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Childish Gambino: Twitter Rant, August 14th 2014

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im forreal in tears right now

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I remember talking to my mother and seeing Snow White and wondering if there’d ever be Chocolate Brown or something like that. But my parents were very good at making sure I had dolls that looked like me, and books with brown children in them, and birthday cards with brown children on them. They were very aware. When you discount a child from fantasy, it’s a very strong statement. You think, Wow, somebody made an entire movie with elves, and trees that talk, and things that fly, and there was no room for me.

Anika Noni Rose in Vanity Fair. (Interview by Alex Beggs; Photographs by Justin Bishop.)

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I love Harry’s face. Everyone else just kind of looks down, all serious, but Harry’s like “The fuck kind of school is this?!?”

#sassy harry at it again

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vend-etta asked: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle





why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

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Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?



"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

this needs so many more notes

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Why I hate the term African-American →



Let me preface this by saying, no, I am not a white man here to “whitesplain”(Seriously with your stupid made up words.) something to you. I’m a black man. And over the years I’ve been called an African-American, but that bugs me. Fuck your political correctness, you’re black.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I understand it, when Africans immigrate to the US they don’t become African-American, they become Kenyan-American, Ghanian-American, etc. African American refers to a specific ethnicity, namely the descendants of slaves in the United States. This makes sense given that descendants of slaves in the US don’t know where in Africa they are from and instead would identify with the continent, whereas African immigrants would identify with the country they came from (the same way a Caribbean American would identify with Jamaica, Martinique, etc.). Because of the way we construct race and ethnicity in the US, people who are not African American often get folded into the label, but that doesn’t mean that the term can’t have specificity or validity.

It may also surprise you to know that African American is not some made up PC term but one coined and adopted by African Americans themselves as part of a larger struggle for self-identification and determination. Feel free not to identify that way, but trying to throw it under the bus as some bullshit is lame. Nothing wrong with people wanting to affirm a connection to the place where they came from even if they only have a vague idea of it.

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