- White People: *back flips over actual KKK members*
- White People: *moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
- White People: *goes into PoCs inbox*
- White People: You're whats keeping racism alive
Anonymous said: I'm black/white completely but my mom has always told me that when I was a kid people INSISTED I was east Asian. She'd take me to this little Chinese restaurant and the people who ran it would laugh and be like "hey look it's the Chinese kid" (I'm assuming this is not what they said verbatim). I think it's one of those weird being racially ambiguous things. If you have almond shaped eyes people jump to Asian. If I have a tan people then leapfrog to Latino.
What are your favorite lgbtqia POC blogs?
I’m trying to follow more for my own sake and for resources for you all.
Anonymous said: so im one of those genetic anomalies who has very far (presumably great great grandmother) chinese heritage however i was born with very prominent chinese features (to the point where even my dad thought my mom cheated //3 dna tests later showed she hadnt//) i have no way of explaining to people although im born to mixed/arab parents im ridiculously pale and have obvious chinese features. cont
cont. my grandma form my fathers side is a jewish israeli and during the establishment of israel was a spy. family records were burnt during this time. from what i was told by her, i do have some sort of chinese heritage but no way of tracing it. i’ve always identified as middle-eastern / french (my mother is half french) but as i grow older and my features become more prominent i dont fit in anywhere because of my face. im called a foreigner by arabs and well i cant bond with asians. cont
cont i cant bond with asians because i’ve never had the explanation to explain myself? like im 1/24th asian but somehow my g-g-g-grandmother manifested herself in me to look 100%? over teh last week alone while shopping near a jrock (yeh im a fan sort of) merch area, 9 people talked to me and asked about my ethnicity or in particular “what asian country are you from” and i get weird looks when i say im arab. as members of the asian community yourself, how would u advice me to deal with this?
to me, it sounds like you’re surrounded people who are trying to police your identity based on narrow perceptions of what people of X ethnicity (including their own) look like. i’ve personally met many central asian people who could certainly pass for part chinese (not to mention there are turkic people who are ethnic minorities in china). inland Asia — from China through Central Asia to West Asia or “the Middle East” — is a hugely diverse area and i think many people don’t realise this. i have met people from India to Afghanistan who are pegged as “Chinese” or “[East] Asian?” because they don’t fit into what people think “Indians” (not an ethnicity) or “Afghanis” (not an ethnicity) look like.
in other words, fuck what everyone else thinks! if you identify as Arab based on your knowledge of your family history and on your upbringing, it is your right to do so. i do encourage you to find out more about your family’s cultural history in general, since you don’t have access to family records. learn about migration histories in the parts of the Middle East you’re from, learn about personal histories through what your parents and extended family can tell you. as you find out more, the way you identify yourself may evolve or become more complex, but don’t feel the need to identify yourself in a way to fit other people’s (uninformed) notions of ethnicity. you don’t have to identify as chinese because it’s more “believable” to people when it sounds like you yourself don’t actually identify as chinese and know nothing about your maybe chinese side.
hope this helped.
Anonymous said: Hey the gofoundme twitter page just updated that they have closed the Darren Wilson campaign!!!
The campaign is still up and people are still able to donate. They just “deleted” the comments
So basically all they’re doing is hiding the obvious racism involved, making it even harder for people to show how the existence of the fund is inherently bigoted in nature.
Amazing. Talk about pretending to work for one group while stabbing them in the back.
So fyi to everyone, find another crowd funding website to use!