Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014

kaylapocalypse:

Seriously guys, put POC in your sci-fi movies, books, and tv shows. Seeing a film with none of them at all is actually kind of scary for me.

It would be like you sitting down to watch a movie about a dystopian near future and there are absolutely no men and the plot doesn’t address that at all. Like, literally wouldn’t your first thought be that men were at some point eradicated completely by the women?

That is what we’re pretty much forced to think about your entirely white fictional society. Maybe y’all herded us into death camps. Maybe y’all just shot us all in the streets. All I know is there are none of us left and no one seems to find it suspicious or unusual.

If you don’t want people to think that about your work, then for the love of god include us in your narrative.

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Kumail Nanjiani

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

quoms:

people are readily willing to accept that loose robes are an efficient and deliberate cultural adaptation to excessively hot and sunny environments, and i see this brought up (and you can expect to see this brought up) in almost every description of traditional north african and arabic dress. intriguingly i have never seen this mentioned in conjunction with the traditional dress of, shall we say, people who live in metro atlanta and houston during the summer, spend a lot of time outdoors, and aren’t required for socioeconomic reasons to wear business clothes designed by and for northern europeans

it’s always like ‘that’s what they wear in prison’ or some bullshit

Sunday, March 23, 2014

delibutler asked: I noticed that, amidst your (admittedly interesting) rant, you failed to answer the person's question.

bead-bead:

medievalpoc:

This question, as asked? If you really want a list of people of color “from history” who were neither enslaved nor anyone’s servant…

John Archer, Mayor of Battersea, South London

Black Artists in Europe c. 1800s

Interactive Map on Black Londoners 1800-1900

Black Sailors in the British Navy during the Battle of Trafalgar (video)

Billy Waters and the Black and South Asian Sailors of the British Navy

Paul Cuffee, Ship Owner, Navigator and Abolitionist

Ira Aldridge, Shakespearean Actor in Victorian London

50,000 Free People of Color and Creole people in Louisiana

List of the Monarchs of Hawai’i (with some European Portraits)

Monarchs of Tonga

Monarchy of Fiji

Prime Ministers of Samoa; Malietoa of Samoa

African History from the Dawn of Time

The Kingdom of Ghana

List of Black/African Saints

Mongol Elements in Western Medieval Art

The History of Tunisia (Carthage)

Black Roman Emperor Septimus Severus

List of 50 especially great Black Kings and Queens

Andromeda

Racism and the Rediscovery of Ancient Nubia (“Kush”, from the Christian Bible)

The Kilwa Sultanate of Tanzania

Most of the Egyptian Royalty of ever

All of the rulers from the History of what is now Nigeria

Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors 三皇五帝
Xia Dynasty 夏
Shang Dynasty
Zhou Dynasty 周
Qin Dynasty 秦
Han Dynasty 漢/汉
Three Kingdoms Period 三國/三国
Jin Dynasty 晉/晋
Sixteen Kingdoms Period 十六國/十六国

 Sovereignties established by Wu Hu

Northern and Southern Dynasties 南北朝
Sui Dynasty 隋
Tang Dynasty 唐
Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms 五代十

Independent Regimes during Ten Kingdoms

Liao Dynasty 辽
Song Dynasty 宋
Western Xia 西夏
Jin Dynasty 金
Yuan Dynasty 元
Ming Dynasty 明

Shun Dynasty 順
Southern Ming Dynasty 南明

Qing Dynasty 清

Yuan Shikai’s Empire of China 中華帝國/中华帝国

EGYPT:

Ancient Egypt:

Hellenic Epoch / Ptolemaic Dynasty

Islamic Egypt:

EAST AFRICA

Nubia / Sudan:

Ethiopia:

Zanzibar:

Omani Sultans of Zanzibar

NORTH AFRICA

Algeria:

Libya:

Mauritania:

Morocco:

Tunisia:

Modern Tunisia

WEST AFRICA

Benin:

Ghana:

Mali:

Niger:

Nigeria:

CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA

Angola:

Modern Angola

Central Africa:

Chad:

Lesotho:

South Africa:

 Madagascar:

Modern Madagascar

Ghanian Princes as Exchange Students in London

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, A Man of Learning in London

Sir Morien, Black Knight of the Round Table

Queen Charlotte of Great Britain and Ireland

A Middle-Class Black British Woman

John Moore of York and the Black Freedman of the Tudor Era

Black and South Asian Men of the 19th Century British Navy

Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Composer

Roman Deserters at Hadrian’s Wall

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, Musical Prodigy

Olaudah Equiano, British Abolitionist and Author, Merchant, and Explorer

From Majesty to Mystery-Change in Meanings of Black Madonnas from the 16th to 19th Centuries

Nigra Sum, sed Formosa: The Black Saints in Catholic Tradition

The Madonna and the Cuckoo: An Exploration in European Symbolic Conceptions

The Cult of the Black Virgin

Further Reading/Bibliography:

Can I stop now? Are we good?

Honestly, I’m caught between crying laughing and the sheer level of information, competence and…can lists have sass? Because even before I got to the comment, the SHEER SIZE of the list possessed like, epic levels of sass, GIANT levels of sass, the dry, ordered, gazing-at-you-calmly-while-breaking-your-desk-with-reference-material-and-endng-by gently-overturning-a-box-of-loose-pages-of-information-over-your-head levels of sass, and wanting to get medievalpoc an ice pack and some anti-inflammatories for the amount of typing this work of art called for.  

And a tiara.  Because medievalpoc RULES.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Sunday, March 16, 2014

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

bookshop:

Yes, that is a white supremacist bagpipe player. We have passed into a realm where things are no longer ironic.

Gif via Giphy
Right, then. As a reminder before we proceed, making fun of white dudes is okay because when you make fun of white dudes, no one gets hurt, sexually assaulted, or killed as a result of a facet of their identity that they can’t change. At worst, some white dude somewhere gets offended and Mel Gibson makes another movie.
Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle.
But not under a hoodie, because we all know how that could turn out.
#WhiteMenProtestSigns: Fun for everyone (except white dudes)

bookshop:

Yes, that is a white supremacist bagpipe player. We have passed into a realm where things are no longer ironic.

Gif via Giphy

Right, then. As a reminder before we proceed, making fun of white dudes is okay because when you make fun of white dudes, no one gets hurt, sexually assaulted, or killed as a result of a facet of their identity that they can’t change. At worst, some white dude somewhere gets offended and Mel Gibson makes another movie.

Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle.

But not under a hoodie, because we all know how that could turn out.

#WhiteMenProtestSigns: Fun for everyone (except white dudes)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014