A Soft Ratchet

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intorporial asked: I'm curious, why don't you ever seem to bring up Africa's contribution to the slave trade?

takingbackourculture:

Because it’s pointless. Do people bring up the murders/wars caused by Jewish people when someone talks about the Holocaust?

- Jess

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A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and volunteers four hours a week and that’s considered exemplary. [Whereas] a poor kid who lives in that community and takes care of all the kids in that neighborhood four hours every day is not seen as a volunteer.
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lilputita asked: Hi! I'm Egyptian and Cuban, and my best friend is half Brazilian, and half French. Although she's considered white Hispanic, she doesn't see herself that way and is considered to be a POC. I also consider her one but most people say she's white. I just never really understood this situation because regardless, most white Hispanics are not considered white by the rest of the white population. What's your thoughts on it?

thisisnotlatinx:

Race in latinx America works differently than race in the US so she may see people from her country being discriminated and assume that it’s racism for everyone when it’s a combination of racism and xenophobia amongst other things.

Explain to her that when people see her, prior to her opening her mouth or saying where she’s from, that she looks white and gets white privilege. That first impression is important. Explain to her that her race in Brazil is white and it’s the same in the US. Unless she’s mixed, she’s white. It’s the same in Brazil too.


Also, she’s not Hispanic if she’s Brazilian. And also please use the term ‘latinx’.

-m

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thegirl-inred:

toned-tanned-fit-andready:

v0nlaust:

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gothicstan:

localised:

do you ever get the urge to get up in the middle of the night while everyone else is fast asleep and just walk places and to be completely alone and entirely dedicated to your thoughts

yes but the problem is i dont want to get murdered u feel me

i feel you 

we all feel you 

why are so many people touching me

This is why you don’t walk around in the middle of the night

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ikea-graveyard:

Okay this white dude had a black girlfriend and they were walking by me and the dude said, “you know what babe, realtors are so lazy when it comes to financing” and she literally replied with, “why do you have to talk about the most boring shit, Steve”.

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