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September 9, 2011


September 11, 2011


newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic
For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!
Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.
I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?
Here is the description next to the interactive version:
“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”
Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.
Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 
Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.
Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

reblogged for commentary.

newwavefeminism:

so-treu:

sapphrikah:

milkstudios:

Makeover Magic

For our second Beauty Bar interactive we have Nyasha at Marilyn. Check out Milk Made to drag the grey bar and see her transformation before and after the Richard Chai show!

Photo by: Greg Kessler

Okay, note to self, don’t ever start your day off with tumblr unless you want a big hot mug full of “the fuck?!” to be your new morning mantra.

I saw this and I said to myself, “no, that’s not the same girl. Nah, they wouldn’t make her blatantly lighters as some form of beautification. That’d be way too over the line.” So I clicked the tumblr, found the website and the interactive version of this thing, right here. Go ahead, drag the bar… Now tell me what they did that doesn’t include making her lighter, giving her lipstick, and combing her straightened hair?

Here is the description next to the interactive version:

“Photographer Greg Kessler captures the model-morphoses of New York Fashion Week. Here, the modelNyasha @Marilyn before (right) and after (left) is transformed at Richard Chai, with makeup by James Kaliardos and hair by Tippi Shorter for Avon Techniques. (Drag the grey bar horizontally to reveal the full makeover magic.)”

Jame Kaliardos and I need to have a fucking talk, then.

Is this not blatant fuckery or am I trippin’? Maybe it’s the lighting, Demi. It’s just a lighting difference. 

Nah, fuck that. And if you ask me her nose looks photoshopped smaller too.

Good morning to you too, tumblr.

no. this is blatant racist shadist fuckey.

…the fuck?

reblogged for commentary.

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nuestrahermana:

Gloria Anzaldua (Tejana Chicana poet and activist)
“I am visible—see this Indian face—yet I  am invisible. I both blind them with my beak nose and am their blind  spot. But I exist, we exist. They’d like to think I have melted in the  pot. But I haven’t. We haven’t.
I am playing with my Self, I am playing with the world’s soul, I am the  dialogue between my Self and el espiritu del mundo. I change myself, I  change the world.
The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado,  mexicano, immigrant Latino, Anglo in power, working class Anglo, Black,  Asian—our psyches resemble the bordertowns and are populated by the  same people. The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in  outer terrains. Awareness of our situation must come before inner  changes, which in turn come before changes in society. Nothing happens  in the “real” world unless it first happens in the images in our heads.
Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and  multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new  element, an “alien” element.”

nuestrahermana:

Gloria Anzaldua (Tejana Chicana poet and activist)


“I am visible—see this Indian face—yet I am invisible. I both blind them with my beak nose and am their blind spot. But I exist, we exist. They’d like to think I have melted in the pot. But I haven’t. We haven’t.

I am playing with my Self, I am playing with the world’s soul, I am the dialogue between my Self and el espiritu del mundo. I change myself, I change the world.

The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado, mexicano, immigrant Latino, Anglo in power, working class Anglo, Black, Asian—our psyches resemble the bordertowns and are populated by the same people. The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains. Awareness of our situation must come before inner changes, which in turn come before changes in society. Nothing happens in the “real” world unless it first happens in the images in our heads.

Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an “alien” element.”

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September 23, 2011


October 6, 2011


peecharrific:

darkjez:

dedicated to peech

i’m dying. i am dying. I AM DYING.

LMAOOOOOOOOOO THE TILTED HEAD AND THE AFRO PUFFS

K BUT U RONG, DOE

I AM DYING

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL SHUT THE FRONT DOOR

lmaooooooooo….

IM NOT RAYSIT! U IZ RAYSIT FOR CALLIN ME ONE!

oh man….i can’t do this today. i am weak with laughter

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October 10, 2011


The racial imbalance in New York City’s foster care population is truly mind-boggling: out of 42,000 children in the system at the end of 1997, only 1,300 were white. About 30 percent of the children who live in New York City are white. Yet white children make up only 3 percent of its foster care caseload. Less than 24 percent in foster care are Latino and the vast majority — 73 percent — are African American. Clearly, child welfare authorities consider foster care a last resort when it comes to white families.

Black children, on the other hand, are separated from their parents with relative ease. One out of every twenty-two Black children in New York City is in foster care. The system’s grasp is even tighter on poor Black neighborhoods, such as Central Harlem, where one out of ten children has been placed in foster care. This means that in every apartment building in Central Harlem, we could expect to find at least one family whose children are in state custody. This is a far cry from the more reasonable odds for white children — only one out of 385. Black children are ten times more likely to be placed in foster care in New York City than white children.

Dorothy Roberts, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (via notime4yourshit)

When my ex filed the phony abuse reports against me (long story short, this was his idea of a way to get custody & stop paying child support), they came to my then 3 year old son’s preschool intent on taking him into custody immediately. Fortunately the report detailed serious bruises which didn’t exist at all. Plus the school’s assistant director had some experience with DCFS & she insisted that they interview kiddo in the building or go get a warrant. They interviewed him, quickly figured out he’d been coached (badly, since he could only remember part of the story), and after a visit to my home & checking with his pediatrician they closed the case. I got through it, but it was clear to me throughout that it was my ex’s stupidity that kept my kid from being taken by the system. If it hadn’t been such a blatant misuse of the system I don’t know that they wouldn’t have taken kiddo from me. I was black, single, living in the projects (see the aforementioned child support which wasn’t getting paid & still isn’t), and getting over cancer. The social worker even made comments about how amazed she was at the cleanliness of my house & the amount of healthy food in my fridge. They expect us to be bad parents so any deviation from the white suburban “norm” can have dire consequences for parents of color or lower economic means.

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April 18, 2012


karnythia:

velocicrafter:

jalwhite:

modernistwitchery:

redlightpolitics:

Lesley Arfin, one of the writers of HBO series Girls, on Twitter.
I suppose this is a joke? Is this how she deals with commentary about the lack of diversity in the show? I am baffled, someone through me a rope!

Well, this made me feel like barfing.

Disgusting.

white people: missing the point, making it about themselves, & showing their racist asses since forever.

Tell me again that the complete erasure of WOC from Girls was an accident? Go on, claim that bullshit again. Mind you, there are white people in Precious, but why let facts intrude on your racism?

this some racist bullshit. now i REALLY don’t wanna watch the show.

karnythia:

velocicrafter:

jalwhite:

modernistwitchery:

redlightpolitics:

Lesley Arfin, one of the writers of HBO series Girls, on Twitter.

I suppose this is a joke? Is this how she deals with commentary about the lack of diversity in the show? I am baffled, someone through me a rope!

Well, this made me feel like barfing.

Disgusting.

white people: missing the point, making it about themselves, & showing their racist asses since forever.

Tell me again that the complete erasure of WOC from Girls was an accident? Go on, claim that bullshit again. Mind you, there are white people in Precious, but why let facts intrude on your racism?

this some racist bullshit. now i REALLY don’t wanna watch the show.

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April 23, 2012


trubr0wn:

sharquaouia:

mehreenkasana:

frombaghdadwithlove:

Oppressed Iraqi girl.

REBLOG WITH YOUR NATIVE HOMELANDS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Y’ALL MUSLIM PEOPLE OPPRESSED. USE THIS EVIL CHARACTER GENERATOR. AND HAVE OPPRESSED FUN.

trubr0wn:

sharquaouia:

mehreenkasana:

frombaghdadwithlove:

Oppressed Iraqi girl.

REBLOG WITH YOUR NATIVE HOMELANDS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Y’ALL MUSLIM PEOPLE OPPRESSED. USE THIS EVIL CHARACTER GENERATOR. AND HAVE OPPRESSED FUN.

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May 7, 2012


softjunebreeze:

READ: Naomi Schaefer Riley has been canned!

"When we published Naomi Schaefer Riley’s blog posting on Brainstorm last week (“The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations”), several thousand of you spoke out in outrage and disappointment that The Chronicle had published an article that did not conform to the journalistic standards and civil tone that you expect from us.

We’ve heard you, and we have taken to heart what you said.

We now agree that Ms. Riley’s blog posting did not meet The Chronicle’s basic editorial standards for reporting and fairness in opinion articles. As a result, we have asked Ms. Riley to leave the Brainstorm blog.”

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May 8, 2012


Valenti’s White Feminist Legacy: How to erase people of colour from a genre they created

garconniere:

thankyoubasedsantorum:

bowfolk:

MCA’s Feminist Legacy: How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans

jessicavalenti:

For one of the first times, the music I loved loved me back.

GROSSSSSSSSSSS TO THE MAX.
WHAT THE FUCK. 

Like, please. Fuck off, Valenti.

“For one of the first times, the music I loved loved me back?” Is that some kind of bullshit dig at the rest of the rap music, the “big, black scary misogynistic” kind you white feminists love to shit on? Is that some kind of not-that-subliminal message that you couldn’t stomach rap music unless it was at the hands of three white men who occasionally said some shit about abuse because it’s not like black rap artists never talked about sexism? I guess the other topics discussed in rap/hip-hop never really spoke volumes to you, huh?

For you to elevate the Beastie Boys as some kind of representatives for “the music you loved” (rap) when in reality they were and have always been a minority in said genre, like. You are showing your ass real good. Real fucking good.

Let’s be real: the Beastie Boys were great to some people and that’s fine. But you know what bugs me about them and subsequently this article? The fact that all it took for them to make a name was being white boys in a black genre and speaking up. I’m not even going to talk about their anti-sexist ideals—wonderful things were done and I won’t deny that, but people stay acting like the Beasite Boys were some kind of feminist island in a genre full of black men who like talking about bitches. Fuck that. Y’all can keep trying to erase the efforts of anti-sexist black rappers, but I won’t. 

I’m glad it took the Beastie Boys speaking up about shit only you care about for you to realize that “[rap] loved you back,” Valenti—but it’s whatever. 

also a commentor of the nation blog post wrote this, which sums up the whole problem quite neatly:

…while I appreciate the sentiment quite a bit, the way it seems like you’re giving cookies to the one white hip hop group while talking about how the rest of the genre is so misogynistic is kind of making me a bit uncomfortable.

What about all the feminist female MCs of color? What about the black and Latino MCs who had similar messages about respecting women?

(Source: jessicavalenti)

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