You bump into a man on the subway wearing a trenchcoat. You apologize and he responds “Its alright. We’re only human. All of us. All of us here are human. Yep. Very human. I’m probably the most human here! You betcha.” and then the trenchcoat falls and the figure collapses and roughly 1000 salamanders scatter around the train
"Only reblogged for the-"
No. Shut up.
GUYS I JUST REALIZED WHY PAPER BEATS ROCK OH MY GOD
PAPER SYMBOLIZES WORDS WHICH SYMBOLIZES BRAINS
AND ROCK SYMBOLIZES BRAWN.
BRAINS OVER BRAWN.
MIND OVER MATTER.
PAPER OVER ROCK.
You clever little shit.
then what the fuck does scissors mean
In the spirit of overanalysis, it’s also a coded childhood polemic against homosexuality and breaking perceived gender roles, that is, beat up lesbians and masculine women. Patriarchy. Or something.
jollysooks asked: cosmicallycosmopolitan once said "i'd argue indians are not oppressed, at least in america" so like, basically it's p safe to say that everything outta their mouth is fuckin bullshit
Yeah pretty much
I look I found this super old ask about me
Lol. You know the hilarious, ironic part? The asker and the mod that responded, neither of them live in America.
I live in California. Most of the Indians that come to the US are extremely privileged, because they can afford to come abroad for education. Their families can afford to put them through expensive tutoring back in India, and they get into good US colleges. Plane tickets are expensive. The rupee is worth .017 US dollars, so the standard of living in America is higher. You have to be privileged to afford that. The poor in India? Those that work as rikshaw drivers and maids, that barely make enough to feed their families? Coming to America is not even thinkable.
The people that get jobs here are able to work in fields like science and engineering, jobs that pay 6K a year. These jobs are concentrated in extremely liberal, cosmopolitan parts of the US. They’re able to send their kids to private school, and they’re known as the most successful minority in the US. They may not have “white privilege”, many might not fit the Eurocentric standards of beauty, but they are not oppressed. There is a difference between occasional incidents of discrimination and actual oppression. Did you know that Indians don’t qualify for affirmative action? That’s because there are so many Indians that are excelling academically, because of all their opportunities. My cousin goes to UChicago, a really good East Coast school. He has to pay international student fees, which are incredibly expensive. He had the privilege and the opportunity to go to a fancy international school in India, and that got him admission into UChicago.
Indians are not oppressed like several other minorities. How many Indians would you see in prison? This is exactly why I dislike the “POC” label, because it lumps privileged minorities, like Indians and Asians, in with minorities that are honestly oppressed.
Tl;dr: Youarenotdesi is absolutely shitty, where mods and submitters enjoy talking about the attitudes of countries they don’t even live in and about the religions they don’t even practice.
Tl;dr: shut the hell up.
I kind of disagree with this actually. The problem with the ‘oppressed’ distinction is that it’s incredibly subjective, and it comes down to a choice of which acceptable level a person decides to divide. At any individual level an Indian person could face being coded as a grouping of skin color or race, from ‘Indian’ to ‘brown’ to ‘Asian,’ and the stereotypes and racism that leads to, being denied opportunities, and so forth. It’s possible for middle class and poor Indians and desis to make it to the West and to India, sometimes as refugees, like when they were expelled from African countries. But then, so can any minority. And for that matter, a white person could have been denied an opportunity due to being white that affects their whole life, or for any number of other reasons.
I think the PoC label probably was brought about because social justice warriors of yesteryear, in the halls of academia, couldn’t reconcile the problems faced by all the minorities and the complexities of it. I think it risks falling into the same trap they did to argue who is ‘oppressed’ and who isn’t, because it’s kind of a meaningless distinction. Everyone faces problems. What matters is tackling them.
youarenotdesi never knows what they’re talking about though and never have a leg to stand on, but i know they won’t agree with my post here either and that gives me joy.
I agree with swimmin here, this entire issue is incredibly complex. I just wanted to clarify that for the most part, what I’ve seen in my life. It’s an incredibly controversial issue (no one wants the oppression olympics, haha) but it definitely should be seen on a case by case basis.
California analysis is completely accurate. It’s more so than other groups like Chinese who have a significant population of similarly-situated engineers because there’s also a big population who came here for other reasons, or back in the 1860s. Indian immigrants are a fairly recent thing and they are almost entirely here as highly-paid professionals. I am from the Silicon Valley, my dad is a software engineer, Indian people outnumber every other group in the industry here. Compare this to other groups, including whites, and you’ll see that there is either a split across economic levels (white, Chinese, Vietnamese, black, in some places) or a skew towards being poor (Hispanic, black, in other places). Indian people are almost entirely in the upper-class here. The biggest race-related problem they have is when they are mistaken for Middle Eastern and harassed because of that, which has to do with Islamophobia and not prejudice against Indians.
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