When a POC reads a lot, gets good grades or speaks with naturally with an expansive vocabulary and white people say ” haah you are so WHITE!”
What they really are saying is “I don’t associate those positive attributes with being a poc because your people don’t do any of that. Only white people do are capable of that.”
(Source: jizeru-jueru, via thebirthdaypin)
2:11 pm • 17 September 2014 • 13,268 notes
This is one of the most insulting things that I have every seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dipped a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on and have the audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard so may jokes about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture and have a white women play the role just proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
2:06 pm • 17 September 2014 • 48,782 notes
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created a giant, 82-foot-tall rabbit sculpture titled Moon Rabbit. The installation, which was created for the Taoyuan Land Art Festival, is currently laying on an old aircraft hangar in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the Dayuan Town Naval Base.
11:11 pm • 15 September 2014 • 3,156 notes
Another Man Down - Signal Boost
This website has a powerful message uniting people of all color together to support victims Mike Brown (and also Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Dylan Taylor), all victims of police brutality…this belongs on every blog. #HandsUpDontShoot
11:09 pm • 15 September 2014 • 378 notes
Fuzzy coats, loose bottoms, button up shirts and tartan prints are must-haves for autumn in this Fader Fall 2014 fashion editorial.
Styling Mobolaji Dawodu.
Styling Assistance Elsa Lam, Anh Mai, Megan Soria.
Make-Up Allie Smith using Nars.
Photography assistance Chris Grosser.
11:09 pm • 15 September 2014 • 5,369 notes
CULTURAL GENOCIDE: Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)
I want to show this to white people who say that cultural appropriation isn’t a big deal because you’re taking a part of someone’s culture that was insulted, attacked and taken away from them for years and years and now you want to wear it as some sort of costume or fashion trend. But your ancestors were the ones to forcefully take away and obliterate OUR cultures for centuries. We STILL aren’t allowed to freely embrace our cultures because white people love to insult us and make fun of us, but white people themselves love wearing it because they think their mayo asses are entitlted to everything. Nope fuck off.
11:08 pm • 15 September 2014 • 31,963 notes