India: Not a Prop Bag

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*this is not about me, but rather a post Id like to make* Is it a micro-aggression to ask an Indian married couple if the marriage was "arranged"? Because, I see this lots of times from White people to Indian couples (HONY, the followers of FarahDhukai). I want your feedback.

Yes, it’s hugely obnoxious to ask an Indian couple of their marriage is “arranged.” And yes, microaggressive. 

9/11: a love story

queerdarkenergy:

This is my first 9/11 in New York.
For some time I’ve been wanting to ride the subway around
looking for the Statue of Liberty
& Ellis Island
& the 9/11 memorial.
These great tragic things—
these catalogs of sad stories,
of power and hurt and how we got here.
This propaganda made of…

dynastylnoire:

clap2xfortheladies:

thisisbobbylondon:

In response to anyone who thinks they have an fierce inner black woman in them and is not in fact, a black woman

See the thing about that fire and that “fierceness” is that it’s born out of our oppression, out of always being told that we are ugly, that our bodies are too fat or too muscular, that we don’t have the right kind of hair — and having to deconstruct all those things and tell ourselves that we are beautiful even though society is telling us that we are not.  

That strength is born out of always having to defend ourselves against white supremacy and anti-black-woman-patriachy. From years of not seeing ourselves represented in anything aligned with beauty, of buying products that are made to make us look like not ourselves.

So there is no way you could have an inner black woman in you. You have not experienced our struggle, you don’t know it, you haven’t lived it, and you can’t imagine it. 

See, you can’t sit with us, because we haven’t been able to sit at your table since our existence in this country. And while we were being excluded from your table we made our own, and it is fabulous and fly. And of course you now want to try and have a seat at our table, take our table, use it and ignore all the labor that went into creating THAT table.

But nah, sorry boo boo.

You ain’t never going to be us, you can try to wear your hair like us, you can try to dance like us, talk like us, wish you were us, but know this —

YOU-WILL-NEVER-BE-US

^^ The definition of the perfect response

I need all the white people with strong black women inside them to go to Ferguson and be willing to die for that.

I need them to be willing to get paralized for it after cops shoot you down after it suspected you have a gun but a search finds you do not.

I need you to be denied jobs, placing of living, entertainment options, representation in the media, clothing that fits in away that is appropriate for your body type, and living without being considered a human being.

I need you to experience fear that your brother or sons may not make it home because they are feared by the masses. 

I need you to know what it is to be considered a welfare queen no matter what you say or do or how you wear your hair. 

I need you to search high and low for make up that matches your skin tone

I need you to know what it is to not be the default for perfection and the perfect fit for assignation on sight. 

How many years before it's common knowledge that Macklemore and Iggy invented rap?

Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

Could be as little as one.

:-(

http://shwetanarayan.tumblr.com/post/97222473016/enterlectualshawty-solarsenpai-since-its

enterlectualshawty:

solarsenpai:

Since it’s September 11, I hope that all my Muslim/Arab followers stay safe during this time.

There’s a lot of people looking for any way to still persecute anyone that has turbans, hijabs, has a name of middle eastern descent or speaks in a different…

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson protesters gather for highway shutdown.

Part 2

Sep 6

President Obama to Delay Immigration Action

Sep 5
angel-cine:

Himmatwala (1983)

angel-cine:

Himmatwala (1983)

Sep 5
owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: The fact that white women are going around calling a racist like Joan Rivers a “feminist icon” shows how morally bankrupt white feminism is.

owning-my-truth:

@OwningMyTruth: The fact that white women are going around calling a racist like Joan Rivers a “feminist icon” shows how morally bankrupt white feminism is.

Sep 5
Aziz Ansari’s Parents Took A Cute Pic With Beyonce and Jay Z

Aziz Ansari’s Parents Took A Cute Pic With Beyonce and Jay Z

(Source: The A.V. Club)