K, so done with seeing Anne Hathaway in the native tag. Among other trash. “Distant Native American roots” don’t fucking count. If you can’t even say what you are, Nation, tribe, clan, don’t claim. Fucking sick of the posers. The only reason I ever say “I’m Native American” is because the person I’m speaking to is too ignorant to understand “Hopi. Akimel O’odham. Yaqui.”
To be fair, blame the blog owner, not Anne Hathaway. Even she admits her native ancestry is so distant it’s insignificant.
“In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.”—Briana (via absinthedisco)
Also, I fucking hate when white people go, “Well, I was TRYING to see your point of view, but since you’re so mean, I just don’t care anymore.” “I wanted to learn to change, but your attitude just showed me that there’s no point.”
You roll up into our spaces and conversations, uninvited, giving input that nobody asked for; not knowing what the hell you’re talking about, but condescending every PoC, refusing to listen to us, tone policing, playing semantics, and using every play in the Book O’ Whitey… and then you wanna shift the blame onto us?
NO. It don’t fly that way, booboo.
If all it takes is a PoC delivering you the truth in a way you deem to be unacceptable, or “not civil enough”—like we owe you a speck of civility after the way you stomp all over us, demanding an education—then you didn’t give a fuck in the first place.
If all it takes for you to not give a damn about the inequities we face on the daily is us getting frustrated with you because you rolled up in here singing the same old White Folk Song as every other white person we encountered, then you don’t care, and you never did.
Wanna act like it’s our anger that put you off. Like our anger isn’t justified.
Try living a day in our shoes. You CAN’T. And if you were to magically become a PoC for a day, you wouldn’t last the first fuckin hour. So don’t roll up in our conversations when your only intention is to shut us up, shut us down, and prove us “wrong” (even though we’re RIGHT) and police us, and then use our justified anger at you as your excuse for no longer giving a damn. You didn’t give one in the first place. We ain’t stupid. We see right through your shit. Take that bullshit elsewhere, with your only give a damn about your own agendas ass.
Ain’t nobody got time for them petty white games. Take em to your family game night, but keep em the fuck away from us.
When I tell you it’s racist to dress up like an Indian, it’s not because I want you to feel worthless or that I don’t think you deserve to be alive or something. It’s because I want you to stop making my race and I feel degraded down to something as insignificant as your outfit.
Hey I'm the person who's photo you reblogged saying I was being racist. No, I'm in a show where I play Pocahontas. I'm doing what my director asked and it's just theatre. You need to get your facts straight before you start accusing people of racism. I have no issues with Native Americans and the joke isn't that I'm dressed like one, It's that i'm a boy in a dress. You're an ignorant asshole. Not me.
Ok, but you’re a boy dressed up like a girl in a racist costume. What is so hard to grasp about that?
Yeah and Hawaiians don’t get royalties on flowery beachwear either. The person who makes the money is the one that spots that people like certain styles then invests a shedload of money on the basis of those skills in creating actual items that people actually buy.
Now if Native Americans could or would do that then they could even make money out of other people’s styles.
The companies that actually create the fashion items do not deny access to native Americans they simply go to professional designers that can do the job first time quickly to spec and understand that the garment also needs to be manufactured to a price point so their design needs to work on a myriad of levels. It just ain’t that simple. It’s the reason why fashion companies stick with pro designers rather than amateurs withe a specific ethnicity. It’s called business.
Cultures interact, change and borrow from each other. To decide that some of this is “off-limits”… Well, who decides? By what right? Why should anyone take notice? I loathe the Walter-Scott-land travesty of Highland dress that can be seen here; I dislike the imposition of this shortbread-tin bogus culture on the whole of Scotland, never mind the Highlands; but it exists, and there’s nothing one can do about it. A student mag here was more concerned with ‘cultural appropriation’ re: Native American and other tribal jewellery & c. than with what’s under their noses. In the end, all that matters is whether it’s tasteful, and if you don’t like it, you don’t need to play along with it.
'Restricted symbols'? Sorry, no. In art, there should be no 'restricted symbols'. No art-police, thank you.
Sorry, Social Justice police, even in the most wet, left wing, social justicey paper in the UK, no one has time for your attempts to suppress freedom of expression. Whine all you want, but no one cares. Goodbye!
That embarrassing moment when you’re reporting these comments for any reason other than to laugh at them.
Look, if you see a post where someone is questioning why white people do racist shit and the only damn thing you can think to say is “but I’m not like that”, you’re part of the god damn problem. Why? Because you have just successfully derailed the conversation and made it all about you and your feelings. By saying “but I’m not like that” and declaring how “hurt” your feelings are, you’re signifying that your feelings are more important than the whole race of people who are hurt and degraded by white people who choose to do racist ass shit. Instead of saying “do I do that” or “hey, maybe I should take this as a warning not to do that”, you chose to launch into a diatribe about how hurt you are and how that completely invalidates the original post. That is fucked up and it makes you part of the problem.
If I had a dollar for every message in my inbox saying “NOT ALL WHITE PPL ARE RACIST AND IF YOU DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU’RE THE REAL RACIST!!!” I’d be one rich ho.
and fwiw, this applies to all sorts of privileged folks: straight people, cis people, men, able bodied people, etc etc etc.
Yo, I'm not sure but this looks like a whirlwind of appropriation (I found it in the #Native American tag, along with these: #sun dance #spiritual #fakir #fakir musafar #musafar #suspension #o kee pa #oh kee pa #black and white #piercing #hanging #body mod #body modification #native indian #apache #suphi #sufi #sufee #suefi #suephi) zeadmods[.]tumblr[.]com/post/23163342172/
This is a tough one. The man in the photograph is Fakir Musafar (birth name something much, much whiter), who is responsible for a lot of modern advancements within the body modification community. That being said, he is also responsible for “modern primitivism” within the community, which manifests itself in different ways. The art of suspension, as seen here, has vague roots in several indigenous groups across the globe, but as it exists today can hardly be seen as appropriation.
That being said, modern primitivism also has brought forth the mainstream adaptation of body mods taken directly from indigenous people, like Maori blackwork tattoos, lip plates, and neck stretching.
As to why this was tagged #native american, Fakir was born on a rez, which I think leads people to believe he is native American. He is not, but has stated in interviews that he has worked with natives in developing body mod techniques. Like I said, this is tricky.
“It’s weird how the definition of ‘ally’ has gone from ‘people outside our group who genuinely support us in our quest for equality’ to ‘people who will withdraw their support if they and their feelings aren’t centered in the discussion’.”
How much do you want to bet that if they saw footage of animal abuse, and footage of the shit PoC have to deal with every day, they’d be more affected by the animals.
I am proud to say I love animals more than humans. Which is a reason why I am a veterinary student and soon to be an owner of a rescue. PoC aren’t being ripped apart for their skin to be sold, PoC aren’t being slaughtered for food, PoC aren’t beaten, neglected, skinned alive, aren’t being forced to fight to the death for money at the hands of thugs, aren’t being thrown away to slaughter houses because they cannot perform, people do not poison your food so you’d die because you are a stray and unwanted. You are not forced into tight kennels and forced to give birth, over and over again. You cannot compare racism to ANIMAL CRUELTY. You aren’t being tested on, poked and prodded to see what happens to you in the next 15 minutes or for the rest of your life.
I have seen cases where a dog was left outside with no food, no water, completely emaciated, with about 500 ticks on/in her ears, and the woman who owned her said “Oh I was planning on taking her to the vet next week” This dog didn’t end up like this over night, it broke my heart. The dog was positive for heart worm. So you see, you cannot compare racism to animal cruelty, it just makes you look like an idiot.
Educate yourself on animal cruelty before you speak.
I would also like to add that some animals are discriminated because of their breed, such as pitbulls. There are pitbull bans in some city/states, where they are illegal to own. You do not have to face that, but they do. All because of the sick humans, who breed, buy, sell, and fight these victims of violence.
As a vegan I am completely fucking embarrassed that people like you exist. What the actual fuck?