listen, i know yall are (almost) as excited as i am for ac origins, but please remember not to, yknow, be fucking gross??? like, yes, Black people are hot, we know, but think before you put all that nasty “omg my sexy chocolate mandingo daddy SLAAAY” shit in your tags when you’re talking about bayek, forreal… we know you’re compensating, baby, just… fucking chill.
You've seen some things. Please tell us about the sausage party kin drama
IM NOT SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUVE ASKED FOR BUT OK
basically when sausage party came out a whole bunch of fake sausage party kin blogs just appeared out of thin air. and they seemed so genuine that a whole bunch of people thought they were legit (tbh i still think some were) and The Drama Begun.
there was fake headcanon posts about food sexualities, anon hate, anon SUPPORT (like “uwu u can’t control if ur kin with the racist stereotype uwuwuwu”), and some fucking wild reblog chains (two blogs i know that are still up are brendabuns and sausagekin). there was also The Twinkie Kin Blog which looks Fucking Real and drew/rb'ed (can’t remember which) porn of said pastry getting railed by the racist native american stereotype????
this also lead to the discovery of the Unironic Sausage Party Porn Blogs which not only made sausage party ocs but drew porn of the anthropomorphized racist food. a lot of those still exist and Yes there is i ironic vore porn as well.
it was a wild ride and honestly? i had forgotten until i read that post and i had a naruto-like flashback to 2015.
I don’t know if other diaspora kids have run into this issue but something I’ve been learning to make a distinction between is when someone Not Liking Certain Food is actually racist or they legit have issue with things like taste, texture, etc. The reason this is important is because it can bleed into ableism. Some people literally can’t eat certain foods, it’ll make them very sick, or they have negative sensory reactions to them.
For me it really comes down to nuance, but one of the main distinctions for Not Racist is if someone hates a food, but doesn’t stop other people from eating it. Example: my partner is white and on the autistic spectrum. The texture of soy milk and other things are just awful to her, but she’ll encourage me to have those foods. We’ve reached an understanding that doesn’t sacrifice my culture for her sensory limits or vice versa. (Keep in mind that some people have smell issues too though! Some smells like peanuts for people with severe allergies, can still cause bad reactions. So they may not want you to eat it around them, but ideally a cool friend won’t mind if you do it on your own time)
Of course, this doesn’t absolve them of responsibility either. I think regardless of someone’s dietary needs, they need to learn how casual language can hurt. Calling food disgusting or unsanitary is awful, and another distinction of Not Racist is if they’re open to conversations about editing their language. Some people do racist things ignorantly, but a malicious racist won’t listen or have a conversation about your experiences.
When making friends and getting into relationships, have talks about non-white foods and see what kind of language they use. Often it helps when they keep their distaste to a personal level Example: “That food’s just not for me” or “I’m allergic to ____” or “Oh I personally can’t eat that”
The converse red flag is when they condemn all of it just because of their personal preferences/needs Example: “That food’s disgusting” or “I don’t see how anyone could eat that” or “How can you stomach that shit?”
Food is a huge part of culture and it sucks getting into fights about the way our friends and partners talk about it, but sometimes we can get over-defensive and ruin relationships over small things that can be worked out with communication and good listening
as with most things in tevinter, the food aspires to be effortlessly stylish & oppressively opulent. for those who can afford it, every meal is fine dining, combining rich flavours with expensive ingredients. it is a matter of pride for magisters to be able to transport exotic items to their villas, no matter how far away the source is. the most impressive ingredient, however, is lyrium, which is often mixed with spiced wine or tea at the more decadent parties. being able to acquire these ingredients illustrates wealth & power, and many use this to their full advantage with the tradition of VENDITATI LUCRIS – the offering of food made to a new neighbour, as both a greeting and a statement of superiority. traditional dishes include fugu sashimi, bun bo hue, honey-roasted figs, and red jasmine tea.
how is comparing skin color to a food racist? if someone's skin is literally the color of chocolate or caramel or even bread, how is that racist? you'd compare the color of someone's hair to the color of food, wouldn't you? maybe even their eyes? how is it any different with skin? comparing a color to the color of something else isn't wrong. especially when it's not done in a demeaning way (such as comparing it to the color of something gross/disgusting)
The way I see it, in my experience as an Asian woman reading various books and just simply living in society, is that comparing skin colour to a food is mainly seen applied to people of colour. And are sometimes labelled as such, from white authors. White authors, as in, people who are in positions of privilege. Writing with Colour is a fantastic blog and has very many informative posts as to why comparisons between skin and food are not PC. A couple of reasons why comparing skin colour to food is racist (I’ll also link the places where I got the information from):
1. Fetishisation.Typically seen in women when they’re catcalled, like “I’d like some of that honey!” It’s used as a direct reference to her skin colour and therefore perpetuates the idea that a woman’s skin colour is tied to her sexual worth. (Don’t even get me started on saying Asian’s are ‘exotic’ oml) Even with men, and describing POC as “chocolate” or “cocoa”, it has the ability to make people feel uncomfortable and to be seen as something to be ‘consumed’. (It also has links to colonialism so, I suggest if anyone has described POC as ‘chocolate’ or ‘cocoa’, to replace those descriptions.)
2. Links to Colonialism. Explaining what was just said in the brackets, words like ‘cocoa’, ‘coffee’, and ‘hazelnut’ have clear links to the slave trade for POC. It’s not a good idea to compare a person to a trade that has economically and socially oppressed them for centuries, and still do.
3. Don’t dance around it. This is just my personal opinion, but the whole tirade of avoiding using the words to describe people (black, brown, white, pink, beige, etc.) and instead using food, is just, making the problem worse (and doesn’t necessarily make for better writing)? There’s thispost where it describes the different ways of describing POC without comparisons to food. (I’ve said it once. I’ll say it again. Writing with Colour is an amazing blog.)
Skin colour itself was used to determine various social and economical positions within society (ie. Apartheid with racial segregation, genocide in the colonisation of Australia, etc.). Hair and eye colour were not. This is a matter of white people writing about black people as if they were ‘coffee’, asian people as if they were ‘maple syrup’, etc.
Even today, there are still economical and social gaps between POC and white people (this is a result of the systematic and internalised racism of previous generations). By using that history in a fetishised way, and by using it against them like white people did when slave trade were happening, even if it is subtle and not meant to be demeaning, it’s a revelation of unconscious perceptions of races that are not your own.
If, however, they are your own race, then its up to you. Your prerogative.
Ok so this is something that I’ve seen when reading fanfiction often and it has been bothering me for some time now. I think this is something that is important and that all writers should know especially if you are white. I’m going to try my best to keep this short and sweet and straight to the point. So I was reading a fanfic the other day and this particular part made me a little uncomfortable.
But then, the crowd at the other end of the table parted slightly, revealing a boy with skin the color of pancakes and hair made of magic.
This sheboon is the prime example of why niggers are subhuman. We shake our nigger asses in strip clubs so we can buy cheap dollar store makeup and steal our nigglets clothes to enhance our shit skin tits. Unfortunately for it, it didn’t lick enough white asses to afford some horse hair to cover its nappy mane. But it’s okay, let’s pretend its embracing its roots. Yes it may look half decent in pictures but this jungle ape spends its days whoring its tar babies out, collecting food stamps and begging racist skinheads for some cum! This is why we need racism! Bring back slavery !
Any stereotypes from where you're from that's kinda true?
i’m from phoenix, arizona and yes here’s a fun list:
1. we’re all so weak when it comes to cold weather bc we deal with 110+ degree temps in the summer and never experience snow (yes it is actually hell here in the summer, imagine walking into an oven, that’s phoenix in july)
2. there’s a lot of old people here, lots of snowbirds
3. there’s a lot of racist people here
4. there’s a lot of mexican food and mexicans and racist people who love the mexican food but want the mexicans gone and are on board with The Wall Idea
5. we’re like wannabe california but more republican and no beaches. so basically california but not cool
6. there’s a fuckton of cacti here & it’s a safe bet that most of the animals could kill you
7. there are cowboys. i’ve seen people riding their horses down the street in scottsdale and i’ve been taking riding lessons since i was 5
8. almost everybody has a swimming pool (i, unfortunately, do not)
9. people here can’t drive calmly. they will get mad if you drive the speed limit