Sometimes #BlackTwitter gets it right, and other times Black twitter gets it really right
I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?
Honorable mention to @LouMinoti:
Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……
Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.
Kill Shot = “if you can’t beat em, serve em”
where is the Tyra gif. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”
• 18 April 2014 • 10,515 notes
Frozen in the hood
how is this the hood. that is clearly a suburbian neighborhood. likeeeeeee can we stop with the casual racism?
For real damn smh
She’s probably studied dance for years and is enjoying the snow, but since she’s black…. yah know she MUST be hood.
God Forbid her name be Rasheeda Jackson. SMH they’ll be making fun all day.
this is how we know “ghetto” and “hood” are synonymous with blackness for white people, no matter what economic class we’re actually in; you will look at us the same way no matter what, so fuck respectability politics and trying to “polite” our way into civil rights
for the fucking comments
By the way, this “ghetto” girl has a name; it’s Allie.
She has a vine account.
• 18 April 2014 • 31,804 notes
I, uh… might have gone on a pretty long rant on my Twitter just now. Here’s a small sample of my frustration.
Not at all here for how satisfied she is with herself for this rant but yeah.. This..
Go on girl!
• 18 April 2014 • 13,242 notes
Dorothy Dandridge Arrives At the Academy Awards - Jet Magazine, April 14, 1955 [vieilles_annonces on Flickr]
• 14 April 2014 • 74 notes
What am I actually looking at?
I DON’t UNDERSTAND
• 10 April 2014 • 493,333 notes
“So three Black women in maybe two thousand pages of women’s magazines and all of them biracial or racially ambiguous, so they could be Indian or Puerto Rican or something. Not one of them is dark. Not one of them looks like me, so I can’t get clues for makeup from these magazines. Look, this article tells you to pinch your cheeks for color because all their readers are supposed to have cheeks you can pinch for color. This tells you about different hair products for everyone—and everyone means blondes, brunettes, and redheads. I am none of those. And this tells you about the best conditioners—for straight, wavy and curly. No kinky. See what they mean by curly? My hair could never do that. This tells you about matching your eye color and eye shadow—blue, green, and hazel eyes. But my eyes are black so I can’t know what shadow works for me. This says that this pink lipstick is universal, but they mean universal if you are white because I would look like a golliwog if I tried that shade of pink. Oh look, here is some progress. An advertisement for foundation. There are seven different shades for white skin and one generic chocolate shade, but that is progress. Now let’s talk about what is racially skewed. Do you see why a magazine like Essence exists?”
An excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013)
I cannot wait to buy this book.
(Source: bxtchplease, via thisisblackwomen)
• 10 April 2014 • 22,939 notes
Questions that need answers. I’m trying to stock up for later.
• 10 April 2014 • 3,251 notes
I see y’all sleeping on Scott Foley.
• 8 April 2014 • 222 notes