sarrahhsmillee-deactivated20141 asked:

So I was just wondering why it's not okay for white girls to have Bantu knots or baby bangs, but it's okay for girls of color to have long blonde straight hair? It just seems like double standards to me. Shouldn't fashion be available for whoever wants express themselves in whatever way they choose?

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pumpkinthot:

piccolowasablackman:

black—lamb:

sarrahhsmillee:

sarrahhsmillee:

black--lamb:

why is it ok for white people to define the standards of beauty, but whenever a black women even begins to love her natural hair it’s considered “exclusive” or “cocky”?

why is it called “ghetto” or “ratchet” whenever i embrace styles natural to my culture but it’s “classy” and “alternative” when a white girl in Vogue does it?

why is “being black” a phase for white people (who then can always go back to being white again and still receive the benefits of their privilege) but it’s something i need to tone down in order to get a job?

why is it that i have/still get denied access into public places because of my natural hair and skin color?

why is it that a black boy with a hoodie is considered “dangerous” when a white boy with a gun is called “emotionally unstable”?

why is it that we must never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust or Pearl Harbor but i’m supposed to get over the effects of slavery?

why is it ok for white people to talk about their 1/3 German, 1/4 French, etc roots, but the rest of us are “immigrants” who need to “go back where we came from”?

why is it that Ebola has been killing brown people for years, but it’s suddenly curable when someone with white skin contracts it?

basically white people will spend so much time worried about stupid shit like why they cant use other cultures as fashion or why they cant say the n word…

So go ahead and rock your box braids..nobody is stopping you..the rest of us will be busy dodging the system of oppression that’s forced upon us every single day…It just seems like double standards to me. 

but i mean shouldn’t basic human rights be available for everyone???

This is why I asked the question. I guess baby bangs isn’t a term, not sure what you call it then… I was just trying to get out the point that anyone should be able to wear something without it being a race thing. I honestly was just wondering. I didn’t mean “PoC” can’t have blonde hair naturally, but can’t “white” girls have kinky hair? Still being a little one sided in the answer…. Especially since I’m just asking about hair. I know “PoC” have been discriminated and hated, I know it’s rough, but it is beside the fact on this simple subject of hair…… Didn’t mean to offend anyone, just curious.

Pretty sure I never called someone ghetto or ratchet either…..

You gave your idea of a double standard therefore I presented mine. The hair subject is just the surface.. And if you didn’t see where I was coming from then there’s no point in tryin to drill it into your head. What? You wanted a different answer? One more sugar coated so that you aren’t uncomfortable? Congrats on not calling people ratchet.. But you don’t get an award for treating people of color like humans.

what the fuck is baby bangs…

"why can’t white girls have kinky hair"

because you literally have to be born with it……..

"I don’t give a fuck about what you have to go through. I just wanna cop your shit."

passivemanipulations:

Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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rachelstewartjewelry:

BETTY BOOP - Origin

Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. 

Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” 

Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. 

Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - 
Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. 
Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.

An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. 

Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.

$250,000 infringement lawsuit

Esther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.
Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.

Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.

@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.
@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “
Baby Esther is picture below.
 

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho
hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:
The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013
photographed by ©Channon Simmons

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho

hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:

The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013

photographed by ©Channon Simmons

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protect women of color at all costs

karnythia:

therunawayone:

ww3tour:

truerxliving:

afro-dominicano:

shmobbie:

Protect women, protect people in general

what part of ‘protect women of color' do you not understand? don't come tryin to erase the context of color you fuckin demon

what part of ‘protect people in general’ do you not understand? don’t come tryin to erase the context of human equality you fuckin demon

believe it or not i didnt make this post so you could jerk off to your own whiteness  and wrong opinions 

LITERALLY WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE HOW DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU SAY YOU DON’T LIKE SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE THAT IS RACIST. WHY IS IT WRONG FOR SOMEONE TO SAY THEY WANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE IN GENERAL? AND HOW DOES THAT MAKE THEM A “DEMON”? INSTEAD OF CALLING PEOPLE STUPID NAMES, COME UP WITH A BETTER FUCKING ARGUMENT UUUUGGGHHH. I’VE FUCKING HAD IT WITH PEOPLE ASSUMING IM A VICTIM BECAUSE IM BROWN. IM A HUMAN NOT A COLOR FOR FUCKS SAKE. 

The point & your head are so far apart. Is there a particular reason you think that someone can’t make the safety of women of color a priority since they face some of the highest rates of violence with the lowest social status & levels of protection? I mean…facts, logic, critical thinking skills…these are all easy ways to work out the actual point of the post.

These muffukkas are so allergic to read a simple phrase about women of color being protected that they HAD to attempt to erase it and insert their asses into it with some bullshit “every woman” or “everyone” when what they really meant was “White women.”