Her blackness is fine, the blackness of her skin; the blackness of her mind.
Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind.
Please, please, please, everyone reblog this. Please. I’m begging you.
Not from Canada but pretty sure some of my followers are.
Just rb… it takes two seconds of your day and could save a child’s life.
Bejewelled by Tosyne
Thank you to Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy , Tyler Perry and Miguel A. Nunez for perpetuating stereotypes for black women everywhere. It’s not enough that we don’t get viable roles within the media. Yet when we have BLACK men take on these roles and mock the very beings that gave them birth. When we have men of color taking on what white hollywood throws at them and helping to spread the toxic image of what a black woman actually is within the media… We are lost. At the same time the underlying issue that no one wants to talk about is the humiliation and the de-humanization of the black male. He is not male enough to earn a role unless he’s paid his dues. Let’s give him the part of a female. Let’s give him the part of “black woman”.
This is the aunt gemima ghetto-ized characterization in the media. I for one am tired of seeing black men play “ghetto” black women. I’m tired of seeing black women play maids. I’m tired of seeing us play slaves, hoes, prositutes, abused, depressed, ignorant…
I’m tired of it.
We have lives. We have thoughts, we have ideals - and the more you support ignorant stereotypes like this in the media, the more you perpetuate the ideal that you as a black woman or a black male is not good enough for actual character. We are made into 2D characters. Cheap witty, eye-popping shoe cleaning remarks - INTERNALIZED BLACKFACE.
Just a rant.
Not just that. It’s especially FAT black women who are harangued by this shit.
Our bodies are a joke
We are the desexualized mules who are loud and obnoxious and everyone wants to escape.
We don’t fucking have agency.
"Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.
The night’s carnage left some 3,000 African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.
The best description of Black Wall Street, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini Beverly Hills. It was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure. That’s what Black Wall Street was all about.
The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15 minutes. As for resources, there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys and doctors. One doctor was Dr. Berry, who owned the bus system. His average income was $500 a day, hefty pocket change in 1910…”