Anonymous asked: Have you heard about those bloggers rendering to their blog style as "gypsy". They don't post anything about Romani culture, but instead post beach images, beaded carpets, soft pink shades, plants, thin white girls, glitter ect. What do you think about that? Do you think "gypsy" is a racial slur?
Romani/Roma say it’s a slur.
It’s a slur.
Don’t use it
Those people are reinforcing stereotypes.
Anonymous asked: The only other thing I would say about the Celtic thing is that historically Celts faced the plight of native people when the British Isles were invaded (many Celtic groups actually had similar tribal cultures to other regions, likely because of geographic isolation, its pretty interesting history actually! ) any way a very slight bit of that oppressive action lingers, but it was so long ago that it's not an overly relevant issue these days.
I really enjoy studying history sometimes.
Anonymous asked: About the Celtic thing. It is no where near the extent that other cultures face but it can be worse than people imagine. I am a practitioner of the Faerie Faith (with is a distinct religion that is not related to global fairy mythology) and I've been harassed and violently attacked for it. Also the way that St. Patricks day is celebrated in the states can be a big issues, especially if you are a non Irish celt.
Yes, that’s what I thought.
Anonymous asked: Is it wrong of me to be offended when people appropriate my Celtic (specifically Welsh) heritage and cultural identity? i.e. Celtic knots, runes, Religious elements (such as the appropriation of the Faerie Faith, which IS my religious background). I have been told that I have no right to be offended because I am white.
Nah, not really. That is appropriation.
Anonymous asked: Could you explain that post about armed black men targeting white tourist
The person posting it is racist. ANd it’s a mess, people “warning” people about scurry black people
Anonymous asked: I still see you're being a gigantic racist without realizing. Good god.
Anonymous asked: The other day,i was sitting with my regular group of friends(im the only POC in the group). Some one brought up sea/river food and i mentioned that i like craw-daddies. The guy next to me, after how i said all of my family calls crayfish craw-daddies, asked "Has anyone in your family graduated highschool?". Now i try to be civilized around white folks but in that moment, i snapped and shoved a hard tortilla i was nibbling on straight into his jaw, causing a small cut. No regrets at all from me
Microaggressions suck balls, gotta get that stress out somehow. Stress makes you sick u know.
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?