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Following your interview on Oprah, your comments speaking on “the new black” has been weighing heavily on my mind. Maybe it’s the pure ignorance of your comments that has my mind rattling or maybe it’s because it’s the utter arrogance you have in thinking that you’ve somehow transcended your race. It wasn’t that long ago when I used to distance myself from other black people on the basis that I thought I was different. I thought I had somehow broke the mold because I listened to alternative music and knew what cosplay was. So ignorantly, I put myself into an imaginary sub category.

It wasn’t until this past summer, while watching the George Zimmerman trials and hearing all the hatred being flung in the direction of a dead child and his grieving family who were strangers to many, that the rose colored glasses I had been wearing broke.

It dawned on me that my blackness wasn’t something I could hide behind activities that had been deemed “white”. My skin will always be the first thing that will greet people at the door before my accolades or hobbies could even reach the door mat. So instead of being a part of the problem, I decided to be a part of the solution in destroying the idea that I was a special little snowflakes.


But that hasn’t resonated with you in your forty plus years of life.
You’ve decided to take it upon yourself and create an elite new group of black people that refer to themselves as “the new black”. Your money and success has blinded your consciousness and your empathy for your own race. You’ve decided that you were too good for us and went to extreme lengths to distance yourself.


Blackness isn’t a state mind. It isn’t something that you can market and sell to the multitudes. My skin color isn’t something I have to make work. People’s ignorance and blatant hatred is what I have to navigate through. You say that “the new black” people don’t blame other for their races, so let’s talk about how your comments are holding our race back. My dreams are boundless and doesn’t need erase my race in order to come into fruition.

Sincerely,

A person comfortable in their “old” blackness

— Open Letter to Pharrell about “The New Black (via bellecosby)

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

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christel-thoughts:

"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"
yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?

Boom. 
gradientlair:

christel-thoughts:

"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"
yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?

Boom. 
gradientlair:

christel-thoughts:

"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"
yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?

Boom. 

gradientlair:

christel-thoughts:

"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"

yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?

Boom. 

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almondmilkpapi:

me on the dash: nah what thirst?

me in your inbox: 

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terarroni:

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jahxjah:

only reblogging this to tell you all you’re fucking crazy for reblogging this dumb ass bullshit! the beastie boys invented rap!?! lmao what

But what the fuck man, how can people spread bullshits like that oh my God i literally (inwardly) screamed the shit out of me.

fuckkk outta hereeeee

Beastie Boys invented rap??? Lord come for your earth. We are beyond saving.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Come to Brooklyn and say this dumb shit see it works our for yah? 

But I learned in my Orature class that hip hop and rap is from Jamaica , originating from dub music. Did I … was I … was I lied to ?

This is the most [[ableist slur]] ridiculous shit I’ve seen in awhile

white historical perspectives on a black art form

We’ve been disrespected tooo much

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Nope nope nopity nope that’s some shit and we all know.

Ive been telling Black folks White people are gonna start claiming to have created hip hop

R&B is next

So is reggae and dancehall

Theyve already claimed about 60% of our music

horrorproportions:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,
"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]
femmeanddangerous:

(x)


My god I just love her so much. I think if I ever actually met her I would just break down into hysterics.
horrorproportions:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,
"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]
femmeanddangerous:

(x)


My god I just love her so much. I think if I ever actually met her I would just break down into hysterics.
horrorproportions:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,
"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]
femmeanddangerous:

(x)


My god I just love her so much. I think if I ever actually met her I would just break down into hysterics.
horrorproportions:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,
"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]
femmeanddangerous:

(x)


My god I just love her so much. I think if I ever actually met her I would just break down into hysterics.

horrorproportions:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

(x)

My god I just love her so much. I think if I ever actually met her I would just break down into hysterics.

(via fuckyeahhardfemme)

poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.
poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.
poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.
poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.
poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.

poeticanderoticdreams:

So this is the “New black” thing Pharrell was referring too…I don’t know how to feel about this.

(via whitetears365)

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The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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cultureunseen:

The art of Bro. Kadir Nelsonhttps://www.kadirnelson.com/https://twitter.com/KadirNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Kadir-Nelson/93798985408http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140807940/heart-and-soul-an-african-american-history

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miyokogirl:

reblogging this from my grave
miyokogirl:

reblogging this from my grave

miyokogirl:

reblogging this from my grave

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Fashion Bomb Daily - Bombshell of the Day, Lizzy from Texas

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youngfashion-co:

Fashion Bomb Daily - Bombshell of the Day, Lizzy from Texas

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kenobi-wan-obi:

What’s dividing our race isn’t because we talk about race it’s literally because we don’t.. we’re uncomfortable or unprepared. You rarely see anyone in power with a good grasp of race relations. It’s like once you get a set amount of money you forget what being black/ being poc is about.

chillsimmer:

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chunkysims:

1969th:

Get it!

Awww shit! It’s Wednesday ya’ll!

Wednesday. Get it.

Ayyee

chillsimmer:

idontspeaksimlish:

chunkysims:

1969th:

Get it!

Awww shit! It’s Wednesday ya’ll!

Wednesday. Get it.

Ayyee

(via afrojaxx)