bapgeek2geekbap replied to your post “like I’m just wondering how many other people who reblogged that post nonny went to and told to not “talk about latin america”
i got a ping to my ask page but since i don’t allow anons they left.
see, that’s weird to me. You wanna start a convo about that post, sure, go ahead
but like, that post was made by a latin@ who is actually doing latin@/chican@ studies soooooo why not talk to them, rather than hunting through the notes to find “not latin americans” and try to make accusations or whatever that was that “wasn’t trying to be aggressive”?
"Ebola is not the first transnational deadly health epidemic that has plagued the globe in my lifetime and let alone in this century. What has however colored the Ebola dynamic is the way in which we discuss the issue which we must be careful not to overwhelm with traditional racist and anti-Africa sentiments. It is time the world stops stringently holding on to an image of Africa as land of the unhealthy, starving poor. Africans are an ingenious, resilient, and innovative people who are dedicated and making strides every day to improve upon their own situations as well as international ones. What Africa suffers from is ironically not unlike the disease many members of the American Congress have succumbed to… (often) deliberate and intentional paralysis to act. Some call it lack of political will. I’m sure lobbyists and international banks probably have another fancy term for it."
Freda Koomson; Health, Africa, and Debunking Myths in the Time of Ebola
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If you have a problem with something I reblogged you san do one of two things
- address the OP
- let me know what’s up (in the sense of the OP being wrong)
I’m not asking for a dissertation or anything, because I understand no one who’s been harmed owes that to anyone
But I’m gonna need y’all to not pretend like I’m the OP,
unless you see me saying some shit in the tags that builds off a mistake or fuckedupness in an OP, or you see me commenting.
If your problem is with an OP, I, personally, cannot fix that.
And in the case of the whole mestizaje post thing that apparently nonny is upset about, that post is far from the first one I’ve seen talking about issues like that. It’s also far from the first one I’ve reblogged.
I refrain/ed from commenting in any way aside from reblogging it, because I don’t know enough to build a conversation or say anything.
Anonymous said: yes, you reblogged about mestizaje.
Right, I just found it, no thanks to your cryptic ass message.
I didn’t make the claim. If you have a problem with the post, talk to the OP. I’m not ~talking~ about anything. I’m reblogging a post that draws a parallel informed by their experience and studies.
I’m gonna reblog what I reblog.
oh, is this the post you’re upset about?
The post I didn’t comment on or even add tags to?
The post that is written by someone who seems to be latin@ (I don’t follow them, so I wouldn’t know, but a brief examination of their blog suggests they are and are a latin@/chican@ scholar)