This may be a little naive of me.
But I really didn’t know that eyewitnesses were considered worthless if they were Black until 2 weeks ago.
I assumed that if 5 or 6 random people who didn’t know each other all said they saw the same thing it would be considered damn near gospel.
Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”
This anon’s statement reeks “reverse racism”.
>”Sucks to be white”.
A good friend of mine told me “reverse racism” is white supremacy backfiring on white people.
This anon should start telling the whites to stop their infatuation with white supremacy.
Anonymous said: Hi, loving everything about this blog so far!!! I have a question you'll hopefully be able to answer or guide me in the right direction. What kind of response would an Indian woman get if she makes PDAs with her girlfriend? This is regarding her race/culture specifically. Thank you.
India: Responses to PDA
Well, there could be lots of responses to this happening. In India as well, it depends on whether it’s in the more progressive cities or in the more conservative rural areas. Same with in Western cities - she could get racist comments or homophobic comments.
But of course the reactions change depending on where you’re from and who you’re with. From my personal experience, people would probably pretend to ignore it - pretend it didn’t happen, you know? And then talk to the girls’ parents about it later while gossiping about it among each other.
But I would ask Indian people that you know, or try to get more thoughts on it.
Indian followers, any thoughts?
Hey ya’ll! Two things here.
1. POC Profiles
We’ve been receiving some great submissions from helpful followers regarding writing people of various cultures and ethnicities. Based on these excellent submissions we’d like to extend this into a little something we’re calling POC profiles.
Essentially it’s an opportunity for People of Color and those of diverse backgrounds to share their experiences, grievances, and knowledge on subjects pertaining to them that they think will be helpful for writers portraying them.
Feel free to cover any topic as broad or specific as you wish.
The POC Profile page offers some ideas, but it’s up to you how you’d like to handle your submission.
2. Call for Guest Mods
As you all know, we’re a group of Black and Biracial, Chinese-Taiwanese, Indian, and Latina women who, while having a broad range of knowledge, can’t possibly have first-hand experience on every topic pertaining to People of Color.
That’s why we’d like to invite guest/part-time moderators who can assist with these asks that they’d be more knowledgeable within, such as questions on the following topics/peoples:
(ordered by frequency received)
- Native American
- Indigenous peoples (all regions)
- African ethnic groups
So if you feel you’ll be able to assist, please submit a Guest Mod App as we’d be happy to have you on the team.
Thank you, all!
-Writing with Color
ayy ya’ll tryna get on this?! ;]