academia aint shit until you make it relevant for folx outside of the academic industrial complex
you put it into words
pure-wreckage asked: Wait, so if I'm a WOC and I'm not attracted to black men, at all whatsoever, but I am attracted to other races, I'm being racist?
Yes you’re being anti-black as hell. There are hundreds of millions of black men on the planet, you seriously going to look me in the eye and tell me that they’re all ugly then you have an aversion to blackness. The only thing they all share in common is the fact that they are black. That’s anti-black as hell. You being a woman of colour doesn’t mean you can’t perpetuate anti-blackness.
Somebody’s race is not a preference. When you prefer blue eyes, to brown eyes, that’s a preference. But, when you say you aren’t attracted to a race, as diverse as black people, you’re fooling yourself. Denzel don’t look the same as Barak. Beyonce looks completely different from Kelly. Y’all got shit twisted…so many excuses…
I’m in this program that’s almost all white except for about five black people. The guy in charge asked us to yell out words or phrases that make us angry or upset. All the white people were yelling out dumb shit like “school” or “traffic” and then one of the black guys goes “I’m not racist but..”…
Anonymous asked: What's a "white Mexican"? A white-passing Mexican? Or a person of white origins born/living in Mexico? I've never heard the term before.
White Mexicans are exactly what it sounds like. White people born in Mexico.
You probably have never heard of it because of the “raza cósmica” lies a lot of us readily consume. There’s a reason why whiteness, although ever present in Mexico, isn’t spoken about. Instead, everyone speaks of mestizaje.
The notion of mestizaje allows for a select few to claim indigeneity for the sole purpose of power and control, while simultaneously erasing the very present black and indigenous people living in Mexico today.
Mestizaje serves as a derail. There can’t possibly be racism in Mexico if
"everyone" is mixed.
But simply looking at all aspects of society, one quickly realizes that’s not true. The poorest are always the darkest. The lightest always on top.
Whiteness and white supremacy permeate everything in Mexico. And white and light-skinned Mexicans benefit greatly from it.