simply racist

a little disclaimer abt my last reblog: these whole state census things always seem so disingenuous to me bc like… they never point out WHO is swaying the responses to one side or the other.

the South is not a void of racist (white) people: there are poc living here that have to face these kinds of acts of racism everyday just because we exist here. this demonization of the South while dancing around the issue of WHO is saying these racist things, and the demographics of who’s responses say what. the implication that the South is unanimously conservative old racists is simply not true, and these type of generalized maps should be critically received because of this implication.

HOWEVER, the reality of the racism in the South should not be ignored & I’m not trying to say that the South shouldn’t be seen as racist, just that there are people of color living here that already receive enough hatred from our fellow southerners & we don’t need to also be lumped in with our oppressors

I love how my posts about racism in the gay community has essentially become a fly catcher for every racist gay that can’t stand being told their “preferences” are just camouflaged racism because if you can say that no man of color is attractive, among the billions that exist, then congratulation, you’re a racist. Simply put, if race is a deal-breaker, you are a racist. That pisses people off though, which is why I still wake up to messages like these

Personally I find interesting the overwhelmingly hostile response from the bear community given that the “bear” subculture was actually created in opposition to the fact many men were tired of being excluded by the gay community because they didn’t fit the cookie cutter archetype of being tall, thin, and muscular. However, while bears apparently think that men can be beautiful no matter what their size, they don’t think they can be beautiful no matter what their skin color is. 

Let me break it down for you guys (1) sexual orientation isn’t the same as racially exclusionary preference, which I almost can’t believe I even have to say since it’s so obvious because one you’re born with and the other you pick up from being raised in a racist society that undermines non-european white beauty. (2) Yes, racism between men of color is also racist, an asian or latino saying he’d never date as black man is a racist, and vice versa. (3) I genuinely don’t understand why all of you get so angry and up in arms when you are confronted with a viewpoint different than your own, instead of trying to defend or excuse your racism as something benign, why don’t you take time to reflect on what is being shared with you so you can reflect on your own racism and maybe improve.

Also, please actually read this entire thing before any of you respond, if you should so feel the need, because you guys were making comments that I had already responded to in the last post. Oh and lets try not to escalate things, I’ve tried being as level headed and dispassionate about this response as I can because I frankly don’t feel like arguing, but I can also be a little bit cutthroat so consider that before calling me a cunt again.

@whats-up-monica @biggerschlonger @brokeshire @wolfpup22 @michaeldgiacobello

i’ll never forget when a woman on bill maher’s show (i think it was mona eltahawy or gloria) that mentioned how in islam the financier of the spreading of islam was actually Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) wife hazrat Khadija (AS). and maher looked to the audience and he was like 

“ohhhh really??? well i’ll just have to confirm that myself” looking to the audience who was laughing with him with an expression like “yeah right that’s true!! as if islam!! could do that!!” 

and like. it was so embarrassing for me to watch because maher, alongside his audience of young white “enlightened” men were so CONFIDENT that such a simple and basic and Level 1 fact that basically everyone knows to be true couldn’t ever exist. 

and that’s bill maher’s audience in a nutshell: people who have this huge, ugly, total superiority complex about social issues but are 100% uninformed about anything they say. 

Like basically anyone who knows even a smidge about islam knows it was the Prophet’s wife who first propagated the religion and that she was an incredibly successful and independent business woman. but bill maher, who white atheists look to as a source LMAO, isn’t even aware of this kindergarten level fact. 

this man knows nothing. is an expert on nothing. he is simply a balding racist transphobic sexist pro-israel subpar comedian who simply says he’s “pro social justice” but actually has no clue. that’s all it is lmao. 

what is not racist: shipping a white man and a white woman together.

what is racist: shipping a white man and a white woman together and refusing admit that the ship blatantly sidelined a black male lead and his well-developed interracial relationship with the female lead.

what is racist: shipping a white man and a white woman together and claiming that their blossoming relationship is not at all related to the writers’ decision to end the interracial relationship and denying that the ship was ended solely to allow the white man/white woman ship to begin. brownie point for backing the bullshit excuse that “"chemistry”“ is the driving factor behind that choice.

what is racist: shipping a white man and a white woman together and ignoring the alarming red flags in the relationship and bashing the interracial relationship that you claim was boring and lacked chemistry; meanwhile it was actually a good example of a balanced and healthy dynamic between two people in a relationship that also offered representation for interracial couples.

no one is calling you racist for “simply shipping two straight white people together”. people are calling you racist because you continually refuse to acknowledge the racism behind the creation of the relationship. because you choose to be dismissive and make excuses for the racist decisions made by the show’s writing staff. because you support and praise the writers’ choices for the relationship that has pushed minority representation and unique, interesting characters to the background in favor of a conventionally attractive white guy whose character traits are quite frankly boring, overused and one-dimensional. and because you ignore and deny the fact that a straight white man has taken precedence over every minority character on a show that, might I add, preaches how “diverse” and “progressive” they are.

just some food for thought since so many of you don’t seem to grasp why others are telling you you’re being racist.

*sticks me leggy up*

hi there folks! it can be hard to be in fandom as a person of color - or even to simply exist in a racist society - for a number of reasons, so i thought it would be nice to have a space for undertale fans of color to hang out and talk about things in a safe environment.

requirements:

  • not much! just be a person of color who wants to talk to other people of color about undertale
  • standard things like no racism/transphobia/homophobia/ableism/etc
  • colourism isn’t appreciated either!
  • also! don’t even bother asking to join if you ship incest/pedophilia (ex: f0ntcest, fr4ns, etc).
  • mixed people are 100% welcome! but you must identify with your heritage and as a person of color.
  • white people trying to sneak in just to offend people are NOT welcome.

how to join:

  • just send me an ask off-anon, and i’ll check you out before sending you a link! =)

anonymous asked:

What do you think of people saying Iron Fist is racist? I honestly don't understand where it's coming from, since Danny is white in the comic books, I would call it being faithful to the original. I really just wanted to understand, but I've asked a few other people here on tumblr and everybody has been really aggressive about it.

First, I should state that I am white, so my opinion and perspective on this subject is limited and should be taken with a grain of salt.

I think to describe the show simply as “racist” is unhelpful when explaining the nuance of problematic elements in a show, which there are many.

Is Iron Fist perfect? No. Are there problems and issues with diversity and cultural appropriation? Absolutely. But it takes some parsing to understand just where the problems are in the show.

People saying casting Finn Jones as Danny Rand is “whitewashing” is incorrect. The comic book character is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white man. However. The origins of Iron Fist in the comics is absolutely whitewashing and cultural appropriation. The character took elements of Chinese culture, the popularity of kung fu in the 70′s specifically, and gave them to a white person. To say the Iron Fist character origins were whitewashed in order to make him more alluring to a white audience is absolutely true. To say casting Finn Jones in the role of Danny Rand is whitewashing is not true.

This post explains it better than I can.

Some folks have stated that Claire Temple and Colleen Wing’s character arcs were overshadowed by their roles of “helping the White man on his journey.” That is another criticism that needs to be explored (especially because these criticisms were made by women of color). I personally thought Colleen and Claire were strong characters, but I did notice Colleen’s independence and fierceness seemed to diminish after she was made the love interest. And Claire’s character may have been pushed to the side in ways I can’t see, because again, I’m white.

So if you want to say Iron Fist is “racist” in that most White-led TV shows today lack diversity and fully developed characters of color, you can definitely make that argument because it’s certainly a pervasive problem in today’s media. But I think the statement can and should be explored with more detail, rather than a blanket statement. And to dismiss the show as being completely unwatchable because of it isn’t entirely fair or warranted. But I’m white, so I don’t get to decide what is and isn’t racist in media.

After the bullshit that was casting Scarlett Johansson as Major in Ghost in the Shell, I can see why people are tired of white folks being cast in Asian roles. It’s a problem, and it’s been a problem for decades. And I admit, seeing a white person cast as Danny Rand was a disappointment to me too at first. But considering how much of a dumbass Danny is for most of the show, I’ve come to the realization that it’s probably best he was cast as a white guy. (As @aquahogcodes said in their post here, Asians deserve better characterization.)

Of course, that begs the question, is bad representation worse than no representation at all? I don’t know, and I’m definitely not the person equipped to tackle that question.

I think dismissing the show as racist also hurts the actors involved. Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple’s actor) is an outspoken activist in her personal life, and she’s one of the few celebrities I look to as a role model. Madame Gao is just fucking awesome, and how often do you see an older woman of color in a mainstream show? And Colleen Wing. Her fight scenes would actually get my blood pumping, and I enjoyed them much more than Danny’s. I loved all three of them so much, and can’t wait to see them in Defenders.

In conclusion, I think Iron Fist gets way more hate than it deserves despite it having some legitimate issues and problems. And despite elements of the show being problematic, it doesn’t make you a bad person for watching it. I love Iron Fist. But I can enjoy it while also acknowledging it’s not perfect and it has a lot of problems that I can hope will be addressed in future seasons.

I hope that answered your question, anon!

being called “racist” isn’t simply an insult or something mean that people are saying to you because they want to bring you down. if you’re being called racist you shouldn’t be brushing it off because you “can’t see the haters” you should be assessing your behaviour, your language, and mindset for signs of prejudice, discrimination, and sympathy/support for unfair and violent treatment towards racially persecuted people in your country 

anonymous asked:

To be honest, only thing I didn't like about Power Rangers is how Trini is not played by Vietnamese actress. Maybe it's just because I'm used to Thuy's version and I had high expectations and I got dissopointed. But this, Becky G (who is I belive Mexican?) is better than a white actress.

The idea was to erase the original “color coding” of the Rangers. As you may already know, the original team had a Native American actor as the Red Ranger, an Asian-American actor as the Yellow Ranger, and an African-American actor as the Black Ranger. We can brush it off and say it’s okay as long as the new property is handled fairly and they’re simply not racist in the way they write the characters otherwise, but honestly there’s so much horrible racist (and sexist, and homophobic) history from the set of when this show first started in American that whatever the hell they have to do to get away from that I’m on board with. I’m glad they changed it but at the same time there are unfortunate consequences for those of us who were very attached to our being represented on the original team which has now changed with the reboot’s (for lack of a better word) “colorblind casting”. Just like I am upset that this meant losing the Native American Ranger entirely (cause they weren’t gonna kick the white boy out), I can sympathize that there is no longer a Vietnamese Ranger as well.

- mod g

materassassino  asked:

If someone prefers Matt to Lance, they're literally saying they prefer a background character with no personality and three lines in an 11-episode season to a fully rounded main character.

And so fucking what? If someone wants to like a minor character they have every right to do so? That’s literally none of your business and claiming they’re racist simply because they’re taking interest in a minor character who is going to have what is most likely an incredibly interesting storyline is idiotic and incredibly naive

was gonna write a dissertation about how revisionist history has turned Elvis into a racist simply based on where he was born despite Elvis championing black musicians at every opportunity with quotes and appearances that were hidden from a still segregated south and how Led Zeppelin made millions from singing songs that blues musicians who died poor wrote but check this shit out

anonymous asked:

I share your frustration about the slavery issue in Captive Prince. I found it incredibly irritating when Damen's arguments about slavery were repeated as as though they were objective truth, and now I see the argument that it's simply racist to have a POC sent as a slave to a white character. The books aren't flawless, but the slavery discussion swings between two overdone extremes.

as the second argument is put forward more and more it seems like people fall into the first one in response, and i wish we could discuss it more thoughtfully than that :\

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the-one-with-bad-attitude

Do you maybe consider the fact that English is not Will’s first language and he may not be aware of the real meaning behind it? I didn’t know it too sonce English isn’t my first language. Maybe before jumping at someone accusing them of being racists and all try to understand them a little. Someone can be ignorant but that doesn’t make the racist if the intent is not there. Talk about throwing rocks. I’m sure you never said anything problematic in your life.

@the-one-with-bad-attitude I never called William a racist. I simply said I didn’t like how he called Ika “ratchet” and that he is making personal attacks when it’s unnecessary. Imagine reading my ask and instead of learning why what William said bothered me, deciding to write a long post defending William from something I never called him.

Saving Face was Alice Wu’s baby–as you should know because I repeat it all the time–and she staunchly fought to retain so many of the elements that caused objections from producers and financiers: That it was a film like 50% in Mandarin, that all the leading ladies would be ethnically Chinese, that it would be pretty much her way or no way.

What took my breath away was that not only was Wu fearless to fight for all that, but that she was fearless in her (very personal) narrative. She opened a window into two very personal worlds: the Chinese American community and the life of a gay woman. Her willingness to unflinchingly put on display things like Hwei-Lan’s blatant racism (and microaggressive homophobia) took my breath away.

You might have heard of this show “Fresh Off the Boat” that’s airing now. I haven’t watched it. And part of that is because I have always felt that there’s a fine line between laughing at and laughing with. I may not agree with the views and behaviors I have seen in the Asian (American) community, but I also feel very protective of exposing that community to scorn and ridicule, because 1) I lived and grew up in it and 2) it’s still a world I interact with because, hello, parents. I don’t want those behaviors to be the butt of a joke for an outsider audience that doesn’t understand its depths, period, full-stop.

Which is why Hwei-Lan’s racism might make you go: Whoa.

But the beauty, again, of nearly an entire case of Chinese characters is that Hwei-Lan isn’t a token, singular Asian character who is suddenly a stand-in representative for all Asians. Rather, what happens, and what feels delightful to me with my background is that suddenly it feels like an inside joke. Not only is this a world I recognize, but it’s not presented purely for a laugh (though it is funny), it’s presented with insider critique.

In this case, Wil actively berates her mother for her racist remarks, calling out every ridiculous claim and comment.

And, oh my God, could I relate to Wil.

And that’s the beauty of this scene because its layers aren’t inaccurate because Alice Wu has clearly lived in this world, too: Jay who has no clue how to interact with Wil’s mother, who doesn’t speak English to him but speaks through Wil and also about Jay in Mandarin; Hwei-Lan who is being rude as all get out towards him but playing at nice with smiles; Wil, who is in the middle and understands all conversation and has to both berate her mother for her views and hide what her mother is saying from Jay.

Alice Wu could have been sitting across a table from me over a cup of tea telling me this story and I would have been nodding, “Yeah, yeah, I know!”

I’m not Chinese American, I’m Vietnamese American, and let’s make this distinction because 1) not all Asian ethnicities are the same and there’s quite a bit of inter-Asian racism, 2) not all Asian American experiences are the same, but 3) there’s often a lot of overlap so that in exchanging specific experiences, we see similarities. (I love to exchange such stories, by the way, because I enjoy trying to find how universal an “Asian” American experience is.)

Now, in another framing and from an outside view, it would be easy to point fingers at Hwei-Lan and dismiss her simply as racist, but 1) Wil’s presence reveals her views are outdated and exist in a generational divide and 2) because Hwei-Lan is a point-of-view character, we come to understand where she’s coming from as well, inhabiting for the most part a very closed, insular world. “My mother never leaves Flushing,” Wil says to her coworker. When Wil asks Vivian why Jenny never left even though the community ostracized her, Vivian fires back, “Where would she go?” The insularity helps fuel and sustain these prejudices–and, in turn, subjects the Chinese American (immigrant) community to the same stereotyping.

Again, we get further layers because the entire cast is Chinese: Hwei-Lan is a shade in which she speaks little English who is maybe lower middle class(?), as compared to Jenny, who speaks almost entirely in English, achieved probably upper middle class or upper class status with her doctor ex-husband, etc. Just as Wil and Vivian are different shades of the Chinese American first American-born gen–which is a beautiful thing in and of itself and I think I’ve already ranted about how wonderful this is. The dinner with Vivian, Wil, and Hwei-Lan operates on several levels of amazing, from Hwei-Lan’s dismissive judgments of Vivian and her preference for modern dance rather than ballet, to how Vivian struggles to communicate in a mishmash of Mandarin/English and the faux pas and the unspoken open secrets floating around in the room. A. Ma. Zing.

I love how casually and effortlessly Wu managed to layer all the commentary through simple presentation. The gossiping and the scrutiny of the Flushing Chinese community is the driving force behind the need to “save face.” Everyone’s watching everyone else to see if they will deviate from norms and expectations and the deviants are punished by being ostracized. See: Vivian’s mother.

But the prejudices of the old generation bleed into and motivate the next generation’s evolving understanding and even intolerance for that type of behavior. Vivian vowed to get out of Flushing as soon as she could. Wil, we see, won’t let her mother’s comments slide and, in fact, was Vivian’s little white knight when they were children, punishing bullies who were making fun of Vivian for her parents’ divorce.

Saving Face manages a snapshot of progress across generations without sacrificing the nuances or how change always butts up against the old. Hwei-Lan’s racism rubs Wil the wrong way, but that doesn’t preclude Wil from loving her–or from growing closer to her mother. At the same time, she can’t just erase that racism and ignorance from her mother’s attitude or thinking. It doesn’t stop Wil from trying, but it’s a battle perhaps never fully won. In the meanwhile, Wil has to learn about the person her mother is as well. And the little entryways for conversation that Wu finds by using media–particularly those long soap operatic Chinese series–is so great because it’s exactly that indirect manner that feels so right.

anonymous asked:

You can't be racist towards white people. You can be prejudiced towards them, but racism isn't just a definition online, it has to do with power and oppression. White people have always been in power and cannot be oppressed. It's not okay to harass people on skin color alone, I'm sorry you were hurt for that, but you cannot be racist towards white people

Yes. You. Can. This is literally the dumbest thing ive come across. This belief that you SIMPLY CANNOT BE RACIST towards white people keeps racism alive, it keep the divide between people and you are part of the problem. You should do some research instead of blindly listening to your parents or what the media tells you. Racism is racism plain and simple. When you group an entire race together for the actions of some, you are beibg racist. And if you want to have a real discussion you can message me.

Cishet, or all a-spec?

If you call yourself a aphobe, it is not just the cishets.

If you call yourself an aphobe, even if you just joke about being  aphobic, you hurt all of us.

You say “Only cishets, I love all my LGBT ace/aro people”
But that is a lie.
When the ‘good’ -spec people speak up and say you make them hurt, this should make you think.

When LGBT ace and aros tell you that your words harm them, this should make you stop and question yourself and stop using such terms and posting such things.
If you really love your LGBT ace and aros, and not just the ones who keep their mouth shut or even walk with you.

When you are an aphobe you are against all aces and aros. But you tolerate those who are the ‘good’ kind of a-spec.
You do not love them, you do not protect them.
You proudly, jokingly hate part of what they are.

If they dare to speak up, it is so easy for you to kick them out, to hate them too, to harm them on purpose.
You do not love your LGBT a-spec people, only as long as they go along with what you say.
After that you are free to hate and harm those formerly good a-spec LGBT people.

You know of what that reminds me?

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anonymous asked:

I agree with you about Octavia, I don't really like her but I don't think she's like this because she herself is racist. But I don't think the people who think she's racist are prejudice or biased towards POC. They just have a different perspective on it. My friend thinks she's racist because she's hit POC characters, and my friend has nothing against white people.

That’s absolutely true. And I understand that. 

But might it perhaps be that they are also not recognizing that in a mixed race family or interracial relationships, those actions are not ACTUALLY motivated by racism, but by the interpersonal relationships and the personal trauma or abuse or arguments or whatever. Exactly like it is in a family where everyone is the same color. 

Saying a white person who hits her POC brother is racist simply for being white/POC is saying the family is less REAL because they are different races. 

Sure. That’s their perspective. Because their understanding of race is between people who are not related. 

The dynamic of race is different in general society than it is within a family.

I honestly don’t get why people are boycotting Doctor Strange over one character being made white? I mean like sure whitewashing is bad and blah blah blah. But the story is going to be amazing. And the visual absolutely spectacular. The story of Stephen Strange and the Mystic Arts is wonderful, and personally one of my favorite told by marvel. The changing of one character to being white, while yes not exactly a good thing, shouldn’t be blown out of proportion like it has been.

P.S: I am not racist, I simply like Doctor Strange. Maybe get educated on what racism actually is. (=^・^=)

anonymous asked:

Well Hamilton is shit because it basically romanticizes these slave owners and rapists and acting like they were 'such awesome and relatable people' when they were actually racist fuckheads. thanks to this piece of shit play people will actually defend these assholes and it makes me wanna throw up

Okay, so normally I would dismiss this one, since it positively reeks of baiting (and of SJW doublethink, take a gander at the “racist fuckheads” line in particular), but I felt I should clarify.

Apparently, even though Alexander Hamilton was a self righteous and arrogant man, he did loathe slavery, and apparently, either didn’t own slaves, but rather had paid servants (link found within two seconds of Google, seriously people). The details are sketchy, since this was 240 years ago, but all evidence suggests he did do his best, given the political and culturial circumstances of the time, to combat slavery, to my limited knowledge.

Jefferson meanwhile, did have slaves, never even tried to free them (in sharp contrast to George Washington, who freed all his slaves upon his death, due to Virginia preventing him from doing so earlier), and had a dominating affair with his African-American mistress, who was a slave.

But to call them all universally “assholes” and “racist fuckwads” simply speaks to the lack of emotional maturity in this current debate.

I’m not going to pretend for two seconds that all the founding fathers were 100% perfect people who never did a morally objectional thing. I’m not an idiot. I am fully aware of the fact that several of them (mostly the southern born ones like Jefferson), owned slaves. But as a majority, no, the Founding Fathers were not a bunch of “racist fuckwards”. They were doing the best they could, and many of them, such as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and many, many others absolutely hated the insitution, and tried their best to fight against it.

Of course, due to the political and cultural climate of the time, it would have been impossible to just abolish it. It took nearly seventy years of intense political infighting and struggle until Abraham Lincoln was finally able to free the slaves in 1864, and even then, another 100 years of intense struggle to fully give African-Americans equal rights.

Simply put, the Founding Fathers relationship with slavery is a horrific complex and tangled issue, and varied from person to person. It can’t be reduced to knee-jerk calling all of them “racist fuckwards”, which, as I mentioned before, is a disgustingly immature and petulant turn of phrase, more befitting a grade school insult then a genuine critique.

For more details on the Founding Fathers’ views on slavery, click here.

[…] It was the morning

of Easter eve, everyone else was in a rush
of cooking or wrapping presents,
everyone but me, flush

with time but no more money, distant
by thousands of miles from home
and nostalgic for some sense

not of the past but some vaguely imagined
future I might share with a person
like yourself. Erstwhile intimate,

I wanted you to see this with me, unable to explain
the terms on which we’d parted: the fact
of our attraction and our fear of it, afraid

not just of the simple act
of love itself, the brave face
put on desire’s impulses, the slipknot

of monogamy itself—No, I admit
I was afraid of you, yourself,
what I imagined must constitute

your blackness (how help-
less does that word seem now, how stupid).
No, fear didn’t teach me this, but self-

righteousness perhaps, the brute
attempt to seem less racist than simply practical:
we both believed that race was some crude

instinct to divide and divide, fanatical
separation that personal experience only
enabled further. Instead, I’d be delusional

to natter on about desire when I’d seen
it ignored beside the fact of us, the tireless
looks we generated across Europe: your black knee

against my white one, the way the madam at the pensione
clucked her tongue at our shared sleeping
arrangement and, in one exaggerated flourish I can’t begin

to mimic, swept out all the money
from my hand without once touching my skin.
The widow in black who screamed

at us on the street, or the border guards
who took you and the African traveling
that day into the small room off the train yard

to question you, refusing your release
until, hours later, you returned to me, hard-
faced to the border station we’d been

stranded at: midnight at the very lip
of Portugal, a town so small it had only one street
lamp left burning: one flickering blip

of powder yellow that illuminated
my face, then yours, in sulfur strips.

Paisley Rekdal, from “Easter in Lisbon,” Animal Eye