Anonymous asked: That last post was extremely us centric.. not all black men in the united states are ethnically tied to the slave trade, or even born in America.

Clearly, you’re not very good with following the context of a post. 

cmtothemc:

Ugh, Invisible Man is so problematic. It pretty much parallels white womanhood to black manhood. It draws white femininity in a sympathetic light, but I hardly remember any black female characters. It is a novel through the eyes of an angsty, macho-esque black man. I can’t believe I just realized…

Sorry, racist non-black women who fetishize black men and believe you’re better suited for them than black women. Unless you were chained to the Middle Passage with black men throwing up, coughing, defecating all over each other, and inhaling death and illness while picking cotton, helplessly watching your beloved black men being lynched and castrated, plotting to run away from the plantation with them, fighting for their freedom along with your own, your opinion on black manhood and black heterosexual relationships is not needed. 

GradientLair on her Twitter was spot on when she said there are ww who love being apart of the wm gaze (because come on, white men run patriarchy and society), but will still flip their shit when a bm shows attraction to bw. BLACK women. Women of black men’s own race! She then went on to say how white women showed anger and even physical violence towards black men for denying them. I’ve heard examples of that too. I’ve heard other black men explain how they were with their black partners or friends, and some white woman would make advances towards them while pushing the black woman out of their way. And once they realized said black men were not interested, they would become angry with white entitlement. There have been white women who have physically pushed themselves onto black men. A lot of white women do have this pathological entitlement where they know they have the white male gaze “on lock,” but feel like they can monopolize the gaze from other moc. I mean, come on! The privileged remind me of Winston in 1984 when he stole the piece of chocolate from his sister even though he already had a bigger ration than her. People rather have “all” than let someone have “some.” 

cmtothemc:

Here’s a video we watched in my American Lit class the other day. I found it interesting and telling, and felt it spoke to a lot of people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and inferiority complexes. This made me think of poc who have felt like the narrator, especially woc. The narrator, Jesse Bernstein, committed suicide a year later. His experiences may have been different given his background and skin color, but I think many can relate to the feeling of being “ugly.”

Hah! Someone said “God” created black men for white girls. Oh, darling. If you bring religion into this, perhaps you need to reread Genesis, you privileged, entitled fetishizing twerp. Remember your role in oppression.

phoenix-ace asked: Its especially telling how people can't openly recognize that all black women are beautiful; my beauty can only be recognized if it can be weaponized as an attack against other black women. I swear, as many times as I've been told I am beautiful they have to qualify it with "You must be part Indian or something, you mixed?" or "your hair is real? i'm glad to see a pretty black girl with real hair! *said while digging his hands through my hair*"

That’s really creepy. You’re right. Black women cannot be complimented unless it’s an attack on other black women. I just realized that growing up, my father used to pit me against other black girls in school. I wasn’t sure if he did it to make me feel better because I was bullied. You know how people will say, “Oh, they’re just jealous. You’re not what they say you are?” But over the years, he’ll just say that whenever someone has wronged me. Even my own mother (they’re not married). It’s kind of unhealthy to tell a black girl other black girls are jealous, because it creates a serious complex. People only define black beauty and sexuality by how white and Eurocentric one is. They believe “pretty” means feminine and “white-centric.” All black girls can’t be beautiful according to white supremacy. Just like all women cannot be successful. They have to compete with each other to be the “modeled” minority. They have to be an example of what “all” women should be like. In which all cannot achieve. Beyonce is an example of that. I call that, The Beyonce Effect. I don’t feel comfortable when people compliment me because I either feel like they’re lying or only because I don’t conform to their misogynoirist image of what a black woman should be. I don’t trust a lot of compliments I get, and that’s sad. 

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Because we believe only certain black girls can be “pretty,” and those who aren’t are jealous of them.

Black girls need to be told they’re beautiful. We live in a world where beauty has been denied from them for so long that people believe those who are light-skinned are “hated on” for “achieving” said attribute. As if light-skinned black girls are “lucky” and it’s not their “fault” they happen to be the “pretty” black girls. Black men logic: “How dare you to be mean to those delicate, black girls. They’re the only black girls worth caring for, not those ugly darkies.” People deliberately deny beauty from dark black girls, and get angry when they try to take it back. Examples are shown on instagram and Twitter with pictures. Beauty is more of an appearance to black girls. It is an emotion and aspiration.