It’s really cool that you acknowledge that white people can’t be on the receiving end of racism and that you are concerned about the way your boyfriend talks about it.
However I think you’re right, it isn’t your place to tell him whether or not he’s experienced racism.
When mixed people say “as a white person” they are being hypothetical. Mixed people will never be “just white”, even if we pass for one race we will never be monoracial. We are mixed, in our ancestry, in our genetics and for some, in our identity. Some people choose to identify as monoracial, maybe you could talk to him about how he feels about calling himself mixed?
One of the most empowering things I learned growing up is that as a mixed person I am a whole. I am not fragments or halves and if I experience racism for my indigenous ancestry then I experience racism holistically. If your boyfriend says he’s experienced racism for being indigenous then he too has experienced racism fullstop.
All the best,
TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole.
“You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is. She is not a squib, although that is a very good guess. Oh, I am giving a lot away here. I am being shockingly indiscreet." - J.K. Rowling.
If the reveal had been that Petunia was a witch ~ Several years after the war, Harry tracks his aunt down to confront her with what he witnessed in the pensieve.
In honor of my visit to the Vancouver Highland Games today, and a severe lack in kilted men in my life, I present to you, MEN IN KILTS!! Let the summer officially begin!
swiggity swilts men in kilts…
Reblogging for my good friend Sorcyress…
kilts will ALWAYS be sexy
Ohh, Number 5, Logan McCree yasssss. Fucking amazing. *reblogs forever*
Now imagine Ryan Haywood.
GOD BLESS SCOTLAND
What w4rgoddess said. Excuse me while I find something to wipe up drool with.
random assortment of Doug Jones behind the scenes shots
"I know we are killing you, my friend. But here’s the good news: they will make pilgrimages to your grave." — Guillermo del Toro, to Doug Jones on the set of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, as Jones often fell asleep on set due to exhaustion from working 18 hour days, six days a week for six months as Abe Sapien
his website is gold as well. there are like, pictures of him everywhere wearing a black turtle neck on a black background making vogue poses while staring into your soul..
i mean, look at this beautiful man
Doug Jones is just one of the most remarkable artists of our time. All that talent and he is also so unbelievably kind.
Pug gets scolded by owner and takes it to heart.
"sometime u do"
Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.
We must not forget.
"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”
having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.
but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~
photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;
more photos from this shoot HERE