wangie:

A spell for inspiration.

wangie:

A spell for inspiration.

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(Source: dadushin)

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<3 

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(Source: richiepope)

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yellowxperil:

if you’re a white person dating a poc and you don’t say anything when your family says something racist about them you don’t deserve them

shape up

for real, all my poc out there– respect yourself + love yourself. if ur loved one is doing wrong by you in this way, it’s time to leave. bc they really did not deserve you anyway.

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But to me, my mother’s English is perfectly clear, perfectly natural. It’s my mother tongue. Her language, as I hear it, is vivid, direct, full of observation and imagery. That was the language that helped shape the way I saw things, expressed things, made sense of the world.

Lately, I’ve been giving more thought to the kind of English my mother speaks. Like others, I have described it to people as ‘broken” or “fractured” English. But I wince when I say that. It has always bothered me that I can think of no way to describe it other than “broken,” as if it were damaged and needed to be fixed, as if it lacked a certain wholeness and soundness. I’ve heard other terms used, “limited English,” for example. But they seem just as bad, as if everything is limited, including people’s perceptions of the limited English speaker.

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— Mother Tongue, Amy Tan (via rniguelangel)

this hits home. how many times have i had to deal w/ white friends coming to my house & my mom being super friendly only to hear from said friends later that they couldn’t understand what she said? … not sure i’ve ever felt shittier abt white ppl i care for than those times when they clearly showed that they were paying more attention to her identity as asian (read: “other”) instead of paying attention to what she was saying.

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deadpaint:

David Hockney, Man taking Shower in Beverly Hills

deadpaint:

David Hockney, Man taking Shower in Beverly Hills

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everyoneisgay:

"Hello! I am a white lady and I recently started dating a really wonderful, intelligent, and kind mixed-race lady. I like her SO much but I’ve noticed that I have no idea how to talk about race/feel a little guarded around her because I’m so worried I’ll say something offensive without realizing it. How can I be the best possible ally to her and learn to just fully be myself in this new relationship?"

- Question submitted by Anonymous and answered by Kai Davis as a part of Everyone Is Gay: Second Opinions.

Kai Says: 

Firstly, your primary goal is on point. You definitely want to be yourself in any interracial relationship, platonic or not. I can’t even begin to tell you how irksome it is when a white person tries too hard to relate. The human experience is enough to create connections and there’s never any need to erase identities, even your own.

Also, as a white person, the best thing you can do in conversations about race is to listen more than you talk. People of color are silenced too much in their every day lives. Avoid talking over your partner at all cost. That’s not to say that you should never speak on anything racial ever. You have to open yourself up to the possibility of being wrong. Let your partner know that she can check you if you ever say anything offensive. That’s the only way you’ll be able to learn and grow from it. I have several white friends who have said subtly racist comments and I’ve checked them on it. And the reason we are still friends is because they took a second, reflected, let me explain why what they said was wrong, apologized, and never made the same mistake again.

I think if anyone understands how a group of people can become poisoned with a hateful mindset, it’s people of color. We’ve watched our families and communities succumb to the racist ideas of the white worldview until the point where we see our people hate themselves. I personally, as a queer woman of color, had a lot of obstacles to overcome before I could begin to understand how power works in this world. You have obstacles too. The only difference is that you benefit from the power structure that you must learn to understand.

That brings me to my last point. You must read read read. You can’t rely on your partner to teach you because it’s very likely that any racial knowledge that she possesses wasn’t handed to her. There are plenty of resources on the internet, in libraries, and in films that can help you gain enough information to not be so nervous during discussions about race.

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sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

this right here. 

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ivybradley:

Reblogging my little memorial painting for Mike Brown. Glad to see the Ferguson community is getting their chance at peaceful protest today. Don’t let this fade away. Militarized police brutality is proof that racism is still institutional in America. There are deep problems in our culture that can not be solved in a few days, or in one town. The only tool for change we have is our voices so keep the conversation going. RIP Mike and all my love to his family and friends. 

ivybradley:

Reblogging my little memorial painting for Mike Brown. Glad to see the Ferguson community is getting their chance at peaceful protest today. Don’t let this fade away. Militarized police brutality is proof that racism is still institutional in America. There are deep problems in our culture that can not be solved in a few days, or in one town. The only tool for change we have is our voices so keep the conversation going. RIP Mike and all my love to his family and friends. 

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Why political engagement is critical to games journalism

agameofme:

Earlier tonight, someone tweeted at me, “Not to be rude, but you’re part of the problem. You’ve compromised your integrity as a journalist by being an activist.”

There are always a few things that come to mind when I hear this viewpoint expressed. First of all, my role at GameSpot was not that…

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