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looking at some of the recent notes on that post with the little black girl saying a girl was ugly “because she’s black” and these people just confirming that white people will never get it. you just won’t.

it’s either “stop generalizing us” or “not all white people…” or “well I’venever seen black people with this ‘victim mentality’” or “hate breeds hate, so racism against whites breeds racism towards everyone” or “just treat everyone nicely and everything will be ok” or “Wow fuck you I can’t control my whiteness” or “well I don’t see race so…” or “I think everyone should just be and feel beautiful despite their race” or “just get over it racism is over”

it’s always every excuse in the book before white people realize (if they ever do) that there is someone who doesn’t look like them and is suffering and having their humanity taken away from them every day they wake up, every time they go online, every time they speak about their suffering, every time they step outside of their home.

but it seems like white people would rather defend themselves and uplift themselves than realize someone who is not white faces oppression because they are not white. they’d rather not even come to terms with posts like this

because writing posts and “read mores” and the 20 or so drafts I have about this subject are incredibly draining alone. seeing people realize that “yes all men” and understanding how rape culture works suddenly change their tune when it comes to “yes all white people.”

it’s amazing (read: saddening and frustrating) to see white women saying they support all types of women (yeah even woc) but not when she’s being generalized. even more amazing to see these white allies tell poc that we should be grateful for their support. That we shouldn’t be picking and choosing and generalizing our allies when they fuck up and make the race issues about themselves.

and I wonder, on a small scale, if these people do the same when they’re trying to be allies (or just a good friend) to someone who’s been so hurt over the years? when that someone lashes out at them because they’re so frustrated with their situation, do they say “Yes, I know you’ve been hurt by [situation], and I’m here for you when you need it.” or do they say (like in the case with white allies), “You know, you should be grateful I’m being your friend. You shouldn’t be yelling at me or getting mad at me just because you’re angry. I don’t even have to be by your side, to be honest, if you want to yell at me for something I can’t control.”

I’m tired, and I’m sure other poc are damn tired too, of the same old attempts to prove our worth. and every day it seems like an endless battle against people who don’t care and aren’t interested in realizing their privilege brings about the oppression of others, even if they don’t actively say racist (or even “diet racist”) things. and I’m even more tired of being told that basically, I need to make white people comfortable in order for them to respect me and that I shouldn’t be mean or rude or too angry. why the hell not? wouldn’t you, if you were constantly told that the things you’re angry about are all in your head? that you should be nice to the people that aren’t nice to you in order for your life to go smoothly?

i’m so fucking tired of these “just treat people nicely” posts. because you fucking know what? they are NOT directed to the white people who treat poc like shit, who believe white life is more important that poc life. they are directed to US. those of us who are openly angry about all of this fucking bullshit. those of us who are fucking tired of trying to fight people who are dealing with internalized racism, who are actively racist, who are actively perpetuating racism. all of these stupid ass “just be nice, don’t be a dick” posts are all directed at us. and i started noticing them come up more right after Mike Brown was killed. these people fucking disgust me because they think they’re so slick. make it aimed to “everyone” when it’s really aimed to the people who point out how wrong their privilege is. it’s so easy to tell the marginalized people how to act and react to their situations. that we should just ignore the problems that continuously find their way into our daily lives. it’s so easy to tell us to just treat each other nicely and that “do onto others” nonsense when you’re not in the shoes of people who are nonstop criminalized, demonized and dehumanized.

there are so many posts like this, that are comprised of words that prove humanity without having to say things like “well I’m not like the other black folks” or “I’m not like those women.” and it’s getting so tiring reading them, and seeing all these people struggle to make white people understand their feelings. the same white people who can easily watch shows staring criminals or killers they can somehow relate to. and yet they can’t understand what we’re saying. you can all shove your happy-go-lucky be-nice-to-all-and-all-will-be-nice-to-you posts up your asses.

nadine-i:

TWO.
©Nadine Ijewere
Set- Alice Andrews.
Model- Ayesha McMahon.

nadine-i:

TWO.

©Nadine Ijewere

Set- Alice Andrews.

Model- Ayesha McMahon.

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otterboxes:

♪ strums guitar why is it so hard to find decent clothes at reasonable prices

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fullten:

sophistifaded:

fullten:

When little black girls, especially little black dark skin girls, enter this world it is very clear, the rules are made very aware, who is beautiful, and valued, and who is not. Simply because we are black, simply because we are not white, we are deemed inferior, unintelligent, and ugly. 

You would rather paint your white women brown, then dare allow a black woman exist and be deemed as beautiful. It is not our place to be called beautiful unless there is a catch, unless there is an asterisk. “You’re pretty!*” 

*for a black girl 

You will spend money tanning, but call black women monkeys and ‘dirty’, our hair styles are ghetto, till your magazine has a step by step tutorial on how to achieve the same look, so it’s not ghetto, it’s just ghetto on us. It ‘works’ on you. 

We are taught certain rules when we are young, ‘You look so much prettier with straight hair!’ ‘Oh, thank god she light skin,’ ‘Don’t stay out in the sun you’ll look burnt,’ ‘Yeah but that hair isn’t professional-‘ 

We are taught to hide, to assimilate, to be close to whiteness because whiteness is acceptable and we are not. We get these rules as children. So to grow up, learning and adapting to these rules, and then seeing white people praised for stealing our culture, our dress,

if a photo of us dressed like that appeared on the news, people would say any injustice we faced, was deserved, ‘look at them, dressed like that.’

But you can wear it, freely, without judgement, without risk. No one would say you deserved to die. No one would give your killer half of a million dollars, as basically a congratulations, a pat on the back, for murdering you. 

Just our natural being is a threat to you, we are born villains to you. We possess this great threat, but at the same time, you look down on us, expect us to be stupid, low class, dirty… we are not on your level, you still see us as your servants in your culture, but pretend to be the gods in ours. 

It’s confusing. It’s confusing to be a black woman, to be made a joke, and all the punch lines, our hair, skin tone, lips, body… you try to imitate, but it’s not that, it isn’t, it’s our very existence that’s a joke to you. And if you are white, and reading this, and offended, 

Fuck you. 

Fuck you, fuck your whole ancestry line, and fuck your future generations. 

top image from here 

Fuck YOU.
I am white and offended by this.
Much of where these poor young girls learn this bullshit is by media, ads, magazines, etc.
I am not a fucking advertiser.
I am not a fucking director.
I am not a fucking editor.
This shit is out of SOOOO many people’s control and yet you’re blaming them.
I’ve noticed more and more people generalizing whites, saying they ALL make anyone else believe they are inferior. That whites can’t possibly say anything like “I think _____ race is beautiful” or “I don’t see race”. That’s horse shit And if you don’t like it, fuck you.
Shit like this is what is CONTINUING racism; against whites, against blacks, against everyone.
Once people as a WHOLE and not as each RACE stops blaming others, we can finally fucking move on.
I’m not saying this is not a totally legit reason to be upset. I get it, whether you believe it or not.
All I’m saying is the wrong people are being blamed and you are just adding fuel to the fire.
You want to make a difference, stop rallying up people on a blog site and protest the ACTUAL people who are responsible.

I do protest in person, but it’s just as important to make this as wide spread as possible. The people who are responsible, ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. Who do you think buys magazines and newspapers? Who do you think all these people are marketing too in the first place? You are not a passive consumer in this capitalistic society, you are active, you are responsible. And the only people who seem to be ‘rallied up’ by this post are weak ass white people like you. Everyone else either understands, or responds with stories about assimilation and how upsetting this current culture is and how little people want to understand the history of what is going on and how dehumanizing it is to poc. But you didn’t read that, you felt this as an attack because you easily get riled up by blog posts, because you’re weak as hell, and that’s not my fault, you were raised in privilege and you will kick and scream and keep your eyes and ears covered before you let yourself realize that. And my views are not new, 

If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t even pulled the knife out much less heal the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there.'  - 

 - Malcolm X March 1964 )
That was said 50 years ago, there needs to be more change. No one is powerless, you are choosing to be powerless and weak, that is your personal choice, that is not given to you, you chose that.  You could have understood that this is harmful, and raise up poc, but instead you picked this. You declared your weakness, your own tied hands, and whined about how little you can do, rather than questioning what you could.  

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ourtroylerinfinityy:

found this gem in tyler’s favorites

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jinkeu:

tinysquids:

1975blog:

"It’s just a prank, calm down!"

When did harassing women become a prank? You can clearly see that this girl is trying to laugh it off even though she’s uncomfortable with it, and that is not okay. If I’m a feminazi for pointing this out, then so be it, I’m not going to tolerate this shit.

When will someone kill these idiots

did u see the trash dweebs defending him in the comments section

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gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

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