herpriorities asked: also as a Muslim, I cannot tell you the amount of times people have T A L K E D to me S L O W L Y because I D O N O T U N D E R S T A N D E N G L I S H or refused to take my money because I somehow implanted bombs there (actually my "husband" did because as a Muslim woman I am obviously really stupid and stuck in a closet). SMH
Anonymous asked: the taliban DID oppress some brown women right?
icanttellyouwhotobe asked: To the anon that asked about calling black women sassy: Personally I feel like it invalidates my opinions, as I've only ever been called sassy when I was upset about something and expressing it. This may not hold true for everyone, though.
what just happened i answered questions and they ended up in the wrong asks? but the original questions are missing TUMBLR WHAT ARE YOU DOING
pithypeach asked: What's white under light, bright red beneath the sun and speckled all over in multiple hues of brown? DEM FRECKLED FOLK. Our whiteness is oppressed by our freckles and our brownness is suppressed by our white skin!
thefrillyqueer asked: Hi! I am not a POC but I think this blog is awesome :3
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about using the word 'sassy' to describe black women?
Anonymous asked: I'm guessing east asians don't count as brown girls?
Anonymous asked: white queer people who think they have no privilege whatsoever need to check themselves. When someone identifies as queer in the black community, I guarantee you there will be at least a dozen responses like "you're making black people look bad" from both blacks and whites. Also, the racism within the queer community is fucked up. I know several gay males who say they won't...
CNN | Religion is not the biggest enemy for Arab... →
mehreenkasana: orientalismisalive: The greatest challenge in that quest is not religion but the lack of economic and social development and a dearth of perceived security, said a Gallup Poll released Monday. “The idea that coming in with a secular liberal social program as the solution to fixing how societies view women isn’t supported by the evidence,” said Dalia Mogahed, executive director...
Anonymous asked: Are Sri Lankans considered brown people?
Latina women and stereotyping
I was doing a class presentation about discrimination in the media and pop culture, and many of my classmates were surprised when I brought up Latina women. Latina women are used as stock characters on TV, often sexualized and seen as “fiery”. An example of this would be Santana from Glee. She is quick to anger, cusses people out in Spanish, and got into fights with multiple...
Anonymous asked: Does "brown girls" include us Latinas out here? ;D
Anonymous asked: hey just a note to anyone on darkericdraven's blog: i think transethnicity (in the way they are describing it, not when it applies to poc adoptees but that's a bit of a tangent) is total bs and pedophilia is awful! but please don't harass that blogger because of their gender or species identity or because of the fact that they're autistic! i don't like them either but...
hurray-caucasoids: apihtawikosisan: hurray-caucasoids: If you consider racism to be more ‘important’ than the staggering rape statistics in America I will deem you a hopeless, worthless cause. Because of course, race and sexual assault have nothing to do with one another. They are hermetically sealed off from one another. Okay you want to play this game I will bring up how in regards to...
kaylayells asked: white people hate being generalized and even though a white person's knee-jerk reaction is to be like "but i'm not like all white people wahh" they need to realize that POC have been generalized all throughout history and still today so that whenever a POC breaks the law its supposedly a reflection of their entire race but if a POC succeeds its supposedly an exception
Anonymous asked: I don't really know how to frame this statement so I don't sound like a dick but... I hate when people think just because I'm white I OBVIOUSLY am completely priveleged and that is that... I may be white... but I am a gay (I prefer the word queer) female assigned, genderqueer identifying, plus-sized (aka fat) person.
apihtawikosisan: hurray-caucasoids: apihtawikosisan: hurray-caucasoids: If you consider racism to be more ‘important’ than the staggering rape statistics in America I will deem you a hopeless, worthless cause. Because of course, race and sexual assault have nothing to do with one another. They are hermetically sealed off from one another. Okay you want to play this game I will bring...
mizbingley asked: In less angry news, I really love this blog! You guys post quality stuff.
Anonymous asked: I would apologize for my fellow white people who seem to be missing the point, but I doubt they're sorry. Unfortunately.
Anonymous asked: i'm white. if i ever come here and say something stupid, please tell me to shut up.
thankyoubasedsantorum: minhobodycares: I sent an email to email@example.com hello, my url is [your url] and I’m emailing you about shutting down an account by the url http://darkericdraven.tumblr.com. They’ve made direct posts about being a pedophile and talk about it throughout their whole archive. Their account is harmful and they’ve expressed a desire to work with children. IDK how...
ukulady asked: was all that hooplah about that okcupid picture of the guy in avatar makeup who said he wanted to adopt an asian baby??
we got a lot of messages today.
I’m terrible at answering, and Mehreen may answer a lot more, so if your question gets ignored DON’T FRET I got about 50 today I’m sorry don’t hate me I just don’t like clogging dashes but thank you for the support!! -Juthika
Hi, I'm a native woman.
apihtawikosisan: What’s that? No honey, the fact that the okimâwastotin (that headdress worn by clueless hipster girls all the time) is generally reserved for males in Plains cultures is not sexist or patriarchal. You can stop trying to ‘save us from sexism’ thanks. In fact, we were centuries ahead of you in the gender equality department. There are of course a great diversity of...
thiswasallabigmistake asked: Look anon, fuck your white privilege. Better? I get that it hurts your fee fees when someone says, "Ugh, fucking white people" or whatever it was, but after so many years of oppression, discrimination, and being considered sub-human, POCs are completely within their rights to be pissed about a person exploiting the privilege they have from the cultural and institutional racism still in...
from an atheist herself
STOP USING MUSLIM WOMEN AS YOUR EXCUSE AGAINST RELIGION MOST OF THESE WOMEN LIKE RELIGION AND DO NOT WANT THEIR RELIGION TO BE PAINTED AS TERRIBLE BY WHITE MOTHERFUCKERS WHO HAD NO COMPREHENSION OF COLONIALISM AND HOW THIS SHIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YEARS WE ARE NOT ALL PRIMITIVE ASSHOLES AND THIS BLOG WAS MADE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEW ATHEISTS YES I AM LOOKING AT YOU THE ONES WHO DENY THEIR...
mujibb: condemnation-of-memory: What is this Islamophobia shit all over my dash? If you don’t understand why this is so incredibly offensive, I don’t think I can explain it to you. Take your false dichotomy and shove it. Yeah this makes a lot of sense, because this “blood debt” thing is definitely a religious/Islam thing and the Taliban husband cut her nose off in the name of Islam,...
queen-of-france asked: anon's argument really doesn't work if "the details that make an individual" are terrible.
Anonymous asked: Ok... so from now on it's ok for me to reduce you to your race and ignore the details that make you an individual? Ok, I will. Thank you.
thorslovelymjolnir-deactivated2 asked: Dx Oh my Gawd. Where are all these dumb ass anons coming from? "Omg all white people are not--" SHUT UP! No one fucking said that at all. "But white people can experience raci--" YOU HAVE MISSED THE POINT. "But my white feeling--" GET OUT. Like omg, I am shaking my head and laughing at the same time, this cannot be real. Are people really this slow?...
secretaryofswagriculture asked: Is the anon's real issue with you calling a white person white the fact that you acknowledged race in the first place, rather than living in a colorblind world where race, and as such, racism don't exist?
Anonymous asked: Derailing is the exact reason I wish people would stop lumping all whites together... even if you think that's not what you're doing, that is the effect it is having.
Anonymous asked: I don't think anyone called you a racist cunt, lots of people say things that others feel are racist, but we should still be able to have a conversation about it without getting all nasty.
Anonymous asked: "it’s funny how i get so many angry messages for saying that one person is white instead of y’know getting angry about things such as western feminism ostracizing woc but who cares about that" and there, exactly, is my point. You distract from the important core messages by ostracizing people in that way. No one said be polite, just make sure you attack the right things.
formerlybarbreyryswells asked: is that you as a baby
tomatocans asked: i think there is a certain danger in using the colour of someones skin when addressing them as you did (even if they deserved it). 'shut up white person' can be easily construed as making white a negative thing, which is why it is easy to see why people might disagree with it. that said, i'd also agree that there are bigger issues here... i guess i'm just saying that we're...
Anonymous asked: What if I want to adopt an Asian baby because white babies are usually really, really ugly and they turn a gross red when they cry? Still racist?