[In the cathedral of my heart/ The choir is on fire]

Anonymous asked:

Why is it offensive to have your skin described with mocha or chocolate or other good stuffs. Can you pls explain?

not-yoursister:

Here are two quick links for why it’s problematic. 

But realistically it should be fairly obvious. It’s the same as why theres so much uproar over white casting in TV and films. White is assumed normal, average or neutral. White get’s it’s own descriptors i.e. beige; they also get complimentary descriptors like porcelain, whereas today I bought a concealer called sand. sand. fucking SAND!!!!!! Why is white skin described as something associated with perfection, flawlessness, smooth, soft and precious when my skin is associated with dirt, rough, under your feet, inconsequential. 

These descriptors are more than just words, they’re identifiers and create an identity for the person/persons to which they belong. 

the-treble:

thahalfrican:

radicalmuscle:

blackfitandfab:

momentarilymodest:

yunglioness:

been waiting for this gif to cross my dash again.

Booty meat on a new level.

She’s dancing Samba en pointe…forget the booty…the booty is not the only next level thing in this gif

The truly amazing thing is that she’s doing these hip swings on her toes with master level balance.

there should be a religion based around this gif

god is real.

the-treble:

thahalfrican:

radicalmuscle:

blackfitandfab:

momentarilymodest:

yunglioness:

been waiting for this gif to cross my dash again.

Booty meat on a new level.

She’s dancing Samba en pointe…forget the booty…the booty is not the only next level thing in this gif

The truly amazing thing is that she’s doing these hip swings on her toes with master level balance.

there should be a religion based around this gif

god is real.

(Source: mrgohard4minez)

angryblackman:

stonerstruggles:

madeupmonkeyshit:

no-gods-or-kings-blr:

mentalvegetarian:

shantrinas:

i notice this guy primarily targets black men. 

obviously to get a negative response.

then comments under his videos scream

"its just a prank!!!"

"black people are so aggressive!!!"

*extreme side eye*

Black People are not props/characters in your skits.

Just want to point out he was well within his constitutional right to film ANYONE that is in a public place as it is a form of free speech. While perhaps not the nicest or smartest thing to do, the people that respond with violence are the ones that we should be more concerned about. He might’ve deserved to have his phone knocked out of his hand, but not to be grabbed by the throat.

lmao ^^^

white people defending his actions to harass black people

i’m not here to defend these guys pranking people but who the fuck do these guys think they are by immediately physically engaging them? as mentioned he is only expressing his first amendment even though he’s doing it in a stupid way. these young african american males (obviously consistently targeted by the prankers) don’t hesitate to swing or choke these guys out..

"I’m not here to defend these guys pranking people…"

*goes onto defend these guys pranking people*

Of course they’re going to swing on them. They’re being aggravated on purpose. These pranksters on their videos are always doing stupid shit, and they always get defended when they get what’s coming to them. One day, they’re going to fuck around with the wrong person and get more than a fucking phone smashed.

(Source: white-people-be-like)

devilthrones:

"For one thing, there’s Dido’ fetishization by the two Ashford brothers. While one brother sees her simply as an exotic "other" whom he can bed without forming attachments — very different from the attitude toward white women of the same time period, whose virtue was unequivocal and untouchable — the other is downright violent in his conception of Dido, calling her "repulsive" but still expressing a desire to rape her. The scenes in which that older, more violent Ashford brother addresses Dido directly, giving voice to his unbridled racism and at one point assaulting her, are indisputably disturbing, not just because they represent a disgusting and brutal history but because I see remnants of those attitudes today in the way the world perceives the bodies of black and brown women: exotic, sexual, sensual, different objects. We see it in the way Miley Cyrus and almost any given white pop star (Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, for example) use black women’s bodies as props in music videos: as something to be appropriated and used for one’s own pleasure and then cast off in pursuit of the next trend. In addition, the rape of black women still does not seem to carry much horror in 2014; it was most recently a punchline on Saturday Night Live, and last year Russell Simmons was forced to apologize for his highly offensive "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." None of this is too different from the way the Ashford brothers perceive Dido’s body: as an exotic "other" not worthy of love or respect but merely of lust, and lust framed in a particularly problematic racism."

 Belle: A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women by Olivia Cole 

"Tina"

(Source: drake-ramoray)

divanoid:

reverseracism:

yellow—ranger:

do not let white academia fool you into thinking that

  • the greatest authors that were and ever will be are white men
  • every great philosopher came out of europe
  • mathematics and science were at their highest point when used by white men

Anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but elves just look wrong as POC, they lose so much of their ethereal beauty and the purity that they represent.

sourcedumal:

writingwithcolor:

goldstarprivilege:

dividedconsciousness:

maleficarmorrigan:

*makes hour-long fart noises*

"Im sorry but black people cant be elves because black people arent beautiful or good"

Please tell me this anon is fucking joking.

Poc can’t be pure apparently

This is something a friend of mine actually said to my face while I was talking about diversity in books the other day. I really don’t understand how people could think it’s strange for a fictional mythical creature to have darker skin. If it’s about staying close to the original, then why do they think it’s fine for vampires to walk out in the sun? Why do they use Tolkien as a source instead of the original elves? And if it’s about beauty and purity… how can they not see how racist they are? How blinded can they be by their own hateful delusions? 

Because purity and innocence is coded as whiteness.

Black and dark skinned beings code fear, anger, depravity and hatred in juxtoposition to whiteness.

Fuck that. Give me elves dark as obsidian and midnight. Give me elves with skin as soft and smooth as sable. Give me elves that anything other than the overdone color of mayo and alabaster.

reverseracism:

lordbape:

if the people doing those hood pranks aren’t white stop saying that they’re white so you can actually hold anti-black poc responsible for being anti-black and they can stop feeling like they’re off the hook

Exactly, POC can uphold anti-blackness just as much as the next white person.

lowcutcaesar:

Why can’t non black poc just own up to anti blackness instead of using white ppl as a cop out?