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"lesser" asian peoples that are important and ignored by most of tumblr bc of chinese japanese and korean pop culture is the only thing about asia western people know about

loaf4:

  • filipino
  • malaysian
  • indonesian
  • indian
  • bengali
  • laotian
  • thai
  • vietnamese
  • singaporean
  • north korean
  • iranian
  • iraqi
  • afghanistani
  • cambodian
  • burmese
  • lebanese
  • taiwanese
  • all indigenous people of all these countries
  • and so many fucking more im just forgetting a lot because there is SO MUCH MORE
  • asian people are not just attractive east asian people
  • asian people are so much more than a couple of countries’ pop cultures

Mon, Hmong, Nepali, Karen, Karenni, Chin, Yao, Lahu, Miao, Tibetan, Akha, etc.

7 hours ago on 19 October 2014 @ 10:37pm 18,707 notes

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

1 day ago on 18 October 2014 @ 7:46am 33,048 notes
1 week ago on 10 October 2014 @ 7:03pm 7,921 notes

Black teen in white foster home pepper-sprayed by police who mistook him for burglar

The foster parents of a Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina high school student are furious after neighbors mistook their son for a burglar and called police, who responded by pepper-spraying him in his own home, WTVD reports.

Stacy Tyler said she had left her home unlocked because she knew her foster son, DeShawn Currie, would be arriving home from school. When neighbors spotted Currie, who is black, entering the Tyler residence, they immediately called police.

When they arrived, they ordered Currie to put his hands on the door. “For what?” he said he replied. “This is my house. Why are y’all here?”

Officers then pointed to a photograph on the mantel of the Tyler’s natural born children, all of whom are white, at which point Currie became angry. After a brief argument, officers pepper-sprayed Currie in the face.

Stacy Tyler arrived home to find Currie being treated by EMS for the pepper-spray, and quickly cleared up the confusion with the officers, who told her that her foster son had been threatening and belligerent.

Currie insisted he was merely offended by the officer’s suggestion that he could not possibly be part of the Tyler family.

“I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved,” he said. “And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad.”

No charges were filed against him.

1 week ago on 8 October 2014 @ 11:07pm 5,493 notes

principia-coh:

After only 4 and a half hours of deliberation, the jury in Jacksonville, Florida, has found Michael Dunn guilty of the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis.

2 weeks ago on 1 October 2014 @ 11:23pm 2,318 notes
3 weeks ago on 23 September 2014 @ 8:36pm 50,059 notes

auto-zaography:

globalpoetics:

If you’re interested in knowing how racist white people are in this country, just ask any one of them to talk about korea and what they think of korea. and without fail, they’ll be extremely blunt with you and precisely show you how racist they are.

i have sincerely never seen before how white people feel so truly free to express their violent racism and white supremacist thought and attitudes.

You know I’ve decided not to be surprised by stuff like this anymore but I still have to smh

1 month ago on 15 September 2014 @ 10:11pm 951 notes
OWM: what is your name?
Me: [insert non-asian name]
OWM: No, what is your reaaaaaal name?
Me: [deadpan repeat].

i know the feel.

Equally annoying as balls. 

1 month ago on 6 September 2014 @ 7:37pm

heidi8:

theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

My kids thought they were beads in the bucket, or ball bearings. I explained what they were, and why Orlando was pouring those instead of ice. 

I know the degree of privilege I have - we have - to not know what shell casings are - I’d never seen them myself until I was 14 and paid a visit to a military base - and God willing I hope my kids never see them In Real Life. In this context, they’re something to think about, and they hopefully will spur action. 

2 months ago on 20 August 2014 @ 11:25pm 16,344 notes

cognitivedissonance:

Fuck everything about this.

Wearing one of these shirts is flat out advertising a person’s disgusting racism and should be reviled as such. The KKK is also raising a defense fund for Darren Wilson. Let that sink in for a moment.

The cops met the 125 protestors on bicycles and on foot, with no riot gear, tear gas or SWAT. As opposed to tonight, when they gassed the crowd and threatened to shoot a reporter.

Spread this shit like wildfire, y’all.

2 months ago on 19 August 2014 @ 3:10am 10,172 notes