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vagabondaesthetics:

I’m not big on the power plus privilege model for discussing racism. I mean as far as a succinct introduction to systematic racism it’s fine. Outside of that, I’m lukewarm to it. I do not however any worthwhile/useful definition of racism can include whore people. Sure there have been some that have been beat up or what have you because they’re white. I very much doubt that even a minute of a minute didn’t get any justice BECAUSE they were white however. That’s the distinction in my mind. Justice won’t fail you. Even if I would, I don’t, grant that a white kid didn’t get into an ivy league because a poc took their spot, if you’re good enough to get into an ivy league as a white student you’ll eventually find one to get in.again, that’s the distinction in my mind.

On race theory, I remember when you told me this few months ago and I didnt get it then. Looking back you were actually right, the model is extremely limited when you think of it. Or maybe it is the way people use it here on this website. , by putting it over lived expression of expression that is problematic. Theory is there to make sense of reality and not the other way round. People experiences of oppression should never be forced down concepts.  I think I started seeing how this was extremely problematic when I saw many people here trying to deny antisemitism as a form of oppression because it didn’t fit the framework. Also the concept of whiteness is so complex, so diverse and varies so much depending on place and time. I saw a post few days ago about someone, who I guess was American, saying that they could understand why Penelope Cruz and her husband who are both from Spain were considered white since ‘they spanish’ O_O I guess in American whiteness is still stronly connected to Anglo WASP, which is why people like Kim Kardashian who has a typically Mediterranean look so would be classified here as white, without hesitation, is seen as a woman of color in the US. All of this to say that the model can not take on whiteness or racism globally in its current state. It must be more deeply anchored in people’s realities and reflect the specificities of racism in each region. I was thinking about this yesterday when I wrote about how in Cameroon, to be mixed-race is to be ‘almost white’. This is why I personally feel NO affinity whatsoever with white-passing POC because from my experience, my point of view, they are white! These concepts are not as tangible as many make them to be here. I was also thinking about how Chinese and Arab imperialisms plays in Africa and how Arab slave trade of African has still not stopped, all of this do not and cannot fit in the limited framework of race theory as it is sometimes discussed on this website. The lingering anti-blackness that support these form of exploitation get erased or even misunderstood in the White vs POC model.

I just feel like we should be closer to our experience, try and dissect them, not be afraid to venture in what they may or may bot mean,  try to make sense of them by creating rich new concept and not trying to force them on someone else’s map.

People are not concepts!

realniggajesus:

My sister told me for black history month in school, a few older girls came into her class to do a presentation and all of them started to twerk. This cannot be life man. 
 

HAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XD

BTW realniggajesus, you always have the best playlist :-)

I do my duty to the booty right here in this bed room. You wanna me to break you off? I’d do it" XD Thank God, my mom cant speak English 

TW: Fine ass women! So this is for those who are interested in the naked woman on my background

dreams-from-my-father:

Actually Deserea   was also on my background but I didn’t want to come off as a pervert (^_^)

So people are still reblogging this post 9 months later?

black-model-famous:

Beverly Peele, Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1992

I must find a way to reproduce this exact look ASAP!! Wig and all!

black-model-famous:

Beverly Peele, Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1992

I must find a way to reproduce this exact look ASAP!! Wig and all!

Osho’s Ten Commandments

nirvikalpa:

  • Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.
  • There is no God other than life itself.
  • Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
  • Love is prayer.
  • To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
  • Life is now and here.
  • Live wakefully.
  • Do not swim—float.
  • Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
  • Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

I promised not to post about Osho because of how incredibly HOMOPHOBIC he was :/ Anyway this wisdom is not his but shared by most masters of meditation.

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ouhvuu:

dianabaabe:


Snoop Dogg’s reasons for not voting for Mitt Romney. Via Instagram.
THIS IS REAL HE REALLY TWEETED THIS I JUST CHECKED

hahahahahahahahahahahahaa OMG…shits COMEDY

HAHAHHAHAHAHA 

I FUCKING LOVE BLACK PEOPLE
LOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

No word can summarize the state of confusion, exasperation, perplexity and despair this election, which engages the future of the whole planet, puts me in.

ouhvuu:

dianabaabe:

Snoop Dogg’s reasons for not voting for Mitt Romney. Via Instagram.

THIS IS REAL HE REALLY TWEETED THIS I JUST CHECKED

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hahahahahahahahahahahahaa OMG…shits COMEDY

HAHAHHAHAHAHA 

I FUCKING LOVE BLACK PEOPLE

LOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

No word can summarize the state of confusion, exasperation, perplexity and despair this election, which engages the future of the whole planet, puts me in.

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theuntitledmag:

blackgirldangerous:

photo courtesy mianakano.com

“If we are going to vote for Obama…let’s please do so with our eyes open. Let’s please do the research and understand who and what we are voting for, including the things that might break our hearts if we knew them. Let’s please be honest with ourselves about our choice and why we are making that choice. It does not serve us, or the future of this country, or the future of this world, to vote with our heads in the sand.”
Mia Mckenzie
Creator, Black Girl Dangerous

To the Obama fandom who seems to have lost their ability to think critically.

theuntitledmag:

blackgirldangerous:

photo courtesy mianakano.com

“If we are going to vote for Obama…let’s please do so with our eyes open. Let’s please do the research and understand who and what we are voting for, including the things that might break our hearts if we knew them. Let’s please be honest with ourselves about our choice and why we are making that choice. It does not serve us, or the future of this country, or the future of this world, to vote with our heads in the sand.”

Mia Mckenzie

Creator, Black Girl Dangerous

To the Obama fandom who seems to have lost their ability to think critically.

yearningforunity replied to your post: sheilastansbury replied to your post: Paralysed &…

Peace and love sister. I’ve missed seeing you on my dash. I will everything is fine with you.

Really? :’) I am trying to cope as much as I can *hug*

sheilastansbury replied to your post: Paralysed & terrified

sending love & light

Thanks \(;_;)/

i am the opposite of cool

cynicalapathy:

i am like an uber computer nerd without the high iq or the computer knowledge 

Explosions In The Sky- Your Hand In Mine

 four years have gone by already. tragic and terrifying. “On me dit que le temps qui glisse est un salaud Que de nos chagrins il s’en fait des manteaux

kudosto007:

hoelita:

I got old money.

I got new money.

*cooks vigorously*

Why did my brain read ‘cocks vigorously’

WWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

O____________o

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Eku Edewor in Jewel by Lisa

Paralysed & terrified