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Is it racist if I'm a poc and I like reading books about or by poc than books that are written by non poc?

Asked by Anonymous

Fuck no, there’s nothing at all wrong with that. Nothing wrong with wanting representation and feeling more of a connection to authors and characters that actually acknowledge your existence.

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Do you know of any place where I can read science fiction short stories featuring POC? Such a place has to exist, right? ... Right?

Asked by theoneandonlylobster

There must be! Followers, please??

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I plan on going to college in SC, USA but I'm terrified that I'll be the only south Asian there and I'll end up hating my dream school because I'm in a sea of white people

Asked by Anonymous

If you’re convinced it’s your dream school, fight for it. You will be outnumbered by White people, but also not alone. Your university will almost undoubtedly have resources/student groups centered around the South Asian, immigrant, and international student experiences that you can join or work alongside. And if it doesn’t, fight to make them. When I arrived at my dream school I felt extremely alienated by the Asian American Center and Chinese Students Association - both spaces I thought would help me navigate the experience of attending a PWI (predominantly white institution). In response to that, I helped found the Association of Multiracial People at my school, and that’s one of the best spaces I’ve ever been lucky enough to find myself in.

It’s also about finding individuals that will love and stand alongside you, though. My a cappella group, for example, is overwhelmingly white - but also comprised of women who are always ready and willing to listen to me, comfort me, and fight for me. Keep your head up!

- Zoe

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another thing with otherkin is some use reincarnation to justify their "otherkin-ness", and have rendered one of the pillars of my religion, something very sacred to me, a joke. it's infuriating especially when they're taken seriously for being part wolf or whatever but barely understand the basic philosophical and metaphysical aspects of reincarnation

Asked by Anonymous

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can we still submit problems?

Asked by Anonymous

of course!

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yes i did but i did not understand it very well. i dont know how i should explain to otherkin people that they are problematic so they listen to me, should i tell them that their ridiculing indigenous people by doing something that their ancestors erased it from them? i really want to convince them i know what it feels like when your ridiculed for something from your culture and then some white hipsters adapt it and make it a trend i dont want that to happens to other people too :///

Asked by Anonymous

talking about having spirit animals, feeling spirits from nature, etc are bastardizations of indigenous religions and practices. This after a history of white people literally killing indigenous folks for being “subhuman.”

Basically you can explain appropriation and hipster racism in general. 

-Mo

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mind if i ask people closer about why being otherkin is appropriating? many of my friends are otherkin and i would like to tell them if theres something wrong with it. as far as i know, only two-spirit is appropriative but i might be missing a lot so :/

Asked by Anonymous

Is it still open to rant? Because I am at my wit’s end with rage over white people defending and coddling otherkin left and right without even listening to indigenous people like myself when we point out why we have a problem with them. Them, who are predominantly white and have made posts appropriating bastardized and homogenized indigenous lore. Them, who get to assert their ‘non human’ness while cultures like my own had that aspect completely destroyed by colonialism and christianity. JFC

Did you read this or nah?

-Mo

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Is it still open to rant? Because I am at my wit's end with rage over white people defending and coddling otherkin left and right without even listening to indigenous people like myself when we point out why we have a problem with them. Them, who are predominantly white and have made posts appropriating bastardized and homogenized indigenous lore. Them, who get to assert their 'non human'ness while cultures like my own had that aspect completely destroyed by colonialism and christianity. JFC

Asked by Anonymous

You def can still rant. This is so real and a huge problem. It’s infuriating to see the gross appropriation with no care. But that’s white people for you…

-Mo

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how do i explain to a fellow (non-black) PoC that they're not allowed to use the n word, even without intending to insult? how do i explain that they're allowed to reclaim it, and that he has no right to say "if they didn't want us to use, they would remove it from their vocabulary"? it's so hard to deal with internally racist friends but i just can't sit here and listen to someone spewing this shit.

Asked by Anonymous

I think it’s pretty simple to explain. If a slur isn’t used to oppress you, you can’t reclaim it. Non-black folks have no business saying it. Period. They can’t use it in a non-oppressive ways. If you’re not oppressed as a black person, you can’t reclaim our slurs. 

Remind them that folks reclaim language as a way of taking back power. Or just ask them why they want to say it so bad even though they know it’s oppressive. Usually if you ask that, ppl start tripping over their feet. 

At the end of the day if you keep calling them out they’ll probably stop. 

-mo