It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” – I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on. So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
”—comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via sister-bell)
Have you heard about the CL quran issue? Any thoughts
Lol I wasn’t gonna answer this but i need somewhere to rant so i might as well try my best to explain things here. Like i wanna scream and shout and break down WHY this is SO upsetting. Firstly If you’re not muslim i believe this topic is not for you to comment on and you shouldn’t go telling a group (especially one as marginalised as Muslims ) how to feel. So fuck everyone who has taken that approach. It is not wrong of Muslims to ask for respect and expect our religious text to not be used in a way that offends us this is simple logic.
I didn’t notice the sample in the studio version but when i heard the live version it was really undeniable and people have even linked the original of the little boy reciting man i feel sick to my stomach i nearly cried ngl.
Like ok the Qur’an is special to muslims as the word of Allah and we are very protective of it both in written form and when it is recited. It is special there’s a very personal emotional attachment many of us have to it and for someone ESPECIALLY a non Muslim to put it in a song is a smack in our faces. Not to mention the fact that music is Haram (although this idea has variations in certain schools of thought the general consensus across the board is that music is forbidden) so essentially you’re taking our religious text and using it in something that goes directly against what is taught in our religion. Just for the sake of using something “exotic” it’s so typical YG and it hurts so much.
Also that’s a kid reciting. They are profiting off using a child’s voice without his/his parents permission or acknowledgement , even if it wasn’t Quran that’d be alarming!!!! I cannot stress the intricacy and skill that goes into reciting Qur’an. It takes so much practice and work to get to the level of that boy reciting and my heart breaks for the little kid who worked so so so hard for something he is very proud of that he believes to be pleasing Allah and it has been used in this way.
CL , Teddy and YG disgust me you cannot continue to use things that do not belong to you in any way you please. And people saying maybe they didn’t know like MATE THEY DID NOT EVEN USE A WELL KNOWN RECITER THEY FOUND A SMALL CHILD WHO IS NOT FAMOUS LIKE HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU HAVE TO DO TO FIND THAT AUDIO?????
I’m SO annoyed by the people trying to belittle faith to justify what they did nah fuck that you cannot put someone down for what they believe just to protect your idol i’m so angry and disappointed it really really ruined my day
THOSE R MY THOUGHTS IDK IF THIS MAKES SENSE IM SO MAD THOUGH
Do you ever have a problem where you just don’t know how to reply to an argument, not because you don’t know the answer, but you just don’t know where to begin? Like, the foundation of knowledge you’d need to impart to this person before you could even begin to drag them out of their sinkhole of ignorance would cost thousands of dollars if it were coming from a university?
other white person: see! you act like you’re all perfect and you’ve never made a mistake before!
Forgetting to do your homework is a mistake. Being lazy is an imperfection. Getting angry at someone who didn’t deserve it is a mistake. Flakiness is an imperfection. Being blatantly racist is not a mistake; it is not an imperfection.
You call a beautiful black girl ugly because they’ve got brown skin, call them racist slurs, tell them to bleach their skin, tell them they look like shit because of their skin, tell them that god inflicted them with blackness like it’s a disease…and on top of all that, say that all black people are ugly and ghetto, then you deserve to be dragged to hell and back.
Stop expecting black people to take racist abuse and not fight back with this “two wrongs don’t make a right” nonsense. This woman’s being vile and racist and people are defending her like she’s paying their bills. The lengths people will go to defend other people’s racism is astounding.
Yes we’re really going to give her shit. Open season on black girls is over.