Megg, Mogg, & Owl – Part 13, by Simon Hanselmann 

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:)))))) what have I done to deserve a turnout like this 😘

Akira Volume 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo

Why Mixed with White isn't White ›


-By Sharon H. Chang

When I wrote my first post for Hyphen, Talking Mixed-Race Identity with Young Children, I was deliberately blunt about race. I wrote about how I don’t tell my multiracial son, who presents as a racial minority, that he’s white — but I do tell him he’s Asian. While the essay resonated with many people, others made comments like this: 

“Your child is as white as he is Asian… Why embrace one label and not the other?”

“Why is he Asian but not white? He has white ancestors as much as Asian ones. So if it’s OK to call him Asian, it’s OK to call him white. Or, if it’s not OK to call him white (because he’s not completely white) then it’s not OK to call him Asian, because he’s not completely Asian either.”

“Your child is neither white nor Asian. I once heard this description: When you have a glass of milk and add chocolate to it, you no longer have just a glass of milk and you no longer just have chocolate because you have created something completely different. A bi-racial or multi-racial child is not either/or.”

In the 1990s, psychologist and mixed-race scholar Maria P.P. Root wrote the famous Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage, stirred by her examination of mixed-race identity, interviews with hundreds of multiracial folk across the U.S., and the struggles multiracial people face in forming and claiming a positive sense of self. “I have the right not to justify my existence to the world,” it reads. “To identify myself differently than strangers expect me to identify. To create a vocabulary about being multiracial or multiethnic.”

Almost two decades later, these proclamations still ring so true. Some people are completely unwilling to honor my family’s choice to identify as mixed-race and Asian because it doesn’t align with their own ideas about how we should identify. The right of a mixed-race person to self-construct and self-define, even today, endures continual policing from people with their own agendas.

If it’s not OK to call him white…then it’s not OK to call him Asian”; “Your child is neither white nor Asian.” These critiques are so often centered on whiteness: a sense of disbelief that I would “deny” it to my son, and the conviction that, if I won’t teach him he is white too — or at least partly white — then he is nothing at all. Even the problematic chocolate milk analogy — which the commenter clearly thought was progressive — begins with a glass of white milk with “color” added. White is seen as normative, and there is a total failure to recognize that racial categories are political

Of course I talk to my son about our white family members who are a part of his life and his identity. But those stories are about growing up in Virginia, or window candles at Christmastime in New England, or his Slovakian great-great-grandmother who came through Ellis Island alone when she was sixteen. Those stories are about our history, not about being “white.” “White” is not an ethnic celebration, a food festival, or a heritage parade. It’s about having unearned power and privilege based on the way you look.

In Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s famous essay on white privilege, she listed a series of unearned privileges white people enjoy. Among them: “I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time”; “I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented”; “I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial”; and “I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to the ‘person in charge,’ I will be facing a person of my race.” Are any of these true of my multiracial Asian son? My son, who barely has any children’s books that reflect his racial image, who is constantly scanned and assessed aloud based on “how Asian” he looks, my son who has had many more white teachers than teachers of color? 

Telling my child he’s white also won’t help him understand why children who were less than one-quarter Japanese were interned during World War II; why a stranger would look at him and say there are no “pure races” anymore; why a leading theatre company in our city unabashedly staged a yellowface production of an operetta; why kids on the playground pull back their eyes in a slant and spit out one of those ridiculous anti-Asian chants that just won’t go away. When I tell my son that he is Asian, mixed-race, multiracial, and a person of color, I’m not denying him parts of his ancestral-ethnic heritage. I’m teaching him about the race politics that intrude upon our lives whether we want them to or not. I’m preparing him to exist in a world that obstinately persists in being racially divided. And I’m trying to let him know something about the ways he has and will continue to be judged throughout his life, not because he’s white — but because he’s mixed with color.

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Hey finally doing my 6 selfie thing, soz for being so slow. Here they are!

1.Me in the morning, no make up! 2. Me after a serious work out at the gym, feeling fab. 3. Quick bathroom selfie at work 4. Just chilling next to some swag backdrop. 5. Me heading to prom, was SO excite! 6. Me and my new h&m top

Hehehe so much fun, so embarrased. I’m gonna tab withabang, toohiptoquit and winnr. Your turn! 

I have wet myself in the car on the way to Hugo’s party because of this.


My friends are the fucking best

I think I’m in love with Brisbane Vinnie


winnr asked: you're a health professional and you don't drink water what is wrong with you it's so important

My thirst is real



mr. ray mopping up at the end of simon’s life zone comic.
doing a terrible job.

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monsieur-pfister asked: What food am I


i had a research of ur blog and ur absolutely a burger because you seemingly eat them so much and i believe identity in a lot of ways is a conscious positioning to be a certain thing

i think you’re probably on the better end of the burger spectrum - like a halloumi burger, popular and made with care by a place that ranks a 4-4.5 on yelp but you should reconsider getting it with a shake and chips because that would be totally overboard. bring a bottle of water and hide it in your bag 

I don’t drink water.

Yoooooooo 6 cute photos of me hehehe :3  I was tagged by itsthom and alexandrabeth

1. I ordered a Final Fantasy XIII costume online for a Halloween Party. Didn’t end up coming home until the following morning, had to have breakfast in Ashgrove still wearing the fucking thing. This is my room in Sherwood, Brisbane (2011).

2. I remember winnr was in town and meeting gotitforcheap for the first time, getting very drunk at the Bowery, Yard Bird and Black Bear Lodge. Kissed a bloke too. This is my room in Spring Hill, Brisbane (2012)

3. I spent a lot of time sleeping on friends couches and drifting between Brisbane and my home town, last year between February and the start of September (when I moved to Melbourne). This is Ken’s old place. We got cheese steaks that night and went and saw Man of Steel (which was terrible). (June 2013).

4. Just me mentally preparing for a Tinder date (March, 2014)

5. Side eyeing the haters / getting amped for HTRK (May, 2014)

6. This was like two weeks ago. I went and saw TV Colours at the Northcote Social and bought one of their shirts. Bad Dreams ruled soooooo much. 

I kind of miss my longer hair but I’m also digging my shorter length a lot (I actually get a lot of compliments on my current hair cut). IDK. I’m 26 years old in 4 days and in that first photo I was only 22/23 like I hope I’m still this cute when I’m 30 ;_;

I want cute pics of winnr house-quake redvelvetgirl fringecuts cvnyon cheers and thank you. 

#oh hai  

“White sexual imperialism, through rape and war, created the hyper-sexualized stereotype of the Asian woman. This stereotype in turn fostered the over-prevalence of Asian women in pornography, the mail-order bride phenomenon, the Asian fetish syndrome, and worst of all, sexual violence against Asian women.”

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Cillian Murphy by Vassilis Karidis for So It Goes

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