biracial thing

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

[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

Apparently people think the live action AoT movie Warner Bros might do will be whitewashed to all hell

But like….everyone in AoT is white except for Mikasa, and even then she’s biracial so….

I’m pretty sure they can hire one asian actress

2

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.)

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:

All I'm trying to tell you is that sometimes biracial people experience things that monoracial people don't experience. Identity crises, isolation from both sides (whether you like hearing that or not, it happens), and extreme fetishization (a very gross and specific type of it). You being aggressive and rude toward biracial people and thinking that you're calling them out, is simply you being a hateful individual. Yes I'm biracial and that's how I will identify. Who are you to say otherwise?

You came at me reckless with lies and assumptions and now want to play the, “I’m just saying” game.You be crying for black solidarity when your half black ass is rejected from your white side. Yet mad because I critique your role in anti-blackness and privilege. Damned if I do, damned if I don’t. I will continue to reference being biracial AND black when it is relevant to my discourse whether it is calling out your privilege, anti-blackness or defending your blackness. Coming at me with BS and then playing victim. I don’t want nor need you up in my space.

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.

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

I’m a pansexual Vietnamese Chinese American. I guess you can call me an ABC (American Born Chinese). I don’t wanna give out my entire life story so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.

Obviously, the hypersexualization of Asian women and ‘Do you speak Chinese?!’ are both agitating. But I think the mixed-race community on tumblr need to address these problems: when people find out that someone is mixed, they almost always assume that the person is 50/50.

I’m only 1/8 Vietnamese. My paternal grandfather is half Vietnamese and half Chinese. My father is 25% Vietnamese and 75% Chinese. My mother is 100% Chinese. Many people need to stop assuming every mixed person is half and half, and that every mixed person is biracial.

Another thing, I absolutely hate hearing comments like “You don’t count as mixed! You’re just all Asian!” That phrase heavily implies the stereotype that every Asian is the same. It’s just as offensive as telling an Argentinian Bolivian that they’re “just all Latino”.