Sunday, July 27, 2014

Anonymous said: Could a white-passing Native American, regardless of percentage of Native American heritage, and such, identify as two-spirited?

Native followers?

Anonymous said: Are you considered white latinx if youre ancestry is european say like spain or does it just all have to do if youre light skinned and/or white passing?

Racially white, ethnically latinx. Please ask a blog centered on latinx identity, like thisisnotlatino. - Melody

Anonymous said: I'm not sure if you all heard, but there are people claiming to be 'poly-ethnic' (especially in the otherkin community), where they were born one race but identify as another on the inside. Of course the most popular is Asian & they're claiming that terms like weeabo, otaku, and baka are slurs used against 'Animekin' and japanese poly-ethnics. It just seems like a load of bs I've ever heard & a bunch of white people tried to find a loophole to be racist & fetishizes. Any thoughts on this?

They are weeaboos/ also my worst enemies. - Melody

Anonymous said: If I am 1/4 mestizx and 3/4 am I a PoC? I seem to be white passing which isn't surprising. I lost a lot of friends growing up once I revealed I wasn't 100% white though. I've heard conflicting info from both sides and I'm lost. I grew up being told I was Mexican from my father who is mixed but I also grew up being told I'm just white/not a PoC.

Read our FAQ.

shutthefoxup said: To the mixed latina -- If you have 3B/3C, try braiding your hair before you sleep each night. Brush/comb your hair out, separate into 2-4 sections, apply leave-in and braid. Also wear a bonnet or headwrap. That should help reduce frizz, it also makes it easier to manage when you wake up. Idk if you wash your hair everyday but we're not supposed to. So, when you wake up just undo your braids, spray your hair with water (get a spray bottle), apply leave-in, and run your fingers through to style it

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Anonymous said: the director of Dear White People is biracial and he has stated in interviews that the film is about his own experience. through the four protagonists (and especially through the character Sam) he wants to address black identity and the way that the things we're exposed to shapes who we are. remember, trailers are sensationalized and won't try to hit you with how deep it is. i don't think the biracial girl's experience will be treated as a joke, her identity kind of is the real story

Does anyone else

Look back at their life and just feel horrible about all their internalized racism? Like experience where they said or did that hurt somone or expressed an ignorant view? I know those incidences¬†are in the past and as we grow and learn from them but still feel shitty about them? Like I know better now and I’m still learning as I will for the rest of my life but sometimes I’m like damn, did I really say/do that? What was I thinking?

Anonymous said: i was reading your faq and found the term multi-ethnic. i tried googling & i couldn't figure out exactly what it meant! i just wanted to ask you to be absolutely sure what it meant, because i was wondering if i could use it as a label.

Multiethnic is a term for people who personally identify with two or more different ethnic groups. You can definitely identify that way if you feel like that fit you. Lots of multiracial people also identify as multiethnic.

—Veronica

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Anonymous said: The kiss in solidarity for the LGBTQ community in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was great, don't get me wrong. But I just find it ironic that the UK meant it as a statement to all the commonwealth countries where homosexuality is criminalized, but that criminalization is rooted in the British penal codes they imposed on those countries during their colonization of them. Like, they create the trend and then look down on their former colonies for it? This needs to be acknowledged.

Anonymous said: to the white latina ask: instead of doing braids, I suggest 1- figuring out your curl pattern (google is your friend) 2- find product (creams, oils, etc) and styles that are good for your pattern. 3- if you are still having trouble, go to a stylist and ask for help. Dominican hair salons know wassup and it's usually fairly cheap

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