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Am I really being a smart ass by replying to “What nationality are you?” with the answer “American.”

I don’t think that’s being a smart aleck though, especially if  that’s the simple truth. People ask me sly questions like that all the time. Usually its “where are you from?” and the thing about that is that they’re not asking me about what city I’m from; they’re asking what ethnicity/ where in Africa I’m from/ why do I look the way that I look basically. I always just say “San Diego” because that’s the truth and I’m not about to answer a question they didn’t ask. They always get flustered and state ” no..no I mean… Where are your PARENTS from?”  It’s very annoying as well as an example of  microaggression. It’s a very distinct alienating feeling as well.  I’ve found that people feel entitled to an explanation of your ethnicity like you owe it to them—especially if they consider you a ‘other’. They really act like you’re suppose to jump when they say jump.

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lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life” Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS 
For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down. 
The curse? That she would never be believed. 
So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears. 
And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra” 

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ramblingsofanintrovert:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS 

For those of you who don’t know your Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy. Apollo tried to get in her pants by giving her the gift of prophecy and took nice guy douche-bagging to a godly level by cursing her when she turned him down. 

The curse? That she would never be believed. 

So all of Cassandra’s warnings to the people of Troy fell on deaf ears. 

And in case you don’t remember, Trelawny mentions that her great-great-grandmother’s name was … you guessed it… “Cassandra” 

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Jul. 13, 2014. Contestants adjust their traditional attire before going on stage for the “Beauties of South Sudan” beauty contest in Juba. (Andreea Campeanu—Reuters)

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Jul. 13, 2014. Contestants adjust their traditional attire before going on stage for the “Beauties of South Sudan” beauty contest in Juba. (Andreea Campeanu—Reuters)

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