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moniquill:

No it’s cool. Keep perpetuating a stereotyped, culturally-appropriated image of NDN women as hypersexual. It’s not like we’re 3.5 times more likely to be raped or anything (80% of which are committed by non-native rapists)
DEPICTIONS LIKE THIS ARE HURTFUL.
WAR BONNETS ARE NOT A FASHION STATEMENT.
Cultural appropriation is not beautiful.
It is your choice to reblog racist, appropriative images, you don’t have to do it.
Please stop tagging pictures like this ‘Native American’; they have nothing to do with NDN people.
Check out some links:
Cultural Appropriation on Wikipedia
Native Appropriations
My Culture is not a Trend
Here’s a quick checklist for whether it’s ok to wear a war bonnet (even a cheap imitation like this):
Was it placed onto your head by an elder/legitimate authority figure from a select number of plains nations because you personally achieved something so great that it is worthy of that kind of honor? (corrolary: If yes to the above, are you currently wearing it in an appropriate ceremonial fashion/setting? Like are you at a powwow or speaking with the president?)
If you answered ‘no’ then IT IS NOT OK.
Any more than it would be ok to buy a decorated veteran’s purple heart that he had to pawn and put -that- on for a sexy/edgy/hip photo shoot. It’s that kind of disrespect, on top of the slap in the face that is cultural appropriation in general.
Please take this picture down, and don’t post more like it. When you see your friends and associates and tumblr followers doing the same kind of thing, speak out against it. This is racist and hurtful.

moniquill:

No it’s cool. Keep perpetuating a stereotyped, culturally-appropriated image of NDN women as hypersexual. It’s not like we’re 3.5 times more likely to be raped or anything (80% of which are committed by non-native rapists)

DEPICTIONS LIKE THIS ARE HURTFUL.

WAR BONNETS ARE NOT A FASHION STATEMENT.

Cultural appropriation is not beautiful.

It is your choice to reblog racist, appropriative images, you don’t have to do it.

Please stop tagging pictures like this ‘Native American’; they have nothing to do with NDN people.

Check out some links:

Cultural Appropriation on Wikipedia

Native Appropriations

My Culture is not a Trend

Here’s a quick checklist for whether it’s ok to wear a war bonnet (even a cheap imitation like this):

Was it placed onto your head by an elder/legitimate authority figure from a select number of plains nations because you personally achieved something so great that it is worthy of that kind of honor? (corrolary: If yes to the above, are you currently wearing it in an appropriate ceremonial fashion/setting? Like are you at a powwow or speaking with the president?)

If you answered ‘no’ then IT IS NOT OK.

Any more than it would be ok to buy a decorated veteran’s purple heart that he had to pawn and put -that- on for a sexy/edgy/hip photo shoot. It’s that kind of disrespect, on top of the slap in the face that is cultural appropriation in general.

Please take this picture down, and don’t post more like it. When you see your friends and associates and tumblr followers doing the same kind of thing, speak out against it. This is racist and hurtful.

blodmorell
deluxvivens:

happyparis:

by diane sagnier

Can someone tell me what tribe this is supposed to be from?

deluxvivens:

happyparis:

by diane sagnier

Can someone tell me what tribe this is supposed to be from?

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uh-lee-uh
uh-lee-uh:

Aaliyah Dior is her name!

uh-lee-uh:

Aaliyah Dior is her name!

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luxuriousamerican
deluxvivens:

Still trying to understand. What makes this a beautiful picture?

You mean you don’t like conquest, genocide & complete & total disregard for the sanctity of another culture’s sacred objects? Sexualizing NDN women is totes okay to do, after all their higher rape stats don’t mean shit to white women.

deluxvivens:

Still trying to understand. What makes this a beautiful picture?

You mean you don’t like conquest, genocide & complete & total disregard for the sanctity of another culture’s sacred objects? Sexualizing NDN women is totes okay to do, after all their higher rape stats don’t mean shit to white women.

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thechinnel

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sourcedumal:

PFFT! FUCK THAT NOISE!! I’ll eat my collard greens, catfish, red beans and rice all day every day, and I WISH a mothafucka would say somethin. They’d get the side eye TOO quick.
Besides, majority of the time, they want to eat what I got cuz it tastes so good….

Pfft, my white friends come to my house when they want soul food. Actually so d my black ones.

sourcedumal:

PFFT! FUCK THAT NOISE!! I’ll eat my collard greens, catfish, red beans and rice all day every day, and I WISH a mothafucka would say somethin. They’d get the side eye TOO quick.

Besides, majority of the time, they want to eat what I got cuz it tastes so good….

Pfft, my white friends come to my house when they want soul food. Actually so d my black ones.

sourcedumal:

I have a friend who actually broke the damn dryer itself…..

I’ve broken two dryers & I don’t know how many combs…

sourcedumal:

I have a friend who actually broke the damn dryer itself…..

I’ve broken two dryers & I don’t know how many combs…

MSNBC
facesoftheearth:

IndiaA young Indian girl counts on an abacus, Sept. 7, at a school in Allahabad, India on International Literacy Day. According to the 2011 Indian Census, the country’s literacy rate is 74.04% of the total population aged seven and above.Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP

facesoftheearth:

India

A young Indian girl counts on an abacus, Sept. 7, at a school in Allahabad, India on International Literacy Day. According to the 2011 Indian Census, the country’s literacy rate is 74.04% of the total population aged seven and above.

Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

xicacha:

Lord jeebus.

OMG, there was this white guy who told me he liked black girls because our breasts look just like those cookies with the Hershey’s kiss in the middle. He never did figure out why he had no chance.

Lord have mercy. That dude just had his brain turned off that whole convo, didn’t he….

The sad thing is he really thought he was doing something. Even went into this whole bit about how those cookies were always his favorite. All I could do was get away from him as fast as humanly possible.

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

xicacha:

Lord jeebus.

OMG, there was this white guy who told me he liked black girls because our breasts look just like those cookies with the Hershey’s kiss in the middle. He never did figure out why he had no chance.

Lord have mercy. That dude just had his brain turned off that whole convo, didn’t he….

The sad thing is he really thought he was doing something. Even went into this whole bit about how those cookies were always his favorite. All I could do was get away from him as fast as humanly possible.