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“Saying people of color are obsessed with race is like saying that someone is obsessed with swimming when they’re drowning.”

Hari Kondabolu  (via jakeenglish)


The amazing JD Urban captures the magic of visiting Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” like few other photographers have. Follow his #everydaypeopleproject on Instagram!

there aren’t any words for how really and truly heartbroken i am that i won’t get to see this in person. i missed her retrospective here in london by a couple of days at the beginning of the year, now i’m missing this back home. heavy sigh.



Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English (via TED)

"You’re so articulate" is one of those unintentionally offensive compliments that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. It basically translates to "You don’t sound like those OTHER black people." Which is then accompanied by a "hint hint" and "nudge nudge." This TED talk accurately breaks down what it’s like to change or "code-switch" between English dialects and why one isn’t any better than the other.


That as I sit here prepping my next hand in, this comes across my dash. This exact summation of my project in under 5 minutes.

And all it does is get me hype to see this thing through and add my interpretation to this important discussion.

Thank you for sharing, Chesca! And THANK YOU, Jamila.

yes, i’m still trippin.


beautiful, glorious, on point, perf, magical.

watch, get your life, then go complete my survey.

Postgraduate Degree Survey | Nuri Abdur-Rauf, London College of Communication


I’m conducting an anonymous survey for my Master’s major project. Click above to participate. It shouldn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Subject: The way African Americans speak.

Please signal boost on Tumblr and anywhere else you’d like…I’m shooting for as large a sample size as possible.


Help me out, peeps! I’d really appreciate it.




I hate the term “women of color”
Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color? Why must I be excluded from a group of women?

"Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color?"

Since your ancestors decided to call everyone who wasn’t them, “Coloured”. We didn’t invent the game, we just play it.

atomic-glitter: 100, devourmysoul: 0

“This whole notion of the disappeared, I think, is something that runs through my work. I’m very interested in absence and presence in the way that particularly black women’s experience and black women’s contribution to culture is often erased and marginalised. So that it’s important for me as an individual, and obviously a black woman artist, to put black women back into the centre of the frame…both literally within the photographic image, but also within the cultural institutions where our work operates.”

— Maud Sulter

“I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being. Therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people don’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a public place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him." That bill was for the white man, not for me. I knew I could vote all the time and that it wasn’t a privilege but my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill to tell white people, “When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him." That bill was for white people. I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want. You need a civil rights bill, not me.”

Stokely Carmichael, setting shit straight and placing responsibility for the “race problem” squarely where it belongs. 


The very language in regards to civil rights in this country is embedded in white supremacist ideology. How many of us have been duped into accepting the fallacious notion that whites have “given” blacks rights? The notion itself presupposes black inferiority while failing to acknowledge the root problem: white racism. Change the language, change your mind.

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Pair with “Racism is the white people’s disease”. Ya’ll brought on the problems.

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