Ok so i don’t know how many of you saw my embroidery set from last year showing women in film statistics, but to tie in with International Women’s day over on Screenqueens and the learning I’ve done in the past year, I’ve added a couple more. 

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Beautiful Afrolatinas on your TV and movie screens.


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Some of these don’t even have non-White people in the background. That’s the reason I stopped watching “Friends”.
Like damn.. I [sorta] understand white people only hang out with each other cause our society is segregated. Okay… but DAMN, can we at least be in the background?? You’re in NEW YORK CITY… you’re walking down a sidewalk.. and NO ONE is non-white? Really?

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Aziz Ansari casually shutting it down

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"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This

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White Luke Cage [Hollywood film casting satire w/ a shout out]

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valkyrjajotnar asked: I read your little post about Brave and "PoC" in Scotland and had to chuckle a little bit at the irony of your blog description. "Because you wouldn't want to be historically inaccurate." Well that's exactly what you were. There we tiny, if no "PoC" in Scotland throughout our history. Some came with the Romans, certainly. But the Romans spent no great deal of time in Scotland. The assertion that Kenneth the 3rd was black is ridiculous. Don't rewrite history for your own gains, shame on you.




The only thing I’m really ashamed of is how lazy 85% of my critics are. “You’re wrong because I said so” takes considerably less effort than scratching a sweaty crotch in snug trousers. I really do appreciate a well-thought out challenge to any assertions I make here, but this has the same amount of nuance as a toddler throwing a toy and screaming “no!”

History is being constantly rewritten, and providing an accessible source for this evolving knowledge on a free blogging platform is hardly “for my own gains”. Unless you count becoming popular online, in which case I absolutely promise you there are about 100 much less tiresome, thankless, and easier ways to do so.

That response is on point. And the question illustrates pretty well what it’s like to have the privilege of “History” (capital letter, scare quotes necessary) on your side. Who needs to source anything when EVERYONE KNOWS you’re right. Except you’re not—as all the sources gathered by @medievalpoc demonstrate. Except the whole discipline of history is based on a constant revaluation of sources and narratives constructed by people who have their own agendas, prejudices, and biases. (People that until very recently were almost exclusively (and are still mostly) straight white men.)

Speaking as a historian well acquainted with the ivory tower, our knowledge of the past is never objective. It’s more about us than it is about anyone who came before. And it always has been.

Bolded because that’s something I’m trying to point out more or less constantly-I’m expected to actually construct a perfectly cited/sourced argument against….literally nothing.

I’m supposed to “prove” a cultural bias wrong. Demonstrating that that is impossible as well as the reasons for that expectation is part of my purpose here, too.

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Port Jackson Painter

Native Men and Women of Australia Encounter British Colonists at Sea

England (c. 1790)

London, Natural History Museum

I encourage everyone to take note that this work is in the Natural History Museum, along with drawings of plants and animals indigenous to Australia.

I highly encourage readers to heed the words of Linda Burney, a Native Australian and Minister of Fair Trading:

"When I was Fauna: Citizens Rallying Call"

Linda Burney remembers her childhood well - those days when she was counted among the nation’s wildlife.

"This is not ancient history," says the state’s first Aboriginal minister. "I was a child. It still staggers me that for the first 10 years of my life, I existed under the Flora and Fauna Act of NSW."

In a speech in Wagga Wagga on the tribal land of her Wiradjuri nation, Ms Burney said the anniversary should serve as a “call to arms” to reverse the roll-back of Aboriginal reconciliation by the Prime Minister, John Howard.

"The truth is this," she said. "We are not all equal. And we are not all mates … It is almost impossible to put into words the distress being felt at the roll-back in Aboriginal affairs. Not least because you think of all those people who gave so much."

Ms Burney remembered being taught as a 13-year-old that “my people were savages and the closest example to Stone Age man living today”.

"I vividly recall wanting to turn into a piece of paper and slip quietly through the crack in the floor," she said. "Growing up as an Aboriginal child, looking into the mirror of our country … your reflection was at best distorted and at worst non-existent."

Ms Burney also attacked the Federal Government’s policies on native title and the stolen generations, which she said had a whiff of “paternalism” and “social engineering”. Her speech, at an anniversary celebration on Monday, received a standing ovation.

Works of art depicting Indigenous peoples do not belong in natural history museums. Works of art created by Indigenous peoples do not belong in natural history museums. We are not animals.

Thank-you so much for posting about Indigenous Australians on your blog! We hardly ever get a mention anywhere on Tumblr, so it’s great to see that other people know of our existence and history.  

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Books on Science Fiction and Black Speculative Critical Analysis

1. The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011) by Sandra Jackson - This critical collection covers a broad spectrum of works, both literary and cinematic, and issues from writers, directors, and artists who claim the science fiction, speculative fiction, and Afro-futurist genres.

2. Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film (2008) by Adilifu Nama - The first book-length study of African American representation in science fiction film, Black Space demonstrates that SF cinema has become an important field of racial analysis, a site where definitions of race can be contested and post-civil rights race relations (re)imagined.

3. Race in American Science Fiction (2011) by Isiah Lavender III - Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre’s better-known master narratives and agendas.

4. Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890s to Present (2011) by Robin Means Coleman - Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian “Nollywood” Black horror films.

So basically Im bout to spend all the money on the books Ive sold so far, on these books. Needs alla this.

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African Fashion Models

Liya Kebede, Anais Mali, Ajak Deng, Cindy Bruna, Fatima Siad, Betty Adewole, Grace Bol, Ataui Deng, Flaviana Matata, Grace Mahary, Malaika Firth, Maria Borges, Iman Abdulmajid, Nyasha Matonhodze, Oluchi Onweagba, Senait Gidey, Sharam Diniz, Alek Wek, Ajuma Nasenyana, Yasmin Warsame, Ubah Hassan, Herieth Paul, Leila Ndabirabe, Aminata Niaria, Nana Keita, Georgie Badiel, Nykhor Paul

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