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Cultural appropriation pisses us off, and if we see you appropriating our culture we will make you aware of it. Because you need to know you're wrong.

You cannot dissect a culture and pick out the parts you find "stylish" or "on trend" for the sake of looking "cute."

Diaspora Says No To Modi! →

fuckyeahsouthasia:

Originally posted by South Asia Solidarity Initiative on their Facebook Page:

Prachi Patankar
Today at 12:22pm
As some of you may know, Modi is visiting NYC on Sept. 28. A protest has been planned to oppose Modi’s welcome reception. “On September 28th, by celebrating Narendra Modi, the Indian American community will disregard the memories of the thousands who were killed, raped and displaced in Gujarat in 2002 and excuse genocidal Islamophobia. The Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA) stand in protest and condemn the prestige falsely handed to Narendra Modi. Regardless of his political office, we demand that Narendra Modi face a courtroom and a judge for his crimes against humanity! ” We hope you can make it. SASI is a leading member of AJA. In the meantime, we have found out that there may be a video projected as an opening to reception showing portraits of Indian American families as an anthem to show journeys of diaspora. This cannot happen. We should not let our history be copied into support for a hateful ideology and its leader, Modi. As a counter to a video —we have made a alternate tumbler page where we are asking Indian families here to submit a photo with their families voicing opposition to Modi agenda. Please post photos, quoted and tell everyone you know to do the same. We need to populate this with as many photos as possible. Please post your photo and spread the word!

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Donations for Jammu & Kashmir flood victims, Donate for J&K flood - HelpAge India →

joethought:

FYI, just USD 20 will help a family out with their medical needs. Please take the trouble to mail that check in, if online payments don’t work.

If you’re working, most corporates will match whatever donation you make, so you can potentially be sending twice as much money as you can, by making inquiries with your Human Resources.

Remember, anyone can be loud and hyperbolic about Kashmir on a blog. Here’s your chance to show Kashmiris that you actually care for them.

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Donations for Jammu & Kashmir flood victims, Donate for J&K flood - HelpAge India →

joethought:

FYI, just USD 20 will help a family out with their medical needs. Please take the trouble to mail that check in, if online payments don’t work.

If you’re working, most corporates will match whatever donation you make, so you can potentially be sending twice as much money as you can, by making inquiries with your Human Resources.

Remember, anyone can be loud and hyperbolic about Kashmir on a blog. Here’s your chance to show Kashmiris that you actually care for them.

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justyouraveragedesi:

If you ever see a brown person wearing traditional clothing in public you should support their empowerment and sense of identity rather than taunt and ridicule them

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dont-touch-my-bindi:

No one can ever pull off a Bindi as well as Desi women do. So just stop trying

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goatmusk:

i always feel inclined to reblog this because it is literally the best hair flip in the history of hair flips

goatmusk:

i always feel inclined to reblog this because it is literally the best hair flip in the history of hair flips

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euthanizeallwhitepeople:

theracismrepellent:

nagakonans:

not here for white girl opinions on men of colour tbh

Also not here for white boy opinions on woc

I’m personally not here for white people’s opinions on anything

I’m not trying to be cute I really just don’t care

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straight-up-dope

I saw a few food bloggers taking some of our dishes and promoting them as "new styles" and "Asian inspired" so I messaged them and they just told me it wasn't hurting anybody. What do I do?

Some people just don’t wanna learn. You tried on your behalf, and that’s good. Maybe try linking them to some articles that point out explicitly why its bad. But honestly, you shouldn’t have to. They should have the decency to stop, when you asked. 

-Mrunmayi

wowsobrown

So there's this whole new trend going on where these white girls are wearing harem pants, and "hipster" shirts. When I wore harem pants in elementary school I was called Aladdin, and homeless. Now it's a trend? I honestly hate this so much.

It’s only ‘cool’ and ‘interesting’ and ‘new’ when white people are appropriating attire that’s been around for hundreds of years…

-Mrunmayi

This is just a reminder that the deadline for this issue is September 30th, about one week from today.

thebindicollective:

Email your work and drafts to thebindicollective@gmail.com.

Submit submit submit! Literally taking expression in all forms for our first issue. 

virtualasshole

Is there a better blog than this one tbh

y’all can be so lovely sometimes.

ansunikahaniyan:

Shikhandi and Other Stories They Don’t Tell You

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women, Feminism clarifies women and men are equal, Queerness questions what constitutes male and female.

In his latest book, “Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You”, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explores the various stories revolving around queer topics that were a part of ancient Indian history but are seemingly and conveniently forgotten in the current society. 
Contrasting the popular belief in present day Indian society, that queerness and the LGBT+ community should be condemned and denounced as they go against the culture, traditions and history of India and are nothing but a Western corruption, Devdutt Pattanaik draws upon various Hindu oral myths as well as sacred texts which narrate tales of homosexual relationships, trans and intersex identities and other MOGII groups amongst not only humans, demigods and spirits but also Gods and Goddesses who constantly challenge the normative stances on gender roles and identities.

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dont-touch-my-bindi:

No one can ever pull off a Bindi as well as Desi women do. So just stop trying

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voodouqueen:

Honestly.. When PoC get to an age where they are able to deeply realize and internalize how intensely and directly racism affects them, as well as able to recognize the little racial microaggressions against them, it truly IS a traumatic experience. Its draining and depressing and painful and scarring. It can very easily make you lose the will to do anything or dream anything. And that is something that whites will never experience, thus never understand how deep this goes.

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