Comedy is a natural antidote for euphemistic, political jargon aimed at stifling debate and far too many people in the Jewish community today confuse criticism with malicious intent. Stewart’s recent Daily Show segment highlights the sad reality face…
The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.
As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database quietly and quickly, and the consequences can be long and enduring. Through ICREACH, a Google-style search engine created for the intelligence community, the NSA provides data on private communications to 23 government agencies. More than 1,000 analysts had access to that information.
This kind of data sharing, however, isn’t limited to the latest from Edward Snowden’s NSA files. It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors.
The watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists and includes both foreigners and Americans. It’s also based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Indeed, the standards are so low that the US government’s guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information – including a Facebook or Twitter post – to serve as the basis for placing you on its master watchlist.
Of the 680,000 individuals on that FBI master list, roughly 40% have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”, according to the Intercept. These individuals don’t even have a connection – as the government loosely defines it – to a designated terrorist group, but they are still branded as suspected terrorists.
Asked by something-shorter
First of all, what exactly do you mean by “her skin is not black”?
Her skin is black. Regardless of how light she is, she is still clearly brown, just a light brown. Not only that, but the idea of black skin that you have is nothing but a racist stereotype. Black people come in all different tones yet most people only relate being black to being dark brown, which is a very common and very offensive stereotype.
Either way, keterok didn’t even draw her the way she is in the game.
She has the same skin as Jane and Kenny, even though not only does she not have that skin in season one, but in season two she is much darker, so that excuse is invalid.
Not only that, but it’s clear that they have a clear defining of race.
They drew Clem and Lee with not only white skin but blue eyes, even though they are well aware that is not their eye or skin color) which is really the thing that pissed people off). Then on the same day they draws Clem again using the correct skin and eye color when that’s what they could have done from the start.
Either way, keterok is not being attacked not only because of her original art, but also because when people criticized it, they responded childishly and by being blatantly racist, so it’s backlash that they deserve.