Alright native tumblr community I am asking for your help.
This pass few weeks I have been harassed, humiliated, and dehumanized by this group. They claim to be “celebrating native culture”. And how do they do that? By doing redface, and mocking our traditions and cultures. (As seen in the first photo; Some of these children are not of native decent and are participating in redface.)
One of the girls in this group is part of a school group I belonged to and would post these triggering pictures of redface on face book. I calmly told her and the parents of these children that what they are doing is offensive and hurtful to natives. The pictures the posted caused me to break down and begin sobbing and shaking. Instead of listening, I was attacked by both parents and children, the parents saying things like “I have no idea what I’m talking about and have no right to talk about it.” Which is funny, because in Pawnee and their all white.
The school group I belonged to have said many racist/sexist things in the past but I let them slide by for the sake of having friends. But I could not sit Idly by and watch them appropriate and disrespect my culture.
When I tried to attend one of the events of this school group after calling them out, I was humiliated. All of the parents had told their children not to speak to me or be around me. I would walk up to people to say hi and they would walk away. One girl told me I was not wanted there.
No one in this group will listen to me, and they continue to disrespect native cultures. One of them gave my mother a card for their group to “talk to the the people in charge if your so upset, but they won’t listen to you.”
So If you are a fellow native or ally and feel moved to call this group please do. I have posted their card with their number and email. I blanked out the name on the card for legal reasons.
Please call them or email them telling them that what they are doing is offensive and appropriation, and tell them what tribe you are from and why it is offensive to your tribe.
DO NOT HARASS OR SWEAR OR THREATEN THIS GROUP IN ANY WAY
I do not want to get in any legal trouble and I am not responsible for what you say.
But please do politely call or email them and tell them why this group is offensive.
Their number is 512-423-7048
The face book page for their group is https://www.facebook.com/cacCrew4
it’s so bizarre seeing 13 and 14 year olds on here typing and acting like everyone else on tumblr because i think back to when i was 13 and on deviantart and i wonder “where’s your weeaboo phase. no you can’t just skip it where is it”
Without further ado, the completed short.
Two boys cross their societal boundaries and fall in love. In time, they change each other, and eventually, their divided world.
Senior graduation animation produced at the Kansas City Art Institute, May 2013. Directed by Ann Mendenhall and Stephanie Son.
DUUUUUUDE YOU GUYS SHOULD ALL WATCH THIS
so i didn’t read the comments before watching it and since i knew it was going to be gay since i saw it on a lgbt-themed tumblr, i thought they were lesbians because the fish sounded like a girl and i like to think you can think of them as any gender pair you want, which is great (:
You’re absolutely right!
They’re “officially” boys, since that’s the way they were constructed as characters, but we made a point of giving them as few telling gender characteristics as we could. It’s been really interesting to hear the conclusions people draw about their genders when they aren’t told off the bat.
The most common assumption seems to be that Bird is a man and Fish is a woman… though I personally think that Fish is a little more masculine. ;)
Anyway, don’t mind me, it’s just exciting to see that someone picked up on this. Rock on, friend.
Rebloging these lovely gay babaies again.
Anyone who hasn’t seen birdmeo and fishliet needs to do it right now.
“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.
omg this is still going
IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.
Third time reblogging it today, and I regret nothing
Broke 5 Million!
WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING
it still ain’t broken what the hell tumblr
I can’t fucking breathe. Holy shit. This is basically my entire personality and interests in a video. I will never recover from this.
I can’t even pretend for a second this isn’t something I would do lol
When your parents think you’re dating your best friend
When EVERYBODY thinks you’re dating your friend…
is that an example or a reaction
HOW DID THIS BECOME A FANDOM POST?
You can’t really go that far without running into us
ITS ALWAYS ABOUT THE FANDOMS
But A+ GIF usage for that last one.