msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.


killbenedictcumberbatch:

A black boy gets murdered and his community stands up for him and are attacked by police for over 2 months and are deemed animals and violent rioters

white people set cars on fire over some damn pumpkins and get called “rowdy” aint that some shit



mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

bankuei:

White folks out here high on pumpkin spice, setting shit on fire. 

and yet they didn’t get tear gassed and no military weapons were aimed at them despite the fact this was senseless violence but I’m woke



mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

note-a-bear:

chillona:

onlyblackgirl:

theafrocentrics:

thahalfrican:

tubesock:

brownglucose:

wittywino:

oppressing-all-womyns:

codetangerinekids:

s/o to the girl at Subway with the awesome feminist tattoo

I thought feminists hated making sandwiches?

wait. is this really the symbol for feminism

cause it looks mad familiar.

They steal EVERYTHING!!

image

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ohhellno

Wow. Wow. Wow.

WELP.

I..

Isn’t that….I mean…isn’t that the symbol for BLACK feminism???

it is, these bitches can’t let us have anything

this is why I’m not a feminist



sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 


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bishopmyles:

alishaisclassy:

wakeupslaves:

dmc-dmc:

sum-yung-phu:

goddesscru:

bellecosby:

bellecosby:

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Bruuuuuuuuuuhhhhh! LMFAO!

IM DEAD

Lmao DONT TOUCH ME

.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE STOP TOUCHING US.

^^^

that olivia pope one tho. i just got caught up on scandal and was like pls mellie i love u but do not i need u to not



wocinsolidarity:

queenfoisback:

So the fact that entire continents only get one princess to represent them wasn’t enough, these crackers decided to make even those princesses white too. 

But ya know, just like they said about white princess Tiana “its important for girls, regardless of race, to feel represented in movies for kids” which is why we need to change every woc princess to white. Yep. Thats right. White girls are under represented. Change all woc to white. That is how you make young girls feel represented

they had the NERVE to caption the Princess Tiana one with "It’s important for all girls, regardless of race, to feel represented in movies for kids"

….

whiteness is a poison 



illbegotdamn:

darvinasafo:

Jim Crow 2.0

nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.

devil stay pulling tricks.



beautiful-ambition:

earthshaker1217:

baddygirl-2:

beautiful-ambition:

I’m just gonna leave this here…

*emoji eyes*

HELLO! Mind you the barrel is an environment where the crabs are put in before they get slaughtered and devoured.

Let that sink in!

^^^^!!!!!!!!!


nohalloweencandyforwhitepeople:

For real, cultural appropriation is a difficult concept to grasp. But if you want to see it in action, look no further than popular slang.

"Bye, Felicia!" is already taking the white world by storm. I bet those same white people couldn’t get through even a fourth of Friday.

I can’t think of one slang word that isn’t AAVE, even those iconically ruined by white people like “bro.”

And yet black people are still not seen as clever or inventive (for example, rap music is repeatedly dismissed as unartistic) and when we use those words it’s laughable (when black women do it) or hip and jive (when black men do it). Btw, the trope that black men are constantly cool just waiting in the background to deliver hilarious one-liners is not, in fact, a compliment.


woodmeat:

the phraise “click it or ticket” is all over commercials, bilboards and all that but why does that translate to “click it or ill shoot your black ass”
or
“click it or ill bust out this car window and taze you in front of your children”

legitimate question