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Modern Uni! Race
  • Probably spends most of his time searching memes
  • Vapes a lot
  • Tried weed with Finch once and didn’t like it
  • Probably shares an apartment with Albert, Jack and Crutchie
  • Roommates with Albert
  • Randomly makes cookies and they are surprisingly good (Crutchie is yet to try them as they are normally gone by the time he gets home/wakes up)
  • I will forever stress that math is Race’s best subject
  • Wants to be a math teacher and work at the same school as Albert (who would love to be any sort of teacher)
  • Prefers to stay in his apartment and drink over going out to drink because he is not up for mothering in any way when in public
  • and last time they went out, Jack threw up on his new shirt but neither noticed until the next day because they were both piss drunk
  • When Spot comes over you can bet that they all sit in the living room with beers and junk food to watch a Disney movie
  • Skates everywhere
  • Beanies are a staple for him
  • Probably has a neatly organised bookshelf full of books Davey has leant him but he liked them so much he never gave them back
  • Some scientists: Based on literally one study we just did, we found that [some shit] might be true with 0.6 significance.
  • Article Headline: Science TOTALLY DESTROYS Bigots and Monsters Who Said [Some Shit] Was Not True!!!
  • Tumblr Post Linking Article: Just in case any of you were subhuman enough to think [some shit] wasn't true ☕️
  • Reblog Comment: I was just reading about this and it's completely right!! You see, *give an explanation of the science behind Some Shit, which actually makes it sound like the original scientific study may have been wrong, then posts five links to other scientific studies, only two of which actually support the hypothesis of the original study.*
  • Notes: 300,000.

anonymous asked:

Am I the only one who thinks it rude when black people tell other poc that their issues/need for representation don’t hold a candle to black issues? Like everyone says that black hyper-visibility is bad and maybe it is, but other poc are just asking for a little more actual diversity? Also, I know black issues like police brutality are serious, but black people can also be racist to other poc, and it’s not fair that the internet ignores that parts of the black community perpetuate racism.

Yeah, it is rude. I’ve experienced this on Tumblr first-hand when discussing antisemitism. Oppression Olympics help nobody.

(I’m going to get hate for this…)

Navigating a white space as a PoC

This comes after a 7 hour conversation with the lovely Anna @pukingpastilles. Bear in mind that this is drawn from our specific experiences and may not be universal. We hope it resonates with some of you.

Scrolling past this is an act of white privilege.

A lot of people either see race as irrelevant or that we talk about it too much in our ‘post-racial’ age. However, for us, it is our daily reality. We cannot choose to switch off our race, and thus cannot remove the burdens that accompany it. We do not have the ‘luxury’ of ignoring race. Until then, we’re going to keep talking about it. You may want to ‘skip the drama’ but it is a privilege for you to be able to scroll past this. It is our very lives that you are scrolling past. We are attempting to argue for our right to exist in this space. The topic of race is extremely underdiscussed in fandom discourse. Some people either see race as not relevant to fandom or something that they think they’ve sussed because they’re ‘open’, ‘liberal’ or have a PoC friend or something. That’s very different from actively educating yourself on issues that affect us beyond what you see in the news or from history. That’s good, but there’s more. Just because you’re socially liberal does not excuse you from perpetuating the cycle of racism. We have to fight to validly exist, and that is exhausting. Existing is exhausting.

Being a PoC in a predominantly white space is an act of protest as our very existence is politicised.

It can never be just a story of two people, not when we are so burdened. You are never just yourself, race comes first, and you are never not conscious of this. A PoC would be constantly hyperaware of their race because it informs how society treats them in every way. You are always self-conscious about things like not associating with too many people of your own race in case it comes off as threatening or exclusive or discriminatory. You subconsciously make adjustments to blend into the space as much as possible in fear of offending somebody, such as changing your accent or clothes. You feel a constant sense of double alienation. You occupy a liminal space. You are the hyphen in the Asian-American. We are marginalised, Othered. We are never granted full rights to exist independently of a Eurocentric standard.

Keep reading

Research shows that online dating coincided with an increase in interracial marriages. But some dating app users say that Asian men and black women can still have a tougher time finding love online. 

OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote a blog post in 2014 about race and attraction.

The 2014 OkCupid data resonated so much with 28-year-old Ari Curtis that she used it as the basis of her blog, Least Desirable, about dating as a black woman.

“My goal,” she wrote, “is to share stories of what it means to be a minority not in the abstract, but in the awkward, exhilarating, exhausting, devastating, and occasionally amusing reality that is the pursuit of love.”

Curtis works in marketing in New York City and says while she loves how open-minded most people in the city are, she didn’t always find that quality in dates she started meeting online.

After drinks at a Brooklyn bar, one of her more recent OkCupid matches, a white Jewish man, offered this: “He was like, ‘Oh yeah, my family would never approve of you.’ ” Curtis explains, “Yeah, because I’m black.”

Curtis also describes meeting another white man on Tinder, who brought the weight of damaging racial stereotypes to their date. “He was like, 'Oh, so we have to bring the hood out of you, bring the ghetto out of you!’ ” Ari recounts. “It made me feel like I wasn’t enough, who I am wasn’t what he expected and that he wanted me to be somebody else based on my race.”

'Least Desirable’? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

Photo: Kholood Eid for NPR

It’s tricky to nail down exactly what makes someone feel like a “racial impostor.” For one Code Switch follower, it’s the feeling she gets from whipping out “broken but strangely colloquial Arabic” in front of other Middle Easterners.

For another — a white-passing, Native American woman — it’s being treated like “just another tourist” when she shows up at powwows. And one woman described watching her white, black and Korean-American toddler bump along to the new Kendrick and wondering, “Is this allowed?”

In this week’s podcast, we go deep into what we’re calling Racial Impostor Syndrome — the feeling, the science and a giant festival this weekend in Los Angeles that’s, in some ways, all about this.

‘Racial Impostor Syndrome’: Here Are Your Stories

Illustration: Kristen Uroda for NPR

  • Jack: *hanging upside down from Race's top bunk, lollipop in his mouth, somehow keeping a beanie on his head, drinking a Starbucks iced coffee from the floor with a curly straw chain, the clock reads four am* I don't know, I just feel like there's nothing quite as intimidating as a small object standing alone in a big doorway.
  • Race: *lying on the floor, trying to knock Jack's straw away from his drink with rubber bands for his braces* You're right.
  • Davey: *on Race's bed, just trying to sleep* Please.

“The Way Things Are” Is Not the Way Things Are.

I am super extremely thankful for the many therapists, mentors, and more mature people I had in my life helping me through some deeply tough times.

But—I recognize that many of these people were middle-aged white American males. They truly did help me, really, and yet I knew their limitations, me being Asian-American and all (and I understand the reverse would be true, too).

The weird thing is: many of the white American males who had counseled me didn’t really think they had a cultural bias. They thought “My thoughts are just the way things are, and Asians / Latinos / Blacks have a culture.”

So I was being taught “the way things are,” as if my culture needed correction, without a recognition that white culture was also its own view of life and not “the way things are.”

I truly am thankful for many of these men who helped me through hard times. I was just confused and surprised that they mostly couldn’t see they were also working through a biased cultural lens. This severely limited their empathy and connection.

Every culture has something to cherish, something to be embarrassed about, something to work on and to learn from. I think we must first acknowledge that no culture is the default, we each have blind spots, and we each must enter into each other’s space with open hands.

— J.S.

Imagine

Katherine just knocking on Darcy and Bills door and going, “Hey me and a bunch of newsboys that are on strike against my father are going to print a paper in the basement of his work to destroy his business. Wanna help?”

Dear Girls

You are not entitled to things because you are female. You are not special because you have a sexual organ that men don’t. Your period doesn’t mean anything besides knowledge that you’re going to bleed for a week every month. You are not smarter, better, more empathetic, more knowledgeable, etc. just because of your vagina.

You are not more deserving of opportunities and happiness because you are female.

That’s how being human works. There’s no inherently sexist system in the westernized countries that you live in. There is no secret conspiracy in the governments that creates a pay gap. There’s no such thing as white male privledge in the terms and examples that you want to use.

The same goes for people of color. You’re just as unspecial as everyone else. And in a western culture, you’re not systematically oppressed. Every white person that passes you on the street is not Racist. Every white person that doesn’t drop to their knees and beg for absolution is not racist, nor are they benefiting from an invisible wall of Privledge you put up to distance yourself from them.

No one is special. Men, women, black, white, hispanic, Asian, gay, straight. None of them are more special, more entitled, more worthy than the rest. Anyone who says differently is propping themselves up on a bigoted pedestal with a megaphone and a lot of stupidity to go with it.