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I’m going to wade into this argument because hey, I’m a black person with locs (different cultural significance, different name, look it up I am not Rasta therefore do not have “dreds”). I lived in Brooklyn for 2 years. I saw some really amazing white people dreds in that time. It was like a rare sighting of some long extinct tropical bird or something.

But this was in a vacuum, and in no way the norm.

The norm is that when I see a white person with dreds, on the whole I want to dip them in a vat of bleach and shave their heads. It incenses me that people accuse me of being dirty when I smell like goddamn juices and berries, and these nasty ass anarchists kids get to make a mockery of my culture with a goddamn birds nest on their heads.

But I digress.

White folks with dreds do not negate the fact that I had to watch my mother struggle in corporate environment with her natural hair, and have a lot of judgement leveled at her by some pretty clueless white people. And that I was called Medusa by ignorant ass white AND black kids for the better part of eight years. Even if you do it well, if you are not a person of color, then just accept the fact that what you are doing is cultural appropriation. And that you can simply untangle your hair to regain every ounce of your white privilege. And a lot of people of color have a lot of feels about that.

So go ahead and defend your right to steal yet something else from brown folks without giving a damn thing back because you have no culture (or swagger for that matter) to speak of.

And the one thing we keep telling you ignorant motherfuckers is that ONE BLACK PERSON DOES NOT SPEAK FOR EVERYONE.


A racist society will give you a racist science.

R. M. Young (1987). Racist society, racist science. In D. Gill & L. Levidow (Eds.) Anti-racist science teaching(pp. 16-42). London: Free Association Books. (via homoarigato)

remember when i posted about how science can be oppressive and i got hate mail and hundreds of notes of people calling me stupid

yeah that was fun 

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Remember that time when they made up a disease for black ppl when we didnt wanna be stuck as slaves?

Remember when they operated on black women with no anesthesia to get modern gynecological surgical procedures?

Remember when they sterilized poor woc without consent to keep us from ‘creating more undesirables’?

Remember when the government allowed Black men to go untreated with Syphilis even after a cure was discovered?

Remember when minority heavy areas in cities were sprayed with radioactive material to ‘test’ how America could handle a nuclear fallout?

Oh, you dont? Because I do…

Go look it up. Every single one was done by a white supremacist nation called America.


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Don’t forget that in 1975 about 35% of Puerto Rican Women were sterilized without their consent by the US government 

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1. A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History by Nicholas Wade (Published 2014)

"Right now, it’s undeniable that Wade’s work is the most influential work of scientific racism circulating today. His argument is that racial groups have genetic predispositions to certain kinds of mental skills, some of which evolved only over the past few hundred years. As a result, some races are more creative or intelligent than others. The Chinese, he argues, are more prone to obedience, while people from tribal societies in Africa are impulsive and quick to consume everything they have. Meanwhile, Europeans are good at becoming prosperous due to their thoughtful, forward-thinking natures.

2. The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray (Published 1994)

"In this incredibly influential work of economics and sociology, researchers Herrnstein and Murray argue that class differences between whites and blacks in America can be traced back to differences in IQ. Blacks, they write, are simply not as intelligent as whites (and, to a certain extent, Asians — though mostly they’re talking just about blacks and whites). Because many studies show that IQ is a very strong indicator of economic success, they believe that IQ differences are at the root of racial differences. They use "scientific" data about IQ scores to dismiss the idea that political inequalities and the history of slavery in the U.S. are causes of racial inequality."

3.  “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” By: Satoshi Kanazawa (Published 2011)

"Dr Kanazawa, a lecturer at the London School of Economics, has published findings based on a survey of white, Asian, black and native American men and women who were asked to rate each other’s attractiveness based on photographs.

Nor does he explore the fact that the research on which he bases his conclusion was conducted in America where European ideals of beauty dominate.”

***Satoshi Kanazawa has been the only recipient on this list dismissed for his work, could it be because he is an Asian man?***

In response to ongoing controversy over views such as that African countries suffer chronic poverty and illness because their people have lower IQs and that black women are “objectively less attractive” than other races, he was dismissed from writing for Psychology Today.


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Teacher: Reading a book is better than sex.
[Class titters]
Teacher: It’s like a 10-hour orgasm!
[Laughter increases]
Girl pipes up: Yeah, and with a book I actually get to finish!
[Boys’ laughter dies off almost instantly as the girls hoot]



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