I remember people having this same issue with Big Hero 6.
A lot of fans did not like that Hiro and Tadashi were portrayed as being mixed race. It’s like these studios are pretending to give us diversity but instead of going all in, they throw us this whitewashed, mixed race mess. No. Go all in. All or nothing. This isn’t real diversity. This is so big film execs can pat themselves on the back and all-white fandoms can feel good about how ‘diverse’ they are. Stop it.
see star trek really only addressed half human mixed race people and i’m over here like…
i want a vulcan-batazoid counselor who is like conceal don’t feel but feels literally everything and wants to help people but struggles with the strength of vulcan emotions, on top of everyone else’s.
i want a vulcan-denobulan struggling through dating - who was raised in both cultures and is unsure whether they want a completely monogamous marriage bond or a polyamorous house full of complicated family ties and a lot of love
i want a klingon-betazoid warrior, using the thoughts of others to their advantage during battle
i want a klingon-bajoran freedom fighter, struggling between what needs to be done and what the honor they were raised on dictates
i want a cardassian-romulan spy, because honestly that would just be cool
i want a romulan-vulcan starfleet officer, met with distrust no matter how logical they are or how many times they renounce the romulan star empire
like damn the universe deserved more mixed race people than ziyal and ziyal deserved better than what she got tbh they could have explored her child of two worlds feelings so much more.
But, can you imagine Jesy and Jake’s wedding day? Can you imagine all the pictures we’re gonna get? Because you know the girls are gonna go crazy and post a million pictures on instagram. And, can you imagine the girls on their bridesmaids dresses and Jesy on her wedding dress and all of them taking selfies and the girls posting long as fuck messages on instagram wishing Jesy and Jake a good marriage and talking about how much they love Jesy and how they have gained a brother on Jake? Can you imagine the girls singing for Jesy and Jake? Can you imagine Jesy and Jake singing to each other? I’M GONNA BE A MESS THE DAY JESY AND JAKE GET MARRIED.
How do you feel about feminist art becoming a trend?
“Mixed feelings. One half of me thinks it’s great that feminism is breaking into the commercial world but the other half thinks, ‘come on girls, let’s have a little imagination.’ You see a lot of the same imagery, for example glitter on tampons or sex toys on pink paper. I think it’s okay and doing the whole middle finger to patriarchy thing, but it’s also what is expected. This sort of imagery can be quite cis, girl-exclusive, white chicks with fashion tits. Palatable or fashionable feminism isn’t really empowering anyone; it’s just profitable. However, it’s a form of communication and bonding between girls and that ultimately is most important.”
I think this might step on some toes but, let’s talk about mixed kids.
As a black-identifying woman who is multiracial and who is also married to a mixed (non black) poc, therefore we will have kids who are mixed, I’d like to recenter the conversation about multiracial children.
I see a lot of fetishization of children and I also see a lot of self-exoticfication when it comes to multiracial kids, especially those who are part black and have a black parent. And I feel like the fetishization and the self-exoticfication are both tools used to “other” these kids in a way to give them a badge of supremacy.
I hear a lot of other multiracial people talk about the “struggle” of being mixed and without failure it almost always revolves around the tired narrative of not fitting in. The story normally goes along the lines of ‘woe is me, it’s so hard being mixed because I am so desired and beautiful and I’m never Black enough for my black side or blank enough for my blank side…. no one accepts me’ And sure, they may not always fit in with everyone ( I mean who does) but when you are mixed, and are apart of the black community you are at the top of the totem pole, like there is privilege there. Maybe you have light skin, maybe you have dark skin with “non typical” black features, maybe you have light hair and light eyes, anything that will make you appear anything other than 100% black is seen as ideal.
So I always find it strange that, that is the go to answer and not, you know, the fact that some of your family members are most likely racist, you grew up in a racial paradox, you might not know how to take care of your self aesthetically (hair and skin first come to mind and yes, these are 100% serious things), etc. Like lets talk about how anti-blackness is super prevalent in other cultures. Lets talk about how you cant fuck away your racism. Lets talk about how there are so many young black people, especially men who go out and get non black women pregnant just to have a mixed baby for their own disturbing fetish. Lets talk about how a lot of these dudes are trying to create children, specifically little girls, that they would, by their own admission find physically pleasing and would be the type of girl they would date/have sex with. Lets talk about anything other than how the white kids were still racist and didn’t like you, therefore you didn’t fit in with them and how stuck up you were, therefore the black kids didn’t want to be around you as well, and how hard it is to be pretty and light skinned with long hair, etc.
But Liam promises that Directioners who love their old tunes will be happy, too.
“There’s a lot of old school vibes as well,” he explained. “I said before that it was quite Oasis-y but I was thinking about one song that I’ve been playing… it’s very diverse I think,” he added, after noting that the mix of songs is “eclectic.”
But will there be any collaborations?
“No collaborations so far,” Niall revealed. “It’s still in the making so we’re not there yet.”
But 1D’s sound isn’t all that’s changing. The band is also making some shifts to their tour – changes that are sure to have fans feeling giddy and eager to catch the fellas live.
“Well, we got some new songs I believe for this one,” Liam shared, before Louis chimed in to confirm, “That is true. Yep… four I think.”
While the guys couldn’t reveal which tunes they are adding to the set-list, Liam promised the tunes are definitely fan-favorites.
“We have some favorites.. maybe someone else’s favorite off the album – from last year’s.” Eeeek. We’re already anxious to hear the new additions.
We also played a little tour game with the guys in anticipation of the 17 upcoming tour dates. They revealed which member is most likely to get homesick on the road, who text messages the most from the road (Harry, here’s looking at you), and who takes the most “moody, topless” selfies from their bunk. Yes, you read that right. Moody. Topless. You’ll have to watch the video above to see how they answered.
One Direction is clearly excited about the future and 2015 is shaping up to be another hugely successful year for them. To purchase tickets to any of their upcoming shows, click here.
Can we talk about mixed race representation in Welcome to Night Vale for a sec?
Like honestly, that whole segment in the book they just devote to Diane’s problems with being mixed race is so powerful and so real, and it bothers me that people are gonna read this book and not realize how HUGE a deal this is.
I feel like a lot of people don’t really understand how much of a problem the lack of mixed race representation is. When I was growing up it was more than just not having a Disney princess. It was not having anyone like me. At all. I want you to imagine being 3 years old and realizing none of your friends are like you, none of the people around you are like you, looking at your parents and realizing they’re not like you. I want you to imagine how incredibly lonely you would feel. I want you to imagine not fitting into one race or the other. I want you to imagine people making comments, assumptions, asking incredibly personal questions about you because somehow that’s an okay thing to do when someone doesn’t fit in a pretty little box. The mixed race demographic is the least represented in the media currently and this shit needs to change. I will not have my baby siblings feeling as lonely as I did.
In their novel, Welcome to Night Vale discusses some pretty important things like:
-Hey, other people’s racial backgrounds are none of your business.
-Mixed race kids often feel really alone
-Mixed race kids often get bullied and made fun of/feel inferior because they’re not like everyone else
-People get envious of mixed traits/get annoyed that mixed people don’t look “mixed enough” and think it’s okay to say that to said mixed person face when it’s really not at all.
The fact that we don’t talk about this ever in society is such a big problem. I posted about this on Facebook earlier and got dead silence from people who would be all over this kind of thing if it was a post about my mental health or how being a girl effects my everyday life. The fact that no one is even trying to talk about or listen to this is really, really bad. There can’t be any sort of change if no one listens us and it makes me want to cry.
Thanks Welcome to Night Vale, you’re really doing some good. Keep it up.
She looked like a younger version of Annabeth, but her fidgeting and hyperness reminded me of….well, me. If Annabeth and I ever had a daughter, she might be a lot like Sadie.
It’s not like I’d never dreamed about kids before. I mean, you date someone for over a year, the idea is gong to be in the back of your mind somewhere, right? But still- I’m not ready to think too seriously about stuff like that. Also, I’m a demigod. On a day-to-day basis, I’m busy just trying to stay alive.
Yet, looking at Sadie, I could imagine that someday maybe I’d have a little girl who looked like Annabeth and acted like me-a cute hellion of a demigod, stomping through puddles and flattening monsters with magic camels.
Percy Jackson about Sadie Kane, the Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan.
msamberpriley I always try and surround myself with women that help me learn and grow and encourage me to move forward. Having convos about love, life, God and even the silly things that make us laugh without the gossip, bitchiness, and cattiness in the mix. Feeling very grateful and not so alone in this crazy entertainment world tonight. Thank you ladies, you all were exhausted and have a million things on your plate tomorrow, but you came and that means a lot to me 💜☺️ @daniebb3 @jordinsparks @iamjojo I love you all dearly
the way quantico is handling lgbt+ rep so far is just kinda terrible tbh
you introduce one of your main characters as being gay in the pilot (who is also jewish and also the first openly gay fbi recruit, both of which are a big deal) and then five episodes in you go “SIKE! he’s actually straight as an arrow and now we’re gonna hook him up with one of the twins!!!”
you have your only other confirmed gay character act stalkerish and obsessive every week and basically being the ~aggressive predatory gay~ stereotype who wont back off after being turned down. his suspicions of simon turned out to be correct, but let’s not forget that it all started because he was rejected.
you have your initial season promos after the premier showing a caleb/shelby sex scene, an alex/ryan sex scene, and a blink-and-you-miss-it kiss between elias and someone who appears to be simon (but we know now it was max). however, after that first round of promo in the beginning, the kiss doesn’t appear in further promo material despite the fact that the two straight sex scenes are still promoted ad nauseam, in every preview. every. single. week. even when they weren’t relevant to the episodes being promoted.
when the much hyped ~sexiest episode ever~ (which…it wasn’t really but ok whatever) finally arrives, the two aforementioned straight sex scenes get a whole episode of frankly exhausting, cringeworthy buildup that finally boils over in two long, drawn-out scenes. meanwhile the gay kiss from that first promo? was cut from the episode completely. well i guess that explains it’s complete disappearance from promos then.
instead we get elias making a vague reference to having “done something to a man recently” (which btw was just ???? like, you do know you can say “sex” at 10 pm on abc, right?), insinuating that he had sex with max while simon was away.
on the plus side, a character actually said the word “bisexual”, so hey that’s a positive i guess.
this show does a lot of things right, but it’s also doing this one thing so wrong right now. i’m willing to give them a little benefit of the doubt based on the fact that it’s still early days, and maybe there’s more going on that we haven’t seen yet with regards to simon and his sexuality, but so far it’s just…weird and disappointing.