Thankfully you can always rely on them to show themselves. Luckily many have caught on. Hallelujah!
Italy’s Cecile Kyenge calls for action on rising racism (Jan 15 2014)
Cecile Kyenge has faced a torrent of abuse since her appointment in April
Cecile Kyenge is in charge of efforts to integrate immigrant communities into wider Italian society and is frequently targeted by right-wing opponents.
Ms Kyenge said Italy’s institutions and political establishment must do more.
"Politics must stand up as one and condemn racism lest it become a dangerous weapon that can kill democracy," the Congolese-born MP said.
Ms Kyenge has faced a torrent of abuse since her appointment in April from the right-wing Northern League party and its supporters.
The League’s newspaper, La Padania, has just begun publishing her daily itinerary - presumably so that the hecklers will always know where to find the minister, says the BBC’s Alan Johnston in Rome.
"Our constitution is a strong tool to fight racism, but it’s never used”-Cecile Kyenge Italy minister
Last year, one of its most senior figures likened her to an orangutan. Another accused Ms Kyenge of wanting to impose “tribal traditions” on Italy.
One of the League’s councillors even called for the minister to be raped.
Ms Kyenge has been heckled, and had bananas thrown at her during political rallies.
Ms Kyenge has now called for action.
"Our constitution is a strong tool to fight racism, but it’s never used.
"The country must react in response to these acts, which must be recognised for what they are, that is, acts of racism and discrimination," Ansa news agency quoted Ms Kyenge as saying.
In a newspaper interview, Ms Kyenge said that, as a black woman, who had studied and become a minister, she had challenged the prejudices of the most intolerant people.
But she made clear that she would continue to do her job. If she backed down she would hand victory to her opponents.
Members of Ms Kyenge’s Democratic Party and other centre-left politicians have called for the League’s newspaper feature “Here’s Cecile Kyenge” to be pulled, describing it as “tantamount to intimidation”.
La Padania’s editor said the information was in the public domain anyway.
In a separate development, police confirmed that a suspicious powder mailed to Ms Kyenge on Wednesday was baking soda.
The package was intercepted at a mail-processing centre.
Some continue to allow themselves to get fooled by the okey-doke even when all actions continue to show the reality. Fool you once shame on them. Fool you twice shame on you.
As a Southerner, I learned long ago that racists don’t always come in a white sheet, but they always reveal themselves.
Kerry Washington and [director] Tony Goldwyn on the set of Scandal. The cuteness never ends!
Sorry ScandalFam- life has been getting in the way of my Scandal obsession. I’ll actually be on a ski trip the night Scandal comes back from hiatus, but I’m still here and I’ll do my best when I can.
In the meantime- have fun, be happy and don’t sweat the teeny-tiny, insignificant, minuscule small stuff.
Attitude is everything. Pick a good one. Be happy!
And don’t come for me telling me not to read your blog if I don’t like it, I can read whatever I want and clearly you’re reading this so…
I ship Kerry and Tony and have since episode 1 of Scandal, however, I do not believe that Kerry’s marriage to Nnamdi is fake. Just like how when I started…
Amen - it’s time people feel comfortable speaking their minds on this without being attacked by those who don’t seem to be able handle people who disagree with them. Everyone is allowed to believe whatever they want to PERIOD.
Don’t let a few people hurt this fandom anymore than it already has been.
Yeah I said it.
Feel free to be bitter and send me ugly messages. I literally do not give even half a fuck, especially about those who make it their personal function in life to go after anyone who dares disagree with them like Putin.
It’s a free country- parts of this fandom are being held hostage to shipper craziness and it’s gotten very, very old.
Now I’m going to sit back and wait for the ugliness and attacks to start. As I’ve said repeatedly - people will show you exactly who they are and we’ve ALL seen it and discussed it privately and publicly.
Everyone just has to decide if they want to be associated with them.It’s time to stand up for each other against the craziness.
When someone shows you who they are REPEATEDLY and FOOLISHLY - believe them.
“Dr. King taught us that ‘an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.’ In honor of this spirit, Americans across the country will come together for a day of service. By volunteering our time and energy, we can build stronger, healthier, more resilient communities. Today, let us put aside our narrow ambitions, lift up one another, and march a little closer to the nation Dr. King envisioned.” —President Obama on MLK Day.
Kerry Washington || SAG Awards
Emilia Clarke and Jared Leto Flirting at the 2014 SAG Awards
Not even remotely Scandal related, but I’m a sucker for some spontaneous blatant flirting. Especially when someone is comfortable trying to mack in front of their mother. Plus Khaleesi and Jordan Catalano.