You know what … I think there is more behind the idea of people constantly shaming HBCU’s … I think it’s a way to discourage black folk from basically receiving some of the best opportunities , experiences , and exposures to a supportive environment … I really think so
That Skull vid is so disgusting and supposedly in the name Reggae, I honestly see nothing impressive with his use of black women in his MV. He has no respect for them, reggae songs should not be used to degrade black women. Honestly I get the feeling Skull knows nothing about reggae or the turbulent culture that gave birth to it nor do I feel like he's trying to learn any of that. I also don't understand the women who support the video and feel proud of his stupidity...
Well apparently TMZ has uncovered video footage from an office window of them in a car having sex in broad day light. Thats why she was accused of prostitution not for “just a kiss”.
I don’t appreciate her “playing the race card” because she was possibly embarrassed because she didn’t think they’d get caught. We have serious, sensitive issues at hand ( #Ferguson ) that actually has to do with racism. Yeah its not right that her husband, who is white, wasn’t handcuffed also, but bottomline, fucking in public, with the door open, in broad daylight, next to a build with big windows where people can see you, is still illegal, sweety.
I really hate music elitists. If u don’t like the music then simply don’t listen to it. They’re are plenty of underground artists/musicians out here who make the music you like. Go support them and stfu.
To think I was about to reblog huffington’s newspaper post on the young kids talking about Ferguson and racism (that was put together by fckh8) until I remembered a tweet blasting fuckh8 about their anti racism t-shirts, that the black babies wore in the video, all for profit. Then they go attack asexuality on facebook. Nope.
Speaking about natural hair, I still can’t understand what are people’s problems with Blue Ivy’s hair. The only explanation I could come up with is that they’re just anti-black, just plain and simple.
Like I really don’t know what they expect to see when they complain that the child’s hair doesn’t look moisturize and not done. Do they expect it to become 3b curls? Why does she need her hair to be pulled back into a bun or braids in order for it to be ‘done’ by their standards?
like okay. storm is kenyan and american. and from an american POV she is very kenyan.
despite being born in NYC and orphaned as a small child (not raised by her mother) and raised in America and in Egypt.
but i think that we neglect that she is not completely kenyan and that a native kenyan might find her to be different because of the other cultures that inform her character and experience.
so let’s say we were to make the other culture that informs her character dominican, rather than american.
it wouldn’t take away from her being kenyan.
But it would take that away from many Black Americans who identify strongly with her as AMERICANS.
Do you not see why this is problematic?
Racebending POC characters to be other POC takes away from the group already being represented.
I get it, Latin@s are underrepresented in sci-fi/fantasy just like Black women are, but at the same time, there ARE Latin@ characters in the Marvel Universe and it’s not limited to the X-Men and there are plenty of NON POC characters to racebend and genderbend without taking the representation away from another group who is also underrepresented.
A LOT OF US BLACK WOMEN IDENTIFY WITH STORM BECAUSE OF HER AFRICAN-AMERICAN IDENTITY. It goes beyond her just being dark-skinned, and you know better than to think POC are just interchangeable color swatches.
Storm’s entire identity and narrative in the comics revolves around how closely tied to her Kenyan roots she is. She’s worshipped as an African goddess for much of her life, and to racebend her to another portion of the Diaspora would be to basically retcon that entire history and write about something that closely resembles a narrative from a Dominican perspective.
The point is: racebending is a thing that is done to represent underrepresented groups, not to erase other POC.