lucifers-kittykat asked: Isn't it worth considering that, even though Jewish and Celtic people are white passing today and have white privilege today, this is a fairly recent thing and both of those groups share common experience with POC groups (such as colonialization, ethnic cleansing, being culturally stereotyped and othered, etc.)?
European Jews participated in the slave trade a lot more than people know due to the fact that no one wants to teach that part of history, and the Irish went through shit but not what PoC have went through and are still going through. Sure it may be recent that they are afforded white privilege but PoC are not nor have ever been afforded that so you can’t really equate persecuted white people to PoC.
Let’s not forget people of Irish descent despised being associated with blacks and engaged in violent anti-black racism themselves (all the way up to the 1970s). Participated in blackface as well.
lalameansiloveyou asked: I seriously LOVE reading your blog, but I have to ask about the preference/anti-black thing. I have found all types of men throughout my life attractive, but is it really anti black to say I prefer blue eyes on a man? Or to say that I prefer white guys?? I love my men of color, but I just find white guys more attractive. And not just because of the color of their skin. Is that wrong?? Where is the line between preference and anti-black because I definitely don't EVER want to be anti-black
think about your reasons as to why you prefer one over the other and assess for yourself what you are.
But at the end of the day, do whatever you want, don’t nobody really care
I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars.
Badass Trans Women You Should Know: Cecilia Chung.
Cecilia Chung is a senior advisor to the Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco City Health Commissioner, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She was honored last night by the California State Assembly as one of its Women of the Year for her tireless advocacy for trans women’s health access.
[Image: Cecilia Chung clapping in a crowd.]
french toast is good
yo have you ever had that thing idk where you put like butter and bread in the pan but you cut a hole outta the bread and put an egg in the hole??? its amazing you’d probably be good at making it too !
ive never done it but ive heard about it b4 n i mgiht try it tomorrow if i have the time :^ooo
It actually tastes a lot like french toast.
That is, disgusting.
how can u not like french toast!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my gosh!
My taste buds aren’t ruined from a lifetime of ranch and no hot sauce :P
I tried this once or twice and then I had to stop because for some bizarre reason frying toast like that does make it taste like french toast.
eggs in a basket taste NOTHING like french toast and also eggs in a basket are super easy to make idk why everyone on this site acts like it’s magic o_o
Cate Blanchett’s acceptance speech may have read feminist, and her wording was beautiful, except her thanking of Woody Allen (whose adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has come out publicly about her abuse at the hand of her proto-father) and intentional framing of him as a feminist film maker, that everyone seems so fast to ignore in congratulating her for ‘calling out the Academy.’
Blue Jasmine saw no other nominations or awards for a reason, and her acting deserved all it won, but Cate Blanchett chose to reinforce an industry that values male filmmakers and celebrities like Woody Allen over the children and young women they abuse and violate. That doesn’t sound very feminist to me.
iraniandiaspora asked: regarding belly dancing, twice just this month my sister has seen the situation where a white women was PAID to belly dance at bar/dance hall places. In highschool the white girls loved to dress up as belly dancers for halloween and turn around and say racist remarks about middle easterns. this whole fascination with belly dancers is nothing new; western imperialism has been obsessed with unveiling mysterious middle eastern women for a long tim. Hipsters diluting everything for their consumption