Canadian. Scorpio. 21y/o. university student. not here for white supremacist bullshit. anime lover. French speaking. full of wanderlust.
Yeah I’m not a fan of biracial mixed race Black people dismissing the concerns of other full blooded Black people…especially when it comes to representation. mixed race people are just that…mixed race, not just BLACK. there’s a problem when its just light skinned/mixed race always represent/take up leadership in Black spaces when darker skinned/full-blooded Black people are silenced, undermined, dismissed, not given any attention.
some mixed raced Black people do have a superiority complex towards other Black people and I am not here for it.
People of color, women, and women of color—we have not been taught to have the confidence that you need to really succeed in a world like academia. We’re afraid of failure, we’re afraid of what it means to get feedback even, because our understanding of our capacity is so limited, and that holds us back from taking challenges. Whereas when you look at white males in academia, those men have a wellspring of confidence that we don’t have. When they fail, that doesn’t hit them to the core. That doesn’t debilitate them. They think, “I’m still awesome. This might have happened, but that person is stupid. That person doesn’t know what they’re talking about. That person doesn’t know shit.” That’s the attitude that I think we need to have and that I’m building up now in my own career.
Avatar: The Legend of A Whole Bunch of Extremely Flawed People Who Cannot Bring Balance to Their Drama and Their Lives