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Can you please explain the difference between ethnicity, race & nationality? This has always been a challenge for me & I can't find any websites that explains it clearly.

writing-questions-answered:

Sure!

Race - race is a group based on genetics. People in the same race share the same general palette for skin color, hair color, eye color, facial structure, bone structure, eye shape, nose shape, etc. Example: Black, Asian, Caucasian.

Ethnicity - ethnicity is a group based on culture. People in the same culture share a language, traditions, beliefs, and ancestry. Example: Jewish, Pacific Islander, Berber, Creole.

Nationality - nationality is a group based on politics. People of the same nationality live in the same country. Example: Scottish, Egyptian, Korean, Canadian.


You can have a lot of variation within these groups. For example, you can have a person who is Black (race), born in Canada (nationality), into an Arabic family (ethnicity). Likewise, you can have an Asian (race), born in America (nationality), into a Korean family (ethnicity).

Here are two articles that explain it further: (here and here)


medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

rancita:

petervquill:

Let’s hope these guys are wearing their brown pants!

Where is this from??!!! Explaaaain!!! Explaaaaaainnnnnn!!!!

The Deadpool movie test footage! It’s pretty neat :O It’s been floating around the internet recently because it was leaked

lifeislikeabadrpg:

uglylilmonster:

lifeislikeabadrpg:

"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".

"Don’t let [traumatic life-altering event that causes long-term emotional, mental, and physical health problems] define you" often seems to mean "stop talking about [traumatic life-altering event] and pretend it never happened and doesn’t shape your life or else".

This is an important point.

havocados:

fightingforwhales:

Okay but when you think about it, captivity is one of the the most selfish things you could support when it comes to animals.

Taking an orca or dolphin out of its natural habitat and making it perform stupid fucking tricks so people can have a “connection” with them?

Who said you have to have a connection with animals? What gives you the right to ruin their lives so you can feel special? Fuck that.

Let’s just appreciate the extent of human audacity for a sec.

We have technology in the form of transportation that can move us to any corner of the world we wish, as well as computers, video, Internet, etc.

Yet we continue to insist we simply have to keep these creatures in a jar closely so we can view them at our leisure and convenience, despite all the tools already at our disposal to make this happen.

me: Oh what the fuck
friend: what happened?
me: this scenario I created in my head got intense

gardeinofeden:

If you use a reference, like a stock photo with a person it a certain position, and you just well…use it as reference- copy the post, but not trace it, does that count? I know it sounds silly, but does that count as YOUR work or is it partially credit to the person who has the stock photo. Like you can’t say “Oh I did all of this by myself” If you fully used a reference.

Or am I just really really hard on myself. Like I feel like I can’t take full credit for my art unless I drew the pose without FULL reference, and I came up with the idea.

Every artist references. Literally every one. There’s no shame in referencing because it will help you understand how parts of the body look in that position in all that.

You can’t copyright a pose, so referencing something is a-ok AS LONG AS you state that it was referenced and link it to the referenced picture.

You also need to have rights to the stock photo. There’s a lot of free stock on deviantART that you can use but be sure you abide by the photographer’s rules. If they say don’t use outside dA, don’t do that, and so on. You can’t, however, Google something, call it stock, and be done with it. Nor can you use a sample of a stock photo provided by a site that requires you to pay for it without actually paying. 

Also, I highly recommend you check out Shattered-Earth’s tutorial on referencing: http://shattered-earth.deviantart.com/art/The-BASICS-Using-References-255875213

She makes some fantastic points and has plenty of other great tutorials to help you out. She is also really freaking awesome (I sat across from her at the convention I sold my art at she she was so nice ahhh) so give her some love!

haleyhasablog:

It would be really awesome if people stopped believing (and perpetuating the idea) that PETA and everything they say or do represents the entire vegan community/movement

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

The quote I used in this post.

(via medievalpoc)

eatsleepdraw:

She Doesnt Give Anything Only Takes (tan colorway)
by Nikita Kaun

browngirlblues:

Women against feminism are basically just arguing that their individual lives are fine and they don’t care about what other women go through.

l-a-l-o-u:

I was tired of looking for ten different stills in order to draw a costume correctly, so I made a little reference sheet of all of Korra’s outfits - maybe other people can benefit from it (don’t trust the shoes on the equalist unifrom though, I’m still not 100% sure they actually look like that)

I’ve seen several posts lately asking about L’Oreal’s ‘new’ stance on animal testing, so I thought I would do a post of my own. L’Oreal are not the shiny happy company they are making themselves out to be.
This is their statement:
“L’Oréal no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.”
The devil is in the detail, the last line is their disclaimer, their get out of jail free card so they think. PLEASE don’t fall for it. The line is another way to state ‘unless required by law’ or reserving the ‘right’ to bring something ‘innovative’ to market that would require lab tests, so not using already proven to be safe ingredients. Sometimes cosmetics with fancy claims are actually classed as drugs so they of course have to be legally tested. L’OREAL and many other companies like them employ people to cleverly word things so you fall for it. PLEASE don’t let them get away with it.
Nik Anti-Speciest (via fightingforanimals)
ya-ssui:

Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!

ya-ssui:

Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!