redbellied-piranha:

If you a Afro-Latinx you shit outta luck when it comes to media representation.

gelopanda:

Same thing with the idea that afro Latinxs shouldn’t use AAVE.

1 that’s stupid
2. The only language we have access to is the language that the only people who would speak to us speak. Meaninf black Americans who befriend Afro Latinxs are the ones who have been teaching us English. And if they speak with AAVE HOW THE FUCK are we supposed to not be using it?

3. Afro Latinxs have IMPORTANT roles in the way AAVE has adopted in many areas. Like incNYC, especially in the Bronx, AAVE is SOOO connected to Afro latinx language.

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Asians are in an interesting place, ugly-stereotype-wise. The most common thing for people of color to be stereotyped as is as impulsive, emotional, violent—this is the ugly stereotype that clings to black and Latino communities. And being stereotyped as a “thug” not only puts limits on one’s socioeconomic mobility, it also has more immediate results like getting shot dead and your murderer being acquitted. By comparison, being stereotyped as intellectual, stoic, and boring might seem like a nice problem to have. Certainly there are some Asians who have gleefully embraced the image of being the diligent worker bee.

But stereotypes like this reflect what I like to call (appropriately enough) “Goldilocks racism”; it’s not that African Americans get a “negative” stereotype and Asian Americans a “positive” one, it’s that both stereotypes represent unhealthy extremes on a spectrum with white Americans presumed to occupy the “normal,” desirable middle.

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"Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy" by Arthur Chu (x)

daniiphae:

This is very hard for me at this moment in my life to express my heart/mind to the world, but I will say these last few months have been the worst months of my life. I was dating someone (J$tash) that abused me verbally ,emotionally and physically throughout the end duration of our relationship. Monday morning on September 15th 2014 my life was forever, changed. A person I thought and believed I could trust, whom I gave my love/time/energy to brutally punched me in my face repeatedly with his fists while I became slowly unconscious covered in blood in his brooklyn apartment bed. After he was done he told me to not tell anyone to not tell my friends, He also started to prepare legal action to protect himself in case I pressed charges against him. He cried and became unstable within his emotions and was apologetic towards his actions, but would continue to say i did this to myself.

He then boarded a flight to Japan a few hours after and has been sending me text messages claiming he will destroy me even more than he already did. He said he will ruin my life! I got brutally beaten for confronting him on infidelity which caused him to become violent in an instant.

Do not interpret this as a cry for help this is honestly a decision to speak up against domestic violence for those who cant due to the manipulative acts our abusers inflict on us to never speak up and for those who didn’t survive because of brutal domestic violence.

I will not allow myself to sit in the shadows of darkness and disrespect myself for not taking a stand.

I am speaking out for all my women!

Be brave this is what bravery looks like.


Abuser: Justin Joseph / J$tash

infamousnfamous:

white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”

gelopanda:

ironclownstudios:

Ogun, Damballah Wedo, Erzulie Freda, Agwe, Papa Legba, Oshun, Baron Samedi, Maman Brigete
Artwork by D.Hirajeta 
Iron Clown Studios

It’s weird to see Orishas and loas represented as the same. But this is cool.

gelopanda:

ironclownstudios:

Ogun, Damballah Wedo, Erzulie Freda, Agwe, Papa Legba, Oshun, Baron Samedi, Maman Brigete

Artwork by D.Hirajeta 

Iron Clown Studios

It’s weird to see Orishas and loas represented as the same.
But this is cool.

cleophatrajones:

caramelblackness:

flightlesslexxii:

Jeralean Talley is 115 years old 

the oldest living American

These are her hands when she was 113

I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…

Bless

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