Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

k-sijr:

"you should take out your dreads"

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"you should get a weave"

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"your straight hair looked so pretty"

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"why did you go natural and get dreads"

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Anonymous said: Why not thought, like you don't wanna use the term upon those who fall under it? I'm not saying that you can't individually call out a race, if you wanna address white racism then do it, but what do you call lets say afro latinos descriminating asian people? And women and men that are sexist (even women being sexist towards women) ? You call them both sexist... // asides,im not sure about 'tone policing' im not correcting, im sharing a point of view.

Racism = prejudice + discrimination + the power to enact (very simplistically). it’s tone policing because you basically said it was counterproductive to call white people racist and that it “hurts the cause.” Please read up some more before trying to have this discussion. - Melody

I’m on mobile right now so if any of our followers could link that master post for “good white people” (you know which one I’m talking about) for anon that would be great.

revolutionary-afrolatino:

What It Means To Be AfroDominicana

by Dianna Tejada
Dominicans know they’re Black, I don’t know why they deny it so much. I mean, look at your hair. Youmust be Black.” This and statements of similar sentiment have followed me my entire life. For years, I felt forced to identify with the Blackness that everyone else saw, but the self-loathing-filled lens I was using to view myself did not allow me to do that.
I spent most of my life proclaiming that I was not Black because I was Dominican. Now, I recognize that I am Black because I am Dominican. This process of decolonizing my identity has allowed me to identify as AfroDominican.  Now, I am now confronted with, “You’re not really Black.”
Yo soy AfroDominicana.
read more

revolutionary-afrolatino:

What It Means To Be AfroDominicana

by Dianna Tejada

Dominicans know they’re Black, I don’t know why they deny it so much. I mean, look at your hair. Youmust be Black.” This and statements of similar sentiment have followed me my entire life. For years, I felt forced to identify with the Blackness that everyone else saw, but the self-loathing-filled lens I was using to view myself did not allow me to do that.

I spent most of my life proclaiming that I was not Black because I was Dominican. Now, I recognize that I am Black because I am Dominican. This process of decolonizing my identity has allowed me to identify as AfroDominican.  Now, I am now confronted with, “You’re not really Black.”

Yo soy AfroDominicana.

read more

toyota:

white person: I am sorry I killed your natives & enslaved your ancestors, I was hacked

Anonymous said: I identify as Multiracial... While keeping in mind I'll never be seen as white. And it really bothers me when other multiracial people talk down on one of their races... How do I address this issue without seeming annoying?!

I hope you’re not talking about multiracial people talking “badly” about their white heritage because that’s perfectly fine. It’s part of how we survive and it has no real damage on white people.

Talking badly about their POC heritage is internalized racism, which can be very difficult to dismantle depending on how deep it is and how much they understand white supremacy and systematic racism.

— Jay

(Source: freeingeileen)

Anonymous said: So recently I've noticed more people calling them locs instead of dreads or dreadlocks and I vaguely understand that there are some negative connotations behind the latter two. Is it appropriate for me, as a non-black poc for me to refer to them as locs? (and what generally is appropriate for this situation?)

Personally, I think it’s okay. I don’t have locs though.

Followers?

— Jay

Anonymous said: i think it would be more effective to refer to Racist people as racist because when people say ''white people'' you give racist people the support of a whole race. Even if most white people are shit, if you address white people in general no one is gonna give a fuck, (and that's how the 'social justice side of tumblr' has gotten its reputation.) Also it erases poc being shitty to other poc.

…no

please go do some reading

- Melody

angryasiangirlsunited:

Emma. 19. Chinese/Filipino/White. Yeah I suck at math, fuck every asshole who thinks that’s somehow against nature.

angryasiangirlsunited:

Emma. 19. Chinese/Filipino/White. Yeah I suck at math, fuck every asshole who thinks that’s somehow against nature.