Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anonymous asked: There was a boy I went to high school with and one day he found out that I'm half Japanese/half white and it just went downhill from there. One day he waited for me at the bus stop just to tell me that he hates [insert a list of slurs against Asians] but he likes me because I'm "only half". Another day he told me that he likes Japan because everyone there is sex-crazed. Almost every day he'd refer to me as "only half Asian".

bel-imperia:

big-gadje-world:

saltybottomboy:

weareallmixedup:

tw antiziganism, tw g-slur (censored), tw n-word (censored), tw oblivious white ppl -_-

hey guys. near NYC there are two locations of G*psy Donut and Espresso Bar. Recently I had a conversation with them over facebook about changing their company name,…



I just sent them a message, too. 

I hope you don’t mind that I took the time to paraphrase your words and send them along to a Melbourne (australia) based cafe. I have many ancestral ties to the Rroma community from my background (Indian) so it’s very important to me. image



bel-imperia asked: post/83686516958 <-- thats a link to a screen shot of a tweet I made, as I hope you don’t mind that I took the time to paraphrase your words and send them along to a Melbourne (australia) based cafe with the same slur used in its name. I have many ancestral ties to the Rroma community from my background (Indian) so it’s very important to me.

That was actually big-gadje-world’s post. Hopefully, they don’t mind.

- Melody

smellofthewild said: thisiseverydayracism should have those tagged! they’re pretty good on tagging the countries.

In response to: http://weareallmixedup.tumblr.com/post/83671309413/do-you-know-of-any-blogs-that-post-regularly-about

big-gadje-world:

saltybottomboy:

weareallmixedup:

tw antiziganism, tw g-slur (censored), tw n-word (censored), tw oblivious white ppl -_-

hey guys. near NYC there are two locations of G*psy Donut and Espresso Bar. Recently I had a conversation with them over facebook about changing their company name,…



I just sent them a message, too. 

Anonymous asked: I'm japanese and so is my mom. I showed her what Katy perry did at the AMAs and she didn't get what was so bad about it! Help!

Link to thisisnotjapan’s tag about it.

It happens, a lot of the time our parents are just not as tuned into issues of race as we are and a lot of the time they have forced themselves to accept racism. You can try to explain to your mom what was wrong with the performance but it’s very possible that she’ll dismiss what you’re saying. You can also try to get her to read the things that many people have written about Perry’s performance as it may help. Maybe try to explain to her that even though she doesn’t find it problematic that there are many Japanese people that do. I’ve dealt with a lot of similar situations with my parents but I’ve learned to accept it, sometimes I fight with them on it but they usually don’t acknowledge what I’m talking about. In the 30+ years my parents have been in Canada I think they have just learned to accept that this is the way that things are in the West, this is “normal.” I don’t think they teach you to talk back about cultural appropriation in ESL class.

Hopefully reading up on what other people read/ your explanation of what was wrong can change her mind otherwise it may be easier to let it go as arguing with your parent on this can be extremely draining.

- Melody

fucknofetishization:

What a jackass. This is avril’s response to the backlash to her recent video, “Hello Kitty.” I swear this woman acts like she’s 15. Then of course you have people (not japanese of course) saying this wasn’t racist.

Remember a day ago when anon was telling me to give Avril a break?
Don&#8217;t trust white women.
- Melody

fucknofetishization:

What a jackass. This is avril’s response to the backlash to her recent video, “Hello Kitty.” I swear this woman acts like she’s 15. Then of course you have people (not japanese of course) saying this wasn’t racist.

Remember a day ago when anon was telling me to give Avril a break?

Don’t trust white women.

- Melody

saltybottomboy:

weareallmixedup:

tw antiziganism, tw g-slur (censored), tw n-word (censored), tw oblivious white ppl -_-

hey guys. near NYC there are two locations of G*psy Donut and Espresso Bar. Recently I had a conversation with them over facebook about changing their company name, in which turned to them justifying their slur usage and turning the Roma experience into a ~magical boho~ one. I tried arguing with the owner, David, but it was to good end. I was wondering if yall could message them on facebook, call them, email them you know, educate them better than I, a non-Roma person, could. 

since it was too long to screenshot, u read you can read our convo here, where their contact info is as well: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFvjJITQkrgVWbHdtacq1Eqf5bo_og4kNmAKospWWIU/edit?usp=sharing

Hey, mixed Romani guy here, just posted to their fb wall:

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blastortoise:

White people be like “so I’m racist because I don’t find an entire race of people attractive.”
Lmao uh yes

neilpatrickhummus asked: Still waiting on the day Disney makes a latina princess

Aren’t we all?

- Melody