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Patrick - 2nd generation, Guatemalan and Irish queer man looking to figure out his place as a radical queer activist.

He/him/his; cis male.

A sophomore attending the University of Michigan with no real idea what he's doing.

Currently: Trying to figure out my major while simultaneously doing research and helping run Coalition for Queer People of Color and Michigan Latin@ Assembly.

If there's anything in particular that you need tagged - or if you just want to talk! - feel free to message me.

Guatemalteco, queer, and proud.

(Previously mercury10, occamsrazor10, ladlaz10, verwandlung10, quetzal10)

angrywocunited:

White women are the only group of women who will take “basic bitch” as a compliment, and write nonsensical articles like the one above. (x)

I’m laughing so hard right now, this is embarrassing. 

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reverseracism:

mockeryd:

melanin-queen:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Tiana’s one of my very favorite Disney princesses, but it really upsets me that a lot of her fans only like her for "what" she is as opposed to who she is. There is so much more to Tiana than her just being "the first black princess," and I only liking her because of something arbitrary like her skin color (as opposed to her awesome resourcefulness, sense of dignity, and ambition) is missing the entire point of her character, and that depresses me"

How dare you. How fucking dare you?!
Do you know how much it means to black girls and even black women that Tiana is black? Do you know what it means that little black girls have been growing up not seeing anyone who liked like them as a princess?
That when people would describe a princess a black woman did not come to mind?
Don’t you ever fucking insist that you’re the only person who likes her for who she.
Don’t you fucking dare think you are better than black women and little girls for clinging on to Tiana.

Not only that but when you’re a child, it’s so important you see a hero like you. A lot of white people do not understand this, thinking that children do not give two shits about skin color. When you’re young, that is one of the first things you see and one of the first things other kids will point out. Having a hero like you makes you feel validated and important. 
Is this such a hard concept to understand?

They can’t understand that she already won her fans over by who she is. What she is is another plus because of what she represents to children, especially coming from Disney. Seems to me that it’s more likely that the author of this confession is bothered by this celebration of representation because “it’s just a kids movie” when it comes to this type of representation, that’s why they assume that a lot of fans only like her because she’s black. ~ Eon

reverseracism:

mockeryd:

melanin-queen:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Tiana’s one of my very favorite Disney princesses, but it really upsets me that a lot of her fans only like her for "what" she is as opposed to who she is. There is so much more to Tiana than her just being "the first black princess," and I only liking her because of something arbitrary like her skin color (as opposed to her awesome resourcefulness, sense of dignity, and ambition) is missing the entire point of her character, and that depresses me"

How dare you. How fucking dare you?!

Do you know how much it means to black girls and even black women that Tiana is black? Do you know what it means that little black girls have been growing up not seeing anyone who liked like them as a princess?

That when people would describe a princess a black woman did not come to mind?

Don’t you ever fucking insist that you’re the only person who likes her for who she.

Don’t you fucking dare think you are better than black women and little girls for clinging on to Tiana.

Not only that but when you’re a child, it’s so important you see a hero like you. A lot of white people do not understand this, thinking that children do not give two shits about skin color. When you’re young, that is one of the first things you see and one of the first things other kids will point out. Having a hero like you makes you feel validated and important.

Is this such a hard concept to understand?

They can’t understand that she already won her fans over by who she is. What she is is another plus because of what she represents to children, especially coming from Disney.

Seems to me that it’s more likely that the author of this confession is bothered by this celebration of representation because “it’s just a kids movie” when it comes to this type of representation, that’s why they assume that a lot of fans only like her because she’s black.

~ Eon

doobiewrap:

saint-jerome:

Project Runway: “The Rainway,” Season 13 Episode 8

Designer: Sean Kelly

Model: Angelica Guillen-Jimenez

I am never getting over this

(vía whatwasoncesilver)

Day 38 (Pt. II). The event around undocumented students and their communities went so well!!!!!!!!!!!

monstertag:

Everything Brennan says is also something I want to draw so that’s convenient

(vía resceptre)

undisclosing:

when i was 3 i insisted on having this picture taken

(vía thegaysnowprince)

virginitied:

when the test question says “describe what’s happening in the picture” but the picture be like

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(vía errwardo)

fizzylimon:

jackinaction:

bonnsexuality:

sam-cortland:

Never apologize for your fluency in english.
If you have a different mother tongue, you are under no obligation to know english at all, let alone fluent english.
Never let anyone make you feel bad for not speaking proper english.
Be proud of your mother tongue.
Why should we learn their language when they mock and refuse to learn our own.

   (via)

I feel like this message is well intentioned but a little lacking in forward thinking. If you live in an english speaking country and intend to live there for the forseeable future you need to speak the language. This is common sense. Otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get a job, potentially even the right kind of healthcare if you were in trouble.

Basically: If someone’s being a jackass because you don’t have a full grasp of any language, kick em in the nads. But if you’re in an english speaking country and working in it, you need to know the language. Just like I would want to know Japanese before living in Japan.

Sorry if I sounded condescending, it is important though.

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A.) The whole point of this post is that immigrants to English-speaking countries are doing their best and don’t deserve to be scolded, and you literally did just that

B.) “Just like I would want to know Japanese before living in Japan.” Funny you should mention that, because literally the biggest complaint about expats in Japan and Korea is that they don’t  learn the language and complain about how the locals don’t speak English well enough to make up for it, so maybe you’re different, but like, at least argue with facts.

C.) If you think it’s easy to learn English, you’ve never tried to learn English as a secondary language, let alone as an immigrant who is not only past the age where language-learning is easy, and who is also probably working long hours in menial labor, thus sapping the time and energy they have for learning English.

In summary: you are being the exact person that this post is talking about, and you should take some time to reflect on that.

(vía weareallmixedup)

animals-riding-animals:

cool dog riding water buffalo

animals-riding-animals:

cool dog riding water buffalo

(vía jonathantylerh)

disvalue:

*romantically cums on your stomach*

(vía errwardo)