poc rant

“you know your skin is too dark for tattoos right?”

“wow how are you going to get a piercing in your lip or nose?, they’re both so thick”

“Wow I didn’t know black people could dye their hair that color”

“It irritates me when black people try to be punk or goth”

“wow you’re not like a typical black person!”

Autistic young adults exist!
Autistic adults exist!
Autistic elderly people exist!
Undiagnosed/ self diagnosed autistic people exist!
Female autistic people exist!
Nonbianary/transgender people exist!
Autistic POC exist!
LGBT+ autistic people exist!

Just because we don’t fit into your narrow definition of what autistic people should be doesn’t mean me don’t exist or aren’t autistic.

Too all my autistic brothers/sisters/siblings: you matter, you’re experience is just as valid as the next autistic persons. You’re doing great and I’m so proud of you, keep doing what you’re doing

I am all for poc being cast in roles that highlight their cultural history and struggles

But can we also campaign for giving poc roles that are about an average person with average problems????? Roles that are given to white people by default…….

A black girl in a romance movie where the greatest obstacle isn’t her race and the greatest reward isn’t that she ends up with the white dude…….

A romantic comedy where all the poc characters aren’t stereotyped by what Hollywood classifies as their culture…..

A coming of age story starring a diverse group of children instead of a token (stereotyped) minority character…..

Can we make movies that don’t make the family dynamics in black or latinx culture dramatic or toxic?????

Can we have more Muslim representation in general????????

Can we show non-christian religions as more than oppressive?????

Can we give poc more roles than the ones that were “written for them”?????

Can we make movies showing the true diversity of society rather than trying to convince ppl that poc are just sprinkles in a white world ????????

Calling out to all people on Tumblr that complain about the lack of diversity on television. 

WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. I REPEAT. WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. 

It has a largely diverse cast in period costumes, like c’mon. 

The main female lead is Black and is in no way an accessory for the White male lead. They are equals (in fact she might have a tad bit more screen time). 

There are strong, bad ass women that really overshadow their male counterparts at times. 

*Also if you’re a fan of the enemies turned lovers trope, then you will absolutely love this. 

Please support this! We have lost some great diverse shows because of the undeserved low ratings. Don’t let this be another one.

Originally posted by dailystillstarcrossed

unpopular opinion

I’m keeping this rant short. I know I might get hate for this but I do not care. Hate won’t stop me from speaking my mind. I’ve been seeing these “jokes” about BTS or just Jimin hating white people everywhere and it’s been really rubbing me the wrong way. To the people who really think BTS hates white people. I’m sure they’re not as close minded as you to hate an entire race of people. Those are YOUR views not theirs. I don’t care if you’re joking! If you really love BTS you wouldn’t go around saying BTS or any of the individual members hates any race. That’s the lowest thing you can do and the sad part about of this is you guys don’t care. You don’t care how you represent BTS. You obviously do not care if it hurts any other fans that have done nothing to you and happen to be white and actually believe those dumb ass tasteless “jokes”. You don’t care if it makes BTS look bad in any way (news flash it fucking does and it can also hurt their image bc your spreading false rumors). Yall really doing all this for laughs? Or because you so desperately want your idols to have the same small minded views that you have? And before any of you attack me thinking I’m white I’m not. I’m black but I’m sure I’ll still get my fair share of toxic hate in my asks because god forbid any poc has an different opinion most poc wouldn’t agree with.

“Like the rainbow. I don’t care about your color, I don’t care if you’re red, blue, green, yellow, orange or pink.” - Kim Namjoon

@ other white authors:

If you do not mention your characters being specifically non-white? Your white readers will view them ALL as canonically white.

It is our responsibility to make it very, very clear that our characters are POC.

Just look at the horrifically racist Hermione debacle. She is canonically described as having big hair and dark skin. And yet, the white supremacists in the fandom are ripping apart any person who canons her as black. Despite the fact that a Black Hermione makes her being called slurs, and her commitment to SPEW SO much more significant and powerful.

We NEED to specifically and explicitly state that our characters are not white. We also need to make one million times sure (I’m talking aggressive paid and volunteer editing from any marginalized group you don’t belong to) that we are not enforcing racist stereotypes or damaging marginalized people.

POC representation by white authors doesn’t fucking matter unless theyre respectful, reoccurring, diverse, realistic, and humanized characters.

Even if you’re writing a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel where humanity doesn’t care about race anymore (yikes), you need to think long and hard about why the “skin colour doesn’t matter” villain who betrays them all just happens to be Black.

okay but the thing is that this incident w the great comet & oak isn’t an incident, it’s an example of what’s been happening on broadway: great actors who happen to be poc are passed over for established white actors. and by no means are those white actors untalented (mandy patinkin especially, he is an amazing actor/singer), it’s just that they may not always be the best fit for the role and they get picked for…other reasons.

and it sucks, because if we want change, if we want diversity on broadway, companies and casting directors have to be willing to take a chance on poc even if “they don’t sell” and take those changes again, and again, and again. they can’t just pick and choose when to have a black, or a latinx, or an asian, or a native american lead. pick and choose the best actor, and if that actor is a poc, hire them, every fucking time. but the mentality the great comet has shown w/this is “if we have two black leads we are Diverse so come see our show!! we’re the best xD xD” (even though they have many, many other diverse cast members) and yeah, sure. that would be great if the great comet let oak finish his run, which iirc was supposed to run FAR longer than one month. it makes sense with ingrid michaelson to give her one month because she’s just stepping in for someone who WILL RETURN. but oak was supposed to be the new face of the great comet on broadway. he is their star, right now. he is their face. and it’s essentially spitting in his face to say “you need to wait and let this other actor pass you up, even though this is your role right now.” 

honestly, it hurts. it hurts even though he’s gotten rave reviews, and many people have bought tickets to explicitly see him BECAUSE of those rave reviews, the great comet is still seeing him as a pawn that they can brag about. that they can say he “graciously agreed,” even though someone on twitter commented to rafa - “he needed to agree otherwise his career would be over.” god. that’s horrible, that he has to lay down and act docile because they thought an established white actor could do better than him. the great comet is not going to fall off of broadway because it isn’t hitting the company’s target for sales, and it isn’t right that “ticket sales” are the reason for oak’s removal. and the worst thing is that this isn’t the first time, and honestly probably won’t be the last time. it’s only getting so much attention because oak & rafa are known in lots of circles. which means that we need to keep bringing up this discussion, again and again, until it doesn’t have to be discussed because it is a fact: poc will NOT be stepped on on broadway.

i don’t know. i’m just tired. and the trump trans soldiers nonsense is making me mad, too, and this morning was just a sensory overload. 

on the bright side, the senate defeated the gop’s repeal of obamacare. there’s still more work to be done w healthcare, but at least - for now - millions of people will still have their coverage. 

((Mini-rant time))

See the girl next to Ace? Her name is Shou Yuing. She appeared in the 1989 episode Battlefield. This may not seem very significant, but to see tumblr harping about how ‘Mickey was the first POC on the show’ or 'Oh, no, it was Martha’ really gets by blood boiling, because I knew for a fact there was atleast one before them. *cough* Chang Lee *cough*. I deicded to try Googling it, and I came across Shou. She was a friend of Ace, with the same love for explosives. Now, I haven’t seen Battlefield yet to add testament to her character, but look at her! Isn’t she beautiful? That’s what I thought.

So, to recap, neither Mickey or Martha were the first POC characters and Classic Who ignorant can politely shove it.

((End mini rant.))

Can I just rant for a sec?

I am all about Hermione being a POC. It makes sense as a metaphor because of the discrimination she faces as a muggleborn witch. Like “oh maybe in the wizard world, I won’t be discriminated against because of my skin” and she’s right about that, but she faces another kind of discrimination. Her skin color is never described in the books, but based off of other descriptions it’s entirely possible that she is a POC.

You know what doesn’t make sense to me? Harry being a POC. First of all, we know Lilly is white because she’s a redhead with green eyes. And now, it’s possible that James is a POC, but that really wouldn’t fit with the metaphor that’s applied to Hermione. James is a pure blood wizard with two wizard parents and it simply doesn’t fit. Obviously that’s just my opinion and if your headcannon is that they’re both POC, there’s not a problem with that. I just think it’s more powerful to have Hermione kicking ass and being so successful with all the odds stacked against her, whereas Harry just kinda gets what he wants all the time and doesn’t have to work for anything (read - white, pure blood, male privilege)

~Your Manager of Mischief, Missy

I love how Ars Paradoxica really spat in the face of that tired argument of “There are no people of color and LGBTQIA characters in our story because it’s a period piece.” 

Honestly every time I see someone use this excuse to justify why a show taking place in the 20s or the 1800s has an all white straight cast of characters it grates my nerves because POC and LGBTQIA people have ALWAYS existed. Just because our voices weren’t heard during these times isn’t a valid reason to exclude us from stories of these times. 

Ars Paradoxica takes place in the 40s and has main characters who are POC and canonically queer and asexual who all matter and contribute to the story. If an indie audio drama can have good representation in their period piece then there’s no excuse why TV shows and movies can’t either. 

You, an ignorant ass: Why u so pressed about Asian representation, if you want more go watch Asian movies!!1!!

Me, an educated person: We are fucking pressed about Asian representation because we grew up with stereotypes and having the model minority forced upon us, now we hate ourselves and we have to unlearn your Eurocentric ideals, but a lot of that damage has been done, we are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, a lot of us have cut ourselves from our roots and heritage trying to be more white to fit in with western society, and some of us can’t even speak our native languages so we can’t just go fucking watch an Asian movie, plus we’re Western Asians, why do we have to go look to Asian media just to see ourselves, when we fucking exist in the west anyway, we’re independent of Asia, and a lot of us are 1st or 2nd generation Western Asians, so we want to see ourselves represented in our own media, stfu you dense rat.

hahaha so many fucking pathetic fanboys complaining about Stan Lee and Marvel’s diversity, saying shit like ‘Oh, but that’s why Marvel sucks now, boohoo’  

Bit*h please, DC Comics have so much more diversity, especially now and the sales are very, very high atm, so shut the fuck about the crap of ‘diversity doesn’t sell’, because it FUCKING DOES.  

Imma need black people to stop excluding artsy/nerdy/alternative black kids just because they aren’t interested in things that are “stereotypically black”. Stop making black people feel like they have to act/be a certain way to fit in. Stop making black people who are different from you feel like they aren’t “black enough”. Black people will be the first to bully one of the “weird black kids” before a white person does. I’ve seen it too many times and it needs to stop 😒

I keep seeing Donald Glover for Spiderman, which is pretty cool. Donald Glover is a pretty good actor and tumblr really likes the idea of a non-white dude playing Spidey. All good. But wait, enter Dev Patel!!

Dev is an Indian actor. He’s done movies like Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the upcoming Chappie.

He’s 24 years old (unlike both Donald Glover and Andrew Garfield) definitely closer to the teenager Spiderman, amirite?

He’s also a Martial Artist, pretty freakin’ handy for all those flips, kicks, and attacks that are characteristic of Spiderman.

And not to mention, a pretty good percentage of New York is made up of Indian people!! NYC is not called Little India for nothing haha.

Also, he’s a gr9 actor. Like dude, if you see him cry, you cry. Dude’s a beast.

And he’s a great guy too!! He’s hella nice!!

Tumblr does like to forget about actors of other races besides white and black, so I doubt this will get much traction, but an Indian Spiderman, that’d be hella cool. I never see my people in nonstereotypical roles, so to have an Indian be in a Marvel superhero movie would be hella awesome. I need representation of my people too.

#DevPatelforSpiderman

P.S. If you’re in support of this idea, please please reblog it so more people can see it!!!! If you like it, no one will see it, so please please please reblog!!!

Why POC in Witchcraft matter

Okay, so disclaimer. I am a white ass bitch. But let me put down some truth on this matter.

POC are constantly ridiculed for alternative culture to what white america deems is okay, and yet somehow SOMEHOW the witch community…. a place for people who have been historically persecuted for their beliefs and lifestyle??? (specifically older/traditional witches) still finds a way to shit on black/latino witches whom decide to practice in a fashion similar to their ancestors.

I don’t know if little miss Mary Lou and Betsy know this… but poppets and various other magickal/occult items come from practices such as West African Vodun, Cuban Vodu, Dominican Vodu and various other African spiritual concepts/religions that were spread throughout by POC historically and thus developed into rootwork/Hoodoo. So please STFU and respect POC witches following a path similar to what their heritage is, or respect them if they follow a path far from their heritage. Just plain and simple:

Respect POC witches.

-Mack

It’s just so irritating to know that if Mon was a woman or poc, everyone would be ranting and grabbing their torches and pitchforks, calling them awful and a bitch or whatever, and the relationship between them and Kara would be “toxic” and “abusive” but because he’s a handsome white guy, it’s all fine as is.

What’s so hard about NOT bringing up sex?

Like I don’t get why you feel the need to tell me all this 5 minutes into a conversation. Understand that SBs KNOW that sex will most likely be involved in our arrangements. WE KNOW YOU WANNA FUCK, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL US ON POT DATE. You can leave out every detail of your dark, twisted, 50 shades of gross, published by Zane fantasies. My appetite is gone.

Also, if you bring up sex, don’t be offended when we bring up money. TF?! Don’t act surprised bitch, you knew what this was!

“Oh, well I’m not really comfortable talking about mon-”

Originally posted by realhousewivesofatlanta