We must be very careful to avoid the use of the term “tribe” to describe these ethnic groups. “Tribe,” Ukpo points out, is largely a racist term. The Ibo and Hausa-Fulani of Nigeria are each made up of five to ten million people, a figure comparable to the number of, say, Scots, Welsh, Armenians, Serbs or Croats. Yet we do not refer to the latter groups as “tribes.” The term “tribe” is almost exclusively, and very indifferently, applied to peoples of Native American or African origin. It is a label which emerged with imperialism in its application to those who were non-European and lived in a “colonial or semi-colonial dependency…in Asia, Africa and Latin America” (14). As we are attempting to discard the prejudices of imperialism it is in our best interests to discard the use of the term “tribe” when referring to the ethnic groups of Nigeria.
Ethnicity in Nigeria
Why people should not even think of using the word “tribe”.
I’ve always hated this word.
ya the word tribe is a no
try “nation” or “people” instead
Btw in the US, they really are native nations of the USA. The USA legally refers to Native American nations as “Quasi-Sovereign Nations.” Stil fucking gross b/c how the fuck are you QUASI sovereign? Fucking gross. And why does the US govt get to determine their status? EW.
And yeah tribe is legit just another racist term. Makes my skin crawl.
I think one of the contexts this would be okay in is the Jewish community. We like to call ourselves the Tribe.
Also, “tribe” has a specific meaning in anthropology, which refers to groups of a particular size and familial makeup (as in, consisting of multiple extended families.)
I do like referring to myself and certain others as “MOT”, ‘member of the Tribe”, where tribe is always capitalized and particular to Judaism.
But the original quote is important w/r/t African and indigenous American history and ethnography.
A good moment to adjust my vocabulary.
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I am simultaneously confused, horrified, and intrigued. what in the ever loving fuck…
I need to remember to take it one step at a time. I want to add 3d work to my portfolio, so I need to learn how to sculpt. It’s so hard though ;__; and Zbrush is industry standard software, I just want to learn how to use it and be more awesome why is it so hard
/cuddles/ yah, i feel you. XD My 3d skills have slipped soooo hard since I graduated it’s very very sad. I don’t know why Zbrush’s interface is so complicated, but it is. :/ Or at least it always was to me. I don’t know what help I could offer, but if we’re ever about the same time feel free to poke me and I can try to offer something.
yah, and well rested. Hell, I took a formal class on the thing and I still barely got it. I’ve been trying again with a new, similar product from Smith Micro. I think it’s called Silo. So far it’s seeming quite a bit easier than Zbrush, but that might just be me. I haven’t delved fully into it, tho.
Why the fuck is it when we’re talking about stories (whatever media they may be, and ESPECIALLY fanfiction) every goddamn time the majority or, dare I say it, entire cast end up gay everyone has a to raise their torches and pitchforks and throw temper tantrums about how straight people exist, too, y’know and they could just be friends? Like, are you fucking serious right now? Who the hell was even saying that straight people don’t exist? That friendships don’t exist?
I understand the frustration of that whole “oh crap, they looked at each other for two seconds so they must be in love!!!” scenario that does occasionally pop up, particularly in fandom. First off, Romeo and Juliet. It exists, and if you’ve been through an American High School you’ve undoubtedly read it. Secondly, I’m willing to put money on the grand majority of people in fandom having done this with at least one pairing. I’m twenty-six years old, I’ve been in fandom literally half my life (I’d say longer than that, but I didn’t have access to a larger fandom entity before 13), and I sure as fuck have done some of that. Everyone I’ve ever known in fandom has done that. Empirical evidence, true, but guys c’mon. Sometimes you just like something and want to tell that story, do we have to go around trashing people because they don’t agree? Thirdly, hard as this one might be to believe, sometimes people actually just think two characters are a good personality match and like to explore what could have been, rather than what was. And y’know what? Doesn’t make them satan! Strange, I know.
The grand majority of all canonical couples and/or characters are always explicitly straight, or implied to be so, or just given the whole “automatic default” thing, and hardly anyone one outside of the queer community thinks that’s a big deal. We accept, constantly, that whole stories can revolve around communities composed entirely of straight people and their straight kids that will one day have straight relationships and have more straight kids, and so on and so forth into infinity, but the instant that someone writes something wherein the majority of the characters are queer it’s…lacking in reality. It’s an attack on friendships. It’s some grand statement that everyone in the whole world is gay.
Here’s a hint: gay people know each other. We tend to gather in groups, and settle in similar areas, and have communities built of other gay people—in large part due to our ostracization from society at large. Y’know, like how we’re not allowed to exist in pop culture.
Funny, when I put it that way it sounds like maybe, just maybe, groups composed entirely of gay people actually exist in real life. Gasp, shock, awe.
Guess I ought to quit my job, since we’re over our gay limit.
did you know
that it is possible for two fictional male characters to be close friends without wanting to fuck each other
#same goes for two females #or two persons in general really
Did y’all know there’s almost no canonically queer characters (especially ones in healthy, loving, and balanced relationships) in the media we consume, and therefore I will continue to make everyone gay as the goddamn moon if I damn well want to, fuck you very much.
Yes, my level of anger right now is probably out of proportion, but I’m seriously sick of this. Gay men get treated as “the new normal” and part of “the modern family,” while lesbians remain either fuel for drama or plot devices for males (both friends and two and a half men have used this device).
I have hope for Orphan Black, mainly because I trust Rae, but I’m so angry right now it’s not even funny.
Please, media, do not give us any more healthy same sex male relationships until you can give us healthy same sex female relationships, too.
Gay men get the plenitude of movies—even some that are mainstream.
Gay men get leading roles in sitcoms where they’re able to have happy ever afters.
Gay men get ordained.
Gay men get all the attention.
Please, just, give some of that to lesbians. Please.
Alllll of that.
With the note that I am going to check out the new ep of OB and get back to you on that, cause it’s probably just as problematic judging from how it starts.
So the “Elysium” trailer that went with Star Trek…
Am I the only one who got annoyed that they basically took Gunnm (Battle Angel Alita), turned the lead into yet another white guy action figure and called it good?
There are coincidental similarities, and then there’s glaring rip off. From the very location of “Elysium” (aka, Tiphares), the depictions of the technology, the state of Earth, and the whole “i’m getting up there one way or the other” plot….this seems to be entering glaring rip off territory.
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JOHN FUCKING CHO AMIRITE?
AMENDMENT: SULU AND UHURA GOING AROUND BEING BADASSES. I’d say Sulu could captain, but he can be Uhura’s first, because of reasons.