biracial thing

To Mixed People
  • To mixed people who only look like one of their races
  • To mixed people who look ‘ambiguous’ 'exotic’ 'unique’ and get both fetishized and treated badly for it
  • To mixed people whose identities are 'too confusing’
  • To mixed people whose identities get ignored
  • To mixed people whose identities are questioned
  • To mixed people who are told 'they aren’t really ___’
  • To mixed people who have mixed hair and mixed skin and can’t find cosmetic care products for themselves
  • To mixed people who are victims of multiple types of racism 
  • To mixed people who can’t fit in with the parts of their family
  • To mixed people who only have connections to one of their races
  • To mixed people who are too ’___’ or not ’___’ enough
  • To mixed people who aren’t white, but can pass for white.
  • To white mixed people who are white passing, and have to decide between having their identity erased or having to deal with more racism
  • To white mixed people who aren’t white passing, and don’t get the choice.
  • To white mixed people who aren’t white passing, but their siblings are
  • To mixed people who have to deal with prejudice from their own family, white or not. (anti-blackness, fetishism, colorism)
  • To transracial adopted mixed people who have never known any of their family
  • To mixed people who have to figure out their identities by themselves

To mixed people who have to deal with so much shit. You are strong, you are beautiful, and you are valid.

For mixed people everywhere, stand in solidarity with each other. While we have similar experiences, not everyone has the same experience, or relationship with their race. Be aware of whatever privileges you have. Listen to others and always help one another.

Concerning Hobbits (of Color)

Okay it’s been a whole day and I’m still angry about that hobbit casting thing, so let’s lay down some Tolkien canon here.

Fact 1: Per Tolkien, there were originally three races of hobbit. The Stoors were a small group, they were broad and stocky, they grew facial hair, they liked rivers, and their skin color is not specified, so Tolkien probably meant them to be white (but there’s no reason they have to be, since again, not specified). The Fallohides were a tiny group, they were thin, pale and tall, they were bold and good with languages, and they like trees. The Harfoots were the distinct majority, they lived in holes, they had hairy feet, and they were brown. Tolkien is super clear on this. He explicitly calls out Harfoots as having browner skin than other hobbits when describing the races and he uses phrases like “nut-brown skin” and “long brown fingers” when describing specific hobbits to back it up.

Fact 2: Britain planted its ravenous imperial flag firmly in the soil of India three centuries before Tolkien wrote The Hobbit. He knew what a brown person looked like. He would know he was not evoking a slightly darker shade of Caucasian when he said a person had brown skin.

Fact 3: Bilbo, Frodo, and all of their friends are aristocracy. Sam is the only hobbit we ever meet who is an actual laborer. In Tolkien’s time, laborers worked in the sun and middle class and aristocracy stayed inside where there was something resembling temperature control. Apart from Sam and Aragorn, no one in the Fellowship (or Company) ever voluntarily got a sunburn. If Tolkien talks about brown skin he’s talking about brown skin, not a farmer’s tan.

Where does this leave us?

Well, Tolkien says that after colonizing the Shire, the three hobbit races mingled more closely and became one. This leaves us with two options.

Option A: He’s talking about that thing that sci-fi writers sometimes do where “everyone is mixed race.” So all three races would have smeared together into a single uniform color. What color? Mostly Harfoot, aka brown. The “strong strain of Fallohide” in the Tookish and Brandybuck lines means maybe they’re white-passing, but in this scenario all hobbits are brown.

Option B: He’s talking about a more melting-pot scenario where visual racial distinctions still exist but everyone lives side-by-side in a fairly uniform culure. The Tooks/Brandybucks having a “strong strain of Fallohide” means that they are themselves remaining strains of Fallohide, and are straight-up white. Merry, half Took and half Brandybuck, is thus white (possibly part Stoor, given Brandybuck comfort with water); Pippin, half Took and half Banks, is either white or biracial. The Baggins family, sensible owners of the oldest and most venerable hobbit-hole anyone knows of, are blatantly Harfoot, making Bilbo and Frodo (half Took and half Brandybuck respectively) also biracial. Fallohides being exclusively adventurous high-class types, and the Gamgees being staid low-class homebodies with a distrust of moving water, Sam is obviously Harfoot and thus completely brown. (Smeagol, a Stoor, is probably white, but as discussed above, doesn’t have to be.) In this scenario, a minimum of three of five heroic hobbits are various shades of brown, four out of five of them could be, and most background hobbits are brown.

In conclusion, if you think all hobbits are white, you are canonically wrong. If you geek out over Aragorn wearing the Ring of Barahir, rage about Faramir trying to take the Ring, and do not even notice, much less complain, that Sam, Bilbo and Frodo are being erroneously portrayed by white guys, you need to reexamine the focus of your nerdery.

@cosmicdogs -senpai made a text post on their page about half Indian half Japanese Yams and I could nOT RESIST THIS GOODNESS also seeing as my art SUCKS I added some headcanons as well


- Yams loves his heritage

- adores both cultures and thoroughly lives his life immersed in both cultures

- This comes with ups downs and in betweens

- He likes to wear things from both cultures

- comfy kimonos are his bed and bath time choice

- He wears the typical button up shirt + lungi around the house

- Unfortunately

- as you can tell, he inherited v bad fashion choices

- Firstly and most noticeably, The Shoes™

- Every Indian woman knows The Shoes™ ….do not let ur husbands/sons/brothers out of the house in these

- He loves them. He wears them eVERYWHWERE

-  He wore them out unironically in front of Tanaka, Hinata and Noya once and they NEVER LET IT GO

- He also wears socks with thongs (flip flops for the Americans out there) bc his Japanese mum wears them all the time

- He wore these at training camp and Tsukki seriously reconsidered ever talking to him again

- speaking of the camp

- Yams has double the Asian to get past when he wants to go out

- He loves seeing friends but he has to plan Years in Advance if he wants to go to see them because his parents need to do Police background chekcs

- he had to get Takeda Sensei to MEET UP with his parents to let him go

- heaven forbid he utters the word ‘sleepover’

- He is in the smart class not because he’s some genius but because if he doesn’t study he gets both THE STICK AND THE PAPER FAN WOOPING HIS A$$ at the SAME TIME. LEMME SEE U GET A B+ AGAIN SON

- he likes to meditate! It calms his anxiety. He tries all the different Indian methods his dad knows and the traditional Japanese ones his mum knows

- can eat 8778640928439589823745743 chillis without dying. Laughs at people who think things are spicy (Tsukki in particular)

- when he was first born his parents laughed @ him because it was like???? lil Indian boi but….??? freckles everwhere???? they been laughing ever since (except when he come home w/ an A minus in English)

- He loves both his parents and culture in the end and he’s grown up with such a rich background that he adores being part of

DID YOU KNOW crows in India are brown? When I first went to India to see the fam as a child I was FASCINATED because Aussie crows are enormous and black as the soul of hades but Indian crows are smol and brown and precious like yams.

TL;DR Half Indian half Japanese Yamaguchi is the best thing in the world.

@cosmicdogs thank u for saving my life ples everyone go follow them give them love

bioware in dao: 

me: oh, nice. good stuff wow impressive the very best. deserves everything nice in the world

bioware in da1: 

me: o H - N o ! whAT IS THA

bioware in wot: 

me: oh. okay, here we go. who would have thought that this is the same perso-

bioware:  

me: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOL I really need to stop drawing so fast and just take my time, but my brain moves faster than my hand.

(LOL I am cracking up over baby Harry. He is absolutely darling to me.)

I know cultural appropriation is a terrible thing, but before you go around policing people on their culture, make sure you damn well know the culture isn’t theirs. For instance, several of my cousins and I are white-passing; my cousins are probably the whitest looking people you could ever see. But we’re all mixed race kids who happen to look more like our white parent. If I ever got anyone lecturing me on how I’m in non-white space or that I’m appropriating Bolivian culture one of the rare times I dress traditional, I’d probably give them a deer-in-headlights stare out of sheer confusion.

So yeah, check before you wreck.

[cracks knuckles] aight pal lemme tell you A Thing™. The biracial Danny headcanon came from my fic Paranormal Activity VII, henceforth referred to as PAVII, for convenience. I thought to myself, “Self? How can I make this fic more diverse?”

And then it hit me. Make a character biracial (because I don’t see enough biracial characters in fanfiction, and I wanted someone like me). Danny’s Korean heritage comes from Jack, in this headcanon. ok now sTAY WITH ME HERE I CAN EXPLAIN!!

I was once told that Korean men were actually pretty tall on average, being about 5′11 (a full three inches taller than the average American man!!!) Jack, as we all know, is a fucking giant. I had already been considering making one of Danny’s parents Korean, but before I heard that Jack’s height had been a huge roadblock to me. However, not many people have naturally black hair without being Asian. Both Danny and Jack have naturally black hair. I know it’s natural because black hair is recessive. If Maddie’s hair is naturally red, she has two red alleles, since red hair is also recessive. I know her hair color is natural because of her sister, Alicia, who also has red hair. Therefore, if Maddie’s hair is naturally red, then both Jazz and Danny have a chance of getting either red or black hair. I know Danny’s hair is naturally and genetically black thanks to the theme song: 

“There was a great big flash, everything just changed; his molecules got all rearranged!”

If his molecules got rearranged, that means his cells, DNA, and genetic code were all altered when he got zapped. Therefore, in order to go with the whole “inverse colors” thing, his hair had to be naturally black. In order to be naturally black, the only parent with black hair had to pass on both black alleles. I reiterate: I have never in my life seen a white person with naturally black hair.

I chose to make Jack Korean because I’m a quarter Korean. It’s a lot easier for me to accurately write him, since I know the culture and can get information firsthand from my grandmother, rather than internet searches that may or may not be accurate.

I got off topic a bit and I apologize (genetics are really cool!!!), but yeah. I headcanon Danny as half Korean, half white, and he gets the Korean half from his dad.

~theartisticintrovert

anonymous asked:

Ross butler isn't Chinese he's Indonesian and biracial a full Chinese person should play the role biracial is not acceptable

Okay, I wasn’t sure about his ethnicity (I actually tried to look it up to figure it out because I don’t like when people act like that’s interchangeable) but I disagree about the biracial thing. In fact, that seems kinda…um… gross to biracial people. The world is very mixed, and to expect them to cast and exclude Chinese people that might have some other race in them just seems… not good to me.

So, I saw some of you were asking about Ryan Ross being biracial. I thought, as usual, this was common knowledge in the fandom but, of course, there’s a lot of new, young fans who don’t know about things we knew back in the day. So, is Ryan Ross biracial? Yes, he is. You could ask how do I know and I’ll tell you back in 2005-06 there was a lot of info about the guys and we learnt a lot of things we probably shouldn’t know about their lives. They were kids, we were kids, you know how it is. They didn’t get a lot of privacy and specially Ryan hated that. That’s why I won’t tell you details about his mom or family, because I feel like I should respect that privacy. I can tell you, however, that he’s half Native American (Navajo, if I remember correctly), and I will share this picture of Ryan and his little niece with you just because it’s already all over the internet and you can find it anywhere, so better know the real sources. I won’t share any more details about his mom, his sister or any other member of his family and I hope you won’t try to find out more either. Ryan is a very private person, so we all should respect that.

this whole “Alistair isn’t biracial!!” thing is so ridiculous to me because like, imagine for a minute that you’re right. Fiona is lily-white and Alistair just happens to tan well.

…now what? Do you need to go yell at people who HC him as biracial? why can’t you just go play Inquisition where they’re both pale and washed out? What in the world could you POSSIBLY gain from insisting that Alistair isn’t biracial? why do you need to argue with the kind of small segment of fandom that reads him as biracial? just go away.

anonymous asked:

Do u ever get ppl fetishize the fact you're biracial and or bisexual?:(

Yes!

Guys ask me for threesomes constantly. Or tell me it’s ‘hot’ when I explain that I am bisexual. Or ask if they can watch. 

At the moment I am online dating and the moment it comes to talking about my being bisexual the majority of guys say one of the above things and it makes me so cross. I don’t mind people asking questions or being curious, but when it’s so fetishising it’s plain offensive. 

The biracial thing happens less often, but it does still happen. Again with the online dating when they ask about my mixed heritage they sometimes use the word ‘exotic’ (a few have said they like ‘exotic women’) or ask me weird things like if I would cook them curry (which is hilarious because me making toast successfully is a triumph), or if I am going to belly dance for them (I think they mean Bollywood dancing??? Who knows?). 

When it comes to the race thing though it can be pretty hurtful because sometimes when you tell someone you are half Indian they can be very dismissive or suddenly not like you anymore. I’ve been asked if my parents will ‘allow me’ to date a white boy. If I am going to be forced into an arranged marriage. Or if I smell of curry. (I don’t even eat curry but hey). 

The ignorance can be depressing. 

xxx

To the parents of mixed children

Tell your children that you love them.
Everyday.
No matter the language.

Cook with your baby.
Show them what “fusion food” really is–
Plates of food steaming with
The heat of that child’s parents’
Love for them.
Feed you baby rice from your fingers
Bowls of spiced lentils
Hot, fresh bread
Frosted Flakes
Mashed potatoes
Congee, Curry and Collard Greens.
Home cooking, y'all.
Done right.

Pack up those leftovers
In ziploc containers
And wrap ‘em up
In a lunch box you picked out together.
Send your baby to school
like a little warrior
And praise them like the champion
They are
When they get home
having eaten every bite
Smiling
In the faces of all the white kids.

Figure out your child’s hair.
Seriously.
It is that important.
Let your child know that every baby
Is a “good hair” baby
And then teach them the hair flip that
Shakes off the haters.

Show your child people who look like them.
Understand that this will be very hard.
Wonder why.
Do it anyway.

Listen and learn from your child,
Because it ain’t nobody else
On this planet
Who thinks about the subtleties between
Neither, Either, and Both
The way that your baby does.

Make your house a fortress
A moat filled with the tears of ignorance
Walls made out of bricks
Both alternating with And
Cemented together with
“I love you”

Build your child’s bedroom
Into a shrine to all things both
An area where the standard is
Both
Because every night when your child goes to sleep and rests their head on that little pillow they will be plagued by shadowy tendrils of hate
That followed them into the house
Whispering

“Either or
Neither nor
Pick one and stay there
Prove it to us
You’re too this to be that
Too that to be this
So exotic
But you dont look–
You can’t sit at *this* table
Mutt”

Teach them to find
friends who will cocoon
safety around them–
Who will build armor with them
And to shake everyone else off as irrelevant.

Jay, what do you think of Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm/the Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie?
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“But he’s supposed to be white”
“it’s not fair to the white fans”
“it’s not accurate to the comics”
“how can he have a white sister”
“there’s no such thing as biracial siblings”
“biracial people are needlessly complicated”
“stop pandering to minorities”
“blacks should only have the characters they already have”

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#Representation Is Important #More Heroes of Color = A Good Thing #We’re Here, We’re Black & We’re Not Going Back #Get Over It Already

anonymous asked:

Imagine Steve and Bucky find out that Peggy's grand grandchild (or so) just lost their parents and they now decide to adopt the child. Turns out the child is of the same condition Steve was once, health wise. Both Bucky and Steve (who are together) take care of the child with much much love please? Thank you! ((Love your work, thank you so much for this blog!!))

“So while many classify Morrison’s works as ‘magical realism,’ that label doesn’t quite–what is that?”

It isn’t “Anaconda,” okay? It can’t be. 

Colin scoots lower into his seat, trying to act as if his entire backpack isn’t vibrating with the sound of Nicki Minaj expressing her sexuality. 

“Jones?”

“Y-yes Ms. Sandoval?” Colin says. He has to raise his voice, because the rest of the class (especially Rob White, screw Rob White) is laughing so hard. 

“Would you mind turning that off?”

“I will, I’m so sorry, I swear…” Colin turns his phone off, blushing when he realizes that the caller id reads “Uncle Steve.” 

Two minutes later, it’s ringing again.

“Ms. Sandoval, I swear–” Colin starts, but then the class phone is ringing too. 

Ms. Sandoval rushes over to answer it, but it takes her another minute to quiet down the class enough for her to hear whoever’s calling.

“A-Privileges again, Colin?” Rob calls out before going silent with the rest of the class.

Of course the call is for him. Colin Jones, please report to the Attendance Office as soon as possible. Damn A-Privleges. 

On the way to the office he sneaks in a call to Uncle Steve.

“I just dropped it off, Col, and seriously? Third time this month, kid.”

“I know, I know. But did you have to get the poor guys at Stark Industries to hack into my phone again? I told you, Rob already calls me ‘A-Baby,’ it doesn’t get any dorkier than this.” 

“Wait, Rob?” Steve’s voice gets lower, harsher. “That kid’s still bothering you? Are you sure it’s not a race thing? Because I’m telling you, we could–”

Colin sighs, pauses a second to make sure the hallway’s still empty. “Uncle, for the millionth time, Chad is the one where I think it’s a race thing. Rob’s biracial too, he’s just annoying.”

“Oh. Right. Well–”

“Anyway, did you really have to get Stark’s tech crew involved? And right after Aunt Nat changed my ringtone again?” 

“That was Bucky, okay? You know how he gets–”

“He wasn’t the one that’s been calling–”

“You know how we get, then,” Steve says, and, okay, point. 

“Yeah, I know. I’ll get it right now. Thanks, Uncle Steve.”

“No problem. And Colin?”

“Yeah?”

“Love you,” Steve says, and this thing, it’s still kinda new, fragile (he’d only started calling Steve “uncle” last month), but it feels right. Good. 

“Love you too, Uncle Steve,” Colin says, and goes to pick up his forgotten inhaler from the attendance office. 

Having mixed problems here. 

I don’t know how to identity any more. I mean I am mixed race, half Indian, desi, biracial, all of those things, but I’m having troubles with the other stuff. 

Do I call myself a WOC? 

Because until recently I would have said I was probably a white passing woman of colour, because of my racial background and the fact that online I usually, if not always, pass for white. 

But now I am not sure? Can I identify as a light skinned woman of colour? 

Because very recently I posted some unedited selfies in normal light of my face without make up and I got lots and lots of racist abuse. I got sent all sorts of things related to me being Indian. Some of them were saying I don’t ‘pass’ for white anyway and that I never have. And I’m not bringing them up because they hurt me, because I am used to receiving hate online, but I’ve been thinking, and in a way I’ve realised that I’m not as white passing as I thought? 

I’ve never hidden my racial make up, obviously, because I’m proud of it, but I have been calling myself white passing when really that probably isn’t the case. Having spoken to people around me in real life about it they think it’s pretty obvious that I’m not white and a fair few say they can see that I’m Indian. It’s just that online I obviously lighten my videos and pictures sometimes because my bedroom is so dark. 

So I think I am going to refer to myself as a light skinned WOC. And I know there’s a lot of privilege there because I am not dark skinned, but in a way I think before I was scared of owning that part of me in case I took away from other groups. But now I am more comfortable with who I am and the way I look and I know that to own my own racial background won’t be to the detriment of anyone else.

So anyway, this is me basically telling you how I think I now want to identify. I also want to stop lightening my videos if I can. I’m not sure how I can get better light so I won’t have to do this, but I’ll find a way somehow. My skin isn’t white. I look Indian. I should own it. 

xxx