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noterin:

Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.

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So I’ve gotten a big response to this and thank you all, really. There are some things I wanted to address that I couldn’t originally because, as you can see, Twitter is kind of an awkward platform for long text—

Cultural Values: I get it. I come from a culture where elders have the final word and children (no matter their age) do not talk back. I’m the first generation to be born in the U.S. so I had to tread lightly.
This is your call to make. I didn’t speak to one of my aunts (and I saw her constantly) for months because of an argument we had over anti-blackness. She tried to turn my mom against me, my other aunts, my cousins… I was ready to take that chance because I didn’t depend on them financially, and I wasn’t going to depend on them emotionally if they couldn’t confront their bias. I understand if you’re not, and the stakes are personally too high for you.

Immediate Family: I know. It’s hard, even if you’re living on your own, to confront your mom or your dad or your siblings about racism. These are the people who raised you and (hopefully) love you unconditionally, and it’s not easy to criticize them. But if they realize that they love you more than holding onto some misguided stereotypes, they just might start changing.

Extremely Stubborn People: Oh, ohhh, these people. The ones that are so, so adamant about their beliefs they refuse to even skim an article you’ve sent them. The ones who are just convinced that reverse racism is real and oh my God you know one time a Black woman called me a cracker and it hurt my feelings ok!!1!
Weigh your options. You can keep charging at them, hoping to one day make a dent in that marshmallow of hate. You can drop them completely.
Is it a normal reaction to cut someone out of your life because of their racism? I don’t know, but I’ve done it to white friends who ended up making me feel more uncomfortable than any friend should. It certainly sends them a message.

Again, this is all up to you. Everyone’s circumstances are different, and I know I always have to pick and choose my battles. I’m not going to start an argument with a stranger who’s twice my size, or turn my workplace into an uncomfortable battleground, but I’m also not going to just pat myself on the back for not being a racist in a sea of racists. It takes more than that.

1 day ago 1,005 notes via noterin

Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.

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Anonymous asked:
who is erin and why is jesus her boo huh??

concretar:

Erin is my friend and also Jesus Fernandez’s #1 stan tbh.

2 weeks ago 2 notes via concretar

We each need to find our own inspiration, Kiki. Sometimes it’s not easy. 

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fifaworldwar:

fuckingfootball:

strawberryjazz:

afootballobserver:

USA 2-2 Portugal [WC 2014 Group G] 22/06/2014

Duuuuude, Ronaldo is nassssty!

Insane

My computer sprung off my lap and onto the floor from the boner this just gave me

fifaworldwar:

fuckingfootball:

strawberryjazz:

afootballobserver:

USA 2-2 Portugal [WC 2014 Group G] 22/06/2014

Duuuuude, Ronaldo is nassssty!

Insane

My computer sprung off my lap and onto the floor from the boner this just gave me

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nerd-utopia:

Orange Is the New Black - Cast Members Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz, Laura Gomez and Dascha Polanco in the Summer 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas

withasingleballoon:

#is 32 years old has 3 children has won the biggest trophy in club football has an mbe

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