Experiment 626. Twenty-five. "She" (technically cis-female but really gender-queer). Part of the invisible/forgotten B in LGBTQ. Aquarius. Fat and beautiful. Professionally involved in psychology and mental health. Feminist, activist, and advocate (which should go without saying, for everyone). Television show enthusiast. Obsessed with the 53 Disney Animated Features. ASOIAF reader. Ravenclaw.

All of my posts are queued and then randomized.

I run a Disney tumblr called disneyanalysis.

 

gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.

Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 

I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. 

tedtheodorelogan:

cyborgcap:

Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #28

If you’re not familiar with Ultimate Marve, that’s Miles Morales as Spider-Man instead of Peter Parker. This is him without the costume:

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Kinda puts that interaction in a different light.

feministdisney:

processedlives:

From The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz

the first line sets the scene and really, is important— there are a lot of people who assume racism only manifests itself through intentional hostility, that people or media can’t be racist if spiteful intent is lacking, when the full story is much more insidious. 

feministdisney:

processedlives:

From The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz

the first line sets the scene and really, is important— there are a lot of people who assume racism only manifests itself through intentional hostility, that people or media can’t be racist if spiteful intent is lacking, when the full story is much more insidious. 

salviprince:

51% of Brazil’s population is black. And the other half has double the opportunities. That needs to change. November 20th, The Day of Black Awareness (Brazil)

salviprince:

51% of Brazil’s population is black. And the other half has double the opportunities. That needs to change. 

November 20th, The Day of Black Awareness (Brazil)

(Source: feministacansada)

futurefantasticisdead:

that guy you just called sexist? he’s the CEO of a major corporation. that guy you just called racist? he’s a cop. wait hang on I’m seeing something here

(Source: futurefantastic)

white allies,

wocinsolidarity:

grrlyman:

ethiopienne:

  • it is not enough to theorize anti-racism
  • it is not enough to post anti-racist articles on facebook
  • it is not enough to donate to anti-racist organizations

  • you must evaluate your friendships, relationships, and casual interactions with PoC from an explicitly anti-racist lens
  • you must challenge yourself when you feel entitled to their time, energy, bodies, or insight
  • you must uproot your own inner white supremacist

Also,

  • you must evaluate your friendships, relationships, and casual interactions with white people, both those you love and those you’ve just met
  • you must challenge the people you love, and who you are afraid of losing, and name their behavior for what it is: violence
  • you must uproot not only your own life, but the lives of those you claim as friends, family, and community

this right here

(Source: ethiopienne)

Dear Budding Sleepy Hollow Fandom

stichomancy:

Don’t do the thing.

Don’t do the thing where you go in deep to act like shipping a WOC in a hetero relationship (with a white dude) is somehow helping the patriarchy.

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the-absolute-funniest-posts:

bookoisseur:

I fucking adore Pink.

This is really uplifting because usually we see celebrities doing things “wrong” or being at the beginning of their racial identity development (no matter their race), but in this gifset we see Pink admit that she was once in one of the lower stages of her racial identity development, thinking that she could be one race “on the inside” and another “on the outside” (a racist concept, although seemingly innocent), but that over time and growth she has been able to learn that she is white and that race is not a cool exotic concept.

Anyway, I continue to be impressed by Pink’s statements and I hope that white people developing their racial identities can understand that they don’t have to pretend to be of color “on the inside” to fight racism.

(Source: pinklovers)

Seriously, stop coming into my ask box and asking if there’s an exception for blackface. There isn’t. Are you a white girl that wants to dress as Nicki Minaj for Halloween? Go for it. Wear a pink wig and a sweater full of my little pony’s WITHOUT blackface and everyone will still get it and think you look adorable.

really annoyed, Chescaleigh (via chescaleigh)

THIS. Why do people think it’s necessary to use blackface? If a POC dresses up as a white Disney princess, I would get it without them having to put on a ton of white foundation and colored contacts.

People are not stupid. They will get the costume. But if you use blackface or yellowface, perhaps you need to think clearly about who’s being an idiot now.

(via solaceames)

I just watched this, and seriously, there is no reason whatsoever to do blackface if you want to be Nicki Minaj.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VkS4sobGt0

(via ladyfabulous)

There is never an OK occasion for blackface, and as a friendly additional reminder, you shouldn’t do “brownface” or anything like that either. I saw a post where people were comparing brown foundations to do a Korra cosplay. STOP.

(via thebicker)


“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

(Source: mayawiig)

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog: