pettry:

Some space rogue chick!

pettry:

Some space rogue chick!

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Broaching the topic of “White Privilege” is not synonymous with “All white people are evil and, I hate them all.” Chill out.

Want to watch a white person rush away from a dinner party? Just bust out phrases like “institutionalized racism,” “white supremacy,” and the oldie but goodie “residual effects of slavery that are still with us today,” and watch a room of white people clear itself out, or, at least, have them stammer out the names of all the black people they are friends with, and then offer another unsolicited list off all the good they’ve done for people of color.

When I talk about systemic racism and historical racial inequalities as it ties into white privilege and modern-day racism, I think I must sound like this to white people: “Hey Whitey! I am going to kill you.” I know this is a lot to ask of white people, but could you please STOP FLIPPING OUT when the topic of white privilege comes up? I’m talking about being defensive, blabbing about how there is no such thing as race (just one human race, which is actually made up of different races), and how you are so gifted as a white person that you “don’t see race.” Ooh, that last one, ouch.

That’s why we need to have this conversation — because the inability to “see” racism and privilege is exactly what white privilege is. Talking about race is not a trap. It’s not a game of “Gotcha with your Klan Hood Down.” Talking about white privilege is not about asking white people to leave their race. Nor is it about declaring genocide on the white race. (Besides, looks like we’re already going to outnumber you by 2050, so you might as well sit back, relax and enjoy being Wong-splained.)

Talking about white privilege is not even about trying to make you feel like shit for being white. Surprising, I know. But the conversation on white privilege concerns you and yet is not about YOU. And when you make it about how you feel personally attacked, we really don’t progress further into talking about how we’re going to fix racism. Really.

If you are a white person who gets nervous when white privilege gets brought up, imagine having to navigating racism in every day life as a person of color who must live with it. Imagine systemically being locked out of better education or healthcare, job opportunities or the mainstream American narrative.

There are moments as an Asian American when I’ve been regarded as an “honorary white.” (There are also many other moments when I am reminded that I will always be a perpetual foreigner despite the fact that my family has been in the United States for three generations.) But rather than take whatever privilege I can and run with it, I’m interested in talking with people who benefit from white privilege -– how and if they can recognize it and use their positions of privilege to dismantle the systems that oppress other people.

Believe it or not, I’d love for the world to be more equitable for EVERYONE. And when I ask you to recognize your white privilege, it’s not because I’m trying to place blame. It’s about asking white people to consider the moments where they are able to “pass” in certain situations. Where they are afforded privileges that they never earned. It’s about finding ways to cede privilege, space, and comfort to allow others to live in a more equitable world.

So white people, the conversation about race can’t happen without you. We can’t get things better if we aren’t all talking. If racism were an easy problem to fix, we would have fixed it already. Ending racism starts with recognizing privilege, systemic control over society at large, and when you are dismissing issues of racism then you have the privilege of being oblivious to.

Don’t get me wrong there are people of color who proclaim to drink the tears of white people. There are anti-racism activists who will never organize with the most “down” of white people. I don’t want to drink your white tears, but I’d be lying if I said that I don’t enjoy watching you squirm a little.

Come on, you got to give me that.
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Decent writing day today

I got one and a quarter chapters finished (the one having been half done yesterday) and got the first draft of my homework done. Both need editing given the cold but it was still 2160+ words so that’s good.

My and the hubby’s colds have descended into our chests. Ugh. And my ears are all plugged up. Double ugh. But I do feel better than yesterday so I’m counting it as a win.

Cough syrup was purchased tho.

I still need to finish the cover and formatting for my last weekly challenge story. Been too sick to give a damn. Hopefully this weekend. If not, next week.

Now, though, it’s bedtime. Cough syrup has already been taken so I’m fading.

Goodnight all!

medievalpoc:

haruchonns:

「妖魚」 鏑木清方

kiyotaka kaburaki

Contemporary Art Week!

pettry:

Something that was quick and fun to draw. :)

pettry:

Something that was quick and fun to draw. :)

tagged as:
#beautiful

tagged as:
#music
#lovely

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

protagonistically:

stormwhiskers:

So protagonistically has been posting all these headcanons about Tim Drake having pitbulls here and here. So then I had to draw it.
I’ll clean and colour it after I finish my assignment.
Critiques are welcome (even if they’re anon) I’d especially love feedback about the dog and whether or not I need to change anything to make it more recognizable as a pit. :)

OMG LOOK AT THESE PRECIOUS BABIES!  THAT IS THE HAPPIEST PUP IN THE WORLD AND SMILEY TIM AND AHHHHHHHH THIS IS MY EVERYTHING
THANK YOUUUUUUUUu <3<3<3

protagonistically:

stormwhiskers:

So protagonistically has been posting all these headcanons about Tim Drake having pitbulls here and here. So then I had to draw it.

I’ll clean and colour it after I finish my assignment.

Critiques are welcome (even if they’re anon) I’d especially love feedback about the dog and whether or not I need to change anything to make it more recognizable as a pit. :)

OMG LOOK AT THESE PRECIOUS BABIES!  THAT IS THE HAPPIEST PUP IN THE WORLD AND SMILEY TIM AND AHHHHHHHH THIS IS MY EVERYTHING

THANK YOUUUUUUUUu <3<3<3

russianfamouscurves:

Russian plus model Flora Kim

russianfamouscurves:

Russian plus model Flora Kim

photogenicfelines:

(Strawberry Mood)

humanly:

Rafael Araujo in Wired

humanly:

Rafael Araujo in Wired

lospaziobianco:

1) Lisbeth Salander by Lee Bermejo

2) John Constantine by Lee Bermejo

3) Batman by Lee Bermejo

4) Joker by Lee Bermejo

5) Superman by Lee Bermejo

6) Winter Soldier by Lee Bermejo

7) Bob Marley by Lee Bermejo

8) Jimi Hendrix by Lee Bermejo

9) Daredevil by Lee Bermejo

10) Captain America by Lee Bermejo

Randomly…

…I try to keep my Queue over 200 posts.

Why?

Because nearly every time something posts from my queue I go ‘Oh! I love that! I’ve got to reblog it!’

And then I get to the reblog button and go ‘…oh. Heh. I already did. ^__^’

Just a little thing that makes me happy.

(and sometimes I like the post enough that I add it right back into the queue so I get that joy all over again. XD)

/random post of extreme randomness

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Blouse Collars, 1940s-50s - By Charlotte Dymock.

"In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable."
- Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)