“What bothers me about people talking about more representation with Disney, is not that they want it. I want it too. But they hate on the POC we already have for not being “good enough”. With Big Hero 6, instead of praising it’s diverse cast they rage about it “not being good enough” because the main character was mixed. Don’t mixed people deserve representation? I want more diverse characters, but I want people to like the representation of characters.”

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Marauders POC fancast

because i can

Saquib Saleem (Indian) as James Potter

Originally posted by weheartbollywood

Marlon Teixeira (Brazilian) as Sirius Black

Originally posted by broke-and-talented

Jussie Smollette (African American) as Remus Lupin

Originally posted by chanel-n-vuitton

Kang Dong-Won (South Korean) as Peter Pettigrew

Originally posted by 810118

Arden Cho (Korean-American) as Lily Evans

Originally posted by hunnvm

Ben Youcef (Algerian) as Severus Snape

Originally posted by neverknowforsure

Kiersey Clemons (African American) as Molly Weasley

Originally posted by dyingtoconnect

Mackenyu (Japanese) as Arthur Weasley

Originally posted by save-the-data

Eiza Gonzalez (Mexican) as Bellatrix Black

Originally posted by purpleshield1548

Shay Mitchell (Filipina) as Narcissa Black

Originally posted by prettylittleliarsxxxx

Aimee Carrero (Dominican) as Andromeda Black

Originally posted by lovefortelevision

I’m starting to notice a trend of stories and articles being made up or exaggerated recently to scare or anger POC :/ all I have to say is FACT CHECK FACT CHECK FACT CHECK. Not everything you see on FB and Tumblr is credible. Yes we need to be aware of issues and bring attention to injustices no matter what, but too often these scary stories become sensationalized and just make people walk around even more stressed out, anxious, on edge, and scared for their life than they already were. Fear mongering Poc is gross. Putting Poc’s mental health and stability at risk is fucking gross.

Also, asking people “Why aren’t you talking about this thing you didn’t even know about and is not even 100% accurate” is gross.

anonymous asked:

If someone is Mexican they are a poc right? Bc I know being Mexican can be the nationality but if your ethnicity is Hispanic and your race is Mexican (even though technically if isn't a race but when people ask my friend what she is she says Mexican)

If you ask me, the answer is yes. Naturally tan/brown is PoC. But to be clear, there is no one definition (that I’m aware of) for what it means to be PoC.

Now, there are lines (however blurred) that exist. For instance, Donald Trump can not trace his family history back thousands of years to Africa and call himself a black man. No.

I would posit, that while there is no one definition of what it means to be PoC, there are markers, or qualifiers that put a person somewhere on the spectrum between not-PoC and PoC. And that makes sense, right? Because PoC is as much a lived experience, as it is an political designation. It’s a lot of things rolled into one.

That being said… 

In the U.S. (I haven’t looked else where), Mexican is not considered to be a race. And this is political. But it’s also informed by anthropological research.

RACE DOES NOT EXIST. I’ll say that again. Race does NOT exist in a measurable or empirical form. It is a completely social and cultural construction. I can’t take you blood and tell you what race you are. No one can. I can trace your genealogy and your family history, but I can’t tell you what race you are.

And that’s because race does not exist in a measurable scientific way. However…

THE EFFECTS OF RACE DO EXIST. They are tangible and real and act on us and others in scientifically measurable ways. 

So, long ago it was decided that an entire continent (South America) as well as the Caribbean should be left of the “What race are you?” options because those areas (which include this thing called Latin America) has been touched by so many different peoples from around that world that it’s essentially a cluster fuck of different races. 

To put it a different way, area of the world is the poster child for why assigning a racial designation to ANYONE is problematic. BUT, it doesn’t negate the fact that not assigning a race to 1/7th of the planet (really more than that because no one lives in Antarctica) is a complete and utter erasure of an entire spectrum of skin colors.

Colonialism likes things to be diametrically opposed. It feeds us this horribly false narrative of history that reduces race to either “black” or “white” — leaving the tan and brown people of the world sitting here twiddling our thumbs like, “well I guess we don’t exist enough to be part of the race debate.”

I wrote this post the other day on how the U.S. Census says anyone ethnically identifying as “hispanic” or “latina” is legally allowed to choose whatever race they want, regardless of the rules applied to other people.

I also found this article the that can be helpful (and funny) at explaining this conundrum of race.

So the takeaway from this long digression is that the dialogue on race in America needs to change to incorporate the people who (as far as the race debate goes) are so marginalized that they don’t even get a seat at the race table. And for that to happen, we need to update our understanding of what race is, how it works, and what—at the end of the day—it means. We need to be upfront about colonialized views of history so that we can stop thinking about things as being diametrically opposed, or as the choice between one or the other, and start seeing things for how they actually exist—on spectrums.