Yesterday this man commented on my bangles all sarcastically saying, “last time I saw a woman in so much gold was when I was in India” and I’m like
“And what white man? You mad because all you can afford for your woman is some sterling silver and a watch? Sit down.”
I’ve experienced firsthand how the “model minority” narrative– this strange tendency to assume that Asians are simply a quiet, high-achieving community tagging along with our white brethren into a melting pot of joy–effectively de-legitimizes our voices in conversations about promoting racial justice. Leaving our voices and experiences out of the fight for racial justice erases our long, often tragic history in this country and homogenizes all Asians into one, high-achieving blob. Leaving us out means turning a blind eye to the fact that 1 in 6 Filipino-Americans and 1 in 4 Korean-Americans are undocumented, that Southeast Asians have the highest high school dropout rates in the country, that Asian American students are the most bullied ethnic group in classrooms, and that Asian women are consistently hypersexualized, objectified, and orientalized via widespread media representations. If you choose not to include us in discussions on racial justice, you are telling us that our struggles don’t matter.Linsey Yoo, Racialicious, "Solidarity is for white women and Asian people are funny" (via owning-my-truth)
im so mad at hank green and i do not know why
so today we learned that Hank Green is Joseph Fink. At last, the truth.
WHO THE EFF IS JOSEPH FINK?
WAIT WHO IS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE
IT SOUNDS LIKE HANK GREEN??!!?