Posted 4 hours ago

The 7 Layers of Division in Black America

blackfemalepresident:

foreverpruned:

redbellied-piranha:

kingjaffejoffer:

borednschooled:

There’s a great wish in the African American community for a wonderful utopia known as UNITY. The word brings about images of 70′s era movies where everyone picks their blow-out Afros, slaps high-fives and echoes “Right on!” in unison.

This reality was lived out by our parents but now the word has become pure fantasy. A fellow AA writer and myself discussed this unity thing and came up with 7 layers of division that keeps black unity a myth. This list may not be exclusive to blacks but it plagues us and keeps us separated in a major way.

The 7 Layers of Division in Black America:

Layer 1 – Bourgie vs. Ghetto
Middle/upper class vs. lower class for those confused by the derogatory terms. These two classes of people don’t necessarily hate one another but cannot coexist due to different outlooks and prejudice towards one another. So how would you go about unifying them?

Layer 2 – American vs. Immigrant
African Americans’ “us versus them” mentality, the effort to stay “the most screwed over minority” and the immigrants who segregate themselves so as not to be confused with native-born blacks is an old and hard issue that will not go away easily.

Layer 3 – Church vs. Cynics
Many of us grew up in the black church only to leave and become cynical. I won’t get into the reasoning for this (there’s a full article on it for those who need clarification). The cynics will never agree with those who quote scripture because they do not respect their stance on anything.

Layer 4 – Racially Scarred vs. Racially Ambiguous
When you grew up being called a nigger and being denied based on your color it is a different world than growing up where everyone is cordial and the “n-word” is something you hear about versus actually hearing it. One says “Don’t trust them” and the other says “Get over it!” Each thinks the other is hopeless.

Layer 5 – Light vs. Dark
Every culture of color has had this issue it seems. The light is right attitude of our ancestors has left a nasty and bitter taste in some of our mouths but sadly many black people still follow it.

Layer 6 – Huey vs. Uncle Ruckus
Uncle Ruckus hates his blackness and hates everything to do with it. Huey loves the skin he’s in and cannot fathom how a black man could hate himself. Like their namesakes from Aaron McGruder’s “Boondocks” there are many who cannot see eye to eye when it comes to blackness.

Layer 7 – Men vs. Women
Many of us are in great relationships with black men/women but sadly enough, we don’t talk about that them as much as we talk about the jerks (guilty) from our past. Men are stereotyped as uneducated jailbirds and women as bitchy co-eds, the Cosby dynamic being laughably inaccurate.

So will black people ever “unify” and appear as together as our fellow minorities? I don’t think so and after seeing the 7 layers that we would have to overcome, you can understand why.

wow this is painfully true

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Welll….

also cis vs trans and abled vs disabled

Hey it came back

Posted 5 hours ago
Posted 5 hours ago

thevolutionofnerdy:

Could feminists stop trying to ruin Maleficent by calling it a feminist movie? It’s a movie that focuses on a strong woman who doesn’t feel a need to play the victim and who isn’t irrationally terrified o men. Basically, she is the complete opposite of a feminist. 

Plus she’s a villain

Posted 5 hours ago

ladykattz:

astroextensionist:

Last film I saw was Restrepo.

dnw to join the army :(

Last film I saw was Hercules…

I don’t think I’m cut out to be a Greek hero in modern times

I just watched Seven chairs and that was a weird movie. The fuck am I supposed to do with these chairs?

Posted 5 hours ago

rebelbaes:

angstromisanasshole:

snitchykermit:

angstromisanasshole:

rebelbaes:

angstromisanasshole:

rebelbaes:

angstromisanasshole:

nikkiediamond:

angstromisanasshole:

rydenarmani:

carolxne:

reallylameblog:

Grow up this post smells like beef and also it sucks

YEAH. let’s make fun of girls for wanting to feel good about themselves and/or doing something they enjoy !!! haha what a plan. whaaaaat aaaaaa plaaaaan! let’s M O C K them! LOVE it!

hilarious! real comedy! let’s laugh more at the expense of women who are doing something completely harmless to me! h i l a r i o u s!

We should ban all humor, I think. 

Please tell me how this can even be humorous in the first place. There is nothing funny about shaming someone because they wear makeup.
If you think women naturally have flawless skin, black lines along the edges of their eyelids, and colored eyelids, then you need help.

I can’t really speak to the intentions of the post, but I wouldn’t shame women for wearing make up or suggest that they should have the amazing appearances that it affords with out it. But the contrast in attractiveness that can result from make up, while appreciated, can be very funny. 

so we’re gonna completely ignore the deception being practiced here. 

Female completely changes appearance to the purpose of bappearing more attractive, with the assumption of gaining the attention of a man, who doesn’t even know this bitch don’t even look like this.

Dude, shut the fuck up. That’s what make up is for. You have to be a special sort of dumbass to think that girls look the same with and without makeup. Do you think these girls are really six feet tall because they’ve got on 4 inch heels. Were you surprised when you found out her dress wasn’t even her real skin? Come the fuck on. That shit takes work and it’s a normal part of courtship. Everyone does that. It’s funny, and I don’t mind poking a little fun at it, but let’s not act like girls are horrible liars for getting prettied up. 

Sure, I think a girl is six feet tall when she’s obviously wearing shoes that augment her height.  I sure do think that.  I also think that it’s a good analogy to compare an obvious apparatus such as high heels to a more subtle and crafty tool such as makeup which can be used to conceal how one really appears.Sure that is truly logical thinking there.

The only thing you are revealing is that you are ok with being deceived. Ok, that’s how YOU get down, but you have no leg to stand on to tell me that I also have to go along with such a charade. 

This woman looks like too completely different people, if that is actually her in the bottom photo, this is the internet so grain of salt and all. I’ll stick to the principle tho, you are down with being deceived I am not, you have no protest besides me not agreeing with your personal preference. 

Beauty is always a deception. Shaving, make up, heels, wonder bras, waxing, bleaching, hair treatment. 

Let a woman go without cosmetics for a month and you will wake up to a whole other person. If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a woman you already know this. 

So yeah, I enjoy the illusion, just like a woman might enjoy seeing me dress a certain way even if I don’t always dress that way. It’s got nothing to do with deception unless you’re incredibly naive. 

Like the post said: take her swimming if you suspect that you won’t be attracted to her without make up and that this is a problem. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you want and I don’t fault you for that. But don’t blame the girl for your naivete. Do some detective work. 

You guys are looking way to deep into this post. It was meant to just make you giggle and what not.

It actually did make me laugh. I was actually criticizing the tumblr crowd for being too critical of the joke. But RebelBaes’ dumbass took it too far as usual. Raging misogynist that one. Love him for is other posts and ideas, but goddamnit man. 

"raging misogynist" lulz

It wasn’t even funny to begin with

Posted 5 hours ago

rebelbaes:

love this game so much :3 

(Source: bestofcardsagainsthumanity)

Posted 16 hours ago

owldude:

voidethered:

ask-omnipony:

luckydreaming:

Are fedoras really that bad?

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YES YES THEY ARE

I don’t really believe this mumbo jumbo

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I mean it’s a hat.

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Right..?

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The white rose, it symbolizes the unique beauty of all the women who wish not to be with a nice guy such as myse-

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I wonder if this works with other kinds of hat…

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained…

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WHEEEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYE LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE THAT’S AMORREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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son.

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Posted 16 hours ago
Posted 16 hours ago

rebelbaes:

medievalpoc:

quifrmqueenz:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

I never understood why the genre I love so much doesn’t love me back :(

I admit this broke my heart because…me, too.

I have to say that one of the most unexpected and amazing things about Medievalpoc is that I’ve discovered I’m not alone in feeling that way; that there is a whole community out here trying to change that.

how bout we stop lumping Black, Asian, and Latinos under Protags of Color.  

Then have a separate cat for females and gay people.  That makes no sense and just like affirmative action you leave yourself vulnerable to white females 

This just sucks…

Posted 3 days ago

lucidnee:

Hi

Yo :3