Speaks for itself
Take note of the:
- black runner’s awareness of what he’s facing;
- judge’s position;
- white runner with his head down (oblivious to his opponent’s path/what he has to go through)
Earlier today Laura Chernikoff made this tweet
Which prompted this conversation
And that got me interested in working out what the demographics have been for the Special Guests (as listed on their websites) of the past four major YouTube events. I feel like we’re all generally aware that women and people of color are underrepresented at these things, but when you look at the numbers it becomes embarrassingly clear how ridiculous this disparity is.
The highest percentage of female Special Guests at any of these events was 32% at Summer in the City. LESS THAN 1/3.
The highest percentage of Special Guests of color* at any of these events is 16% at the current Buffer Festival. LESS THAN 1/6. (And SitC only had ONE PoC on their Special Guest list this year, which is fucking absurd.)
I don’t want to rant about this too much, I just sort of want to make these numbers known because I find them maddening. And if you guys do too, I encourage you to message the organizers of these events, let them know your thoughts, and maybe recommend them some of the incredible prominent women and PoC we have in this community.
- Playlist Live: http://www.playlist-live.com/contact/
- VidCon: email@example.com
- Summer in the City: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Buffer Festival: email@example.com (Corey contacted me not too long ago about female representation at Buffer and I gave him a ton of names, but I don’t know if he had time to take any of those suggestions on board in time for the event. Hopefully it’s something he and the team are genuinely serious about and that next year will be better on that).
C’mon YouTube events. I love you, but you seriously need to get your shit together.
*Note that my count is based primarily on looks and the people whose races I know for sure. If I made a mistake and missed anyone who’s white passing, let me know.
Why is nobody talking about this performance???
YOU BETTA GO AWFF
Please make dua for me. this is my only hope and outlet now. I have been suffering from severe depression as a result of experiencing phys abuse. the last time i attempted suicide i ended up in the hospital. I went through treatment but it didnt help. i cant afford it anymore. Im completely on my own suffering emotionally and physically from pain but dont know how to fight the urge to attempt.. i just turned 18 and dont see myself having a good future.
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
btw, if ur a black man and ur rushing to iggy’s defense but haven’t said a word about the black women that are relentlessly getting ridiculed and bashed everyday, u are a coon. end of story. bye.
CultureHISTORY: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Olympics 1968
“We were just human beings who saw a need to bring attention to the inequality in our country.” - Tommie Smith
On this date (10/16) in 1968, the ‘black power’ salute at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. One of my favorite historical photos and one of the most powerful moments in black history. More background here.
- Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
- Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
- San Jose State University honors former students Smith & Carlos with a statue on campus, 2005
- Smith and Carlos, 2011
Mariah Carey on RHOH
Beyoncé in London (October 17th)
Yaaassss she’s still wearing that flawless so y’all betta stay mad.
Lianne La Havas appreciation post!
Oh, & Prince is on his way to her living room…
So keep an eye on her twitter for details.
her style is fantastic