Hella Desi

The British strategy for conquering India. Feb 2, 1835

The British strategy for conquering India. Feb 2, 1835

— 7 months ago with 5 notes

In 2001, British foreign secretary Robin Cook declared that “Chicken Tikka Massala is now a true British national dish, not only because it is the most popular, but because it is a perfect illustration of the way Britain absorbs and adapts external influences.” He went on to explain that “Chicken Tikka is an Indian dish. The Massala sauce was added to satisfy the desire of British people to have their meat served in gravy.”

Replace “absorbs and adapts” with “colonizes and steals from” and we can talk…
— 8 months ago
#cooning  #colonialism 
Typical shock value photo/meme of a Saudi conference concerning the role of “Women in Society” breaking open the floodgates for crocodile tears as white “liberals” and conservatives alike can revel in their joint feigned outrage and genuine Orientalist fear/hatred/mockery of a brown civilization as they beat the drum of war under the guise of humanitarian interests, more concerned with their role as the caucazoid monolithic savior in an Indiana Jones narrative, not to mention the thirst for acknowledgement in the realm of progressive white group emotion they feel when they location tag Occupy Wall st., change their Facebook profile to an equals sign, or instagram themselves smoking a joint in the line at coachella. They hate and ridicule the brown men - the way they look, the way they sit, the clothes they wear - but assume certitude in their capacity to love and respect the brown women they seek to “liberate”. They indulge in a Bill Maher-esque self-congratulating chuckle at the silly Arabs who obviously have no understanding of irony, while they as galvanized spectators ignore the fact that this VICE Magazine dystopia is only a slight exaggeration of the American legislative process they claim as “democratic.” NILLA PLEASE.

Typical shock value photo/meme of a Saudi conference concerning the role of “Women in Society” breaking open the floodgates for crocodile tears as white “liberals” and conservatives alike can revel in their joint feigned outrage and genuine Orientalist fear/hatred/mockery of a brown civilization as they beat the drum of war under the guise of humanitarian interests, more concerned with their role as the caucazoid monolithic savior in an Indiana Jones narrative, not to mention the thirst for acknowledgement in the realm of progressive white group emotion they feel when they location tag Occupy Wall st., change their Facebook profile to an equals sign, or instagram themselves smoking a joint in the line at coachella. They hate and ridicule the brown men - the way they look, the way they sit, the clothes they wear - but assume certitude in their capacity to love and respect the brown women they seek to “liberate”. They indulge in a Bill Maher-esque self-congratulating chuckle at the silly Arabs who obviously have no understanding of irony, while they as galvanized spectators ignore the fact that this VICE Magazine dystopia is only a slight exaggeration of the American legislative process they claim as “democratic.” NILLA PLEASE.

— 1 year ago with 30 notes
#Orientalism 
More White Americans Dying Than Being Born - WSJ.com →

LITERAL SHOCK VALUE SLASH THIS IS BASICALLY NAZI PROPAGANDA CITING STATISTICS DEPENDENT UPON/REINFORCING THE FEAR OF AN APOCALYPSE IN WHICH THE SHRINKING POOL OF WHITE PURITY IS BEING CONTAMINATED BY BLACK AND BROWN INFECTING AGENTS EFFECTIVELY KILLING WHITE BABIES BY DEPRIVING THEM OF PURE ARYAN BLOOD. FUCK THIS ARTICLE.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
blackcontemporaryart:

Juliana HuxtableUNTITLED (FOR STEWART), 2012

#EVERYTHING

blackcontemporaryart:

Juliana Huxtable
UNTITLED (FOR STEWART), 2012

#EVERYTHING

— 1 year ago with 192 notes
“Indian Circus Midgets” at Ellis Island. 1908.

“Indian Circus Midgets” at Ellis Island. 1908.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Orientalism  #Excoticism 
DETAILS throwaway

Photo by Melodie Jeng

Soho, NYC

DETAILS throwaway

Photo by Melodie Jeng

Soho, NYC

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
#Me