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killerkurves:

Denise Bidot opening the Chromat Spring 2015 show at NYFW!

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poeticslave:

bighaz:

Goodnight

I can’t. Nope. Lmao

liqhtly:

i have two moods:

1. everybody get the fuck away from me

2. someone come over and cuddle and watch movies with me

there is no in between

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Alright, I’ll go make some muffins.

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blackfashion:

Mike Brown’s Vigil in Ferguson, MO.

We marched with Mike’s mother to the site of her son’s murder. When we stopped to pray, I looked down and noticed that there was still blood lining the street. That’s when it felt real for me. I saw my own brother’s blood splattered across the pavement…murdered in broad daylight… brains spilling out. I saw my own mother shaking as she prayed over his distant body from behind the caution tape. I saw myself before the world… trying to explain why he deserved to live. 

Jordan Shanks 

JordanShanksDC on IG 

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ruinedchildhood:

twerking while driving

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aravenhairedmaiden:

tofu-jedi:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

solockedup:

hall70:

darvinasafo:

The grass ain’t always greener.

ok. wow. just no words.

It’s another case of sheer ignorance. He thought it was funny and probably would have laughed at his sister or one of his friends because he doesn’t realize we can be KILLED and or maimed in those encounters.  It’s not about the grass not being greener. It’s choosing someone who get’s it.

White men will never be there for WoC. You can date him for x amount of years, he can say I love you x amount of times but when it comes down to a matter of your existence as a person of color - They. don’t. give. a. shit.

That goes for anyone dating a white person. Don’t fool yourself into believing they’re different.

They’re not.

^^^^^^

You know what, I fucking hate? The fact that a rotten apple spoils the entire barrel. (Multiple rotten apples in the case of white people) I dated a PoC and the first few weeks he constantly asked me if our different ethnicities would be a problem. And I’m sitting over here embarrassed af because he’s ready for it to be an issue when it fucking shouldn’t. He should not have been concerned that I would be scared of him because he’s a “big black guy” and I’m a “small white girl”.

Seriously, how fucked is that? I hadn’t even given his skin color a second thought and he’s worried it would run me off. It’s some shit. And even more shit that the asshole showcased above just reinforces fears like that.

There are a lot of shitty white people put there, but we are NOT all the same.

You know what I fucking hate?

White people who think like you.

"I didn’t give his skin color a second thought" You’re apart of the problem! If you’re going to date a black person you must accept and acknowledge the struggles we go through. Racism is not a joke. Don’t be proud of being colorblind; this is just you exposing a very shitty personality trait of yours. If you can’t accept that someone has a different skin tone than you than don’t date black people. Period.

"He should not have been concerned that I would be scared of him" 

Um yes he most definitely should. My parents gave us the “Be careful when you’re playing with white kids” talk. A lot of us, from the jump, have been told that we need to be cautious around white people; especially black men. There are stories of where white women will accuse a black man of raping them or robbing them and unfortunately a lot of these cases are lies. Many lives of black men have been ruined by the fake shit that white women spread. So yeah, his concern was completely justified. 

"We’re all not the same" well guess what? TOO MANY of you are the same. And the ones who claim not to be the same but don’t do shit about it are apart of the damn problem. 

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spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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cubebreaker:

Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.

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spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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