Five Star Mixtape 389: Three Great Blog Posts and a Patricia Russell-McCloud Quote
This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by the erasure of a whole group of people, cosmetics pitfalls, Canadian Black history, and Patricia Russell-McCloud:
You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still.
"Representation Matters" by Katie Zhu at Medium:
I always feel weird when white people demo things publicly in Chinese. Even when the opportunities arise to put a non-white person in the foreground, those roles are still given to white people. We don’t let Asians talk — even when the situation literally calls for it.
"Winter Beauty Tips for the Salty and Willfully Shut In" by Samantha Irby at Bitches Gotta Eat:
no one gives a shit about my hyperpigmentation or whether or not i'm using a brow pomade. and sure, maybe definitely no one cared about my liquid blush before? but at least i had half an hour on the train every morning to show off its perfect application to uninterested commuters who wished i would just die so they could take my fucking seat. i have a lot of time on my hands right now and sure i could be using it to read to old peopleor pack boxed lunches for veterans or some other useful thing, but until someone tells me where to go to do those things i am instead going to read excruciatingly detailed descriptions of beauty products on my computer then order them and pay for expedited shipping so that i can put them on my face in the vain hope that the bored teenager at the bagel shop will look up from his cream cheese long enough to ask, "wow, is that mac mineralize skinfinish!?"
"VIOLA ISN’T ROSA: Viola Desmond & The Erasure Of Black Canadian History" by Bee Quammie at '83 to Infinity:
I’m not sure what troubles me more – that so many Canadians are unfamiliar with Viola Desmond, or that so many feel the need to validate her experiences by comparing her to Rosa Parks.
Both of these options are tragedies. Let me tell you why.
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