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Mary | recent college grad | twenty-something |Black, fat, neuroatypical, Ugandan American, allistic, dyadic, able bodied, questioning, cis woman | social justice and stuff

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2am-poetry:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joana Choumali

Hââbre, the last generation

1. Ms. Djeneba : ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”

2. Mrs. Sinou : “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

3.Mr. Konabé : “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”

4. Mr. Lawal : “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”

5. Mr. Salbre : “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation “

6. Ms. Martine : “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous. “ 

7. Mr. Guemi : “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it : to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”

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why does this hurt my heart?

It breaks my heart when traditions are phased out due to embarrassment because it feels like western influence is ultimately to blame.

geminiio:

i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened. 

5 hours ago with 32,433 notes

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ilfred:

about this schmoney, let’s get it poppin

ilfred:

about this schmoney, let’s get it poppin

Im serious when I say that white people better give credit where credit is due when it comes to discussing racism.

Especially if it’s your friends of color who are calling you out on shit. The mental toil that we go through to call you out is exhausting. So don’t you dare go passing off info as if you’ve come to some brilliant realization on your own. I swear if I see a white person do this with info I’ve given them, I will scream.

7 hours ago with 6 notes

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After years of stock characters, [Viola] was thrilled to play a real protagonist, a fully developed, conflicted, somewhat mysterious woman. “It’s what I’ve had my eye on for so long,” she said. “It’s time for people to see us, people of color, for what we really are: complicated.” | x |

After years of stock characters, [Viola] was thrilled to play a real protagonist, a fully developed, conflicted, somewhat mysterious woman. “It’s what I’ve had my eye on for so long,” she said. “It’s time for people to see us, people of color, for what we really are: complicated.” | x |

Tagged: #viola davis

I wonder how many of you actually say something to somebody that talks shit about black girls irl

marfmellow:

Yo! Say that shit!

7 hours ago with 543 notes

“In 2009, an exhaustive study published by sociologists at Princeton Uinversity found that when measured on an all-things-being-equal basis, Asian Americans were required to score at least 140 points higher than whites on standardized tests, in order to qualify for admission into top universities.”

Discrimination against the Chinese in America (via miumiumiao)

7 hours ago with 1,970 notes

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

prominent-afro-history:

"Joshua Beckford learned to read fluently by the time he was two and a half and taught himself to touch-type on a computer before he could write using a pencil.
He can speak Japanese, practices medical surgery on a computer simulator and has completed more than 1,000 maths problems.”

HE IS THE CUTEST THIS EVER