the fact that white women are more accepted by the natural community than girls with 4c hair says everything you need to know about the natural hair community
She warned us against becoming a movement only for white middle class people, this was 41 years ago, and today, so much of the ways in which LGBT equality has played out has been about white middle class people. —
Laverne Cox talking about Sylvia Rivera
Drake called out Macklemore and the Grammys LIVE at the 2014 ESPY’s. “Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”
Shots upon shots
Where is the lie?
Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone
Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.
In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.
Psssst among the reasons for this is because both high school and college are becoming more and more basically compulsory if one wants to make a survivable income, so using completion of high school and college might not be the best bet as a metric of being educated.
Let’s step back and talk about the internet instead, and the existence of things like wikipedia (for all its faults) and other wikia, of things like Coursera, of the most literate generation ever ( http://www.npr.org/2012/10/23/163414069/americas-facebook-generation-is-reading-strong ) who are far more likely to read books not assigned for school or work than any preceeding generation (and yes that includes generations before the advent of TV and radio, see also much higher literacy)
In short, the author of this book is on my eating list now.
'Just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn't mean the lives of trans people aren't in peril every day.' —
— Laverne Cox (via angerisbeautiful-79)
cuz we KNOW there’s gonna be waaaay too many people patting themselves on the back saying “ok the trans issue is solved we did a good job” because laverne cox got nominated like NOOOOO there are still are still trans people that need to be supported listened to loved and defended. there is still a culture of transphobia and transmisogyny that needs to be dismantled. work to be done. (via wocinsolidarity)
Black women are expected to use our anger only in the service of other people’s salvation or learning. — Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger (via eshusplayground)
It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.
GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT
I want you to go man!
if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago
People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.
I remember this guy! Wow, it’s still only a little bit over half. Rebloggan’!
I don’t normally do these ‘reblog if’ things, but hell, if it annoys racists, why not.
That’s kinda where I stand on things. I mostly ignore them, but kid, YOU’RE GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD.
I love how racists came to the party and we promptly got another 100k reblogs. Like, WE ARE WEE AND SOMETIMES PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, BUT FUCK YOU, HE’S GONNA RIDE THE HAUNTED MANSION UNTIL HE’S DONE.
I wrote an article for Salon
and pushed a hashtag.
And I found that like me there were many people who had stories to tell and desires to expand the discussion of millennials beyond the snarky, mocking and often blindingly white confines of the discussion.
I also found that while advocacy,journalism, and activism had been covered in whole or in part, discussion, analysis and plain curation, is lacking.
There was no talking and no one to talk to.
I want to talk . Most importantly I want to talk to you
I am making it my goal to interview and document as many people as will have me .
Specifically people between 18-35 who identify as millennials and people of color.
I want to put faces to stats, people to overblown theories.
We hear about millennials , but we don’t see them and we don’t see them interacting and
We definitely don’t see the people of color,outside the closed confines of what we are told is young.
This is not about proving but about stating, who we are,where we are ,and what we want.
This is about telling our stories as many ways , in as many mediums as possible.
This is about chronicling how our stories have been told and pushing back not just for inclusion but for truth.
This is about now.
If you are interested , please go here to fill out our Contact/Survey form.
They wan’t to talk about us . We want to talk to each other.
It’s all the way live.
Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed, powerlessness is where no matter how much cogent evidence and proof one has, to not be believed. — Catharine MacKinnon. (via womentoadmire)
I’ve noticed that a lot of y’all are really into the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Now, I’m not going to bore you with any prison abolitionist rant here. I just have a request.
You know how Miss Claudette doesn’t get letters? How…
to tha wall