lily allen about to drop an album called sheezus
either kayne gonna come for her or i will
Do white women have nothing better to do than ride on the coattails of what Black ppl have already created?
That’s how they spend the majority of their time it seems
halcyion asked: Hey, I didnt realize you went to Howard. What class are you?
I sure do. 2015.
Lupita Nyong’o breaks down the importance of having role models in the media and what they tell us about our psyche [x]
she is just amazing
(Source: gifthetv, via curvellas)
Anonymous asked: Why is Zimmerman still alive wtf????
I have no fucking idea.
I was hoping he’d run into the wrong nigga on the street forever ago.
Anonymous asked: what are your opinions on kanye??
I love him. He is on some other shit 75% of the time though.
He’s very hypocritical but he still says some real shit. I love his confidence as a Black man who doesn’t bow down to respectability politics and tone policing bullshit.
BUT his comments on racism and anti-Blackness really just fall short due to his sexism and his own seemingly anti-Blackness towards Black women. I don’t like it at all.
I also think that he’s placing WAAAAAY to much stock on white people and their opinions (more of his hypocrisy) when it comes to his businesses like fashion. He says he’s losing all this money and its not working and designers don’t want to work with him but I always see him with old, white people. He’s not marketing to Black people, he’s not snatching up amazing Black designers, he’s putting all of his energy into impressing some saggy old white people which I’m not here for.
“ you don’t have to learn. how. to love yourself.
you just have to remember there was nothing wrong.
with you. to begin with.
you just have to come home. ”
black, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
@politicallyimbalancedbullsit don’t you ever ever think that you have some right to tell me, a black woman, how to talk about anti-blackness. Don’t you fucking ever think that it’s my job to educate you to rid yourself of anti-blackness. Don’t you ever try to dominate a conversation about anti-blackness again. The next time you try that nonsense, trust me when I promise you I will rip you to shreds. You’ve been warned.
Idk what this person even wants.
A meticulously researched and thought-provoking 20 page analysis on the good attributes of Black men and why they should be given a chance complete with a PowerPoint of compiled testimonials on Black women of why they like Black men?
lazy-artistgal asked: I see on this blog that preference is bad? I hope I don't come off as bad for this, but I am a woc and prefer other races than black men. Growing up my mother always told me and my siblings how black men are most likely to cheat, go to jail, have baby mamas, and lazy. I used to go to an all black school were the boys were horrid to their girlfriend and threaten them. I know not all black men are like this, but I just can't shake off the things my mother who is a woc say and the things I've seen.
Yeah everything you’ve just said is disgustingly anti-black. Like what you just wrote not only holds absolutely no basis but is some of the most disgustingly racist anti-black racist bullcrap I’ve ever read. I am disgusted, and if I’m honest based on what you just wrote black men don’t need someone as gross and anti-black in their life as you.
Ok dang they need to chill like honestly the girl obviously grew up in a household where her mom ingrained that ideology into her impressionable mind sheesh like damn
She’s not gonna snap out of it just because you insult her
How bout being nice an helping her realize how awesome black people can be when they aren’t being condescending bitches..just a suggestion
You’re calling me a condescending bitch? What the fuck do you think this is? A minstrel show? Am I supposed to put together some slide show proving “how awesome black men are”? Have you lost your fucking mind? If I were you I’d watch my step because I’m so close to ripping your ridiculously dense self a new one.
I don’t understand why people act like reacting to racism with anger is problematic. That shit is infuriating and ugly and violent. Yet you’re supposed to be this inhumanly saintly and patient educator? The burden of ignorance is on the person spouting the racist ideology, not the people who find that despicable shit despicable. It’s like blaming the teacher because you failed a test you didn’t study for.
I just don’t get that shit. “Blah blah racism,” “Fuck off,” “Omg how could you?” The fuck is wrong with some people.
She just grew up with an ideology. And our envioments and social interactions does shape who we’re attracted to and unattracted to. I have a cousin who states that he isn’t attracted to black women because of AB and C experiences. As a WoC myself I’m not attracted to black men, but I still love them. I have good friendships with a few and obviously all my male relatives on my mother side of the family are black, and they mean the world to me. Honestly I think my reason is the same. More or less from observing the black men I was surrounded with or saw on those horrid reality tv shows and in the general public; for those whom I had constant interactions with (school, family, etc) I saw patterned qualities that repelled me and still does.. But then agian she has the right to be attracted to anyone she likes. If she has a preference she can have it. You can’t police black women bodies. If you read gradient lair’s blog she speaks of black men and criticise them. Not to say other races are saintly, they’ve done some pretty nasty shit too when it comes to black women. But see growing up all the white/hispanic/asian guys were super nice to me and the blacks would call me all sorts of bitches and then fat or lame. So that shifted my attractions.
Another pathetic and lame excuse for anti-blackness. You should be ashamed of yourself, because I’m disgusted. Don’t you dare compare your anti-black drivel to the writing of Gradient Lair, of course she criticises them we are black women we want an end to patriarchal ideals within our communities. I’m pretty sure all women levy criticism of men within our communities. That does not mean we refuse to look at them as romantic partners because of anti-black racist stereotypes. You are disgusting.
I only named an experience not a stereotype. I shared something that I personally have went through. Also Dr.Kanazawa does not own psychology today. If that was so unsatisfactory to you, then do your own research on human attraction. And stop repeating the rhetoric phrases of me being anti-black and disgusting, it shows you have very limited understanding on the matter. A stereotype would be “All black men are horrible thugs” with no actual experience with black men. Or “Black men are abusive” without actually suffered abuse from black men. :p At this point I can’t really take you seriously, I’m pretty apathetic towards your argument *yawn* Come back when you’ve done your homework(researched physical and psychological attractions in humans) then we can have a grown woman convo. Until then stop replying with same fleeting useless boring comebacks like “you’re disgusting” “you are anti-black”.
It’s funny to me because if this was said by a white person you’d probably be up in arms, but you think that you are immune from perpetuating anti-blackness. It also amuses me that you think you’re the only person in the world with access to resources to read on these issues. I know that guy doesn’t own the site but if they publish those kinds of articles anybody with common sense would seriously question their credibility. You can *yawn* all you want it won’t change the fact that you are anti-black and unapologetically so as hell. I have several bad experiences with men of different races (including narrowly avoiding being sexually assaulted quite a few times) I have enough sense not to base my judgements on an entire race of men on a few encounters and several racist stereotypes. Unfortunately for you, you don’t have the intelligence to do so. As I said before I hope all that anti-blackness chokes you.
I’m not black, but I am a POC/WOC.
Can someone explain this all to me? How is it racist if she’s saying she’s going from her experiences? Isn’t it experiences that shape preferences? According to what she’s saying, she was conditioned by her environment, and while she knows not all black men are like that, she just prefers otherwise. They’re not stereotyping anyone, they’re speaking from lived experiences.
Look at this person rationalizing all anti-blackness/racism through “Wah lived experiences!” and then trying to say they’re not stereotyping anyone when by definition that’s what they did.
Non-Black people struggle their little hearts out to try and make their hatred of us all gumdrops and lollipops. I swear.
Thank you so much for that. I was asking a question, some sort of explanation for the vitriolic nature of the responses, not attacking anyone, for fuck’s sake. But really, thank you for the passive aggressive lack of actual response.
Also, I’d like to point out that you say “all anti-blackness/racism” as if I just excused everybody. Unlike you, I understand that things are situational, and that you can’t shout “RACISM” the second you see something, because you don’t know the context. I know that racism is fucked up, and I know it exists. She said she prefers other men, not that she hates men of color/black men. She’s careful of black men because she was exposed to shitty things. If a kid gets bit by a dog too many times, it doesn’t make them an awful person for not being the keenest on dogs. If you touch something and it burns, you don’t want to touch it again, even if you know it won’t burn every time. For her, that initial burn was enough that she feels most comfortable not being with a black man. She came to that blog for a reason, probably someone to tell her that she’s okay, she’s not an awful person, and maybe in the hopes that they’d provide her with reasons to not feel the way she does about black men.
But instead she gets shit on by that community.
Also, I’d like to thank you for putting so much emphasis on the fact that I’m not black, for further widening the chasm between “POC/WOC” as it exists between blacks and non-blacks. And y’all complain about microaggressions.
Okay that last shit pissed me off.
Fuck you. You are NOT Black. Fuck yes that shit is gonna be brought to light because its relevant. You don’t know the intricacies of the Black community do you? You don’t know all of our lived experiences. Sorry to break it to you but you being a PoC does not somehow invite you into the conversations/arguments between Black people. You being a PoC does not give you a pass to talk about SPECIFIC Black issues. Like who are you? If you’re not Black and you’re talking about Black shit literally no one cares.
The chasm wasn’t widened because you were never invited to this shit anyway. This is why Black people have started moving away from PoC solidarity tactics because of this paternalistic bullshit. There are PoC issues and there are issues SPECIFIC to the group. You not being Black is relevant, you not knowing the socialization and experiences and how they contribute to this conversation is relevant, and you not being a Black woman in the Black community and understanding this entire conversation from a primary, first hand view is relevant. Sorry to break it to you.
How about instead of a “LALA,YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT BUT OUT” stance, you try to tell me. Or is this more of that “not our job to educate you” thing? This conversation is actually between a non-black person (two, if I include myself) and several black persons. The topic has to do with the possible perpetuation of stereotypes and how that reflects on the chick asking the question. Last time I checked, you don’t have to be black, or even a POC, to say whether or not people here were being completely rude and taking a collective shit on the girl asking a single fucking question. She wanted clarification on the matters of preference, and just how far that goes before it becomes racism, and hers definitely toes the line, but instead of trying to say “hey, actually, that’s a racist mentality and you should learn to not do that”, you pushed her over the fucking line without hope of getting back.
Its also not my job to educate you. Maybe find a tutor to educate you on Black life since you wanna learn so much. I’m not here for it. Looks like most of these other Black people would agree.
And thats what makes the shit worse. She’s not Black but she feels the need to come whining with all her negatives about Black men then you, the great Anti-Black Defender ride into help her. I don’t have to be nice to racist people. I see that is VERY hard for you to grasp.
I DO NOT HAVE TO BE NICE TO RACIST PEOPLE.
Last time I checked thats why you (and her) don’t get the shit or what we’re talking about. Because you’re not Black lol. Nice try though. Now you can disappear back into to your irrelevancy.
It’s called cultural appropriation, and with appropriation, all we have is intent. To evoke the artistic traditions and tropes of another culture in the pursuit of making a statement has been done for decades. To me, I don’t see racism. I see an array of art pieces. It doesn’t matter what race the models are. It shouldn’t matter. Sure Vogue Italia has been doing this a lot, but a fashion magazine styling a photoshoot is about as racially charged as Joseph Kosuth’s One & Three Chairs. Cultural appropriation for art’s sake, for fashion’s sake, is not racist unless the intent is. The intent for Meisel’s shoot here? I’m willing to guess that both he and the editor of Vogue Italia in charge of this section, intended this to be a kind of study of typical tribal tropes via the organized and very purposefully styled ensembles from a variety of different designers.
People discussing how it should be a woman of color in these photoshoots are ridiculous. By saying any particular person cannot appropriate another culture simply because of their skin color (in this case, white), you are still ascribing cultural limitations based solely on skin color, which is what racists did with civil rights back in the day.
True art as a creation sourced from innocent human spirit and summations of past experience tends to exist above the ridiculous squabbles of race, sexuality, and any other flavor of discrimination.
Now, if the intention of this piece was to be racist, that makes it racist and I am wrong. But I don’t think they are trying to be racist, and they keep doing it, and people keep misunderstanding it. Raise your consciousness.
Oohhhhhh… so racists during the civil rights movement “ascribed cultural limitations based soley on skin color”???? That’s what they were doing?
See, here this whole time I thought racists during the Civil Rights Movement used high pressure water hoses and sent dogs to attack children..and lynched, murdered, mutilated, and raped Black people and bombed their homes and killed all their leaders in order to maintain separate, unequal living conditions and keep Black people as 2nd class citizens.
But now you have totally cleared that whole historical time for me and you’ve totally cleared up what cultural appropriation is with this great equivalency. Yes, what happened during the Civil Rights Movement is comparable to “an artist” who culturally appropriates. The artist is such a victim!
The man famous for killing a teen signed autographs at a Florida gun show.
He says he’s still armed, for the children.
woooooooooooow what a sick little fuck