Mixed-race fetishization is an issue that needs way more awareness as it is extremely harmful to all POC. Because there are people who date interracially just so that they can have “pretty mixed babies”. So not only do they fetishize monoracial POC, but they also objectify and sexualize their own offspring and if you don’t think that’s fucked up then I don’t know what to tell you.

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Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.
During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.
Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)
On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating :

"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"

In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.
Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.
It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.
Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.

This is outside the usual purview of Medievalpoc, but a recent influx of questions about people of color, sexuality and gender diversity from history can be answered in this post.


Use the American flag as toilet paper

Stomp on it with muddy boots

Spit on it

Hang it up side down

Desecrate and forsake it like they do Black & Brown bodies every 28 hours

Burn it to a crisp and cackle over the ashes

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i want to learn to love

i oftentimes wonder why non-black people think it’s okay to appropriate AAVE?

funerealswans said: hey what are you studying? like major wise??

right now i’m studying social work !! although it’s my first semester so i haven’t taken a social work class… i’m interested in minoring in either english or gender studies. 

bun’s to-do list


 • finish reading “a school for my village” 
  write essay on “a school for my village” and take corresponding midterm
  read anthropology chapters on power systems within societies
  start reading anthropology chapter on economic systems
  read research for paper on feminization of poverty 
  start rough draft for research paper
  read “the wife of bath’s prologue and tale” and “the pardoner’s tale” for      world literature 
  complete quiz for world literature
  start reading “medea” for english analytical essay
 • go thrifting for warm sweaters
 • facial mask time

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! We should never celebrate a greedy, religious zealot who enslaved indigenous men and raped indigenous women and children. Christopher Colombus was responsible for the terrible legacy of racism and inhumanity by the means of brute force, warfare and a terrible greed for gold. By his reign, innumerable indigenous people were terrorized as he initiated the wiping out of an entire culture and the European colonial domination of the Americas. Do not support figures responsible for genocide and do not support a white supremacist narrative of history.

sad puppy goes to school to get a degree and be a working-class dog