sineadfay
andrysb24:

nellysketchesnstuff:

lumos5001:

1nkblots:

prokopetz:

kurtwagnernightcrawler:

civil-anarchy:

lordgrunty:

whitebeltwriter:

artemis-devotee:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blondeAnd literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and suchSo please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.

boom-de-yada

Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white

It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.
(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)

But on another note, can we please not assume that people who say “oh, they have blue eyes/blonde hair/etc so they must be white” are saying these things maliciously? Or ignoring facts?
Before this post, I had literally never seen a person who has both dark skin and blue eyes or red hair. And likely that is because of media, and the place I live. There are very few people in the town where I live who are not caucasian, and there were relatively few people at my university when compared to larger universities who are not caucasian. So the majority of my “exposure” has been through TV and movies which, guess what, don’t like casting people of other races who don’t look like the stereotypical image of people from that race (just look at Sophia Vergara on Modern Family who dies her hair so it’s dark and she’s more recognizably Latina/doesn’t confuse people who think everyone from South America has dark hair), and when they do have a character with hair/eye colour that doesn’t “match” their skin colour, it’s often extremely obvious that it has been altered through dies or contacts or whatever.
So PLEASE spread posts like this around like wildfire, because it could have been years before I new this, and there are lots of other people out there like me, I’m sure. I thank the people who contributed to this post for correcting that blunder in my education and showing me pictures of these beautiful people (seriously, why stick to stereotypical representations when you can have all this beautiful variety instead? I don’t understand), but please don’t mistake ignorance for racism.
Unless you show them this post and they still insist that a character described as having blue eyes is automatically white. Then feel free to call them out on their bullshit.

EVERYTHING THEY SAID BUT ESPECIALLY THE LAST COMMENT

Also, fun historical facts: Genghis Khan had bright orange hair and Julius Caesar was a blond.

Genetics never fail to fascinate me

andrysb24:

nellysketchesnstuff:

lumos5001:

1nkblots:

prokopetz:

kurtwagnernightcrawler:

civil-anarchy:

lordgrunty:

whitebeltwriter:

artemis-devotee:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit

















(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)

And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde







And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such


















So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.

boom-de-yada

Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white

It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.

(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)

But on another note, can we please not assume that people who say “oh, they have blue eyes/blonde hair/etc so they must be white” are saying these things maliciously? Or ignoring facts?

Before this post, I had literally never seen a person who has both dark skin and blue eyes or red hair. And likely that is because of media, and the place I live. There are very few people in the town where I live who are not caucasian, and there were relatively few people at my university when compared to larger universities who are not caucasian. So the majority of my “exposure” has been through TV and movies which, guess what, don’t like casting people of other races who don’t look like the stereotypical image of people from that race (just look at Sophia Vergara on Modern Family who dies her hair so it’s dark and she’s more recognizably Latina/doesn’t confuse people who think everyone from South America has dark hair), and when they do have a character with hair/eye colour that doesn’t “match” their skin colour, it’s often extremely obvious that it has been altered through dies or contacts or whatever.

So PLEASE spread posts like this around like wildfire, because it could have been years before I new this, and there are lots of other people out there like me, I’m sure. I thank the people who contributed to this post for correcting that blunder in my education and showing me pictures of these beautiful people (seriously, why stick to stereotypical representations when you can have all this beautiful variety instead? I don’t understand), but please don’t mistake ignorance for racism.

Unless you show them this post and they still insist that a character described as having blue eyes is automatically white. Then feel free to call them out on their bullshit.

EVERYTHING THEY SAID BUT ESPECIALLY THE LAST COMMENT

Also, fun historical facts: Genghis Khan had bright orange hair and Julius Caesar was a blond.

Genetics never fail to fascinate me

sineadfay
whiskeydrinking-operating:

scriptures:

alexbbypls:

hoplite-operator:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

winterduck:

shar-fireshar:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said  “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

😍

I’d find that kid and return his friend to him with the good news.

I wanted to but the it box it came in (with the return address) accidentally got taken out to the burn pit before I could write it down. My only hope is for this post to go insanely viral and her hear about it and that he did his job, which was helping me do mine.

reblogging again

AWWWW ;_;

Dawwww

Holy fucking 4k notes this post isn’t even 8 hours old what the fuck

whiskeydrinking-operating:

scriptures:

alexbbypls:

hoplite-operator:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

winterduck:

shar-fireshar:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

😍

I’d find that kid and return his friend to him with the good news.

I wanted to but the it box it came in (with the return address) accidentally got taken out to the burn pit before I could write it down. My only hope is for this post to go insanely viral and her hear about it and that he did his job, which was helping me do mine.

reblogging again

AWWWW ;_;

Dawwww

Holy fucking 4k notes this post isn’t even 8 hours old what the fuck