It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
(Idk how to do reply on my phone)
But I need three visas for Russia India and China for the fall semester!
It’s just annoying because like I’ve been working on these visas since May, submitted them early, and now I’m being told for the fourth or fifth time that something was wrong with my photo when I followed all the instructions online
Why must your process be so complicated. You asked me for a 2 x 2 photo. Then I was told it was too small. Then I was told it was too blurry. Now I’m being told that I might have to pay expedite fees when half of this isn’t my fault and for financial reasons I don’t have the money right now. I need a couple weeks before I’m paid.
This is one of those times where I really am glad I have a scholarship. But when it’s what is paying for my textbooks and other fees for abroad it just gets troublesome because no one seems to understand that I can’t pay for anything in full until my scholarship money comes in or until I’m paid at work (which still doesn’t fund everything)
This is what being low income in college while no one is understanding feels like. Sigh.