Sade such glorious simplicity
A Florida school believes it has found the perfect solution to the problem of a black student being bullied over her natural hair: Kick her out.
But what is wrong with these reporters though? They keep saying “style” and “individual” as if she chooses for her hair to grow out of her head in that way. If only she didn’t have a “strong desire to be different” she could frolic through the lily white fields in peace! -_-
Cut the shit: It’s not about “style” it is about her BLACKNESS. But we can never talk about that, right? And why is it important that we know she is a violinist and honor student? Because only “good” black kids are worth your sympathy.
While the editor of ELLE France has been making headlines this week for all the wrong reasons, or rather just one (hint: it’s racism!), it’s both interesting and refreshing to see France’s Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, on the cover of their November issue as the “Woman of the Year”.
Under that heading, Taubira, who’s been serving as a minister and as part of President Hollande’s cabinet since 2012, is quoted as saying, “I do not fear racism, sexism, or ignorance”. Rightly so as, like her Italian colleague Cecile Kyenge, Taubira has been the victim of on-going public racial taunts and attacks by mostly far right-wing French party Front National (FN). It seems European racism lacks much creativity as the FN went down that road of comparing Taubira to an ape (which similarly happened to Kyenge as well, and has happened to so many of us black people throughout history). Furthermore, due to Taubira’s support of gay marriage in France, she once again received racially-charged insults from gay marriage opponents.
But that doesn’t take the sting out of the insults, nor does it make it easier to deal with and confront. In fact, the Guyanese born politician has admitted to being hurt by these insults, in an interview with French paper Le Parisien.
Concerning the juxtaposition of the actions of ELLE France’s editor Jeanne Deroo and this here cover feature, guess it all really comes down to ‘good publicity’ and the seriously odd way in which people defend their bigotry by doing things which they believe to be evidence of anti- or non-racism..
Oh, France the ‘liberal’, you rarely disappoint.
Shy is natural since 2011.
I feel like this is the kind of gorgeousness my daughter will grow to be
Getting ready to make the best Kale Caesar Salad vegan dish. Inspired by a spot by my apartment in BK. Bringing it down for a Southern Thxgiving. Ingredients for dressing: Ground walnuts (soaked first), Lemon juice, honey, garlic, pinch of salt, nsukka pepper, virgin olive oil, and grated Parmesan cheese. Mixed together them added and tossed with the Kale. My mother is already addicted. Ha!
Must make this
Tamar Braxton | Gimme That Epidural (Ft. Towanda & Trina)
lmao i swear black people make beats out of everything. i love us
lmao what the fuck
Tamar a fool lol
I give the fuck up lol
What USAToday’s tweet reveals is that white audiences are unable to see black people as beings separate from their blackness. A movie featuring a black cast surely can’t be about universal themes that any audience can relate to, this line of thinking goes: the subject matter must be about mysterious black things that only black viewers can comprehend; it must be black inside-jokes; black references; black experiences. Black movies are for black people — not for everyone. Black people are defined by their blackness and so are their films, and USAToday’s tweet tells us that explicitly.***Black audiences go see these films, despite their almost entirely white casts, because if black audiences only went to see films in which the cast looked like them, they’d see maybe five movies a year in mainstream theaters. Tops. Why not the same for white folks? Why was I the only white person in the theater for Best Man Holiday today? What is it about a black cast that is off-putting to white audiences? Do we really need to see ourselves reflected endlessly back at us to enjoy a film? Why did white audiences flock to see Django and 12 Years but notHoliday? Why can you relate more to a film about chattel slavery than you can about nine affluent people and their families? These are questions that need answers.
Welp. Took ‘em there!
I know the answers to all these questions… #imjustsaying #kanyeshrug