Too loud for the library, too quiet for the club

iamilex:

adventuresinchemistry:

I know this is horrifically late, but I made one of these for the science side of tumblr!

oh my god SHIP, LOOK!

vettechadventures:

20 pets that really didn’t want to go to the vet. See more here.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Anonymous:
Um I don't understand... How is putting swear words throughout a cookbook violating black people and promoting racism ????

trebled-negrita-princess:

aimalyn:

trebled-negrita-princess:

nomoremrnicespice:

To start with, it’s called ‘Thug Kitchen’. “Thug” is shorthand for black male; regardless of how strictly you might try to adhere to respectability politics (i.e. cultivating an image for yourself that lets white people know you’re not like those black people), if you’re black and male you’re still seen as a thug who’s guilty of something a la Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, etc. (Here’s an article about the racist use of the word “thug” throughout the Trayvon Martin trial.)

On no planet can these white yuppies use the word “thug” without racial implications or realistically deny that those implications are intentional. There’s a reason why they were anonymous until the release of their cookbook.

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Second, it’s not just swear words, they use African American Vernacular English (AAVE, or “ebonics”) and make the conscious decision to infuse it with vulgar language, which is, by the way, racist since AAVE is not innately vulgar. That’s just their interpretation of what it means to be a “thug”. AAVE is a dialect like any other, using it does not reflect any aspect of your personhood, your intelligence, your class, your education, etc, all it means is that you grew up Black in America, or that your language is influenced by Black people you grew up with.

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"All up in", "Ain’t nobody got time for that", etc are examples of AAVE. If you read an interview with these people you’ll notice they don’t speak in AAVE naturally (some non-black folks grow up with AAVE; that is not the case here). They’re just white people who swear a lot. They could have created their corny brand around that vulgarity alone but the addition of AAVE and the "thug" archetype are exploitative and RACIST. The language they’re using is the joke. When black people make jokes that involve AAVE, the language is just the mode of delivery. Everything about this is a mockery and it’s embarrassing, I hope the realization that these people are making money off this minstrel show inspires a serious backlash.

whit people are getting on my nerves more and more every day.

So this is basically literary blackface. 

YES ^

stayspectacular:

bu-hashem:

Hajj: The Journey of a Lifetime

❤️

biryaniii:

be with someone that always pushes you to do good and stops you from doing bad…even if it annoys you sometimes 

if someone truly loves you they will want the best for you in this life and the next 

communismkills:

BUT FOR SERIOUS THE SECOND QUESTION.


"She [Blue] does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more … Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the “Magna Carta”, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."
- Jay ZVanity Fair, October 2013 (x)

"She [Blue] does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more … Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the “Magna Carta”, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."

- Jay Z
Vanity Fair, October 2013 (x)

akepnerr:

Wes Gibbins - How to Get Away With Murder (1x02)

susiethemoderator:

jonsnowflakes:

Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always

It’s even funnier when you see the White Tears in the comment section saying EXACTLY what the actors say in the video.

White lesbian sues sperm bank after mistakenly receiving black donor's sperm

gaywrites:

A lesbian mom and her partner are suing the Midwest Sperm Bank after they selected sperm from a white donor to start a family, but mistakenly received sperm from a black donor. 

Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon chose a donor from the bank and after they got pregnant, decided to reserve more sperm from the same donor so they could one day have another baby who would be related to their older child. That’s when they discovered that, due to a clerical mix-up, the sperm they had received was from a black donor. Both women are white. Now they’re suing for wrongful birth and breach of warranty.

Cramblett reportedly has family members who are not accepting of other races and “did not encounter any African-American people until she entered college.” Their home of Uniontown, Ohio is 97% white, and the couple say they’re worried their now 2-year-old daughter will face prejudice from the community, especially when she has to start at an all-white school. Therapists are recommending they move to a more diverse and accepting neighborhood.

“How could they make a mistake that was so personal?” Cramblett said during a telephone interview on Wednesday.

According to the lawsuit, her excitement about the pending birth was replaced with “anger, disappointment and fear.”

“They took a personal choice, a personal decision and took it on themselves to make that choice for us out of pure negligence,” Cramblett said.

Cramblett said she and Zinkon love their 2-year-old daughter, Payton, very much and wouldn’t change anything about her. But they are concerned about raising her in the predominantly white community where they live.

The lawsuit said they had moved from Akron to Uniontown for better schools and to be closer to Cramblett’s family. She said that as a lesbian she has felt the sting of prejudice but doesn’t know what it’s like to be mistreated because of skin color.

I have a lot of feelings about this, and they go in a lot of directions, but I will hold back for now. What do you think?

Monday, September 29, 2014
ukpuru:


ULI PAINTING. MGBALA AGWA, 1983.

— Liz Willis

ukpuru:

ULI PAINTING. MGBALA AGWA, 1983.

— Liz Willis

cadaverselfie:

that’s it that’s the whole series

cadaverselfie:

that’s it that’s the whole series

 
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