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Tips for Finding Inspiration 

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1. Go for a walk in nature, and take your camera with you

2. Set aside some time for peace and solitude, in a place that is comforting or beautiful (on a secluded beach, in the forest, in the mountains, by a river, in a log cabin etc)

3. Watch your dog or a young child play, and loving just exploring or enjoying the “now”

4. Practice deep breathing, or pray, or meditate

5. Watch a TED talk, or read inspiring blogs

6. Try something new, that’s outside your comfort zone

7. Find new ways to express your sense of creativity (and just start with something small if you feel that’s been suppressed – such as journaling, or writing a poem or a song)

8.  Think of music that moves you … and explore the “why” behind that

9. Think of people who inspire you, and push you to be “more”

10. Make a list of everything you’re thankful for, and add to that list every day for a week.

Lesson time, kiddos. 

lupitarph:

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southpark-rpc:

What’s upsetting is roleplay began as a way to express creativity and connect with others, and people found a way to twist it into their own agendas. These “anti-racist” blogs picked up on Disney groups casting all whites, which we agree isn’t right, but the way these groups go about it shows their own thinly veiled racism. Harassing groups and making racist remarks towards them isn’t helping, it’s hurting because it’s done out of anger and discrimination. Equality will never come from these two elements. The sort of thinking that goes on over there is: ”If it’s them, it’s different; they deserve it.” We’re pretty sure that’s what people back in the 50’s used to think about black people. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now

We can’t help but notice that in spite of you saying “we’re working to improve” and “our attempts at counteracting white washing”, you’re using Lea Michele as a mascot. Can you explain to us how you’re able to support anti-racism blogs who publicly humiliate others for “white-washing” when you’re using a white person to represent your blog, let alone a white person from a show that displays white superiority over people of color? Why didn’t you choose Jenna Ushkowitz? Amber Riley? Naya Rivera? Saying because Lea’s Jewish doesn’t count either, because according to the anti-racism blogs you support, a Jewish white girl is still a white girl and Jews don’t count. Their rules, not ours. If you can come up with the tiniest excuse as to why it’s okay for you, it’s okay for everyone. And if you feel threatened by us pointing out your choice in mascot and how shady it makes you look, now you understand how it feels to be called racist based on the face you chose.

Words do change, but that doesn’t mean just because you say a word is changed that everyone else says it is too. We could say a “mop” is a dirty whore, but to everyone else, a mop is an object used to clean floors. We’ve asked plenty of our friends, both white and of color, about the issue of whites being unable to be victims of racism, and they claim it’s bullshit just as much as we do, so clearly it’s not a matter of fact, it’s opinion, and it’s used so these groups don’t get backlash for the comments they make about white people. You can try to explain it away in a million ways possible, but the argument of institutionalized oppression negating the term doesn’t work.

"Starter" is used in the community to indicate a starting post. If we walked outside of the RP community and asked someone what a "starter" was, they wouldn’t give the same answer we would because that’s not the generally/universally recognized term. It’s a term used by a select group of people, and even if that’s what we think it means, that doesn’t make it so. It’s called “slang”, like how bitch is slang for a rude/nasty chick, though its literal meaning is “a female dog”. At the most, they’re just creating new slang terms. It doesn’t change the logical/literal definition of the word. The dictionary is an entire tomb based on the study of language, written and approved by scholars who have spent years studying how people use a word, and determine whether it needs to be changed, or whether it’s still upheld. Since the definition is based on personal experience, it can’t be true for everyone, therefore, it can’t be upheld. 

While we agree with your definition of racism, we don’t agree that racism towards whites is a “non-issue”. It’s clearly an issue with these groups, though it has nothing to do with roleplay itself. These blogs aren’t tackling the issue of equality in the community, they’re attacking admins of groups and harassing them into doing what they want. They use bullying, public humiliation and intimidation to get others to change their ways. They’re not in it for equality, they’re for equality for all except for whites. Just the fact they would agree with a term that purposefully segregates a race of people they personally don’t like from everyone else proves that. Their messages are born out of racial discrimination, which is just a dolled up word for racism. Attacking whites because they said they’ve experienced racism is racist. Trying to tell a race of people they’re incapable of feeling persecution because of their skin color is racist and ignorant. A Jewish white man can feel racism. To say he can’t is saying because of his color, the horrors of slavery, genocide and oppression against the Jews can’t be felt by him. When someone calls him a kike, or he sees shows stereotyping Jews as obnoxious, money-grubbing swindlers, he can’t feel offended or victimized. That is bullshit of the highest caliber.

This “you don’t know what my pain is” is something we’ve had enough of. There’s no hierarchy for pain or oppression. No magical institute showed up and said “So severity of oppression goes first to blacks, then Latinos, then Jews, then Asians. Women can go after that. Let’s stick the homosexuals in somewhere between Native Americans and the mentally handicapped.” Pain is different for everyone, but it’s still pain. I (the writer of this article, I can’t speak for everyone here) will never know the struggles that comes with being black. Not every person will know the struggles that comes with being Jewish, either. Not everyone will know the struggles that comes with being a woman. So let’s cut this bullshit of “white people don’t know what oppression/racism is”, because they do. It’s been factually proven that white people have experienced racism in some form at some point.To say they haven’t is telling any white Jew that they don’t know what it is to experience racism, and that’s absolutely incorrect.

There’s a little proverb out there: “treat others how you’d want to be treated.” It doesn’t say “Treat others how you want to be treated, unless they’re a race you don’t like, then obviously they deserve it.” How you expect people to treat you is how you should treat others in return. Most importantly, just because you don’t want to call it racism doesn’t make it any less wrong, and that’s what people are forgetting. You can put sprinkles and glitter on a piece of shit and serve it on a silver platter and call it “La peu de sparkley”, but at the end of the day, it’s still a piece of shit, you’re just trying to make it look good.

People aren’t twisting roleplay at all, they’re exposing the lack of visibility in the roleplay community. It’s not a negative thing. In fact, I think it says something that we as a community are to use this platform to examine media and create our own media where marginalized groups are more visible. We can’t control television or film, but we can choose to have more POC faceclaims in our roleplays, we can choose to cast an actual Native American FC for Tiger Lily as opposed to casting a White faceclaim. I don’t think that’s “twisting” roleplay at all. The argument you’re bringing up about this vague collection of anti-racist blogs is not on the topic of white washing, and I’m not sure what blogs you’re referring to. Though I won’t say that you don’t have a point. 

I think that you’re choosing to derail the argument of white washing here and again are arguing about semantics and whatever else you want to bring to the table. We were not discussing whether or not White people experience pain, that was not the argument at hand. I’m not sure where you pulled that from. Nowhere in my response did I suggest that White people do not experience hurt or pain - I merely said that marginalized groups, groups that are not often represented in media, deserve more representation. I said that white washing is an issue. 

Firstly, you continue to refer to this vague set of anti-racist blogs that I supposedly support - and while I do support anti-racism, I think you make a mistake in claiming that I support these blogs that you don’t name, and that I have no association with. Now. I chose Lea as my mascot two years ago because I’m a fan of her work, and I wanted her on my blog. I do not feel threatened, but I do I feel that you’re trying to make an argument about my character and derail the argument again. I don’t believe that I made a poor decision in choosing Lea.  I didn’t say that visibility means choosing only POC faceclaims for the face of everything. That being said, on the issue of Lea’s whiteness: While there are differing views on whether or not Jewish people are persons of color, we can agree that Lea is from a marginalized group. She is Italian and Spanish Sephardic Jew, both parties who have historically been oppressed in America and whose whiteness has been debated at the convenience of those who called themselves White in America. I’m not here to debate Lea Michele’s status as a person of color, though. I believe that she is certainly from a margianalized group, but that wasn’t why I chose her as my mascot - again, I chose her because I enjoy her work. Regardless of my mascot choice, however, I make it a point to include POC in my fc suggestions and have POC characters in my roleplays. I said that marginalized groups need visibility. And my choice of mascot does not automatically erase that. Yes, I understand your argument, but when I make the decision to give FC suggestions and emphasize the importance of POC faceclaims in roleplay, I do work toward visibility. The fact that I like Lea Michele as an actress and as a faceclaim does not counteract that. Now, I see how you could counterargue that everyone should be allowed to play all White FCs because that’s who they like - but I think that is the choice of individual roleplayers. Everyone may not agree, but I believe that admins have a choice, whether or not to cast POC faceclaims as canon characters in their roleplays. I don’t only play White characters, please don’t make assumptions based on my mascot. 

Back to the issue of semantics and white washing as a term - it is not exclusive to the roleplay community. It is used outisde of this group and outside of anti-racist groups. As we continue to analyze issues of race and oppression, we define new terminology to understand the systems of oppression. Until Kimberlé Crenshaw voiced the way that an individuals various identities come together to create their varying experiences with oppression, intersectionality was not a term, it was not something that was understood. Words like this continue to be established as canon terminology, and while some people may not recognize these words as real terminology or understand what they mean, it doesn’t mean that they don’t hold merit, that they’re not real. 

Again, I don’t know what you’re talking about here. We were discussing white washing, not the blogs that you’re referring to that attack admins for their faceclaim choices. Though I don’t believe that personal attacks are the way to solve any issue.

I never stated that white people do not experience hurt, I’ve said before on my blog that just because a person is white doesn’t mean that they can’t experience depression, discrimination, or any other number of things that make life painful and difficult . But here is the thing - White people don’t understand, they cannot know the pain of people of color. They may experience discrimination, but it’s not the same type of discrimination. Maybe White people have “had enough” of hearing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true. The institutionalized oppression that people of color experience is just not there for White people, there are not years upon years of racism and oppression against White people, not in the way that people of color have experienced it. Yes, White people can experience hurt and pain and discrimination, but it is not the discrimination that is rooted in colonization and slavery. (There are certain groups of people that are now called White that have experienced this - those that were initially not considered White and restricted from immigrating to this country, or treated as less than human unless someone in the government decided that they were White enough to be considered White.) And while there is no hierarchy for these experiences, there is certainly a hierarchy set up by systematic oppression that effects people differently. Individuals’ intersecting identities make for various different experiences of oppression. People of color and other marginalized groups face a certain amount of oppression and discrimination in life that White people do not. That’s not to say that the experiences of White people are invalid or that they don’t have a right to complain or feel things such as hurt, though. 

Again, I think you’re misunderstanding white washing as a term - it is not meant to exclude White people, or keep them out of the equation. It is just an acknowledgment that White people continue to dominate media, including roleplays. It means that we need to stop casting White individuals to play the roles of people of color - because more often than not, it is White people that are cast to play the majority of roles in film and television, and White people continue to be cast as the majority of faceclaims in roleplays. This is not hatred toward White people, it’s an attempt to make space for the visibility of other groups. Asking for a television show about a family of Mexican Americans instead of yet another television show about a family of White Americans is not racist. I never claimed that White people do not experience discrimination - and again, there is a lot of debate over whether Jewish people are White, but I do not have the authority nor do I wish to categorize Jewish people as people of color or White people. 

And again, I’m not sure where your last paragraph came from, because we were discussing white washing, not whether or not White people experience discrimination. This poop image you’re painting is again a derailing. I won’t say it again, I know that White people experience discrimination - but when people discriminate against them, it is not because they believe that their race is superior to that of White people. We could argue for days about whether or not White people’s experience of discrimination is racism and not agree, so I won’t continue to argue about that. I stand by my argument that white washing is an issue, that the visibility of people of color and other marginalized groups is very important. 

I agree with everything Lea said and I just want to respond to one thing that actually makes me pretty mad. “It’s been factually proven that white people have experienced racism in some form at some point.” Now that is infuriating to me as a POC. Racism against white people is basically unheard of. White people haven’t been slaves, they haven’t been put into concentration camps solely because they are Japanese or Black. Honestly, the worst names white people are called are “white boy”, “white girl”, or “cracker”. People don’t see white people in the streets and feel like they need to protect themselves or see them as a threat solely for the color of their skin like Trayvon Martin. So this might explain why white people believe they are experiencing racism,

But the surprising piece of the puzzle is that white people now believe that the decrease in anti-black racism has led to the rise of anti-white racism. In other words, white people believe that equality has been reached but that this has subjected them to experience more racism than black folk. [x]

Here are some more articles on this general topic that are really informative. [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x this is a good video]

There was a very good post going around that made the distinction between discrimination and racism. White people are not experiencing racism, they are experiencing discrimination. Which is not good, I don’t support it and I agree that you should treat people how you want to be treated, but to say that you are experiencing racism is certainly laughable to the people who have to experience racism everyday and can be offensive. 

I respect what you have to say and in some part I agree that harassing and other methods aren’t the way to go about things, but to say that people are being racist towards white people is quite exaggerated. 

One last thing. “Trying to tell a race of people they’re incapable of feeling persecution because of their skin color is racist and ignorant.” I’m sorry to say this, but that is not racist or ignorant. It’s actually pretty factual and the idea can be applied in almost any case. No you don’t know racism because you haven’t felt what black racism feels like. You can read about it and know all about it, but unless you’re skin color is black, you have never truly experienced it. That’s why white people can’t say the N-word, because they cannot be a judge for themselves if it’s appropriate for them to use it because they aren’t connected to the history of the word. It’s like someone trying to write a book on kissing when they’ve never kissed someone. You just can’t truly know the subject unless you’ve been subjected to it and to be honest, white people have not experienced racism and I hope you guys never have to experience racism because it’s truly awful. 

Thank you very much for adding this, I’ve read an endless amount of articles and essays and things that I didn’t have the energy to cite because at some point it’s exhausting but this is very aptly cited and stated, thank you so much Laura. 

When it comes to the discrimination people of color face, it’s simply more dangerous, deadly in many situations. And it’s not just ingrained in society, it’s written into law. Racial profiling is alive because racism is institutional. 

posted 1 week ago with 13 notes
from: lupitarph source: southpark-rpc
Lesson time, kiddos. 

southpark-rpc:

What’s upsetting is roleplay began as a way to express creativity and connect with others, and people found a way to twist it into their own agendas. These “anti-racist” blogs picked up on Disney groups casting all whites, which we agree isn’t right, but the way these groups go about it shows their own thinly veiled racism. Harassing groups and making racist remarks towards them isn’t helping, it’s hurting because it’s done out of anger and discrimination. Equality will never come from these two elements. The sort of thinking that goes on over there is: ”If it’s them, it’s different; they deserve it.” We’re pretty sure that’s what people back in the 50’s used to think about black people. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now

We can’t help but notice that in spite of you saying “we’re working to improve” and “our attempts at counteracting white washing”, you’re using Lea Michele as a mascot. Can you explain to us how you’re able to support anti-racism blogs who publicly humiliate others for “white-washing” when you’re using a white person to represent your blog, let alone a white person from a show that displays white superiority over people of color? Why didn’t you choose Jenna Ushkowitz? Amber Riley? Naya Rivera? Saying because Lea’s Jewish doesn’t count either, because according to the anti-racism blogs you support, a Jewish white girl is still a white girl and Jews don’t count. Their rules, not ours. If you can come up with the tiniest excuse as to why it’s okay for you, it’s okay for everyone. And if you feel threatened by us pointing out your choice in mascot and how shady it makes you look, now you understand how it feels to be called racist based on the face you chose.

Words do change, but that doesn’t mean just because you say a word is changed that everyone else says it is too. We could say a “mop” is a dirty whore, but to everyone else, a mop is an object used to clean floors. We’ve asked plenty of our friends, both white and of color, about the issue of whites being unable to be victims of racism, and they claim it’s bullshit just as much as we do, so clearly it’s not a matter of fact, it’s opinion, and it’s used so these groups don’t get backlash for the comments they make about white people. You can try to explain it away in a million ways possible, but the argument of institutionalized oppression negating the term doesn’t work.

"Starter" is used in the community to indicate a starting post. If we walked outside of the RP community and asked someone what a "starter" was, they wouldn’t give the same answer we would because that’s not the generally/universally recognized term. It’s a term used by a select group of people, and even if that’s what we think it means, that doesn’t make it so. It’s called “slang”, like how bitch is slang for a rude/nasty chick, though its literal meaning is “a female dog”. At the most, they’re just creating new slang terms. It doesn’t change the logical/literal definition of the word. The dictionary is an entire tomb based on the study of language, written and approved by scholars who have spent years studying how people use a word, and determine whether it needs to be changed, or whether it’s still upheld. Since the definition is based on personal experience, it can’t be true for everyone, therefore, it can’t be upheld. 

While we agree with your definition of racism, we don’t agree that racism towards whites is a “non-issue”. It’s clearly an issue with these groups, though it has nothing to do with roleplay itself. These blogs aren’t tackling the issue of equality in the community, they’re attacking admins of groups and harassing them into doing what they want. They use bullying, public humiliation and intimidation to get others to change their ways. They’re not in it for equality, they’re for equality for all except for whites. Just the fact they would agree with a term that purposefully segregates a race of people they personally don’t like from everyone else proves that. Their messages are born out of racial discrimination, which is just a dolled up word for racism. Attacking whites because they said they’ve experienced racism is racist. Trying to tell a race of people they’re incapable of feeling persecution because of their skin color is racist and ignorant. A Jewish white man can feel racism. To say he can’t is saying because of his color, the horrors of slavery, genocide and oppression against the Jews can’t be felt by him. When someone calls him a kike, or he sees shows stereotyping Jews as obnoxious, money-grubbing swindlers, he can’t feel offended or victimized. That is bullshit of the highest caliber.

This “you don’t know what my pain is” is something we’ve had enough of. There’s no hierarchy for pain or oppression. No magical institute showed up and said “So severity of oppression goes first to blacks, then Latinos, then Jews, then Asians. Women can go after that. Let’s stick the homosexuals in somewhere between Native Americans and the mentally handicapped.” Pain is different for everyone, but it’s still pain. I (the writer of this article, I can’t speak for everyone here) will never know the struggles that comes with being black. Not every person will know the struggles that comes with being Jewish, either. Not everyone will know the struggles that comes with being a woman. So let’s cut this bullshit of “white people don’t know what oppression/racism is”, because they do. It’s been factually proven that white people have experienced racism in some form at some point.To say they haven’t is telling any white Jew that they don’t know what it is to experience racism, and that’s absolutely incorrect.

There’s a little proverb out there: “treat others how you’d want to be treated.” It doesn’t say “Treat others how you want to be treated, unless they’re a race you don’t like, then obviously they deserve it.” How you expect people to treat you is how you should treat others in return. Most importantly, just because you don’t want to call it racism doesn’t make it any less wrong, and that’s what people are forgetting. You can put sprinkles and glitter on a piece of shit and serve it on a silver platter and call it “La peu de sparkley”, but at the end of the day, it’s still a piece of shit, you’re just trying to make it look good.

People aren’t twisting roleplay at all, they’re exposing the lack of visibility in the roleplay community. It’s not a negative thing. In fact, I think it says something that we as a community are to use this platform to examine media and create our own media where marginalized groups are more visible. We can’t control television or film, but we can choose to have more POC faceclaims in our roleplays, we can choose to cast an actual Native American FC for Tiger Lily as opposed to casting a White faceclaim. I don’t think that’s “twisting” roleplay at all. The argument you’re bringing up about this vague collection of anti-racist blogs is not on the topic of white washing, and I’m not sure what blogs you’re referring to. Though I won’t say that you don’t have a point. 

I think that you’re choosing to derail the argument of white washing here and again are arguing about semantics and whatever else you want to bring to the table. We were not discussing whether or not White people experience pain, that was not the argument at hand. I’m not sure where you pulled that from. Nowhere in my response did I suggest that White people do not experience hurt or pain - I merely said that marginalized groups, groups that are not often represented in media, deserve more representation. I said that white washing is an issue. 

Firstly, you continue to refer to this vague set of anti-racist blogs that I supposedly support - and while I do support anti-racism, I think you make a mistake in claiming that I support these blogs that you don’t name, and that I have no association with. Now. I chose Lea as my mascot two years ago because I’m a fan of her work, and I wanted her on my blog. I do not feel threatened, but I do I feel that you’re trying to make an argument about my character and derail the argument again. I don’t believe that I made a poor decision in choosing Lea.  I didn’t say that visibility means choosing only POC faceclaims for the face of everything. That being said, on the issue of Lea’s whiteness: While there are differing views on whether or not Jewish people are persons of color, we can agree that Lea is from a marginalized group. She is Italian and Spanish Sephardic Jew, both parties who have historically been oppressed in America and whose whiteness has been debated at the convenience of those who called themselves White in America. I’m not here to debate Lea Michele’s status as a person of color, though. I believe that she is certainly from a margianalized group, but that wasn’t why I chose her as my mascot - again, I chose her because I enjoy her work. Regardless of my mascot choice, however, I make it a point to include POC in my fc suggestions and have POC characters in my roleplays. I said that marginalized groups need visibility. And my choice of mascot does not automatically erase that. Yes, I understand your argument, but when I make the decision to give FC suggestions and emphasize the importance of POC faceclaims in roleplay, I do work toward visibility. The fact that I like Lea Michele as an actress and as a faceclaim does not counteract that. Now, I see how you could counterargue that everyone should be allowed to play all White FCs because that’s who they like - but I think that is the choice of individual roleplayers. Everyone may not agree, but I believe that admins have a choice, whether or not to cast POC faceclaims as canon characters in their roleplays. I don’t only play White characters, please don’t make assumptions based on my mascot. 

Back to the issue of semantics and white washing as a term - it is not exclusive to the roleplay community. It is used outisde of this group and outside of anti-racist groups. As we continue to analyze issues of race and oppression, we define new terminology to understand the systems of oppression. Until Kimberlé Crenshaw voiced the way that an individuals various identities come together to create their varying experiences with oppression, intersectionality was not a term, it was not something that was understood. Words like this continue to be established as canon terminology, and while some people may not recognize these words as real terminology or understand what they mean, it doesn’t mean that they don’t hold merit, that they’re not real. 

Again, I don’t know what you’re talking about here. We were discussing white washing, not the blogs that you’re referring to that attack admins for their faceclaim choices. Though I don’t believe that personal attacks are the way to solve any issue.

I never stated that white people do not experience hurt, I’ve said before on my blog that just because a person is white doesn’t mean that they can’t experience depression, discrimination, or any other number of things that make life painful and difficult . But here is the thing - White people don’t understand, they cannot know the pain of people of color. They may experience discrimination, but it’s not the same type of discrimination. Maybe White people have “had enough” of hearing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true. The institutionalized oppression that people of color experience is just not there for White people, there are not years upon years of racism and oppression against White people, not in the way that people of color have experienced it. Yes, White people can experience hurt and pain and discrimination, but it is not the discrimination that is rooted in colonization and slavery. (There are certain groups of people that are now called White that have experienced this - those that were initially not considered White and restricted from immigrating to this country, or treated as less than human unless someone in the government decided that they were White enough to be considered White.) And while there is no hierarchy for these experiences, there is certainly a hierarchy set up by systematic oppression that effects people differently. Individuals’ intersecting identities make for various different experiences of oppression. People of color and other marginalized groups face a certain amount of oppression and discrimination in life that White people do not. That’s not to say that the experiences of White people are invalid or that they don’t have a right to complain or feel things such as hurt, though. 

Again, I think you’re misunderstanding white washing as a term - it is not meant to exclude White people, or keep them out of the equation. It is just an acknowledgment that White people continue to dominate media, including roleplays. It means that we need to stop casting White individuals to play the roles of people of color - because more often than not, it is White people that are cast to play the majority of roles in film and television, and White people continue to be cast as the majority of faceclaims in roleplays. This is not hatred toward White people, it’s an attempt to make space for the visibility of other groups. Asking for a television show about a family of Mexican Americans instead of yet another television show about a family of White Americans is not racist. I never claimed that White people do not experience discrimination - and again, there is a lot of debate over whether Jewish people are White, but I do not have the authority nor do I wish to categorize Jewish people as people of color or White people. 

And again, I’m not sure where your last paragraph came from, because we were discussing white washing, not whether or not White people experience discrimination. This poop image you’re painting is again a derailing. I won’t say it again, I know that White people experience discrimination - but when people discriminate against them, it is not because they believe that their race is superior to that of White people. We could argue for days about whether or not White people’s experience of discrimination is racism and not agree, so I won’t continue to argue about that. I stand by my argument that white washing is an issue, that the visibility of people of color and other marginalized groups is very important. 

posted 1 week ago with 13 notes
from: southpark-rpc

Just when I start working on full time rpc-ing again, I see people arguing that there’s reverse racism in the rp community and that white washing isn’t a thing. 

posted 1 week ago with 1 note
Lesson time, kiddos. 

southpark-rpc:

We’ve been seeing the phrase “white-washing” being thrown around on these anti-racism blogs. You know, the ones who like to make up their own definitions based on college studies rather than actual scientific/social studies or data? Well, did you know they’re doing the exact same thing with the word “white-washing”?

"White-washing" means that you’re covering up a crime, scandal or negative flaw through biased facts to keep the mass majority from discovering said issue you’re covering up. Kind of like what these groups are doing with their anti-racism campaign, attacking other groups and getting others to attack them while white washing over the fact they themselves are racist against white people.

White wash was a cheap white paint used back in the day to try and make everything look pretty and pristine because it had a nice sheen and made everything look pure. Now-a-days, the term’s generally used when companies are trying to cover a scandal or a major flaw so that their investors don’t bail on them or the general public doesn’t murder them for helping break the economy. It has nothing to do with being white or white people.

Open your eyes, pick up a history book, an encyclopedia, even get online and read different pages, not just one that you like. Look in the dictionary, where scholars have based words on extensive social studies and queues, and realize that there’s only a vast minority, even among people of color, that recognize what you’re saying as fact. You don’t get to decide what a word means after the word has been extensively researched and studied. Words can and do change, but not because you say so. It’s because it’s a general acknowledgement by a vast majority of the population. It’s not even an issue of cultural barriers or schools of thought, this is just your personal philosophy steeped in your hatred for another race because you feel they haven’t been as persecuted or subjugated as you so they deserve to have hate thrown their way. If you don’t even want to call that racism, here’s another few words for you: Hateful. Ignorant. Bigoted. Prejudiced. Close-minded. Biased. Uneducated. Petty. Discriminatory. Holier-than-thou.

In your mind, you may not be racist. So explain to us how you’re not any of the other equally disgusting words above.

for homicidalslayer

It’s really upsetting that people continue to think this way, especially within the roleplay community where we’re working to improve visibility for marginalized groups. We already face a lack of representation in media, and our attempts at counteracting white washing in fan casts and roleplay casting is difficult enough without this sort of thinking. 

First of all, the issue of being “racist” toward white people is a non issue. By definition, racism is “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.” Asking for equal representation and speaking out against white washing is not racism, in fact it is a means by which the community tries to counteract racism. Trying to make marginalized groups more visible is in no way racist. 

If you really want to argue the semantics of white washing and claim that “white washing” is not used the way that we use it, you need to consider the fact that language is constantly changing. Within the roleplaying community, we create new terms all the time that are accepted as canon terminology. Where did the acronym “rpc” come from? Who decided that an introductory post that other people are meant to reply to is called a “starter”? Surely the word “starter” meant other things before we used it to mean that. White washing is not an imaginary term that tumblr invented, either. Read this article on 25 minority characters that were white washed, or this article on whether Hollywood white-washes Asian characters. These aren’t examples from scientific or social studies, but since when is language solely determined by such studies? Language changes constantly, and arguing that the term white washing is racist toward white people completely ignores the important issue that discussion of white washing addresses - the lack of marginalized groups in media and the resulting lack of representation for those groups in the roleplay community. 

posted 1 week ago with 13 notes
from: southpark-rpc

Yes I’m still drafting that application for theme makeovers.

I’m probably also going to include plot/page rewriting services, since I’ve been told that might be something people would be interested in. 

posted 1 week ago
pohroro:

p a g e: ᴘᴀɴᴏʀᴀᴍᴀ↳ Preview ▪ Code (Wait for 5 seconds and click ‘Skip Ad’)
An all-in-one page.
Content shows when hovered over the sections.
Includes about, links, tags and blogroll.
About page section of 2 avatars of 90px x 90px, a box for a description of yourself and one for ‘currently’ status.
It is recommended that your title background is a repeated pattern; it does not show in non-webkit browsers.
Webkit scrollbar.
Please reblog/like if using. 

[For more themes: themes please]

pohroro:

p a g e: ᴘᴀɴᴏʀᴀᴍᴀ
↳ Preview ▪ Code (Wait for 5 seconds and click ‘Skip Ad’)
  • An all-in-one page.
  • Content shows when hovered over the sections.
  • Includes about, links, tags and blogroll.
  • About page section of 2 avatars of 90px x 90px, a box for a description of yourself and one for ‘currently’ status.
  • It is recommended that your title background is a repeated pattern; it does not show in non-webkit browsers.
  • Webkit scrollbar.

Please reblog/like if using

[For more themes: themes please]

posted 2 weeks ago with 1,690 notes
from: kstewrpc source: pohroro
tagged: #themes please

A PROCLAMATION OF LOVE: in which I share with you all the people who make the obscene amount of time I spend on this website rad. thank you all for being so cool. i love you.
RPHs: all-american-rph - bamhelps - bastardrph - benedicthelps - blakehelps - clevergirlhelps - cleverhelp - cyrusassists - ferreirareviews - gordonramsayrph - hawkeyehelps - horriblehelper - irant-rpc - kstewrpc - littlebastardrph - northhelps - notanotherrph - psychrph - reynoldsrpc - rphelper - rptheme-helper - sonamhelps - thatfrenchelper - thehumbleroleplayer - thetrolliestcritic - zoeyrph
RP/WRITING BLOGS: edirps -  dominicwrites - edwardkenwayrps - femmefatale-rps - ghostierps - ivvwrite - jenny1x1 - mermaidqueemuse - neverlandswriter - odairwrites - shackleboltrps - theravenisthewriter 
MISCELLANEOUS: femme-homme-rp - georginakincaid - jaifkncourtney - lazyresources - lish-andrpthings - poc-characters -  racistroleplay -  victrstone 

A PROCLAMATION OF LOVE: in which I share with you all the people who make the obscene amount of time I spend on this website rad. thank you all for being so cool. i love you.

RPHs: all-american-rphbamhelps - bastardrph - benedicthelpsblakehelpsclevergirlhelps - cleverhelp - cyrusassistsferreirareviews - gordonramsayrphhawkeyehelps - horriblehelper - irant-rpc - kstewrpc - littlebastardrph - northhelpsnotanotherrph - psychrphreynoldsrpc - rphelper - rptheme-helper - sonamhelps - thatfrenchelper - thehumbleroleplayerthetrolliestcritic - zoeyrph

RP/WRITING BLOGS: edirps -  dominicwrites - edwardkenwayrpsfemmefatale-rps - ghostierps - ivvwrite - jenny1x1 - mermaidqueemuse - neverlandswriterodairwritesshackleboltrpstheravenisthewriter 

MISCELLANEOUS: femme-homme-rp - georginakincaidjaifkncourtney - lazyresources - lish-andrpthingspoc-characters -  racistroleplay -  victrstone 

posted 3 weeks ago with 58 notes
from: fchelpers

i’m going to open up a few slots for page revamps, i will post an official announcement and form tomorrow morning with details. 

posted 3 weeks ago
tagged: #rpc #rph
thehumblewritinghelp:

Interminable [inˈtərmənəbəl]: having or seeming to have no end
Adjective
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin interminabilis, from Latin in-+ terminare to terminate
Example: Last night’s interminable debate put me to sleep.
Synonyms: ceaseless, incessant 
Antonyms: intermittent, halting

thehumblewritinghelp:

Interminable [inˈtərmənəbəl]: having or seeming to have no end
  • Adjective
  • Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin interminabilis, from Latin in-terminare to terminate
  • Example: Last night’s interminable debate put me to sleep.
  • Synonyms: ceaseless, incessant 
  • Antonyms: intermittent, halting