biracial thing

asian kaz

Because I can, and because Kim Woo Bin’s still my #1 Kaz. 

  • The reason Kaz doesn’t directly go up in the ranks of the Dregs? He doesn’t look like the rest of the recruits. But Kaz uses this to his advantage; he pretends not to understand Kerch for a whole year before Per Haskell and his cronies find out. They’ve been speaking in Kerch so Kaz won’t understand them, but once he starts speaking fluently as any other Ketterdam boy, they feel a jolt of unease at the discovery of how Kaz overheard and understood every one of their conversations. 
  • The first time another boy tells him to go back to Shu Han, Kaz gets his gloves stained with blood for the first time. Since then, no one in the Dregs questions his genealogy. 
  • Word about the Shu Kerch boy with the devil’s blood spreads across Ketterdam. One day, Heleen Van Houden pays a visit to Per Haskell, offering Kaz a position at the Menagerie and promising a much more lavish and comfortable life than the streets, since he has an “exotic factor”. Kaz looks at her coldly, and then says, “I’d rather die on the streets than suffocate in the sheets with everyone pretending not to notice, like your Zemeni girl did the other day.”  
  • This memory pops up in his head when he sees Inej run her thumb over her Menagerie tattoo. 
  • Speaking of Inej, she’s the only one who doesn’t ask about his ambiguous ethnicity, like it isn’t important to her. He respects her greatly for that. 
  • Kaz sticks out as the only biracial gang leader in Ketterdam. Every new gang member wonders about this, but they all keep silent because they value their lives. Unbeknownst to them, Kaz doesn’t even know why he looks so much like the Shu, but he suspects he inherited from his mother, who’s been absent from his life since his birth. 
  • When the gang springs Matthias from Hellgate, Matthias has even more misgivings about Kaz, since he presumes that Kaz plans to give Bo Yul-Bayur back to the Shu. Kaz shuts down these thoughts with a simple brawl that leaves Matthias sprawled out on the floor.
  • Unlike Inej, Jesper asks about his Shu origins. Before he can stop himself, Kaz answers shortly: “My mother.” 
  • He can’t find himself to lie to Jesper about this, for some reason. But when Kaz sees an understanding gleam in Jesper’s eyes, he’s glad he didn’t lie. 
  • Kaz runs into a Shu servant girl when he attempts to break into a Council member’s house for the first time. She takes one look at him and just glides on by. To Kaz’s surprise, he soon realizes that the Shu servants and help that serve corrupt individuals will willingly pretend he’s not in their masters’/mistresses houses. Some even become his inside spies. 
  • After the chaos of Crooked Kingdom, the Shu in Ketterdam get accused of working with the Shu attackers that flew in and bombed the city in search for Grisha. Kaz steps in and acts as the voice of the Shu Kerch, confirming that none of the Shu knew about the attack and never planned something so drastic. 
  • Whenever the Shu come to Ketterdam for a crucial business venture post CK, Kaz acts as a mediator between the Kerch and Shu delegations. Everything goes four times faster because Kaz is a better businessman than any self-respecting merch on the two delegations.  
  • He doesn’t speak Shu at all. Kuwei tries to get him to speak it once, but fails miserably. Despite this, Kuwei and Kaz get along better than people think. When Kuwei comes back and joins in on a heist, he and Kaz pretend to be lost Shu boys who don’t speak Kerch. It works every time. 
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.

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.

@pearlo said:

Do V and Y get a lot of creepy people coming up to them when the kids are babies to coo about how biracial kids are the ~most beautiful~

YES AND IT’S SO BAD ALL THE TIME. It’s a different flavor racism than the one Yuuri dealt with in Michigan but it’s JUST AS BAD and bad in SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS depending on which one of them the person sees with the kids or if it’s both of them???

One time Viktor is watching Irina’s ballet practice when she’s like five, waving through the studio’s glass when she looks at him and smiling as she does her clumsy little plies

Another father walks up to him and asks which one is yours? And Viktor points out Irina.

“Oh, wow,” says the other father. “She’ll be a looker when she grows up.”

“Um,” Viktor mutters, because that’s a weird thing to say to him about his five-year-old. 

“I mean, she’s part Chinese right?”

Viktor squints dangerously. “My husband is Japanese.”

“Oh, well. You know. They all look the same. But I’ve never seen an ugly Asian girl. She’s gonna be real pretty.”

Viktor takes Irina out of that ballet class and starts sending her to private lessons with Lilia, which is what Lilia has been WANTING THIS WHOLE TIME VIKTOR KONSTANTINOVICH I TOLD YOU. I TOLD YOU.

On the other hand, when Yuuri is alone with Mikhail, little old European ladies keep coming up to him and pinching Mikhail’s cheeks and saying things like, “Mixed babies are just adorable,” and Yuuri wants to physically slap their hands away from his child.

It’s equally as creepy though when people HIS AGE, LATE TWENTIES EARLY THIRTIES, look at his babies and say, “Oh, I want my babies to look just like that! Like, Asian but without the eyes! They’re so cute that way!” and then hastily and fervently glancing at him and saying, “No offense!”

It gets better when they go back to Japan but like even there?? even there sometimes people say backwards shit. Kyo and Koichi are born and a lot of people say they have “Anime eyes” because they’re so blue. Yuuri has to go into Emma’s school once because someone is teasing her so badly about having a big nose that she doesn’t want to go to school. Twelve-year-old Mikhail begs them to let him dye his hair black so that he “looks normal.”

Which, like, they’d let him dye his hair whatever color he wanted–it’s impermanent and something he can have agency over even at a young age–but not because he feels like he has to, y’know?

But yes people are horrible and Yuuri and Viktor Nikiforov just want people to let their babies LIVE and not say weird creepy things about them??? Also Yuuri Nikiforov is going to fight the FUCKING WORLD if one more person screams at him a slow voice?? He speaks perfect Russian? He studied it for five years in college?? Why is it that he’s the one who gets talked to like a child when Viktor is the one who STILL sometimes goes blank in the face and just blindly agrees to whatever it is the person he’s speaking Japanese to has just said to him.

“Is the moon made of cheese, Viktor?” Mari once asks a very tired Viktor, trying to smother her laughter as she watches him rock back and forth with both twins and their matching stuffed tigers cradled in his arms. Six-week-old Kyo and Koichi have had a case of the sniffles and, while not serious, it’s been a hell of a weekend.

“Uhhh yes,” Viktor mumbles, eyes half open. “It’s fine.”

Yuuri takes a break from wanting to sleep forever to laugh hysterically into Viktor’s knee before trying to fall back asleep.

“I’ll babysit the terrible trio tomorrow,” Mari assures them. “You guys look like you need a break.”

“Bless you,” Viktor whispers, strangely understanding every word of that much more complicated sentence. “You will be sainted.”

“The patron saint of sniffles and drooling brothers,” Mari says, and Yuuri doesn’t know if she’s talking about him or the twins but he throws a pillow at her anyway.

@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


Hey Tumblr~

My name is Nyoumi Jolene Banks and I’m 24 years old. I live in West London, England (yes, I have an accent), but I was born in Japan. My mother is Japanese and my father is Jamaican and we moved to London when i was 2 years old, so it’s all I know. I recently got my bachelor’s degree in Business Practice at the University of Westminster three months ago and I’m hoping to one day start my own beauty or fashion line. I’m a full time blogger, but I love to have a good time and play around with makeup in my free time. Growing up, having heterochromia made me stand out, and not always in the best way. Kids used to make fun of me for being black, for my gap teeth, and my “weird” eyes. But I’m grown now and words can’t hurt me. I’ve learned to love all the things people hate me for, and I’m gonna find someone who loves me for me too. Don’t be shy, hmu!

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 respective white parents (edit: I’m aware that all biracial folks having a white parent is an untrue stereotype, but it happens to be the situation for my cousins and I). If I ever got anyone lecturing me on how I’m in non-white space or that I’m appropriating a 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.

anonymous asked:

do you have any hc about Damian struggles as a Biracial kid?

well to be honest I’m not biracial so I could never know the true struggles of being biracial so I don’t think I feel comfortable enough writing about that, however if anyone especially Biracial people has any thing they would like to share please send it to my ask box.

now I may not have any HC of my own but I recently talked to an old friend that is half-arab & half-american just like Damian and he has a white half brother called Bill but whenever he visit an Arab country he would refer to his brother as Bilal because he didn’t want people to know he was Biracial (i’m sure some biracial people might identify with him) and it got me thinking, Damian might be a secure kid but he’s still a kid and so I would like to imagine if he ever run to other arab kids and they ask him if he has any sibling he would pull Arabic names instead of saying their real names (even though he himself has a western name).

so “Richard” would become “Rashed”

and “Jason” would become “Jasim”

and “Tim” would become “Tamim”

and he would talk about them so much that when he gets home he would forget it’s not their real names, so he would see Tim setting on his favorite chair or something and be “Tamim you better get of my chair right now!” and Tim would just be like “Huh? who’s Tamim? no wait come back!


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.)

[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.


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.

anonymous asked:

I don't get what's so hard to understand about the one drop rule. You don't see white people claiming Zendaya as white or Asian people claiming Karrueche as Asian lol but black people are so quick to claim everyone. I'm half black and Puerto Rican (white hispanic) and I'm not just black or just white I'm both aka mixed. If some mixed people want to only claim being black then whatever but their genetic makeup will never be just black no matter which race they feel closest too.

Thank you for chiming in on this as a biracial person who acknowledges that you are mixed race and identifies as such. You are absolutely right about Zendaya and Karrueche. Like I’ve told plenty of people on this site, identifying “with” and identifying “as” is two different things. If biracial people are more comfortable identifying “with” black culture, no one can take that away from them. At the end of the day, those who get it, get it and those who don’t - tough!

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.

Get to Know Me Tag!!!!!

I was tagged by @minsoakedme thank u lov!!!!!!!!!! i hope to get to know u better too!!!!!!!!!!

1ST RULE: tag 10 people you want to get to know better
2ND RULE: BOLD the statements that are true


I am 5'7" or taller (on the dot!)
I wear glasses (im so blind but i wear contacts)
I have at least one tattoo
I have at least one piercing
I have blonde hair
I have brown eyes (funny story my eyes r actually green bc my dad’s eyes are super pale blue! it weirds alot of ppl out white ppl r always like “ur asian……but ur eyes r green………..” yes kids biracial is a thing)
I have short hair
My abs are at least somewhat defined 
I have or have had braces

I love meeting new people (if i click really well with some1 i love it! even tho im introverted)
People tell me that I’m funny
Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me
I enjoy physical challenges
I enjoy mental challenges
I’m playfully rude with people I know well
(def lmfao)
I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it 

I can sing well (cries i wish)
I can play an instrument 
I can do over 30 pushups without stopping
I’m a fast runner
I can draw well 
I have a good memory
I’m good at doing math in my head
I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute
I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling
I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch
I know how to throw a proper punch

I enjoy playing sports (i enjoy golf 50% of the time)
I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else (bout that golf life)
I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else
I have learned a new song in the past week
I work out at least once a week
I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months
I have drawn something in the past month (i have a bullet journal even tho im not a drawer i like to doodle in it!)
Fandoms are my #1 passion
I do or have done martial arts

I have had my first kiss
I have had alcohol (when u live in texas most ppl start drinking in high school bc our drinking laws r so chill lmfao)
I have scored the winning goal in a sports game
I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting
I have been at an overnight event
I have been in a taxi
I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year
I have beaten a video game in one day
I have visited another country
I have been to one of my favorite band’s concerts

I’m in a relationship
I have a crush on a celebrity (crazy for my man)
I have a crush on someone I know
I have been in at least 3 relationships
I have never been in a relationship 
I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them
I get crushes easily
I have had a crush on someone for over a year
I have been in a relationship for at least a year
I have had feelings for a friend

I have at least one person I consider a “best friend”
I live close to my school
My parents are still together
I have at least one sibling
I live in the United States

There is snow right now where I live
I have hung out with a friend in the past month
I have a smartphone

I have at least 15 CDs
I share my room with someone

I have breakdanced
I have had a teacher with the last name that’s hard to pronounce
I have dyed my hair
I’m listening to one song on repeat right now 
I have punched someone in the past week
I know someone who has gone to jail
I have broken a bone
I have eaten a waffle today
I know what I want to do with my life
I speak at least 2 languages 
I have made a new friend in the past year

gonna tag new mutuals so i can maybe get to know yall a lil! either newish or brand new or just mutuals ive never talked to!

 @smoothsehun @baekhyunsblaster @suchagoldensnitch @fluffyjngin @kokyungbop @chanyeolsblaster