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  • Do you have any opinion on the new Lifetime show "Bring It!", specifically on critics' description of it as "ghetto"?

    Asked by Anonymous

    allerasphinx:

    Well it’s about a bunch of black kids from the south, so of course it’s ghetto. Ugh, they speak AAVE! How uneducated!

    You can guess what I’m gonna say about the critics…

    I saw a preview for this show a while ago, and recently watched two episodes. The only difference between this show and “Dance Moms” is that in “Bring It,” the mothers are less insufferable, the coach doesn’t yell at the girls all the time and is more supportive, the mothers can be competitive but they’re not petty, they focus on very driven pre-teen and teenaged black girls from different walks of life doing something positive and uplifting (that’s part of their heritage), and the kids support one another.

    There’s one kid whose aunt has taken care of her since she was a baby. She got upset with the coach for picking on the poor girl, got into an argument with the coach, and then took the kid (who was noticeable upset about the argument) out of class. Before driving off, her aunt asks her why she wants to be on the team if the coach makes her upset, she explains because they’re the best and she wants to be the best.

    Her aunt also explains why she’s angry…because she’s the only thing that she loves in the entire world, she wants to give her all the opportunities that she never had, she wants a different life for her and that’s why she gives her everything she has…and that’s why she hates seeing her berated and hurt etc. It was really touching and in the end she did what was best for her kid, which is decide that even if the adults are bickering and they don’t like each other, her daughter’s happiness comes first. Her friend, who’s one of the top young dancers in the class was so happy to see her come back.

    I mean…what’s ghetto about that? How often do you see complex depictions of black women and little black girls like that?

    eta: The black people describing it as a “ghetto version of Dance Moms” or describing it as “ratchet” are doing themselves a huge disservice. Like, stop drinking the koolaid that convinced you that anything involving black people is “ghetto” and “ratchet” despite the show being everything but.

    animalstalkinginallcaps:

    SEVEN YOUNG LADIES STAND BEFORE ME … BUT I ONLY HAVE SIX PHOTOS IN MY HANDS.

    AND THESE PHOTOS … REPRESENT THE GIRLS … WHO ARE STILL IN THE RUNNING TOWARD BECOMING … AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

    I’M KIDDING, OBVIOUSLY. NONE OF YOU ARE TALL ENOUGH FOR RUNWAY WORK, PLUS I DON’T HAVE HANDS. NOW GET OUT OF HERE AND GO PLAY IN THE YARD. I NEED TO TAKE A LITTLE NAP.

    anogoodrabblerouser:

    rawr0609:

    avianawareness:

    descentintotyranny:

    Meat inspector: “We are no longer in charge of safety”

    "Chunks" of feces are making it through the USDA’s flawed meat inspection program

    Sept. 9 2013

    A pilot program meant to identify contamination at meat plants has been failing to do so for the past 15 years. The USDA plans to roll it out nationwide, anyway. From the Washington Post:

    The program allows meat producers to increase the speed of processing lines by as much as 20 percent and cuts the number of USDA safety inspectors at each plant in half, replacing them with private inspectors employed by meat companies. The approach has been used for more than a decade by five American hog plants under a pilot program.

    But three of these plants were among the 10 worst offenders in the country for health and safety violations, with serious lapses that included failing to remove fecal matter from meat, according to a report this spring by the USDA inspector general. The plant with the worst record by far was one of the five in the pilot program.

    This specific fecal matter didn’t make it to the mouths of consumers, because government officials caught it at the last minute. But these and other international incidents documented by the Post, including some that weren’t caught in time, demonstrate that the program has serious flaws.

    In New Zealand, a representative of the inspectors union describes how “tremendous amounts of fecal matter remain on the carcasses,” adding, “Not small bits, but chunks.” The Post points out, parenthetically, that “both fecal matter and partly digested food may contain concentrated and complex strains of bacterium such as E. coli and listeria, which can be deadly.”

    The USDA wants to finalize and then expand the program by next spring, and is considering the same for a similar program that covers poultry plants. First initiated in the late 1990s, it’s meant to reduce government inspection costs and ultimately lower the price of meat. But the USDA doesn’t seem to have done enough to evaluate the program’s safety, and, according to the Post, may be engaged in something of a coverup:



    In interviews, six USDA inspectors working in the pilot plants raised health concerns. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they believed their jobs would be in jeopardy otherwise.

    Several said company and government workers are yelled at, threatened and shunned if they try to slow down or stop the accelerated processing lines or complain too aggressively about inadequate safety checks. They also warned that the reduction in the ranks of government inspectors in the plants has compromised the safety of the meat.

    “We are no longer in charge of safety,” said an inspector with more than 15 years of experience. “That’s what the public needs to know.”

    Maybe, just maybe, the focus on price and efficiency is a bit shortsighted.

    Enjoy your feces. I cuddle chickens instead of eat them.

    yal realize the USDA literally considers feces in food a “cosmetic blemish” now instead of an actually dangerous thing that nobody should ever want to consume

    I am so goddamn glad I jumped that ship

    (via resident-tofu)

    Please..

    dynastylnoire:

    redbellied-piranha:

    proverbialguy:

    redbellied-piranha:

    boygeorgemichaelbluth:

    queenfattyoftherollpalace:

    reallymoments:

    theuppitynegras:

    brownglucose:

    0ny:

    Not every guy who compliments you on the street or says something nice to you is trying to get with you. A dude can say hello and wave to some of you women and you’ll mace him and cry street harassment.

    agreed.

    like you can have the best…

    This is stereotyping. Completely. Because if you can take out one word (“men”) and replace it with another and it sounds wrong, then it’s wrong.

    All men are not horrible.
    Just like how all black people aren’t.
    Or all women aren’t.
    All those who practice the Muslim faith aren’t.
    And countless other groups.

    When you group together a bunch of individuals and say they are all the same thing as use that to make claims about the things that they do. That is stereotyping and that’s wrong. Majority or minority.

    lmao except my “stereotype” is based on statistical fact and lived experiences???

    you can ignore it all you want but the evidence exists

     no one is saying all men are bad, you can shut the fuck up now. 

    I wonder how much time is spent on men trying to get other men to smile and say hello to them. Since they like to see people smile so much…..

    Now you know…..

    I want my niggas to smile too

    But I usually don’t have to ask them to smile

    Cause they’re not worried about harassment all the time

    You can’t compare us all the time

    We don’t have the same psyche approaching situations usually

    It’s cause you don’t have to worry about harassment like women do…. It ain’t got shit to do with your psyche.

    Bruh you don’t fear what will happen to you if you don’t smile at woman and engage in conversation with someone you don’t want to.

    you may have given your phone number away to make people go awy, but you’ve probably never been followed home by a women on several occasion  that asked you to smile.

    You’ve probably never been groped in broad day light by the same girl that asked you to smile and kept trying to talk to you on the bus.

    You’ve never stood some where, watched a group of women eying you while making comments about how fine you are and had to brace yourself for exactly what they might do to you or say.

    you’ve never had to file a police report for  peeping toms  that would follow you from your bus route.

    You’ve never seen a car pass with a woman inside while you walked home in the dark and had to keep  someone on the phone for fear of what would happen if you got off of it. 

    I mean really. The implications of men being asked to appease women by smiling does not in any way have the same ramifications of when men do it. 

    62.

    Asked by Anonymous

    62 Are you a good singer? 

    Belting out WAITING FOR TONIGHT OOOHHHH makes anyone a good singer,lol.

    but no. I sound horrid otherwise.

    glowcloud:

    people run “aesthetic blogs” where they just reblog pics of like neon lights and pools of water and weird textures and stuff and i don’t really get it but i like to look at those blogs, it’s nice to know that you guys are out there, always silent, never getting into fights, just reblogging pics of wrinkled plastic bags… keep doing ur thing

    (via mythemepark)

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