For Slim and everyone who has ever told me that I am not black.
I am PROUD to be a black woman and I do exactly what I want to do.
I am not “acting white” because of the way I pronounce my words or because of my vocabulary. There is no such thing as acting white. Do you think so lowly of your own culture that when you see a black person following societal norms and speaking English properly it is foreign to you ? Are Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Barack Obama also white people because of the way they use their words ?
I am not ashamed of my people because I listen to a greater variety of music than than just hip hop/R&B. Music is one of my favorite things in the world and I enjoy many styles. You might be surprised who your favorite rapper was influenced by. Anyway, if you think that Kanye West and Jay-Z and Rick Ross are making music for black people you’re ignorant. Try going to one of their shows.
I do not hate myself and my people because I will date inter-racially. I do not judge people on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character.
There are people who gave their lives for us to have equal rights. Even worse, some people straight up had their lives stolen from them just for doing the things that we are free to do now. Things are not perfect for black people in America and I never said that they were. I know the plight of Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and myself and all the other black people I meet day to day. We are still facing discrimination in American society, I shouldn’t have to experience it from my own people too.
If you are going to limit yourself to doing “black things” you’re a fucking slave and you’re too stupid to realize that you are the one holding yourself in chains. It is 2014 and there is an entire world out there to experience and so many things for you to try out, but you have to leave the plantation in order to do so. Take the noose off your neck and live in freedom.”
Every time I think “I wish I had a chance” or “If only I was luckier” I feel ashamed for ever thinking so.
This is a picture of shoes. Not just any shoes, these are Lebron X. They are the highest priced Nike shoes (non-celebrity owned or signed) at $315.
A post on r/gaming today caught my attention regarding someone on craigslist taking advantage of and violating the terms and conditions of a Humble Bundle sale. In short, humble bundle is giving away $150 worth of games for anyone to purchase at any amount (you can pay only $1 to get the games) however the donations go towards charity.
So a man is purchasing these all of these games at around $5 and instead of directing others to the site, he decides to sell them at ‘half-price’ on craigslist.
So what’s the correlation between these pictures?
Let’s say you’re the owner of a shoe company of… Nike. You purchase your product from China for $2-5 and sell it here in America for $315, but that’s not being a ‘scumbag’, that’s capitalism.
"But he’s stealing from charity!"
But Nike has been exploiting sweatshop workers under slave conditions for decades.
Wrap your mind around that shit while you #swag out with your 6th pair of Air Jordans.
(I’m guilty too. I fucking love capitalism.)
"Never forget your past, it’s the foundation that built your existence and the secret to your future.”
This scene didn’t sit well with me.
I think BMO was erasing part of himself to feel something
(much like how people harm themselves under stress, or do drugs to forget things).
What’s wrong, BMO?
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." - Washington Irving
This photo was taken at the funeral of Evandro João da Silva, a mentor and coordinator for the group, who was killed in an assault in October of 2009 in Rio De Janeiro. That teacher taught him and several other kids how to play musical instruments, and they would all play to raise donations for sick kids
Diego died at the age of 12 in March of 2010 from complications of leukemia.
…His mother was diagnosed with brain cancer before Diego got diagnosed with leukemia.
Is a far crueler blogger than I am.