, Ace Hood, Lil Scrappy, Papoose and numerous other rappers. Let’s not forget Jamie Foxx and Ebony Magazine who were applauded as “wise” and “educated” for speaking out against racism. Oops, wait.”
Boom! From the moment I saw that Hurricane Katrina photo side by side with coded racism in how hurricane survivors acquired resources to more recently Nicki/Miley media narratives and now Jamie/Macklemore, I keep remembering how White people and White supremacist media are not even trying. They are blatantly going to applaud the beneficiaries of oppression for saying something about what they will never experience while further oppressing the oppressed who speak out. And then they call this process of sheer White supremacy and racism being an “ally.” Both comical and disgusting.
Kefka and his henchmen, Beavis and Beavis.