I forget who first mentioned the original Latinx!Fentons headcanon, but I just had an idea for an addition.
Paulina’s big meteor shower birthday was her quince, so I thought instead of just asking Danny to invite Phantom to the party, she asked Phantom to be her escort. Danny’s kind of lost interest in her at this point but agrees to be her escort because he knows how monumental this is.
Due to all the time they have to spend together to prepare, Danny (as Phantom) and Paulina actually become real friends, and maybe at some point he even mentions that he remembers the chaos that was involved with his sister’s quince, at which point Paulina realizes he’s Latino. They end up laughing over the fact that Paulina’s got a brother two years younger than her, and they tease each other over their differing perspectives and how Danny understands a lot of Paulina’s brother’s frustrations and how she understands Jazz’s (not that she knows they’re talking about Jazz).
It’s also the first time that Phantom has told anyone outside of Sam and Tucker about his life as a human, and they connect in a way Danny didn’t expect. He doesn’t tell Paulina that he only “died” recently, but he doesn’t exactly dissuade her from thinking he died in the 1940s either. Paulina thinks she’s narrowed it down to the Zoot Suit Riots in ‘43 or fighting in WWII.
At the quince itself, the court’s entrance is absolutely incredible, and Danny and Paulina dance like pros. After the Changing of the Shoes, there’s a slight problem as Paulina’s never worn heels before, but Danny floats a little so she doesn’t trip.
As for Jack and Maddie, they don’t bother Phantom throughout the entire deal- practicing, official rehearsals, the actual quince- they aren’t going to mess up a girl’s quince, especially since they remember how chaotic the preparation for Jazz’s was.
The zoot suit was a popular style of dress among Black and Latino youths during WWII. With ballooned pants that tapered at the ankle, oversized jackets, and a broad-rimmed hat, zoot suits were a way for these marginalized groups to express autonomy. Mainstream society, however, viewed zoot culture as rebellious and aggressive.
In June of 1943, violence escalated in Los Angeles when white servicemen scoured the city attacking zoot suiters. The targets were predominately Mexican Americans, but African Americans and Filipino Americans were also attacked. For several days, servicemen dragged nonwhite youths into the streets where they beat them and stripped them of their zoot suits. Police often aided the attackers or arrested the Latino victims. The Zoot Suit Riots lasted for days and sparked racial violence across WWII America.
Our existence is our resistance.
Spend the solstice with some of my fellow #pachucos
In commemoration of the Zoot Suit Riots
It’s been 71 years, and we will never forget
We invoke the spirits, and awaken the past
We are a reminder
We are Chicanos
And we are here to stay
REPOST: Anytime you hear someone criticizing black people for rioting, share this info with them.
Prior to the 1960s, rioting (or race riots), consisted of whites burning down and destroying black communities simply because they didn’t want them there. Mostly in major northern, western and Midwestern cities, where the population of black citizens grew tremendously due to the great migration. Blacks fled from Jim Crow south to seek refuge and to find jobs and homes. The competition was fierce, thousands and thousands of blacks flooded the cities resulting in “white flight”.
White people were angry that blacks were taking over jobs and building their own communities. Even white soldiers that have been stationed away from home were furious when they came back to this “change”.
This is how race riots started. Whites were not too happy about desegregation in their cities. With subliminal attempts to keep their city segregated, blacks were not allowed in the “white” part of town. Black homes and communities were destroyed and burned down by angry white mobs and countless deaths occurred.
Here are ONLY just a few examples of race riots that took place in our country:
1921: May 30- June 1. Tulsa, OK. Black Wall Street Massacre
1922. May 6, June 9 Kirven, Texas
1923: January 1. Rosewood, FL Rosewood Massacre
1930: October 12-15 Sainte Genevieve, MO
1931: March Scottsboro, AL
1935: March 19 Harlem, NY Harlem Riot of 1935
1943: May Mobile, AL
1943: June Los Angeles, CA Zoot Suit Riot
1943: June 15-16 Beaumont, TX Beaumont Race Riot of 1943
1943: June 20 Detroit, MI Detroit Race Riot
1943:August 1 Harlem,NY Harlem Riot of 1943
1949: August-September Peekskill, NY
1951: July 11-12 Cicero County, IL Cicero Race Riot
1958: Maxton, NC Battle of Hayes Pond
1959: February Pearl River County, MS
1960: April Biloxi Beach, MS
1962: October Oxford, MS Uni of Mississippi
1963: September 30. Oxford, MS Ole Miss Riot
1963: July 11 Cambridge, MD Cambridge riot of 1963
1963: May 13 Birmingham, AL Bombings
1964: July Brooklyn, NY
1964: July 18 Harlem, NY Harlem Riot of 1964
1964: July 24-26 Rochester, NY Rochester riot
1964: August Jersey City, NJ
1964: August Paterson, NJ
1964: August Elizabeth, NJ
1964: August Chicago, IL
1964: August 28 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia 1964 race riot
1965: March 7 Selma, AL Bloody Sunday
1965: July Springfield, MA
1965: August 11-17 Los Angeles, CA Watts Riot
1. everyday // buddy holly
2. mr bass man // the andrews sisters (ft. thurl ravenscroft)
3. fly me to the moon // frank sinatra
4. the headless horseman // thurl ravenscroft
5. little red riding hood // the big bopper
6. boogie woogie bugle boy of company b // the andrews sisters
7. fifty fathoms // the mellomen
8. luck be a lady tonight // marlon brando
9. peggy sue // buddy holly
10. zoot suit riot // cherry poppin' daddies
11. chantilly lace // the big bopper
12. it don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) // ella fitzgerald
1. showtime - kormac, 2. maniac - caravan palace, 3. puttin’ on the ritz - alex swings oscar sings, 4. monster - parov stelar, 5. i am sick of people being sick of my shit - world inferno friendship society, 6. it don’t mean a thing - proleter, 7. hooked on swing (swing bot remix) - glenn miller. 8. zoot suit riot - cherry poppin daddies, 9. betaphone (club mix) - caravan palace, 10. no swinngity - minimatic, 11. pepper steak - off ost, 12. cool cat in town (killawatt remix) - tape five, 13. in the mood (club remix) - glenn miller, 14. bella belle (the noisy freaks remix) - electric swing circus, 15. all night - parov stelar
S U B V E R S I O N || A || an instrumental mix for gentleman spies, the anticipation of action, and the end of the world.
Smooth Criminal - VSQ // Highway to Hell - 2 Cellos // Where the Streets Have No Name - 2 Cellos // Uptown Funk - Symphonic Pops // Sweet Dreams - Eklipse // Dangerous - Bryson Andres // Irresistable - Symphonic Pops // O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Piano Guys // Get Lucky - VSQ // A Lannister Always Pays His Debts - Ramin Djawadi // Turn Down For What - Piano Tribute Players // The Phoenix - Symphonic Pops // Don’t You (Forget About Me) - VSQ
I M I T A T I O N || B || An a cappella mix for over-the-top megalomaniacs, kick-ass partners, and really weird plans to take over the world.
Sympathy for the Devil / Born This Way - Dartmouth Aires // Medley: Killer Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody / Somebody to Love - Dartmouth Aires // People Get Ready - Messiah’s Men // Dog Days Are Over - Pentatonix // Medley: Oops! …I Did It Again / Toxic / Hold It Against Me - Pentatonix // Wicked Game - Sonos // Hot In Here / Fever - Urban Method // Spaceman - Boston University Dear Abbeys // Showstopper - Clemson Takenote // Two Step - Pentatonix // Hit ‘Em Up Style - Low key // Starships - Pentatonix // Put Your Records On - No Comment // Call Me Maybe - The Duke’s Men // Gonna Make You Sweat - Vocal Rush // Holding Out For A Hero - Vocal Rush // Blackout - North Carolina State University Accapology // The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) - Tufts sQ! // Gangnam Style - Pentatonix // Funky Muisc - Voiceplay Emoni // Zoot Suit Riot - HPU Toccatones // Dying In Ya Arms - Fundamentally Sound