The real question is why would you as a non-black person want to use [the N-word]? What do you get from using that word?

» @RaiElise in MY BLACK ATHEIST FAQ, as a response to the question ”Why can black people use the word “nigger” but as a white person I can’t?” (via mamie-caro)  
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livbestealingmymen:

devoncarrots:

livbestealingmymen:

Cuties

Parents judging the kid singing the solo and her mom is in the pew in front of them

Stop it!

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This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

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This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

(via backshelfpoet)

 
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nedahoyin:

thecosmonaut:

I, uh… might have gone on a pretty long rant on my Twitter just now. Here’s a small sample of my frustration.

Not at all here for how satisfied she is with herself for this rant but yeah.. This..

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v0dkathoughts:

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this could be us but you playin

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blueklectic:

Almost every day i lay in my bed for awhile and think about all the ways I’ve screwed up anything in my life

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gleeksandtheirconfessions:

Amber Riley is so gorgeous <3

gleeksandtheirconfessions:

Amber Riley is so gorgeous <3

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Excuse me?

» God giving you another chance after you say the wrong thing to African-American moms. African American Proverb: Black Parent Edition (via blackproverbs)  
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xso true

youngblackandvegan:

i think aggressively practicing self love is important, no matter where you are in life

if you’re single, you ought to dedicate time to finding out who you are and loving yourself

and if you’re in a relationship, you ought to dedicate time to finding out who you are and loving yourself

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