Should You Wear That Bindi?

Blogging against cultural appropriation, pro-life, and general social justice issues. DISCLAIMER: opinions vary mod-to-mod, so what one of us says DOES NOT necessarily reflect the others. Feel free to ask us anything!

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cyber-butterfly:

When people like photos of my friends that are skinnier than me but not of me yet are still following me..I see you ;)

nickiminajtheninja sent: Freedom14movment - A pro white, anti Black/Gay/Female blog. The owner posts a lot of hate. Is there some way for me to block him?

The ignore feature is all that I know of but even that is barely blocking :/ and tumblr won’t do anything I’m very sorry maybe some followers have some tips?

People of color are literally physically different from white people and from one another and no one can deny that!! Colorblindess derails conversations on race by pretending race isn’t a major force in how people are treated societally, economically and socially. Were all human but some humans are still rich thanks to the money their families made off slavery, the homestead act, and the mere fact that they are in this country because of genocide. Stop asking us dumb questions when your whole livelihood was built off the backs of people of color. Without us you would still be dying of plagues from never bathing.

Anonymous sent: I feel like you guys are exactly the type of people who would make someone of another race totally conscious of their difference from you. You are doing just as much marginalizing with your words as blatant racists do.

no one cares whitey

olisaurusrex:

"Alternative R&B must die" FKA Twigs speaks out on racism in the music industry through genre-specifying:

"When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre,’” she continued. “And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song “Preface” is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."

olisaurusrex:

"Alternative R&B must die" FKA Twigs speaks out on racism in the music industry through genre-specifying:

"When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre,’” she continued. “And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song “Preface” is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."

cyber-butterfly:

  • Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
  • Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
  • Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
  • It does not mean they’re not fucking abusers.

This is just so. so accurate.

(Source: skeptikhaleesi)

cyber-butterfly:

Quick life tip: Don’t trust white men and people who are friends with them/complicit with their behavior.

If I was taught that I could have possibly avoided most of my trauma outside of my family abuse. 

cyber-butterfly:

Life is not fair and will forever teach you over and over how unfair it is no matter how much you think you understand 

cyber-butterfly:

White men are so good at disassociating/focusing on themselves and never feeling guilty for all the awful things they do

krissiikisses:

This book teaches black, Afro-descendent, Afro-Latina, and/or Garifuna girls how to positively describe different hair types instead of using the term “bad hair”. Fun illustrations were created to help describe different types of hair and hairstyles. This book was created to empower little girls so they can embrace and love their beautiful natural hair. This book calls for all of us to work as equal partners to encourage our girls by using proper terminology to describe their hair which is directly linked to their essence and self-esteem. 
@Nopelomalo

krissiikisses:

This book teaches black, Afro-descendent, Afro-Latina, and/or Garifuna girls how to positively describe different hair types instead of using the term “bad hair”. Fun illustrations were created to help describe different types of hair and hairstyles. This book was created to empower little girls so they can embrace and love their beautiful natural hair. This book calls for all of us to work as equal partners to encourage our girls by using proper terminology to describe their hair which is directly linked to their essence and self-esteem.

@Nopelomalo

lesbeehive:

Les Beehive – FKA Twigs by Sølve Sundsbø for V Magazine

desidere:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

(Source: marfmellow)

Anonymous sent: I'm wondering what post about the geogrian first grader that last asker was talking about?

Bc I’m on mobile and can’t include trigger warnings in asks I’m not going to go into detail but basically a tumblr user made up a story about a little girl who was attacked and assaulted by older male classmates and the principle did nothing but the story is fake

old-school-shit:

Nah but seriously, appreciate these female Emcee Queens who still fucking slay.
- MC Lyte
- Da Brat
- Yo-Yo
- Queen Latifah