"It’s not anything inherent in the human psyche to judge people based upon their skin color, there’s nothing in our DNA that suggest that one shade of color is superior or inferior to another. But it’s all a politically and sociologically determined phenomenon." - Dr. Ronald Boutelle, Ph.D., Psy.D, Psychologist
Documentary: Dark Girls (2011)
got this in my own family
Hard to read but it’s the truth
This will be the day when i look at my closet and say i need just one more shoe.
What would you pair these with
"What Miley is doing is cultural appropriation. She, a wealthy white woman, is taking elements from black culture in order to achieve a specific image. Her status as a member of a traditionally oppressive race and class means that she is able to pick and choose what parts of black culture she wants to embrace without having to deal with the racism and racialization that black women live with every day. In short, she can imagine that she is being “ghetto” without having any concept of what living in a ghetto would really mean.
Miley is doing her best to promote herself as a part of rachet culture, which Jody Rosen describes as “the potent sexual symbolism of black female bodies,” while simultaneously treating the black women in her videos and performances as props. She is taking elements of black culture and using them to give her the patina of street cred that she wants so badly. She is playing at being black without even trying to understand what the lived experience of being black really is. She is appropriating cultural elements without taking any time to reflect on her position of privilege and how her use of the term “ratchet” or her twerking are contributing to the oppression of black people."
(Source: hip-hop-lifestyle, via elleduzitwell)
Now that’s how you have fun
Dinner spot last night at spice 6 really good food.
Orientation today was a success. Lets get this part started.
What history are you living? Are you just living your cultures or the collective? Because honestly who really cares about your history? I’m a be a little bit extra and learn it all. That way no one can lie to me