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"This is not a post-racial world.

Pretending that these problems are not still a very real part of people's lives is not helpful; it doesn't solve the problem, it just makes people feel better about themselves when there isn't anything to feel especially good about yet. It's sort of like changing your twitter icon to green for the Iranian election protests, or changing your Facebook profile pic to a cartoon character to prevent child abuse. "Slacktivism" is the term. Race may not matter to you personally, but I imagine you aren't blind to it either. There is nothing gained by pretending race doesn't matter to other people except complacence."

- ~whitetrashpalace


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Stock of girl courtesy of !Katanaz-Stock
GIMP 2.0 for all manipulations. Girl was desaturated in two different ways using monochromatic channel mixing. Ancient warmth action available on my website was applied to the greyscaled pieces.

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One of the most intriguing quotes I have come by so far during my time on dA. On a side note, why is racism generally portrayed as black and white...where's the yellow :lol:

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CandySandyCandy's avatar

Please take a moment to leave a friendly post on their sites letting them know why racism is wrong.


This makes me so mad and upset.

Trigger warning about vile racist behavior of known troublemaker account Crescendodragon (known associate of racist attack account Khai2000)

Devout racist and antisemitic Crescendodragon, a deviant with membership to a group that proudly dispays the Confederate Flag attacks innocent Asian boy Xhe99.

CRESCENDODRAGON's latest attac


"xhe's absolute cow shit."


A distraught and terribly shaken Xhe99 responds


"Why? I don't know why this bad person target me because the color of my skin. This Crescendodragon frighten me with his violence behavior to me. He not friendly and kind to people like I was taught to be in my small village"

Nathanielpm1's avatar
Btw, a link in the description doesnt exist and the other one has been deactivated. Sorry about that:(
Nathanielpm1's avatar
Good message. The only reason why racism mainly refers to blacks and whites is because racist fights between blacks and whites was one of the biggest disasters of all time. Biggest tragedy in history! Blacks were the types of people that have suffered the most! Worse than jews even in the holocaust! Black and white people were kinda the biggest enemies
evelynthevampire's avatar
I love it! May I use it in a video in a video I'm making? I'll make sure to credit you and put a link to this in the description.
patriotpride's avatar
Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.
Nathanielpm1's avatar
Only a black racist ignorant would say that
Sinornithosaurus's avatar
"anti-racist is code for anti-white" is code for dumbass
patricitia432's avatar
i don't get how is this pic racist
khaledmid's avatar
hey roseonthegrey...
i need your help about something...
i love a girl, and i pay attention to here, but what
also shall i do to win this love,, this is my first experiment...
HeartbreakHannah's avatar
This is really good. It gives you a different view on racism and how we are actually not different from one another. [:
DarkoNash's avatar
half the reason I say I'm black all the time
Lainawolf's avatar
The photo is very cute ^..^ the outfit is adorable. The title is a little odd to me, I havent really seen much racism in my life as of late due to the fake post-racialism (I feel that everyone is racists/sexist/ect. Humans have survived this long due to our fear of things that are different. This is not really valid in this day and age since murder has Severe reprecussions which keeps most of the populace from self destructing. Honestly, its hard for me to trust anyone, especially people of the male persuasion based off of events in my past. I can honestly say that if you are male and you walk past me on the sidewalk, I will cringe wether you are blue, green, black, white, yellow, gold, ash, or cyclops.

But this brings me to something else entirely. Is being racially aware automaticly make you bad? All of the races and nationalities have unique cultures, diverse languages, interesting quirks, and different medical requirements. You definitely do not want a racially blind doctor because there are sicknesses that hit Native Americans harder then anyone else, different blood compositions in Africans, Asians have different dietary needs, caucasians have odd reactions to sunlight. Racial blindness means we ignore culture and take people for their actions instead of their appearance. There has to be a decent middle ground here.

Slacktivism is something I personally hate.. I also hate the notion that every little thing requires my compassion. I have enough crisis in my life to care about something I can't even effect. Life is hard and beautiful. It is intolerable and amazing. Earthquakes are going to happen and so are miracles.
Nathanielpm1's avatar
When you say racial blindness do you talk about colorblindness? Because i always thought that the one advantage of being colorblind is you don't (even physically) see black people as black, white people as white, asian people as yellow, etc
Lainawolf's avatar
Wow This is a post from a very long time ago haha. 

I think the point I was trying to make back then was that you have to be racially aware but remain unbiased. If you are a doctor, you need to know that an African descended patient will require different medical treatments than a native american patient. But, on the other hand, A teacher can and should teach an asian descended student the same as a caucasian descended student. 
SkunkHat's avatar
I love this idea/concept.
Racism is such a real thing, and people ignore it.
What I love, when people claim not to be racist, they then name all their friends of other race.
It just amuses me.
Thank you for sharing your art!
Nathanielpm1's avatar
People ignore it? People (especially americans) are horribly obsessed with racism, nowadays! That isnt mentally healthy!!
SkunkHat's avatar
This is a very old comment you replied to, but I'll try to respond based on then, not now -

When I made that comment, the SJW movement wasn't as prominent in everyday life as it currently is (unless you were a tumblr regular). People are generally more open about race now than they were years ago, and from MY standpoint (my race, class, job, etc), it's not something I encounter. I've always worked in teams that were racially diverse, and race rarely came up as an issue for anything. (Except all of us being called racist for not liking Kanye West....sigh.) With the shootings hitting mainstream media and causing outrages, it is less ignored now because it is SEEN now. It's not something that only involved people see, it's something everyone sees because of the news/social media, etc. 

I didn't mean ignore as in ignoring race/treating people equally. I meant ignore the issue. And people still do. People (see: racists) don't want to change. They don't want to see other colored people as people and treat them as such, so they ignore that there is an issue and claim everything is fine as it is. 

I also never said it was a healthy mentality. I think it is a very very very unhealthy way of thinking, and I also think its unfair to paint americans as all racist people. Look at the current election going on. Yes, a lot of people are voting cheering for Trump, but a lot of people are also voting for Bernie, OUTRAGED at the racism Trump spews. A LOT of Americans want a racism-free country. It's also unfair into say "especially Americans" when other counties are very racist as well. 

I don't know if you're starting an argument with me, or just misunderstood my meaning on a comment I made in 2011 - but we're on the same side here. Racism is uncalled for, unfair, and just disgusting and it needs to end. Complaining to people in the comments of this photo aren't going to change anything. Go out and do something. Slacktivism won't solve racism. 
Nathanielpm1's avatar
So... People know that racism's still alive and they don't want to do anything about it? Makes sense. And I never said ALL americans are automatically racist. I'm just sayin that apparently, most americans are more touchy/sensitive. Slavery happened in the United States, the n word comes from the united states. You make one racial slur in the united states and they'll make a very big deal out of it. Have u seen those youtube videos about pranks in the neighborhoods and black neighborhoods!? Most of them are racist pranks, they tell gay/black jokes and most of these pranks have turned ugly and GONE WRONG (most blacks get easily violent over this) and it's mainly happening in the united states recently! Whats with people's obsession with these out-of-hand pranks!? And you're right, I dont see ANY advantage about racism. There are too many videos about it! People... constantly talk about it! It's time to turn the page and move on! Let it go already, right!?
sar-the-scare's avatar
Racism and prejudice are still very much prevalent, it is just that we seem to see far less discrimination. There's a difference. We need to start seeing each other as who we are, not as who we think we must be because of a skin color or religion or anything else that gives us false preconceptions. It's not a problem that's ever going to completely go away. We will always recognize the differences between us, and that's okay. That can be a good thing, actually. It's just that we must also recognize that we are the same.

Great concept and manip, Jean. :heart:
NathiLuke's avatar
ow!! i'm hate all ways of racism. this is ridicolous!! pretty text and photo. :)
JanneO's avatar
Beautiful work! Just astonishing! Love it!
Have a great weekend!...:D

Cheers,
Janne
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tsokoboscradle's avatar
I agree, racism still exist in society's system, I'm not generalizing though.
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