Seriously guys, put POC in your sci-fi movies, books, and tv shows. Seeing a film with none of them at all is actually kind of scary for me.
It would be like you sitting down to watch a movie about a dystopian near future and there are absolutely no men and the plot doesn’t address that at all. Like, literally wouldn’t your first thought be that men were at some point eradicated completely by the women?
That is what we’re pretty much forced to think about your entirely white fictional society. Maybe y’all herded us into death camps. Maybe y’all just shot us all in the streets. All I know is there are none of us left and no one seems to find it suspicious or unusual.
If you don’t want people to think that about your work, then for the love of god include us in your narrative.
can all these asian american youtubers take some classes on race and stop spewing post-racial nonsense and false equivalences to their young, impressionable, largely asian american audiences?
Post racism is a tool of white hegemony, don’t fall for it.
can asian american guy youtubers stop being such sexist little shits plsthnx
Anonymous asked: Becuase asian people, especially east asians are sometimes viewed in better light than other POC, can this be called asian privilege?
Privilege is NOT like hit points in a video game! Treating it that way just reproduces hierarchical white-dominated racial scales. It’s connected to institutional power and is culturally and historically contingent. Even white privilege is historically contingent in that it didn’t really exist before 1500 or so.
Some East Asians whose parents immigrated with a lot of social capital have advantages in life and a higher class position, others emphatically do not. This piece by Andrea Smith on the three pillars of white supremacy is a much more helpful way of framing the issue than video-game-style privilege calculation.
Someone who looks visibly East Asian in the US gets the benefit of positive stereotypes only in that racist institutions and people think, “they’re not like those other minorities”… most often, “not black”. So it’s really more of a kind of non-black privilege, if you use the framework of privilege at all. The privilege we get can be (and is) withdrawn by white people all the time. It’s nothing like white privilege.