Here have a picture of El Pasoan State Rep Mary Gonzalez and I
Same mixed white person here, I understand that it’s not your job to educate me but I’ve found that there’s a serious lack of information on the internet regarding this topic therefore I thought it would be best to ask the person who added to the ‘to mixed people’ post. I’m not trying to shove my mixed whiteness into the ‘discussion’ however I would like to understand.
first of all, be honest. your mixed with white ass *is* shoving your mixed white ass into this discussion by 1) identifying yourself as part white and 2) taking up space in my life to ask me a simple question, and 3) instead of asking how you can support mixed POC-POC, you rather me tell you if you’re privileged when I don’t even know you. but before i get into that..
Below is a Google screenshot for the first images of “interracial”. 12/15 pictures are images of white-Black relationships. This includes the fetishization by that “I got the FEVER” white woman who’s fucking disgusting.
This second screenshot is one for “Mixed people.” The accompanying categories are “Look White”, “Black And White”, “Blue Eyes”, “Blonde Hair”, and “Hair”. all of these are centered on being mixed with white folks*. Even the “Hair” one shows Black women/girls with looser curls.
Let’s look at this National Geographic article (x) that features 7 mixed folks, 4 of which are white-POC. there’s 2 that’s mixed POC-POC, and one that’s “biracial” with a sole identity of Black. But you can see how light-skinned all of these people are with (arguably) the exception of the Black-Mexican child.
That’s giving you the context that the current framing of “mixed” or “biracial” is heavily equated with white and POC. My friend also made mixed-race zines back in the 2000’s and one of my critiques was about how there were very few mixed POC-POC narratives, and how much conversations (on Tumblr, Facebook groups, and conferences/meeting spaces, personal conversations, etc) are centered on mixed white-POC folks being like, “no one reads me as POC!” “I get erased *all* the time!” It’s like i don’t exist!!” and it’s like, yes, that invisibility sucks but because of that you get to avoid racial profiling! you don’t get murdered or killed or arrested like dark-skinned and/or Black mixed folks do!
so basically, like the images from Google and that National Geographic article show, is that we’re mixing in a way that we will become lighter. not just in skin tone, but hair color and eye color as well. that we’ll just continue fucking white people until they bleach us of our beautiful dark features and ignore how many Brown and Black folks make babies together and retain dark skin and non-white features. (like, do Afro-Latin@s not exist?? Or all the Chinese people who migrated to Mexico a few generations ago who have children with Mexicans? like..???? we’ve been mixing without white folks but somehow it’s newsworthy now for some reason i don’t understand)
Now to answer your question if you’re privileged or not, that’s not really my place to tell you. i don’t know you, and i’d appreciate a tip for the knowledge that i just dropped you. you can find a donate button on the side of my blog.
[*I do want to note that blonde hair, red hair, blue/green eyes, etc are not *specifically* white-only features, though racial constructs have shaped them as being white-only features. There’s another Tumblr post here (x) that details natural eye and hair colors that most people assume are only specific to white people.]
Yeeees yes yesyesyeysyes thank you Luna! I’m crying tears of joy and validation
A green-eyed bug peeks out from behind pink flower petals in Negresti Oas, Romania
Picture: Remus Tiplea / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 8 September 2014 - Telegraph)
This is fucking adorable! I love damselflies. Their eyes are always the cutest around :)
I’m just trying to see the traditional regional Mexican dresses for each state and all Google shows me is prices for wholesale blouses
I had to do a search in Spanish to find any kind of pseudo academic pages with fetishist information about the indigenous peoples
Tomorrow I’m going to represent UT QPOCA in a twitter chat with state rep Mary Gonzalez and allgo ahhhhhhhh
Hi, my name is me and I would rather read about languages and linguistics than study for my real major
I just wanted to come back to a quiet nice room and instead I have to listen to my roommate scream about how great Eminem is
Found a perfect spot to escape the afternoon sun.
I went to see FAT: the Play today and desert-ghoul asked me during intermission about my opinion on the performances. I gave a really bad non answer, but I didn’t know how to say that during that time I had to come to terms with my relationship with (a)sexuality and the queer community.
I’ve been in a sheltered bubble of the queer community, trying to only interact with QPOC and unconsciously avoiding sexual conversations or images. I often forget that outside of my environment, the queer community is sexual and is very open to talk and share their experiences. Which I don’t wish to participate in.
It was great and lots of validation for everyone, but sex is something I forget people have and that I don’t actively seek.