niger people

Okay can the fandom please stop with this ‘attaching non-human alien races in Star Wars to actual non-white races/ethnicities of human beings on Earth’ thing. 

Because, yeah you know what, while I’m sure the people who designed those species intended to make those obvious connections, this isn’t how to diversify Star Wars. Saying things like ‘well this alien species has big lips and their angled facial structure resembles that of black people’ or ‘well these aliens have almond shaped eyes and talk with an Asian sounding accent so they’d probably be Chinese’ is not okay. (First of all, and I can’t believe I have to say this, but not all people of a certain race look exactly the same for one thing. And some aliens in Star Wars like Jar Jar Binks, Azmorigan, fucking Mama Hutt, and the Neimoidians are blatant racist caricatures, so you’re not exactly clever for noticing.) Just please knock it off. 

I know you probably have the best intentions in the world, but the problem with the lack of diversity in Star Wars isn’t solved by representing HUMAN races with ALIEN CARICATURES of those races. You’re right, Kit Fisto’s head tails resemble dreadlocks and he speaks with a Jamaican sounding accent, and YES Ahsoka has had full lips, and OKAY Pantoran facial markings resemble tribal markings of the Bororo people of Niger. Like it’s fine or whatever to design alien races with cultures that resemble or are mash-ups of different human cultures on Earth, but that’s not representation. Stop saying it is. 

And stop looking for alien features that resemble the features of non-white people (!!) when designing human versions of non-human characters. Just relax, make a human version of the character, and have fun with it. A lot of gorgeous human Ahsoka designs have been going around recently, for example, and that’s awesome. But genes don’t really work the way half of you seem to think they do (again, not all people of a certain race look exactly the same) so stop bringing up genetics when it comes to this. (And  s t o p  calling it ‘white-washing’ when people make the human version of characters white. White washing is when you take a character of ‘color’ and draw them as a white person. White washing is when you cast a white person to play a character of color live-action. Assuming that the human version of non-human characters should always be white is called white defaultism. Like it’s good you’re willing to fight these common problems in the media, but just know the difference.)

And while it’s cool or whatever to give your audience a subtle message about oppression and racism by telling a story about a galaxy overrun by human-supremacists like Star Wars does, it actually SUCKS that some people think it’s okay to represent actual human cultures as strictly ‘alien’ in fiction. It isn’t cool that cultures that may be foreign to one group of people are represented by aliens only in Star Wars, while most of the human characters look/sound like Anglo Europeans/Americans. That isn’t a progressive message at all, so stop pointing it out like it’s great. That is one of the things about Star Wars that its current writers and producers are evidently attempting to amend now with the addition of more multi-faceted human characters of ‘color’, okay? Like you can’t possibly not see how offensive this nonsense is… It is literally like me saying, “Hmmm well I’m guessing Pau’ans would be British white people because of the Inquisitor’s accent, thin nose, slender butt-less physic, pale skin and near lack of lips. Representation!” like, you guys. 

Please. Just stop okay.

anonymous asked:

When I say Poc I mean ALL POC, I dont give a fuck about blacks specifically, don't put words in my mouth. &There's nothing wrong with the term "colored"? We should show appreciation for Poc, and white people benefit & are affected from the decisions of their ancestors and poc are also affected but usually not in a positive way. A race's relations and ties to its past will always affect the current standing of that race. It could be the reason for racial profiling

There is nothing wrong with the term colored?… Oh boy, you never heard of Rosa Parks, huh?

That is the past of “colored”, and you wanna tell me its not offensive? It turned everything into “White” and “Non-white” you know, just like PoC does.

There isn’t just white and PoC, there are Scandinavians, Irish people (Who, was infact, made into slaves in the past if my memory serves me right.) and more! There aren’t just Asians, Africans, Americans, Europeans, there are Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese (no clue if this is the right term for them…), Egyptians, People from Niger, People from Kenya, People from Guinea, Scandinavians, British people, The French, and people from Greece.

There is no white culture.

There is no black culture.

There is no race culture.

Cultures are something you grow up with and learn, based on what country you are from, the culture you grow up with will be your culture, whatever your skin color is, or whatever your etchnicity is, your country is the one you are born in, and the same goes for culture.

Tell me, is a white people saying “niggah” offensive to you? And if it is, why? Is it because of its use in the past? Why is colored not offensive then?

Its funny, you seem to be a white person talking for your precious oppressed PoC, because its clear they simply can not defend themselves!

Oh and…. Wanna judge people for their ancestors? Why only white people then?

From here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ellison



”former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He eventually became a major

planter

and one of the medium property owners, and certainly the wealthiest “black” property owner, in the state. He held 40 slaves at his death”


Interesting, isn’t it? A black person who used to be a slave held 30 slaves and turned very wealthy! Well time to find out whos ancestor this is and hold that disgusting black person accountable for their ancestors crime! Who cares if they didn’t own slaves themself?

http://www.vice.com/read/hey-v12n5

Interesting read…

“Blacks were never close to a majority in America, so it’s mathematically impossible for most whites to have owned black slaves. At the peak of black slavery in the South, only 6 percent of Southern whites owned slaves. If you include the white people in the North, it means that only 1.4 percent of white Americans owned black slaves at the HEIGHT of slavery.”

“An estimated 3,000 blacks owned a total of 20,000 black slaves in the year 1860. One study concluded that 28 percent of free blacks owned slaves, which is a far higher percentage than that of free whites who owned slaves.”

So not only did only 1.4 percent whites own slaves in America, but blacks owned far more!

Sigh….

I am from Norway, my mother is from Norway, and you know what? I am pretty sure we had no slaves, not to mention we weren’t always Norway since yknow, we were passed between Denmark and Sweden, hell even Germany decided to visit us for a while, oh well, you do not care, do you? My  skin is white and thus I cannot be oppressed despite what my ancestors may have gone through.

My father is from Bosnia (A pretty good country, although a bit too many bugs for my taste…), doesn’t seem like that place had a lot of good times either…

Oh my god I am so weak! My ancestors must have had it so horrible! oooo~!

If you wanna play the oppression game, then play it, but a lot of BLACKS owned slaves, infact, if I am not wrong the first slave owner was black, and blacks got taken from their tribes and such and turned into slaves and sold to “whites” in exchange for other stuff, unfortunantly I do not have too much info on a lot of things, so anyone is free to butt in.

I am tired as shit, so I am just gonna call this reply done for now, hit us up on IM sometime anon, wanna protect your precious Pee o Cee, how about showing bravery through not disguising through an anon face?

All races faced shit, even “white” races.

-mod punny

Some things like climate change just can’t be down to opinion anymore. I understand that it’s a frightening concept that certain lifestyles are responsible for the rapid rate of catastrophic alterations that would be difficult or impossible to overcome, but the first step is acceptance. There are gas flares in Niger poisoning people. There are parts of the planet where the air simply isn’t healthy to breathe. There are indigenous people in Alberta suffering because there’s now 438 times more arsenic in the moose that they eat. Their children are being poisoned by the water and they’re getting more cancer than ever because of the tar sands. Let’s not mention how many other non-human animals have suffered in the process. 

It’s easy to say that we’re all going to die one day but there’s a lot we could prevent if we barked at the careless, who all have names and addresses. Our apathy is their permission. They’re bargaining the planet for coin and it’s already destroying countless lives