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White people: but why can’t I cosplay a person of color IT’S NOT LIKE I HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS WHATEVER IT’S NOT BLACKFACE IT’S JUST ME BEING MORE AUTHENTIC
I just. Ugh. Dear fellow white people: if you ever say anything like this sentiment to/around me, I swear to god.
Like, oh no, people think you’re a racist, insensitive dick if you cosplay Korra! WHO ELSE COULD YOU POSSIBLY EVER COSPLAY GOD IT’S LIKE ALL
BADASS FICTIONAL CHARACTERS ARE NON-WHITE wait, no it’s not, and you’re an asshat.
ugh, and all these people up on damnlayoffthebleach’s tumblr like “oh but no one says it’s fucked up to cosplay an animal character” ….did you seriously just compare poc to animals. Seriously. Did you just do that and at no point think, “Wait, maybe I shouldn’t compare a living, breathing, feeling human being TO A FUCKING ANIMAL?”
I don’t know how people of color deal with this, because oh my god. Oh my god. These fucking douchebags.
How much do you want to bet that if they saw footage of animal abuse, and footage of the shit PoC have to deal with every day, they’d be more affected by the animals.
I am proud to say I love animals more than humans. Which is a reason why I am a veterinary student and soon to be an owner of a rescue. PoC aren’t being ripped apart for their skin to be sold, PoC aren’t being slaughtered for food, PoC aren’t beaten, neglected, skinned alive, aren’t being forced to fight to the death for money at the hands of thugs, aren’t being thrown away to slaughter houses because they cannot perform, people do not poison your food so you’d die because you are a stray and unwanted. You are not forced into tight kennels and forced to give birth, over and over again. You cannot compare racism to ANIMAL CRUELTY. You aren’t being tested on, poked and prodded to see what happens to you in the next 15 minutes or for the rest of your life.
I have seen cases where a dog was left outside with no food, no water, completely emaciated, with about 500 ticks on/in her ears, and the woman who owned her said “Oh I was planning on taking her to the vet next week” This dog didn’t end up like this over night, it broke my heart. The dog was positive for heart worm. So you see, you cannot compare racism to animal cruelty, it just makes you look like an idiot.
Educate yourself on animal cruelty before you speak.
I would also like to add that some animals are discriminated because of their breed, such as pitbulls. There are pitbull bans in some city/states, where they are illegal to own. You do not have to face that, but they do. All because of the sick humans, who breed, buy, sell, and fight these victims of violence.
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“I’m going to rebuttal by affirming what OP was talking about to the letter”
Sigh, white people.
Can I please have whatever you are smoking or drinking? That shit must be AMAZING! I know you’re on something because there’s no way in HELL you can be sober and produce some shit like this!
What the ever-loving fuck atoms-girl?
PoC aren’t being slaughtered for food,
Google: Black babies and crocodile/alligator bait
PoC aren’t beaten, neglected, skinned alive,
Google: The Atlantic Slave Trade, Lynching during Jim Crow, James Byrd Jr
aren’t being forced to fight to the death for money at the hands of thugs,
Google: Angola Prison Rodeo
aren’t being thrown away to slaughter houses because they cannot perform,
Google: Blacks and the Industrial Prison Complex
people do not poison your food so you’d die because you are a stray and unwanted.
Google: Pink Slime found in inner-city school lunches
You are not forced into tight kennels
Google: Overcrowding and Housing Projects
and forced to give birth, over and over again.
Google: Pro-Life and the ‘Black children are an endangered species’ campaign
Google: Hatian children and child trafficking.
You aren’t being tested on, poked and prodded to see what happens to you in the next 15 minutes or for the rest of your life.
Google: Henrietta Lacks, Tuskegee Experiment, AIDS research concerns in Africa
Do your homework before you talk out your ass. Prove to me that POCs aren’t the treated as bad as and sometimes WORSE than animals. Go ahead.
I can’t even.
Somebody actually just said ‘why can’t we all just get along’.
I love white people’s constant need to put POC on the same level as them when it comes to racism, like we’re just as culpable as them, just as actively engaged in causing racial tensions, and it is just as much our responsibility to end it as it is theirs.
“Just because somebody is actively murdering you/killing your children in the streets is no reason for any unpleasantness.”