Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle
why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever
white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…
white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up
white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.
12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.
Read the ads
"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???
“The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say : “Here is your home country.””—Nizar Qabbani (via nizariat)
Last weekend one of my roommate’s college friends, Sean, visited us for a few days. Sean lives with his two best friends in New York City, where they work together, share a Verizon family plan and run their dating decisions by each other. At one point Sean started playing the song “No New Friends” and said it was basically his motto for life in New York. I didn’t say anything, but inside I was thinking, if this were my song, I’d be in the club screaming out, “NEED NEW FRIENDS.”
This man and I have very different social lives. (Photo credit: Wikimedia, thanks to this flickr account.)
I’ve already talked about my quest to make friends since two of my close friends recently left Chicago. I call it friend-courting, and honey, am I ever playing the field with the ladies of Chicago. Besides needing new friends, there are many other differences between my life and Drake’s life. See below.
Has a posse.
Can hook his friends up with jobs.
Owns more than one car.
Makes a ton of money.
Needs to worry about whether friendly people really want to be his friends, or if they just want his money.
Has a large family.
Can give her friends her business card.
Owns a zipcar membership.
Has an entry-level salary.
Needs to worry about whether friendly people will expect to hang out at expensive bars.
“Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.”—Jim Morrison (via blackerotica)
A comment replying to my Ebola post, an idiot said this.. "Or America has the money and sanitation that Africa doesn’t have and that’s why the two Americans lived".... Below is a tiny collection of images of the Africa they refuse to show you..