mixed raced

anonymous asked:

eeeh?? unreleased, rare gorillaz songs?? tell me more!

if you dig hard enough you can find them ;) 

a few notable ones to look up on youtube:

- Mr. Softy’s Balloon Race
- Mix 2
- Dub Dumb
- Crashing Down (incomplete)

okay so I was going through some old stuff and I found this book from a series called “Amy Hodgepodge” that I bought around 2009 or 2010

and I vaguely remembered something special about it so I opened it up and

(it’s a bit hard to read, so here’s the part that I mainly want to focus on: “I laughed, knowing she was only kidding. Lola has a great sense of humor. She’s the one who came up with my nickname: Amy Hodgepodge. My real name is Amy Hodges. But when Lola found out that I’m African American, White, Japanese, and Korean, she said my name should be Amy Hodgepodge. Lola and her twin brother, Cole, are mixed-race, too. So are some of my other friends. But Lola says nobody is as mixed as me!”)

This girl is African American, white, Japanese, AND Korean.

I remembered how weird being both Vietnamese and white was for me when I was little. I didn’t know any other part Asian, part white kids (and I specify Asian because I did know one or two kids that were part black, but I didn’t talk with them that much), and I had never read about anyone like me in any of the books I had ever read… until these.

Curious to learn more about the series, I decided to Google it. This is the home page of amyhodgepodge.com:

“Some kids were mean and teased me about looking different, which really made me sad.”

These kids books just briefly tackled racism without actually saying the word “racism” or “racist”.

Interested, I began to go through the website and went to the characters page:

The text is pretty small, so if for some reason if you can’t zoom in or anything like that, here’s what I want to emphasize:

  • Lola and Cole (twins) are part African American, part Irish-American.
  • Maya is pretty much white, but she’s Italian-American and Irish-American.
  • Pia’s mother is white and her father is Chinese-American.
  • Jesse is half Puerto Rican and half African American.
  • Rusty is Hispanic, Native American, and white.

The authors of these books didn’t put a single white child in the group (with the exception of Maya).

But apparently, racial diversity is too hard for people who are 100% white.

anonymous asked:

I'm asking this purely out of curiosity. Does the whole thing account for mixed race people because I am half back half white and I feel liked I am "not allowed" to go get my hair braided/dreads and what not. What is the census on mixed folks??

I don’t really know! I’d say if you have afro textured hair then that is good enough to wear them! The thing with straight haired white people wearing dreads is that they have to force their hair to dread whereas afro textured hair naturally dreads itself with the right care. 

anonymous asked:

i just love the way you -clenches fist- make rude call out posts on disabled artists for their pictures which are literally the same skin tone under different lighting. {and as a mixed race woman to you, i'm telling you that you're acting like an ass. Have a little thought and compassion.}

i just love how you *clenches fists* decide to “call me out” despite me being autistic instead of politely telling me that was uncalled for and couldve been handled differently cause Of Course i should automatically always know 100% whats the most Correct ™ way of action lel

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I was delighted to find this tumblr.

My name is Joy Hui Lin, I’m a half Thai and half Chinese entertainment writer and poet. My Thai family is considered dark/tan which we’ve always said must mean that we’re part South Asian from a long while back. In Thailand being a Chinese-Thai which are the fairer skin citizens is the ideal. All the women on the TV programs or commercials are fair skinned and of course there are skin bleaching creams galore advertised nonstop. As I’ve gotten tanner my cousins on both sides tell me “You’re like a black person …” in a tone of equal parts insult and dismay. My sisters and I stand around while our other Asian friends remark with disappointment to their children, “You’ve gotten so tan,” after a frolic in the sun.

I wanted to submit my picture because when I was 18, the whitest most popular football jock in my biology class asked me after a long and sunny tennis season, “Haven’t you ever heard of sunblock?”

And this is for my niece who wishes she had blonde hair like Princess Aurora because “she’s the most beautiful.”

I’m happy to be considered “dark and lovely.”

Photo credit: Tobias Kinnebrew

Submitted by Joy Hui Lin