One of my favorite songs in life!!!
I looooooooooooooooove this song!
One of my favorite songs in life!!!
I looooooooooooooooove this song!
this is defenitly my favorite post on tumblr
I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED THIS HARD IN MY LIFETIME
OH MY GOD WAIT THE DJ PLAYED THIS AT MY COUSINS WEDDING BY ACCIDENT DURING THE FIRST DANCE AND MY AUNT STARTED CRYING AND THEY COUULDNT SHUT IT OFF AND IT WAS JUST LIKE “covered booty, bare booty, sweaty booty, powder that booty”
what did I just listen to…
this is the theme song for tumblr
to all my big booty followers
This is amazing
My mothafuckin theme song
Huntin’ the booty
Talk to the booty
Stare at the booty….
why did I sit here and listen to this whole fucking thing
when you can’t think of a good comeback so you just
Hahaha so true
when he goes in all the way
I hate y’all.
I’m so done!
These are some of the most important selfies of the year.
for anyone who thinks that south asians can’t have blue eyes
Those are the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen
terrible picture but yay I got a tattoo I’ve been wanting for a while yesterday. thank you Nayyirah Waheed for some of the lost important words in my life.mendyourmind answered you:
Peace :) I just saw the picture of your tattoo of my poem ‘tourist.’ I was wondering why you chose this piece/ that phrase ?
hello, basically it just describes my situation perfectly. I have been travelling through Europe alone for the last two months with another month before I go back home, before the next two years when I’ll be moving to live in toe new countries. I just feel the phrase encapsulates everything I think; have fun, see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new.
I’m just so thankful that I found your words, and the way they allow me to understand my current life philosophy in such a direct, uninhibited way.▼
tourist, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
this is my original piece, clearly addressing the ills of tourism, so, this person changing the original sentiment/essence to glorify tourism, to use my work to express their life philosophy of getting to”see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new,” is incredibly disrespectful, smacking of white privilege, and the essence of the very colonizing thoughts/behaviors i am speaking out against in the poem.
it is incredibly distressing that you would change my words to fit your philosophy, and then thank me for writing ‘some of the most important words in your life.’
as a woc, i am not here to educate you. i am not here to edify and feed you. changing your life is not my purpose on this earth, not when there are black and brown people losing life/ have been losing lives everyday. if you knew about me, you would know that i write first and foremost for poc. in fact, this very poem was speaking of what happens to our lands as poc.
this whole thing is white privilege and an presumption of accessibility to me and my work that you think you have, but in fact, do not have. from choosing my poem/ this poem without any thought to who i am as a woc artist who is vocal about the integrity of her work, to changing the meaning/and picking pieces of my poem to fit your ‘life philosophy,’ to posting it under my tag with my name, it is all wrong. every part of it. so what you got tattooed on your arm is in fact not my work, but something you appropriated, a mangled version of something beautiful and honest.
presented without comment…
I just got up early as hell to call a service for a refund.
I thought I’d have to fight but they just issued it with no problem.
I don’t know what to do with all this righteous indignation.
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!
This is my ULTIMATE shit.
The level that I fuck wit dis is astronomical.
if DMX wants to make a proper comeback a ruff ryders christmas album should be in the works like right now
only christmas song im playing this year
Someone set Knowshon Moreno’s crying clip to Whitney Houston’s song “I Will Always Love You” and it’s perfect.
"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
This is the post and quote of the day
Meet Your First Black Girlfriend [x]
"I know you can’t recognize when my hair looks a mess but I don’t want side eye from the black people on the train"
Anti-Black messages are so persuasive in American society that a third of Black Americans hold an anti-Black bias as well.
We have shifted from a biological racism to cultural racism. Sixty years ago most people in American believed that Blacks were biologically inferior, made-by-God inferior. Today there is a cultural racism that says Black parents are not giving their children the right values, and it’s often offered as a reason for why Blacks are not doing well as other groups. It associates “Black” with a range of negative assumptions that are so deeply embedded in American culture that people who hold them are not bad people. They’re just ‘good Americans,’ because it’s what American society has taught them. Researchers put together a database of what the average college-age American would read in their entire lifetime, a database of 10 million words from books, newspapers, magazine articles, various documents. They found that when the word “Black” occurs, what tends to co-occur is not only ‘poor’ and ‘violent’ and ‘religious’ but also ‘lazy’ and ‘cheerful’ and ‘dangerous.’ Being violent, lazy and dangerous, other research shows, are widely held stereotypes about Blacks. All racial ethnic minority groups are stereotyped more negatively than Whites, with Blacks viewed the worst, followed by Latinos who were viewed twice as negatively as Asians. Southern Whites are viewed more negatively than Whites in general. There is a hierarchy.
“This is quite often a person who has sympathy for the bad things that have happened in the past, but that person is still an American who has been fed stereotypes of Blacks that are so ingrained in the culture. So despite holding no explicit racial prejudices, they nonetheless hold implicit bias deep in their subconscious. So when they meet an African American, although consciously they are not prejudiced, the implicit biases operate in the background to shape their behavior, leading them to treat that person differently. This behavior is activated more quickly and effortlessly than saying ‘I’ve decided to discriminate against this person.’ This is the frightening point: Because it’s an automatic and unconscious process, people who engage in this unthinking discrimination are not aware of the fact that they do it. They are not lying to you when they say, ‘I didn’t treat this person differently, and I treat everyone the same.’ The research suggests that 70 to 80 percent of Whites fall into this category.
If you ask people if they hold explicit racial biases, just over 10 percent of the public are willing to say ‘Yes, I am prejudiced.’ But the people who are really set up to perpetuate discrimination are the people who would say, ‘That’s not me; I would never discriminate against a Black person, because that’s not the way my mother raised me.’ The people who say, ‘I would never do it’ are the ones perfectly set up to do it.
Across every sector if society, you get this pattern of systemic discrimination. When you take two African-American males and two White males, dress them similarly, judge them of equal attractiveness and send them to apply for jobs, carrying identical resumes, a White male with a known criminal record is more likely to get a callback than an African-American male whose record is clean. Devah Pager at Princeton University, who conducted these studies, says this even understates the degree of discrimination that exists because African Americans who are called back for a job are often offered a job inferior to the one they applied for. They are channeled downward. They might get told, ‘The job you applied for is not available, but we have another one that we can give you.’ Whites were found to be channeled up. ‘You applied for X job and we have a better job for you.’
Similar studies in getting the best price for a car or renting an apartment found Blacks again at a disadvantage. No other racial population has been as residentially segregated as African Americans. Your access to virtually every desirable resource, from schools to supermarkets to medical care, is linked to where you live. In fact, many health researchers are now saying that your ZIP code is a stronger predictor of your health that your genetic code.
Across every therapeutic intervention, ranging from the most simple procedure—a patient comes into the emergency room with a mild stroke, does that patient get aspirin or not?—to very sophisticated diagnostic procedures, African Americans and other minorities receive fewer procedures and poorer quality care than Whites.
I have shared this research at medical schools, and the initial reaction is, ‘I can’t believe it.’ I have to remind them that this is published, peer-reviewed scientific data.
The tragedy is that at every level of income and education, there is a racial gap in health. So if you look at poor African Americans and poor Whites, poor African Americans are doing worse.
The Black middle class does not enjoy as good health as the White middle class.
Whites now perceive that they face more blocked opportunity and discrimination than Black people. Any infringement—any reduction of the benefits that their group has historically receive—send them into a siege mentality, the belief that they are under attack because things are going to be shared more fairly than in the past. You saw this siege mentality when president Obama ran for office. You see it in the deadlocked Congress. You see it in the rhetoric of the Tea Party: ‘We have to take back our country; we are losing control.’ There is this sense of threat and fear of how much things have changed, and people are lashing out and trying to go back in time. But what Whites have failed to realize is that they have been the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action, because White women have been the prime beneficiaries and those earnings have gone back into White households. It is so shocking when you say that because that is not the public discourse around affirmative action. The differential in pay between White men and White women is smaller than gaps between Blacks and Whites.”
— Excerpts from “No, You’re Not Imagining It,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and Harvard sociologist Dr. David R. Williams in Essence Magazine (via sonofbaldwin)