Sunday, September 21, 2014

Anonymous said: for the anon who asked about racial ambiguity: oh hell yes i've been recognised as practically everything under the sun. i'm south asian/east asian mix, and somehow i look like stereotypes of races ranging from white to native hawaiian?? O.0 idk HAHA

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Anonymous said: I'm half Indigenous-Egyptian (Black) and half Yemeni and ever since I moved to the US people keep telling I'm fully Arab and not half Black. I have always know I was mixed race but I don't think people realize how hurtful it is to erase my blackness because of peoples very white washed perception of Egypt. It hurts that my identity is policed because of the media and their lies about Egypt.

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sinparam said: This one was a real kicker. I had another mixed person, an ex-friend, tell me I was just "pretending to be Korean" like those koreaboos who call themselves transethnic (not in the adoptive sense), and they brought up how they were mixed white and Native American and had documentation to prove that, as if that somehow erased MY heritage? I couldn't even believe it. They're as white passing as me, so it was pretty unreal.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

fogo-av:

It’s that time of year again.
Just say no to racist costumes people.
Blackface is racist.
Dia de Los Muertos “costumes” are racist
Costuming off of someone else’s culture is racist.
Do your part in making this Halloween season enjoyable for everyone!

westendblues:

please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating

blaxkdreams:

kimberariel:

aforethot:

empowered00:

A Brazilian man recently submitted a birth certificate that if verified would mean he is 126-years-old.
According to the document, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos, was born on July 7, 1888 to African slave parents.
Once verified he will be the oldest man on the planet.  

But slavery was so long ago…..

Woww

Omg

blaxkdreams:

kimberariel:

aforethot:

empowered00:

A Brazilian man recently submitted a birth certificate that if verified would mean he is 126-years-old.

According to the document, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos, was born on July 7, 1888 to African slave parents.

Once verified he will be the oldest man on the planet.  

But slavery was so long ago…..

Woww

Omg

lati-negros:

This video continues the conversation regarding the role of racial microaggressions, racism, and internalized racism in mental health issues for LatiNegr@s.

(reference to Kayla’s blog entry, here)

Anonymous said: Re: asshole professor. Yes you get to claim/reclaim your heritage. But that identity is going to be different for you than for your parents or people back in their home country because you live in the U.S. & see things from an U.S. American perspective. I'm an immigrant & I have lived in the U.S. most of my life. I identify culturally with my country of origin, but my experiences here have impacted that identity. As long as you respect the perspectives of people outside the U.S. you're fine.

In response to http://weareallmixedup.tumblr.com/post/97982106933/in-my-sociology-class-my-professor-was-talking-about

Anonymous said: A different interpretation of what your teacher is saying, you're still gonna see things from an american perspective because that's the privilege you have, no matter what you do to immerse yourself in your ancestor's cultures or whatever, you still have the american privilege to see things that way. Unless you go back in time to live somewhere else. You can adopt a culture, but it doesn't own you unless it's grown you.

What.

I don’t think this makes any sense. I don’t know where to start. Maybe I’m missing something
— Jay

In response to http://weareallmixedup.tumblr.com/post/97982106933/in-my-sociology-class-my-professor-was-talking-about