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Anonymous said: My characters are white because they're the 'default' race for me, a mixup of everything. I see no benefits in making them a certain ethnicity just to improve diversity? And it makes sense to me that the supporting cast are also white (1)

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Since when I look around at the groups of friends around me, they more or less bunch off according to race. (Whites, asians, jocks (I know this is not a race), mainly). It just seems easier to make everyone white, why is that a bad thing? (2/2)

These will tell you why it is a problem that white people are the default and why representation is important:

Reasons why I have never and will never turn on anon, #5,409.

Anyhow these are all great resources on race and representation, and why it’s very, very important (if it wasn’t already obvious from the anon ask).

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Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating

salviprince:

1. There is no “lax enforcement” on the U.S./Mexico border.

2. The migration of children and families didn’t just start recently.

3. The recent increase in the numbers of child migrants is not just a response to gang violence, although this is the most-cited cause in U.S. media coverage.

4. The failure of Central America’s economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements.

5. When governments or people have resisted NAFTA and CAFTA, the United States has threatened reprisal.

6.  Gang violence in Central America has a U.S. origin.

7.  Moreover, U.S. foreign policy in Central America has actively led to the growth of gang violence there.

8. Kids looking for families here are looking for those who were already displaced by war and economic crisis.

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White People Logic, Part 2341234:
  • White People: Despite terms like the n-word and "chink" being rooted in oppression, slavery, genocide, and lynching, I feel like I should be able to say them.
  • POC: why would you want to say it anyways?
  • White People: ...because I want to sing along to Kanye and Jay-z. Duh. Why would YOU want to use those words anyways? Aren't you just being silly POCs and totally perpetuating your own oppression?
  • POCs: We're using them to reclaim the words away from white people using them. Because white people have historically coined those terms to oppress and dehumanize POCs.
  • White People: ...you're still racist for not telling me that it's ok and reassuring me that I'm not racist.
  • POCs: ....
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