sheer-powder:

“We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 
A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.
To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.
For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.
I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. “
—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool


Fuck cultural appropriation…

sheer-powder:

We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 

A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.

To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.

For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.

I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. “

—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool

Fuck cultural appropriation…

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baggy-cell-phone:

eoo:

fuck what ya told

THUG LIFE

ANARCHY!!!

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keepya-head-up:

thedivinepath:

The mind of a 15-year old..

Damn


So much truth…

keepya-head-up:

thedivinepath:

The mind of a 15-year old..

Damn

So much truth…

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setthechildrenfree:

Kill a man from the military you’re a weirdo, kill a wog from the middle east you’re a hero. Your country is causing screams that never reach your ear holes. America inflicted a million ground zeros, follow the dollar and swallow your humanity. Soldiers committing savagery you never even have to see.
+Lowkey

setthechildrenfree:

Kill a man from the military you’re a weirdo, kill a wog from the middle east you’re a hero. Your country is causing screams that never reach your ear holes. America inflicted a million ground zeros, follow the dollar and swallow your humanity. Soldiers committing savagery you never even have to see.

+Lowkey

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hungry-horny-feminist:

wine-in-a-can:

trusthim:

So whitemanmarchprotestsigns is trending on twitter and I thought I’d share some of my favorites. Part 1 of 2.


Hypocrites all. This “trend” is just as racist as these people make white people out to be. It is possible to be racist against whites. I wonder how these same people would react if the hashtag was “blackmanprotestsigns” with people writing bad stereotypes against blacks.

Ummm let me explain something to you sir, because you really are missing a lot of shit. 

Racism is a combination of racial prejudice and systematic institutional power. Therefore people of color can not be racist! People of color can dislike white people, but that doesn’t make them racist, because they lack the institutional power to be. So sorry, you are wrong. Like really fucking wrong. There is a difference between a stereotype which shows someone in power, and a stereotype that has caused the pain, suffering, and systematic oppression of the masses. Do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up. 

#TRUTH

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mamapinup:

Once again people, sorry to bother you all with this again.

In 2010 I gave birth to a stillborn baby girl, she was born at 20weeks 5days gestation and only weighed a tiny 0.30grams. She was the length of our hand making her far too small to be put in any crib available. She was given to us in a wicker basket that would of been used for decoration or carrying flowers in, and even that still drowned her. We also had no clothing or nappies(diapers) that were small enough to fit so we had to wrap her in a cardigan but thankfully the hospital had a mini hat that fitted her.

I know so many families that haven’t been as lucky as we were and had their children given to them in things such as a shoe box, or some even had their baby ‘disposed’ before getting a chance or choice to meet them. This hurts me so much, no one should ever go through that. It’s the most awful and heart wrenching thing to have to lose a child, and it hurts more when you and your child are not treated with the respect you both deserve.

So, myself and my mother in law are creating miniature cribs and clothing to be able to donate to hospitals and help families as best as we can that are going through, are due to go through or have been through this awful ordeal. We want the babies that are born prematurely to be treated like they are still babies, because we find that a lot of the time they’re not and that’s not right. We want families to have the best experience that is even possible during that time, to have the chance of dressing your child and putting them in their cribs in hopes that this is able to help the grieving process.

As you can see in the pictures, these are some of the items that have been made already. Three mini cribs, that will be available in different colours. Mini outfits, hats and booties and also we are in the process of creating some mini teddy bears that will be perfect sizes for the little babies too.

BUT, the base of the cribs are made with the above ice cream tubs and we are currently funding everything ourselves. Wool, embellishments, stuffing, ice cream tubs, patterns etc. all we are hoping to ask for is that you would be kind enough to share these posts around to any networking platforms available and spread the word. Anyone that is able to save us these tubs would be amazing.

The ice cream tubs that we need are by Carte D’or, or any similar oval tubs. If you are able to save them, I am able to pay shipping costs in order to receive them. It would really mean so very much if you were able to help us at all. So, thank you in advance.

*please reblog and share this post as much as possible to spread the word to those able to help and those in need of the help*

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On that note, I GOT MY FIRST BEARD COMB!!! It’s just a little guy but it kicks much ass!!! THANK YOU bigredbeardcombs!!! Much beard and man love to you all!!!

On that note, I GOT MY FIRST BEARD COMB!!! It’s just a little guy but it kicks much ass!!! THANK YOU bigredbeardcombs!!! Much beard and man love to you all!!!

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Dear US Customs and Border Protection and HM Revenue and Customs,
I am curious as to how it’s possible for a package from Canada to go through and process customs in about a weeks time whereas a package from myself, purchased through an online retailer, to my girlfriend residing in the UK that I bought at Christmas time has yet to arrive to her and vice versa? It is March, almost the Ides. Neither one of us has seen either heads nor tails of each other’s CHRISTMAS GIFTS. How is this possible? Please explain.
Sincerely,
Concerned Pining Santa Claus

Dear US Customs and Border Protection and HM Revenue and Customs,
I am curious as to how it’s possible for a package from Canada to go through and process customs in about a weeks time whereas a package from myself, purchased through an online retailer, to my girlfriend residing in the UK that I bought at Christmas time has yet to arrive to her and vice versa? It is March, almost the Ides. Neither one of us has seen either heads nor tails of each other’s CHRISTMAS GIFTS. How is this possible? Please explain.
Sincerely,
Concerned Pining Santa Claus