I want a denim jacket with “BITCH” bedazzled into the back.
Culture exchange does not equal appropriation. Exchange is when cultures exist in balance, when elements of each culture are shared and understood.
When Asian-Americans are fetishized, homogenized, when they are afraid to take in their lunches to school for fear of having them called ‘smelly’ and ‘weird’ or refuse to wear their bindis to school for fear of being alienated by the other kids, meanwhile pagans/new agers/white girls slap plastic on their foreheads and call them bindis and pretend to be g*psys and shit, croon over how much they love Korean men, talk about their love of sushi, that’s appropriation.
When little Black girls are told that their natural hair is unacceptable, that it must be straightened in order to be presentable, when Black men must cut of their locs because they’ll never be able to progress in life because white people view them as thugs and criminals, meanwhile white girls with sheep looking matted hair try to claim their hair as ‘dreadlocks’ and play at bullshit hippie boho namaste shit- that’s appropriation.
When Native women are being raped, Native children are being snatched from their homes and kidnapped, their land being encroached on and being forcibly assimilated, meanwhile white people are over hear playing Cowboys and Indians with fake as war bonnets and racist face paint,and this ‘spirit animal’ shit that’s appropriation
When Mexican-Americans are considered worthless and lazy, told to go back where they came from, fetishized, and have governments refusing to teach their own fucking history meanwhile white people are dressing up in bullshit ‘sugar skull’ make-up, that’s fucking appropriation.
My actual facts goal for my wedding is to have, instead of traditional vows, a duet of us singing “All of Me” by John Legend.
two things I assume everybody has extensive knowledge about
- harry potter
- high school musical
people who post delicious food late at night are the bane of my existence.
Ed Vebell illustration to “Loneliness Is Dangerous” by Harry Coren. Cutline: “Alone in the midst of millions, the girl, who longed to talk to someone, stood on her fire escape as the voices of others, enjoying the companionship denied her, drifted up through the night.” Sunday Mirror Magazine, August 14, 1955.
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.
Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?
- discussion with a classmate earlier.
Love who you want, I don’t care, but please don’t disguise legitimate issues with a relationship.
(Source: thatlupa, via cum-fraiche)
♡ Harper ♡
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William and Mary
I have a lot of feelings. I love Disney, crime shows, and writing. This blog is full of Newsies, feminism of the intersectional variety, and Disney.
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