dinhdongthewitchisdead asked: I really don't know how to feel about problematic racial representation. On one hand, beggars can't be choosers, ya know? On the other hand, not all Asian women are delicate lotus blossoms that are also involved in the Chinese mafia or some shit. And this isn't just Sherlock either. Like, /all/ Asians are portrayed like this in Western media as far as I've seen. I just wanted to know your take on it is all
As an Asian person, I understand the conflict for racial representation. The only thing we can do as non-white people is criticise the lack of racial representation or criticise it when it’s poorly done.
If we shrug and say ‘well, at least there’s POC’ in a show where it’s done poorly, it’s never going to change. What we don’t realise is, it’s not representation. Representation is having a character that is done in a non-discriminatory manner and with respect. If there’s a female character in a movie and she’s just a damsel in distress with no background or personality, that’s not a representation of women, is it?
The faux-representation that white people say ‘you should be happy, they showed one of you!’ about isn’t representation. It’s a stereotype that’s used to make white people feel vindicated about themselves. White people can beat up the Muslim terrorists, white men can get the delicate Asian girl, white people can say racist things to Black people’s faces without repercussions. It’s not ok and these forms of media are still harmful. They’re not characters in that way, they’re props.
I found this recipe on ambitiouskitchen.com while searching for cookies that i could bake using what I had on hand, and this is what I found! It’s crazy easy, and my roommates absolutely loved it!Easy, fudgy 5-ingredient Nutella Cookies with Sea SaltIngredients
- 1 cup nutella
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flour + 1 tablespoon
- coarse sea salt for sprinklingInstructions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients besides salt in a large bowl with electric mixer until well combined. Place dough in freezer for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes roll dough into approximately 1-inch balls, place on ungreased baking sheet at least two inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes until cookies are set, then very carefully transfer to a wire rack. Generously sprinkle with sea salt.