I'll never understand folks that think you're...
No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your...– President Barack Obama (via bronx-beat)
If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to...– Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (via subconciousevolution)
Prejudice: [PoC calls white person a cracker].
Racism: Two centuries of PoC being stolen from their homelands, driven out of their native lands, tricked, raped, infected with disease, and otherwise downtrodden so as to remove them from any chance of being the dominant race.
Prejudice: [PoC gives a white person a nickname playing on the fact that they're white].
Racism: PoC must, from the moment they realize a baby is on the way, worry about whether giving a child a name reflecting their heritage will affect their chances at a good life in the future. Hint: it will.
Not racism: Calling out that slavery lasted for two centuries, and civil rights did not happen for PoC until the 20th Century (you know, the century which only ended TWELVE YEARS AGO).
Racism: We should not talk about it, because it makes [non-PoC] feel bad.
Not racism: A non-PoC actor can get pretty much any role s/he wnats.
Racism: ... including roles that were originally written as PoC. PoC actors must settle for roles making them servants, sassy women, jive turkey men, criminals, drug addicts, or abused downtrodden prostitutes, the better to reinforce the negative mental image of PoC in the minds of the zeitgeist, and hold up the excuse that "they bring it on themselves".
Not Racism: Flattering pictures of people used to represent them on the web.
Racism: Flattering pictures of Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Bachman. But the most unflattering pic available of Michelle Obama is used for the same article.
Not Racism: Articles about women's features.
Racism: Article purporting to have scientific "proof" that Black women are uglier than women of any other race.
Not Racism: America is where everyone is supposed to have equal chance.
Racism: Equal chance? Freed slaves were lucky if they got 40 Acres and a Mule, after working for free for generations for people who are now wealthy and offered no other reparations.
Not Racism: Irish History Month, Italian History Month, French History Month, German History Month, etc. All of which would, technically, qualify, btw, as White History Months.
Racism: It's not Cameroon History Month, Nigerian History Month, Egyptian History Month, Zimbabwean History Month, Zaire History Month, Somalian History Month, etc. It's BLACK History Month. Doesn't matter what country in Africa you come from. If you're Black you just all get lumped in together.
Not Racism: PoC describe their experiences.
Racism: Non-PoC interrupt, derail, silence, mock, deride, or cite "oversensitivity" because it makes them feel uncomfortable to know that PoC have endured this, and to have to acknowledge their privilege -- and their responsibility to do something about it if they really are as anti-racist as they profess.
...add your own examples.
Her blackness is fine, the blackness of her skin; the blackness of her mind....– Me’shell Ndegéocello (via suaadnoir)
Reblog if you really just appreciate ladies with...
ecuadatruth: snorlax-faps-to-anything: mysoulwasmeantforthesea: carriehatesdrugs: I appreciate myself. ditto^ Hell yeah I do
Ainee's gif is perfect
super-eklectic1: faineemae: queeniman: I’m sorry that you’re so oppressed Does your father beat you? Are you going to be forced to have an arranged marriage? when the hell did this get 1,000+ notes? omg!! ainee!!!!!!!!!!
Black Face vs White Face: What’s the Difference →
Black face: Started at a time when Black people were considered “Less than human” Shows Black people have no and deserve no dignity Used as a “Set up” to the joke (I’s gon sing you’s perty white folks a song tu-day) Used to de-humanize, belittle and make fun of those that are “Less than” Originally done by white people for white people Originally done by white people in white...
How much of a White ally are you? →
HOW RACIST ARE THE WHITE PEOPLE I COME INTO CONTACT WITH? Every now and then, I’m asked (usually by someone White) if I think all White people are racist. The answer to that question is, “Yes, and … ” because, frankly, it’s a matter of degree. Oh, it’s not the degrees most White people would imagine for themselves, but it is a matter of degree. Each of those degrees tells me how much I can...
White women “stars” like Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, and many others publicly name...– Madonna: Plantation Mistress or Soul Sister? bell hooks From ‘Black Looks: Race and Representation’ (via howtobeterrell) …and there you have it. i will love “like a prayer” forever and ever and ever, but i will never call myself a madonna fan. (via ethiopienne)
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently...– Kurt Vonnegut (via ellephanta)
Queer doesn’t mean “don’t label me,” it means “I am naming myself.” It means...– What Queerness Means to Me | Tranarchism (via doxian)
And another thing about this whole "Viola Davis...
memphisinjune: How many White actresses wear hair extensions? Y’all know they’re the majority of the market, right? So how come I’ve never seen anything about a White woman going “extensionless”?