Give it 50 years and I bet white teens will be wearing Osama Bin Laden t-shirts and calling themselves Taliban and just soaking in how TRENDY they are.

#1684

White privilege is being able to wear the Black Panthers logo. Apparently, Forever 21 thinks it’s cute to make a top with the Black Panthers logo and market it to white women as trendy and vintage. I guarantee a black person could not be caught dead wearing the Black Panther logo. They’d lock us up if we were lucky, and if we weren’t as lucky, they’d put a bullet in our head and the whole world would get one look at the top and decide we definitely had it coming.

#1683

White privilege is not having people assume your parents do not love you because you were born female to a Chinese family. White privilege is not having to defend yourself against people who assume you were almost aborted when your parents found out you have two X chromosomes. White privilege is not being cut off when you try to explain that your parents love you very much, because the white person speaking to you has watched one or two documentaries about how much the Chinese hate their female children, and that makes them much more qualified to dictate the entire nation’s attitude towards women than someone who actually is a Chinese woman.

White privilege is not having your family’s support and love for you invalidated because everyone knows “your people” can’t possibly love their daughters.

#1682

White privilege is being able to wear jeans to a baby shower and not immediately be mistaken for “the help” by the first woman who walks in. (For what it’s worth, several guests were wearing jeans, but no one else was wearing jeans while Asian.)

White privilege is being able to lend a hand in the kitchen, while wearing said jeans, and not being told to “bring me something to drink”.

White privilege is not being able to understand why I then proceed to give you the cold shoulder the rest of the afternoon.

awsickdude asked: One of my main characters is Korean-American, but I'm afraid of white-washing his ancestry or making him into a stereotypical caricature. So I was wondering if you had any resources about Korean culture, writing characters outside of my race, etc?

theroadpavedwithwords:

fixyourwritinghabits:

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I swear, like clockwork, we get this question nearly every month. What is the secret to writing something different from me? There are no secrets, there is no guides, no quick lists of what all Korean-Americans are like (because no one works that way). Don’t treat characters like they’re some unfathomable other, because they’re not, they’re human beings like you and me and anyone else.

Why are you worried about writing a stereotypical caricature? Is it because that’s all you know? Change that. Consume media written by Korean-Americans, realize that being Korean-American will effect who he is just like your background effects who you are, and make sure your characters are human beings.

Worried about white-washing history? Read history. There’s lots of it out there, by Korean-Americans, and it’s easily accessible on the internet. Go to museums, check out books assigned in Asian American studies. They exist, you’re just not looking for them.

Stop being afraid of writing POC characters because “you might get it wrong.” Do type the questions you just asked me into google, and start from there. Do realize that your characters are human, share the same interests and motivations as everyone else, and should be treated as such. .

STANDING OVATION OVER HERE.

Nonbinary Survey

thenonbinarysafespace:

Please take this survey if you are nonbinary, and signal boost it afterwards. (Signal boost even if you aren’t!)

Housekeeping

Changed the avatar to white people having fun at Coachella (nothing against the people in the pic really). Just felt like it was a good “hot topic”. The person in the front looks like they’re are having so much fun and I want to have fun too. So yeah TIWP is fun now.

#1681

White privilege is pretending to be from Afghanistan to send a “joke” to an airline that you’re planning on planting a bomb. Everyone is threatening to refund their tickets and panicking because all they see is a brown Arab terrorist. When the airline submits your information to the FBI you straight away admit you are white dutch and beg the airline not to do anything, suddenly the whole world is at your side and mocks the FBI for arresting a teenager on a “harmless joke”. 

Shout out to BEU. Every time I’m on that campus I can feel the isolation floating around me. And this is sooo relevant to my college as well

Shout out to BEU. Every time I’m on that campus I can feel the isolation floating around me. And this is sooo relevant to my college as well

revolution--is--outside asked: I just wanted to tell you that I love love love love loooovvee this blog with all of my everything! Thank you for existing!

:3

zoeyposthuman asked: I'm actually curious here, who is more privileged, a queer white transwoman or a cis heterosexual POC male?

.. I don’t understand why people who don’t get it, so to say, always think privilege and marginalization is some kind of checklist. Whoever gets “more” isn’t going to win. There is no winning. Frankly, I’m irritated that you would use people’s actual experiences for your little curiosity.

-CS

spiralheartattack:

I don’t understand the logic that whoever is calmest in an argument is winning and that somehow anger invalidates your words. I mean I can argue that your great aunt’s name is Jihinksenbob for an hour straight and be perfectly fine. It’s very easy to be calm when the topic doesn’t affect you personally or you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

(Source: gummysovereign)

fritzflynn asked: Hey. after reading your blog for a bit, I would like to propose a little experiment. Have you heard about the IAT? The Implicit-association test. Using this Test you can evaluate the conscious-unconscious divergence between various topics. In plain language: You can test if you are unconscionably (e.g.) racist. I really would like to see your results. And I think it might also be interesting for you/ your audience. With all the best wishes from Germany M.S.

Elix and Sushi can edit this and add their answers too if they like.

I took this test for work two months ago during the planning for a diversity training I’m heading up. I scored “No Strong Preference.” It’s a really fascinating test. At the time, I was the only person of color on the planning committee and everyone else got “Strong Preference for White People” except for one little old white lady who got “Strong Preference for African American People.”

But yeah, I’m not sure if that test means anything or not, but there ya go.

-Dion

ilikedirts asked: how can you be so awesome????????????????????????

The power of prayer.

officialprincessjasmine:

jonbutter:

i saw a sjw bingo card so i thought i’d make an anti sjw bingo card b/c u guys are just as predictable lol


"i’m not against social justice i’m against social justice warriors"

officialprincessjasmine:

jonbutter:

i saw a sjw bingo card so i thought i’d make an anti sjw bingo card b/c u guys are just as predictable lol

"i’m not against social justice i’m against social justice warriors"