Ryan DeRobertis also known as SAINT PEPSI released today his first single “Fiona Coyne”, on Carpark Records. It’s the perfect track to chill on a rooftop during summer with a cocktail, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time.
My summer anthem right here, such chill music.
I feel like a lot of non-black POC tend to act like they have some kind of exclusive, vaguely pat-on-the-back “in-card” when it comes to blackness, simply because they’re not white.
And I kind of get it, because non-black POC are targets of racialised violence too, and yeah, it fucking hurts, and solidarity and all that, but this– what’s happening in Ferguson– this is not about us. And I think what we really need to do is critically examine ourselves and the privileges that some of us are afforded because we are not black.
We don’t share the same history of slavery and oppression as African Americans, we aren’t the ones who were executed by white police officers in the past 28 days, we aren’t the Black people lynched in the past 400 years. We are victims of institutional racism but it isn’t the same, and we need to stop pretending that we all go through the same shit, because we don’t. To try to shift the focus and make this about “all POC” or “other non-white races too” is so incredibly reductive and disrespectful, and takes away from what is happening.
You don’t run into someone’s father’s funeral and go “well what about when MY dad died??” Stand in solidarity, show compassion, contribute to bail funds, sign petitions, do anything to support people in Ferguson, but for God’s sake, don’t fucking derail this and make it about anything other than black people.
While it’s true that we all bleed red, it’s not our blood that is flowing.
If there was ever a time to NOT be using “poc” it’s now. Do not generalize. Do not say “what poc are going through!”. It’s black people. What BLACK PEOPLE are going through. It’s not generalized racism, it’s anti-black racism and this is a time to be direct and listen to /black/ people and talk about black people.
Please stop fucking stereotyping white people in this whole Ferguson situation. Not all white people want to take guns and go outside to shoot black people. Not all white people hate black people. Not all white people think what happened was a good thing. Not all white people are brutal, terrifying individuals. Please stop pushing me into a terrible group just because I have the same skin color as someone who hurt one of your own. It’s just as unfair as what happened in the first place.
From a fellow white kid: “It’s just as unfair as what happened in the first place” I’m sorry, did you DIE? Are you choking on tear gas right now? If your actual main priority is “not all white people” while people are being tear gassed and trapped in a martial law state and shot, 911 suspended, snipers on everyone who makes a “wrong” move even when their hands are up, you are part of the same white people. You are one of the many main reasons why the cops are still getting away with this hellscape. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Yes, everyone knows that you’re not out there shooting people, because you’re spouting bullshit on tumblr, congrats you have an alias. But if you seriously think that your feelings are just as important as hundreds of people’s lives, that the stereotypes that make you feel vaguely offended are on the same level as the stereotypes leading to people’s arrests and sieges and death threats right now, words cannot express how fucked up you are.
Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation
This applies to those misusing and misappropriating the language as a joke. Millions of people speak it and it’s inappropriate and ethnocentric to treat it like a joke. The more people on the internet talk about waifu, kawaii, senpai, and ridicule the language nonchalantly, the more discouraged and embarrassed Japanese living in America and other Western countries become of speaking their native language.
It might not hurt those making light of it, but it sure as hell makes things difficult for me and many others who are proud of our language, culture, and lifestyle.
京都精華大学 オープンキャンパス [ 2014 / 07 / 26 ~ 27 ]
Directed / Edited :
by Kenji Shimatani ( nokir™ )
Ikiya ( ikiya.jp/anounce.html )
Renzu - Kamui ( soundcloud.com/renzu ) CC BY 3.0
Anecdotes by medical practitioners"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”
"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”
"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”
"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”
"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”
"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”
"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”
“I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”
Oh my god… I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry…
I am stunned. Oh my god.
THIS is why we need good sex education