amishsicario · 2 days ago
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white autistics need to remember that. your skin color still gives you privilege. even if you are autistic. whether high mid or low support. speaking, lose speech, semispeaking, or nonspeaking.
your skin color benefits you. in everything you do. gives you better treatment. shield you from worse treatment from being marginalized by both your race and disability.
your survival doesn’t depend on you recognizing the privilege of your skin. many white autistic. like to forget that even though they marginalized by their autism. some more marginalized by their autism than others. that your race doesn’t marginalize you further.
but autistics of color. particicularly Black autistics. nonspeaking Black autistics. Black autistics with high support needs. people of color from a very young age have to be acutely aware of their skin color. and what it means to be that skin color. in this white supremacist society. in order to survive.
some of us recognize it consciously. verbally. others recognize it subconsciously. some don’t understand why, but affected by it every day.
white autistic experience not the same as autistics of color experience.
stop leaving out autistics of color.
so often “(x) is autistic culture” actually means “(x) is white autistic culture” or “(x) is lower support white autistic culture.”
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denizgibidirgokyuzu · a day ago
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Once upon a time in Monaco 😅🏎
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opelman · 3 hours ago
Tyrrell P-34 / Jonathan Holtzman / USA
Tyrrell P-34 / Jonathan Holtzman / USA by Artes Max Via Flickr: ESPÍRITU DE MONTJUÏCH 2022 / Circuit de Barcelona
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tikkety-tok · 10 days ago
Chalmers technical University at its best 🎓
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xoxo-ren-xoxo · 6 months ago
"I don't want to read leftist theory it's all written by old white men" FANON IS RIGHT THERE
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I understand not wanting to read theory because it's exclusive, elitist, or just plain hard to understand, but I'm begging you to please give Fanon's work a read if you can. Especially if your argument for not reading theory is the quote above.
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int-shako · 11 months ago
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utwo · 5 months ago
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Ford GT 40 MK II
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googifs · 6 months ago
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Impressive race.
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The only decent way to use white privilege
Edit: this is the first time anything I have posted has reached over 10k notes and I cannot be happier that this is the post that is getting attention.
Edit 2: now over 20,000!!!!! Keep it going - being a Karen could literally save someone's life one day
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Disclaimer: I am not the person who did this, I'm simply sharing the screenshots to spread awareness. I am a white person and I do want to be an ally in as many ways as possible so please share as many ways as possible that both I and other white people can do this
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mosqa · 10 months ago
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My first homebrew race! I didn't find anything that satisfied me for a plant-like race, so I made it. The woodling's description and stats, and all their subraces can be found on my instagram for free: https://www.instagram.com/thefantasticemporium/
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titleknown · 6 months ago
I will say, it really shows how white the whole “Tumblr sexyman” phenomenon is that Doctor Facilier from The Princess and the Frog didn’t end up as one despite having basically every possible qualification for such...
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spazztasticapples · a year ago
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sherane888 · 3 months ago
Gender identity and race are so intertwined in America. I’m a dark-skin cisgendered girl, but I often feel like like I’m not presenting myself as feminine enough. When I break this down I realize that it isn’t that I’m not feeling feminine enough, it’s just that I’m not fitting into what America tells me is feminine: small, dainty facial features, long straight blonde hair, fair skin. If I feel this way and I’m cis, I can’t imagine what my dark-skin trans sisters go through.
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4gifs · a month ago
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Premature celebration
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pinsaroulettes · 7 months ago
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Yuki  🤝  Charles Worried Pierre is mad at them
for @44lh 😽
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utwo · 7 months ago
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1927 Delage 15 S8 Grand Prix
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freemind-walker · 4 months ago
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fozmeadows · a year ago
race & culture in fandom
For the past decade, English language fanwriting culture post the days of LiveJournal and Strikethrough has been hugely shaped by a handful of megafandoms that exploded across AO3 and tumblr – I’m talking Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Dr Who, the MCU, Harry Potter, Star Wars, BBC Sherlock – which have all been overwhelmingly white. I don’t mean in terms of the fans themselves, although whiteness also figures prominently in said fandoms: I mean that the source materials themselves feature very few POC, and the ones who are there tended to be done dirty by the creators.
Periodically, this has led POC in fandom to point out, extremely reasonably, that even where non-white characters do get central roles in various media properties, they’re often overlooked by fandom at large, such that the popular focus stays primarily on the white characters. Sometimes this happened (it was argued) because the POC characters were secondary to begin with and as such attracted less fan devotion (although this has never stopped fandoms from picking a random white gremlin from the background cast and elevating them to the status of Fave); at other times, however, there has been a clear trend of sidelining POC leads in favour of white alternatives (as per Finn, Poe and Rose Tico being edged out in Star Wars shipping by Hux, Kylo and Rey). I mention this, not to demonize individuals whose preferred ships happen to involve white characters, but to point out the collective impact these trends can have on POC in fandom spaces: it’s not bad to ship what you ship, but that doesn’t mean there’s no utility in analysing what’s popular and why through a racial lens.
All this being so, it feels increasingly salient that fanwriting culture as exists right now developed under the influence and in the shadow of these white-dominated fandoms – specifically, the taboo against criticizing or critiquing fics for any reason. Certainly, there’s a hell of a lot of value to Don’t Like, Don’t Read as a general policy, especially when it comes to the darker, kinkier side of ficwriting, and whether the context is professional or recreational, offering someone direct, unsolicited feedback on their writing style is a dick move. But on the flipside, the anti-criticism culture in fanwriting has consistently worked against fans of colour who speak out about racist tropes, fan ignorance and hurtful portrayals of living cultures. Voicing anything negative about works created for free is seen as violating a core rule of ficwriting culture – but as that culture has been foundationally shaped by white fandoms, white characters and, overwhelmingly, white ideas about what’s allowed and what isn’t, we ought to consider that all critical contexts are not created equal.
Right now, the rise of C-drama (and K-drama, and J-drama) fandoms is seeing a surge of white creators – myself included – writing fics for fandoms in which no white people exist, and where the cultural context which informs the canon is different to western norms. Which isn’t to say that no popular fandoms focused on POC have existed before now – K-pop RPF and anime fandoms, for example, have been big for a while. But with the success of The Untamed, more western fans are investing in stories whose plots, references, characterization and settings are so fundamentally rooted in real Chinese history and living Chinese culture that it’s not really possible to write around it. And yet, inevitably, too many in fandom are trying to do just that, treating respect for Chinese culture or an attempt to understand it as optional extras – because surely, fandom shouldn’t feel like work. If you’re writing something for free, on your own time, for your own pleasure, why should anyone else get to demand that you research the subject matter first?
Because it matters, is the short answer. Because race and culture are not made-up things like lightsabers and werewolves that you can alter, mock or misunderstand without the risk of hurting or marginalizing actual real people – and because, quite frankly, we already know that fandom is capable of drawing lines in the sand where it chooses. When Brony culture first reared its head (hah), the online fandom for My Little Pony – which, like the other fandoms we’re discussing here, is overwhelmingly female – was initially welcoming. It felt like progress, that so many straight men could identify with such a feminine show; a potential sign that maybe, we were finally leaving the era of mainstream hypermasculine fandom bullshit behind, at least in this one arena. And then, in pretty much the blink of an eye, things got overwhelmingly bad. Artists drawing hardcorn porn didn’t tag their works as adult, leading to those images flooding the public search results for a children’s show. Women were edged out of their own spaces. Bronies got aggressive, posting harsh, ugly criticism of artists whose gijinka interpretations of the Mane Six as humans were deemed insufficiently fuckable.
The resulting fandom conflict was deeply unpleasant, but in the end, the verdict was laid down loud and clear: if you cannot comport yourself like a decent fucking person – if your base mode of engagement within a fandom is to coopt it from the original audience and declare it newly cool only because you’re into it now; if you do not, at the very least, attempt to understand and respect the original context so as to engage appropriately (in this case, by acknowledging that the media you’re consuming was foundational to many women who were there before you and is still consumed by minors, and tagging your goddamn porn) – then the rest of fandom will treat you like a social biohazard, and rightly so.
Here’s the thing, fellow white people: when it comes to C-drama fandoms and other non-white, non-western properties? We are the Bronies.
Not, I hasten to add, in terms of toxic fuckery – though if we don’t get our collective shit together, I’m not taking that darkest timeline off the table. What I mean is that, by virtue of the whiteminding which, both consciously and unconsciously, has shaped current fan culture, particularly in terms of ficwriting conventions, we’re collectively acting as though we’re the primary audience for narratives that weren’t actually made with us in mind, being hostile dicks to Chinese and Chinese diaspora fans when they take the time to point out what we’re getting wrong. We’re bristling because we’ve conceived of ficwriting as a place wherein No Criticism Occurs without questioning how this culture, while valuable in some respects, also serves to uphold, excuse and perpetuate microaggresions and other forms of racism, lashing out or falling back on passive aggression when POC, quite understandably, talk about how they’re sick and tired of our bullshit.
An analogy: one of the most helpful and important tags on AO3 is the one for homophobia, not just because it allows readers to brace for or opt out of reading content they might find distressing, but because it lets the reader know that the writer knows what homophobia is, and is employing it deliberately. When this concept is tagged, I – like many others – often feel more able to read about it than I do when it crops up in untagged works of commercial fiction, film or TV, because I don’t have to worry that the author thinks what they’re depicting is okay. I can say definitively, “yes, the author knows this is messed up, but has elected to tell a messed up story, a fact that will be obvious to anyone who reads this,” instead of worrying that someone will see a fucked up story blind and think “oh, I guess that’s fine.” The contextual framing matters, is the point – which is why it’s so jarring and unpleasant on those rare occasions when I do stumble on a fic whose author has legitimately mistaken homophobic microaggressions for cute banter. This is why, in a ficwriting culture that otherwise aggressively dislikes criticism, the request to tag for a certain thing – while still sometimes fraught – is generally permitted: it helps everyone to have a good time and to curate their fan experience appropriately.
But when white and/or western fans fail to educate ourselves about race, culture and the history of other countries and proceed to deploy that ignorance in our writing, we’re not tagging for racism as a thing we’ve explored deliberately; we’re just being ignorant at best and hateful at worst, which means fans of colour don’t know to avoid or brace for the content of those works until they get hit in the face with microaggresions and/or outright racism. Instead, the burden is placed on them to navigate a minefield not of their creation: which fans can be trusted to write respectfully? Who, if they make an error, will listen and apologise if the error is explained? Who, if lived experience, personal translations or cultural insights are shared, can be counted on to acknowledge those contributions rather than taking sole credit? Too often, fans of colour are being made to feel like guests in their own house, while white fans act like a tone-policing HOA.
Point being: fandom and ficwriting cultures as they currently exist badly need to confront the implicit acceptance of racism and cultural bias that underlies a lot of community rules about engagement and criticism, and that needs to start with white and western fans. We don’t want to be the new Bronies, guys. We need to do better.  
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b0bthebuilder35 · 6 months ago
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