Dear White Family Members
  1. Don’t use us to prove to a POC that you are not racist
  2. We are not your accessories
  3. You are probably a racist
  4. We put up with you because we have to
  5. You make us hate ourselves
  6. You make us hate our skin
  7. You make us hate our hair
  8. You make us hate who we are
  9. You benefit from whiteness
  10. You are white
  11. Our mixedness does not cancel out your white privilege
  12. Our existence does not erase your racism
  13. Please learn to do our hair
  14. You may not “see” race but the rest of the world does
  15. Don’t expect us to be grateful to you for having white blood
  16. Don’t expect us to be okay with what your ancestors did
  17. You are walking reminders that we are less than you
  18. When we talk to you about race, that is not the time to get defensive
  19. You’re not colorblind
  20. We know we’re different
  21. We need to learn about all of our heritage
  22. Don’t brag about our mixedness
  23. Stop fetishizing POC
  24. a POC can’t love the racist out of you
  25. a POC can’t screw the racist out of you
  26. We can’t help you
  27. Representation really does matter
  28. We often feel very alone
  29. Colorism exists
  30. You don’t get a pass to say racial slurs
  31. You don’t get a POC card
  32. You are not a POC 
  33. Nothing you experience will ever make you really understand
  34. Being 50 flavors of white doesn’t mean you know what’s like to be a mixed POC
  35. Who cares about the irish
  36. We don’t have to identify as white too
  37. Our identity is our choice and our choice is right
  38. Don’t use us as search engines when you can use a search engine
  39. Speak out against racists
  40. Being nice to a poc doesn’t mean you’re not a racist
  41. We need our own spaces free of white people
  42. There isn’t one way to be multiracial/mixed race
  43. We know you mean well, but you’re gonna mess up, a lot.
  44. Please season our food

— Jay

anonymous said:

I don't even know if I'm phrasing this right, but I hear people use the "lol 1/4 cherokee" as an insult and it is a little hurtful when people because I'm 1/4 Cherokee and 3/4 black so I don't really feel like I can talk about it to anyone. It makes me feel fake without even doing anything. Am I just being oversensitive, because I don't want to dismiss any NDN people or act like I'm put upon or anything?

They’re not directing that comment at you. In fact, it’s really a comment defending people who are legitimately ndn. There are so many white people and people super removed from their ndn heritage that when confronted about idk wearing a headdress or doing some racist shit they say “but I’m a little but native” .. And they almost always claim Cherokee because that’s probably the only one they know.

As long as you’re not using your heritage to defend racism then there’s nothing to worry about. Also it probably doesn’t help that there is antiblackness and erasure of black & native persons.

It’d be nice if white people didn’t play with people’s cultures like that though

— Jay

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Jay Adams was not the greatest pool skater, nor was he the greatest bank skater, or the greatest slalom skater or the greatest freestyler. The fact is, Jay Adams’ contribution to skateboarding defies description or category. Jay Adams is probably not the greatest skater of all time, but I can say without fear of being wrong that he is clearly the archetype of modern-day skateboarding. Archetype defined means an original pattern or model, a prototype. Prototype defined means the first thing or being of its kind. He’s the real thing, an original seed, the original virus that infected all of us. He was beyond comparison. To this day I haven’t witnessed any skater more vital, more dynamic, more fun to watch, more unpredictable, and more spontaneous in his approach than Jay. There are not enough superlatives to describe him. - Stacy Peralta

Jay adams have inspired so many people to this day, and he will continue on doing that, legends never die. Rest in paradise Jay, you will never be forgotten ♡

anonymous said:

Ok stupid question alert, but does the n-word only refers to african american or all dark skinned people?

it’s meant for only black people, people of african/black descent, african diaspora, and etc…not just any poc with dark skin.

— Jay

anonymous said:

Jay, I'm hesitant about your use of the term "racial hierarchy." Non black POC are guilty of antiblackness on a fairly consistant basis and its important to not only acknowledge that, but also to fight against it. Your being frustrated and hurt by this is completely understandable and you have every right to call it out. This being said, using the phrase 'Racial hierarchy' is problematic and contributes to the model minority myth within non-black POC groups and actually aides antiblackness.

ummm i really don’t know how to tell you but antiblackness is real and i don’t think people understand how bad antiblackness is except by saying “the bottom of the racial hierarchy” it’s a fact. i’m not saying that there’s a perfect line up of races from black to white and that also varies between regions i’m sure. the only thing that stays the same is black being at the bottom and white being at the top. they’re the constants.

because i’ll be damned if anyone who is mixed, black and east asian, doesn’t get treated worse than nonblack east asians.

i’m not the most versed in the model minority myth so maybe someone else can add on.

— Jay

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