do you ever shave your legs but later you realise you missed a spot and its like
I love you. I’ll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.
Rudeness is merely an expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower
Then and now
But notice how this headline from the civil rights era is more sympathetic to the victims than most you’d see today.
^^^^ The ABOVE COMMENT.
This happened at a place I worked. one of the managers said they wouldn’t hire “Spanish” people cause she didn’t want us stealing. (even though plenty of white people stole from us too)
It’s so fucked up. I think I’m so lucky/unlucky that my parents decided to give me a name that doesn’t reflect my ethnicity. They choose Bridget because it sounded pretty and I’m PRETTY damn sure it’s helped me get my job.
I also look racially ambiguous. A lot of people can’t tell if I’m Latina or Indian/Native/Middle Eastern/Mixed/ etc.
^same. i remember once my dad sat me down and told me that we’re lucky about how white we look and seemed and about how the world seems to be getting more racist
Jeez. It’s sad. I don’t think I pass for white but I guess it depends how I present myself and sometimes look. When I’ve had my hair puffy I’d get asked if I was part black, when my hair straightened I’d be asked on some rare occasions if I were greek/Italian, if I have my hair curly/wavy I get asked A LOT if I’m middle eastern, Indian, Native, etc… a lot of times by other Latinos! However I think I have a lot of privilege because I can change how I’m perceived and because being perceived as “white” I think also has to do with how fortunate you’ve assimilated. Like if you act “white” or are perceived as a good minority than white people like you more where as my parents will never have that privilege (even with my dad being lighter skinned) because he’s got an accent and grew up in a different culture area than I did. I got to be raised here.
It really does depend on how well you fit in but even with fitting it, as Latinos you’ll hear and even experience horrible things and it’s terrible. You’ll also see how people sometimes treat your family and it can hurt :(
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