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vend-etta: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

squidnunc:

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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  • gradientlair:

    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

I am only just now working through my issues with my hair from all the horribleness I experienced growing up and on a daily basis. All of this is so important. People really don’t think it even matters, but it does.

posted 1 day ago with 44,056 notes

-littleblondee:

Slightly mad that I found the apartment, went to the showing, constantly emailed the landlord, paid MYSELF for the deposit and the landlord still put my boyfriends name first on the lease… I am listed as “other occupant”

posted 3 days ago with 21 notes

  • Guy: What do girls do at sleepovers?
  • Me: Pass the Bechdel test.

posted 3 days ago with 64,504 notes

kittening:

porn is one of the most insidious industries out there. it hides misogyny and violence against women under a thin veil of sexual “liberation”, and worst of all, it’s totally 100% accessible to anyone on the internet, especially young boys, who are now watching porn as early as 12 (on average). that should scare the shit out of you, and if it doesn’t, you’re not paying attention

posted 5 days ago with 4,017 notes

afro-dominicano:


whitepeoplestealingculture:

Got the honkies playing Black people, got the Black people playing the servants and assassins.
#BOYCOTTEXODUSMOVIE 

needed a recent example of historical erasure and white supremacy? here ya go.

teslaarmor:

me: joins tumblr for fun

me: starts to critically analyze almost every aspect of modern society 

posted 6 days ago with 171,892 notes

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