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coldbloodwarmheart:

thepanduchessofshade:

barbiewitch:

when people say they don’t date black girls what i hear is “i’m not interested in the baddest bitches on the planet i enjoy mediocrity and green bean casserole during the holidays and milk with my pasta and keds”

HA!

DAS RIGH BITCH. Also, when I hear “I don’t date fat girls.” Because then fuck you, fat girls don’t wanna date you, first. 

This post!!

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I absolutely HATE how people back home kiss up to white people! Stop it, they openly despise you, come on now! The higher in the social hierarchy, the more race-mixing there is.

Um OK then (¬_¬) #iamjustsayingthough

In Cameroon, light-skinned privilege and mixed-race privilege are two very very different things that may intertwine at times but are still very distinct. To be mixed-raced - independently of the skin tone - is basically to be white. Also almost ALL of the people in the elite have one or two western citizenships. 

But I must say though, that tribal cultural differences and history play heavily into this. Basically the way white people colonised the country and distributed the power among peoples, influence the relationship to whiteness and the degree of internalised racism. I know that my people has still not gotten over the fact that the white man tried to wipe us out during independence wars so race-mixing is seen as something 'dirty' and 'wrong’. I also know that Hausas frown upon race-mixing too. The younger generation is more open to it though.

However the tribe in power, basically the people from the South, who bent backward for whitey - and got rewarded for it - and were instrumental in the genocide against us, seem just to want to get rid of their genes ASAP. Chantal Biya, first lady *cough* *cough*, the wife of the president’s son and all the rest!

To all the children, teenagers and adults who are battling the intense turmoil of mental illness and behave in ways that are not understood or deemed unacceptable; to all of you who are humiliated, hurt, exploited, degraded, abused, condemned, ostracised and shunned because you cannot and you do not meet the standards set by this society; to all of you who are consumed by an indescribable and excruciating pain; to all of you who keep on keeping on despite the odds being against you

I stand in unity with you, I am one of you!

b-sama:

The Bulk of Aid to Africa Comes From Ordinary Africans

There is so much debate today about aid and dependency with regard to Africa. The Western world media coverage of African and other refugees and the ever increasing asylum seekers are frequently portrayed as leeches and illegal aliens who are a helpless burden depending on generous Western assistance. This extends to African countries that are portrayed by the said media as constantly in need of help. The reality is, however, interestingly the opposite.

A big chunk of aid that reaches ordinary Africans come from Africans themselves in the form of self-help. This “aid” is in form of remittances. It is estimated that monies that flow to Africa through a combination of formal and informal channels amount to roughly $250 billion a year according to the World Bank estimates.

Incidentally the media rarely talk about Africans being their own biggest aid donors and investors. But the media’s oversight does not stop here. Africa remains a huge aid donor to the West in form of skills transfer. I have mentioned in this column before about brain drain in form of highly skilled Africans working in the Western world. Professor Ali Mazrui calls this brain gain.

Interesting. 

thepeoplesrecord:

South Africa’s’ Amplats fires 12,000 strikers as unrest deepensOctober 5, 2012
Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) fired 12,000 wildcat strikers on Friday, a high-stakes attempt by the world’s biggest platinum producer to push back at a wave of illegal stoppages sweeping through South Africa’s mining sector and beyond.
The rand fell sharply after the announcement, suggesting investors fear the sackings could worsen what is shaping up to be the most damaging period of labor unrest in Africa’s biggest economy since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Police shot dead one striking miner overnight, bringing the death toll in two months of unrest to 48. Strikes have spread beyond the mining sector, with Shell declaring on Friday that it would not be able to honor contracts to deliver fuel near Johannesburg because of a trucking strike.
The unrest is causing political trouble for President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress (ANC), the veteran liberation movement with long-standing ties to labor unions.
“You fire 12,000 people, and it’s like ‘Oh my god, what happens now?’” one Johannesburg-based currency strategist said.
When rival Impala Platinum fired 17,000 workers in January to squash a union turf war, it led to a six week stoppage in which three people were killed, the company lost 80,000 ounces in output and platinum prices jumped 21 percent.
The police shooting of 34 strikers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on August 16 poisoned labor relations in the sector even more, and the hefty wage deal that ensued triggered copycat demands in gold and iron ore mines.
“Amplats had been giving signals that it was going to hold the line after Lonmin had folded - but it’s a huge gamble,” said Nic Borain, an independent political analyst.
“Someone had to take it on the chin or this would have kept on unraveling and spread through the economy. It’s difficult to know whether this causes the unrest to spread or whether it takes some of the sting out of it. It could go either way.”
Speaking to South Africa’s e-News television channel, one dismissed worker said Amplats was “starting a war”.
The ANC Youth League, a fierce critic of Zuma, lashed out at Amplats, which it said “has made astronomical profits on the blood, sweat and tears of the very same workers that today the company can just fire with impunity.”
“Amplats is a disgrace and a disappointment to the country at large, a representation of white monopoly capital out of touch and uncaring of the plight of the poor,” it said in a statement.
Source

thepeoplesrecord:

South Africa’s’ Amplats fires 12,000 strikers as unrest deepens
October 5, 2012

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) fired 12,000 wildcat strikers on Friday, a high-stakes attempt by the world’s biggest platinum producer to push back at a wave of illegal stoppages sweeping through South Africa’s mining sector and beyond.

The rand fell sharply after the announcement, suggesting investors fear the sackings could worsen what is shaping up to be the most damaging period of labor unrest in Africa’s biggest economy since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Police shot dead one striking miner overnight, bringing the death toll in two months of unrest to 48. Strikes have spread beyond the mining sector, with Shell declaring on Friday that it would not be able to honor contracts to deliver fuel near Johannesburg because of a trucking strike.

The unrest is causing political trouble for President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress (ANC), the veteran liberation movement with long-standing ties to labor unions.

“You fire 12,000 people, and it’s like ‘Oh my god, what happens now?’” one Johannesburg-based currency strategist said.

When rival Impala Platinum fired 17,000 workers in January to squash a union turf war, it led to a six week stoppage in which three people were killed, the company lost 80,000 ounces in output and platinum prices jumped 21 percent.

The police shooting of 34 strikers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on August 16 poisoned labor relations in the sector even more, and the hefty wage deal that ensued triggered copycat demands in gold and iron ore mines.

“Amplats had been giving signals that it was going to hold the line after Lonmin had folded - but it’s a huge gamble,” said Nic Borain, an independent political analyst.

“Someone had to take it on the chin or this would have kept on unraveling and spread through the economy. It’s difficult to know whether this causes the unrest to spread or whether it takes some of the sting out of it. It could go either way.”

Speaking to South Africa’s e-News television channel, one dismissed worker said Amplats was “starting a war”.

The ANC Youth League, a fierce critic of Zuma, lashed out at Amplats, which it said “has made astronomical profits on the blood, sweat and tears of the very same workers that today the company can just fire with impunity.”

“Amplats is a disgrace and a disappointment to the country at large, a representation of white monopoly capital out of touch and uncaring of the plight of the poor,” it said in a statement.

Source

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freshmouthgoddess:

cynicalapathy:

i am so tired misogyny in my country so fucking tired and to ask me that i need to defend men from the way they are portrayed in the west is beyond awful it is pure evil how dare you till me to defend my oppresses 

they can fucking defend themselves 

we were just talking about it last night.. it really is fucking disgusting. make my blood boil my eye twich and raises my hypertension

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This is male privilege

cynicalapathy:

aboutmaleprivilege:

this is sexist fatist and ablist

^

I find interesting how I have never seen dissected the fact the foreveraloneguys/nice guys tm/MRA are almost all WHITE, CIS, ABLE-BODIED ect basically the least discriminated group of people that can be. And the fact that these movements, groups, sub-cultures take roots in America, which is the leader of the white supremacist world, is not a coincidence to me. This is the most entitled group of people who live in a culture and world that permanently legitimises their sense of entitlement not only to them but to us, those they oppress, too. No other group of people can get away with this, NONE! Not even CIS, THIN, ABLE-BODIED, AMERICAN, MOC. America has a history of lynching black men simply for looking at white women, making it a country where white women can enact oppressive misandry over men of color.  Anyway black men are conceived as bad, over-sexual, violent and bestial in essence so it would be difficult for them to fit in the ‘nice guy’ stereotype even as nerds. Black men who adopt attitudes similar to nice guys’ are those “I am a perfect black man/black women aint shit" type of dudes, but even them are still perceived as threats or danger within society. Anyway, black women’s womanhood is still contested so it is not like they desire us as a prize - we are still considered utterly worthless - for all their goodness and perfection like nice guys desire white women as the reward they are owed. On the other hand, Asian men are so emasculated that they are thought as not even deserving a woman, not even Asian women who have been made sole properties of white men. This is in the US because here in the UK, Asian men are considered dangerous just like black men but in a different way. They are lumped with middle-Eastern men under the stereotype of the brown savage and terrorist who oppresses his woman. There is a lot of islamophobia attached to how brown men, either Muslim or not, are perceived over here. And then you have white males. Walking the Earth as perfect human beings to whom EVERYTHING IS OWED, just like blue-eyed, blond-haired Jesus before them. This whole world, our whole existences revolved around fulfilling the needs of that tiny group of people and any contestation of this is perceived and yep conceived as a direct attack against them, against the natural order of things - since they get to define it - which must be fixed at any cost be it the lives of millions. 

Make not mistake about it, nice guy culture is one of the many expressions of the institutionalised pathology of cis white men as a group of people at the very very top of the hierarchical structure. It is white supremacy, it is rape culture, it is the culture of abuse and violence we are living in. Which is why I have never understood why it is not approached as something that reeks of apathy and sociopathy. Nice guy culture is not only at play when white men whine on the internet because they are lonely, it is also at play when they lash out and kill dozens of others, decimate families and pity parties are organised for them and fandoms created just because ‘they are misunderstood, fragile, little souls and the whole wide world is mean to them’. Nice guy culture is black and brown men being seen as dangerous when the judicial system and the media can show compassion to serial killers and psychopaths who are overwhelming white males.

howtobeterrell:

Will Smith in the movie “Six Degrees of Separation” talking about the J.D. Salinger novel “The Catcher in the Rye”

"What alarms me about the book - not the book so much as the aura about it - is this. The book is primarily about paralysis. The boy can’t function. At the end, before he can run away and start a new life, it starts to rain. He folds. There’s nothing wrong in writing about emotional and intellectual paralysis. It may, thanks to Chekhov and Samuel Beckett, be the great modern theme…

The aura around Salinger’s book - which, perhaps, should be read by everyone but young men - is this. It mirrors like a fun-house mirror, and amplifies like a distorted speaker one of the great tragedies of our times - the death of the imagination. Because what else is paralysis? The imagination has been so debased that imagination - being imaginative, rather than being the linch pin of our existence, now stands as a synonym for something outside ourselves. Like science fiction. Or some new use for tangerine slices on raw pork chops - ‘What an imaginative summer recipe.’ And Star Wars - ‘so imaginative’. And Star Trek - ‘so imaginative’. And Lord of the Rings, all those dwarves - ‘so imaginative’.

The imagination has moved out of the realm of being our link, our most personal link, with our inner lives and the world outside that world, this world we share. What is schizophrenia but a horrifying state where what’s in here doesn’t match what’s out there?

Why has imagination become a synonym for style? I believe the imagination is the passport that we create to help take us into the real world. I believe the imagination is merely another phrase for what is most uniquely us. Jung says, ‘The greatest sin is to be unconscious.’ Our boy Holden says, ‘What scares me most is the other guy’s face.’ ‘It wouldn’t be so bad if you could both be blindfolded.’ Most of the time, the faces that we face are not the other guys’, but our own faces. And it is the worst kind of yellowness to be so scared of yourself that you put blindfolds on rather than deal with yourself. To face ourselves - that’s the hard thing. The imagination - that’s God’s gift. To make the act of self-examination bearable.”

I created this blog to have a voice. Not only that but to learn and gain a deeper understanding of myself and the world in order to have more agency on my life. And this past year I have grown up more than the five previous years put together. So it is indeed a matter of survival when I feel the safety of my space threatened by a toxic climate of tension and fear. And due to social anxiety, socially ambiguous situations where a lot is not what it appears to be, where it is required from me to decrypt and make sense of faux cues people are sending such as passive-aggression, repressed anger and fear is absolutely unbearable to me. I just cannot deal with that shit and a lot of times, I would like to be like those who pay their internet connection, create a blog just to censor themselves, make desperate and hermetic posts where they try and take shot at people without seeming like it or addressing something that is bugging them but feel like they cannot do it directly and live in fear of fully expressing themselves because ‘they do not want drama' even if drama means having important issues dealt with rather than being eaten up by them and consumed by fear. Well I do not judge them, people handle as much as they can, people are in different stages in their lives, but this is just not me!! I am an impulsive person and I either have a voice or not! Full stop!!

I already have to deal with a real world where I am required to look down and lower my voice and I think this is the case for many of us here. That shit just wont fly over here and if I feel like dumping everything on the table I will do it! I dont do any social contract that requires me to negate or silence myself anymore and I wont compromise on this! I do not want my liberties to be conditional anymore and need the complete freedom to define myself. Once upon a time I thought this was the same from all of us here, judging from what people write about and their blogs. I just foolishly thought that most were here to challenge, defy and take on an oppressive society, NOT reproduce a carbon copy of it in this microcosm; and boy was I wrong on this one! Which is why for the longest I wondered why the most disgraceful, stupid, ignorant shit get approved in a frenetic and gleeful agitation by people clamouring 24/7 to want change, growth and revolution; To the point where dogma, censorship and ignorance have taken over. The pathological society, with its unfair hierarchy which crushes the weakest ones at the bottom, those who are fragile and vulnerable and can not stand for themselves, those who are scared, lonely and do not have a mob behind them, so get erased, silenced, humiliated and threatened … the pathological society, that we are supposedly all against has reborn here (sorry I think English failed me there :/).

And the only explanation I have for this is the fact that , well we are all here I think to find a refuge from the real world, a place where we can feel safe, find a group of people who go through the same things as we do and feel like we belong. This is understandable, this is normal, this is healthy. The problem though is that, from my point of view, most want it AT ANY COST, be it basic decency, moral, truth, knowledge. And this is an absolute tragedy because there can be NO growth, NO progress without the aforementioned things. I see it as basically the dilemma at the heart of every human existence. How much of our comfort are we ready to renounce for our principles?? How far out of our comfort zone are we ready to go in order to chase the ideals we believe in? Life starts at the end of the comfort zone! I think it is because of all of this that most discussions here never get past the reactionary stage! They never reach the point where self-assessment and nuance are needed because issues of identity are extremely personal, hence intrinsic to inner contradictions and conflicts, and not simply a matter of right or wrong, a matter of who can shout the loudest, a pissing match!

There is no challenge, no evolution, no learning, no grasping of the world mechanisms and  dynamics of power in a way that would produce solutions or appropriate coping mechanisms that could help us challenge the obstacles of every day life as oppressed. From what I have experienced these past few months on this website, I can affirm with certitude that the overwhelming majority of people here have ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING CLUE what they are blogging about. Very very few people understand what privileges and many concepts they blog about 24/7 are and how they work. Or maybe they only understand them when they get to throw at white people’s faces “Check your privilege!” in a vitriolic trance and only see themselves as victims and never agents in an oppressive structure. So yeah, there is indeed some sort of atrophy of intellectual and emotional capacities and this brings me to the impunity that fosters the culture of abuse here. Many here are above absolutely everything , in reference to to the hierarchical system that reproduces the silencing and abuse of the weakest. There is absolutely no fucking responsibility, no accountability and hence no fucking moral! While reading some of the absolutely imbecilic and gross shit that are said or happen on my dash I simply refuse to believe that most of the people involved are adults and in age to vote. There might be some sort of regression happening when some log online because I cannot imagine adults behaving in such an appalling and disgusting way in the real world! 

There are things I can control and things I can’t and these are few of them! I can control my eagerness to learn and challenge myself. I try to write in my sense-making quest and know that by doing so I expose myself to the vitriolic and toxic culture here. I know that the internet never forgets and that the hivemind never forgives but this is the price of growing I guess. It is indispensable to make mistakes, lose face and put my ego aside.  The worst thing that could happen to me would be to end up like one of the many ignorant and dumb sheep here that avidly swallow all the shit thrown at them in the safety of the comfort zone of delusions and miss out on amazing opportunities because they are blinded by their egos. If I ever use my privilege t oppress other, not amount of negative feedback on-line will never equal the reality of their oppression or suffering. So please never hesitate to challenge me or confront me. I have been told that my delivery may scare some people off lol, well like I said I am quite impulsive and passionate so it is nothing personal and if it was, I would state it openly. 

Why Are You Following Me?

eclecticspectrum:

imsooappalled:

I couldn’t believe it when this popped up on my dashboard

And I double checked just to see if my mind was playing tricks on me and here it is again

Why in the world are you following me? You still can’t call me by the name I’ve asked you to use. You have hurled slurs at me multiple times. When people were threatening to release my info you encouraged it. You’re quick to call someone a stalker but yet you’re following me. What for? To see what I post~~ about you and how pressed~ I am. Not only are you a generally horrible and ignorant person you’re also creepy. You talk about not having a life you’re harassing a 17 year old, aren’t you too grown for this? Unfollow me and reevaluate your life choices while you’re at it.

smh…..

I’m so confused by this. Some individuals on Tumblr really don’t have anything else better to do. I’m sorry Lee.

O_____o

I rolled in my grave!! Dafuq?

See how people let this disgraceful shit slides then open their hypocrite ass mouths to talk about abuse, safe spaces, black unity blablah blah UGHHHHH

Anyway I am off to write about the nauseating impunity and blatant lack of moral and basic decency from a specific group of people on this website who get a silent approval from the sheep-like mass.

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Experiment

freshmouthgoddess:

TW: Rape

TW i think i started to realize how western womanism and feminism was no longer for me after the earthquake.. to many shit was happening.. Haitian men all the other men that came to “help” and “protect” Were commiting atrocities on Haitian women and childrenn..’ and the fucking Westernized Haitian Feminist was like how dare you talk bad about Haiti .. about how rape is endemic in the camps.. how dare you.. then i realized these fucking women were not about my safety they were working hard trying to prove shit to white people when women and girls were dying and they had to arm themsleves form attacks on all side.. like there is ZERO fucking respomsability pit on Haitian men who rape and terrorize women and children because gasp… white people are watching …. white people white people ….. i worked with enough men in the camps to know that .. it was always the women fault for getting rapes because they were bsthing naked by the side of the road .. BECAUSE YOU STUPID FUCKERS SHE CAN”T USE THE SHOWERS BECAUSE SHE IS AFRAID OF BEING ALONE THERE WHEN SOME GUY COMRS FOR HER SO SHE WOULD RATHER BATHE IN THE OPEN BECAUSE SHE CAN CRY FOR HELP AND PEOPLE WILL SEE HER… anyways.. i hate when western feminist of all colors talk about our oppression as a monolith.. because white people ..,and shit.. like excuse me.. but we are dying a lot and the it’s not only whiteness it’s blackness too and other POC and look i get that stuff is different for you but .... in your we must protect the black men too you are essentially protecting the people that rape and kill us and kill our babies and sell them into slavery , or forces us to have a bunch of babies that they can sell into slavery.. and host of other shit.. and then it angers me.. bevause i feel like i’m being mocked like my oppression don’t matter because i ahould learn that all black dudes are my min or some shit.. and i’m like nooo..noo.. nooo.. no…like i cna count in jy fingers the number of black dudes i can count on to like really help me to be a soldier for my cause .. right like there is like one dude … one due and i shit you fucking not… i should have more living in a black country .. but nope… ..

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mantu-o-formosa:

dreams-from-my-father:

Black Unity is just as cheap to me as we all bleed red. I will never let anyone get me trapped in that BS to justify and validate their oppression over me or silence me again. 

And this also goes for all those faux solidarities group born amongs POC in the west to ensure that obviously make no account of those at the very bottom and are detrimental to me.

Yes, the POC part. Also, that Arabs (both in diaspora and living here) should be united. Or all brown people (who dont live in the west) should be united against the white man. No, I’m over this idiotic concept. If we want progress,  we need to acknowledge our prejudices and especially in non-western countries, leave the idea that the only oppression is the one caused by the white man cause here it is not.

Bolded is mine. From what went down these past weeks here on Tumblr, it seems that many people in the west have difficulties conceiving that oppressed people can be oppressors too. I even had someone ask me how is this possible. Like WTF? They try and explain everything away by dumping it on white people and in the midst, no one among us is being held accountable so the internal oppression goes on.

Like for instance here when we talk about homophobia in the global south, we talk a lot about religion, about colonisation, about white people but never the atrocities that the people is committing on its own. We are too lenient and not demanding enough. We do not even attempt to deconstruct what is going without drawing whiteness in. I remember once hearing about the story of a gay man whose corpse was unburied and thrown in from of the doors of his parents because they protected him, stood by him and didn’t disowned him. You just cannot blame this on white people! No one wants to face this head on, for fear of having our ugly side expose because we are only secure in narratives where we are the victims!

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Black Unity is just as cheap to me as we all bleed red. I will never let anyone get me trapped in that BS to justify and validate their oppression over me or silence me again. 

And this also goes for all those faux solidarities group born amongs POC in the west to ensure that obviously make no account of those at the very bottom and are detrimental to me.

Solidarity, a definition

Solidarity is not simply a matter of circumstances. It is not a mere accident and not all alliances are built on it.

Solidarity is weaved through thick and thin, around differences, inequalities and divergences that are not erased but fully acknowledged and integrated within all dynamics and interactions in order to ultimately promote the autonomy and self-determination of each member!! It absolutely requires reciprocity and equality, hence should be based on terms that satisfy all parties, especially the most disadvantaged!

Solidarity is not something forced on the oppressed by oppressive fucks convinced they are owed something!!!