AYYO, STEPH.

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twitter.com/ayyosteph:

    manddsss:

You only loose the things you cling to. - Buddha

    manddsss:

    You only loose the things you cling to. - Buddha

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    DEAR WHITE AND NON-BLACK FEMINISTS, →

    blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

    this symbol does not represent mainstream feminism

    image

    this is the symbol for black feminism, that black feminists have created and been using for decades to represent our struggle against anti-black misogyny, hence the combination of the black power fist…

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    my kid on money →

    debtsux:

    He started saving when he was around 4 years old. We got him 3 saving boxes: 1 for savings, 1 for giving, and 1 for spending.

    It all worked for a few months, until he discovered spending when he entered Kindergarten. They had a “student store” that sold candies and popcorn.

    imageSpending mistakes…

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    sistermaryfake:

    micdotcom:

    White people unironically discuss the white experience in new PBS documentary

    This week, PBS and documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow launched the first installment of the “Whiteness Project,” a thorough and well-intentioned interview series that aims to make white Americans open up about their racial identities. 

    The reaction was not kind | Follow micdotcom 

    White people are so great

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    "All I wanted was to receive the love I gave."
    (10 word story)

    (Source: white--elephants, via personalswear)

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    revitiligo:

    they’re not gonna let this show run for long

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    iwilleatyourenglish:

    really awesome steps for anyone who’s white but wants to maintain their dreadlocks!

    1. stop
    2. take a shower
    3. shave your head
    4. apologize to everyone you’ve ever spoken to
    5. find good homes for any animals that may have hidden in the nest on your head

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    Comedian Hannibal Buress Called Out Bill Cosby's Rape History on Stage →

    shmurdapunk:

    god bless hannibal burress

    — 1 day ago with 2454 notes
    xne:

Mother and Daughter, India 
Photograph by William Albert Allard

    xne:

    Mother and Daughter, India

    Photograph by William Albert Allard

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    Anonymous asked: As a mixed with white person (Chinese-European) I would like to know if my white side gives me more privileges as opposed to a poc-poc mixed person. I don't look white and many people assume I am 100% poc, and as my father is Chinese I carry his last name. I am not trying to 'centralize myself in every fucking thing' but bc I don't know any poc-white or poc-poc mixed people I want to understand how mixed people like myself exclude poc-poc mixed people. Bc no shit poc-poc mixed are fucking mixed.


    Answer:

    yungmeduseld:

    soradiesinkh3:

    yungmeduseld:

    b-binaohan:

    lethalspiderprincex:

    Same mixed white person here, I understand that it’s not your job to educate me but I’ve found that there’s a serious lack of information on the internet regarding this topic therefore I thought it would be best to ask the person who added to the ‘to mixed people’ post. I’m not trying to shove my mixed whiteness into the ‘discussion’ however I would like to understand.

    first of all, be honest. your mixed with white ass *is* shoving your mixed white ass into this discussion by 1) identifying yourself as part white and 2) taking up space in my life to ask me a simple question, and 3) instead of asking how you can support mixed POC-POC, you rather me tell you if you’re privileged when I don’t even know you. but before i get into that..

    Below is a Google screenshot for the first images of “interracial”. 12/15 pictures are images of white-Black relationships. This includes the fetishization by that “I got the FEVER” white woman who’s fucking disgusting.

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    This second screenshot is one for “Mixed people.” The accompanying categories are “Look White”, “Black And White”, “Blue Eyes”, “Blonde Hair”, and “Hair”. all of these are centered on being mixed with white folks*. Even the “Hair” one shows Black women/girls with looser curls.

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    Let’s look at this National Geographic article (x) that features 7 mixed folks, 4 of which are white-POC. there’s 2 that’s mixed POC-POC, and one that’s “biracial” with a sole identity of Black. But you can see how light-skinned all of these people are with (arguably) the exception of the Black-Mexican child.

    That’s giving you the context that the current framing of “mixed” or “biracial” is heavily equated with white and POC. My friend also made mixed-race zines back in the 2000’s and one of my critiques was about how there were very few mixed POC-POC narratives, and how much conversations (on Tumblr, Facebook groups, and conferences/meeting spaces, personal conversations, etc) are centered on mixed white-POC folks being like, “no one reads me as POC!” “I get erased *all* the time!” It’s like i don’t exist!!” and it’s like, yes, that invisibility sucks but because of that you get to avoid racial profiling! you don’t get murdered or killed or arrested like dark-skinned and/or Black mixed folks do!

    so basically, like the images from Google and that National Geographic article show, is that we’re mixing in a way that we will become lighter. not just in skin tone, but hair color and eye color as well. that we’ll just continue fucking white people until they bleach us of our beautiful dark features and ignore how many Brown and Black folks make babies together and retain dark skin and non-white features. (like, do Afro-Latin@s not exist?? Or all the Chinese people who migrated to Mexico a few generations ago who have children with Mexicans? like..???? we’ve been mixing without white folks but somehow it’s newsworthy now for some reason i don’t understand)

    Now to answer your question if you’re privileged or not, that’s not really my place to tell you. i don’t know you, and i’d appreciate a tip for the knowledge that i just dropped you. you can find a donate button on the side of my blog.

    [*I do want to note that blonde hair, red hair, blue/green eyes, etc are not *specifically* white-only features, though racial constructs have shaped them as being white-only features. There’s another Tumblr post here (x) that details natural eye and hair colors that most people assume are only specific to white people.]

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    Luna

    here is a great example why i generally refuse to engage in any kind of mixed-race discussions or groups

    ppl mixed with white (like me)

    end up pulling this shitty entitled garbage all the time.

    like that common mixed-with-white whine about “how no one on either of our sides truly thinks we belong” or whatever

    but never reallizing just how much fucking worse this is for poc-poc mixed ppl.

    THIS IS ESP. true for Black ppl

    like….

    there is a whole fucking history to this stuff

    but we just expect poc-poc mixed or ‘monoracial’ poc to dry our

    sad little i’m mixed with white tears

    bc we’re entitled like this

    Re: the bold:

    The fate of Black Cherokees, anyone?

    omg the half-white whine…
    it’s 2x as good as the regular white whine

    It’s because there’s some spicy kick to it from the PoC side. It’s like milk with cinnamon or ginger in it. >.>

    WHOOOOO IS THAT [whining] I SEEEEEEEEEE, STARING STRAIGHT BACK AT MEEEEEEEE WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW [WHICH RACE I BELONG TOOOO]

    WHY DO THE MEAN PoC

    MAKE ME CHOOSE

    AND I’VE TRIED

    WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW

    HOW UNIQUE I AM INSIIIIIIIIDE

    WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW

    THE UNIQUE STRUGGLE I HAVE

    INSIIIIIIDE

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    elppai:

    This is a racial profiling experiment done by Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar. The officer only reacted after they changed into muslim traditional clothing.

    He even asked why they were dressed like that.

    This is absolutely disgusting. Racism and police brutality must end. NOW.

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