that is some white nonsense

One day after Jack comes out, a misguided news source pushes some white nonsense article about the “new B and JZ of the hockey world” implying that Bitty and Jack are new Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Of course there’s a lot outrage, memes, and angry fans. Then sometime just after it happens Bitty tweets something along the lines of:

“Y’all need to stop scaring me, I thought something happened.Thank you but no thank you. There will only ever be one Beyoncé and Jay-Z.” 

Then Bitty and Jack go ahead and mass like and retweet a bunch of angry memes and tweets detailing why the comparison is flat out inappropriate.

koalawinter  asked:

So im scrolling through the zendaya tag when I see some white nonsense abt how zendaya isn't a role model and you should look up to people like t*lor s*ift, or a*y schu*er instead.

i lose brain cells when i see stuff like that tbh

anonymous asked:

okay but I lowkey want Weiss to cut her hair and run from home for a Zuko/Korra Alone chara arc and wear a mask throughout and end up at Taiyang and Yang's place and help Yang figure everything out and then they can go find Ruby and probably help Blake with some White Fang nonsense

WEISS SCHNEE WITH SHORT HAIR FINDING SELF ARC LET’S DO IT 

@white jews

so some of you have realized that it’s racist for you to say conditionally- -passing my whiteness somehow constitutes the need for another adjective dimunitive white.

but you still see yourself as white-but. white-but-ethnically marginalized. (you are ethnically marginalized, don’t get me wrong, but that doesn’t change your race) white-but-not-fully white. because you don’t want to be reduced to a word. because up to this point you had escaped, in your own head at least, a world where your race is encapsulated in one word. one word that implies power, privilege, benefit, on the backs of others.

you need to start thinking of yourself as white-and.

because that’s how jews of color are forced to see ourselves. we don’t get a choice like you do. and we take every bit of oppression that you do for being Jewish, that doesn’t change your race. Don’t start this cycle of white-denial again with new words and new terminology.

so white jews. you are white and Jewish.
take ownership over both of these things. they don’t contradict each other.

So I was having a convo with @grumpytrans​ how I do, and the topic of J.K. and Black Hermione came up. And I’m an advocate for POC leads and been waiting for this day since I saw the movie and Emma Watson’s face.

But I was also waiting for the white complaints and nonsense that would erupt as some form of backlash whining about this. So let’s be clear on how much better it is that Hermione is a black girl wizard.

1. That whole ‘mudblood’ issue is so easy to relate to underlying and overt racism in a community that is already separated from “normalcy”. The hierarchical structure of the wizardry lines in Harry Potter isn’t difficult to compare to the belief of blue-blood, pure whites in our normal reality because, wow… real life issues can be incorporated into fantasy. Draco’s exchange with Hermione in the first novel calling her a “filthy mudblood” is not only a diss against her being non-pure, but for being a black or biracial girl because, hey, wow, MUDBLOOD makes sense with skin color/ethnicity too!

2. Hermione, like J.K. Rowling states in her tweet, is canonically characterized as having brown eyes and frizzy hair- which she sometimes plaited. She was a young girl with a clever mind who was targeted by others for her heritage. Hm. I wonder what that sounds like oh yeah, a black experience. Consistently throughout the first four books she’s referred to as a girl “with lots of bushy brown hair and large front teeth”,  a “long-molared mudblood,” “a chipmunk”.  This only becomes so much more important to recognize Hermione as POC when she changes in Goblet of Fire.

But she didn’t look like Hermoine at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently somehow – or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back. She was also smiling – rather nervously, it was true – but the reduction in the size of her front teeth was more noticeable than ever; Harry couldn’t understand how he hadn’t spotted it before.

listen y’all. This is a 14,15 year old girl who has been constantly mocked or characterized for features people usually referred to as a negative that is suddenly seen very differently because of two distinct changes. Hair. Teeth.
The significance of this hit me really hard because I related to Hermione and felt a sense of connection with her because she was black, even when I was a little kid, even when I watched the movies, I still saw her as black! Now that I’m older, the Yule Ball clearly marked a turning point where Hermione was comfortable with her appearance but the response was clearly ingrained racism rearing its head in appreciation at the appearance of a eurocentric beauty standard. That Hermione is suddenly described as beautiful and elegant because of that is such a black identifier. And the disappointment when she returns to her “bushy hair” because the upkeep was too much? Come on. Really? 

And to add to a point to shoot down, I’ve peeped and felt the comments about black people in England in the 80s and 90s and how, oh, well, Hermione was never described or explicitly stated as black and well ya know in rural places like where Hogwarts would be, and magic in mythology with white races

shut your ass.

3. England has a high density of ethnic people living there. London especially! Do you know how many Caribbean, West-Indian, and African populations there are in that city alone, not to mention spread out! Time has only increased this if anything! I’m so sick of people thinking it’s impossible for black people to have existed in large numbers in Hogwarts, in the late 90s, in the UK. Read a census, fam. And there is so much magic and supernatural forces linked with ethnic cultures, I don’t understand this white-hogging of magic. Y’all up in here disrespecting spirits when so many other cultures and religions are based on respecting them. Only makes more sense for wizards and witches to exist that are, hardy har har, not white.

tldr;; Hermione is black, I bathe in white tears. (and don’t even get me started on the other characters, or the cases of sexuality and gender in hp… don’t…)

Happy #Blackout day, y’all.