afp-photo:

UNITED STATES, FERGUSON : Retired Captain Ray Lewis (R) of the Philadelphia Police department display a sign during a peaceful protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 23, 2014, two weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. Thomas

afp-photo:

UNITED STATES, FERGUSON : Retired Captain Ray Lewis (R) of the Philadelphia Police department display a sign during a peaceful protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 23, 2014, two weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. Thomas

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

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kyssthis16:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

braedonhales:

queenoftherandom:

bitteroreo:

dynastylnoire:

anotherhetaliafan:

poppypicklesticks:

dynastylnoire:

dynastylnoire:

thagoodthings:

dynastylnoire:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

unoppressedactivities:

white girls are having a crisis, y’all.

HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

White folks need to leave AAVE alone.
It’s clear they have no idea what they are saying or why they are saying

what does that waffle have to do with being basic
?

they have no idea what they are talking about or what it means to be basic.
As per usual, white folks take something meant for them
try to use it on their terms
an fail horribly.

wait…I know why this happened.
Remember when cosmo posted pictures of  Kendall Jenner  in that bathrobe and shower shoes outfit and we called her basic as hell
This is why it happened.
cosmopolitanmagazine
If you can read that, and see that, first know its not “the internet ’ calling basic white girls basic. It’s black women and other women of color that are tired of ordinary looking, unskilled, mediocre white women being overly represented while stealing black culture (like you did via appropriating AAVE)  while we have to litterally hunt through  magazine, TV shows, catwalks and movies for a black woman that looks like us. 
You want to stop being basic, stop appropriating. Stop celebrating the same stock images of white women and start putting easily identifiable  black women in your magazines and on your covers on a regular basis.
I cannot believe you would write and article about this shit and not even begin to address why we would  call them that.
DO you even have black writers? FAIL

"stealing black culture"
I had no idea using a basic word in the english language as an insult was “stealing black culture” 
If you honestly squeal like scalded cats over someone else using the word “basic” as an insult and claim your culture is being stolen, then honey, it’s not the white woman whose having an identity crisis. 
Turns out you can appropriate your own culture by using the english language! 

^^^^^^^^

White people trying to tell us how to speak english while appropriating AAVE. FAIL
Much like cosmo, you are taking the usage of the word out of context. Which is why you need to leave things that are not for your ignorant wonder bread, light mayo, skim milk, on a paper plate in snow storm ass.

poppypicklesticks anotherhetaliafan
cosmo isn’t using the webster dictionary of basic but is in fact using the AAVE context of basic, which is indeed appropiation. You claiming we’re the ones who are in crisis when yet it’s white heffas like you just love to get in your feelings the moment you’re reminded of the lane you swerved out of. Black Women and Black People can’t appropriate the english language sweethart or do you need a basic run down on Black History and this country’s imperialism and colonialism, regarding the english language and how it was imposed us. AAVE is a language, a dialect bringing up how it isn’t or that white people appropriating AAVE is incorrect because the words we use is english is a moot and dumbass point, that don’t mean jackshit. If anything bringing up how we are using the english language to form our own language again points to brutalistic history of America and the ingenius of Black Americans to still manage to form a language and culture even if our original heritage was stolen from us. Both of y’all can sit the fuck down, cause y’all writing checks yo ass can’t cash. You speaking when you have no business in this conversation, becky and skylar stay to the rivers and the lakes that you use to.

Black tumblr is beautiful

lord when will i achieve this level of clapbackability

THE LAKES AND THE RIVERS YOU’RE USED TO!!

White girls stay losin’. This is just embarrassing but I’m highkey gettin’ my whole life from that clapback.

kyssthis16:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

braedonhales:

queenoftherandom:

bitteroreo:

dynastylnoire:

anotherhetaliafan:

poppypicklesticks:

dynastylnoire:

dynastylnoire:

thagoodthings:

dynastylnoire:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

unoppressedactivities:

white girls are having a crisis, y’all.

HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

White folks need to leave AAVE alone.

It’s clear they have no idea what they are saying or why they are saying

what does that waffle have to do with being basic

?

they have no idea what they are talking about or what it means to be basic.

As per usual, white folks take something meant for them

try to use it on their terms

an fail horribly.

wait…I know why this happened.

Remember when cosmo posted pictures of  Kendall Jenner  in that bathrobe and shower shoes outfit and we called her basic as hell

This is why it happened.

cosmopolitanmagazine

If you can read that, and see that, first know its not “the internet ’ calling basic white girls basic. It’s black women and other women of color that are tired of ordinary looking, unskilled, mediocre white women being overly represented while stealing black culture (like you did via appropriating AAVE)  while we have to litterally hunt through  magazine, TV shows, catwalks and movies for a black woman that looks like us. 

You want to stop being basic, stop appropriating. Stop celebrating the same stock images of white women and start putting easily identifiable  black women in your magazines and on your covers on a regular basis.

I cannot believe you would write and article about this shit and not even begin to address why we would  call them that.

DO you even have black writers? FAIL

"stealing black culture"

I had no idea using a basic word in the english language as an insult was “stealing black culture” 

If you honestly squeal like scalded cats over someone else using the word “basic” as an insult and claim your culture is being stolen, then honey, it’s not the white woman whose having an identity crisis. 

Turns out you can appropriate your own culture by using the english language! 

^^^^^^^^

White people trying to tell us how to speak english while appropriating AAVE. FAIL

Much like cosmo, you are taking the usage of the word out of context. Which is why you need to leave things that are not for your ignorant wonder bread, light mayo, skim milk, on a paper plate in snow storm ass.

poppypicklesticks anotherhetaliafan
cosmo isn’t using the webster dictionary of basic but is in fact using the AAVE context of basic, which is indeed appropiation. You claiming we’re the ones who are in crisis when yet it’s white heffas like you just love to get in your feelings the moment you’re reminded of the lane you swerved out of. Black Women and Black People can’t appropriate the english language sweethart or do you need a basic run down on Black History and this country’s imperialism and colonialism, regarding the english language and how it was imposed us. AAVE is a language, a dialect bringing up how it isn’t or that white people appropriating AAVE is incorrect because the words we use is english is a moot and dumbass point, that don’t mean jackshit. If anything bringing up how we are using the english language to form our own language again points to brutalistic history of America and the ingenius of Black Americans to still manage to form a language and culture even if our original heritage was stolen from us. Both of y’all can sit the fuck down, cause y’all writing checks yo ass can’t cash. You speaking when you have no business in this conversation, becky and skylar stay to the rivers and the lakes that you use to.

Black tumblr is beautiful

lord when will i achieve this level of clapbackability

THE LAKES AND THE RIVERS YOU’RE USED TO!!

White girls stay losin’. This is just embarrassing but I’m highkey gettin’ my whole life from that clapback.

(via jeankd)

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

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pandorasprings:

misandryad:

duckindolans:

Straight people ruin everything

this is the worst omgg!!! big gay ice cream is the best straight people who hate a good time are the worst

how do i know those are straight ice creams when neither has cone boobs

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Myth of the Pristine Wilderness

doriansennui:

"Many have noted  that had North America been a wilderness, undeveloped, without roads, and uncultivated, it might still be so, for the European colonists could no have survived. They appropriated what had already been created by Indigenous civilizations. They stole already cultivated farmland and the corn, vegetables , tobacco, and other crops domesticated over centuries, took control of the deer parks that had been cleared land maintained by Indigenous communities, used existing roads and water routes in order to move armies to conquer, and reled on captured Indigenous people to identify the locations of water, oyster beds, and medicinal herbs. Historian Francis Jennings was emphatic in addressing what he called the myth that “America was virgin land, or wilderness, inhabited by nonpeople called savages”:

European explorers and invaders discovered an inhabited land. Had it been pristine wilderness then , it would possibly be so still today, for neither the technology nor the social organization of Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had the capacity to maintain, of its own resources, outpost colonies thousands of miles from home. Incapable of conquering true wilderness, the Europeans were highly competent in the skill of conquering other people, and that is what they did. They did not settle a virgin land. They invaded and displaced a resident population. 

This is so simple a fact that it seems self-evident.” 

— An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

pinkcookiedimples:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

thesoftghetto:

trebled-negrita-princess:

theafrocentrics:

carlofscar:

thefropharaoh:

theafrocentrics:

ubercrabby:

UGH SHUT UP AND STOP CRITICIZING OUR GENERATION FOR WHAT CHOICES OUR FUCKING ANCESTORS MADE. NO WONDER IT NEVER ENDS. OUR RIGHTS ARE ALL EQUAL NOW, SO LET IT DIE. BE KIND TO DECENT PEOPLE, AND FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE. THERE ARE SCUMFUCKS IN EVERY RACE, COLOR, AND CREED.. THAT PART IS UNAVOIDABLE.

Shut up about us getting murdered??? What? If it ain’t all of you then it’s a whole damn lot. We’re getting killed for existing rn and all you care about it your feelings.

"Are rights are all equal,now."
Are they really?

I’ll get over slavery when people let go and forget about 9/11

^

White people are so angry for no reason

"Our rights are all equal now" <— White people never cease to crank out gems such as this. 
Make no mistake about it, NO ONE is criticizing you for what your ancestors did, we are criticizing you for what you all are doing now..


But alas..we have to shut up. Okay..

soon as she pressed post she knew she fucked up

She’s a complete dumbass.

pinkcookiedimples:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

thesoftghetto:

trebled-negrita-princess:

theafrocentrics:

carlofscar:

thefropharaoh:

theafrocentrics:

ubercrabby:

UGH SHUT UP AND STOP CRITICIZING OUR GENERATION FOR WHAT CHOICES OUR FUCKING ANCESTORS MADE. NO WONDER IT NEVER ENDS. OUR RIGHTS ARE ALL EQUAL NOW, SO LET IT DIE. BE KIND TO DECENT PEOPLE, AND FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE. THERE ARE SCUMFUCKS IN EVERY RACE, COLOR, AND CREED.. THAT PART IS UNAVOIDABLE.

Shut up about us getting murdered??? What? If it ain’t all of you then it’s a whole damn lot. We’re getting killed for existing rn and all you care about it your feelings.

"Are rights are all equal,now."

Are they really?

I’ll get over slavery when people let go and forget about 9/11

^

White people are so angry for no reason

"Our rights are all equal now" <— White people never cease to crank out gems such as this. 

Make no mistake about it, NO ONE is criticizing you for what your ancestors did, we are criticizing you for what you all are doing now..

But alas..we have to shut up. Okay..

soon as she pressed post she knew she fucked up

She’s a complete dumbass.

(via poison-eater)