It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of only reading white authors. In 2013, I made a conscious effort to read more books by and about POC, but still, only ~30% of the books I read featured main characters of color and only ~22% were by authors of color. Here’s a list of books published in…
This has gotta be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet
Black Panther Party and the Asian American Political Alliance
Time to reactivate
When choosing to be a sexy Indian princess this year for halloween please remember that 1 in 3 native women will be raped in their lifetime (mostly by non-native men) and remember by doing so you’re contributing to the harmful stereotype and sexualization of native women. Halloween is fun. You don’t have to be a racist piece of shit.
Ohhh. Are you listening? #nayyirahwaheed #poetry #salt #bookish
Bringing these back because it’s that time of year again.
San Francisco Chinese Restaurant Temporarily Closes Because White Gentrifiers are Annoying and Entitled
A series of customer complaints angered the chef-owner of the small Chinese restaurant so much that he chose to shut the doors, albeit, temporarily, SF Eater reports.
“We are closed because of you (customers),” one sign read.
“So…yes we use MSG, we don’t believe in organic food, and we don’t give a shit about gluten free,” a sign directly below the first proclaims.
The chef tells KGO-TV that he made the signs because he was tired of catering too hard to satisfy patrons.
To illustrate his frustration, he explained one of the incidents that led to the closure:
“The second guy came up to me and said, ‘The rule is, if we don’t like it we don’t have to pay.’ And as he walked out he started cursing at me and that’s when I went ‘poof’,” the chef says.
An employee with the restaurant told the SF Eater that another incident occurred just prior. In that case, the party refused to pay for their meals after saying the food was “too spicy.”
(To quickly address the stigmatization of MSG- it is racist bullshit)
The whites refused to pay for food bc it was too spicy……….
'We want chinese food but please not chinese'
also tho, i’m just thinking rn, like not paying a poc for something bc it was too spicy is like 3 of the whitest stereotypes rolled into one
The Stories That Europe Tells Itself About Its Colonial History
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“She said once she was shocked that her son while being taught Belgian history, was taught nothing about Congo. She said “They teach my son in school that he must help the poor Africans, but they don’t teach him about what Belgium did in Congo.” Of course, all countries are evasive about the past for which they feel ashamed, but I was shocked by what seemed to me not evasiveness but an erasure of history.
If her son doesn’t learn that the modern Congo State began a hundred years ago as the personal property of a Belgian king, who was desperate to get wealthy from ivory and rubber, if her son doesn’t learn that the hands of Congolese people were chopped off for not producing enough resources to meet the king’s greed, if her son doesn’t learn that the Belgian government later led Congo with a deliberate emphasis on not producing an educated class, so that Congolese could become clerks and mechanics but couldn’t go to university, if her son doesn’t learn that more recently, even though it was the Americans who installed the Mobutu dictatorship, Belgium was a major force behind the scenes propping him up, if this young Belgian boy, knows nothing about these incidents, then, at some point, they would perhaps no longer have happened because the past after all is the past because we collectively acknowledged that it is so.
This young Belgian boy would grow up to see Africa only as a place that requires his aid, his help, his charity with no complications for him. A place that can help him show how compassionate he can be, and most of all, a place whose present has no connection to Europe.
It is not that Europe has denied its colonial history. Instead, Europe has developed a way of telling the story of its colonial history that ultimately seeks to erase that history”
Grateful for nayyirahwaheed and yrsadaleyward Train commutes just got a whole lot better
LOVES, TODAY IS THE DAY! have you downloaded the kindle app yet. in celebration of the first birthday of ‘salt.’, both ‘salt.’ and ‘nejma’ along with ‘bone’ by yrsa daley-ward are available for FREE DOWNLOAD for kindle app/ kindle on wednesday, 10/1 - sunday, 10/5 :)))happy reading, loves !
I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people.
**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**
treasure. this is so valuable. thank you thank you <3