i will crawl for white beauty.
eat my arms
barter my legs (make my thighs into altars of grief)
skin that does not drink night
hair that is not angry
body that is not soil.
i place curses on my flesh
call them diets
tell my ancestors
they are ugly
howl at my nose until it bleeds.
run my heart across my teeth, repeatedly
i am dying
to be beautiful
beautiful is something
i will never
I really liked the way Rachel Maddow explained her support for affirmative action, and I thought it might be useful for some people. (Full Video)
The lynching of Jesse Washington.
Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.
Jesse was 15.
i’m 6 years old, walking to school with my dad, chattering happily, when he says ‘stop blabbering in Sinhalese, speak English’
hearing my mother and aunts say “oh she’s fair AND pretty” and “oh she’s dark BUT pretty.”
watching my 15 year old cousin put on skin lightening cream
“aren’t most Sri Lankan women house-maids?”
i’m fourteen and imaginative and in all my stories i’m white with golden hair
English 101, your face is the only brown one, the professor saying ‘give us the non-US perspective’
i get the best grade in my English class but my white friend laughs because I mix up ‘v’ and ‘w’ sometimes
‘you speak English so well!’, all the time, every time, from ppl who think bilingualism is a disease
‘you’re so exotic’
‘your culture is so exotic’
‘your faith is so exotic’
‘you need a transit visa to sit in our airport’
‘we have a bedbug problem here in Ausin because of all the foreigners’
‘your food smells funny’
i know about Queen Elizabeth and King James but not about my own country’s thousands of years of history
this and so much more
are you satisfied?
I will always reblog this
NON-WHITES WILL NEVER BE EUROPEAN
THEY WILL NEVER BE
(and read this very slowly so you understand)
YOU WILL NEVER BE A TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE WITH A TRADITIONAL WHITE CULTURE
Please get over it. Europe is not yours, we do not want our blood to mix with yours and we can go on happily without mixing so long as you take your whining and leave.
I just want to point out a couple of things for my followers.
The person who posted the above rant is an actual honest-to-badness Neo-Nazi. They’ve got pictures up on their blog fawning over Rudolf Hess and Hitler and such.
And the above rant is what they believe. It’s also what an awful lot of people who like to think of themselves as “not racist, but…” believe when they talk about how it’s not “realistic” to have Black people in Scotland or Germany or Scandinavia in fantastical pseudohistorical epics, or to have any diversity in “medieval fantasy” worlds that bear only the most superficial resemblance to real earth history anyway.
This view is not historically accurate, but even more than that, it’s the result of white supremacist attitudes and the white-washing of the historical record.
If you think a Black man playing James Bond or The Doctor or a knight of the round table would be an affront to Britishness, if you think having Black characters in D&D-esque fantasy settings amounts to “political correctness run wild”… this is the company you’re keeping. You are literally repeating Nazi propaganda.
OK, listen up. Here’ why we usually generalize “White People” when we discuss racism.
It’s actually very simple.
Yes, obviously it’s only a number of White People who actively engage in doing the fucked up shit that most people recognize as racism.
But then there are the ones who just stand there and watch….
And then there are the ones who stand there and cheer….
And then there are the ones who shake their head and say “someone should do something about that!” and then walk away….
And then there are the ones who cave into peer pressure and join in….
And then there are the ones pay lip service…but are still just standing there.
And then there are the ones who get mad at you for being hurt….
And there are the ones who laugh at you for expressing your pain….
And the ones who blame you for being hurt in the first place….
And then there are the ones who punish you for trying to stop it….
At the end of the day, so many of you have become so complacent that we hold you just as accountable as the one primarily causing the harm, and rightfully so.
If you’re a beneficiary, you’re a perpetrator, especially if you do nothing to change.
Whether you want to admit it or not.
poc: there's really no diversity here, who are we supposed to identify with except villains and stereotypes in your work?
white people: well if you don't like it maybe instead of bitching n moaning you can go ahead and make your own damn art
poc: *make beautiful black music, chinese literature, latino films, native american fashion*
white people: wow, this is totally offensive. There are hardly any white people in these books, movies, shows, music, plays, and art! if we did that, it would be racist.
poc: you did do that. it was racist. remember? and then you said "go make your own art" so we did?
white people: nope don't remember that. but hey we'll just do white versions of your books movies and plays with white actors eliminating all need for poc.
until native americans roll up into europe and start taking things at their leisure, you can’t tell me it goes both ways. until puerto rican doctors start sterilizing white women, you can’t tell me it goes both ways. until a white “swagged out” justin beiber lookin ass kid in a hoodie gets shot down for dressing like a thug, YOU CAN’T TELL ME IT GOES BOTH WAYS.
Jazz in the 1930s.
Rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s.
Disco in the 1970s.
Hip hop today.
And what’s interesting is
They co-opted all of those things and are clawing at hip-Hop
Trying to make it their own
Don’t forget Blues, R&B, Soul, etc.
And what I think is funny is American popular music BEGAN with minstrel songs… where Whites used to where Blackface and pretend to be Black.
So literally, American music at its birth was Whites poorly imitating Black people.
& then people wanna be like
“BUT HIP HOP AINT JUST ABOUT BLAAACK PEOPLE, ITS FOR EVERYONE!! HAHAHA”
Not so gentle reminder that without Black folks the US would have no musical legacy to speak of.