Anonymous sent: To the anonymous person that asked about other people being confused for other ethnicities. I'm Filipino, Mexican, and white but people always assume I'm Hawaiin or Samoan. I've even had people argue it with me.

weareallmixedup:

^

and yet I’m half palagi (white) and half Sāmoan and I get mistaken for Mexican/Latina haha

like “what are you ” is not the way to ask but there are ways to, yknow, ASK

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#mixed race #mixed #afakasi #Sofi babbles 
fascinasians:

18mr:

The FCC deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over. Join us and special guests to talk about why net neutrality matters in the fight for civil rights, and how to keep the pressure up to make sure that we get the regulation we need to foster the internet we deserve.FEATURING:Malkia Cyril, Director of the Center for Media JusticeTim Wu, law professor, NYS Lt. Gov. candidate, and the guy who invented the term “net neutrality”Lee Fang, investigative journalist+ more to be announced!
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i wish i could be more active in this but work bluhwill be keepin my eye on twitter tho! GET IT JULIET

fascinasians:

18mr:

The FCC deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over. Join us and special guests to talk about why net neutrality matters in the fight for civil rights, and how to keep the pressure up to make sure that we get the regulation we need to foster the internet we deserve.

FEATURING:
Malkia Cyril, Director of the Center for Media Justice
Tim Wu, law professor, NYS Lt. Gov. candidate, and the guy who invented the term “net neutrality”
Lee Fang, investigative journalist

+ more to be announced!

RSVP HERE!

Hey that’s me!

RSVP to this awesome Twitter chat we’re having tomorrow!

i wish i could be more active in this but work bluh

will be keepin my eye on twitter tho! GET IT JULIET

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#fcc #fight4netrights #net neutrality 

Sept. 15 1:27 pm

justice4mikebrown:

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#ferguson #mike brown #no justice no peace #don't forget #staywoke 

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?

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#arrestdarrenwilson #ferguson #mike brown #no justice no peace 

medievalpoc:

feministdisney:

some words from the Worst Muse, on twitter. Might be a good resource of (anti) advice for aspiring writers ;)

If anyone’s doing a paper on social media and/or effective satire: you’re welcome. ;)

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#perf #worstmuse #satire #literature 

thisisnotjapan:

sapphrikah:

yellowxperil:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")

3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.

since I’ve reblogged this last time I’ve seen like 3 videos sketches with white/ non-black women doing this
Literally every time I see a joke about street harassment it’s like this
stop

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#aave #black representation #solidarity #intersectionality 
it is just really weird to me how much hate mail i get on a daily basis. to sum it up it's basically
me: please don't do the dia de los muertos thing as a halloween costume cuz culture isn't a costume
white people: i can't steal your culture for one night and throw it away the next morning?? you're so racist!
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#halloween #cultural appropriation #dia de los muertos #sugar skulls #(i hope that's an approp. tag??)