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elizajumel:

the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women

Afong Moy.  Her name was Afong Moy.  Say the names of people who should be remembered.

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Anonymous asked: you're probably just those fucking stupid tumblr social justice police trying to justify yourself -- how can you even be already analyzing moana when you don't even know what polynesian culture is like.?ugh, gtfo.

provocatoria:

sifu-korras:

Nobody’s trying to justify anything, I was merely stating my thoughts, or is that not allowed anymore?

By the way, this is me:

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Fairly Polynesian if you ask me. 

HEY-OH *spirit fingers*

As a minority whose race is going to be represented by a company who doesn’t have a shining track record in terms of POC representation, I think I have a right to be concerned and rather nit picky. 

Is it a crime to make sure any of these cultures — whichever ones are showcased in this movie — aren’t being exploited in any manner? Because Polynesian refers to more than one culture, multiple really, whose differences people don’t see. I could not tell you the number of times I had to explain to someone what Samoan was and they reply with, “Oh, so you’re Hawaiian?”

Audiences need to know that Polynesians are way more than a group of people supposedly living in a “tropical Hawaiian paradise.” We are more than ukuleles, grass skirts, and coconut bras. We are more than the flower and kukui leis round our necks; the seis adorning our hair; our frickin sick tattoos.

As an Islander living in a place where I am constantly mistaken as Asian or Hispanic because nobody has ever heard of Samoan or Tongan or Tokelauan, Fijian, Niuean, and all the rest, you had better believe that when my people are given the chance to be represented, I am definitely gonna be there, making sure everything is done right

Perhaps, since they’re talking mythology and whatnot, Disney’s gonna make Moana of the Lapita people, who are the ancestral Pacific Islanders. Who knows? I do know this: I can voice my own opinion with how Disney dishes out culture on this film, seeing as it’s my own.

YES. 100xYES. 

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reyesrobbies:

i’m always hesitant to reblog posts that pit dc/marvel against each other while glorifying marvel because marvel has done some fucked up things in the past and the mcu still has a lot of problems. it’s like cheering for a slightly better pile of poop and i don’t think i can commit to that 

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madithefreckled:

excuse me as I celebrate belatedly over pacific rim getting a sequel and a possible animated series with mako mori drawings

suckmymara:

in gurren lagann, no one says ‘you know the drill’ at any point so it’s actually the worst anime

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chanclazo:

salviprince:

haitiana:

I remember when I was in grade school, in my social studies textbook when we spoke about latin america, haiti was like the 2nd country to come up. Haiti’s revolution was important, believe or not. We paved the way for a lot of other countries…

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america-wakiewakie:

Because indigenous Africans willingly boarded ships with inhuman conditions for the wonderfully better life of slavery in the United States ya’ll. This was found on the Facebook page Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Southerners wonder why they have the reputation they do.