1. dumbthingswhitepplsay:

    EL EM AY OH.: soydulcedeleche: sourcedumal: peecharrific: soydulcedeleche:…

    peecharrific:

    strugglingtobeheard:

    peecharrific:

    soydulcedeleche:

    sourcedumal:

    peecharrific:

    soydulcedeleche:

    theoceanandthesky:

    i’m down. let’s do it.

    lets!!!!

    for reals? srsly?

    Make it happen!

    yessssss just say what you need and im sure we’ll come up w it.

    we need a name.

    we need a good sized group (10 or…

    I think that’s an awesome idea and would be down completely. And I agree about offline activism, that shit is hard right now. I be feeling guilty sometimes but what you said made me feel a bit better. I can’t contribute anything solid now, but I gotta reblog and come back to it.

    i feel like i can say this clearer today. this is a really good idea. here’s the but.

    i saw some things yesterday that really made my angry. like angry in a physically affected way re: these ideas. immediately after i blogged them, a few people either rebageled or sent messages saying the same thing: “this idea sucks.” (basically)

    i’m going to say it again: a lot of people literally cannot do any type of offline activism - for one reason or another. to say “oh no we can’t do this thing because i’ve seen it before and it was shitty so instead of providing support, i’m going to add more problems to the mix - what do we do about this? what do we do about that?” is just… that’s not just shitty. that’s dirty. that’s divisive.

    i don’t care if you don’t believe anymore - i understand people get burnt out and they quit and they have to stop believing. i understand that - but why do WE have to be burnt out with you? why do we have to scrap ideas because you’ve seen the same idea before and it didn’t work? did you see that same idea with the same people? no you didn’t.

    this is one of my biggest issues with activism in the black and PoC communities. if we don’t like someone, fuck their idea. if we don’t know someone, fuck their idea. if we’ve been through something that seems like it could be similar, fuck their idea. if it’s not us starting it, fuck that idea. if we do like the idea but the person won’t put us in a position of leadership, fuck that idea. if we can’t somehow be in the front getting the most attention (even tho we’ll never say that), fuck that idea.

    do you think nobody said to these groups who put together these demonstrations, “oh, people have marched before, it’s not going to do any good. just stay home.” - and what would have happened if they had? (the effects are debatable, for sure) what would have happened if, at the 3rd march in the 60’s, folks had listened to the detractors who said, “Well, we’ve marched twice and it obviously isn’t helping so let’s just quit while we’re not really ahead but we’re not dead.”

    i’m not trying to lead anybody but myself to the life i want. but i am saying, what good does it do to shoot down the only hope some people have - and replace it with more problems? you can’t look at folks who are trying their best to come up with something and say, “nope. fuck that idea that’s brewing in your head.” and expect anything to get better. if you’re not providing a solution or some ideas then sit down and shut the fuck up. seriously.

    yes, part of building is tearing down - but you’ve got to have something to tear down first. and if you’re tearing down? you’d better damn well have some way to replace what you want to take away before the entire building falls down.

    hallefuckinglujah. let’s not all scramble for the big cheese so hard that we forget what the whole point of the cheese IS in the first place.

    (Source: peechingtonmariejust)

     
  2. unapproachableblackchicks:

    No! The Rape Documentary Speaks to the stigmas around violence against women in the Black community… check it out.

     
  3. karnythia:

    Some day someone will explain to me why black women are expected to educate others on demand, but be silent or only speak in certain ways at all other times.

    Some day someone will tell me why we must come correct (as defined by others, never by ourselves), or not come at all. But,…

     
  4. 12:08

    Notes: 258

    Reblogged from bad-dominicana

    Tags: racismblack womanblack women

    liquornspice:

    sourcedumal:

    I want to talk about what it’s like to be a black woman in Amerikkka. Because apparently, mothafuckas STILL. DON’T. GET IT.

    I want to talk about how we are expected to be the beasts of burden for not just black men, not just whiteness, but for ALL people.

    I…

     
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    karnythia:

lanomrah:

howtobenoladarling:

The Rape of the Negro Woman, 1632
appropriate title. Trans Atlantic Slavery began 1444.—-1619 British slavery in the colony began. 1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued. slavery officially ended for American blacks in 1945. (Using the U.S. because that’s the time frame I know best not for erasure) 
Anyone who wants me to get over it can get over dees nuts! 
Trans-Atlantic Slavery= A LONG MOtherfucking time. 

Also why it is important that every black person watch Goodbye Uncle Tom http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3766149445318503265
yes it is about American slaves, but the treatment of the slaves is the focus. You may cringe, you may cry, you may not be able to watch it in its entirety but You need to. period. Because if slavery seems unreal to you that movie will bring it to life for you.

For anyone looking to read more in depth critiques of this Christiaen van Couwenbergh painting (actually titled Three White Men With A Negro Woman) & the phenomenon of rape being presented as heroism in art there’s this review on JSTOR of Diane Wolfthal’s Images of Rape: the “heroic” tradition and its alternatives 
The painting is still on display Musée des Beaux-Arts Strasbourg, France and as you see in the JSTOR article has been described in the recent past as intriguing & comical. Personally, I find the difference in the depiction of the white men & the black woman to be about what I’d expect. She’s an object to them & to the viewer with very little attention paid to the details of her face. The men are the important people in the tableau after all. They’re having fun, and whatever has happened to her or is about to happen to her isn’t at all important as long as they enjoyed their bit of sport. This wasn’t rape by their lights since she couldn’t be raped. Anyone who wants to say this long over & no one thinks this way anymore should spend more time outside & less time with their head up their ass.

    karnythia:

    lanomrah:

    howtobenoladarling:

    The Rape of the Negro Woman, 1632

    appropriate title. Trans Atlantic Slavery began 1444.—-1619 British slavery in the colony began. 1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued. slavery officially ended for American blacks in 1945. (Using the U.S. because that’s the time frame I know best not for erasure) 

    Anyone who wants me to get over it can get over dees nuts! 

    Trans-Atlantic Slavery= A LONG MOtherfucking time. 

    Also why it is important that every black person watch Goodbye Uncle Tom http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3766149445318503265

    yes it is about American slaves, but the treatment of the slaves is the focus. You may cringe, you may cry, you may not be able to watch it in its entirety but You need to. period. Because if slavery seems unreal to you that movie will bring it to life for you.

    For anyone looking to read more in depth critiques of this Christiaen van Couwenbergh painting (actually titled Three White Men With A Negro Woman) & the phenomenon of rape being presented as heroism in art there’s this review on JSTOR of Diane Wolfthal’s Images of Rape: the “heroic” tradition and its alternatives

    The painting is still on display Musée des Beaux-Arts Strasbourg, France and as you see in the JSTOR article has been described in the recent past as intriguing & comical. Personally, I find the difference in the depiction of the white men & the black woman to be about what I’d expect. She’s an object to them & to the viewer with very little attention paid to the details of her face. The men are the important people in the tableau after all. They’re having fun, and whatever has happened to her or is about to happen to her isn’t at all important as long as they enjoyed their bit of sport. This wasn’t rape by their lights since she couldn’t be raped. Anyone who wants to say this long over & no one thinks this way anymore should spend more time outside & less time with their head up their ass.

    (Source: howtobeterrell)

     
  6. peecharrific:

    Liquor&Spice: My Rape Culture: “Freedmen aren’t Cherokees/Choctaws/Chickasaws/Creeks/Seminoles!”

    goddamazon:

    peecharrific:

    karnythia:

    peecharrific:

    liquornspice:

    This is what anti-Black, racist, misogyny looks like. Also rape.

    From “Tribal Kulturkampf: The Role of Race Ideology in Constructing Native American Identity” by CD Pratt:

    [60] Sexual encounters between Native American slave masters and African slave women were documented by the…

    it’s sort of funny to me how all the Native American Identified tumblrs want EVERYONE to stand in solidarity with them RE: “cultural appropriation” but it’s mothafuckin CRICKETS now.

    When it comes to black women solidarity is a one way street & we should never expect to be on the receiving end of support. That much was extra clear yesterday when someone broke out the “My nephew is black & NDN, but these people aren’t” like they couldn’t be bothered to look up any actual history about tribal enrollment, the difficulties of documentation for slave descendants, or basic concepts of what it meant to be black, female, & enslaved by men in America.

    Church.

    I can’t even, there’s so much I want to say, but I just can’t. I can’t.

    ….there are no words.

    as a [sort of] side note: this is why the song “Woman Is The Nigger Of The World” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono scrapes my fur the wrong way so harshly.

    What other woman can we name who is accepted by no one, claimed by no one, blamed for being victimized, and expected to be strong in the face of all that - but is then vilified for her strength and has it labeled as “ghetto” or “attitude” or (worst of all) “bitter” or “angry”? 

    What other woman? What other woman has been the mother of civilizations, born so many generations, borne out of so many lifetimes of rapes? What other woman has REPEATEDLY been denied her honor? Denied her motherhood, denied her beauty, denied her respect, denied common human decency?

    No. For generations they snuck to the back and raped our mothers and grandmothers - and then labeled us wanton, harlot, whore, and slut.

    When the white women couldn’t live with their jealousy and the obvious children their husbands produced with slave women, instead of labeling their men rapists and caring for another woman, they said it was voodoo and trickery. They taught their children that we offered sex and lessons - that we were to be used and thrown away - never acknowledged, never respected, never cared for - that we were breathing sex toys and nothing more. something to be owned, raped, and thrown in the back of the closet - no matter how many children came from those serial rapes.

    And after raping our mothers and grandmothers, the Native communities made it so we’d not be able to have a say in their communities (because we didn’t belong, we never belonged) and they wouldn’t have to acknowledge their children or their repeat visits and rapes of black women.

    What other woman can we name who has been a nomad in her own country for her entire life?

    What other woman can we name who is rejected by everyone - until they need her? If you need a cook, a maid, a mammy, a wet nurse, a shoulder, a friend, a lover, an adviser, a partner, a supporter, a cheerleader, a worker bee, a queen bee - whatever you need, we are always there.

    To be quite honest? I’m sick of it.

    No one knows quite the horror, the shame, the sadness, the fight, the pride, the loss, or the win of being a black woman - other than a black woman.

    Fuck the communities that refuse to acknowledge what I know to be true when I look at myself, when I look at my family - fuck them. Because next time you need someone to stand with you because a Kardashian wore some feathers? Next time you need someone with a megaphone voice that comes naturally to speak up for you? Next time you need some “solidarity”?

    I’ll remind you of this moment - when you were silent. this moment when you tried to justify your racism. That’s what I’ll be doing.

    (Source: blackraincloud)

     
  7. sourcedumal:

karnythia:

sourcedumal:

soydulcedeleche:

sourcedumal:

glossylalia:

kyssthis16:

acciosamcedes:

Of course. That’s what people think of every black girl on a show; she always seems to be better off on her own…

Yup. That’s why people can’t ship Tara with anyone on True Blood and why Bonnie can’t be great with Jeremy. Yay……


Sad that people aren’t understanding the implications of this shit being done on almost every show. Media treats Blackness as a handicap for women, we are to “remain with our own kind” (which is why they often shoehorn in Black love interests just to be Black) or we are to remain alone, every so often we are removed from heteronormative classification (even if the story didn’t begin that way) and only then can we enjoy a moderately healthy idea of a relationship, but even that is done so as we may be Othered and most times is not representative of genuine character growth. 

That’s what happened with Mickey and Martha on Doctor Who.
Because the black woman is essentially supposed to do it all by herself. And die alone. Because we’re so damn strong by ourselves. We don’t need nobody. *eyeroll* We aren’t allowed to fall in love.

the bolded makes me think of black womens tears again. dont need nobody, my arse. most everyone does! how the fucks are we the exceptions?

Girl, I know, right. But somehow us black women have become the paragons of solitude, made of teflon infused titanium. *eyeroll* Quite frankly, if a television show featuring a black woman doesn’t give her a decent and full relationship within the first season, it’s a bad show in my eyes

Black women who are loved & loving are dinocorns only to be seen every 30 years or so in mainstream media. Too many examples too close together & the world will end. We had the Huxtables & 227 and you see what that did to society. Black women started having hope & standards.

Oh of COURSE!!! And you KNOW that when the negro wimmen start having hope and standards, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Black women start to actually think they are pretty and shit. It’s like the 4 horsemen of the Black Woman Apocalypse: Self Actualization, Feeling Loved, Having Standards, Keeping Hope. Once those 4 are unleashed, the universe explodes. It’ll be worse than an invasion of Daleks, Cybermen, the Vastha Nerada and Weeping Angels combined….
/snark

    sourcedumal:

    karnythia:

    sourcedumal:

    soydulcedeleche:

    sourcedumal:

    glossylalia:

    kyssthis16:

    acciosamcedes:

    Of course. That’s what people think of every black girl on a show; she always seems to be better off on her own…

    Yup. That’s why people can’t ship Tara with anyone on True Blood and why Bonnie can’t be great with Jeremy. Yay……

    Sad that people aren’t understanding the implications of this shit being done on almost every show. Media treats Blackness as a handicap for women, we are to “remain with our own kind” (which is why they often shoehorn in Black love interests just to be Black) or we are to remain alone, every so often we are removed from heteronormative classification (even if the story didn’t begin that way) and only then can we enjoy a moderately healthy idea of a relationship, but even that is done so as we may be Othered and most times is not representative of genuine character growth. 

    That’s what happened with Mickey and Martha on Doctor Who.

    Because the black woman is essentially supposed to do it all by herself. And die alone. Because we’re so damn strong by ourselves. We don’t need nobody. *eyeroll* We aren’t allowed to fall in love.

    the bolded makes me think of black womens tears again. dont need nobody, my arse. most everyone does! how the fucks are we the exceptions?

    Girl, I know, right. But somehow us black women have become the paragons of solitude, made of teflon infused titanium. *eyeroll* Quite frankly, if a television show featuring a black woman doesn’t give her a decent and full relationship within the first season, it’s a bad show in my eyes

    Black women who are loved & loving are dinocorns only to be seen every 30 years or so in mainstream media. Too many examples too close together & the world will end. We had the Huxtables & 227 and you see what that did to society. Black women started having hope & standards.

    Oh of COURSE!!! And you KNOW that when the negro wimmen start having hope and standards, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Black women start to actually think they are pretty and shit. It’s like the 4 horsemen of the Black Woman Apocalypse: Self Actualization, Feeling Loved, Having Standards, Keeping Hope. Once those 4 are unleashed, the universe explodes. It’ll be worse than an invasion of Daleks, Cybermen, the Vastha Nerada and Weeping Angels combined….

    /snark

     
  8. 09:06 10th Aug 2011

    Notes: 23

    Reblogged from karbarkalediscope

    Tags: black women

    But what of black women?… I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
    — 

    — W. E. B. Du Bois (via brandibates)

    Hallelu

    (via karbarkalediscope)