watercolor, india ink, newspaper on paper
by amanda pangle
sorry about not posting in such a long time, wip pics soon. just moved from colorado to southern california and most of my stuff is still unpacked! drawings/paintings soon!
hey everyone, sorry i’ve been so silent lately, a lot has been going on in my personal life so i’ve been very overwhelmed/distracted. i’m currently in the process of moving from denver back to southern california where i will probably not have consistent internet access. but be patient i have about 3 wip so hopefully i’ll be posting something at least a wip by the end of the month.
i should not reply to tumblr posts when i’m sleepy to avoid saying weird things to people.
I’d like to write about Bey’s new song from the perspective of someone (me) who was token black girl for a long time. I’m obviously projecting, but to me, a lot of the criticism coming from white people/feminists smacks of “who does this Black woman we’ve deemed as acceptable…
why is everyone coming for beyonce right now
because they’re racist
In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.
It’s easy to say “fuck cultural identities, we’re all human” when your culture is not the one being exploited, marginalized and oppressed. It’s easy to say “fuck borders” when your country is the one who puts up the borders. And it is really fucking easy to say “we all bleed red” when it’s not bodies of your people riddled with bullets because Western capitalism has a price.