smash it dead
How the GOP stopped caring about you
(Eddie Guy for The Washington Post)
The Angry Black Woman is a racist trope used to deny black women their humanity. Black women aren’t allowed to be complicated — they’re just angry. Black women aren’t allowed to be upset or vulnerable — they’re just angry. Black women are not allowed justifiable reactions to the myriad of bullshit — racist, sexist and otherwise — that they face. Oh, you know those black ladies are just so angry all the time.
Can’t agree with this, I know a few empowered Sistas that live on their own terms. Wish I knew more.
#Ferguson #Mike Brown
“The real tragedy is that there are some ignorant brothers out here. That’s why I’m not on this all white or all black shit. I’m on all real or all fake shit with people, whatever color you are. The same niggaz that did Malcolm X, the same niggaz that did Jesus Christ, every brother ain’t a brother. They will do you. So just because it’s black, don’t mean it’s cool. And just because it’s white, don’t mean it’s evil.” -Tupac Shakur [Via It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop]
Before I realized it was happening, this man spoke to me on a deep and profound level. I miss him and would trade every artist on top of the charts 10 times over to have him back. He opened my eyes to the struggle, of which I really had no prior knowledge. No one did it better than him.