“Additionally, white activism, especially white anti-racism, is predicated on an economy of gratitude. We are supposed to be grateful that a white person is willing to work with non-white people. We are supposed to be grateful that you actually want to work with us and that you give us your resources. I would like to know why you have those resources and others do not? And don't assume that just because I have to ask you for resources that it does not hurt me, pain me even. Don't assume that when you come into the space, that doesn't bother me. Don't assume that when you talk first, talk the most, and talk the most often, that this doesn't hurt me. Don't assume that when I see you get the attention and accolades and the book deals and the speaking engagements that this does not hurt me ”—from “A Open Letter to White Anti-Racists” by Tamara K. Nopper
“Young blogger Mehreen Kasana thought of this online campaign to break the boilerplate notion that Pakistan is associated with. The campaign introduces itself as follows: "We're here to tell the world that it is virtually impossible to stereotype a population of 190,291,129 est. people into one racist, demeaning, hurtful character. We're diverse, we're different, we're humans just like you. Stop stereotyping. Stop the hate." Families, students, office-mates, overseas Pakistanis and non-Pakistani foreigners spoke out, holding placards and signs saying, "When you tag, it hurts us." Others said, "I am Pakistani and I refuse to be stereotyped." "These stereotypes are discriminating and narrow," says Kasana. "There is a lot more to an entire nation than bombs and explosions.”—
Pakistani Youth Stands Against Stereotyping on Independence Day - The Huffington Post.
Guys, we’re on the Huffington Post after my anti-racism project went viral last night! Thank you so much for being part of this. Here’s the Tumblr I made for Pakistan’s Independence Day. Submit, follow, join us!