1. I’m laughing so hard at this… What kind of organization does his followers/he think he has????

     


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  3. pana-pen:

    And race matters for reasons that really are only skin deep, that cannot be discussed any other way, and that cannot be wished away. Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, “No, where are you really from?”, regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers , the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: “I do not belong here.”
    In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society. It is this view that works harm, by perpetuating the facile notion that what makes race matter is acknowledging the simple truth that race does matter.
    — Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissenting the Michigan Affirmative Action ruling
     

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  6. global-fashions:

    Herieth Paul - Anthropologie’s Spring 2014 lookbook 

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  8. Blu Cantrell  - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

    plays: 388

    yo90stracks:

    Blu Cantrell | Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) 

    #um excuse me ‘yo90stracks’ but this song is from 2001

    OOPS

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  10. mangoestho:

    alice coltrane’s harp solo ;___________;

     

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  12. thelingerieaddict:

    [New Post] Words and Underthings: What is “Flattering” Lingerie?

    Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to the word “flattering,” especially as it relates to lingerie. There’s a dictionary meaning, of course, (“to show to advantage”) but there’s also an implied, unspoken meaning (which is frequently left unexplored as well). What is flattering lingerie? How do you define it? Do you just know when it see it? Is there a consensus on the criteria for flattering? How do you recognize it when you see it? What does it mean for a bra or pair of tights or a chemise “to show to advantage?”

     

  13. blackpowerisforblackmen:

    Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

    White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

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