This is the news story this girl is referring to: Vietnamese Nail salon’s racist Twitter tirade offends customers
Sharing this as an FYI to my Black followers on what the Vietnamese phrase “mi deng” means.
yoooooo missouri city, texas is like mad close to my home so yeah fuck evyerhing
Anti-black racism is pervasive as fuck in american vietnamese communities and back home in vietnam. This is coming from my own experiences within my homes, communities, and schools.
We have derogatory language for many other races. White ppl, latin@s, etc. But often, only those perceived as black or latin@ will be spoken of negatively.
Vietnamese children are taught to fear other poc. If a child is behaving badly in public and a poc is nearby we’d tell them that the “mi deng” will get them. As a child, I remember having to lie about a friend’s race if I wanted to go to their house. My Latin@ (I lived and continue to live in a large spanish speaking community) friends would become white or vietnamese girls.
The older generation carried much of their racism to america when they immigrated because of the war. In vietnam there are stereotypical blackface comedy skits that are still happening. And the younger generation of vietnamese americans absorbed this and the added systemic racism still evident in american culture. I continue to hear young vietnamese americans using racist coded language when they don’t want another poc to realize they’re speaking of them.
I’m writing all this to other fellow viets. If you see or hear your viet family members or friends saying or doing racist things call them out on it. Tell them that whatever they did or said was racist. My mother did not understand the harm she was doing until I explained it to her. This is a cultural and linguistic barrier that we need to overcome to ensure newer generations of viets don’t absorb that kind of racist bullshit.
Two fifth-grade girls slay Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”
i love those ps22 kids! Black girls are magic!
I think these girls just directed Adele to every empty seat on the planet.
SING BABIES!!! YAAASSS!!!
I… I have ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS…!?
WHA. WHY? WHEREHOW DID YOU PEOPLE COME FROM?
ARE YOU SURE??
ALL OF YOU. EACH AND EVERY ONE. I know I don’t really individually greet/thank you all. But believe me, I notice every time you’ve clicked that little plus sign. I have checked out your blog. Sometimes more than once. I often reblog things from you (whole pages from some of you) when I really like your blog. I almost never follow-back, not because I don’t think you’re awesome and neat, but because I can barely keep up with my dash now while following 26 people and I have this compulsive NEED to catch up on my dash every day, and that as it is means digging back 30-75 (for real) pages after I get home, feed cats, eat dinner, visit with the fam, and before I feel I can go to bed.
BUT. I LOVE YOU GUYS. SO MUCH. YOU ARE SO MUCH COOLER THAN ME AND I THANK YOU FOR GRACING ME WITH YOUR ATTENTION, HOWEVER BRIEF OR CASUAL.
First, a person who found me on deviantART told me that I am one of three people she/he counts as having gotten them into writing.
Secondly, they say they first read my fanfiction when they were 8 or 9.
So, I’m sitting here, mind blown out all over the wall behind me, feeling extremely flattered and incredibly old.
Oh my god.
Tom Hiddleston a study in tongue.
i enjoy the second gif very much..
Say What Now of the Day: IMDb user (and possible troll?) brian__007 posted a comment yesterday in the message boards for Peter Jackson’s upcoming prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that accused Lord of the Rings of ripping off Harry Potter. Brian’s rant quickly racked up more than 100 comments and was deleted, but not before the Internets captured a screencap.
Here’s the manifesto in full:
Overall, I like Lord of the Rings. However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off Harry Potter in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of “The Two Towers” that reminds one of Aragog from Chamber of Secrets. I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with The Hobbit in December. This would be fine, but why didn’t he just write this book first to begin with? I still like Lord of the Rings, though–don’t get me wrong–but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that.
WTF people do your research
I hope this is a joke…..
Holy mother of fuck.
almsot done with the cover to my sketchbook for this year, the title was a placeholder and i might change it before it gets printed. Sketchbook should be ready by San Diego show and then later available online.