DEAR WHITE ROOMMATES.
Dear White People…
and some black people too tbh.
""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///
(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)
And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde
And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such
So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.
Boom de yada
Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”
the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white
It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.
(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)
But on another note, can we please not assume that people who say “oh, they have blue eyes/blonde hair/etc so they must be white” are saying these things maliciously? Or ignoring facts?
Before this post, I had literally never seen a person who has both dark skin and blue eyes or red hair. And likely that is because of media, and the place I live. There are very few people in the town where I live who are not caucasian, and there were relatively few people at my university when compared to larger universities who are not caucasian. So the majority of my “exposure” has been through TV and movies which, guess what, don’t like casting people of other races who don’t look like the stereotypical image of people from that race (just look at Sophia Vergara on Modern Family who dies her hair so it’s dark and she’s more recognizably Latina/doesn’t confuse people who think everyone from South America has dark hair), and when they do have a character with hair/eye colour that doesn’t “match” their skin colour, it’s often extremely obvious that it has been altered through dies or contacts or whatever.
So PLEASE spread posts like this around like wildfire, because it could have been years before I new this, and there are lots of other people out there like me, I’m sure. I thank the people who contributed to this post for correcting that blunder in my education and showing me pictures of these beautiful people (seriously, why stick to stereotypical representations when you can have all this beautiful variety instead? I don’t understand), but please don’t mistake ignorance for racism.
Unless you show them this post and they still insist that a character described as having blue eyes is automatically white. Then feel free to call them out on their bullshit.
EVERYTHING THEY SAID BUT ESPECIALLY THE LAST COMMENT
Happy Independence day to the Central African Republic
Celebrating 54 years of Independence from France
13th August 1960 (13/08/1960)
Ways you can help:
They don’t have to know or comprehend the context of anything that came before them outside of George Washington, apple pie and fourth of july.
White privilege, the ultimate form of white privilege is the ability to be a goddamn ignorant fuckin asshole and to still be prosperous or live…
why THE FUCK is no one talking about this
why isnt this on the news
we all know the reason why. stop the bullshit.
And this shit happened on May 18…MAY 8-FUCKING-TEENTH!
I read the article and this honestly makes me so fucking angry. I encourage all my followers to reblog the shit out of this. Share it on your Facebook and Twitter, too.
Please spare some time for Darren Rainey. This is a horrific brutality against a human being that is being swept under the rug by most media.
The video is even more horrifying……………warning to those who are looking for it
why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever
white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…
white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up
white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.
- why do black women feel the need to wear weave?
- credit to black—lamb
History Lesson: History Lesson : Why Women Of Color In The 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair Out In Public
“Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?”
12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.
- A 7-year-old Tulsa girl was sent home form her elementary school because her dreadlocks were too much of a distraction, Fox 23 News Tulsa reports.
- visual-volume forced to cut locs
Read the ads
"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???
this is important please spread