But… what if that white girl you just harassed for wearing a bindi is actually hindu?
Hey guys i need some help, i have to write an essay of sorts on three examples of cultural appropriation, i need some ideas, i already have the use of the term redskins as a sports team name and the Bindi and Indian fashion. (ex. selena gomez) so does anyone have any ideas besides Harlem Shake which was given to us as an example??
Send any answers to my ask box please! :)
Anonymous asked: I don't understand why everyone's so pissed, Adelina had more technical difficulty in her program and skated clean therefore she won gold
Okay. This is going to be the last on my comment with this issue. I’m not a professional ice skater or anything like that, but I’ve done my research and this is what I’ve found. (I’m also obviously Yuna biased because I’m Korean, but I’m trying to look at it from a fair perspective as much as possible.)
Yes. Adelina’s program had more difficult elements. However, she had trouble landing cleanly for one and for another, she landed with two feet when she was supposed to with one. Secondly, Carolina’s program had almost the same level of difficulty and she skated clean. But was her score as high as Adelina’s? No. Thirdly — look at the judges scores, (although they are anonymous), one of the judges gave Yuna a 0 for a perfectly landed jump. That’s just ridiculous. Fourthly, Mao Asada had the highest potential base score, and she landed her jumps well, but Sotnikova was still able to beat her. That skate should no where be near the World Record.
All of this still leads me to the thought that Adelina definitely had home advantage. What pisses me off the most is that this was Yuna and Mao’s last skate. They are retiring and should not have left with this kind of treatment.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤