i knew that i wasn’t meant to be white — but i did not know exactly which ethnicity i was meant to be until i was exposed to Korean beings, and Korean culture (albeit a single aspect of it) for the first time. (the area in which i live is racially homogeneous and for the preceding 14 years of my life i had come into contact with very few BOC, and no Koreans). anyhow, upon seeing the Korean singers and observing their culture, i finally understood my true ethnicity. their appearance corresponded exactly to my idealized conception of myself (my proprioceptive perceptions and my mental image of my own body); their language, their gestures, their comportment, all seemed absolutely natural to me. it was like an adopted child meeting their birth family for the first time. and it was wonderful.
WHAT THE FUCK
KOREAN SINGERS ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL KOREANS AND CANNOT DISPLAY YOUR TRUE ETHNICITY FUCK
Dear people who identify as “trans-ethnic”:
The bolded/italicized is also something that bothered me about this. Because, I’m not adopted, but I have family-friends who are and that seems like, um, awkward, and usually doesn’t seem like the consensus from most adopted folk. I don’t really know, though.
Anybody else made uneasy/etc by this many many multitude of things?
I am reblogging this one more time to show why it is intensely privileged of white people to desire to be/identify as animals.
Note the phrase “Korean beings”. As if they were magical aliens and not humans.
That is what it means to be a PoC. YOU DON’T HAVE A CHOICE TO BE HUMAN IN THE FUCKING FIRST PLACE.
YOU GET TO BE A “BEING”.
This is just…omg. White people, you are SO UNBELIEVABLY TERRIBLE.
Not sure I really have the right to comment on any of this, but here goes.
the thing is, is that that is not how ethnicity, nor race works.
there is no “trans-ethnicity.”