"I Can’t Think Straight" (via raysofthesun)
I am! and i love it when I surprise her and her whole face lights up!
I want to be with someone who, 10 years from now, makes my heart jump when I hear her key in the door.
"dark lipstick makes you look intimidating"
good. stay the hell away from me.
people so badly want feminism to be this all-validating tool for whatever patriarchal crap they decide they like. an accessory to make them feel a false sense of empowerment. well if you feel so righteous about your choices and you like them so much and they feel so natural for you, then you don’t need feminism to pat you on the head and tell you that all is well. because meanwhile there are non-conforming women who are getting spit on by society and need our support.
Radio Raheem: Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that’s right. Ooh, it’s a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he’s down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love.
LOVE this movie
"A woman opens up about a man groping her on a street corner in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. Since the incident, she has struggled to find a sense of belonging amid crime."
I fucking hate this!!!!
I can’t, I just can’t right now with white people.
I can’t with people who move here and think that they have the right to “move-in and make community”
As if the communities that existed before them are somehow broken, uncivil, invalid.
I can’t with the way that media continues to provide platforms for WHITE people to share their experience amongst the people that they’ve appropriated (XOjane mag with the yoga nonsense included) , the people that have economic strife (NYT article about a homeless family focused on Dasani Coates an “invisible girl”) and now this fuckery about being a wolf and a lamb because some white lady wanted to live in an “up and coming neighborhood” and has to go through her white guilt and sexual assault history because some other (probably white) person has asked her the status check question of “where do you live?”.
The notion of being a wolf… So you riding in on your “liberal” or “cultured” sleigh… Move to Brooklyn or Washington heights, or Harlem, and now the Bronx because you can’t afford manhattan or brooklyn heights or Park slope and you see yourself as part of some sort of guilt free gentrification movement because you enjoy the curry dinner, you enjoy the local Korean markets, you speak your educational French to someone who maybe Creole and you BAKE FUCKING COOKIES to share at your reading group… GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!
Be humble when you home to the hood, cuz how I see it, the crime and the culture of that community comes from the way that our society continues to fund and flourish your privilege and access. Don’t cry lamb when you find out that you couldn’t TOP/MOUNT/COLONIZE this place that YOU ARE NOT FROM.
I am not in any way saying she deserves to be sexually assaulted… But It offends me to read an article that is laden with race politics by a writer that can very well opt-out of these things.
How many other people have been popped (gunned down) on Nostrand ave?
How many other BROWN/BLACK females have been assaulted?
How many residential “local” people are included on those maps as victims of violence and not assailants?
I am from Brooklyn, I lived on Nostrand and Pacific, my partner’s family grew up in and around that area, on both sides of Fulton (Crown Heights and Bed Stuy) and they’ve seen and been through a lot of shit…(young black boy chopped up and put in garbage bags at the train station, young Latino boy killed in a hate crime, 2 lesbians being beaten by the cops, my brother jumped by a group of boys)
Where are their articles in the New York Times?
Will someone come to their defense if they said that they’d been trying to build community but had been violated?
-won’t nobody care, unless a WHITE WOMAN writes about it.
-won’t nobody do a god damn thing
But since what is white is right… We will continue to save space for those that give “white woman” -fragile, bitchy, and in need of recognition and protection.
Some aware of their privilege, some full of white guilt, and many oblivious to it all because they have been assured that they are the “threat”
#reasonswhyIcant #ImnotracistImBLACK #myBROOKLYNisnotforgentrification #beHUMBLEwhenyoustepintheHOOD
Uh…… you mean like this?
Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)
This changed me.
When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.