1. Dear Little Black Girl (poem)

    by Kenya Boudreaux

    April 2014

     
  2. sinidentidades:

     
  3. 16:05 13th Feb 2012

    Notes: 1240

    Reblogged from pierrebennu

    Tags: racearticons

    pierrebennu:

“Jemima’s Revenge”  cut paper & acrylic on large canvas 2010
 part of a larger narrative called the “Reason Aunt Jemima Smiles” That’s all I say about it now but I can’t wait for you to see it when it’s all put together.

WOW, can’t wait to see the rest.

    pierrebennu:

    “Jemima’s Revenge”  cut paper & acrylic on large canvas 2010

    part of a larger narrative called the “Reason Aunt Jemima Smiles” That’s all I say about it now but I can’t wait for you to see it when it’s all put together.

    WOW, can’t wait to see the rest.

     
  4. The Violence of Racialized Homophobia

    newmodelminority:

    As you all know, I don’t take shit off of anyone. And if I am inclined to take shit, it is because it is for my survival. This is on the street and in corporate spaces.

    Last week, while teaching one of my students said that one of the reasons why he and others have to categorize gender queer folks is that there is an issue of predator or prey, and if he can’t categorize something, he may be inclined to attack it.

    I responded saying, that is interesting, because if I encounter someone who is gender queer, of a race a can’t identify I say, hey how you doing and mind my business. This now has me thinking about the relationship between fear and violence for marginalized bodies.

    Me not taking shit matters because of the ways in which men, mostly Black fix their faces to talk to me an Goldy in public. I give resentments, I don’t get them, peace to Daddy for the advice.

    These means these negro’s roll up, and ask us “Is there a party nearby” when they know damn well, that LIV is upstairs and is a U street staple for party’s and that it has been on that corner for nearly what, 30 years?

    This means that earlier this year, we are both sitting on a Monday night watching a game and this negro comes up and asks if we are together. I was like Nigga, if you don’t get the fuck up out my face, and where is YOUR wife? This isn’t to say that men have not said or done out of pocket shit to OTHER men when I was out to them, but this was flagrant and egregious.

    OR, it is like being at a space that I post up at on Friday’s and having a dude ASK me if I want to dance, and I am like nah gina, I am cool. Then asking me if I am going to embarrass him like that by letting him go back to his homies dance free. (Negotiating Black men’s masculinity performances in dance spaces be requiring a 9 and the patience of Job). I was like, nah, you came over here, I was minding my own Black girl business. He then looks at her who as across the room, and says “Well I am going to ask her then”. I said, “Try it, and see how far you get.”

    This is not to say that men NEVER acted out of pocket towards me when I was out with other men, because they did. The difference now, is that the gender binary as been disrupted so rather than me being treated as an object, people just say shit. My immediate jawn is why in the fuck are you talking to me because I am not fucking with you, and you don’t want me to fuck with you because East Oakland says #escalate and that shit is bad for my blood pressure and skin. o.0

    This means a woman I know makes a joke about “the gay dude at work” that she doesn’t know what do with him because he is so flamboyant. I am thinking to myself, say good morning in the morning, and good night at night. Where he chooses to put his penis ain’t none of your business unless it is going inside of YOU then it is your business. Boom gina.

    So yeah, the racialized violence of homophobia is the devil when people don’t understand how to leave you the fuck alone, and when you insist on being treated as a human being.

     
  5. 08:44 1st Nov 2011

    Notes: 857

    Reblogged from motherjones

    Tags: Ann coulterracepolitics

    motherjones:

File under “actual stuff she actually said just yesterday.”
     
  6. 
A lone African-American student waits for class to start at a newly  integrated high school. Photograph by Robert W. Kelley. Clinton,  Tennessee, 1956.
(via legrandcirque)

Two thoughts: 1. What courage. 2. I wish we still dressed like that. SMH @ my head.

    A lone African-American student waits for class to start at a newly integrated high school. Photograph by Robert W. Kelley. Clinton, Tennessee, 1956.

    (via legrandcirque)

    Two thoughts: 1. What courage. 2. I wish we still dressed like that. SMH @ my head.

     
  7. Many states have turned Dr. King’s life into a fable, said Mr. Bond, who now teaches at American University and the University of Virginia. He said his students knew that “there used to be segregation until Martin Luther King came along, that he marched and protested, that he was killed, and that then everything was all right.”
    — 

    Sam Dillon

    (Reporting for the New York Times)

    THEN EVERYTHING WAS ALRIGHT.

    See also: why white Americans start with the assumption that we AREN’T racially-biased instead of the more historically-accurate assumption that WE ARE RACIALLY BIASED.

    Also of note:

    "Over the past decade, students have performed worse on federal history tests administered by the Department of Education than on tests in any other subject. On the history test last year, only 12 percent of high school seniors showed proficiency."

    Doomed to repeat, but also, how can they possibly understand the meaning of current events without knowing the context out of which they come?

     
  8. "What you say about anyone else reveals you. White people invented [‘the nigger’]. I have known since I was 17 years old that what you invented was not me. I have always known that I am not ‘the nigger’…and if it is true that your invention reveals you, then who is ‘the nigger’? You still think, I gather, that ‘the nigger’ is necessary. Well he’s unnecessary to me, but he must be necessary to you. So I give you your problem back: you’re ‘the nigger’, baby, it isn’t me."

     
  9. basseyworld:

    nimbusyosh:

    biglilkim:

    PREVIEW OF DARK GIRLS

    This has me broken this morning. #teamvoltron #twibiu

    This broke my heart. 

    Completely. Heartbreaking.

     
  10. from “Desire and Power” in “Feminism Unmodified” by Catharine A. MacKinnon

    from “Desire and Power” in “Feminism Unmodified” by Catharine A. MacKinnon

     
  11. "By the time I was seventeen you’d done all you could do to me. The problem now is: how are you going to save yourselves?" ~James Baldwin

     
  12. I will be here. Already had a babysitter for an earlier event. If you think you can go and wanna meet, tweet me or send me a Tumblr message (use Ask; I won’t post it if you ask me to keep it private).
Yay, dream!
<3

    I will be here. Already had a babysitter for an earlier event. If you think you can go and wanna meet, tweet me or send me a Tumblr message (use Ask; I won’t post it if you ask me to keep it private).

    Yay, dream!

    <3

     
  13. Actual ad run today, January 17, 2011 &#8212; the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday &#8212; by a Laguna Beach, CA surf shop. To say that they are missing the point may be to&#8230; actually be missing the point.
Hurry and get your discounted black things! You know, in honor of the black guy, or something.
Think they&#8217;ll keep this promotion up all the way to 1/19/11?

    Actual ad run today, January 17, 2011 — the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday — by a Laguna Beach, CA surf shop. To say that they are missing the point may be to… actually be missing the point.

    Hurry and get your discounted black things! You know, in honor of the black guy, or something.

    Think they’ll keep this promotion up all the way to 1/19/11?

     
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  15. 15:42 30th Dec 2010

    Notes: 711

    Reblogged from goodreasonnews

    Tags: racebeauty

    1. White girl: I find that women from other races tend to be very, very ugly or very, very hot. There's not much in between. Whereas white women are usually not very hot or very ugly but fall in the middle.
    2. Me (Asian girl): Um. That's because your standards of beauty are normalized around white women. You're taught to think that way through the barrage of media presenting whiteness as normal and color as exotic or repulsive.
    3. White girl: No, I think I'm right. I've talked to other people and they all agree with me.
    4. Me (Asian girl): ...
    5. A year ago, both of us 19, in a car with other people.
    6. ---------------
    7. So, is there a privilege-denying girl meme?