“People of color have survived centuries of unspeakable violence against our cultures and our spirits. The cultures we have built today, in all their vibrancy and richness, are testaments to our strength and survival. Therefore, they have incredible meaning to us. When white folks just put them on like a pair of shoes, they neutralize years of resistance and celebration. The day when all peoples have equal access to large-scale media, when all peoples can travel with the same freedom, when all peoples have equal and humanized representation in the global cultural landscape, THEN we can talk about cultural exchange and how cultures can benefit from influencing each other. Until then, it’s just plain stealing.” —I’m Sorry Whiteness, You Can’t have Everything (via thetart)
important IMDB trivia about Tony Danza
- Wrote to the late Tupac Shakur while he was in prison. The two later became friends.
- His character “Tony Banta” in “Taxi” (1978) was originally called “Phil Banta”. The producers thought with him being an unexperienced actor that he would not respond to the name Phil, so they changed it to his real life name.
- Has an Italian-Canadian cousin named Daniel Gianotti.
- Almost always watches the show “24” (2001) with Liza Minnelli.
“Four states in the nation, including Arizona, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia, have recently enacted laws that explicitly allow people to carry loaded guns into bars. So if you live in one of those states and are wondering how you’re gonna die, you’re gonna get shot in a bar.” —SETH MEYERS, Saturday Night Live (via inothernews)