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a thirty-something queer feminist asian designer living the good life in chicago trying to fix the world one pixel at a time. cats.

April 9, 2014 at 5:45pm
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Grown-up Pictures

Big things are happening in my life and apparently Facebook photos aren’t going to cut it anymore. 

I’m paying someone to take pictures of me.

"What kind of photos?"

"Uh, grown-up selfies sort of? Like I’m working and not having science."

April 8, 2014 at 11:21am
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Evidence of Insurability

Filling out the form and getting info from Ex-GF.

My one request:

"Please don’t murder me."

April 7, 2014 at 11:12pm
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March 28, 2014 at 6:48am
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10 Warning Signs for POC in Interracial Relationships →


1. If your significant other claims to, or is known to “have a thing” for men/women of your race.

This is called fetishism, which generally consists of sexual/physical attraction based on stereotypes. For example: the “exotic” Asian/African women stereotype, the sexually potent Black male stereotype… If you’re with someone who just is “into” people of your culture, try asking them why. 

2. If they have a friend with racist views.
Birds of a feather typically flock together, and when it comes to things like this, the rule still applies.

3. If they don’t check (educationally confront) those friends when they express those views.
What you fail to speak against, is what you ALLOW to happen… I’ll leave it at that.

4. If they don’t bring you around family members.
This is sometimes done to shield significant others from discrimination of family members… But beware, the mentalities of family members can be infectious…

5. If they are ignorant of, or not making an effort to learn about you or the history/experiences of people of your ethnicity/culture.
Anyone who truly loves/appreciates a person will go out of their way to learn about the cultures which produced this person. That’s a no-brainer. When a person doesn’t make the effort to learn about the societal factors which shape the life of their significant other… that is a problem.

6. If they claim to be “colorblind”, or that “race doesn’t matter” or any of that other so-called post-racial, fake liberal B.S.

A person who says this is lying. They’re not saying that race doesn’t matter to them…. they’re saying that deep analysis of such topics make them uncomfortable and for their sake they’d rather just ignore any differences. As the saying goes “being blind to race is just ignoring something that you already noticed.” 

7. If you refer to dating them, or they refer to dating you as “trying something new”.

Doesn’t sound right to me… If you want to “try something new” try a new pair of shoes, or a new show on Netflix… But you don’t romantically try other ethnicities as if they’re flavors of Ice Cream, you experience people for who they are.

8. If you seem to be the only person of your race that they are fond of.

Do I need to explain this one?

9. If they cosign your criticisms of your ethnicity

I’ m not really a person who is big on criticizing members of my race when I’m around people outside of my race. Some discussions should stay “in the house” metaphorically speaking. But if you must talk about these kinds of these, your significant other should just be a listening ear. Anything more is out of line.

10. If they cannot, will not, are afraid to, or unable to have discussions on racism.

This is a symptom of a person who is living in denial, ignorance, or both. Either way, it ain’t healthy… Unless you’re in denial too, then y’all will probably get along fine.

11. If they ever say, “I can’t be racist because I’m dating you”

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The Black Excellence groupchat discussing this clip from The West Wing. #TeachTheBabies    

this? yes.

i’ve been making this point for a while now too

esp. in regards to Asians who like to maintain the east/west framework for analysing shit, not realizing just how much they are buying into white supremacy.

the line between asia and europe is, quite literally, arbitrarily drawn to keep all the poc out and maintain the fiction of a white europe.

basis your analysis using this framework isn’t about jargon or whatever

it is about actually understanding how fundamentally white supremacy has organized the world to centre it.

it is also why, no place on earth can claim to be beyond ‘western’ politics, as some Asians like to argue.

you use this map? you are not only accepting western politics, but you are accepting the power of white supremacy to structure how you perceive the world.

this is also what i mean when i say that white supremacy is global…

it literally informs how we perceive and understand the earth. it isn’t by accident that we are still using an inaccurate map drawn at pretty much the birth of colonialism and white supremacy.

about five fucking hundred years old.

fucking ridiculous.

basing your analysis on this means your theories are grounded in lies. and, thus, bullshit.

dayumn, white narcissism knows no bounds.

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March 22, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Wow this is great


Wow this is great

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#WhiteManMarchProtestSigns is giving me life

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March 20, 2014 at 5:33am
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Here are some more of the vintage postcard inspired pieces I did for Proletariat Games’ World Zombination! Click here to see the new video that just went up at GDC!

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March 18, 2014 at 5:13pm
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Who would’ve thought that the people against the White Man march would be more clever?

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March 17, 2014 at 7:14pm
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There was a “White Man March” this weekend and Twitter reacted perfectly

Massachusetts resident Kyle Hunt was so agonized by the entire world’s problems being blamed on white men that he called for a march to raise awareness of a little-known phenomenon he likes to call “white genocide.” Unfortunately for Hunt, the march ended up being more about the lack of support for his movement than “an international day for independent pro-White activism.”

In fact, barely 10 people showed up Saturday for White Man March in Cincinnati. Holding signs touting racist and objectionable slogans such as “DIVERSITY = WHITE GENOCIDE,” the protesters were very much in the minority.

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