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anonymous asked:

There was a confession a while back about Pearl being a poc, and I saw people in the replies getting upset and mocking the confession because they assumed the confessor wanted pearl to be black (which check your racism btw) poc doesn't exclusively mean black/AA. When we say Pearl is a poc or talk about race coding, we mean native americans, asians, indians, hispanics also. We have a right to be represented too.

yeah!! poc literally stands for Person Of Color…. including A LOT of races. person. People could want her to be green for all i care, she’s not a real person. but yea, do whatever you want I guess

Don’t talk about reverse racism or why you can’t wear cornrows or say n*****. Until your race and culture was beaten everyday by people who raped your ancestors, spat at them, tortured them, and did everything in their power to change them into their own image. Until your ancestors were bloodied by their own child’s innocent blood, until they heard their lovers screams and the white man laughing and calling them n******. Until they were labored everyday to death and starved just for being darker and having different features than that of the white man (general term). Don’t complain that you can’t wear a cornrows or knots, something that POC were killed for because of their different ethnicity and culture. And is saying n***** that important to you that you will erase the past association to it? Even if the POC is okay with it, what is the reason for using it? Why are you so keen on calling someone a n*****, because what’s offensive about being black? Nothing is and although the past of the meaning is cruel, using it as an insult is ignorant. And don’t talk of reverse racism until the white race is the minority. And don’t talk of race equality and tell POC that they should allow anyone to wear their culture because it’s diversity and will teach tolerance. No. It won’t. It will erase all the pain and suffering that came from the bindi you wear for fashion. Or the dreads you wear for fun. Because guess what….IT’S NOT JUST IN THE PAST! It is all still relevant today because POC are treated terribly and until we all are really created EQUAL to ALL…don’t try to condone your actions on trying to be cultural or anything of the sort.

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The racist response to the Spelling Bee is further proof America isn’t ready to talk about minority success

On May 29, they became co-champions of an especially hard-fought Scripps National Spelling Bee.

In the past few years, the 89-year-old competition has seen a striking pattern in which Indian-American contestants have lifted the winner’s trophy eight consecutive times and in 13 of the past 17 outings. Their streak feeds into years of conversation around race, achievement and immigrant success — all tied to problematic notions of what it means to be “American.”

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Why don’t you ever ask an African-American what it feels like to know that the “standard” American is white?

Why don’t you ever ask a third generation Chinese-American what it feels like to know that a first generation Swedish-American will be considered more “American” than him?

Why don’t you ever ask an Indian-American with an accent that deviates from the norm what it feels like to have her pronunciation corrected every single day while a white person with the same manner of speech gets accepted for having a “regional accent”?

Why don’t you ever ask a dark skinned girl what it feels like to know that the only time her presence will ever get acknowledged in the media is if she’s playing the role of a victim or a temptress?

Why don’t you ever ask a hijabi what it feels like to have other people debate her right to wear what she wants to wear, and refuse to even acknowledge her own opinion on the issue?

Why don’t you ever ask us what it feels like to not be white?

Why don’t you ever ask?

—  I couldn’t fall asleep so I wrote this down instead…(via angryhijabi)
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu launches hilarious Bobby Jindal hashtag

In his recent presidential announcement, Bobby Jindal willfully distanced himself from his Indian roots. “I’m done with all this talk about hyphenated Americans. We are not Indian-Americans … we are all Americans.” This didn’t sit well with Hari Kondabolu, so he gave Jindal the skewering he deserves.

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A Loosely Arranged Marriage…  by Arp Laszlo

“The captions are indeed real text messages between me & my mom. If you’re interested in seeing the actual texts I have them available for my patrons on my Patreon.

My dad visiting 2-3 times a week for several years is unusual from what I can tell. Clearly there was some vestiges of the whole child-bride idea but with the sense to not have the relationship be finalized until my mom was older. Still, the whole concept is alien to me.

The question in my mind is how an adult-child relationship becomes an adult-adult relationship? It’s not the same as relationships where people don’t see each other for years and then meet again as adults. Curious to hear what you think about this. (PS My parents read this so be nice in your commenting ;-) )”


                              Baby Arp with his mom and dad

“Fried Cheese Balls is a funny look at memory, culture & identity from my life as a second generation Indian American who split time between India & the US.”

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