Photos from a friend’s wedding in Phayeng village, Manipur, India. The groom waits as the bride prepares.
when the “bindi” tag is 80% white and 20% desi then something is clearly wrong
when the “bindi” tag is 80% white people hating on desi women for calling them out on their bullshit and 20% desi women defending themselves, something is clearly wrong
You won’t find nirvana in India. You won’t find spirituality. You’ll only find the brunt of daily existence, which ripples through the entire planet and is a part of human existence.
Even the brief partition of the clouds, in which you feel spiritually connected to something, is you feeding the hollowness of your own existence with the poverty of someone else’s. If you romanticise hunger and poverty, you’ll only receive disappointment and depression in return.
famous white proverbs
- "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"
- "STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD"
- "MY BEST FRIEND/BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/WIFE/ HUSBAND/GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER’S UNCLE’S COUSIN IS BLACK"
- "UM IF SOMEONE SAID THIS ABOUT A BLACK PERSON IT WOULD BE RACIST"
- "THIS APPLE JUICE IS TOO SPICY"
So the real question is, can I eat tacos even though I have not hand-made the tortillas like my husband? Because they are tasty like yoga. Are you offended that he maybe found the Shinto traditions at our wedding "stylish?" And what if we have kids?? —by princessvengeful
wtf are you even on about
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Last Updated September 29 2013.
We made the list y’all!
guys this is beautiful
Tumblr has come such a long way. I remember when I started this blog four years ago, my dash was all white. As far as I knew, there weren’t many other PoC/Woc related blogs. And I got so much shit for making this. But now, looking at this list. <3 Proud of y’all.
Whoops, reblogged to espritfollet. Anyways. Yay tumblr. If only we could get back the “users recommend” feature. Not just the same eurocentric stuff tumblr recommends.
"In some ways, I feel like I haven’t done anything special. I just liked to play basketball and made the college team. It’s not that different than so many of my friends I grew up with. On the other hand, I realize that I have overcome a number of challenges and that this is a huge step for my community."
Darsh Preet Singh’s college jersey is hanging in the Smithsonian this month. Why? He was the first Sikh American NCAA athlete to play wearing a turban.
FaithStreet talked to Singh about his hoops career and what it’s like to be an inadvertent trailblazer.
A desi friend gave me some sticker bindis as a Thank You gift, and I'm not really sure what to do with them (or really how I should have responded when she gave them to me). I'm not Hindu or Desi, and they weren't given as part of an invitation to a wedding, holiday, or other event where I was being invited to celebrate her culture with her, so I'm not going to wear them. But I'm afraid it would be rude to throw them out or refuse her gift. Any suggestion on handling this situation? —by buttonmeupbuttons
Stick ‘em in your desk and bring ‘em out next time you’re invited to something. Done. Next question.
This is a rant
Yes this is mod Nikita and I don’t mean to speak for the other mods but I’m sure they’d agree BUT I’m tired of seeing the same questions over and over again!!!! Stop asking the same questions!!!!! Read through our FAQ/previous asks!!!!! If you have to question it, it’s probably appropriation!!!! Bindis are desi!!!!! If you are part of desi culture or participating in a desi event, go ahead, wear a bindi!!!!!! Other situations are pretty much not acceptable!!!!!!
bottom line is
STOP ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS
Are bindi's purely traditional fashion in India, or do they also have a spiritual meaning in Hinduism? —by sirentothesailor
Culture exchange does not equal appropriation. Exchange is when cultures exist in balance, when elements of each culture are shared and understood.
When Asian-Americans are fetishized, homogenized, when they are afraid to take in their lunches to school for fear of having them called ‘smelly’ and ‘weird’ or refuse to wear their bindis to school for fear of being alienated by the other kids, meanwhile pagans/new agers/white girls slap plastic on their foreheads and call them bindis and pretend to be g*psys and shit, croon over how much they love Korean men, talk about their love of sushi, that’s appropriation.
When little Black girls are told that their natural hair is unacceptable, that it must be straightened in order to be presentable, when Black men must cut of their locs because they’ll never be able to progress in life because white people view them as thugs and criminals, meanwhile white girls with sheep looking matted hair try to claim their hair as ‘dreadlocks’ and play at bullshit hippie boho namaste shit- that’s appropriation.
When Native women are being raped, Native children are being snatched from their homes and kidnapped, their land being encroached on and being forcibly assimilated, meanwhile white people are over hear playing Cowboys and Indians with fake as war bonnets and racist face paint,and this ‘spirit animal’ shit that’s appropriation
When Mexican-Americans are considered worthless and lazy, told to go back where they came from, fetishized, and have governments refusing to teach their own fucking history meanwhile white people are dressing up in bullshit ‘sugar skull’ make-up, that’s fucking appropriation.
i think what people don’t realize is that people in activist spaces don’t actually like being angry all the time
we want to be able to go about our day without constantly being on guard for casual abuse, degradation, and shitty behavior hurled our way
we’re not angry at you because we think you’re unconditionally terrible people
we’re angry because we fully believe that you can do better
everything you do now, except maybe less of the “is it appropriation if…?”, because holyyyyyyyy they get redundant
Yes I totally feel we’re tired of answering the same questions over and over again