black. mother. womanist. queer. writer. veg. lover

It just hurts so bad to be Black in America.

Mainstream Media be like:

"Random white person off the street what are your uniformed, irrelevant opinions on race?"

Like there aren’t people who study, talk, write and engage in these critical discussions on the daily.

Oppression and “consciousness” of said oppression is weighing me down. Hiatus-ing for now. DMs get sent to my email if you want/need to reach me.

Anonymous asked
Funny how you diss katy perry on here for "Cultural Appropriation" but then preach Rihanna. Haven't you seen the pics of Rihanna with a hijab?

I don’t “preach Rihanna.” As a Black woman who has often spoken her mind and who often boldly stands up for herself I can appreciate various aspects of her public persona.

Is Rihanna sometimes problematic? Yes. Does she sometimes engage in horizontal oppression? Hell yes. Do I hold Rihanna up as the end all be all? No. Celebrities are flawed and should not be put up on a pedestal.

If you like Katy Perry’s music that’s on you, but if you are unable to see that she is often racist & unapologetic about it then you’re allowing your fandom to color your perspective.

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But why are they all coded as men of color, specifically Black men. This is my issue w/ white ppl (women) taking up the fight against street harassment.

(via forgedinpolitics)

If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color?

What is the theory behind racist feminism?