Tonantzin

Chicana. Living in the borderlands of two cultures, two worlds. Double Consciousness. What you will find here is a journey. Mi Viaje. Queer POC. Brown Femme. Music, Latin@ America, Africa, Politics, Art. & solidarity w/Palestine <3 This is my space of decolonization. Enjoy




23 04/14
23 04/14

Question

so, in my class we look at a lot of black literature and critical race theory to interrogate hip hop, 

a lot of the readings use the N- word. In fact a lot of the theories analyze the use of the N- word in hip hop, or examine the identity of a n-.We examine the words n—-a, n—-er and n——-dom. Souls of Black Folk, for example, is highly referenced. 

When we have the discussions in class some people say n-. Those who do say it, awkwardly say it in a low voice. I don’t stay it. In fact I can’t even spell it out, I feel really uncomfortable doing so. (I feel uncomfortable saying, or using that word. For me that word carries a lot of power, and a lot of suffering. As a non black person I refuse to say it or write it)

There is no black identified student in this class, we are all self identified Chican@s. 

My question is, In an academic setting when we are interrogating those words.. is it okay to say it? Specially when are looking at the distinctions between n—-a and n—-er.

Like, I don’t know how to approach it. I rather have no one say it, but those words are the topics we are discussing. The professor hasn’t said anything about it (although she should cuz those who say it, hesitate and look at her). The professor doesn’t use it but has not said anything about saying it or not saying it.

I don’t want to be the one to bring it up because I don’t know IF it can be used in this context

I figured I’d asked tumblr. suggestions?

23 04/14

palabra!

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23 04/14
lachucha:

Photo quality is a bit off. Banner Reads:
"I belong to myself. What you say about me and against me will not erase the love I have for my body. My beautifully fat body. My Queer, Brown body. I am she who rejects shame and celebrates her body— no longer in secret." -Joanna Villegas

cuz my queerness also taught me how to accept and love my sexuality and my sexy round body

lachucha:

Photo quality is a bit off. Banner Reads:

"I belong to myself. What you say about me and against me will not erase the love I have for my body. My beautifully fat body. My Queer, Brown body. I am she who rejects shame and celebrates her body— no longer in secret." -Joanna Villegas

cuz my queerness also taught me how to accept and love my sexuality and my sexy round body

23 04/14
chewdisco:

Just What Is It About Today’s Homos That Makes Them So Different, So Appealing? 
—Joey Terrill, 2013, acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Rooted in a commitment to social justice issues, Los Angeles-based queer Chicano artist Joey Terrill’s work contests categories of Chicano and queer art and identity, consistently blurring the line between art, life, archive and activism.

chewdisco:

Just What Is It About Today’s Homos That Makes Them So Different, So Appealing? 

—Joey Terrill, 2013, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Rooted in a commitment to social justice issues, Los Angeles-based queer Chicano artist Joey Terrill’s work contests categories of Chicano and queer art and identity, consistently blurring the line between art, life, archive and activism.

23 04/14
leftieskerthings:

One of the few openly socialists who made it in the the US Congress. Vito Marcantonio. Marcantonio, who was arguably one of the most left wing Members of Congress, said that party loyalty was less important than voting his conscience (he was usually the only member of his party elected to office). He was sympathetic to the Socialist and Communist parties, and to labor unions. He was investigated by the FBI because of his alleged sympathy with communism and ties to the Communist Party.

leftieskerthings:

One of the few openly socialists who made it in the the US Congress. Vito Marcantonio. Marcantonio, who was arguably one of the most left wing Members of Congress, said that party loyalty was less important than voting his conscience (he was usually the only member of his party elected to office). He was sympathetic to the Socialist and Communist parties, and to labor unions. He was investigated by the FBI because of his alleged sympathy with communism and ties to the Communist Party.

23 04/14
23 04/14
arelyhepburn:

This is the best gif you’ll ever see

does this person actually own a pet raccoon? 

arelyhepburn:

This is the best gif you’ll ever see

does this person actually own a pet raccoon? 

(via the-uncensored-she)

22 04/14
Anonymous asked: Ugh I'm sorry but I'm just gonna rant, this probably isn't the place to but i am. So I'm Mexican but I live in a 99% white community. I'm lucky so that I don't get bullied for being POC but it's so hard having all white friends, whenever I need to vent they never understand and they try to trivialize my issues. They say I'm over sensitive and they don't understand why it's so offensive to say "you're not like other Mexicans you're basically a white girl" sorry for this but I have literally noone

reverseracism:

No need to apologize. The blog was made for venting.

your friends are racist, and you prob. need new friends.

i can be your friend :)

22 04/14