poc say they want to see more POC in fantasy / and SciFi but won’ t fund stuff
also they have only 5000 subscribers on there …
maybe you really don’t want to see stuff POC make hey gives you more time to ask white people for representation in their all white world …. and give them your time and energy and money..
POC creators are out there making stuff.. but they’re not white so they don’t matter as much …
Our buying power is apparently in the billions, yet we can barely get these done…
Actually other POC centric projects are getting funded. They picked a bad time to launch their kickstarter, they didn’t build up enough social media connections to really get the word out for it to go viral and to be honest, while it wasn’t bad it also wasn’t great. For a budget that high right out the gate they really needed those initial eps to be amazing & they needed way more incentives to donate. It sucks, but fundraising via kickstarter really requires certain things once your budget climbs over a few thousand dollars.
there’s a real strategy to getting things successfully funded on platforms like kickstarter. You can’t just throw things up there. seriously. you need 100 people with committed donations before you even launch your page. you need an email list of supporters BEFORE the campaign starts. You need to develop and foster hash tags and facebook/twitter/instagram presence before you do. You need to network at events months in advance and have people co-promote your campaign. its sad that this isn’t understood… but in our world we have to know the actual mechanics of the machine we are trying to move our way. I’m not sure how to disseminate that information to all POCs but I do wish them the best of luck.
From NPR’s transcript of a Morning Edition story: Group of researchers ran this interesting field experiment. They emailed more than 6,500 professors at the top 250 schools pretending to be the students. And they wrote letters saying, I really admire your work. Would you have some time to meet? The letters to the faculty were all identical, but the names of the students were all different. […] Brad Anderson. Meredith Roberts. Lamar Washington. LaToya Brown. Juanita Martinez. Deepak Patel, Sonali Desai, Chang Wong, Mei Chen. […] All they were measuring was how often professors wrote back agreeing to meet with with the students. And what they found was there were very large disparities. Women and minorities [were] systematically less likely to get responses from the professors and also less likely to get positive responses from the professors. Now remember, these are top faculty at the top schools in the United States and the letters were all impeccably written.
Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]
But white male privilege doesn’t exist?
And then there’s this:
Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.
Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.
i will always reblog this because people always want to say “what gatekeepers?” “who is doing this racist stuff?” “why would you say that MOC and Women are discriminated against?” well lets think about it….. here is an excellent example. People reaching out on their own attempting to gain perspective/guidance/mentors because hey, bootstraps and shit, and they are largely ignored if they are not white males. Actual educators in the field who are molding and shaping the minds of the youth, who have invaluable information and expertise on the subject they teach, who are the gatekeepers to this information ONLY share it with white males. People would like to relegate racism to murder and brutality… but this is another type of violence. This is perpetuating a cycle of poverty by withholding the literal wealth of knowledge as well as withholding the benefits of a well built network. Do you know how invaluable having a mentor is for many MOC and WOC? a hell of a lot of us are first generation college students. I maneuvered the education system completely blind, stumbling into whatever. It took A LOT of getting things wrong to get it right. Can you imagine if I had a connection with a college professor to help guide you through the process? Give you insight on the field you are studying? How important that connection is? How important it is to know who they - as valued experts in their field - know? Now. When you exclude women and men of color from that experience, from that potentially life altering relationship then you are slanting the odds against us because of our gender/skin color. That is violence. You are limiting my prospective wealth. You are limiting my prospective growth. All in favor of white men.
i wish sometimes on tumblr ppl would just shut the ENTIRE fuck up when they speak about a space or place they have never been in. i am a cissex woman. so. i dont go telling people who are not about their experiences OR how their experiences aren’t valid.
really imma be honest.
this is mostly to white ppl who have been taught that their opinion is fact,needed,wanted,worthy, or somehow even valid in a space they have no fucking clue about. especially white straight cis males. like shhhhhh for a while and ask yourself…. do i know anything about this situation or gripe from personal experience? will i ever have the opportunity to know? no? then shut up, read it, learn it, and if you are confused GOOGLE it.
when you talk over, derail, add your two (arbitrary ass) cents, and otherwise do anything besides say “yo, thats messed up, i will do better to educate those around me to alleviate said fuckery” then you my dear are an asshat. stop telling women about their boob issues and how its whining. you dont have tits *and not all women have tits* and stop telling poc that racism doesnt exist in ANY REALM SPACE OR TIME. stop telling transgendered ppl/homosexual/pansexual/ hell any non cis person that they arent natural… they aren’t exactly synthetic. stop acting like what you have to say, i have to hear.and stop tone policing like all these oppressed ppl should just be happy to exist you fucknut.
or im gunna find ya, n im gunna hot grits ya. bc im gettin purty fed up over here.
Martin, 17, a high school junior who lived with his mother in Miami, was visiting his father and stepmother at their home in Sanford, a suburb of Orlando, on the weekend of Feb. 26. During halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, Martin’s family said he walked to a nearby convenience store to get some…
shot by his own neighborhood watch. being black in america….. i’m going to say this again because i think it needs to be said. THIS is the family President Obama needs to be reaching out to. FUCK sandra fluke and her feelings of being called names while PoC have been called way worse for way longer on the SAME program and she was silent as all the shit. This young intelligent (not that THAT even fuckin matters) black boy was shot and killed by his own neighborhood watch because he was black and obviously black people are too dangerous to live in an affluent white neighborhood. and for all the white people SILENT about this issue because they dont care or havent even bothered to look into how their white privilege literally KILLS us can suck all the AIDs dicks in the world. and yes thats vulgar and yes its coming from a place of hate and YES YOU DESERVE IT.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
[The young black males are] shuttled into prisons, branded as criminals and felons, and then when they’re released, they’re relegated to a permanent second-class status, stripped of the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement — like the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, the right to be free of legal discrimination and employment, and access to education and public benefits. Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind during the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again, once you’ve been branded a felon.
In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of black Americans in the war on drugs. (via nprfreshair)
and america is the prison capital of the world. the world. more people in prison than china, cuba, south america. with the most people of color imprisoned you would think that people of color commit the most crimes? nope.OR that they are caught more frequently. on the contrary, PoC are just tried more frequently. now aint that some racist shit. white people are literally exempt from the same legal system that rapes you and never lets you forget it. and of course they are… they created the legal system. it only makes sense who would be exempt from it.
fuck.americas.legal.system.with.aids. (and the people who benefit from it at the oppression of others)