White people have to center themselves. * shrugs * And it’s def. antiblackness that allows westerners/white folks to not see our humanity.
One Pennsylvania teen, who is originally from Guinea, recently had to endure his high school rival’s soccer team chanting “Ebola” at him during a match, WPVI reports.
According to the station, Ibrahim Toumkara, a Nazareth Area High School student and soccer player, got into a fight last week after he heard players from rival Northampton High School taunting him about the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,000 people across West Africa, including in his home country.
"Being from western Africa and having family in that area, he didn’t take too kindly to those remarks and went after one of the players on the Northampton team," the boy’s coach, Edward Bachert, explained. Bachert is also Ibrahim’s legal guardian, as well as a police chief for Lehigh County.
The 16-year-old moved away from Guinea three years ago, the station notes.
"There were tears coming down his eyes. He was visibly shaken by this, that it got to that level on the field," Bachert added.
Ibrahim’s parents are still in West Africa, and according to WPVI, he is constantly worrying for them.
After the tasteless incident, both Northampton’s head soccer coach and its assistant coach resigned. Some of the student athletes are also expected to face disciplinary action, according to the station.
"This is part of the educational process to make sure that students are understanding sportsmanship and what’s happening out there in the world," Northampton Area Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said.
Since when is a deadly virus funny? When will African lives not be nothing but a comedic piece to westerners?
I swear to god if people idiotically blame this all on white people despite the fact that it was most likely more than just one race of people.
Out of this entire article, that’s your main concern? That’s what you felt the need to comment on?
You the one that left me… oh wait we weren’t together as you say.
You can become anything and do anything, right here, right now. It won’t be questioned. I came. I saw. I conquered. That’s a ball.
Paris is Burning is the best documentary
Fuck Yeah Women of Color
finally!!! one with different shades, shapes and hair textures..fi-nal-ly.
Omg Ms. Cox!!
All this rage about the American flags being burnt from citizens who still proudly wave the Confederate flag which stands for people who basically committed treason. You can’t write better shit than this.
Look at how beauty is centered around whiteness and has stole a bit from melinated people, while still excluding them from being considered beautiful.
Wow that’s deep, holy shit
Do bitches really get ribs removed??
Yup to create a slimmer waist line
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
This is the length women have to go through to be heard
The sun you’re greeting this morning is in Virgo. Treat her kind and you’ll be warm for life.
It’s finally happening.
Donald Glover is Miles Morales as Spider-Man.
But twitter activism is wack. FOH MR.GLOVER