She looks like Cleopatra or something brought into the future. Powerful stare like, “All the Ceasar’s be fallin’ for me.”
OMG that second gif makes me feel like she just declared war and we’re all gonna die and I’m totally ok with that
The Golden Ratio is Everywhere.
do not fucking show these kinds of things to me
Derek are you one of those people who keeps all his money in a plastic bag under his bed because I feel you are
Nicki is having none of your cisnormative bullshit. (x)
Fuck yeah Nicki Minaj!!Nicki you’re the best
Watched the interview though and omg, she doesn’t even flinch or back down or laugh like it’s a joke, just. Oh my god. Yesss.
THERE IT IS HERE IT IS I KNEW I HAD SEEN THIS GIF’D SOMEWHERE AND I COULDN’T FIND IT
THERE IT FUCKING IS
nicki is life.
U.S. Mother Gives Away 5-Year-Old Adopted Child From Haiti For Throwing Temper Tantrum
"Having an instant multicultural family was magical for about two weeks,” says Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old American mom from Spokane, Washington.
After she volunteered in an orphanage in Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband adopted a 5-year-old Haitian boy named “J.”
Conner claims the boy had attachment disorder and began a strict regimen of attachment parenting of constant surveillance in which a child must often ask for food and water. After two months, J threw a tantrum where he unintentionally hit Conner’s nose with the back of his head.
Conner says the 5-year-old’s strike was accidental, but describes it as “a domestic violence situation. Forget love. Right then, I didn’t even like J.”J was sent to live with another family in the Midwest. Conner’s biological children adjusted seamlessly to life without their adoptive brother. But other people were puzzled. Neighbors who had seen J riding his bike asked, “Where’s your son?” When Conner answered truthfully, “I’d get the most horrified stares, so I’d keep walking. And I didn’t tell many out-of-town friends or extended family for months.”Despite such events, the Conners were approved by local social workers to become a foster family, and in October 2013 received a 3-month-old boy as their first placement.
white people will let their white kids karate chop them in the throat and call them names in public, but a black child becomes naturally upset after you treat the kid like a grown criminal/animal and you just give them away. go it. sounds reasonable.
"i’d get the most horrified stares"
This is why we don’t trust y’all white savior “oh check out this profile pic of me and these smiling poor brown children. You can tell I really made a difference” asses
The fact that for the most part these people are allowed to do shit like this with no legal punishment or recourse on behalf of the children being abused is mind boggling.
She literally treated that child like a dog.
Actually no, she’d probably treat a dog better.
Accidents like that happen all the time with children, and her first instinct is to stop loving the child and give it away?
I hope that beautiful boy is okay, and with a family that treats him like gold.
Welcome to the adoption industry where they give zero fucks about the well being of the child.
Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
The photos were even uploaded on the Chongqing S.W.A.T.’s official social networking site.
fuck your zombie theme and dinosaur theme photos
They wouldn’t say “Father of two meets world leaders today”
They’d say “President Obama meets world leaders today”.
They wouldn’t say “Father of three founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
They’d say “Bill Gates founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
Get your shit right and use women’s names, not the number of kids they have.
tell me a secret
One time during class my drama/english teacher, who’s a devout vegan and all about not killing animals, accidentally stepped on a ladybug. He froze up and slowly cradles it in his hand and he was so heartbroken and started quoting Hamlet.
I didn’t have the heart to tell him that it was a red m&m.
I can’t breathe
- Donations for Darren Wilson mysteriously halt after reaching over $400K. Darren Wilson Gofundme page officially shut down!!!
- The “Support Darren Wilson” Facebook page is deleting comments about basic financial questions and is urging supporters to petition against the Mike Brown Fund
- Time uses the word “negrophobia” instead of “racism” and compares fear of spiders to fear of black people. Seriously.
- The truth about flash bangs
- Public art on Canfield: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- Video from the March on Ferguson
- Video from DC’s Mike Brown Rally
- 10 people from the Lost Voices organization are living in tents (x) until there is justice for Mike Brown
- Mike Brown’s family asks for 4 1/2 minutes of silence tomorrow instead of highway protest
One of the best moments of my childhood.
ZERO HAD ZERO FUCKS
I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good
I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.
yesss this was such a good book and film
And the only reason Stanely wasn’t heavy set was because in the book he loses tons of weight and eventually ends up being almost thin. The director said he didn’t want to force an adolescent boy to lose weight on such a quick filming schedule, and L’bouf’s audition was so spot on, that they decided to go with a thinner Stanely from the beginning
I tweeted about going outside and my buddy wanted proof see
but little did he know I DIDN’T EVEN GO OUTSIDE
Anonymous said: do you consider egyptians black? im only asking this because im an egyptian living in america and i recently had to fill out a paper for a college credit class and it asked for race and the options were black,white,asian,hispanic,native american/pacific islander and prefer not to disclose, i didnt really know what to say so i just said prefer not to disclose. sorry if you get asked this a lot, thanks!
Since anon is in the US, she could use the US Census definition:
honestly this is so stupid because this happened to me too when i was abroad and i usually fill out ‘white/other.’ it’s incredibly restrictive and US-centric - there’s never an “arab/north african” option.
my opinion on this is a little worthless because i don’t face consequences for it, but here’s what i’ve gathered from seeing egyptians/arabs abroad and being here. bear in mind this will get quite long because this is a very very complicated question and im gonna try to cover the bases especially bc half the ppl on this site have predetermined assumptions of what egyptians are.
yeah, egyptians are technically african american. and there is a vast majority of egyptians who have the same skin color/features of sudanese/somali people, who are considered and identify as black. usually, when i try to explain egyptian dynamics regarding ancient egypt, i say things like, “yes, most of the ancient egyptians were black by US standards, and most modern-day egyptians are, too” because these are terms people on here understand and so they recognise that a) egyptians weren’t replaced by colonisers and b) whitewashing egypt is wrong and it happens. a lot of my friends are considered and treated as black when abroad. one of the things i’ve noticed is that most foreigners are more understanding of dark-skinned egyptians than pale ones, because it matches up to their description of africa n all. a lot of dark-skinned egyptians in egypt consider themselves black without issue, because in egypt skin color is very literal. black/white is literally about your skin color, not about your race (almost all egyptians, however dark-skinned, consider themselves caucasian. it’s like, caucasian with a tan, caucasian with a serious tan, etc. this is actually what’s written in our social studies curriculum, iirc. the caucasian bit, not the tan bit.)
however that said
i see that one reason egyptians shouldn’t identify with “african american” is because egyptians have no concept of african american history or oppression. despite common belief, egyptians were never enslaved by white americans nor directly oppressed by US white supremacy. as far as i know, most egyptians in america are recent immigrants, or the children of recent immigrants. so does this make it right for them to identify as black? but then again, dark-skinned egyptians living in the US might be facing the same racial discrimination of black people in the US right now. so would that be fair?
now none of this is helped by the appropriation of “nubian” titles everywhere, because nubians are a) egyptian which means once again never taken to america and b) already oppressed in their own country. also not helped by the whole “ancient egypt was pitched black” thing because if you do meet a dark-skinned egyptian boy, does that make him an “indigenous egyptian” and therefore black? i know six billion dark-skinned egyptian boys who pass for black, were raised perfectly comfortably in egypt and are pretty anti-black themselves but don’t see a problem with it because they’re dark-skinned and US-centricism deems that everyone who’s dark-skinned and african is black (a good example of this is the use of the N-word in the recent youm7 article. people don’t see a problem with it because ‘efredy el editor kan asmar?’ [what if the editor was dark-skinned?] to egyptians, “black” is about skin color, not about a history of systematic prejudice.) this is also echoed in egypt’s treatment of africans. because so many of us are dark-skinned, it never registers as racism. it’s xenophobia usually. while there is colorism abound, systematic discrimination in egypt is based on classism and other factors (religion/sect/politics/sexuality.) egyptians mostly discriminate based on nationalism. if you pass as egyptian, you’re good, even if you look white or filipino or whatever. but even if you look extremely egyptian and don’t act it (whether via speech or mannerisms), then things become different. egyptians can be extremely xenophobic.
(note: this differs in certain areas, such as The Crater of Hell known as Sinai where they kidnap and torture eritrean and sudanese refugees for money etc, but applies to most of egypt. cairo and alexandria also tend to be more cosmopolitan and diverse.)
anyway the reason i’ve gone through the trouble of explaining egyptian racial dynamics is because of the following: once dark-skinned egyptians are identified as black or african-american, it opens up the door for other egyptians to identify as such, too. egyptians literally just see it as “well, he’s slightly less tan than i am so what difference does it make?” of course, in the US it can make a difference between life and death, anti-black racism and anti-arab racism. but egyptians don’t really see it that way because these aren’t the kind of problems we regularly face. if an egyptian is slightly darker skinned, they might be told by their family to buy some fair-and-lovely, and they’ll be the butt of jokes and microaggressions, but they won’t be more likely to go to jail or not get jobs (unless it’s modeling or fair and lovely commercials, probably.) their lives will not be threatened because of it.
so now it becomes the problem of unifying all egyptians, or deciding who passes as what, and who lives where. some egyptians go abroad for uni and come back. some live abroad and come back, some permanently immigrate. egyptians abroad are a big deal as well, because we have a high percentage of our population living outside the country but still hold citizenship and vote.
anyway, these are very scattered thoughts and the conclusion is honestly: i don’t know. i don’t have the authority to decide. i’m a white-passing egyptian so i know for sure i can’t with good conscience tick “african-american” or “black.” i know it’s bullshit that we have to conform to westernised racial dynamics. i know it’s bullshit that most egyptians don’t recognise their own prejudice and anti-blackness. but this is some information to help you decide, i guess.
White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Taken from the US census website.
Not that these definitions should be taken with any real meaning. According the census, there are 5 race options: White, Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, or Pacific Islander. Hispanic/Latino people are considered an “ethnicity,” not a race, so their distinctions are handled in a different category. No other ethnic groups are accounted for.
Why do these surveys never bother to define what they mean by white? They all have this attitude of “if you’re actually white, then you know you’re white.”
If we’re defining “white” as “of Caucasian origin”, then you’d need to include chunks of South Asia in that too - and in fact historically this was an interesting problem for Indians during the Jim Crow Era. They were alternately considered White, Black, Asian, African, Turkish, Malaysian (?!), who knows what. When Asians in America were being threatened with revocation of permanent residency/citizenship, many Indian activists try to argue that because they’re Caucasian, they’re therefore White, and thus should have their American residency reinstated. Others recognised that they socially have more in common with Black people (esp those in Treme/New Orleans where Indian migrants often married into Creole of Color communities) and thus fought on their side.
This kid throws huge parties and has date raped over 3 of my friends. Of course his families super rich so nobody says anything. He posts super misogynistic and ignorant tweets and I finally said something… This is what I get in return.
i can’t believe there was ever a time where i was indifferent to scott mccall forgive me father for i have sinned
i kissed a cute boy tonight
personally offended at the fact that they keep producing serious and tragic and historically accurate romeo & juliet adaptations. romeo & juliet...
- Anonymous said:do you consider egyptians black? im only asking this because im an egyptian living in america and i recently had to fill out a paper for a college credit class and it asked for race and the options were black,white,asian,hispanic,native american/pacific islander and prefer not to disclose, i didnt really know what to say so i just said prefer not to disclose. sorry if you get asked this a lot, thanks!
honestly this is so stupid because this happened to me too when i was abroad and i usually fill out ‘white/other.’ it’s incredibly restrictive and...