Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It’s like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face… See if you paint wrong because that’s the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you’re an artist.
Neal Shusterman, Unwind (via quoted-books)
in the unwind fandom, we don’t say “you’re an asshole.” we say “nice socks,” which roughly translates to “i’m going to distract you and knock you out with your own tranq gun,” and i think that’s beautiful.
I’ve experienced firsthand how the “model minority” narrative– this strange tendency to assume that Asians are simply a quiet, high-achieving community tagging along with our white brethren into a melting pot of joy–effectively de-legitimizes our voices in conversations about promoting racial justice. Leaving our voices and experiences out of the fight for racial justice erases our long, often tragic history in this country and homogenizes all Asians into one, high-achieving blob. Leaving us out means turning a blind eye to the fact that 1 in 6 Filipino-Americans and 1 in 4 Korean-Americans are undocumented, that Southeast Asians have the highest high school dropout rates in the country, that Asian American students are the most bullied ethnic group in classrooms, and that Asian women are consistently hypersexualized, objectified, and orientalized via widespread media representations. If you choose not to include us in discussions on racial justice, you are telling us that our struggles don’t matter.
Linsey Yoo, Racialicious, "Solidarity is for white women and Asian people are funny" (via t-e-l-e-p-a-t-h-y)