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"It seems like preferences are okay as long as it’s not Black women. But then it’s also not okay for Black women to have preferences other than Black men."



That’s because what you’re describing aren’t preferences, but systematic prejudices enforced on the population often through various forms of media. You’re describing White supremacy. You’re describing a pervasive and toxic anti Black woman sentiment.

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Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?



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Oh my Lordy yes

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White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

Teen’s Video About Wearing Suit & Ties To Defy Black Male Stereotypes Goes Viral | Word On Da Street



For real.

why is this the realest thing ever omg


I’m crying so hard!

British Pathé just put a massive archive of 90.000 historical videos online. Including videos of Ghana’s celebration of independence in 1957 and the opening of Ghana Parliament in 1960. This is golden! Goosebumps! 

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The Temptations and The Supremes in London, 1964.

"A hundred years ago they used to put on a white sheet and use a bloodhound against Negroes. Today they have taken off the white sheet and put on police uniforms and traded in the bloodhounds for police dogs, and they’re still doing the same thing."

- Malcolm X (via america-wakiewakie)

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"Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar."

- Brittney Cooper, "A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33" (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

(Source: ethiopienne, via im-afrotastic-darling)

"You judge a woman
by the length of her skirt,
by the way she walks,
talks, looks, and acts;
by the color of her skin you judge
and will call her “bitch!”
“Black bitch!”
if she doesn’t answer your:
“Hey baby, whatcha gonna say
to a man.”
You judge a woman
by the job she holds,
by the number of children she’s had,
by the number of digits on her check;
by the many men she may have lain with
and wonder what jive murphy
you’ll run on her this time.
You tell a woman
every poetic love line
you can think of,
then like the desperate needle
of a strung out junkie
you plunge into her veins,
travel wild through her blood,
confuse her mind, make her hate
and be cold to the men to come,
destroying the thread of calm
she held.
You judge a woman
by what she can do for you alone
but there’s no need
for slaves to have slaves.
You judge a woman
by impressions you think you’ve made.
Ask and she gives,
take without asking,
beat on her and she’ll obey,
throw her name up and down the streets
like some loose whistle —
knowing her neighbors will talk.
Her friends will chew her name.
Her family’s blood will run loose
like a broken creek.
And when you’re gone,
a woman is left
healing her wounds alone.
But we so called men,
we so called brothers
wonder why it’s so hard
to love our women
when we’re about loving them
the way america
loves us."

- essex hemphill (via ethiopienne)

(Source: andohpooratlas, via ethiopienne)

"The formation of the U.S. prison must be seen as inseparable from the relation of white freedom/black unfreedom, white ownership/black fungibility, that produced the nation’s foundational property relation as well an essential component (with Native American displacement and genocide) of its racial ordering. In fact, the prison can be understood through this genealogy as one of the primary productive components of the U.S. nation-state’s internal coherence—via the production of white-supremacist hegemony through black bodily immobilization and punishment (and modernist expansiveness) as the prison replaced the ‘irrational’ horrors of chattel slavery with the juridical ‘rationality’ of the prison."

- Dylan Rodriguez, Forced Passages (via ethiopienne)


Hackney, London (1969)
Dennis Morris Growing Up Black 
So my friend texts me this. She’s white and is developing a keen interest in feminism/sexism/racism. It warms my heart receiving messages like this. It shows that people are listening to me and that what I’m trying to show/teach people is slowly getting through to them 

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