doughnutqueer

letshopeitrains:

ineedtothinkofatitle:

dear caretakers of children: stop telling kids “I don’t care who started it!”. you’re teaching children to ignore unequal power balances. that leads to legitimate belief in things like reverse racism, misandry, heterophobia, etc. you’re teaching children that it’s wrong to retaliate when they are wronged. “who started it” is very, very relevant.

THIS. geez. So much.

jangowangomango
allthecolorsofdisney:

allthecolorsofdisney:

During Frozen, Kristoff is seen wearing Sami clothes and practicing a typically Sami occupation - being a handyman with a trained reindeer (although in real life, you can’t ride reindeer like a horse).
In line with this depiction, this is what Kristoff should look like adhering to what Sami looked like during the 1800s. Tan, with an Asian eyefold and black hair - because surprise! The Sami weren’t originally white! The only reason you end up with a bunch of white people when you google them is because they went through years of racial assimilation!
So there. This is what Kristoff could have been - Disney’s first male POC love interest to end up with a non-POC woman (the other way around has been done a lot, but not this.. for some reason..)

Hey everyone! After doing some further research, I do need to point out a few incorrect points in this post!
Marking the Sami as explicitly POC is culturally unwise. In Scandinavia, there was originally  no such distinction, although there have been attempts to racially differentiate the Sami from “regular” Scandinavians to justify racist policies. 
This is because Sami vary greatly in appearance all through Scandinavia. The dark-skinned variety of Sami I am depicting in my manipulation of Kristoff above would only be commonplace in the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. (Coincidentally, that *is* where I believe Frozen takes place, due to the very Norwegian architecture and northern landscape.)
Although the Sami have been subject to racial assimilation, “white-passing” Sami have existed since at least the 1860s and possibly before. This may be due to centuries of intermarriage with non-Sami, and aided by the fact that Sami share European blood lines with regular Scandinavians.
In conclusion, the Sami aren’t one race or the other. But Sami looking like Kristoff above did exist and were more widespread in the 1800s then now, and this would have been the average look for a Sami in northern Norway by that time.
Also, I should have referred to his eyes as an epicanthic fold, not an “Asian eyefold”, since this kind of eyes also appears among Africans, Native Americans and Celtics - aka white people. In the Sami though, their epicanthic eyefold seems identical to those of the Inuit.

allthecolorsofdisney:

allthecolorsofdisney:

During Frozen, Kristoff is seen wearing Sami clothes and practicing a typically Sami occupation - being a handyman with a trained reindeer (although in real life, you can’t ride reindeer like a horse).

In line with this depiction, this is what Kristoff should look like adhering to what Sami looked like during the 1800s. Tan, with an Asian eyefold and black hair - because surprise! The Sami weren’t originally white! The only reason you end up with a bunch of white people when you google them is because they went through years of racial assimilation!

So there. This is what Kristoff could have been - Disney’s first male POC love interest to end up with a non-POC woman (the other way around has been done a lot, but not this.. for some reason..)

Hey everyone! After doing some further research, I do need to point out a few incorrect points in this post!

  • Marking the Sami as explicitly POC is culturally unwise. In Scandinavia, there was originally  no such distinction, although there have been attempts to racially differentiate the Sami from “regular” Scandinavians to justify racist policies. 
  • This is because Sami vary greatly in appearance all through Scandinavia. The dark-skinned variety of Sami I am depicting in my manipulation of Kristoff above would only be commonplace in the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. (Coincidentally, that *is* where I believe Frozen takes place, due to the very Norwegian architecture and northern landscape.)
  • Although the Sami have been subject to racial assimilation, “white-passing” Sami have existed since at least the 1860s and possibly before. This may be due to centuries of intermarriage with non-Sami, and aided by the fact that Sami share European blood lines with regular Scandinavians.
  • In conclusion, the Sami aren’t one race or the other. But Sami looking like Kristoff above did exist and were more widespread in the 1800s then now, and this would have been the average look for a Sami in northern Norway by that time.
  • Also, I should have referred to his eyes as an epicanthic fold, not an “Asian eyefold”, since this kind of eyes also appears among Africans, Native Americans and Celtics - aka white people. In the Sami though, their epicanthic eyefold seems identical to those of the Inuit.