tina-knowles:

JANET’S IMPACT 

thisursinefellow:

crownprince81:

Lawd

Glory
Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via elegantly-tasteless)
timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

someactorkid:

ellendegeneres:

In 10 or 11 years when she gets the joke, she’s gonna love this photo.

How long do you think it takes a child to learn how to read

someactorkid:

ellendegeneres:

In 10 or 11 years when she gets the joke, she’s gonna love this photo.

How long do you think it takes a child to learn how to read

xicanism:

Vintage photo from a 1971 Chicano demonstration against police brutality in East Los Angeles.

xicanism:

Vintage photo from a 1971 Chicano demonstration against police brutality in East Los Angeles.

twinking:

girl: deeper!!!!

boy

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raddikull:

mikkelbang:

er-c:

teacakes:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE

to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit

even worse the school’s mascot and logo is a native american


When my older brother was eleven years old he had a braid down his back. He was ridiculed by classmates a lot but one day his teacher called him Pocahontas and he snapped. He cut off his hair. I remember my mothers pain. It took him 10 years to try grow his braid. It’s passed his bum now and it is beautiful.

raddikull:

mikkelbang:

er-c:

teacakes:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE

to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit

even worse the school’s mascot and logo is a native american

When my older brother was eleven years old he had a braid down his back. He was ridiculed by classmates a lot but one day his teacher called him Pocahontas and he snapped. He cut off his hair. I remember my mothers pain. It took him 10 years to try grow his braid. It’s passed his bum now and it is beautiful.

latinosexuality:

I added the Latina part. I know Maria Fernandes struggle. it is my struggle. it’s probably some of yours too. remember this when folks say working poor don’t work hard enough and that’s why we are poor. 

britney2007spears:

me: this celebrity is kinda good :-)!

tumblr: but… probematic! *brings out 116 receipts*

me:

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