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

sablevenus:

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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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    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”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

  • White people: You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
  • Eyewitnesses: He was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Medical examiner: There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Convenience store owner and clerk: There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
  • Ferguson PD: Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
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  • White people: Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!

talibkweli:



Hundreds Traveling From Across the US to St. Louis on Labor Day Weekend
The #BlackLivesMatter Ride for Justice for Mike Brown


St. Louis, MO: On August 28th, the “Black Lives Matters Ride” (BLM Ride) a national advocacy effort of #BlackLivesMatter, will bring concerned citizens from across the…

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We have power!!! Try your best to participate, we need to show that we mean business!!!

Just a note: I am a Black owned business!!!

eclecticsoul1975:

qweent:

We have power!!! Try your best to participate, we need to show that we mean business!!!

Just a note: I am a Black owned business!!!

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Bitch Niggas: I dont like girls with stretchmarks they look gross 

Real Niggas:

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xpayne:

watch ya mouf.

Romey rome in the house!

PLAYA PLAYA FROM THE HIMALAYAS!!!

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dynastylnoire:

xpayne:

watch ya mouf.

Romey rome in the house!

PLAYA PLAYA FROM THE HIMALAYAS!!!

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redtemplo:

BUSTED! Gov. Running #Ferguson Twitter Psyop

GOD!

Thousands of bots on Twitter tweeting out the same racist, anti-Michael Brown tweets. This, at least, is detectable/provable. But rest assured, in addition to easily purchasable bots there are paid individuals representing both private and government interests who are paid to wear down your resolve, troll you, shift opinion, convolute conversations, etc. regarding private business interests, foreign interests like this Israel student union Facebook war room, but much more organized. 

Although I think engaging in meaningful conversations is important, I think being vigilant for your own mental health  is important. You should feel good/guiltless about blocking people, turning off the anonymous ask function, and ignoring trolls who will never try to actually have a meaningful dialogues because often their whole agenda is simply to ware you down. 

Watch this. This is just….. Horrifying…. The fact that our government is deploying fake social media accounts controlled by a robot who’s sole function is to silence the voices of the black community fighting for justice and at the same time make racist white people think that the racism they blindly perpetuate is validated by a false social norm……. This is fucking disgusting. Spread this shit like wildfire.

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