by Cara Giaimo
Language plays a huge part in how we understand and describe the world around us, and how we communicate that understanding to others. Because of this, it can be easy to forget that the dictionary isn’t some infallible, unchangeable document handed…
That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me.
Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.
There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white."
- Difference Between White and Caucasian
- Stop using the word “Caucasian” to mean white
- White American
- Caucasian race
- “Why White People Are Called ‘Caucasian,’” (pdf)
- Caucasian is a Dirty Word.
- Who is “White”?
THANK YOU. Don’t call me white & don’t equate my people to whiteness.
well my personal question if i were so bold would be what do they pass as and act like once they get to the U.S. but y’all know i dont like to cause trouble(via so-treu)
for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.