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What does casual racism look like in LGBTQ spaces? A lot like casual racism everywhere else.

Casual racism thinks mixed race people are “exotic,” penis size is determined by race according to “some studies” that probably don’t exist, black women are aggressive, and just about every other common racial stereotype under the sun.

Really, stereotypes fuel casual racism in all its forms.

Casual racism also thinks that LGBTQ people have transcended all responsibility for dealing with racial issues.

For example, if you’re a queer person of color who wants to vocalize a racial concern in a predominantly white queer space and casual racism rears its head, you could be accused of being divisive (extra irony points if you were pointing out divisiveness that actually exists).

Sometimes casual racism masquerades as inclusion or open mindedness. For example, there are some gay people who go out of their way to date someone of another race just to say they’ve done it.

Such gays then receive the Congratulatory Cookie of Open Mindedness from people of color for letting us sleep with them.
But not really, because dating someone because of their race is as ridiculous as rejecting someone because of their race.

The same applies to predominately white gay groups that go out of their way to snag token people of color (oblivious to the fact that these spaces don’t always feel inclusive to the people of color in question).

Tokenism may seem progressive on its surface, but it’s really just another form of othering.

So if you see casual racism, remember it. And talk about it.
Notice if you’re ever guilty of it and, if you are, take responsibility for it.

I would say explain it to other white LGBTQ people, but it’s frustrating when it takes a white person saying the same thing people of color have been saying for ages to convince other white people to change their actions.

Instead, tell them to take the race related concerns of LGBTQ people of color seriously – as in listen to us.

As LGBTQ people, we get silenced all the time, told we’re too sensitive, told not to flaunt our sexuality.

Sexual minorities of color can find themselves silenced further when their concerns about race are dismissed by the predominantly white, mainstream LGBTQ community.

Let’s keep working to change that.

—  –Jarune Uwujaren, “How White LGBTQ People Can Be Inclusive Of People Of Color,” Everyday Feminism 2/5/13

anonymous asked:

as a poc yourself, the lack of poc in your stories is disgraceful

‘Lack of POC’ ???

  • * Aurora Coatl: main character in Wicked, protagonist (other than Cedric, since I usually write duo-POVs) of There Will Be Blood, WoC (Mexican)
  • * Emily Foster: protagonist of The Runaway, WoC (half African-American)
  • * Angelo Adesina: protagonist of Into The Shadows and Out of Darkness, MoC (Afro-Barbadian)
  • Amir Sharma: main character in Into The Shadows and Out of Darkness, MoC (Indian/Welsh)
  • Braxton Dunn: main character in The Runaway, MoC (half Filipino)
  • Dayanira Bustamante: main character in Welcome to Jurassic World, WoC (Afro-Latina)
  • Gabriela Coatl: main character in There Will Be Blood, Aurora’s sister, WoC (Mexican)
  • Gina Foster: main character in The Runaway, Alaine’s foster sister, WoC (African-American)
  • Imani Pramika: main character in Howl and Wicked, WoC (African-American)
  • Kevin Ahanu: main character in Howl and Wicked, MoC (Native American/Japanese/Chinese/Korean)
  • Khari Pramika: main character in Sinister, Salem’s half brother, MoC (African-American)
  • Leila Lebeaux: main character in Howl, WoC (African-American/French)
  • Nala Pramika: main character in Sinister, Imani’s daughter, Salem’s half sister, WoC (African-American)
  • Natalia Ruiz: main character in Howl,  WoC (Mexican/Irish)
  • Salem Pramika: introduced in Howl, main character in Sinister, Imani’s son, MoC (African American/Filipino)
  • Sergio Delgado: introduced in Howl and main character in Wicked, Scott’s cousin, MoC (Mexican)
  • Soledad Palacios: main character in There Will Be Blood, WoC (Columbian)
  • Rachel Santos: introduced in Howl, main character in Wicked, WoC (half Filipina)
  • Rogelio Calavera: main character in There Will Be Blood, MoC (Mexican)
  • Valentino Coatl: main character in Wicked and There Will Be Blood, Aurora’s father, MoC (Mexican)
  • Xiomara Santibáñez: main character in Sinister, WoC (Puerto Rican)

These aren’t all my PoC characters, but I hope you see my point. Literally, most of the characters in my stories who are white are canon, Teen Wolf characters– which, if you have so much of a problem with, it’d take it to Jeff Davis, the way I have, and address the issue too. Also, FACT: I didn’t pull a Jeff Davis and add a token ethnic character because it’s highly offensive that PoC isn’t getting the proper representation they deserve on a show that’s suppose to be ‘progressive’. All my characters matter, all of them have backstories and character development, and layers– all of my characters matter. You’re obviously new to my blog or you really haven’t been paying attention.

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Hi! I’m white, and I’m about to explain to you why I completely understand why POC individuals generally don’t like white people. Even the ones who “aren’t” racist.

So, this man right here is being praised right now for murdering an apparent child molester. He is being called respectable, a hero, brave, and things of the like…. “Despite his shaved head and a face and neck covered in white supremacy tattoos” ???¿¿¿

All of the ignorant people giving this man their respect are white. Shocker, right? Good for you, dude, you’re not a child molester. But he’s still a fucking neo-nazi. This is literally the type of dude that Hitler was, and white people are totally disregarding the fact that this guy probably wouldn’t hesitate to lynch a person of color because “he’s a hero” when, if you support this man, you support white supremacy, bottom line. This is why people of color have issues with white people who claim they aren’t racist just because they have a couple of black friends. NO, you might not be outwardly hateful towards black people. But does that really fucking matter if you completely disregard something as serious as this? No, it doesn’t. You are being ignorant, and wondering why black people are uncomfortable with you when you’re over here calling somebody problematic and racist, “respectable,” and a hero. Like… No. Their problem with you is while you are not outwardly racist? You do absolutely nothing to speak out against shit like this. You make no effort to defend and protect black individuals from yourselves, you make no effort to point out when white people have majorly fucked up, and you turn your nose up at things like this and you turn your nose up at things like Ferguson. And it’s fucking ridiculous.

BUT WAIT! …It gets even better. White people are literally seeing a fucking neo-nazi and turning their nose up at it like, ohp, no big deal! And that’s why they can’t see how fucking obvious it is this isn’t a good guy. GUESS WHAT?

The man he murdered WASN’T a child molester. His mother has stated several times that that never happened…. But that the man he murdered was gay. You people are blindly celebrating a HATE CRIME and the reason why you didn’t see it as clear as day is because you saw the tattoos and didn’t look into it. You saw a nazi and didn’t look into it, you looked racism DEAD IN THE EYE and threw it to the side as if it were irrelevant, as if it shouldn’t have indicated anything at all, while most every black person who saw this shit probably had the mind to look into it, and THAT is why you’re a problem. This man is trash, and because you’re white, because his hateful tattoos don’t apply to you, you didn’t think twice about it… So don’t fucking say you’re not racist because you have a few black friends. Obviously you’re still very capable of being racist. This shit stick murdered a gay man for being gay, and white people, especially CIS white people, are completely IGNORING the fact that his mother has denied that his little brother was raped on SEVERAL different occasions, despite this, and despite his tattoos, they are STILL TURNING THEIR NOSE UP AT IT. Why? Because the man was gay. He clearly touched his little brother. But oh, no, you’re not homophobic either. You have a gay best friend!! You aren’t racist, and you’re not homophobic even when you’re doing this shit, because you have a gay friend!! You have a friend who is POC, so you aren’t CAPABLE of being ignorant! …. Right.

WHY DO WHITE AND CIS PEOPLE STILL FUCKING THINK WE HAVE NO REASON TO FEEL NEGATIVELY ABOUT THEM. Speak out and look into things and learn when to sit down and shut the fuck up and maybe you’d learn something. This is absolutely ridiculous. LISTEN and LEARN. Maybe then black and gay people wouldn’t be fucking scared of you…. That’s all.

PSA FOR PEOPLE IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND

Listen up all my non-white, Jewish/Muslim/non-christian friends! And most probably lgbt+ amigos!

THERE IS A NEO-NAZI MARCH BEING PLANNED ON 15TH AUGUST IN LIVERPOOL.

Currently there is a petition to get it stopped, I’m on mobile rn but when I get onto my laptop I will link you to it.

If, in the event that it can’t be stopped, please please please be careful! We know how violent this kind of vermin can get so if you cannae avoid Liverpool at all that day, please take all precautions to keep yourself safe. The police will be there to keep them in line but I know from experience these guys swarm in massive groups and also turn up drunk/drinking. It’s not uncommon for them to attack policemen/police animals and anyone they perceive to be a ‘white traitor’ or someone who doesn’t fit in with their ideals.

Love you all and stay safe xxx


EDIT: Here’s the link to the petition https://www.change.org/p/chief-constable-sir-jon-murphy-of-merseyside-police-exercise-his-powers-under-section-14-of-the-public-order-act-1986-to-restrict-the-planned-neo-nazi-demonstration-in-liverpool-on-15-august-2015?recruiter=136853865&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

I call this, The Straight White Male

Dear The Straight white male, who doesn’t understand why people are gay, or the straight White male who doesn’t understand why people of color are the way they are, or should be treated humanely, or the straight white Male who doesn’t understand why women should have the rights you do. Due to the actions of your people, you’ve probably been labeled as a homophobic, stereotyped as a racist or judged as sexist lately. It must suck to be put in a category that your not a part of, but just because of your sexual orientation, the color of your skin or gender. It’s not like you asked to be straight, or white or a male right? Yea, it’s been feeling like that to those who are either not STRAIGHT, WHITE or MALE since FOREVER!