i get told a lot that i’m not as queer as people thought i would be
and i never know how to respond
esp since it always feels like to me there’s the undertow of “you’re not actually queer since you’re bi/pan/whatever”
Go back to your country!
Said to my parents when they had the deli, mainly (and this will shock most of you, dear readers) by first-generation/second-generation (depending on your definition— I’m talking about children of immigrants/those who came before the age of 7, but there were certainly racist older folks I’ve heard as well. But I digress.) Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Afghani patrons that came to the store, complained to my parents about prices, and then would start fighting. All of them were men.
As if going back to the motherland is an insult, an aberration, when it should be a source of your roots. Why oh why is this held in such a deragatory/exoticized manner in American society? It either oscillates with this mentality to “get back where you belong” versus the privilege of “Oh, I visited nation x and I loved the people!” What of those who are part of the two worlds who can claim both and neither? Where do we fall? Where do I fall?
People of color pitting against people of color. Asian versus Asian. Brown versus yellow. Deli customers versus deli owners. Mainly late teens and early 20s fighting against my parents.
Imagine hearing that when you’re six or seven. Imagine hearing that now. Imagine hearing that. All. The. Time.
It stings. My parents, I think, don’t get a ton of credit from me when I realized they’ve been through more racism than I ever could imagine, and it’s making me realize they’ve been through so much but somehow still eke it out. Somehow. They’re still my parents and I still love them.
(Checkpoint: being one of the few Korean/Asian families in Iowa in the early 1980’s, right on the heels of Vincent Chin. They came here in May 1983, exactly 30 years ago, in fact).
remember when you were a kid, and no1 wanted to play with the black barbie? i think you might want to change your mind now….
barbie in african gear..
what a beautiful sight*
Why does “African” barbie still have blue eyes, though?
^^^^ questions that need answers, cause for real?
Because it’s white, “caucasian” Barbie with a tan…
yay for “progress.”
White Barbie got her spray tan on and then appropriated the fuck out of African clothing styles.
Is having an actual black barbie when people make posts and pictures like this too much to ask? Like we get clearly white-washed but are still supposed to just cheer because it’s “better than nothing”? Literally every single doll here has blue eyes because I’m sure the maker thought that made her “more beautiful,” even as they’re trying to advocate and advance the idea of black beauty? All of the dolls are tan blue-eyed clones of white Barbie, even as the maker tells us that they’re actually helping us shake off the white standard of beauty? I’m sorry but that’s honestly just bullshit.
lol in rural china, it’s straight up a blonde-haired, blue-eyed barbie in ethnic minority clothing
One change in the common version of the white frame was the removal of the idea of Jim Crow segregation as essential for white dominance and the adding of a linguistic veneer of “we are colorblind” rhetoric. In many ways, however, this new colorblind rhetoric has just papered over what are still blatantly racist views of Americans of color that have continued in most whites’ framing of this society. Over the decades since the 1960s, openly segregationist and white supremacist views have gradually become much less acceptable in the white population. Yet many of the old racist ideas and other racial frame elements, as I document below, have persisted in forms that are only modestly changed. In addition, public actions designed to bring change in the structures of racism, such as the great racial inequalities in economic and educational institutions, have been mostly limited to those necessary to maintain social order. When faced with civil rights protests and the need for some change in the racist system, as in cases like the Brown decision, white leaders have usually adopted modest interventions and institutional workarounds—that is, they have made changes in official or legal segregation, but at the same time have usually created weak enforcement mechanisms, which guarantee the continuation of the dominant racial hierarchy and much of its rationalizing frame.
Today the contemporary racial frame’s accent on most whites as “no longer racist,” “post-racial,” and “colorblind” provides some new language for what is in fact a very old view of whites as the most virtuous racial group, a viewpoint that has been part of the dominant frame since the seventeenth century. As we will see below, this white accent on now being colorblind has been shown by social science research to be misleading and often a coverup of the substantial levels of blatantly racist framing and action in which many whites still engage. Those who say they “do not see race” in fact usually do see it, and they frequently act negatively on what they see. Substantial social science research shows that much of the old racial frame remains influential in white thought and commentary on racial matters, both in public frontstage settings and in private backstage settings.
sometimes, I don’t understand how people can have their entire tumblr devoted to porn of thin white women and then be like “NO I’M NOT RACIST”
but I knew this one queer woc
she could never watch porn involving woc because of how society sexualizes woc
so sometimes, I’m like “wtf am I doing I’m contributing to the oversexualization of woc”
Racism is a systemic, societal, institutional, omnipresent, and epistemologically embedded phenomenon that pervades every vestige of our reality. For most whites, however, racism is like murder: the concept exists but someone has to commit it in order for it to happen.