Posts tagged YES
Posts tagged YES
- don’t park on the dance floor. it is for dancing, that’s why it’s called the dance floor. especially don’t stand in a group 6 deep and scream at each other over the music
- the chance of a good time decreases as the amount of straight couples swaying tenderly to an upbeat…
“omg” and “oh my god” are two completely different emotions
When they look at us, they see strangers.
I was trying to find this quote recently. I don’t think most white people understand how it feels to be thought of as only as a dehumanized stereotype or a token. Never as someone like you who can be relatable and have things in common with you. It’s always a surprise to people online and offline when people find out that I like things that they do, too ; that I’m not just some angry activism-obsessed woman. When people like Lena Dunham say they don’t know how to write Black people, it’s pretty much saying that she doesn’t think that Black people are also fully complex human beings like her. Sure, there are cultural considerations to be made, but it’s ignoring the fact that people of color are diverse and not a monolith, so it’s not like the only girls who are like her are white.
This is important.
I love it when people put things into perspective like this.
Aaaaand there you have it. The one racial group that does not want to be viewed as a “group” in politics, but as its boiler plate/default, not only in politics, but in life. Read the entire article here: Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? Read this.
I feel like this needs to be said.
For PoC, racism is not all we think about. Yes, it can be at times a major part of our lives but we don’t spend 24 hours a day thinking about it.
We don’t intentionally seek out racist…
This is how it’s supposed to be, Tumblr.
Not death threats, not insults.
People have different viewpoints. Accept them for that fact.
Politics are not just about “differering viewpoints.”
If you wanted Romney to win that means you don’t give a fuck about me, my family, my rights, my right to marry whoever the fuck I want. Just because you can borrow a cup of sugar from me doesn’t mean you’re my FRIEND. Friends have friends’ best interests at heart. Keep that kumbaya bullshit.
In this read more, you’ll find 100% legit questions, statements and other things told to me or asked at me for wearing a headscarf. Let’s begin.
“Do you have ears?”
“Do you wear it at home?”
“Why did you bomb the people in 9/11?”
“Do you take a shower in it?” (my absolute favourite if I do say so myself.)
“Were you forced into wearing it?”
It can be argued that some of these are genuine questions from curious people, if that was the case then I would not be at all mentioning this in my read more, these questions have been asked at me maliciously - in particular the 9/11 one. (Bro I was a four year old living in London when it happened, could I even operate a toy car?)
I’m now getting a bit lazy, but I’m particularly excited in explaining the story that happened a few days ago,
On Wednesday night, my little brother and I went out to go sort out his little football league thing. Sounds quite normal right? Until we were sort of slowed down by an old man with crutches. Instead of carrying his limping gait without acknowledging us (such as typical Londoners do), he actually stopped and stared at us. Only to burst into curses and swears because we are “dirty, stinking Muslims.” At first I thought he was genuinely speaking about my headscarf, which was both creased and stained (I was in a rush okay). But then I realised he was in fact, talking about our religion. Which is nice. Because if an old man is willing to stop his painful walk of shame to you know, start slagging off your religion then you’re doing something right. Continuing on, I smiled beningly at the man and carried our power-walk race.
I had to tell my eleven year old brother about the people in the world who judged you from what they heard and not what they see. He was a bit shocked, but then he beat me in a race so I’m guessing he wasn’t too cut up.
A moral to the story? Always wear trainers when in a running race.
Oh look, a genuine post from a Muslim girl who wears the hijab for her own true personal reasons, talking about the real discrimination and mistreatment she faces on a regular basis. Will this get as many posts as a white girl wearing a hijab for no other reason than to perform a “social experiment”? I think not.