Unapologetically Black

I am enjoying Lupita’s shine. But not without my reservations. And these reservations of course have nothing to do with Lupita herself, but everything to do with the way in which white supremacy maintains itself by utilizing tokens to give the appearance of fairness and equity.

Is Hollywood really challenging racist beauty standards? Or any beauty standards at all? Or is it maintaining the status quo and welcoming Lupita in as an anomaly?

Any dark-skinned girl knows that just because an individual may find us physically or sexually attractive doesn’t mean that they are anti-colorist or anti-racist. That’s why comments like “you’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl” are so common. An individual dark-skinned Black girl can always be recognized as beautiful. But it must be done so by positing her as an exception.

I believe there is no difference for a white-dominated magazine or Hollywood in general.

And I cannot trust a magazine or industry predicated on anti-Blackness 364 days out of the year to suddenly fundamentally change their behavior now that Lupita has been named as the world’s most beautiful woman.

I will be a believer when I am able to pick up a magazine that has racial and ethnic diversity without looking directly for Essence or Jet. I’ll be a believer when I start to see dark-skinned women cast in movie roles where they are neither evil and unwanted or the victims of vicious sexist and racist violence.

I know that I must remain vigilant so that honors such as this do not make me too comfortable.

So I celebrate this. But I also demand more.

except from “Lupita Nyong’o is “The Most Beautiful Woman” & What Does This Mean for Dark Skinned Girls?" @ One Black Girl. Many Words.  (via daniellemertina)

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2damnfeisty:

Yes Amber for that last tweet.

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2damnfeisty:

jessicaisawolverine:

ridinginthecarwithroman:

jennic0re:

I’M DYING OMFGGG

Crying😂😂😂 is this real?

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SANDRA!!!!!!! im fucking dying

lmao she dead ass serious.

2damnfeisty:

jessicaisawolverine:

ridinginthecarwithroman:

jennic0re:

I’M DYING OMFGGG

Crying😂😂😂 is this real?

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SANDRA!!!!!!! im fucking dying

lmao she dead ass serious.

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tumbledore-:

puppetmasternaegi:

2xpistolsandawink:

nottheshepardyourelookingfor:

aktwerkthatbooty:

Jesus Christ.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE.

I just hurt myself laughing

Jesus, you JESUS.

OH MY GOD

Happy Good Friday

s1uts:

younggiftedafricanqueen:

sagaciousmentality:

c-laraity:

marfmellow:

PHARRELL WILLIAMS SPEAKS ON BEING A THE NEW BLACK

THIS WAS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

My gawd

Mmmmm

watch this

hellabloggin:

im so pro-selfie like there are so many bigger problems in the world than girls who think theyre pretty

one of those problems is girls who dont think theyre pretty

Posted 4 hours ago With 14,458 notes

“Comparing yourself to others is an act of violence against your authentic self.”

Iyanla Vanzant (via grillfriend)

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redreznikv:

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o for becoming People’s World’s Most Beautiful woman [x]

Tagged: #gifs

cocoyanel:

s-un-rise:

as we grow older, we are taught to put homework first, always. we are taught to set aside our interests to complete busy work. we are taught to indulge in time fillers, rather than doing what we really want. and so then, once in a blue moon, when we happen to have a day of no work, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. we forget what it means to be spontaneous; we learn to sit at a desk and focus. and I think that’s a shame

this hits home

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myfriendisaac:

-My Friend Brandy Norwood has always been one of my favorite females, musically, vocally, & physically. She’s always been absolutely gorgeous, but she looks her best whenever she’s red carpet ready: ebony skin, pearly whites, & jet black hair.

How do dick pics make u feel?

@Anonymous

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the-inspired-lesbian:

This is the fucking funniest thing I have ever seen omfg.

Posted 4 hours ago With 76,785 notes

Tagged: #same #lmfao

assyrian-prince:

It’s April 24th - Armenian Genocide Memorial Day.

May all the innocent Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians slaughtered like sheep by the Ottoman Empire rest in peace. Their deaths were not in vain. We remember them today and always. Their souls will haunt us until recognition will ring throughout the world. Until then, their screams will continue to keep us up at night.

Never forget.

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Tagged: #genocide tw

heyitsemele:

pastelmorgue:

eradicategirlhate:

you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical bitches that are probably on their period?

THE FUCKING DA VINCI CODE HAS BEEN CRACKED

Reblogging again, because this will never be irrelevant. 

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