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Ubiweek Part Deux: We're getting what?

Today Matthew talks about Ubisoft’s reaction to their Unity debacle. Is throwing money at the problem the solution? Oddly enough, no. 776 more words

Gaming

Controversy (Turkish Edition)

This is a Turkish translation of my original post.

Bu blogu yaparken, ben zaten benim birincil blog tartışmalı tutum olduğu bir konuda nasıl olacağını farkında idi (özellikle “Batı medeniyeti” olarak algılanan ne); Böyle bir gerçeklik ışığında, aşağıdaki alıntılar benim birincil blog için ilham kaynağı olarak hizmet: 30 more words

Polygamy

On Giving and Receiving Advice in Difficult Situations

When we are faced with difficult situations where we are simply unable to make a decision on our own, we turn to those who know us best for advice, whether it be a friend or family member. 571 more words

Life

Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

Leigh Anne “That Nice Woman Sandra Bullock Played In The Blind Side” Tuohy recently posted the following picture and caption on her Facebook and Instagram accounts: 1,275 more words

leighhandler reblogged this on leighhandler and commented:

I'll just ask this straight up: When did it actually become such a heinous crime to do something that YOU believed would make a positive statement to the world? We should be ashamed that we are actually condoning and supporting such criticism like that given to Leigh Anne Tuohy. Unlike most of you, this woman has the balls to stand up for herself as well as others in way that courageously supports equality of all races. In reference to my very first blog post, if you do not have complete knowledge of a situation, then why the hell are you trying to bash someone for their positive and influential attempt in making a statement? If you people are sooo concerned with gaining equality for all races, then quit picking at all the people actually trying to make a difference just because they are white, or rich, or whatever the hell you pick on them for. I can almost promise that you will be more successful in achieving equality if you quit taking every action that a "white" person does, and turn it into racism. Nothing about what this woman did was racist. If you take a look at some of the things you assumed, you might find a little bit of racism in yourself. YOU look racist for assuming her friend was white. YOU look racist in believing that all people think that when "black people (especially black men) gather in public, it's bad news for the rest of us". YOU are absolutely disgusting for categorizing this woman as someone who claims herself to be a, "White woman who adopted a black boy so she can't possibly be racist"....Are you serious? Get a damn life. Preferably one that doesn't entitle you to believe bashing people's good deeds makes you superior or "not racist" and "seeking equality". You want to see racism in people so badly that you are willing to take ANY situation involving a white person and a black person and label it as white on black crime. If you haven't thought about this...it's probably not helping your cause, like at all. It's actually making it worse because you're giving others a reason to believe that you are in deed pulling the "race card". And yes, it is true that you can pull the race card even if you are white! Wow! Shocker! Another point i'd like to make: If I owned part of a franchise and had a store of my own just like this woman does, and I wanted to walk up to two teenagers (regardless of color) just to see what they were up to, in order to put my friend's racist comment to shame, I would walk my happy ass over, sit down, and ask what the hell is up, just like Mrs. Tuohy did. It's her store, these boys are in her store, and she is an elder. Maybe it's just a southern thing but you learn to accept authority and respect your elders and it seems that if these boys had an issue with what Mrs. Tuohy was doing, they would not have taken a picture with her and would not have been polite when answering her questions. Yeah they might have been intimated by her up front nature, but that's no reason to bash her or involve her with your "White Saviour Complex". If she wants to make a point and be forceful about it (and her point was accurate and not racist, sorry not sorry) then gosh dern, let the woman do it. Y'all need to focus on issues that are actually racist, instead of the ones that are not. Look at the bigger picture. Assess the situations that cause harm and inequality, not the ones that (whether you like it or not) promote others to open their hearts and make a change themselves in order to help the world become a better place.

George Clooney Reveals Names of Non-Supporters of 'The Interview'

George Clooney tried to rally support for Sony in the midst of a severe cyber attack on the studio, but the actor and filmmaker says he couldn’t find anyone to stand with him. 737 more words

National/World News

10-Year-Old Handcuffed in Drug Bust

Middletown, CT — A young girl was put in handcuffs when a family friend she was with was arrested in Middletown.

Kenneth Ford, 27, of Middletown, is a friend of the girl’s mother and was helping drive the fifth grader to basketball practice. 935 more words

National/World News