Oscar serving up realness
Somebody told a real life woman that her skin was too brown to play an imaginary creature. That basically in the whole fictional world of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, where you have dragons and trolls and talking trees, where you draw the line, where imagination is capped out, no more room, is for a brown hobbit.
Like firery eyeball thing, no problem but don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. That shit will blow your mind."
Wherein Wyatt Cenac remains perfect, and completely articulates our Mission Statement.
— The World Cries for Newtown’s Children, but Few of Us Think About Dead Brown Babies, Dr. Boyce Watkins (via eastafrodite)
No, it isn’t really the same when someone tells you “I prefer blondes”.
Do people ever approach you and have literally the first or second thing they say be “I like blonde girls”? It may happen from time to time, but it’s not the same.
I’m positive you do not get the same gut-wrenching feeling that I get when I hear, “I like Oriental girls” on a date. Once I hear that, I know how I’m expected to act, how I’m expected to be. Do you feel that pressure? That disgust that you are being sexualized, fetishized, and objectified all within a few minutes of meeting someone?
I am not an import item, yet I am constantly made to feel like I am. I am trained to make myself accept that people will always think I’m exotic and an accessory, that trained to think it’s okay.
I’m constantly in fear that people who are interested in me only like because I am Asian.
I am a little Asian girl before I am a grown woman. I am an Asian girl before I am a smart, intelligent, interesting person. I am an Asian girl before anything else. I have and always will be “a little Asian girl”, when I was 5 and when I’m 25. To many, it is what defines me.
Because I am a Southeastern Asian woman, it’s suddenly surprising if I am loud, talkative, or don’t always have manners you want me to have? It’s surprising that I’m not submissive and polite all the time and speak up when you say something offensive to me?
“You’re Asian, but you’re not like, really Asian…” (because I don’t match the stereotype they have in their heads)
“I don’t get along with my parents.” “What, are they just like really strict or something?”
Do people make assumptions about your relationship with your parents based on your hair color alone? Do they guess how tight your pussy is? Do they expect your voice to be a certain pitch? It’s not the same.
Does anyone feel the need to approach you and invade you with personal questions right away because you’re blonde? Does anyone look at you like walking blonde hair? Does anyone assume you’ll be submissive to any white guy who gives you attention? Does anyone try to guess your morals/values based on your blonde hair?
Sorry to break it to you, white girls, but don’t try to relate because it’s not the fucking same.
“If you’re a white man, your drug addiction is romanticized. If you’re a black woman, all you ever contributed to the world is ‘crack whoredom’. White men get to be tortured artists, but black women aren’t even considered artists, cause everybody can do what Whitney did, right? Nothing special about that.” - Jukebox Jones (courtesy of Son of Baldwin)
White privilege is inventing a marginalization so you can fit in. I’m looking at you otherkin, transethnic, and transdisabled folks.
White privilege is being the #1 consumers of welfare, food stamps, general government aid, and illegal drugs, but STILL blaming POC for all of those things as well as incarcerating them at an exponentially higher rate.
This came across my FB feed. Had to share it.
That’s why when someone asks me about violence I just find it incredible because what it means that the person who is asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country from the time the first black person was kidnapped on the shores of Africa.
- When POC say we’re proud of our race/skin color/ethnicity, it is a response to the dehumanization and self-hatred that imperialist peoples (read: white folks) have been using as a key tool in our oppression since, well, forever. It is a rallying cry to say, “No, we’re not…
— Jane Elliott (via becauseproperteaistheft)
Do minority students get more than a fair share of college scholarships? That myth reared its head earlier this year after a Texas nonprofit, the Former Majority Association for Equality announced plans to give scholarships only to white males. The group claimed that white males are disadvantaged because they don’t “fit into certain categories or ethnic groups.” So Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.com, put that idea to the test, and found that white students actually “receive a disproportionately greater share of private scholarships and merit-based grants.”
Kantrowitz crunched data (PDF) from both the 2003-04 and 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, which showed that white students are 40 percent more likely to win private scholarships than non-white students. And Kantrowitz finds several college-specific scholarships only for white students, like UCLA’s 66-year-old Werner Scott Scholarship, worth $4,000, which is “restricted to Caucasian students from Hawaii who are not of Polynesian blood.”
Even when a scholarship doesn’t explicitly note a racial preference, white students are still at an advantage since scholarship sponsors “select for characteristics, activities and talents of interest to them.” Black students, for example, are much less likely to participate in equestrian, water, and winter sports than their white peers, which makes them ineligible for scholarships related to those areas.
White students, even those who “have no demonstrated financial need,” are also at an advantage when it comes to receiving funding directly from universities. Kantrowitz found that they get more than 76 percent “of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent” less than 62 percent of the student population.
Occupy Wall Street is a remarkably bittersweet thing.
The reason OWS had gained so much momentum and steam over the weeks isn’t because Americans are finally tired and taking a stand. It’s because White Americans are finally tired and taking a stand. The government has now screwed over White people, and when they get ticked people pay attention. For years, people of color have been fighting for their rights and attempting to explain how and why the United States is a terrible one. And for years, no one listened.
Now, people are getting it—but only the tip of the iceberg. Most people protesting in the streets have no idea how the systematic oppression that goes beyond the higher education system and general capitalism. They could care less about how race, class, sex/gender, sexuality, and other such things play a role in the grand scheme.
Despite the unfortunate case that OWS is only taking place because it is affecting the “superior” race, it’s still good that some attention is finally coming to the issue. More people are being awakened and informed of the collapse of the United States. That is better than nothing. I just hope that after all is said and done, they actually get it.
— bell hooks, “Killing Rage” (via bhavitavyata)
my point about ironic fans of rap music is why I can’t stand those shitty acoustic white ppl covers of rap songs
Lost followers after I mentioned that my statcounter records when people search for nsfw tags on my tumblr.
no one owes you sex
no one owes you sex
NO ONE OWES YOU SEX