When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.


grocery shop





a white guy who was hitting on me just legit told me “i bet you prefer white guys… i mean we’re better than a bunch of weak chink geeks right ?!”

yeah cause that’s the way to my heart. insulting my culture, my entire race and our men. and nope, you ain’t shit compared to them. call me when you have 1/76865850th of the resilience, of the courage, of the beauty, of the honor, of the intelligence and the strength of asian men, you little shit. 




Important things from Igbohistory Instagram. European colonialism has, and still continues to dismantle the myriad of sophisticated social constructs upheld by so many African ethnicities, by presenting Africa as a unit by choosing to ignore the huge ocean of differences between ethnic groups, let alone countries.

Interesting fact: Many African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and states were referred to as ‘countries’ before the rise of colonial powers throughout Africa. They were okay as ‘countries’ when slaves and other goods were being traded. You’ll hear of the Ebo country, Benin Country, Whydah Country and so on when reading pre-1850 writing. If you label a kingdom or a state a ‘tribe’ this those what is described above but also implies there was no major or important political organisation. ‘Tribe’ made/makes indigenous African states and ethnic affiliations sound petty and unimportant. Imagine calling the Edo or Songhai people a tribe when their empires have wielded more power than most of the world ever has? But why would you call them countries when you’re trying to impose your own country on them?

I repeat: these stereotypes are dangerous. Reducing Asian women into a sexual object is not funny, it is not flattering. It is perilous. We can see this when Asian women are subject to race-targeted sexual violence. The racist nature of the crimes go unrecognized and unpunished, as if there is nothing wrong with choosing a rape victim because she is Asian.

In Spokane, Washington, two white men and a woman specifically hunted random Japanese women in an elaborately planned scheme to kidnap, rape, sodomize, torture and videotape them. Their motivation? According to police reports, the rapists had a sexual “fantasy” and “fixation” about young Japanese women, who they believed were “submissive.” (The very same beliefs so blatantly bandied about by Gawker and some of its readers.)

During a one month period in Autumn 2000, the predators abducted five Japanese exchange students, ranging from age 18 to 20. Motivated by their sexual biases about Asian women, all three used both their bodies and objects to repeatedly rape - vaginally, anally and orally — two of the young women over a seven hour ordeal.

In Spokane, one of the attackers immediately confessed to searching only for Japanese women to torture and rape — and eventually all pled guilty and were convicted. It clearly was a racially-motivated criminal case. The victims also believed they were attacked because of their race, the prosecutor told me.

What is astonishing, however, is that the district attorney failed to bring an additional charge that would have tagged the crimes as motivated by racial bias. The police also neglected to report the crime as a “hate crime,” as demanded by the Justice Department to keep accurate statistics of all bias-driven crimes. Although the attackers all received long sentences, an important opportunity to raise the nation’s consciousness was lost. We, as a society, were told that it’s not a hate crime to rape an Asian woman because of her race.

Jaemin Kim, Asian Women: Rape and Hate Crimes (via globalpoetics)

Fetishization isn’t real though, right..? My ass. Fetishization kills. Asian fetishes kill. Everyone needs to wake up. This isn’t the first or last story to be told.

(via fucknofetishization)


Today in Solidarity: Justice for Eric Garner Edition (8.23.14)

See how the NYPD is actually trying, though?

Why the fuck is Ferguson PD trying so hard NOT TO help the people?






Nicki is having none of your cisnormative bullshit. (x)

Fuck yeah Nicki Minaj!!

Nicki you’re the best

Watched the interview though and omg, she doesn’t even flinch or back down or laugh like it’s a joke, just. Oh my god. Yesss.

and this is how she just casually wins my heart.  <3


Asian & Black girls are constantly pinned against each other because we represent opposite sides of the “non-white people” spectrum. Asians are “submissive, quiet, and shy” while black girls are “aggressive, loud, extroverted” and whenever these paths cross, white people will get angry

They constantly tell Asian girls that they are the “good” minority, and in the same breath sexualize these women by taking and posting pictures of them clad in just swimsuits and japanese school girl uniforms

Whites tell us black girls that we are too loud and abrasive, but will put us on the front lines of Versace and Givenchy and praise our skin color and wish for our bone structure

Asian and Black girls are in a constant cycle of Idolization, dehumanization and fetishization and we need to break out of this vicious cycle and stand against white supremacy and this constructed racist institution





It’s so nice of her to cleanse their sins


The Aftershocks

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!



When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss 

Oh my god

I have a great affinity with Hispanic culture. I love their exoticism and passion.

Lana Del Rey (via mintsouls)

Lana Del Ray,
I knew you were problematic as soon as you wore that Native American Headdress in music video for ‘Ride’.

Not only did she use the term ‘Hispanic’ completely wrong, she also used exoticism which is an insult.

She basically said “I like this group of people who I think are monolith and can fit under the title Hispanic. I like them because they’re different than my culture. I see my culture as neutral and normal and theirs as spicy and other. How exotic!”

- Susie the moderator

(via fucknofetishization)

mod m here, I really liked her voice when I first heard it and some of her silly lyrics seemed quirky… until some months later when I saw her videos and found out her real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. Most of the time when people do brown face its horribly obvious but with her… its a bit more subtle because she usually looks tanned in her videos. But to see her in that headdress and know that she’s literally using a stage name that sounds latina isn’t just cute (from yfip):

 As afrodiaspores explains it “thousands face deportation and worse for having a Latin@-sounding name. (I don’t merely mean undocumented people, but also those erroneously assumed to be living in the United States illegally, and those ethnically and racially profiled for their names alone.) 

(via some-dragon-called-jab)