radicalrebellion:

slagarthefox:

gradstudentnetwork:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built? 
This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger. 
 It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns? 
Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?

A cross by itself i not racist. A burning cross? Yup, racist as FUCK and I would consider it racist. 
Since the US is the country that committed genocide against Native Americans and enslaved Black ppl for centuries, and has NEVER made amends on either accounts,and continue to disenfranchise both groups, hell fucking yeah, I’d call the American flag racist.
Any other questions on racist symbols? 

say that shit.
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illbegotdamn:

maryjblige:

so do the palestinians she wished dead

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thepaisleyelf:

have I talked about how my two cats love each other so much and they literally do everything together and they’re always piled all over each other like

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even when they’re not sleeping they’re just hanging out 

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blackandcurvy:

Hi! My name is Violet, I love this page so much! It’s so inspirational and full of stunning women! xx 
jusbittersweet:

Trent Shelton

bellecosby:

So I initially screen capped this because I really want that hair styles, but also who doesn’t love seeing queer black girls?

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sexy-fruit:

THIS
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THIS
"Fix you a plate"
A phrase used to describe a unit of measurement amongst African American communities at lunch or dinner. Usually covered with aluminum foil often seen at barbecues, fish fries, and family functions (see: reunion)
e.g. “Go head and fix you a plate before you go.” (via blackproverbs)

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jawnthebaptiste:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 
The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

I didn’t want to reblog this because it’s hard to look at, but people SHOULD see it.
We SHOULD see a father mourning his teenage son.
We SHOULD see how a killing like Mike’s can take a toll on not only a community, but a family.
It’s as easy for young black men to become martyrs as it is for them to become victims. They can never just be humans. 
We can never just be.
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