Forever fighting with my mom about racism
The iconography of mixed-race fashion models and spokespeople often reinforces white supremacist beauty standards by fetishizing mixed-race bodies as uniquely beautiful, so long as they are impeccably groomed according to middle-class beauty standards, well dressed, and relatively light skinned. The commodified coolness and sexual exoticism of these bodies are derived from their intoxicating hint of color; just enough forbidden and dangerous racial difference to give consumers a buzz, but not enough pure blackness, brownness, or yellowness to make them feel sick or threatened.
if you seriously cannot tell the different between “i hate the group that i am oppressing” and “i hate the group that is oppressing me” you need to sit down and shut up
"i hate trans people" is not the same as "i hate cis people"
"i hate a group of people so i’m going to kill, rape, judge, and oppress them" is not the same as "wow, i hate the group that continues to kill, rape, judge, and oppress me and people like me"
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
the homo/hetero binary is alive and well kids