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tl;dr: Tarot is racistSo we have to make hideous QPOC ones for representation

Discussion in 'Art & Literature' started by Daughter of Pomona, Nov 12, 2017.

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    To bring the deck to life, the Asian American Literary Review initiated a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $13,000 in excess of its original, $10,000 goal. The success speaks to the profound need that Khúc’s deck attempts to meet—a need that I increasingly feel, too. When I bring up my own discomfort with existing tarot decks, Khúc agrees, pointing out the explicit political intention of the Asian American Mental Health Tarot. “The archetypes that are built into the traditional tarot deck are meant to be seen as universal. But it’s quite white and leaves out all kinds of experiences,” she notes. “It can make our experiences seem like they’re not understandable or not applicable to other people.”

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  2. Surprised they don't consider Tarot to be culturally appropriating gypsies
     
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  3. Tarot is autistic, not racist.
     
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  4. You could piss into a pot and dye it brown and be given a pat on the back for having diversity sensitivity at this point.
     
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  5. I can't wait to see what Persona's are under the Refugee Arcana!

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  6. They have levels for that, iirc. Since they think that blacks are more oppressed than gypsies, it's fine if they appropriate their culture.
     
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  7. So even Tarot cards hate niggers. Maybe everyone else should, too.
     
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  9. You advance the Refugee social link after getting raped by the character that represents that arcana
     
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  11. Khuced by being from an uncivilised shithole like Vietnam. South East Asians are Khucroaches.
     
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  12. Saying gypsy at all is racist now, didn't you know?
     
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  13. LGBT deck when?
     
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  14. Wow, it must really suck that there's only the Rider-Waite tarot deck with all those white people.
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    And it really, really sucks that no one up until now has ever made a deck with alternate titles.

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    Nope, it's always been Rider-Waite. That's the only one that's ever been published.
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  15. Well, The Hanged Man should be black.
     
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  16. I'm fond of the tarot myself (not an expert by any stretch of the imagination) so I'm gonna sperg a bit here. As said above there are many varients of decks with all sorts of themes. Not just the Rider-Waite deck which has a focus on alchemaic symbolism. There are so many multitudes of interpretations to the cards also, not everyone is going to read say, The High Priestess in the same way. That's what makes tarot so facinating. If this lady was just saying, "Hey, let's do a deck based on Asian and Pacific cultural symbolism! I'd like to fuse my own culture with this existing system." I'd be like, fuck yeah. That's cool. But if their first reaction to a tarot pack is being upset that there are white people and therefore cannot relate it to their lives, then I think they lack basic understanding on how tarot works. It looks like they are taking issue with the topics of the cards themselves, though I don't understand how cards like The Moon, The High Priest, The Lovers, etc. are exclusive concepts to white people. Adding in cards like The Refugee and The Model Minority is like- lady, you hate white folk so much that you had to make your own tarot deck to say how much you hate white people. That's weird.
    I guess you could argue that many cards reflect European class systems and that's what makes it so "white". The Minor Arcana has the Page (representing the peasent class) the Knight, and the King and Queen (nobility of course). In the Major Arcana you've got the High Priest representing the Pope in some decks. That's not a European exclusive class system though. Getting upset about it would require at least as much autism as me sitting here sperging about it! ;)
     
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  17. KF tarot with pictures of lolcows when?

    I nominate CWC as the Empress, ADF as the Fool, Brad Watson as Hierophant.

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