WHO IS THIS
That is Ines Loan-Rau, a French, North African, model from New York!!! IS SHE NOT GLORIOUS???
she is also a trans woman and tbh the fact that she is getting so much attention lately makes me very happy
when i was walking back from the gym on campus i saw a couple of african american guys walking together in hoodies. i saw how they stopped a girl and she pointed somewhere and then they continued walking in the direction i was heading to. they both were soft spoken, young men, and i heard one of them say to his friend “ask her.” I had already passed them and i decided to turn around and ask them if they were looking for something. campus is pretty big and you can get lost easily, especially since a lot of the buildings have changed location and campus maps haven’t been updated yet (print and online). One of the guys told me he was trying to look for the wellness center, which was the direction the girl they asked pointed at. I decided to walk them over there since the wellness center is situated in the middle of an incoming traffic street and some dorms. as i walked with them i asked them questions of where they were from, what they were doing, what major they were in, etc. one of them trailed back because he was on his phone, but the other young man talked to me while we continued walking to the wellness center. during the 5 minutes i walked with them, at least with the one who was talking to me, i told him about certain scholarships he could apply, and encouraged him to study abroad which he really wanted to. i kinda wanted to give him my card too in case they needed help in the future.
i finally dropped them off at the wellness center and i headed my way back to my department but i couldn’t stop thinking about them. as a poc myself, i am getting so sick about how society devalues poc life especially black, young men and how exposed they are to racist acts especially in such a segregated part of texas i live in. since coming to this university i have seen how there has been an exponential growth of minority students, but there are no good programs out there to help them do well in school or in this case, get to the wellness center to see a doctor. they think because they have two or three little organizations and a diversity week we are doing “enough” to help retain and protect at-risk students but i don’t think so.
i always go out of my way to help any student, especially poc students because it is a struggle out here in conservative texas to get treated with some respect, and it doesn’t help that everyone feels entitled to bear arms while having a sick, ignorant mind against poc. i would be terrified if my brother would be walking around with a hoodie asking random people on the street where the wellness center is because people are so ignorant here.
if you are in a place where poc may not be safe, please go out of your way to help them and protect them in some way or another, even if it is deviating 5 minutes to take them somewhere.
"Alternative R&B must die" FKA Twigs speaks out on racism in the music industry through genre-specifying:
"When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre,’” she continued. “And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song “Preface” is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."
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