"If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka."

Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness. (via cosmicspread)

(Source: secretaryofsass, via grrrlfag-dramazine)

bummerpunxx:
yo, super into this blog for the most part, but let's stop pretending that every white person is the fucking devil. there are racist white people, and there are non-racist white people who are ashamed of the history AND present treatment of persons of color. white men and women who have been protesting the unethical treatment or minorities in america, and around the world. change is slow and difficult, but pretending that any person with white skin is evil is only slowing the process.

weloveblackgirls:

atane:

thisiseverydayracism:

White guy from st. louis needs to unfollow us.

"…minorities in america, and around the world."

That line reminded me of this Louis CK bit about the white man going to Africa and talking about all the minorities there.

i remember the first time i watched south park, louis 

Some white Americans go to Black and Brown countries and refer to the people there as “minorities”. I actually discussed this on twitter not long ago. A white man will go to an African country and will refer to the people as African-Americans. They don’t mean Black Americans either. African-American means anyone who is Black to them. It’s interchangeable and it’s synonymous in their world. Many white people think it’s a universal term. They use African-American like the use minorities; it’s a blanket, all encompassing term in their mind.

They’re basically incapable of viewing the world without whiteness centralized and they don’t even realize it. It makes them think they are the default and they think they are larger than they actually are. They’re more people in Nigeria, Ethiopia, DRC and Egypt combined than all of Western Europe.

One thing that happens when you centralize whiteness and otherize everyone else is that white people will lose perspective and scope. It’s why a white person can open their mouth and talk about helping minorities not just in America, but around the world. Poor things don’t know that they are the minorities of the world…lol

image

wild-hearts-run:

Closer ll Kings of Leon

This is the soundtrack to sex.

(via maryloafoe)

unknownbearing:

The worst thing about the “friendzone” isn’t that some poor guy didn’t get to have sex with the girl he likes even though he’s such a nice guy, it’s that some poor girl finds out one of her friends was only trying to be close to her with the hopes of getting in her pants. Any idea what that does to someone’s self-worth? Or are you too busy lamenting your unrewarded sense of entitlement? Fight me on this. I’m angry tonight and I will bite your throat out.

(via maryloafoe)

hrd-x:

abcnewsofficial:

Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill is honestly of my top 10 favorite songs ever.

SAME