Something I did tonight because this post made me so angry
#colorism #frenchgirlsapp #racism #art #blackwomen
yeah I just downloaded that app, now ima delete it…
Tumblr needs a real blocking option.
Something that prevents people from seeing your blog and from following you.
Because right now the ignore function is like sticking your head in the sand while they can still stare at your butt.
Anonymous said: I'm not sure if it was this blog that had the post about the American military's hair policies that are specifically directed at black African hair. But anyways: I work at hollister and they have a shitload of policies surrounding typical black hairstyles for women. No dreads, no natural curls, no braids "connected to the head." For that last one, they tried to loop in French braids but it's obvious that these rules are specific for black women's hair. Such bullshit
The depth of isolation in the ghetto is also evident in black speech patterns, which have evolved steadily away from Standard American English. Because of their intense social isolation, many ghetto residents have come to speak a language that is increasingly remote from that spoken by American whites. Black street speech, or more formally, Black English Vernacular, has its roots in the West Indian creole and Scots-Irish dialects of the eighteenth century. As linguists have shown, it is by no means a “degenerate,” or “illogical” version of Standard American English; rather, it constitutes a complex, rich, and expressive language in its own right, with a consistent grammar, pronunciation, and lexicon all its own.
Douglas Massey and Nancy A. Denton, Chapter 6: “The Perpetuation of the Underclass,” p. 162 (American apartheid: segregation and the making of the underclass)
As linguists have shown, it is by no means a “degenerate,” or “illogical” version of Standard American English; rather, it constitutes a complex, rich, and expressive language in its own right, with a consistent grammar, pronunciation, and lexicon all its own.
"you’ll stop liking someone just because they agreed with something transphobic?"
Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.
READ HIM MOTHER !
clapback at misogynoir with PhotoShop. Lol, I love it!
You can donate to help Palestinian refugees at The United Nations Relief and Works Agency. I’m pretty sure they need all the help they can get!
Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.
This country is sick. Criminalizing WoC no matter what they do.
is there a go fund me for her?
yes, there is a youcaring site for her here
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