the invisible minority


Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and Black Thought from the Roots

I’m full of surprises, it might take a minute to digest
I’m gunnin’ for Pulitzer prizes. Ah, it’s a bit of a process
But I got a Grammy, got a Tony, got a Emmy
Goddamnit, homie, somebody show me the way to the Oscars

Upgraded the Railroad to a chariot with Harriet
And Marie Curie brought some shit so hot we had to bury it
Get my golden lariat, I’m a Wonder Woman gunnin’ for ‘em
What you runnin’ from?
You hear the thunder rumblin’ something’s coming
Shatter y’all, hurricanes on wood frame houses
The name’s Renée, you’ll never be the same
BLAO. Game: blouses

Diminishing returns make the burners come out, start to wave
Question me if you wanna, y’all, I was up on the stage
Playing a polyglot glutton, suckin’ a molly popsicle
So sick of the club I just turn up at the hospital
Ordering orderlies to turn the heat up four degrees
So I can take my shirt off and live out my California dreams
Scribble “Thug Life” in invisible ink
An umbilical minor chord-clipping metaphysical link
To the pastime high, wrecks, last time I checked
There was hella rappers in line for the time to scream “I’m next”
I just walked right in the door marked “Hamilton Stage,” stayed patient
Playing these dead presidents I’m getting my reparations

podcast recs for the types

ENTP: Lovett or Leave It

Basically Pod Save America, but with more Jon Lovett and more jokes at the expense of Ted Cruz. A juggernaut. 

INTP: Pod Save America

Basically Lovett or Leave It, but with actual news.

INTJ: Pod Save The World

What? A news/politics podcast that isn’t America-centered?

INFJ: Radiolab

A classic. Typical deep, philosophical INFJ shit that makes you reconsider your entire life, but an episode only comes out once every seven years on the first blood moon of September at 9:43PM.

ENTJ: On The Media

Actually a pretty cool analysis of media-bias and the relationship between the press and the White House. 

INFP: 99% Invisible

A look at minor, random events that have been forgotten throughout history.

ISFP: S-Town

Be prepared to cry and rethink everything. 

ESTJ: More Perfect

Radiolab spin off that takes a look at the most monumental supreme court cases. Will also make you cry.

ISFJ: StoryCorps

Conversations, between people, about things. And stuff.

ISTP: Stuff You Should Know

From How Stuff Works. Stuff you definitely will never need to know, but probably should know, just in case.

ESTP: EconTalk


ESFJ: With Friends Like These

Another Crooked Media podcast, but with less comedy at the expense of Republican politicians and more “help how do I deal with my friends and family who think the government is actually comprised of secretive reptilian people that control everything about our society.”

ISTJ: Stuff You Missed In History Class

Also self-explanatory.

ENFP: This American Life

By the same people who produced S-Town, so you know it’s going to be good. 

ESFP: Pod Save The People

On the downside, another Crooked Media podcast. On the upside, I’ve now run out of Crooked Media podcasts to list.

ENFJ: Embedded

The revival of journalism, in my opinion. In depth stories and interviews; will also make you cry.

Honeymooners Pt 9

I was gonna end it in a different spot but then this place showed up and it was too good not to here and like? I’m cruel maybe, but I went from thinking this was awful to this was maybe good, so here’s to that. Hope people agree, also hopefully my dialoguing is good because I really think I struggle there, but yea, please please let me know (especially if you can think of how to improve) Thanks everyone!

Your eyes fluttered open, vaguely aware of the warm arm wrapped around your waist. You smiled at the sensation, feeling deep even breaths from behind you ghosting along your neck. Your smile widened, knowing it was Loki.

“Hey,” you murmured softly, rolling over to face him, hand reaching up to cup his cheek.

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D&D 5E NPC - Duchess Vanderbar - Noble Wizard

Art by: Helga Sable

Name: Duchess Vanderbar 
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Height: 5ft 5′ / 1.65m
Age: 42
Class: Wizard


Level: 18

AC 13 (16 with mage armour), Hp 120 (18d6 Hit Die), Proficiency +6, Speed 30ft,

Alignment: Chaotic Good

languages: Common, Elvish. Dwarven, Halfing,

Ability Scores:
Str 11 (+0) Dex 16 (+3) Con 16 (+3) Int 20 (+5) Wis 12 (+1) Cha 14 (+2)

Attacks: Dagger (+10 to hit, 1d4+4 Piercing Damage)

Spellcasting: 18th level wizard, spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 19, to hit with spell attacks +11)

Cantrips (at will): Acid Splash, Mending, Shocking Grasp, Message, Prestidigitation,

1st level (4 slots): Shield, Unseen Servant, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Mage Armor,

2nd level (3 slots): See Invisibility, Scorching Ray, Darkvision,

3rd level (3 slots): Fireball, Fly,

4th level (3 slots): Banishment, Ice Storm, Control Water, Dimension Door , Greater Invisibility, Conjure Minor Elementals,

5th level (3 slots): Cone of Cold, Passwall,

6th level (1 slots): Disintegrate,

7th level (1 slots): Whirlwind,

8th level (1 slots): Maze,

9th level (1 slots): Meteor Swarm, Time Stop,

Skills: Arcana, Deception, Insight, Perception, Persuasion,

Equipment: Dagger +1, Arcane focus, Scholar’s pack, Spell book, Hat of Disguise, Boots of speed, 200pp, A large Estate,

Class Features: Spellcasting, Arcane Recovery, Arcane Tradition (School of Evocation), Evocation Savant (School of Evocation), Potent Cantrip (School of Evocation), Empowered Evocation (School of Evocation), Overchannel (School of Evocation), Spell Mastery (Magic Missile, Scorching Ray)


Duchess Vanderbar is well spoken and carriers herself an elegance customary of those of her status. After years of the finest schooling and access to the greatest library’s in the land it is fair to say that Duchess Vanderbar is well educated, and is never shy to show that fact off.

Ideal: I have no time for bureaucracy and if a problem needs solving I’ll do it myself.

Bond: An item of great importance to me was stolen and I believe the only group with the resources to do so is the Thieves guild. I won’t rest until I have recovered my item and put the Thieves to the spell.

Flaw: I was born with a sliver spoon in my mouth and can’t cope with out my luxuries.

A short guide for the inclusion of trans, intersex and gender non-conforming youth in the classroom

1. DON’T WAIT to have an openly trans, intersex or gender non-conforming student before adapting your teaching or behaviour!

Since school can be a very dangerous space for those minorities, they are often invisible in the classroom. Either you don’t know they are there or they haven’t come out yet/they don’t know it themselves. Those minorities being invisible, it is important to be aware of their needs.

2. Use inclusive language and ressources

If you are in a position of authority, chances are that everything you say has an impact on children. Words have the power to make things exist in the mind of people.

I’m sure you can think of something better than “boys and girls” to address a group of children! What if I’m neither? Or a mix of the two?

Try to avoid polarizing sexes (male or female), as it erases the existence of intersex people. Also, some boys have vulvas, and some girls have penises. Be careful when talking about what makes a girl or a boy!

3. Call-out anything that is wrongfully binary or cissexist.

As a teacher, I know too well how impossible it is to have a classroom free of gender essentialism and intersex erasure.

It is everywhere! In books, in manuals, in educational movies… The thing is to not let it go unnoticed. If you hear, see or read anything that you consider problematic, discuss it with your students.

While it is unlikely that gender- and sex-inclusive manuals will be available anytime soon, it is still possible to educate with materials that invisibilize trans, intersex and gender non-conforming youth by calling it out!

4. Make gender segregated spaces inclusive

Do you know how dangerous restrooms or changing rooms can be for trans or gender non-conforming youth?

Trans and gender non-conforming students need access to their preferred restroom or changing room. It is not a caprice! Violence and aggressions are more likely to happen there than anywhere else, and those students are often easy targets for bullies.

Make it clear in the school policies that trans and gender non-conforming are welcome in those spaces. Inclusiveness has to be made visible for students and parents or tutors.

Using the infirmary or staff restroom may be a temporary solution, but by no means a long term plan, since it stigmatizes and marginalizes trans and gender non-conforming students.

5. Protect gender identity and expression in your classroom and in the school policies

Your students need to know they have rights regarding their gender expression and identity. Include rules against discrimination based on these in your classroom’s charter.

Officially recognizing these rights and making them visible might also empower closeted or questioning youth, who’ll feel safer at school.

6. Have the staff trained

Not everybody is comfortable with discussing issues such as sex or gender. Make sure that the school’s staff is trained so that your school can be a safer space for trans, intersex and gender non-conforming students.

There are many trans organizations that provide staff training. If there are none where you live, parents of trans, intersex or gender non-conforming children can be a great source of knowledge too!

Please reblog with your favourite resources!

Whenever you are arguing for representation of any minority group in the media, bring up the “red hair” example. Naturally red hair occurs in only 1-2% of population yet people with red hair are hardly underrepresented in Western media. I can easily name five ginger characters off the top of my head but I can’t name five intersex characters or five asexual characters and I’ll probably need google to name five canon autistic characters. And they are all 1-2% of the population as well. So the question is, are those minorities invisible in the media because they only make less than 5% of the population, or because they are marginalized and aren’t accepted? That’s right, the “but it’s only two percent!!1!1!!” argument is invalid.

Underneath all the Tolerance

(Title from Millenium Approaches Act I, scene 2 by Tony Kushner)

Set the scene:
   gunshot - actuall just a firecracker
   the crackle of a match coming to life
   traces of unreadable graffiti
   queer paranoia:
      the invisible minority
      trying so hard
      to be recognized
      the threat of violence a distant echo
      laughing through my bones:
         a bizarre heritage
         like something passed
         from tongue to tongue
         too shallow to be blood
         too present to be skeleton
         a message on a sugar heart:
            gunshot: drink to forget
            gunshot: you can’t forget
            gunshot: they’ll let you die
            gunshot: if they don’t want you dead
            gunshot: party instead:
Queer paranoia.

There is an acute stress that comes from feeling like you are not a legitimate member of a community.

In non-urban areas lesbians and bisexual women experience comparable levels of frequent mental distress, but in urban areas distress decreases for lesbians and nearly doubles for bisexual women. Resources and support are more likely to be available for lesbians in urban areas, and still likely to be nowhere to be found for bisexuals.

Regardless of established need, projects addressing issues related to bisexuality are the least funded among programs for the lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender communities.

Reader Insert Masterlist Part II

Teen Wolf:

The Internship:

The Maze Runner:


Lord of The Rings/The Hobbits:



Teen Wolf:


The Maze Runner:

Doctor Who:

Harry Potter:

i don’t really blame people for wanting to use these obscure “asexual variant” labels because i know most of them are teens and, like. honestly i was fucking terrible as a teenager and even when i was 20 i believed some bad discourse shit from this site regarding sexualities other than my own. but like

i see posts making pride flags for orientations like “placiosexual/romantic” and i just know that these people don’t understand the point of pride. because society really is not going to shit on you just for being okay with your attraction not being reciprocated. that is, in fact, how most people would hope you would react to your feelings not being reciprocated

like if that’s how you feel and you really want to use that label to be specific and you’re ALSO gay or pan or ace or whatever then that’s one thing, whatever. but you can’t act like you’re an invisible sexual minority just for choosing to use an obscure label to describe feelings that most people have. that’s not the point of pride. you’re not being disowned or killed because you’re okay with rejection or just because you only want to give and not receive in bed or some shit

especially if you’re gonna use labels like that to try and gain Queer Cred and include yourself in spaces with gay/bi/pan/etc. people only to turn around and call us evil sex demons or complain about us focusing so much on our romantic feelings and try to lump us together with straight people as one big oppressive social class

like you cannot claim that you need pride only to turn around and shit on the communities that REALLY need it

50 Potter Themed Asks

1. Hogwarts House?
Gryffindor through and through (according to pottermore)

2: Patronus?
Uhh a golden retriever perhaps?

3: Butterbeer, fire whisky, or pumpkin juice

4: Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade?
Diagon Alley

5: Favorite shop?
Flourish and blotts

6: Your quidditch team?
Holyhead harpies

7: Top five ships?

8: Otp?

9: Notp?
Drarry and snape-hermione

10: Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, or Durmstrang?

11: Your wand?
Alder wood, 12 and ½ length, dragon heartstring core

12: Owl, cat, or toad?

13: Character you most identify with?

14: Character you hate for no good reason?

15: Character you would bring back to life?

16: Character you just want to be happy?
George 😭

17: What does amortentia smell like to you?
Probably my boyfriend’s soap

18: Favorite Hogwarts class?

19: Least favorite Hogwarts class?

20: Favorite professor?

21: Centaurs, mermaids, or ghosts?

22: Chocolate frogs or Bertie Bott’s?
Chocolate frogs

23: Zonko’s or Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes?

25: The Leaky Cauldron or The Three Broomsticks?
Three broomsticks

26: Lowkey ships?
Blaise Ginny

27: Favorite Marauder?

28: The Knight Bus or broomstick travel?

29: Unicorns or Thestrals

30: Your go to spell?
Expecto Patronum

31: Quidditch position or spectator?

32: Favorite friendship?
Harry hermione

33: Animagus?

34: Wizarding World job?

35: Your broomstick type?

36: Dream Yule Ball date?
Draco Malfoy

37: Gobstones or Wizard Chess?
Wizard Chess

38: Crookshanks or Pigwidgeon?

39: Potions expert or charms expert?
Charms expert

40: Favorite common room?

41: The Quibbler or The Daily Prophet?
The Quibbler

42: Favorite of the Golden Trio?

43: Fantastic Beasts or The Cursed Child?
the Cursed Child

44: Invisibility cloak, elder wand, or resurrection stone?
Invisibility cloak

45: Favorite minor character?
Dean thomas

46: Harris or Gambon?

47: Would you apparate?

48: Favorite book?
Chamber of Secrets

49: Favorite movie?
Order of the phoenix

50: Who would your BFF be?

anonymous asked:

Is Roma supposed to be the better term then gypsies?

As far as I know as a non-Romani person:

Yes, “Roma” / “Romany” / “Romani” (also spelled “Rromani”) are the words any non-Romani should use in regards to those people, and never “gypsy.” A Romani person can call themselves a “gypsy” if they choose to - because after all they’ve gone through, they’re allowed to try to take back that word for themselves - but that is still their choice. 

The post I made was regarding people calling themselves “gypsies” and claiming they practice “gypsy magic,” when they aren’t and they don’t - I don’t even think “gypsy magic” is an actual thing. It’s like a trend in the witchcraft community on Tumblr - and even in other parts of Tumblr and beyond - to say one is a “gypsy” or has a “gypsy soul” because they like to travel and they wander, etc., and it’s just so bloody offensive and verging on disgusting. People just really suck sometimes.

Chronically ill person trying to educate able-bodied people about not making assumptions
  • Chronically ill person: Don't assume that young equals healthy.
  • Able-bodied people: But MOST young people ARE healthy!
  • Chronically ill person: Just don't assume. I, for example, am not healthy, and suffer a great deal from your assumptions which force me to do stuff my body physically can't.
  • Able-bodied people: I'm not going to listen to you. Your existence is invalidating my society-taught assumption. You're a minority and I don't care about your feelings or well-being.

At least here the US (I can really only account for the country I live in), Asians/Asian Americans are seen as either the “foreigner” or the “invisible minority.” We are constantly being ejected out of the country with questions like “where are you really from?” or comments such as “Your English is super good.” Our position in the United States is invalidated and we are stripped of our citizenship through the Perpetual Foreigner Syndrome. IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ASIANS/ASIAN AMERICANS TO ASSIMILATE INTO THE AMERICAN POLITICAL BODY. On top of that, because of the stupid “model minority” stereotypes placed on us, our struggles are often ignored. Yes, our problems may come in different forms than what other minorities face, BUT IT IS STILL A PROBLEM. THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPES ENCOURAGE THE WHITE SUPREMACY BY PINNING ASIANS AGAINST OTHER MINORITY GROUPS. THE INSTITUTION ITSELF IS NOT BEING CHALLENGED BECAUSE OF THAT THUS RUNNING IN A CIRCLE WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE ACTUAL PROBLEM. 

Asexuals also seen as “invisible.” We are often not seen as a real sexual orientation. (This is not to ignore that there are many other sexual orientations that deal with the same issue, I am just highlighting one of them.) Often people disbelieve or don’t accept that one is not/cannot be sexually attracted to another individual (or in terms of the gray spectrum, rarely are). WITH THIS KIND OF IGNORANCE, OUR STATUS WITHIN SOCIETY IS NEGLECTED AND WE ARE LEFT OUT OR OUR IDENTITIES ARE PUSHED BENEATH THE RUG. 


anonymous asked:

Hey my girlfriend is considering writing her dissertation next year on biphobia and erasure in literature do you have any tips/resources/encouragement of any kind that I can pass along to her?

Hi! We’re always glad to hear of people writing about bisexuality and bringing attention to important issues. I can try to provide you/your girlfriend with some resources to look through.

Since she wants to write about erasure/biphobia specifically in literature, I would first direct her to bisexual-books. They do lovely reviews concerning bisexual representation in literature, so that would be a good place to start. 

There’s also this article, ”The Case Of The Missing Bisexuals: Bisexuality In Books For Young Readers”, which you should be able to access here.

Here are some other sources I recommend. They might be more generally about bisexuality/media representation rather than biphobia in literature in particular, but they could be helpful:

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I really, really want to see a fanfic centered around this one scene in Naruto,

where Sasuke (from the future, centered in the future, w/e) remembers this scene in particular. And he apologizes to Kakashi, or at least expresses some form of repentance.

Maybe in the timeline of Boruto and his team. Maybe Kakashi and Sasuke, in a somewhat rare moment of quiet are drinking together at a bar. They are silent–because both of them are not wordy individuals, they are both considered tragic prodigies of their respective times, and the art of communication is something neither of them will ever truly grasp–and their relationship has simply reached the point where they understand each other’s pains, sorrows, pasts, and hold an unspoken respect for one another.

There is still that lingering tension, a result of betrayal and scars that will never heal, but they ignore it. They are particularly good at that.

Sasuke breaks the usual habit, and says, “I never apologized.”

Kakashi lifts an eyebrow, less condescension and more genuine curiosity. He briefly wonders if Sasuke is speaking about his betrayal as a whole (maybe Sasuke is the type that secretly harbors all of his regrets and spills them while drunk), but something tells him that the assumption is wrong.

“… When I was younger,” Sasuke eventually elaborates, not bothering to turn to the other. His gaze is fixed on the hardwood surface but his focus is elsewhere, his mind settled within an unreachable scene. “I… Said some things. Things that I shouldn’t have.”

“You’ve said a lot of things that you shouldn’t have,” Kakashi ripostes simply. There is no malice in his tone, no bitterness hinting at a grudge. They both know it to be a strained subject anyway.

“… ‘What if I were to… Kill the one you love most?’”

Kakashi turns to Sasuke in a sharp motion, eyes narrowing dangerously at the perceived threat. Sasuke only glances to his ex-mentor with a detached, empty gaze before returning to his drink.

The older of the two realizes that he had been quoting, most likely his own words, and slowly turns back, falling to his thoughts.

Kakashi has to take a moment to remember the event, because that was a long time ago and for all that he is a supposed genius, that particular encounter was catalogued as a whiny, self-important tantrum of his emotionally-darker student. (Unimportant.)

“Aa,” he murmurs to let Sasuke know he remembers–but it is more out of habit for his other students, for he knows that Sasuke had seen the moment recognition and realization sparked within his eyes. He waves a hand dismissively as he turns back to his drink. “Apology is unnecessary. It doesn’t matter.”

“No,” Sasuke immediately refutes, eyes riveted to an unseen mirage before him. “It’s necessary.”

Kakashi almost finds it within himself to ask why, but surprisingly, his ex-student beats him to the punch. They are both being rather talkative tonight, he muses.

“I didn’t know pain or suffering as a child. I was… Happy,” Sasuke mutters, refilling his empty saucer with a lazy motion. “I took it for granted, and I didn’t really know what I had until… Until it was gone.”

“Most children are like that,” Kakashi feels the need to point out, if only to get a rise out of his student. He succeeds, as Sasuke’s eyebrow twitches in slight irritation at the interruption. It is counted as a minor victory within his mind.

Surprisingly, however, Sasuke nods in acquiescence. “… I… I agree. But even after losing everything, I didn’t change. I was… I was selfish. I went from selfishly taking my happiness for granted, to selfishly ignoring the world and everyone in it for my… Ambition.”

The word is stated with a near-inscrutable curl of the lips, one that could have been a sneer or a grimace.

Sasuke’s eyes seem to glaze over, and Kakashi remains silent, regarding his ex-student with a curious but half-minded attention. He wonders if he should feel privileged to be trusted enough for the man to almost-relax in his presence.

Sasuke seems to come back to the present, and near-whispers, “I’m fortunate.”

“Yes.” Kakashi’s reply is curt, a little rougher than intended, but with no false meaning behind it. Because yes, Sasuke is fortunate, and he feels a strange relief (and is that pride? How odd.) at hearing the man acknowledge this.

Sasuke seems to notice the undertones of Kakashi’s bland reply as he speaks with more consideration. “I… Sometimes, I think back to then, when I was so focused on revenge, on my own perceived, blind, justice. I often find myself wondering how I got from there to here, where…”

He trails off, but Kakashi can easily fill in the rest. Where “he has a family.” Where “he is accepted.” Where “he is loved.”

Where “he is happy.”

Kakashi is fairly certain he is not wrong in any of these.

“That’s why I apologized,” Sasuke continues, swirling the warmed alcohol. “Back then, my world was myself, my hatred, my vendetta. Everyone around me was nothing more than black and white figures that happened to walk the same lands, but they didn’t understand me, my pain.”

He takes a slow, leisurely sip of his sake. His eyes, however–one pitch black, the other an ominous amaranthine–are sharply focused on Kakashi. “… It was wrong of me to assume so.”

Kakashi is hard pressed to not look away, because within his ex-student’s eyes is an almost beseeching, hopeful quality–as though hoping for quiet acknowledgement and understanding. It is minor, almost invisible, but Kakashi knows his like-minded ex-student well enough to identify the quality.

They have both experienced the immeasurable pain of losing all that is dear, the feeling of betrayal, of inadequacy. They are two individuals cut from the same cloth of misfortune and misery, and it is a damnable, contestable way to relate to another individual.

But that isn’t all.

While they are indeed two men who have had their fair share of grief and loss, they also have people to love once more. They are loved, cherished even, despite their histories, despite their less-than-amicable mannerisms, and everything in-between.

They had both entered a point in life where they never thought happiness would be attainable, and it is a shared understanding that they are fortunate to have the lives the hold.

They know it well.

Kakashi’s gaze turns back to his cup as he murmurs. “… I see.”

But despite the almost dismissing reply, a smile tilts the corner of Sasuke’s mouth, the ever-present shadows recede from Kakashi’s eyes. And they descend into a companionable silence.

Because this apology means more to Kakashi, to the both of them, than any other apology could have. Because an apology isn’t–would never be–enough to excuse Sasuke for betraying Kakashi’s trust, betraying a beaten man who had already lost everything before.

Because this isn’t so much an apology so much an acknowledgement of respect between two like-minded individuals, who can understand one another’s pain (sadness, regret) precisely because of what they have gone through.

Others would say it isn’t enough. Others would say that Sasuke has already served his time, paid his dues, repented for what he had done.

But it is at this particular moment that the two of them truly resolve the lingering issues that had left a rift between the ex-sensei and ex-student.

Another bond, burnt, worn and beaten, reforms.

And it is stronger than before.


Naruto feels a strange, foreboding sensation.

His head snaps up from his paperwork, not unlike an alert animal sensing for danger. After a moment of narrowed eyes and strained concentration, he cradles his head with a bereaved groan.

“Oh, hell. Kakashi-sensei and Sasuke are being broody assholes again!”

(… Oops, I went from presenting a prompt to writing a sort of vague ficlet?)

Invisible Model Minority: Africans

African immigrants and Americans born to African immigrants have been described as an “Invisible Model Minority” mainly due to their high degree success in the United States, but due to misconceptions and stereotypes of them their success is not a widely known fact or have been greatly acknowledged by the greater American society and other Western societies and thus are invisible. The invisibility of the success of Africans was even touched upon by Dr. Kefa M. Otiso an academic professor from Bowling Green State University he stated that “Because these immigrants come from a continent that is often cast in an unfavorable light in the U.S. media, there is a tendency for many Americans to miss the vital contribution of these immigrants to meeting critical U.S. domestic labor needs, enhancing American global economic and technological competitiveness". 

In the 2000 U.S. census it was revealed that African Immigrants were the most educated immigrant group in the United States even when compared to Asian immigrants.Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is more than double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born African Americans. According to the 2000 Census, the rate of college diploma acquisition is highest among Egyptian Americans at 59.7 percent, followed closely by Nigerian Americans at 58.6 percent.

In 1997, 19.4 percent of all adult African immigrants in the United States held a graduate degree, compared to 8.1 percent of adult white Americans and 3.8 percent of adult black Americans in the United States, respectively. According to the 2000 Census, the percentage of Africans with a graduate degree is highest among Nigerian Americans at 28.3 percent, followed by Egyptian Americans at 23.8 percent.

Of the African-born population in the United States age 25 and older, 87.9% reported having a high schooldegree or higher, compared with 78.8% of Asian-born immigrants and 76.8% of European-born immigrants, respectively.

This success comes in spite of facts such as that more than 75 percent of the African foreign born in the United States have only arrived since the 1990s and that African immigrants make up a disproportionately small percentage of immigrants coming to the United States such as in 2007 alone African immigrants made up only 3.7 percent of all immigrants in coming to the United States and again in 2009 they made up only 3.9 percent of all immigrants making this group a fairly recent to the United States diversity.

In terms of education as a whole African immigrants and American born to African immigrants they slightly outperform Asian Americans, they outperform White American sat double their rate, and outperform Black Americans who are descendants of Africans from the Atlantic slave trade at four times their rate. Of the 8 percent of the Ivy League Universities’ such as Princeton population which are Black students at an overwhelming 50-66 percent was made up of Black African immigrants, Caribbean immigrants, and American born to those immigrants. Many top universities report that a disproportionate of the black student population consists of recent immigrants, their children, or were mixed race.


anonymous asked:

to be fair even robyn ochs recognizes passing privilege, it's a thing, just not as black and white as the anon is making it out to be

robyn ochs on passing “privilege”:

“Another factor directly affecting bisexuals’ experiences of oppression is the invisibility of our particular minority population. We have to deal with the constant visibility of those of our identity categories that are visually identifiable (by the fact of sitting in a wheelchair, or because of the hue of our skin). These characteristics do not give us the option of “passing” as a member of the dominant group in order to avoid discrimination. We experience identities that are not readily apparent, such as sexual orientation or religion, are experienced differently. While not constantly identifiable, which may in certain contexts protect us from discrimination, we suffer the disadvantage of not being able to identify others like ourselves, resulting in feelings of isolation and an underestimation of our large numbers by both members of our own group and members of the dominant group. In addition, the “privilege” of passing also carries as its counterweight the onus of needing to repeatedly announce ourselves in order to avoid being misidentified, as well as feelings of guilt or discomfort when we are silent. We carry the weight of constantly having to make the decision of how and when to come out and at what cost.”

u may notice that (1) she uses quotes around the word “privilege” making it pretty clear that she would not use the word privilege to describe what is going on here and (2) this speaks of “passing privilege” in a very negative way probably bc the results of passing are 98% negative.

so no, still not here for this bullshit.