but that's not racist

Okay, Okay. I like the Gabriel Reyes who eats hispanic food, who curses and throws shade in Spanish, celebrates/ sticks to traditions and what not. But I’ll raise you super(and maybe a bit racist?) Hispanic Gabe for...

A Gabe who is torn between two cultures. 

A Gabe who is a first generation Mexican(or whatever you headcanon him as)-American. A Gabe who can understand most Spanish but fails to communicate in it. A Gabe who’s first language is English because his parents wanted him to have more oppertunities in school and not be made fun of for struggling to speak or for having an accent. A Gabe who is shunned by Spanish-Speakers for not being able to speak it fluently. A Gabe who is called a Pocho constantly. A Gabe who knows more about American Holidays than Hispanic ones because it’s what his school and the Media taught him. A Gabe who felt insecure about his Hispanic heritage. A Gabe who tries to learn more about his heritage and language. A Gabe who gets shit on so bad for making a mistake on either of those things. A Gabe who looks Hispanic but is more American because he assimilated too well. 

A Gabe who didn’t fit in either category. A Gabe who grew up in LA never fitting in with his own kind and looking like a poser among the whites. A Gabe who tried to learn Spanish in High School only to be made fun of. A Gabe who was poor but couldn’t fucking relate to anybody. A Gabe who was judged by white people for how he looked and by Hispanics for how he acted. A Gabe constatly called ‘white washed’. A Gabe who floundered between both cultures with no solid footing in either. A Gabe who couldn’t relate.

A Gabe who never felt good enough. 

A Gabe who felt like an inferior Hispanic and a wannabe White. 

A Gabe who didn’t feel like he wasn’t fully one or the other.

A Gabe who felt…like he was nothing.

Yeah, yeah, it’s fun to think of him as being fully Hispanic in culture. I see comics and stories with ‘la chancla, tortillas, pendejo,’ etc. But…fuck do you know how fitting it is for Gabe to be a ‘Pocho’?

He doesn’t have any spanish lines and he grew up in LA. His parents probably wanted their boy to be more ‘American’ because they themselves struggled to fit in to the country because of the language barrier and cultural barrier. They thought they were doing Gabe a favor by making him more ‘American’. But in the end they did more harm than good. And that left him feeling horrible and conflicted his whole life.

And I know some of you are like ‘Well you’re just trying to white wash him!’ But that’s not the point. I was the same. I grew up in an American Culture but with a Mexican apperance. It sucks being stuck between two cultures. It really fucking dose and the idea of having Gabriel Reyes, aka Reaper, going through the same shit I did is really comforting. 

I’m not saying you should adopt this HC, I know not everyone is like this. But a lot of people are and I think it’s important to point out that someone can be Hispanic without being full on stereotypical. It takes away a lot of depth from a person and charachter, y’know?

sg writers: kara and james is just so forced! we don’t feel it! we can’t do it!

sg writers: now that mon-el and kara kiss tho!!! no words!!


Originally posted by plumkat

greenhouse-nurse  asked:

Im glad your so vocal about the lance has a cuban last name thing. It reminded me that i needed to change the old lance tag i was using before the lance is cuban confirmation, and also update my fics. 👌❤

!!!! I’m so glad!!!

See that’s the reaction I thought the fandom was gonna have, and it’s so nice to see that there are people who, when provided with no information, will change and improve. Thank you so much!!!!

rainbowdrarrywolfstar  asked:

i dont think shipping alec with another guy is racist, unless the sole reason youre doing it is because magnus is a poc. if youre doing it because you dont like how magnus acts then thats just not liking his character, not being racist. im not agreeing with anyone who ships alec with anyone but magnus, malec is my literal otp and magnus is my lil baby. im just saying that it isnt racist. im only saying this because i think you said it was always racist to, sorry if i misunderstood what you said

yeaaah it doesn’t. work that way. because we all have subconscious racist values, so you most likely do not think “hmm, I’m racist, hate people of color, and will not ship alec with anyone but white people”. I can guarantee that 99.9% of all these shippers would vocally oppose to being called racist.

and, let’s be real, people aren’t out there shipping alec with raj, aldertree, raphael, or any other man of color on the show. it’s pretty much only jace (his brother) or sebastian. if you search on ao3, there is not one single fic where alec is shipped with those people, or even simon. only results beside alec/magnus you find are alec with jace, sebastian, clary, reader/ofc, or lydia. plus white people from other fandoms, like teen wolf.

so saying it isn’t rooted in racism is. quite bad. when people are out there shipping alec with white men and women only.

im so confused i just saw straight up poe dameron hate on the star wars tag?? i didn’t know that was even an option like whats wrong with people? they called him uninteresting?? Like stfu? sure you can have your opinions but im pretty sure it was just some racist kyle ron stan thats upset because they didnt get what they wanted

Me: there are a lot of nuances with which we need to discuss race, and while we all inherently have racist thoughts, allyship is about dismantling those thoughts as they occur.


anonymous asked:

i'm cuban and colombian and i don't have a typical "latinx" name but i get S O tired of ppl saying to give lance the last name mcclain. like, for once i'd like nice cuban rep and it'd be the cherry on top if he had a cuban last name- bc he's a fictional character and his last name can be CHOSEN. (sorry for the caps i just get frustrated ahjdkf)


thank u like im literally a biracial latinx who is part white and im like…i get it…biracial rep would be cool and all….but yall need to chill and listen to like Literal Cuban Fans telling you that using mcclain for vld lance is racist lmao he can be biracial with a hispanic last name too

plus all yall insisting on a white last name….so you want him to explicitly be part white?? what about all the afro-latinxs, the asian-latinxs, the native-latinxs, the latinoxs who are mixed but definitely NOT part white. y’all are ALL for mixed representation, but only when it’s for people that are part white?

if he gets a hispanic last name literally everyone wins. he could be full cuban (which like, lbr he honestly most likely is), he could be half asian, half black, half native, or yes half white. he COULD be half anything else and then half hispanic with a hispanic last name.

but nah he’s gotta be half white y’all right, we’ve Gotta use the last name they gave Literally Fully White Versions of him in OTHER canons right like those are apparently The Rules lmao