just everything lovely.
just everything lovely.
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All Power To The People (Released: 1996)Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama
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janetmock:

gradientlair:

"Janet, you know how much I love you. I look up to you as a big sister. And this book really, in my eyes, made me see myself as not just the one who went through my experience alone. Every time I would read a page in your book, it would be like a black and white scene of a movie in my head of my life, of something that you experienced that I’ve experienced in some way. It’s really hard for me to express myself to people when it comes to experiences that I had whether it be good or bad. And for you to have written a book about that is really a blessing. It’s like…this is like the ten commandments for us right now. Like literally. It speaks truth. And with truth comes freedom." - CeCe McDonald
Part of what Cece McDonald said to Janet Mock in regards to her important, exquisitely written, groundbreaking book about being a trans woman of colour, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Quote is from The Barnard Center For Research on Women annual salon that featured several panelists.

Oh, CeCe. I love that girl.
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jskinz:

A thousand points for Gryffindor!
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West African Teen Taunted With Chants of ‘Ebola’ at High School Soccer Game
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erikalinderfanpage:


Erika Linder
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thotnun:

Emma Watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats
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etphoneboner:

cute-pubes:

What’s difficult to digest is this “praise” of all things black - from cornrows and large booties to acrylic nails, door-knocker earrings, and tribal fabrics - only becomes “chic,” “trendy,” and “epic” when worn by white women. When these same cultural markers are on black women, they are “ghetto,” “urban,” and “ratchet” - meaning, unpretty.
"It’s offensive," said Doreen E. Loury, director of Pan-African studies at Arcadia University. "The natural beauty of black women that has been historically demonized and classified as unattractive, is now the runway’s hottest new swag. And it’s not even being celebrated on black bodies."
Read more here

and words like “ghetto”, “rachet”, and “thug” take on more “funny”, positive meanings when applied to white people. A white thug is being funny/ironic, while a black thug gets shot by police.