Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute
"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”
None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.
officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
they were literally trying to kill her. this is a little girl. what the fuck.
After hung jury, girl won’t be retried in police assault case (2009)
"Five of the six jurors refused to vote to convict Milburn of felony assault, said defense attorney Anthony Griffin and Assistant District Attorney Veronique Cantrell-Avloes.
An earlier attempt to try the case also ended in a mistrial after a witness made an improper statement in front of the jury.”
They tried to beat a young girl’s head in, and then charged her with felony assault on one of the officers. And there was at least one asshole juror who wanted to convict her at a retrial.
wow i feel so sick
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
We don’t mind it when people disagree with our opinion, but we do mind when people say that we’re racist, classist, sexist, and misogynistic, based off of misconstruing what we’ve said into something completely false, and attempting to interpret our secret or unspoken intentions. We can’t address every single issue in this massive tirade, but we’ll address the ones that upset us the most:
1. “I mean, one of Simon and Martina’s tags on the video is “Hyuna the stripper”. What. Now that’s fucking up, and harsh. “
Funny story, but not so funny story. You just made us $20 off that comment. A friend of ours (who is also a YouTuber) argued that no one cares about the tags and that putting them in is a waste of time. We bet him $20 that people do notice the tags and that they’re actually a big deal. So he told us to put in an outrageous tag and see if people noticed. People noticed in under 12 hours, so we changed the tag back to “Hyuna 4Minute”. What we didn’t expect was that the one tag would cause more controversy than the 10 minute video. And that’s the reason for the tag. Kind of lame huh?
2. “Oh, don’t think I didn’t notice your quick “Super ghetto old spy gear” description in the corner, guys. Must we go into the racialized, classist elements of such a comment and derogatory usage of the term “ghetto” or can ya’ll figure that shit out yourself?”
Are you calling us racist for calling something cheap looking? Are you serious? Has the word ghetto changed in some way since we last used it? Maybe it’s just a Canadian thing. Growing up, if something was broken or cheap, it was called ghetto, by people of all races, not just white people. Like “that car is so ghetto”, as in, the adjective ghetto, not the noun. The connotations you’ve pushed upon this are overwhelmingly ridiculous.
3. “Simon and Martina get to the “Real Focus” of the video-HYUNA DARING TO BE SEXY!”
You’re so very, very wrong on our “Real Focus.” We’re not focusing on her for DARING to be sexy; we’re focusing on her TRYING to be sexy. Very big difference which just about renders the rest of your argument invalid. To us, her sexiness looks unnatural, forced, and silly. To you, it might look natural, fierce, and hot. And it’s okay if you think that. But in our personal opinion, she’s not good at it.
Hyuna, to us, is not sexy. Hyuna trying to be sexy looks silly. Is that slut shaming? Must every woman attempting to be sexy in Korea be heralded as Kpop’s savior from patriarchy? What if we were to say “Good for you, Hyuna, for trying to be sexy and bucking the system. But you suck at it”? Will that make you feel better, or does acting sexy give you immunity from people’s criticism?
There’s nothing “wrong” with being sexual in videos, which is why we mentioned that we have no qualms with the Brown Eyed Girls’ video for “Sixth Sense”. Good job at overlooking that point, by the way. We also mentioned in our review of Bubble Pop how we like Hyori’s version of sexiness, but not Hyuna’s. You didn’t mention that point, either. You also excluded our point on men looking silly when Jacob and Taeyang constantly have their shirts off. But including that point wouldn’t fit your argument. And - big one here - you also forgot to mention that we specifically said that we’re not against sexiness in videos.
Seems like you overlooked a lot of our points. How about when we said that her role in the video doesn’t reflect her personality anymore than an actor’s does outside of a movie? Taking stuff out of context is a great way to win an argument, isn’t it?
You really like the word “slut-shaming” and tried to fit us into your argument, while throwing away every detail that contradicted your argument. The next time you disagree with us, we’d appreciate if you’d:
1) Include all the facts.
2) Not depend on reading between the lines and assume what we’re really secretly thinking.
4. “What do you MEAN each time you say “What Hyuna’s doing ‘takes away’ from…” FROM WHAT? The stark intellectual insight, artistic integrity, unique introspective viewpoint, and emotional depth that is usually the forefront of K-pop? […] It just so happens that with “Troublemaker”, they decided to get more in-your-face about the sex. WHICH THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH. Sit your ass down and learn a bit about what you claim to know fucking much about. Kpop is pretty much mindless, vapid aesthetics all based on profits, appeal, and trends. Don’t sit there and act like Hyuna is “ruining” anything.”
You might not appreciate kpop for the qualities you say that it lacks, but we appreciate and analyze Kpop videos for everything they are trying to express. We respect kpop idols because they can sing and dance, and they’re really freaking good at it.
So, what does Hyuna “take away” from? As an actress in this video, her acting was terrible. As a dancer? Bending over and sticking your hand between your thighs, crawling on the ground, violent pelvic thrusting has been done before…by Hyuna herself. It’s boring, unimaginative, repetitive, and lazy on the choreographer’s behalf.
Hyuna’s blasé dancing role takes away from what we viewed as an important quality in Kpop. I’ll look at how BoA dances and think “holy shit, that’s amazing,” or Beyonce’s pelvic thrusting in “Single Ladies” and think “Damn! That’s so fierce and confident!”, while I look at Hyuna’s moves and see nothing impressive about them. They seem hollow, forced, and unconvincing. You might find Hyuna’s dance moves fierce and confident, but we do not.
As of late, Hyuna sucks at dancing, sucks at being sexy, and we find her roles silly and forced and unnatural, while we don’t have those complaints with other people who we think do a better, more convincing job of it. Us saying “Hyuna, you look silly at trying to be sexy” does not equal “Hyuna, you’re a bad person for being sexy.”
Do you see the difference? We really hope so.
Simon & Martina
So starting off, I was already not having it since I was alerted by my sister and people on Tumblr about the many problematic aspects of the video. I mean, one of Simon and Martina’s tags on the video is “Hyuna the stripper”. What. Now that’s fucking up, and harsh. The video isn’t even nearly…
So this is what you guys do in your spare time? Seek out hate posts/disagreement posts about yourselves and then give a weak, long and pointless rebuttal rebuttal? It’s important to note that you have never responded to these often valid criticisms with, ‘oh we didn’t realize this was offensive when we said it, sorry. it won’t happen again.’ It’s always ‘lol you just made us money by watching our videos/looking at our tags/etc, keep clicking our links, haters!’
You don’t talk about how the language or racial tropes you use to make fun of kpop groups are demeaning and oppressive to an entire group of people. You don’t even think about how it affects others because your intent is to be funny, not to harm. I get that. But the problem - which I don’t think you’ve considered at all - is not in your intent, but your actions themselves. If you do or say something unintentionally racist/misogynistic/homophobic/etc, the appropriate response is to understand why the people affected are coming to your or saying things online about why it bothers them and say ‘it wasn’t our intent to harm or offend anyone and we won’t be using the terminology/imagery mentioned out of respect for our fans’.
Instead you’ve created the caricature of a ‘netizen troll’ who routinely complains about how offensive you are or about how you don’t get the concepts in kpop videos. I am a bit bothered when you review videos by groups I like unfavorably and I know there are people who will criticize you for not understanding even though kpop is sometimes very silly and the video you were reviewing probably fell into a melodramatic or cutesy or overly avant garde catergory. I understand why you would dismiss these people. HOWEVER, it’s really important for you to recognize and separate valid criticisms of your material from emotional outbursts by people a little too protective of their biases.
You ‘don’t mean’ to come off as racist or misogynistic or anything else. Okay, I’ll give you that. But as many times as your problematic language and behavior has bothered people, you would think you might at least consider how your fans feel. How people of color or women or queer/trans people have had legitimate issues with things you’ve said in the past, and you’ve accused them of overreacting or ‘deliberately misconstruing’ what you were saying. And then, you went and lumped their complaints in with the ‘netizen troll’ archetype instead of just listening to them or reflecting on your behavior.
I understand you might not want to be criticized. I understand it’s hard to hear negative things about yourselves when you love to do this and presumably put a bit of work into it. But how else are you going to grow and get better at what you do? With all due respect, you guys review videos and go places in Korea and attend conventions for a living, and it’s really important to not hurt/piss off the people that put bread on your table and paid for the studio you use to make videos. I understand that you can’t make everyone happy and there’s always someone that’s going to be dissatisfied with what you do, but on the other end of things you can’t routinely make this a black and white issue and mock people who have valid criticisms of what you do.
Regardless of your intent, you have hurt, offended and belittled people. You support people who attack those that take issue with you. You publicly put people that have a problem with you on blast for your fanbase to have at (see: this post). You have responded to valid criticisms in a very immature fashion in the past, writing people off as ‘butthurt crybabies’. To me, it’s a little strange that you haven’t considered how harmful language can be, even in a subversive or unintentional way. I mean, you guys are English majors.
If you would acknowledge even a little bit of the criticism you receive in a mature, respectful fashion, I feel sure that a lot of the other critics would fall silent or find other things to take dispute with elsewhere. But as long as you have gone without fairly and objectively looking at the (constantly reoccurring) criticisms you have recieved, the more I wonder if you even want to improve. I mean, hate still gets you attention, right? It’ll still get you views from people who want to decide for themselves or want to be counterculture and go against those ‘silly social justice warriors’ amirite?
My issue with you is not that you can be offensive and worthy of criticism, because EVERYONE does that at some point. No, my issue with you is how you respond to that criticism, how you continue to oppress and demean people subversively. How you’ve created an ‘you’re either 100% with me or a butthurt/ugly/emotional troll’ stance in your videos. How you repeatedly mock people who don’t always like what you have to say. How you refuse to reassess what you know about the world despite your limited outlook and people coming from places of oppression telling you that you’re acting like the type of person they deal with on a day to day basis that puts them down. You rub your fancy book learnin’ in everyone’s faces (as criticisms of the way you talk in some videos are responded to with ‘WE BOTH HAVE ENGLISH DEGREES!!!1!’) yet think this means you’re exempt from further education.
You’ve created an abusive/manipulative space in a fanbase that was initially supposed to bring people together and help them learn about Korean culture/music/day-to-day life, simply because people didn’t agree with you or praise you 100% of the time. People are afraid to speak out against you on even the smallest of issues lest they be attacked in the comments by overzealous Nasties or put on blast by you yourselves. You openly mock anyone who has a problem with you and respond to accusations (oftentimes from PEOPLE OF COLOR) that you’re being racist with what can be summarized as ‘we didn’t mean it so it didn’t count’. And it’s getting really old.
I understand that you have good intentions and don’t mean to be racist or to hurt people at all. You want your channel and website and everything else to be a place where people can learn about Korea. But your fanbase hasn’t been like that in a very long time and a VERY BIG part of that is your inability to accept criticism, acknowledge the hurt you’ve inflicted, and grow as youtubers. Please at least consider that.
if u wanna talk to me & are shy because u think ur bothering me
pls do it
i’m not cool or popular
i’m a sad lonely meme
i would have no use for this
there’s not a reason in the world i could ever come up with to use this product
but i want it
Great for rehab patients and babies.
I have it
I guess Orientalism is coming back.
“Chinese Whispers” will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood, and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton likens to a complicated game of telephone (which the British call “Chinese whispers”)
This is a v. bad idea.
Apparently it will have a display from from CD John Galliano’s spring 2003 Christian Dior couture show as the focus of this exhibit is Chinese opera.
You know this piece of fucking work.Highlights include:
… white people, man.
Katy Perry is going to come in full yellow face. I can feel it. I CAN FEEL IT.
They’re just being racist on purpose at this point.
You telling me you couldn’t find any Chinese fashion designers to feature in this hodgepodge smorgasbord of racism and cultural appropriation?
So many great Chinese designers with lines echoing periods of fashion in Chinese history.
So many Chinese actors and models that probably have more of a bead on this than the whiteout cast they’ve picked.
Why do white people do this shit.
wait so they’re like “hey let’s look at orientalism, that seems cool” without like fucking POINTING OUT WHAT’S FUCKED UP ABOUT ORIENTALISM?
literally telling people to come to the red carpet in appropriated fashion
Kristen Stewart, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Blake Lively and a whole flurry of mediocre white actresses (who btw play the same roles OVER AND OVER) are always offered roles. Meanwhile, Oscar nominated/winning black actresses (who have won other awards prestigious as well) are struggling to remain relevant. Just because there are a lot of black led TV shows coming this fall, that doesn’t mean the struggle is over or lessening. Many of these actresses have had to move onto TV roles or do both because they haven’t been offered enough (or appropriate) roles.
I tell ya white mediocrity really goes far…
STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Since you guys like your partners please say something to brag about them.
They’re poisoning them early
Her face is the overall emotion that everyone should be experiencing right now