1. How can I respond to people who get mad because POC get scholarships related to their race? A lot of my white friends are angry because according to them "white people have to work hard to get to college but POC (they usually use more derogatory terms though) get everything handed to them" and I don't know how to explain to them why they're wrong.


    Well you can hit them with some facts

    • More Evidence That Colleges Are Giving Money to Those Who Need It Least Scholarships are more generous for wealthier families

    • this post is helpful so is this charts and information here
    • "Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population. Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students. These statistics demonstrate that, as a whole, private sector scholarship programs tend to perpetuate historical inequities in the distribution of scholarships according to race." —  The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race Source
    • SoLDN: “Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students.  ”


    • Another post going in

    • Entire Archived “Affirmative Action” tag
    • Reverse racism is not a thing and doesn’t exist
    • Entire Affirmative Action Tag Discrediting That
      1. When some white college applicants wonder if they are not getting into competitive schools, because so many of the spaces go to minorities, they are connecting their individual experience up with a conception of the larger social structure… When you look at the data, you will realize that it is absolutely impossible for most college rejections to be due to affirmative action.

        — (Giddens 5)

      • Hard Truths: Affirmative Action  — (racismschool)
      • Ten myths about affirmative action
      • "Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchise" — (bohemianarthouse)
      • Your friends are attributing a lack of merit to People of Color. They’re assuming we have no capability of earning anything and that we just get everything as undeserved handouts that are for no reason. They’re actually a direct reaction to very recent and still presently continuing active disenfranchising discriminatory racist legislation and entire systems and structures in unfair bias and benefit towards white people that have existed for centuries and are not being dismantled as years continue

      Where’s your friend’s complaint about that..? Where’s your friend’s complaint about how all the white people my dad’s age had unfair access to schools over Black people while Black people were fighting for civil rights legislation and had to leave school to protest to have their humanity recognized?

      Why isn’t your friend upset about my parents having dogs sicked on them by the police and having the Police commissioner drive through their neighborhood in a military tank to instill fear in Black people? Why isn’t your friend mad that my parents were the group of the first Black kids to go to their high schools and how much of an extreme unfair advantage that meant for the white students over my Black parents..?

      How do people forget history so quickly…?

      The breakdown of who gets scholarships are as follows:

      White: Scholarship Recipients-798,400 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$1,891 Million
      Black: Scholarship Recipients-129,000 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$345 Million
      Latino: Scholarship Recipients-103,900 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$236 Million
      Asian: Scholarship Recipients-52,800 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$186 Million
      American Indian: Scholarship Recipients-19,000 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$56 Million
      Native Hawaiian: Scholarship Recipients-6,200 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$30 Million
      Multi-Racial: Scholarship Recipients-40,200 Total Private Scholarship Funding-$156 Million

      So my question is, why are white people getting scholarships just for being white? Right after you answer that, please tell me why white people are getting MORE MONEY on their scholarships just for being white? Seems unfair. We have to stop this affirmative action. (Oh and just in case you’re all people who see a Tumblr post and REFUSE to see the source within that post, here is where those numbers came from: Bloop! Bloop!)

      — Racismschool (From This Post)

      • It’s so bizarre how when Affirmative Action is brought up, it more often then not ALWAYS leads to this specific dichotomy between the capable white person vs. an incapable minority - and it’s always this comparison. ( reverseracism )
      — Source : (full video) — commie-pinko-liberal
    • When some white college applicants wonder if they are not getting into competitive schools, because so many of the spaces go to minorities, they are connecting their individual experience up with a conception of the larger social structure… When you look at the data, you will realize that it is absolutely impossible for most college rejections to be due to affirmative action.

      — (Giddens 5)

  2. espritfollet:





    This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

    I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

    Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

    No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

    Geography, people. It’s important. 

    This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

    What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 


    To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 

    Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:


    Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby


    Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva


    Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown


    (via stuffwhitepeopleask)

  3. onlyblackgirl:





    If you’re not English and you speak English that’s cultural appropriation

    except most of the world speaks english because of colonization/imperalism. but thanks for playing.

    If the trans-Atlantic slave trade hadn’t completely destroyed any chance I had of knowing my true country of origin you could most certainly have the shit back, but here we are, so you can shut the fuck up.



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  4. youngblackandvegan:




    My brother sent me a picture of a few young girls protesting outside of Party City in Harlem, today. They want Princess Tiana back.

    Amazing! “Kids don’t see racial differences.” “Tiana is available online only” You go girls!!!

    "Representation doesn’t matter."

    "Kids don’t see race."

    These girls just proved you all wrong.

    precious angels!

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    Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

    The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover


    (via goldycrocs)





    Mr. Rock reminding you of the white male dominated entertainment industry’s racist fuckery.


    Good ‘ol Chris, lol.

    Chris Rock to me STAYS WOKE and even though he play well with others he still keeps it real as fuck about race.

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  5. tiddiemeat420:


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  6. angelicsongx:




    I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell

    I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up

    Go here and just, don’t waste any more money okay?


    (Source: harrywantsababy, via theblackship)





    I think we all feeling his expression to this shit right now. lmao 

    I said I feel like him before I even scrolled down to see the rest of the post. We’ve been saying she’s mocking us but so many of you still don’t get it.

    shit is clear as day in their face though. I’ll never understand why some choose to be blinded. 

    Somebody kick her ass please

    (via ruinedchildhood)

  7. comeupkid415:


    The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

    This is one of the best things iv seen today

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