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Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it turns. It turns the rocky slopes into a hot, toxic environment. (Article) 

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whitegirlsaintshit:

shialabae:

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imsoshive:

She on beat like a muhhfucka

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shoutout to her for being so positive while going through chemo

FUCK ME UP MARY BETH

GET IT BITCH!!!! YESSS!!!! FUCK IT UP I LOVE IT!!!!!

The hood fucks with her heavily.

Ok but why she so smooth with it?
I love this

good luck to her on her  treatment.

This is kind of adorable.

Some day I will understand why POC asking to be included are attacked for not making their own things & then attacked for making things that focus on themselves. Please go buy a damned clue. You don’t get to exclude us at every turn then whine about us not including you.

ww3tour

protect women of color at all costs

therunawayone:

ww3tour:

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afro-dominicano:

shmobbie:

Protect women, protect people in general

what part of ‘protect women of color' do you not understand? don't come tryin to erase the context of color you fuckin demon

what part of ‘protect people in general’ do you not understand? don’t come tryin to erase the context of human equality you fuckin demon

believe it or not i didnt make this post so you could jerk off to your own whiteness  and wrong opinions 

LITERALLY WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE HOW DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU SAY YOU DON’T LIKE SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE THAT IS RACIST. WHY IS IT WRONG FOR SOMEONE TO SAY THEY WANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE IN GENERAL? AND HOW DOES THAT MAKE THEM A “DEMON”? INSTEAD OF CALLING PEOPLE STUPID NAMES, COME UP WITH A BETTER FUCKING ARGUMENT UUUUGGGHHH. I’VE FUCKING HAD IT WITH PEOPLE ASSUMING IM A VICTIM BECAUSE IM BROWN. IM A HUMAN NOT A COLOR FOR FUCKS SAKE. 

The point & your head are so far apart. Is there a particular reason you think that someone can’t make the safety of women of color a priority since they face some of the highest rates of violence with the lowest social status & levels of protection? I mean…facts, logic, critical thinking skills…these are all easy ways to work out the actual point of the post.

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howtobeterrell:

dopematters:

Nailed it!

Black Girls*

howtobeterrell:

dopematters:

Nailed it!

Black Girls*

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Please explain what the hell happened here. I…have so many questions.

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elisebrave:

Let’s try. :D

THIS FUXKING POST IS AMAZING I GOT ACCEPTED INTO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY GOD IT IS OF NO JOKE AHHHHH

ichikonohakko:

elisebrave:

Let’s try. :D

THIS FUXKING POST IS AMAZING I GOT ACCEPTED INTO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY GOD IT IS OF NO JOKE AHHHHH

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mediadiversified:

Brazil’s new primetime show “Sex and the Niggaz” serves the white gaze
by Blogueiras Negras
TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Nega”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.
The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the venacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Nega”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fucking and black women are for work”.
View more: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/10/18/brazils-new-primetime-show-sex-and-the-niggaz-serves-the-white-gaze/

mediadiversified:

Brazil’s new primetime show “Sex and the Niggaz” serves the white gaze

by Blogueiras Negras

TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Nega”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.

The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the venacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Nega”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fucking and black women are for work”.

View more: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/10/18/brazils-new-primetime-show-sex-and-the-niggaz-serves-the-white-gaze/

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kristoffbjorgman:

i’m noticing a trend here…

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS LIST. WHAT DID I TELL YALL?

help :/ 

This is making me angry.

A) Mulan was in love with Aurora and, rather then enduring watching the woman she loved live happily with someone else, she left to join the Merry Men. 

B) Tamara was working for the enemy, and kidnapped a child and took him to a totally different plane of reality. How are you upset or surprised that she met a bad end?

C) Yes, Rapunzel was only in one episode, but there are lots of characters that are only in one or two episode (Hansel & Gretel, Astrid, Cinderella). The main reason people are upset about Rapunzel and not the numerous others is because she’s a POC. 

"The main reason people are upset about Rapunzel and not the numerous others is because she’s a POC."

like….yeah?  exactly??  people are upset about a black character being sidelined BECAUSE there are SO FEW BLACK CHARACTERS, both in general and on this show.  even if there are a few one ep white characters, the majority (like, excluding one?) of the main characters are white so there’s no shortage of representation for white people in this show

True, but look at the source material. The fairy tales these characters are based on originated in Germany and, at the time, a majority (if not all) of the people in that area were white. 

I’m not saying it’s right that there isn’t equal representation in the media in general. I just take issue with the assumption that the creators of this show (and many others) are being actively racist. If they were racist, TRULY RACIST, there would be zero representation of POC. Not to mention the fact that race is almost never a factor in casting calls. They go for who does the best job, regardless of race.

Make it stop! Make it stop!

The stories aren’t even German though…like, why do people keep telling this lie about Grimm (also Maid Marian = German in what reality) as though it justifies modern decisions? And yes, the show runners choosing to cast POC as characters to be erased/killed over & over again is a sign of their racism. There’s no actual reason to center the story on Snow White in a universe where all the fairy tale characters are real after all.

linglife

In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.

Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:

“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”

Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:

“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.

This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)

Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.” 

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They make the kids seek out ‘bad kids’ so they can pass on their ‘failure’. This is how white supremacy becomes internalized.

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