dolpfinnlove:

dashingthroughitall:

I always reblog this lol

I’m in tears.lmaoo

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thotstothinkabout:

storiesandconjure:

the-friction-in-your-jeans:

Raven-Symoné just posted this image on her Facebook and polish, it’s made me MAD. This is what I write about it on Facebook:
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As an African this image is infuriating to me personally.
1) Africa is a continent, not a country
2) Africa has prosperous, beautiful big cities with wealthy, comfortable, happy people as well as people in dire states of need.
THERE ARE EMPOVERISHED PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THEY ALL NEED OUR HELP. This common image of Africa as ‘Land of the Charity Cases’ makes me furious. You think of Africa and it’s all pitiful starving children, tears, hands extended, begging for your spare change and off cuts. I feel like Western Asia often gets tarred with the same brush. Charity is needed in Africa like it us needed in Asia, Europe, The Americas, Australasia, all over the world. I’m not saying STOP giving to charity I’m just saying that there are millions of people rich and poor in Africa and they demand respect not pity. We aren’t begging for your damned ice water, we are looking for ways to build pumps and wells in our villages. We don’t wan the food your child won’t finish at the table, we want the means to grow and buy our own. Africa is striving for Education, improved infrastructure, to create wealth for all of us that desire it, to create a future that isn’t war torn and tumultuous. We are more than just your ‘I’m such a good person’ trump card, we are millions of lives and languages and backgrounds and faces that are all grouped together, called primitive, with our hands twisted to look outstretched and begging.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. 
According to an IRIN report in 2005, 82% of arable land in South Africa is still owned by Europeans and those of European descent through colonization.
Yet a lot of people be giving away dresses and bibles to “Africa” as a sum of thinking that is going to solve the problems persisting in specific countries in Africa.
Can we stop homogenizing the experiences of an entire continent for white saviour complexes please?

You are not helping the situations long term, and you are also continueing the racist perpetuation of Africans as “backwards”, “starving”, and “unable to fend for themselves”. When they are very much able to do so if it wasn’t for colonization and white supremacy, which you continue to perpetuate through unsustainable aid, and painting the picture of the “poor Africans”.
http://www.irinnews.org/report/54617/south-africa-land-ownership-remains-racially-skewed


Bottom commentary on point^^^^ 

That is why I never liked that trash meme.

thotstothinkabout:

storiesandconjure:

the-friction-in-your-jeans:

Raven-Symoné just posted this image on her Facebook and polish, it’s made me MAD. This is what I write about it on Facebook:

——————————-

As an African this image is infuriating to me personally.

1) Africa is a continent, not a country

2) Africa has prosperous, beautiful big cities with wealthy, comfortable, happy people as well as people in dire states of need.

THERE ARE EMPOVERISHED PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THEY ALL NEED OUR HELP. This common image of Africa as ‘Land of the Charity Cases’ makes me furious. You think of Africa and it’s all pitiful starving children, tears, hands extended, begging for your spare change and off cuts. I feel like Western Asia often gets tarred with the same brush. Charity is needed in Africa like it us needed in Asia, Europe, The Americas, Australasia, all over the world. I’m not saying STOP giving to charity I’m just saying that there are millions of people rich and poor in Africa and they demand respect not pity. We aren’t begging for your damned ice water, we are looking for ways to build pumps and wells in our villages. We don’t wan the food your child won’t finish at the table, we want the means to grow and buy our own. Africa is striving for Education, improved infrastructure, to create wealth for all of us that desire it, to create a future that isn’t war torn and tumultuous. We are more than just your ‘I’m such a good person’ trump card, we are millions of lives and languages and backgrounds and faces that are all grouped together, called primitive, with our hands twisted to look outstretched and begging.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. 

According to an IRIN report in 2005, 82% of arable land in South Africa is still owned by Europeans and those of European descent through colonization.

Yet a lot of people be giving away dresses and bibles to “Africa” as a sum of thinking that is going to solve the problems persisting in specific countries in Africa.

Can we stop homogenizing the experiences of an entire continent for white saviour complexes please?

You are not helping the situations long term, and you are also continueing the racist perpetuation of Africans as “backwards”, “starving”, and “unable to fend for themselves”. When they are very much able to do so if it wasn’t for colonization and white supremacy, which you continue to perpetuate through unsustainable aid, and painting the picture of the “poor Africans”.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/54617/south-africa-land-ownership-remains-racially-skewed

Bottom commentary on point^^^^ 

That is why I never liked that trash meme.

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"Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society."

- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever! 

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She’s 70? Wow black don’t crack

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pedazititos:

pedazitosfightsback:

I get so fucking annoyed by it. I hate the shit they have to say about Black women when they “praise us” and I hate the idiocy it takes to find yourself attracted to one race of women in the first fucking place. I hate that they date us because we’ve all got our heads…

YES!!!

Idk when you replied to this, and I’m just now seeing it. But yes!

It’s like white men get something into their heads based on the stereotypes that we were all raised on, and come at us thinking it’s a good reference to make (because it’s the only one they know).

But if people would just open their eyes (I’m not actually sure what to call the action they need to take), they would realize the ridiculousness of using media references and ideas of what they think black women are to approach black women, actual human beings.

It’s frustrating >.< There’s this white dude I was talking to who created a black woman character on his video game and constantly references black woman celebrities he found attractive in order to hint at me that he thought I was cute. THAT IS JUST WEIRD AND UNCOMFORTABLE.

And it’s so difficult to simultaneously be hurt by their racism and their inability to see me as a human being, and yet pardon them for their ignorance which they never asked for.

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To white men, a “racist bitch” is a black woman who won’t fuck or suck their dick. “I doubt you’re racist but have you ever found white men attractive.” Fuck outta here with that?

itsmsdannithings:

themelancholyblackwoman:

Why do people anonymously ask me or other black girls if we find white men attractive because we happen to hang with and go gaga over black guys more than them? Oh…the irony with a white boy worrying if we find them attractive or not. They…

Why do people anonymously ask me or other black girls if we find white men attractive because we happen to hang with and go gaga over black guys more than them? Oh…the irony with a white boy worrying if we find them attractive or not. They only ask that to black girls who pay them no dust.

thatafricanprincess said: Lmao i made a post about new black kanye and that stupid interracial interview he did and lo and behold i had self-hating colorstruck niggas coming at me completely missing the point of my post. Why do some black men stay trying so hard to defend their colorstruck ways? Like we all know why u out here dating only white women and light brights but u stay tryna use every single excuse in the book as to why it's ok to hate those 'damn darkies'

I mean, they want me to pity them for being colorstruck negroes not having their relationships with white or non-black woc with their black/mixed Gerber babies be all roses? They dissed dark abd black women, so fuck them. They get no sympathy from me. Imagine two “niggers” being seen together. In fact, I see anti black people harass intraracial black couples just as much, if not more.

"You’re a sheltered black female of a middle class background with two parents in your life. I come from a broken home and a working class background. I had a harder life than you."

Touche. How does that eradicate your light skinned black male and abled bodied privilege that will get you more opportunities than me, though?

Thinking about this paper-bag phenomenon from back in the day, I have been wondering what would the high yella black folks have done if I and others were refused entry, and we just barged in anyway. Beat us up? Have security escort us out, which was probably likely. I am sure many have tried fighting them and forcing their way in because ain’t no way some negroes like me are going to bar me from a place meant for my black ass.