Sorry about the shitty picture quality, but I’m opening an etsy shop!! Lots of embroidery, a lot of which is newsies themed. I’m especially happy with these little hoops (which need to be finished, ofc) featuring a line from Seize the Day that means a lot to me + various pride colors.
I’m also thinking about stitching this design onto plain tshirts, but we’ll see!
The shop’s not open yet, I just wanted to share what I’ve been working on.
I was in Italy last year and none of the people was really white. They had darker skin.
hello, my name is Lavinia, I’m Italian as in I don’t have ancestry from any other nations that I know of at least for a good two centuries. I mean, I don’t know if before then I had any ancestors from outside Italy but at this point it doesn’t matter, two centuries should be good enough. My mom is Sicilian. My dad was born in Naples, my grandfather on his side was from somewhere near Viterbo (central Italy), my grandmother on his side was half Calabrian and half from Puglia, as in, all my ancestry is somehow from Southern Italy, the part of the land where People Are Tanned And The Sun Shines All The Time And The Sea Is Beautiful And Which The Arabs Colonized In The Middle Ages. K?
woooow LOOK AT HOW NOT REALLY WHITE I AM, anon. for extra info, my cousin aka my mom’s brother’s son is three shades darker than I am (I’d post a picture but I don’t like to put people’s faces on the internet without their authorization so) and he’s still white. my mom is three shades darker than I am, she’s still white. idk let’s compare me with someone that we can definitely accept as white according to tumblr and US standards. dunno, CHRIS EVANS:
wow, I’m such a zombie I look even whiter than he does. Or, compare me with someone who definitely has the same skin tone as I do except that he tans and I don’t:
I’m such a person of color in comparison, am I not? now:
this lady over there is former minister Cecile Kyenge - she was born in Congo but she has Italian citizenship and is in the left party. She is what in this country is a person of color. As in, if I asked her direction on the street and didn’t know who she was I’d say ‘I asked direction to the nice lady of color over there’.
is Italian tv presenter Carlo Conti, born in Florence from a very Italian family, after getting a tan in summer. this is Italian presenter Carlo Conti when he doesn’t have a tan:
This woman here is Belen Rodriguez and she’s a model from Argentina who has been living and working in Italy for a decade or more and is the erotic dream of a bunch of Italian men:
In the US, she’d be a person of color since she’s from Argentina. Spoilers: when not tanned, she has a skin color closer to mine than to Carlo Conti’s. We would not call her a person of color. And we would not call Carlo a person of color. Because he’s not. He’s still white according to our standard.
Now, sorry for the shitty quality of the picture but I can’t find another with all three people with high resolution. This is naturalized Italian former athlete Fiona May (she originally was British) on the left, on the right there’s her former husband and also former athlete Gianni Iapichino, also born in Florence and 100% ethnically Italian or how you’d say it, and there’s their daughter in the middle:
Fiona and her daughter would be considered persons of color, Gianni would not, because he’s not.
Again, if it wasn’t clear enough: person of color is in Italy the way you refer to black people if you want to be polite. the neutral term is black, but saying persona di colore is just more accepted as the polite form of it. It doesn’t mean you’re institutionally oppressed, it means you have black skin. the end.
If you didn’t see *white* people it’s because people tend to have olive skin/be tanned around here and if according to you it’s not white then whatever, but here all those variations of skin tone still fall under the white umbrella. People of color the way it’s meant in the US is a concept that doesn’t fucking exist, because as I said way too many times, in the US the concept of white privilege is tied to a specific background which means that in order to access to it you have to be or pass as a white anglo saxon protestant, because even if you were a white anglosaxon catholic up until a certain point you got shit for it and if you were a white southern European catholic you definitely didn’t have access to white privilege, never mind the Irish. And you have to be wasp and live in the motherfucking US. people in Italy are white, not anglosaxon and certainly not protestant for the most part anyway, and the protestants are a minority because the majority is catholic so they don’t have privilege whatsoever.
We. Are. Not. Poc. And we are white according to the definition of white in Europe, not the definition of wasp in the US, and saying that we are poc as if it was the same as in the US is completely misunderstanding the point. And if you came on vacation in summer when everyone is tanned and visited for what, two weeks, doesn’t mean that suddenly we’re all poc. It’s as if I go on vacation to the US for two weeks and spend all of my time in a small town in idk Nebraska where according to this census here 89,6% of the population is white/wasp, which means that if I go in a small town statistically I’d have more chances of not running into a not white person than the contrary. Then I go back to Italy and tell my friends ‘guys I’ve been to the US and what’s even the whole melting pot myth, everyone there is white idek’. Would that be accurate? Not really, because I’ve been to one small city in one central state in the US where the demographics are not the same as idek Miami. Let’s not take out the ‘I’ve been to X country and saw Y thing so I know better than people who live there’ card for the love of everything, k?
How the fuck do people think this is okay? This is disgusting and incredibly immature. Do people ever think that the boys could find this? That NCT Dream could find this? I am so ashamed that we have fans like this. And that people have the nerve to say these things and then proceed to say “I don’t even like them”. (There was also a comment about Twice in there somewhere.)
Little reminder that these boys work their asses off for fans and don’t deserve to be sexualised in any way. NCT DREAM ARE LEGALLY CHILDREN. No child should have things like this written about them. So stop this. Think thoroughly about what you write before you post it online because it’s there forever.
I have somewhat censored the comment because it makes me highly uncomfortable and it’s gross but it shows the level this is at. Both accounts have been up for a while now (I assume) as well as the post but hasn’t been taken down so I encourage everyone to block and report them. Do anything you can to get this off the internet. But please don’t try and interact with the person because they are obviously stubborn and rude and it’s not worth getting into an argument. Thank you.