The History channel NOT to call indigenous peoples “primitive” simply because they don’t want none of your White Western technologies an’ shit.
They always edit out the fact that like 80-90% of those “primitive” people have cell phones and other technologies that are just damn convenient, and integrate them seamlessly into traditional life.
The Maasai, traditional pastoral and nomadic folk use cell phones to coordinate business and everyday life as well as call doctors, and gain access to apps for weather and grazing information. (article has video)
And just text each other and bullshit.
Traditional Mongolian folks (dressed for Naadam in the photo)
And traditional Inuit living in arctic Canada generally use the internet to connect and also pass on those traditions to the next generation…
So yeah a ton of those documentary-anthropology shows are editing out things that don’t fit their idea of “primitive” and then ramble on and on about how “primitive” the people they’re following around with cameras are.
It’s total bullshit.
Actually, in case you haven’t noticed, people are offensive every single goddamn day.
Halloween is just a day where they can be even more blatant about their bigotry by wearing motherfucking costumes that openly mock people who have been historically oppressed.
Halloween is just a day where oppressed groups can’t speak up against disgusting stereotypes because it’s supposed to be “just a joke” and we shouldn’t have “sticks up our asses.” Oh wait. That’s every other day too.
Halloween is not a socially acceptable excuse to parade your horrible racist, sexist beliefs. Shockingly enough, people who aren’t bigots actually have no desire to dress up in bigoted costumes, so you can stop excusing your fuckery with the whole “Everyone’s a little bit racist!” bullshit.
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I’m…I have no words.
And people have the nerve to tell us to just “get over it”?
But like, isolated incident, right!?!??!?!?!?!? Ugh.
My only problem is that I wish this graph came with a link to the source of this information. I know this is true, but just to back up facts for people who may not know this information, a source would be awesome.
It’s an easy google. :) Here ya go:
Fucking bullshit by the way.
Been seeing this around for awhile and was hoping somebody would pull some sources. Thanks.
Fucking saw that coming.
not really all that surprised
The codes and stereotypically racialized differences in the way our culture describes white vs. black behavior is telling …and incredibly predictable. The text book I’m using points this out using articles on hurricane Katrina. White survivors were “foraging”, black ones were “looting”. It sometimes amazes me how completely race is injected into our understandings.