Child kicked out of class because she smelt like “curry and spices” and made the teacher feel sick.

takealookatyourlife:

Jaswinder Paul, said his 13-year-old daughter, who is of Indian-Maori descent, was asked on Friday to move to another classroom because the teacher felt sickened by her. 

That teacher should be kicked out cause the smell of racism makes me sick. 

(Source: stuff.co.nz, via racemash)

iamabutchsolo:

I keep having discussions about Disney films and how racist many of the classics are, but the subject that I most fall upon is the 1953 version of Peter Pan, which holds an absurd breadth of racial stereotypes that there are musical numbers and plot sequences directly the product of such racial stereotypes of Native Americans. Certainly, the film’s portrayal undoubtedly permeated into the pretend games of children and their perception of how Native Americans behaved - I know this movie influenced me to wear feathers in my hair, pretend to do Indian tribal dances, and say “how” over and over.
The defense I hear most often from people is that films like Peter Pan “were not racist at the time they were made.”
What they really mean is that white people didn’t think it was racist at the time they were made. The film is just as racist then just as it is now. The fact that people can say movies like Peter Pan were “products of their time” negate that actual Native Americans have been vocal about their objections to the homogenization and stereotypical portrayal of their cultures and their race for literally centuries, but white people just didn’t listen to them. The constant apologism that something “wasn’t racist back then” implies that it is white society that deems what is racist, rather than the people of color directly affected and portrayed. Again, if it is racist now, it was racist then.
Also, children buy into these stereotypes, but children didn’t make this film; grown men did. It was a grown man who wrote the original Peter Pan story and its stereotypical portrayals of Natives. People talk about white creators back then as if they were little kids who didn’t know better. We shouldn’t give them an easy reprieve because a bunch of grown men “didn’t know better” to consider that Native Americans were people and not caricatures. If you like Peter Pan, you can like it, but we shouldn’t downplay its racism nor make excuses.

iamabutchsolo:

I keep having discussions about Disney films and how racist many of the classics are, but the subject that I most fall upon is the 1953 version of Peter Pan, which holds an absurd breadth of racial stereotypes that there are musical numbers and plot sequences directly the product of such racial stereotypes of Native Americans. Certainly, the film’s portrayal undoubtedly permeated into the pretend games of children and their perception of how Native Americans behaved - I know this movie influenced me to wear feathers in my hair, pretend to do Indian tribal dances, and say “how” over and over.

The defense I hear most often from people is that films like Peter Pan “were not racist at the time they were made.”

What they really mean is that white people didn’t think it was racist at the time they were made. The film is just as racist then just as it is now. The fact that people can say movies like Peter Pan were “products of their time” negate that actual Native Americans have been vocal about their objections to the homogenization and stereotypical portrayal of their cultures and their race for literally centuries, but white people just didn’t listen to them. The constant apologism that something “wasn’t racist back then” implies that it is white society that deems what is racist, rather than the people of color directly affected and portrayed. Again, if it is racist now, it was racist then.

Also, children buy into these stereotypes, but children didn’t make this film; grown men did. It was a grown man who wrote the original Peter Pan story and its stereotypical portrayals of Natives. People talk about white creators back then as if they were little kids who didn’t know better. We shouldn’t give them an easy reprieve because a bunch of grown men “didn’t know better” to consider that Native Americans were people and not caricatures. If you like Peter Pan, you can like it, but we shouldn’t downplay its racism nor make excuses.

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blackfemalesuperheroes:

Solstice

Kiran is the daughter of archaelogists Vijay and Rani. They are from Delhi, India, but because of her parents jobs, she follows them around the world in search of artifacts and archaeological sites. During the Great Britain Archaeological Conference in London, she met Wonder Girl, making friends with her instantly.

Together, they fought against Lady Zand, the ruler of Zandia, who was trying to steal some of the artifacts in the sample at the Conference. By joining forces, Solstice and Wonder Girl prevented the acts by Zand, but the thief escaped.

Later, Kiran is in Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan, alongside her archeologist parents and fellow archeologist Helena Sandsmark, who is the mother of Wonder Girl. While some of the other researchers have fled the dig site after recent discoveries, the foursome carried on. During the night, Vijay and Rani investigate the site when they suddenly go missing, prompting Kiran to begin searching for them.

The Teen Titans are called in by Kiran’s parents’ compatriot Dr. Helena Sandsmark. As she urges the team to help her find her parents, Kiran has began to affect the team and injects new life into it. Raven is instantly weary of her as she emits pure light, something that could be considered dangerous to her. Kid Flash shows an immediate romantic interest in her, prompting him to show off in front of her. The team encounters Indian demon Tataka and it is assumed that the demon has a role in the disappearance of Kiran’s parents.

As the new Teen Titans form, Bart is locked in a holding cell for N.O.W.H.E.R.E.. Soon enough he escapes and runs down the halls. Initially trying to find his cell neighbor, Bart stumbles upon a holding cell labeled “Solstice”. There he finds her as she is crying for help, completely covered in smoke. He saves her and they find their way to Red Robin with the aid of Danny the Street.

Solstice is a fairly new character and not much is known about her powers, except the fact that it allows her to fly, control and create light.

I’m not racist but I need to say this…

dearwhitefolk:

itsamessinmyhead:

African Americans need to fucking STOP pulling the slavery heritage card!
I’m Native American.
You know what that means? My people were mass murdered, raped, kicked off our own land, converted and guess what?
WERE THE VERY FIRST FUCKING SLAVES IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE IT WAS OUR LAND FIRST!
You learn about The Trail of Tears in history class for about a week. WE GET ONE SMALL WEEK IN ONE CLASS. WE DON’T GET A FUCKING MONTH! You don’t hear me going around saying “Is it because I’m indian?” “You don’t get to speak to me like that, youuuuu don’t know what my ancestors went through”
First off, neither do you because you live in the 21st century.
Second off, your own people sold one another to the white men so look in the mirror and be pissed.
Third off, get the fuck overt it. You get free fucking college and benefits because of what your ancestors went through even if you’re like 1/16. I’m fucking 25% Indian but i don’t get benefits so shut the fuck up because my race got fucked harder! There is no excuse to be racist towards all white people now because all white people were once racist towards your ancestors. Past is the past, especially when it isn’t your very own past.
Slavery was fucked up.
Racism is fucked up but people need to stop pulling the race card in order to get rid of racism.
Best way to do that is picture everyone as your favourite color, that way they are all lovely and equal to you. It isn’t until you get to know them on the inside that you get to turn them to your least favourite color. I see everyone as lime green until you piss me off, then you become an ugly ass yellowish/orange color!

Dear White Folk,
Saying the phrase “I’m not racist, but” is a clear indicator that you actually are a racist.

Dear White Folk,
There is no such thing as a Race Card which gets us out of any situation.

Dear White Folk,
Colorblindness is a facet of racism.

Dear White Folk,
Good for you if you have Native American heritage, but you’re still white. Being 1/8th Cherokee or whatever or less doesn’t count. You don’t get to play the “Native American Race Card”.

.redeye: Etsy "Native Inspired" Treasuries...

theillustratednerdgirl:

mylittlehyena:

Are really tiring.  It’s tiring to continually see the community of Native Artists on Etsy getting overlooked and unappreciated. 

If you have a favorite Native Etsy shop let me know.  I’ve started to leave comments on the “tribal, southwestern, navajo-aztec, wolf, moon, shaman, indian hat, ethnic, spiritual”, etc treasuries with this:

“If anyone truly enjoys or appreciates Native jewelry and art you should buy from Native people, it would be a tremendous gesture of support.

seeworks
SparkleandBead
BlueRoseRedeye
nativearts
MeaBfly
DreLynnDesign
MiLoProductions
NorthwestBeadwork
n8tivebeadwork
Shyyy
TraditionalNative
Indigenousalaska
Oglalawin
wapazo
WildlyBeadingHearts
ndnchick
crystaltewa
artfromabove

Don’t overlook this (short & incomplete) list of Native Artists!”

List of Native artists on Etsy.

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clottedcreamscone:

Masala Lentils & Rice by slicedgeek on Flickr.

clottedcreamscone:

Masala Lentils & Rice by slicedgeek on Flickr.

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apihtawikosisan:

analdrawings:

030
Another exam’s tomorrow so nothing special for today, just a sketch of Mattie in Native American clothing. When I have more time I’ll draw him and Alfred as Native Americans 8)

Which Native American nation is this character from?
Is your character a person who has earned the right to wear the headdress?
Why have you chosen to portray your character in a stereotypical Plains headdress in the first place?  Are you aware of how few Native American nations actually use this style of restricted headdress?  Are you aware that women do not wear them at all?  Do you know anything about what a person must do in order to be allowed to wear this?
Are you aware that when you say things like ‘Native American clothing’ and then produce a drawing like this, that you are doing the equivalent of saying, “Here is someone in Asian clothing” and then depicting an ao dai, as though that one Vietnamese article of clothing represents all ‘Asians’?
Please avoid perpetrating stereotypes this way. 

apihtawikosisan:

analdrawings:

030

Another exam’s tomorrow so nothing special for today, just a sketch of Mattie in Native American clothing. When I have more time I’ll draw him and Alfred as Native Americans 8)

Which Native American nation is this character from?

Is your character a person who has earned the right to wear the headdress?

Why have you chosen to portray your character in a stereotypical Plains headdress in the first place?  Are you aware of how few Native American nations actually use this style of restricted headdress?  Are you aware that women do not wear them at all?  Do you know anything about what a person must do in order to be allowed to wear this?

Are you aware that when you say things like ‘Native American clothing’ and then produce a drawing like this, that you are doing the equivalent of saying, “Here is someone in Asian clothing” and then depicting an ao dai, as though that one Vietnamese article of clothing represents all ‘Asians’?

Please avoid perpetrating stereotypes this way. 

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"And the hippies are jingling, jangling, blowing smoke all over Haight Ashbury, and they were letting their hair grow long. To the male Indian, this was a phenomenon, because for an Indian to grow his hair long was a violation of federal policy of 1906. According to the 1906 policy, food was withheld until compliance—in other words (by terms of this policy), we could be starved to death until we cut our hair."

Adam Fortunate Eagle (Red Lake Chippewa)

‘Cause there are some people who need reminding of the huge disparity between the disenfranchised natives and the hippies who continue to appropriate native cultures without a care.

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ascuteasitis asked: \ Dressing up as another culture is racist? No its not. This is formally known as “Halloween” haha. But yeah you do need to stop being so defensive. It is absolutely ridiculous. You are taking things that are normal and not offensive to a whole another level. You say we think you are calling everything racist, that’s because you are. You are just as racist against me as you THINK I am about you. Grow up and take it. The world if full of stereotypes, get over it.

ladyatheist:

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

inappropri8:

Ok, who is more qualified to define racism? The one who has been part of a marginalized community, the one who suffers the consequences of racism on a daily basis, the one who has been the victim of abuse and, yes, rape because of damaging stereotypes that you and the rest of the white world uphold, or you, part of the oppressive group that enjoys nothing but privilege? Hmmm, I wonder.

WOW.

wow.

I have no words for this.. this is pure ignorance.

White person said dressing up as a stereotype that hurts and offends living breathing people isn’t racist, so it’s totally not racist guise! We’re all just being way too sensitive! We really need to listen to this white person, they obviously know what they’re talking about! /sarcasm

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Do people know that “gypsy” is a racial slur against the Romani people and that these people do in fact still exist?

thegoddamazon:

yourspecialhell:

adireadire:

toriathegadjeslayer:

prettyserpentine:

yourspecialhell:

Actually, the word gypsy didn’t quite start out as a ‘slur’. It’s derived from the word ‘Egyptian’, often written with a capital G, as to distinguish these nomadic people as a particular ethnic group. The reason ‘gypsy’ came to be was because there is evidence that leads to believe a large part of the nomadic culture originated in Egypt.

It wasn’t initially a slur, or considered offensive, until people started stereotyping it. Nowadays, the term is considered derogatory, whereas it’s the stereotype that modern-day society associates with the term.

Then again, sadly enough, a lot of the words used in our modern language that we find offensive have only become offensive because of the negative connotations people have given them throughout the years.

That said, I sincerely wonder who’s stereotyping here. What exactly are you trying to accomplish by saying “You skinny white girls dressing in color patchwork rags…” and “…the wanna be dreadlocking white folks banging on badly-cared-for djembes…”

Excuse me, but it looks like you are being the one being derogatory here. Racist, I might even dare say. Just because racism against white people is less common doesn’t make these remarks less racist. Please, when you try to plea for your cause next time, try to phrase things a little differently. People might actually listen to you if you don’t start generalizing and attacking people of a certain ethnicity.

Casually rebagel because I knew someone on my dash would right this.

LOL LOOK AT THIS BUTTHURT WHITE GADJE

Wow. Hey fellow white person here. You’re a twit, yourspecialhell. She doesn’t have to be polite when saying step off her ethnicity and identity. Not that she was rude, because there is no racism towards white people. None! What the hell kind of power do Walking People have over white people?! Saying skinny white girls may hurt your feelings, but jfc that’s it.

Grow up.

And I thought I read that one of the early uses of gypsy was as a label for slaves (Rroma and other nomadic groups), so no… not positive! Even if my brain is foggy (and it may be, the book is UPSTAIRS) it’s the mislabeling of an ethnic group! By the people with the power! That’s never cool!

I don’t really see any other ‘twits’ than the people who go aggressive over a post that calmly explained the nature of the word ‘gypsy’ and where it comes from. Just like the word ‘queer’ didn’t have any negative connotation from origin, there was a select group of asshats, to put it in more understandable terms, that made it offensive.

It’s not ‘the people with power’ who labeled nomadic groups ‘gypsy’. It’s the common folk that did it. It was a widely used term to describe a broad group of people, and it wasn’t offensive back then. It was just another little term used by people so they had a better understanding of it. Again, nowadays, it’s used negatively, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who uses the term ‘gypsy’ means offense with it.

The whole ‘skinny white girls’ thing didn’t hurt my feelings. In fact, none of this really did, as I was trying to have a rational discussion, in which feelings shouldn’t really overshadow thoughts. However, claiming people are ridiculous and fake for liking a particular aspect of a certain culture and adapting it to their own choice seems a little silly to me, especially concerning clothes or music. 

So what if certain ‘white people’ like to play djembes, or wear a certain type of clothes? I don’t really see the problem with this? 

You see, if more people had actually read my post properly, and not just the parts you think were offensive, you’d notice that I don’t condone racism against any ethnic group by simply explaining some historic facts. Just because I said something about the spiteful remarks about white people in the OP’s message doesn’t mean I won’t stand up for black people, or Romani people all the same, even if I’m not a part of their ethnic group. But if there is one thing I hate, it’s people putting themselves in the victim’s role, then taking a certain group and blurting out a stream of nonsensical hate right back at them.

Just because some of these people have done some of your people wrong, doesn’t mean all of these people have done all of your people wrong.

Call me a twit, but I like to get my facts straight. If you want equal rights, you have equal duties too. No racism means no ‘positive racism’ either. I would say I’m sorry if you’re offended by my opinion, but I’m not sorry for having an opinion.

That’s all I’ll say about it, because this discussion involves some people that just want to rally for the hell of it and not listen to any reason at all. I typed this out for educational purposes and I hope the few of you who take your time to read this actually learn something from it.

LOL “some people that just want to rally for the hell of it”.

You mean the actual group of people of the ethnicity/culture/race you offended?

Yeah, we just rallying because racism shouldn’t be a big deal. Even when we tell white folks it’s hurtful and they should stop; white people, being the badass rulers of the world that they are, don’t give a shit and tell us we refuse to listen to reason.

Because yeah, all the Walking People telling you that they dislike the word “gypsy” and all the African Americans saying for white people to stop using the N-Word, and all the other groups of people of color saying shut the fuck up because you are wrong…are just refusing to listen to reason. We should let white folks continue to bastardize our cultures, stereotype us, and take shit from us that isn’t theirs to take…because they’re white and that’s their right.

As a fellow gadje, I’m appalled that you’d even react this way. Here you have the very people who I’m talking about RIGHT HERE ON THIS THREAD, telling you that despite the word’s ORIGINS (white people love derailing and shit), you know good and damn well it has come to be used as a slur against a group of people. Where do you think “I got gypped” came from, oyinbo?

Yeah, because it ties into the stupid prejudiced belief that all Rroma are thieves, brigands, cutthroats, and child-stealing fortune tellers.

Your only knowledge of these people are the prejudiced stereotypes your fellow white girls continue to perpetuate by dressing in “bohemian chic” attire, using the word “gypsy” in a romanticized sense to denote your “love of travel” as if the Rroma had a fucking choice in being nomads…what with them being run out of every city all across Europe, being forced—much like other people of color—to scrape at the fringes of society, and what they have, white people continue to try and take from them TILL THIS DAY. And not only the Rroma (but because this was the original focus of the post), but Africans, Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, every non-white, has had their culture bastardized in some way, be in in the form of a Halloween costume, or an ultra racist Disney movie (let’s not get on the “Peter Pan” racist stereotyping of Natives).

My point is, I don’t really feel liable to be nice about it, because when you come at me on some bullshit rhetoric talmbout “You’re being racist toward white people”, you’ve already labeled yourself as a dumbass.

We refuse to listen to “reason” because you’re not being reasonable. You’re being a butthurt gadje/oyinbo who doesn’t like the feel of your privileged bubble being popped by the people you’re desperately trying to erase and ignore.

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failedblackwoman:

pytt:

My Halloween costume for this year. I just ordered it :)

Being racist for Halloween is super groovy. 

failedblackwoman:

pytt:

My Halloween costume for this year. I just ordered it :)

Being racist for Halloween is super groovy. 

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That is one happy dude.

That is one happy dude.

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