manassee65-12 asked: I know it's a stupid question to ask but are Latinos black or white? Or they're just Latinos?

thisisnotlatino:

Latinx is an umbrella term that describes a large variety of people. Latinxs can be black, white, native, a combination of races, a variety of ethnicities too. It really depends on the individual.

-m

twofistin:

themillionlivesofgilgameshofuruk:

owning-my-truth:

tashabilities:

thefemaletyrant:

cheersapplespears:

thefemaletyrant:

everything-naija:

blood—sport:

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.

Did Igbohistory quote the person who actually wrote this? As I read this, I had the feeling that I’d read the exact words before and not from Igbohistory. In fact I believe that I shared a link to the original essay on my tumblr years ago but I can’t find it now, I will sha…

I was taught this in my African History class, and since then i stopped referring to my people (Yoruba) and other ethic groups of Africa and the world as tribes. This large groups of people are nations with strong rich history and deserve to be respected as such. 

i do hope that igbohistory doesn’t claim that this is their own work, and they simply forgot to cite where the information comes from. 

I updated! I made a mistake pls, it was very similar to another essay I’d read but not the same.

I BEEN saying this, YES.

'Tribe' is a white anthropological word meant to diminish.

And can people still stop referring to the Amazigh as “Berbers” which means “barbarian”. Otherwise great points.

reallycooldood
you read this?

This is a neat article. Still, is there a better word for ‘a small group of people that share a common background, culture, and language’ than tribe? The kusu are tiny, and while it could be argued we’d be in the same ethnic group as the Tetela, since we’d always been seen as sister tribes. But still we have our own language (kikusu) our own art tradition, and our own history that’s distinct from them and the others in that region. Like, we aren’t all like the Igbo or Bamana in that Central Africa isn’t the best place for a large sort of unified group of people sharing a common societal base. Is there a good word for that which isn’t tribe?

Why label based on size? A people is a people - a nation, a nation - regardless of size, yes?

quisqueyameetsborinken:

Joseline Hernandez

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Fucking white people

every person ever at least once regardless of skin color, heritage, or religion (via spicy-vagina-tacos)

even white people say this

(via draggedqueens)

ursulatheseabitchh:

So I made this thing and I’m pretty proud of it, haha.

Under the racial state, there is no such thing as Black citizenship. The myth of Black citizenship scaffolds immigrant rights activism as well as the academic scholarship that supports it. Regarding the latter, in Asian American Studies, numerous scholars are quick to emphasize that African Americans gained citizenship before Asian Americans and their comparisons of Blacks and Asians tends to argue that the racial formation of which the latter is subject is civic ostracism and exclusion—as if the racial subjugation of

African Americans is somehow unrelated to the practices and logic of civil society. In Latino Studies, there is an evident animus to African Americans, expressed as concerns about Black xenophobia and Black insensitivity to illegality. The thread that binds Asian American Studies and Latino Studies scholarship is a belief in Black American citizenship, a hostility to which actually demonstrates that the legal document, in the case of Blacks, does not actually matter. What both Asian American Studies and Latino Studies, as well as immigrant rights activism and non-Black liberals and progressives in general presume, is that Black people have citizenship but that spectacles of anti-Black racism—such as the recent Troy Davis execution, the Oscar Grant murder by a white police officer at the Bart station in the Bay, or hurricane Katrina—demonstrate the contingent and flexible nature of citizenship. Such gestures attempt to re-imagine African Americans as akin to immigrants of color, whose status is tenuous, contingent, and flexible to the demands of the nation-state, capital, and whites.


But for Blacks, there is no such thing as circumstance, pretext, or even, to use the words of immigrant rights activists, legality or illegality. To assume as much means that we can identify historical moments in which Blacks are not guilty. Of course, Blacks are not always guilty of committing the criminal acts they are accused of and in some cases, the courts have affirmed as much. But Black people are never not guilty of being Black and thus their experience of being criminalized—which is ontological and not behavioral—cannot be conflated with or subsumed under frameworks common among immigrant rights advocates. Or, as Kenyon Farrow, in his remarks at the recently held New York City Troy Davis Memorial succinctly put it: “we must come to accept that to be Black and ‘innocent’ is an oxymoron in the world we live in.”

Tamara K. Nopper, “Race, Illegality, and Detention: My Remarks at Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported” (via so-treu)

/DAMN!/

Anonymous asked: what's the difference between race, ethnicity and nationality? im always confused

thisisnotlatino:

thisisnotlatino:

My dad’s nationality is Venezuelan. He was born there and raised in the culture. Ethnically my dad is Spanish, Portuguese, Moroccan, and French. He is a biracial Latino. He is white and black. He just calls himself Venezuelan as nationalities really are the most important in latinx identities.

As for my OWN nationality, I am from the states, but because of my parents I am also Mexican and Venezuelan. This is no indicator of my ethnicity or race. It just tells you my cultures. Ethnically I am still what my dad is on top of what my mom is.

- Nichole

^^^^^Nichole offered a great example!!!!!!

Race: White, Black, Asian…. it has to do with taxonomy and how humans are “classified”. Its not a real thing because humans are 99.99% identical and race has to do with your phenotypes and how you look and your ancestors and where they are from.

Ethnicity: This has to do more with culture and a group of people which you share a commonality with. This can and does include religion, food, cultural coming of age practices, languages, relationship between gender, class roles ect.

Nationality: Is the country in which you reside in. When you get a passport, the country which the passport is from is your nationality. This can cause some issues because in Germany for example, Turkish people are not granted a German nationality so they can live in Germany, be born in Germany and have a German passport but their nationality is always Turkish.


-m

cindymayweather:

"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)

I don’t know if that’s just an example or if Beyonce has been cast in a movie I don’t know about, but for real: if the character is in a wheelchair the whole time, they coulda hired an actual black female wheelchair user for the role (hypothetically or actually).

Anonymous asked: No one is saying it's a race. Her mom has medium skin tone with thick frizzy hair with brown eyes.

thisisnotlatino:

So does my great great grandfather (rest his soul) and he was born and raised in Spain and is a Spanish white man. Brown, curly hair doesn’t mean youre not white.

-m

Anonymous asked: The faq confuses me, are you white passing if you're less than half latinx

thisisnotlatino:

White passing just means that you look white. It means that white people think you’re white. It really doesn’t have anything to do with you being mixd or anything, its just has to do with how you look.

-m