Black. Vegetarian. Pansexual. Femme-presenting genderfluid deity. NSFW
10 year old Black Dynamite, please spell ‘white’ and use it in a sentence.
No, I’m sorry that is incorrect, Black Dynamite. True, but incorrect.
“As for white America, perhaps it can stop crying out against ‘black supremacy,’ ‘black nationalism,’ ‘racism in reverse,’ and begin facing reality. The reality is that this nation, from top to bottom, is racist.”
From “What We Want” by Stokely Carmichael in 1966.
This was 45 years ago. Why the FUCK is this still so relevant?
probably because white people are entitled little shits who make little or no effort to understand racism or anything directly outside of their perceived realm of reality, nor do they read things by stokely carmichael.
or anything having to do with a critical opinion of their own society
because we’re entitled little shits.
“The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing.”
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
“Be of service. You are taking your degree into a society dominated by concentrated poverty and a vulnerable middle class, a society where it is harder to pay for education, harder to find a job, harder to buy a house and harder to hold onto those things even if you manage to get them. You are entering adulthood during a period of mass incarceration and near constant war. There is a lot for you to do. Service is the rent you pay for the space you take up on the earth, and as a relatively privileged American you take up a lot of space. We are the most consuming, polluting, wasteful nation on earth. So your rent is steep. Pay it with service.”
Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s advice to Class of 2013
“Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.”
My darling clean-eaters, vegans and vegetarians, please add this piece to your collection. Not only because one of the essays was penned by yours truly, but because it’s the only piece of literature that discussed veganism from the perspective of the black woman - addressing critical issues of ethics, animal rights, health and food justice. Support the movement. Paz.
This is super interesting. Not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but after going to college I’ve developed a lot of feelings about food, race, class & social mobility
This is the book that cemented my position on veganism. It let me know that despite the pervasive image of veganism as a homogenous white movement, I have a place and a voice as a black vegan woman . This book is a collection of essays that represent the rich tapestry of black female vegans. All unique and all valid and important, this book helped to let me know that I and people that look like me don’t need to be invited into the vegan community, because we have been creating our own spaces for years.