Anonymous asked: so the idea behind El Día de los Muertos is honouring and clebrating those who have passed, so how exactly is it racist or insensitive of me to have a sugar skull tattoo in remberance of my father? i would also like to point out that it these celebarations occur outside of south america they are just represented differently, for instance in england we have all saints (all hallows) day which has the same meaning behind it as the day of the dead so i am just chhoosing to meaning behind it as
as i was saying we celebrate differently in all parts of the world it doesnt mean i am wrong for wanting to choose their representation of the day to mark my body. i chose it as its beautiful and inspiring! what is wrong with admiring someone elses culture?
If they mean the same thing then why not celebrate your own instead of co opting their celebration?
Also they’re not really the same thing, in name and idea maybe but not in the customs or the rituals. Dia De Los Muertos has it’s roots in the indigenous cultures of the area. (I don’t celebrate it so if anyone with more knowledge needs to correct me or add on please do so.)
And mostly it’s just disrespectful. You’re not admiring as much as you’re going “Oh, it’s pretty. Let me take it, do it my way potentially erasing the history and cultural significance and show it off!”
Anonymous asked: I am a Canadian born Indian, and I asked my white, cis male friend if I could "get the D" if we weren't such great friends, as a joke. He said no and that he doesn't find WoC attractive, nor would he date them. I do understand that like some people find certain body types or hair colours attractive, but the fact that he said he wouldn't date a girl based on her skin colour was shocking! Is that racist or...? I've never heard anyone say this before, so I'm really confused and quite appalled.
OKay, this has been sitting in my inbox and I didn’t want to mess this up fumbling on Mobile. (Ya’ll have all seen my weird block posts of late. Oh Mobile)
I’m actually surprised you haven’t heard this before tbqh.
It is very racist and it’s the more common one that slips right past people. Sexual Attraction does not exist in a vacuum It has a lot to do with the sociopolitical climate.
“People can’t control who they are attracted to!” I can hear them blowing up my inbox now. To this I say, “Eh…”
These people need to look at why they’re not attracted to these races. Why their features considered “ugly” or “undesirable”. A lot of it will have to do with the propaganda surrounding the PoC’s and their bodies.
Anonymous asked: Race is a human construct.
…Anything else you want to say Anon?
Anonymous asked: nigga, you dumber than canned peaches.
Luda here at ThisShitIsAllRacist, thanks you for taking the time out to comment on this blog.
All comments are appreciated.
Anonymous asked: I used to have a black girlfriend and I used to say niggers around her. She agreed that using "Niggers" to describe uncouth youth with nothing better to do than shit up our town was fitting. You'll probably retort with "HERP I BET SHE LEFT CUZ U SED NIGGERS LOL!" or something equally as dumb.
Okay, thank you for sharing.
Anonymous asked: Niggers
Anonymous asked: I am from Côte d'Ivoire, I was born there and lived there up until 6 months ago (I am 16 now). I am white. My father worked at a major company there and met my mother when she came on vacation. (my mom is french an my dad grew up in the Côte d'Ivoire). I saw a post on here about a girl who was talking about how even though she was born in america she does not consider herself one of them. I don't either. Côte d'Ivoire is my true home. Africa is my true home. I hate america. (I will continue this
people automatically assume that because I am white that I am from here or Europe. I consider myself African and I don’t understand being a person of color, but in my true inner self I know what country raised me and will also be my home. so the reason I typed all of this out is that I consider myself African and I want to be proud of where I am from. but I also understand the race-issues related to being called African American. so please, can I call myself african?
….Not…race wise? Like, yeah your Nationality is African? Maybe you’re even Ethnically African? But that doesn’t stop you from being White.
White is your race, your phenotype, what you look like.
Being raised in Africa doesn’t change that.
It doesn’t take away your white privilege.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of Lana Del Rey's National Anthem video with A$AP Rocky? I didn't notice anything with it, but I was wondering your opinion
Those kids are cute
I don’t understand the story in the video?????
Anonymous asked: If you're fighting for equality and you pick a side, you're not fighting for equality.
Anonymous asked: Hi, (I thought this would be the best place to tell someone) I came across this 'photographer' Ronald Leong and you just have to google-image him to see some sort of blackface photography series attempting to talk about beauty and stereotyping, but I think it fails completely at illustrating that point. All I see are a bunch of asian and white people in blackface!
Okay this one took me awhile because I enjoy art analysis (i took notes on this one)
I don’t believe Ronald Leong was being inherently insulting. I don’t think he was even trying to invoke the image of blackface.
AT the same time I do think he has either subconsciously or consciously tapped into the conversation of dark skin vs. Light or shadism.
Also note, if this was in a gallery it’s never said what the viewer should or should not think, and what they see is a reflection of their own inner self/opinions what have you. If you say “I prefer them without the darker skin.” It’s up to you to decide why that is, is it the facial expressions? The skin pigment?
THAT BEING SAID. I couldn’t blame anyone else if they don’t have the same opinion as me and think that Leong here was/is being a jerk and using blackface. Honestly couldn’t because that’s really kinda what it looks like.