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have you guys heard about the 14 year old girl here in montana who was raped several times by her high school teacher and killed herself, and the judge gave the guy 30 days and said she was “older than her chronological age” and that she had agreed to have a relationship with this man and blamed a 14 year old for her rape because you can sign a petition to unseat that judge here
I just signed it, everyone else should too.
Inspired by a post I saw on katebishophawkeye’s blog.
Hi, just your local Mayan here reminding you the world isn’t ending tomorrow.
Also, that Mayans still exist.
And finally, that we have a language that is still spoken, and written, and that our science and other studies have developed with time and we’re not some stone age group of savages carving shit into rocks for all eternity just so some iztacchuatl will find it and tell us white jesus is gonna end the world when our calender stops working for her.
Karla I love you.Pretty sure all it does is prove that one truly does make an ass out of his/herself when they assume.
it says a lot more about you than it does me, trust.
what attributes make one a “white” person in the first place? What attributes make one “black”? And more so…. you know what? There are just too many things wrong with this post, I can’t even attempt to address it all…..
I really don’t understand how people can not understand how racist it is to talk this way.
Essentially… you’re saying you want to spread positivity about POC, but you want to define what it means to be a POC. It’s not up to every member of a certain race to define what that means to them, it’s only up to you to define.
You want POC’s voices to be heard, but only POC who happen to share your exact opinion.
I’m sorry, no. That is ridiculous. It is one thing to tell someone who’s white that they can’t understand an issue like a POC can because of privilege; but if you use the same argument on a POC just because you don’t like their opinion, all you are doing is silencing that POC. Which is enough of a problem already. That POC’s opinion is just as valid as yours.
The idea of condemning POC for being “too white” is just as problematic as condemning women/feminists for being traditionally feminine. You are trying to dictate what it means to be a woman/POC to someone who should have just as much right to define that for his or herself as you do.
If you truly want to overcome discrimination and oppression, you have to allow minorities to speak for themselves - and that means every member of the minority. Not just the ones who have the opinion you think is the “right” one.
(This was taken from my page over at thisisnotgypsy.tumblr.com. I have not been a good admin over there, because, frankly I am tired of explaining. When I become untired, I may begin posting again. I have to remember that it is not my job to educate anyone..but I do try, and it is exhausting.)
First and foremost: THE WORD “GYPSY” IS AN ETHNIC SLUR. It is a pejorative. It is an exonym that is hurtful and offensive. You need to accept this, period.
We are NOT your halloween costume.
We are NOT your flowy skirt.
We are NOT your fashion sense.
We are NOT your wanderlust.
We are NOT “boho.”
Gypsy is not fashion
Gypsy is not traveling
Gypsy is not a headband
or a costume
or a long skirt
Gypsy is a hurtful ethnic slur used to refer to the Romani people.
We are a real people, with traditions, culture, and colorful heritage that spans centuries.
I decided it might be a good idea to put up a suggested reading list here. If youre interested in Romani culture, I highly suggest you read the following:
Dear Tattoo Artists (from this Tumblr)
“Gypsy” and Bohemian fashion. (from gadjedile.tumblr.com)
Im sorry, but no you cannot, and never will you be. by biggadjeworld.tumblr.com
The Pariah Syndrome by Ian Hancock
Roma Persecution in Europe from Amnesty International
Wikipedias entry on Anti-Ziganism (anti Gypsy sentiment)
Aj-Rromale, a Tumblr Blog
(in the tags I have included some words in which I often see “Gypsy” grouped with in hopes of spreading knowledge to people who group these words together)
Seriously, everyone. Read this. This is so, so important.
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