In the late nineteenth century, government officials in both the United States and Australia devised new policies for indigenous peoples: “assimilation” in the United States and “protection” in Australia. As can be seen by Commissioner Morgan’s quote, officials often proclaimed that they were ushering in a new age of dealing fairly and kindly with the remaining indigenous inhabitants. Yet these new policies actually entailed one of the most draconian measures possible: the removal of indigenous children from their kin and communities to be raised in distant institutions. Instead of breaking with the past use of violence and force, these new approaches are best seen as part of a continuum of colonizing approaches, all aimed ultimately at extinguishing indigenous people ’s claims to their remaining land. 2 As the anthropologist Ann Laura Stoler finds, “The politics of compassion was not an oppositional assault on empire but a fundamental element of it”; the “production and harnessing of sentiment” comprised a key “technology of the colonial state.”
In both countries, government officials and reformers used a remarkably similar language to justify their policies. They routinely asserted that the removal of indigenous children from their families would “save” the children from lives of backwardness and poverty in their “camps” and “civilize” and make them “useful” in Australian and American societies. Authorities also warned that if children were not removed, indigenous people would become a “burden” or a “menace” to their emerging nations. Just underneath this articulated layer of justification lay a bedrock of concerns about defining and building the nation — as white, Christian, and modern. Policy makers regarded the surviving indigenous populations as standing in the way of national unity, modernity, and progress and envisioned child removal as a means to complete the colonization of indigenous peoples. Significantly, whereas U.S. authorities focused primarily on culturally assimilating Indian children, many Australian officials promoted the biological absorption of Aboriginal children, what they termed “breeding out the colour.”
- from White mother to a dark race: settler colonialism, maternalism, and the removal of indigenous children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940, by Margaret D. Jacobs(2009)
So, King Kong is coming back with a new rebooted franchise, and word on the street is that they’re going to pit Kong against Godzilla again. Considering this would mean that Kong would have to be scaled-up in size in order to contend with the Big G, I’ve been wondering how that’s supposed to work, which led to this.
As with the last map, there’s a long write-up under the cut.
under the cut, you will find a number of underused and common poc faceclaims organized by age. most of this information is from various sources, so if you find anything wrong with the list, please do not hesitate to send me a message!! this list will be updated often, so if you have any suggestions, shoot me a message here!! please like or reblog if you find this helpful!!
Not to be mushy but I wish I could hang out with all my mutuals….like idgaf that a bunch of y'all are Americans, one is Mexican another is Indian, another is Australian and a couple of ‘em are Canadian…
Just find a way to throw everyone in the same room and gush over fandom and hand my top notch cupcakes to y'all…. god I wanna be rich and fly y'all to a same location and make this happen…
under the read-more is a masterlist of faceclaims that are from south asian descent!! i find that when it comes to diversity, there are rarely any south asian faceclaims mentioned or used in roleplays, so i’ve compiled a list of faceclaims to help you out a bit !! as always, if you have any suggestions for faceclaims, message me here. an additional masterlist of poc faceclaims can be found here. if you found this helpful, please like and reblog !!
August 3,1916 - Russians, Italians Land at Salonika
Pictured - The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives flags flying.
The French government requested 30,000 Russian reinforcements for the Western Front in 1915, prompting their ally to organize, in a show of friendship, a number of special expeditionary brigades. The first of these special brigades arrived in France in April 1916, where it was monikered the Russian Legion and proceeded to fight on the Western Front until 1917. More reinforcements arrived, eventually outstripping the original request by 10,000 men.
One of these brigades, numbering 5,000 Russian soldiers, went to Greece instead of Salonika to shore up Allied positions versus the Bulgarians on the Macedonian frontier. Another 11,000 Italian reinforcements complemented them. The arrival of these two contingents made the Allied Army of the Orient, as the Salonika force was known, a remarkably diverse formation, counting among its ranks now French, Britons, Italians, Serbs, Indians, Africans, Russians. Australians and New Zealanders, all under the command of General Maurice Sarrail.
Additionally, the Allies gradually won over the Greeks to a more pro-Allied stance. Streams of propaganda flowed into Athens newspapers from the front, not all of it faithfully depicting the situation on the frontier. A young historian named Llewellyn Woodward, whose job it was to distribute information from London to Greece, remarked upon his work with distaste. “I remember a disgusting sentence,” he later wrote, “transmitted by wireless from the propaganda office: ‘Our men are enjoying killing Germans in the spring sunshine.’