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New Zealand: Maori woman racially humiliated with shop-lifting accusation over supermarket intercom, and then laughed at.

thisiseverydayracism:

The mother of a pregnant woman who was wrongly accused of theft over an instore intercom at her local supermarket said staff denied that the incident occurred when she called an hour later.

Cherisse Martin, mother of Rikki Cooper, said her daughter rang her in tears after a female staff member at Countdown Dinsdale, in Hamilton, used the store’s intercom system to track her movements.

Cooper went to the Countdown on Thursday for her weekly grocery shopping when over the speakers she and other shoppers could hear a female staff member describe her as a “Maori girl” who needed to be watched.

A female staff member using the store’s intercom said: “Quick CCTV down aisle one; two Maori girls are down there.”

Shortly after, she said: "The main one is the Maori girl with the big bag on her side."

Cooper continued shopping.

Then came: "The other Maori girl went down another aisle but the main Maori girl is still down aisle one."

Cooper said she surrendered her bag to be checked and revealed her pregnant bump after staff suspected her of putting store goods under her jersey.

Martin said after she received a call from her daughter she immediately got on the phone to Countdown Dinsdale last Thursday evening.

After explaining to the female staff member what her daughter had told her, she was shocked by the tone the manager took.

”I said why on earth did this happen over an intercom? She said that the incident didn’t happen; that she had been there all day and it did not happen.”

Martin believed her daughter, and was horrified at the lack of professionalism shown by the staff.

”I think anyone who has been in a situation where they have been followed, or stared at by staff of any store while trying to buy things will understand how unsettling this experience is.”

[Cooper] had been overwhelmed by the number of people who have had similar experiences throughout New Zealand.

"I didn’t realise how big the issue really is. Maybe something needs to be done to stop anyone else from having to go through this."

Countdown staff initially denied the incident had occurred.

Countdown general manager for operations Brett Ashley said he could not comment on Martin’s treatment because it was an “employment issue”.

About four staff members laughed at her as she left the store in tears, Cooper said.

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azucaryespecia

Anonymous asked:

How would you respond to a white person that said, "All white people aren't racist, just like all Black people aren't thugs, just like all Arabs aren't terrorists."?

reverseracism answered:

Laugh at them comparing being called a racist to harmful stereotypes and then let em know how they differ. Being stereotyped as a thug could get you killed and have people justifying you’re death. Being stereotyped as a terrorist will have the FBI at your door when your just cooking rice. Being stereotyped as a racist will have ppl coming out of the woodwork to defend you, and if you’re a blatant racist, your freedom of speech.

~Eon

azucaryespecia

shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

HE HAS ALSO STATED NOT TO PURCHASE THE T-SHIRTS THAT ARE BEING SOLD WITH HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HIM NOR THE TOWN OF FERGUSON WILL SEE THAT MONEY! 

Just needs to be stated again! 

Not to the cops but away from the children protesting”

blastortoise-chan
sourcedumal:

shuttersmiley:

soubidou:

burdge:

victims of the 90’s

Why is Hermione’s skin black o_o ? I am troubled here

Why wouldn’t she be? No where in the books did it say she was white. Also, why the idea of a black Hermione trouble you so much?

Now you know you cant have Black people in headcanons unless the book explicitly says she was a colored negro afro american chocolate ebony girl….

sourcedumal:

shuttersmiley:

soubidou:

burdge:

victims of the 90’s

Why is Hermione’s skin black o_o ? I am troubled here

Why wouldn’t she be? No where in the books did it say she was white. Also, why the idea of a black Hermione trouble you so much?

Now you know you cant have Black people in headcanons unless the book explicitly says she was a colored negro afro american chocolate ebony girl….

misandry-mermaid
"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
seananmcguire

tonystarklordofwinterfell:

So, I was at lunch with a friend and his sister after seeing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, catching up on stuff and talk turned to the new series of Doctor Who - our expectations, Peter Capaldi, Jenna possibly leaving, the Matt Smith era - and his sister suddenly raises an interesting point.

"Isn’t the Matt Smith era kind of similar to Twilight?"

This caused both my friend and I to pause, and look at each other with a similar expression of puzzlement.

"Yeah - I mean the storyline is very similar," she continued "The main female character has to choose between two men from different races, makes her choice and has baby. Baby grows up abnormally fast, and ends up marrying the other man."

Despite how this theory glosses over some of the plot, it still kind of stunned me as I realisation slowly dawned on me.

I had watched a sci-fi variant of Twilight.