My stepdad, a white-passing Puerto Rican, told me this story that happened on the day of my high school graduation ceremony.
I’m from Northwest Indiana, a pretty diverse area, but whites are the majority. It’s seated right by the Illinois border, near many black communities that make up the southern neighbourhood of Chicago. In fact, a lot of those folk have moved to NWI due to better job opportunities or other personal reasons. When I moved from Gary to Schererville in 1998, I was the only Black OR Asian kid in my grade, and by the time I graduated in 2007, I believe I graduated with ~50 POC out of the remaining 800 white students.
Anyway, my mom and step dad were seated next to this white woman and her family, and my step dad and the woman made small talk. Then it got gross. She said to him that she was happy they moved to the neighbourhood so-and-so years ago because her old neighbourhood was getting, “too black”. He looked at her so hard, he said to me, and flatly told her that I, his stepdaughter, was half black, and he didn’t appreciate her shitty ass comment.She quickly gathered her things and moved seats
mcbowie asked: There's 3 red headed Disney princesses, being natural red heads make up 3% (I could be wrong but I rember it being signal digit) of the population but we can't seem to have a Latina princess yet. Both Brave and Frozen have red head princess.
*white girl voice* Look at all the diversity of hair colors!!!! Representation matters
frusturbation asked: Sometimes I just wanted to backhand my art teacher for trying to teach me about other people's cultures when her white self had the gall to say she was too afraid to see a public art piece in LA because it's "in the blackest part of town" with a big goofy ass grin across her face and insisted that I (a Thai and Polynesian mix) attend a certain art school because it had too many Asians in it.
Homegirl afraid of Compton or what?
asantewaffles asked: I work at a burrito place and we just hired some new people, one who is black & has the biggest, most beautiful Afro I have ever seen. I was talking to my white coworker about how I can't wait until my natural hair is that long. And her first response is "her hair is so unsanitary. She's gonna get hair in everything." I'm currently asking myself why I didn't respond to that ignorant, unnecessary ass comment..
My school’s African Association held a cultural celebration night tonight. Everyone black who came knew it was a semi-formal event and dressed appropriately. However, this white girl comes in looking like a Bo Derek wannabe complete with twists, bandeau under some bandana top, and an African print maxi skirt. Not only does she look around all night trying to gain approval from the black people in attendance, but she got up when the dancers were performing and started dancing too! Seriously, how dare she come to an event like that dressed like a walking advertisement for cultural appropriation!
kurtcopay asked: psa for white folks wondering why we're slow to trust that you ain't racist; maybe it's because for every white person we ignore, there were plenty in the past that we gave the benefit of the doubt and got hurt by. So maybe we're just over it.
alwaysatrombonist asked: One time this white atheist girl came over to my house to study and started getting mad at me and my mum because we had religious symbols in our house. Like... we're not trying to force it down her throat, it's the freaking decor! I've seen her in white religious people's houses and as far as I know, our decor was the only stuff she took issue with (it's pics of a smiling brown dude and some shiny Arabic. In our own damn house.) (Love the new theme btw)
“You know what I do hate reverse racism. Like it’s our fault, we were born blonde blue eyed and white. I literally watched a black girlfriend of mine breakdown and cry because Frozen portrayed ideals of European whites. It’s the “Snow Queen” Russian and Danish tales about Slavic/Scandinavians when was the last time I checked We do look that pretty on average. We come from a cold climate, with little sun in some places. What did you expect? Elsa to be African? “Snow Queen”. Again.”
In response to this poem where I talk about institutional injustice and all the false equivalences white people make.
HOW do you miss the point that badly. HOW
my mom is a doctor. She and a lot of her colleges are immigrants to canada, due to recent budget cuts they all had to take pay cuts, the pay cuts were heavily centered on the international medical graduates (mostly coloured people). when they went to complain about it to the president (some white bitch) said “you should be thankful we’re employing you because most of your people are driving taxis”, she actually said that.
hermosa-larkspurs asked: This white lady at my job admitted to not liking to use seasonings. She said, "all of them are just too spicy or too salty. Seasonings are better off with enthic people."
So there’s this post going around comparing different actresses to disney princesses. And this image is in the fucking middle of it. I DO NOT like Jennifer Lawrence, for a variety of reasons, but they should not be comparing her pasty appropriating ass to Princess Jasmine ugh. As if it wasn’t bad enough she’s wearing dreads, but then there’s this video to go along with it just smh
laeta-sci asked: I was at a convention today and there was someone cosplaying as a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who but the person had a lot of dark face make- up on to get the texture of stone as it is in the show. Does that count as black face? The texture was more so grey rather than black but something about it rubbed me the wrong way.
Was the gray make-up
in an attempt to look like a weeping angel from doctor who
count as black face?
Please, before you ask questions like this, go and research the history of black face so that you can make an educated decision on what is and isn’t black face.