LOOK at this wonderful algerian girl. look at this djazairia.
welcome to 2013, where white people making jokes about people of color is frowned upon, but people of color making jokes about white people is not.
welcome to 2013 where
- islamaphobia is widely accepted as a ‘thing’ in north america (idk about the uk and the rest of europe) and is a joke to many
- asian people are three times as likely to be arrested and black people are over six times as likely to be arrested as white people
- more black people are criminalized for drug use when more white people use drugs
- people joke about and use the genocide of a people as a costume (i’m talking about native americans/canadians people it was a fucking genocide committed by guess who more white people and you guys wonder why i think its problematic and downright racist to wear headresses/other garments as costumes??? omfg)
- fetishization of a race isn’t seen as problematic (e.g. ‘asian fever’)
- its actually a debate if white people can use a word that was created via the enslaving of a race but come crying if a black person dare call them a cracker (a word also borne from enslavement, to retort the n word that white slaveowners would call their slaves)
- people complain about people make jokes about white people (that are altogether harmless, seeing as you’ve got the upside in civilisation because of the institutionalized racism in western society) but don’t care about the actual white supremacists/neo-nazis who are actually walking around and breathing and living in todays society
- likei probably dont even have to list more so i wont i dont want to exert more energy bye
welcome to 2013
@ the first bullet point, yes Islamophobia is just as bad here in the UK
modern islamophobia more or less originated in europe and made its way to north america, tbh
Wow that pakistani ms marvel looks … really cool? like little mosque on the prairie but with superpowers
This is also referred to as The Just World Fallacy. If the world is “good and just,” then bad things must only happen to people who “deserved it or caused it.” Except the world is not good and just. And despite individual people choosing to be good and/or just, structures, institutions and systems remain corrupt overall. Primarily through the media is the idea that bad only happens to those who deserve suffering conveyed. Add this to the manifestations of oppression based on gender, race, class, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, size, etc. and things like rape culture for example, thrive. And even ideologies that appear “harmless” to some people like prosperity gospel, positivity culture, the law of attraction and American exceptionalism are based on ignoring systemic inequality and focusing on exceptional cases. They stand firm in this particular fallacy.
See, it requires quite a bit from a person to be willing to challenge the world as is. It is psychologically, emotionally and intellectually easier to victim blame. It also helps people protect their psyches from the thought that something bad could happen to them or worse, that they are the causes of those bad things happening to others.
Still…it’s unacceptable. Victim blaming = unacceptable. The right thing to do is listen and support victims/survivors of anything and the oppressed of any form of oppression and work to deconstruct the structures, institutions and systems that make it possible. On an individual level, it requires accountability.
aka Cognitive Dissonance.
No matter what you call it, it’s wrong.
And of course, blaming the victim offers us a certain psychological reassurance; if it’s their fault, then they could have done something to avoid it. We’re doing something to avoid it (we think), so we’re safe. If it’s not their fault, if it’s just the world we live in, then we aren’t safe. We can’t be safe. In order to be safe (well, safer; “et in arcadia ego”), we’d have to change the world.
That split second when I debate giving the Starbucks barista a generic white name rather than repeat my own twice, spell it once, then suffer the indignity of a cup skeptically offered with something incomprehensible; or risk getting caught by someone I know collecting a cup for a “Jen” but too late I already look like I forgot my name
Valerie June performing a Tiny Desk concert for NPR Music.
"Workin’ Woman Blues"
"Somebody To Love"
The idea is sound but it could have been executed better in a few areas.
W h a t
I rarely even bother arguing with tumblr’s own little racist community and usually my strategy is just to ignore their existence but I’m bored and I like traditional clothes- anyway: If you guys actually think that by googling “niqab” and then posting 8 images you are proving anything about the ethnicities in question or Muslims in general, anything relevant at all, then hah. Hahahhahahahaahahah. Like, I can imagine that whoever created this photo thought it’s some kind of masterpiece and probably sat there mumbling alone in a dark room “LoOK I hAvE pRoVEN thAT THE IsLaMS R STuPID I aM a GENIUS!!1” but ffs this is embarrassing and the only thing it proves is your almost laughable ignorance on Iraqi, Saudi, Afghan, Iranian, Pakistani, Syrian, Yemeni and Egyptian culture. Will you see some women wearing some sort of religious headwear in all of these countries? Sure you will, and frankly I don’t think they give a fuck about random people on tumblr not thinking they’re 〜diverse〜 enough. It doesn’t mean that every single woman from any of these ethnic groups are niqab-wearers or that these people don’t have a history, culture and heritage of their own, aren’t unique and don’t deserve to be recognized as such. Idk I could keep talking about this but it seems like a waste of time but here:
Egyptian clothes from a fashion show organized by Shahira Mehrez (who works on the revival of Egyptian clothing,she’s collected Egyptian traditional clothes&jewelry from different parts of the country)
Girl from Yemen
Pakistani bridal wear
This is from a show in Baghdad, clothes inspired by Iraqi folklore
Syrian clothes in a shop
(+ Major regional differences within every country.) This post also makes no sense because anyone who has visited the European countries in question knows that traditional clothes isn’t exactly something people usually wear on a daily basis. Go to Denmark for example; it’s quite rare to see people actually wearing traditional dresses all the time, they are often reserved for special occasions or for folk dancers. Like you’re more likely to see people wearing jeans and a t-shirt?? I could easily make a photoset of Danish, Austrian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, German, British and Scottish people all wearing the same clothes and based on that go claiming that these people don’t have their own culture and traditions and aren’t diverse or whatever, but I won’t because it’s obviously false. Anyone who knows anything about Europe knows that these “All European countries are the same” “Europeans don’t have a culture of their own” statements going around are just weird.
Btw I feel like I have to mention that the photo representing Finnish clothing is not Finnish at all. As suspected, y’all don’t know shit about the precious European ethnicities either lol. The woman in the photo is actually Turkish which makes this 10 times funnier to me since you know, Turkey is a country with a quite large *gasp* Muslim population. Here is the source for the photo. Congratulations, not only did you fail to prove that the different ethnicities of which some or a majority are Muslims don’t have a culture of their own but you don’t know anything about the different European peoples you pretend to care about so much lmao.
If you guys actually at some point in your lives take any real interest in Finland instead of just using it as some little pawn in your shitty racist posts, here’s some examples of Finnish clothing
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This is the kind of schooling I love that is so easily capable with the internet. It’s funny how the kind of people who make the original photo collage in this post hand curated the images they used to “make their point” about “middle eastern Muslim cultures having no diversity” when they obviously intentionally excluded all the more unique choices. By the way, let’s talk about how diversity is being exemplified by clothing and fashion, as if someone can not be diverse if they do not “look the part”. What a baseless way to judge a whole peoples’ cultural and historical history!
Thanks yanorayanora for putting in the effort and sharing your educated response!
im fine with the ghost story part but how loosely are we using the word celebrity here