do you ever start to get like really irrationally mad at people for no reason like because they’re standing around in the kitchen and won’t leave when you want to get some food or they move something you set down somewhere else or they forget to close the door when they leave like it’s just a stupid little thing but it makes you so mad
I MADE THIS WITH MY TEARS
Once upon a time I was babysitting my 12 year-old cousin and I took her to the mall for food and window shopping. This was around the time Enchanted came out so of course the walls were lined with Giselle. Not that I particularly minded, Enchanted was a good film.
So at any rate, I was casually browsing some of the outfits they had out and pick out this pink sparkly dress meant to be Aurora’s. I said, “Hey, Destiny, why don’t you wear this for Halloween?”
I should note I was just joking because this was the age where she was rebelling against dresses but rather than to comment on that she simply replied with, “That isn’t for me.”
I thought she was talking about the fact that I was holding up a dress so I pressed on, “Aw why not? C’mooon! I’m sure it’ll look great on you! Oh we could get you a nice tiara and sparkly heels-“
But she shook her head and went, “That’s only for white girls.”
Of course it was the initial line that took me by surprise, but even moreso was the sheer matter-of-factness that was in her voice. She wasn’t even fazed by it and talked as if was telling me some fact that I must have missed in a memo.
She went on to look at the TV screen but I kept going through the outfits thinking that maybe Jasmine or Pocahontas or Mulan would work, but that wasn’t the problem.
The problem IS that she is the so-called target audience for a store in which she found nothing for her and she accepted it as a fact.
The problem IS that all of this princess stuff isn’t FOR her.
The problem IS that I went through this revelation when I was her age and I thought that it would have ended a long time ago.
The problem IS that they rejoiced in Tiana only to get three more non-POC princesses.
And the problem is that all of this will CONTINUE to be and I just don’t know if I would be able to stand watching my two year-old niece realize this herself.
Because we’re Mexican, we’re mixed, we’re African-American, but most importantly we’re not white.
So you know what? No. Fuck YOU.
Because I WAS a kid. These princess movies WERE created for me, my cousins, my niece, and damn near every other little girl I have know in my lifetime.
And we were NEVER a part of their formula.
We are NEVER going to be a part of their formula.
I’m sick of this shit. I want to see this shit change and I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to change.
I am going to raise hell and I will bust my ass through school and I will get my degree and I will get into the animation industry and I will fight my absolute hardest to help in the change because if there’s one thing I never want to see again is a kid questioning why movies refuse to acknowledge their existence.
So you sit the fuck down and you shut the fuck up and you go through hearing this shit from four different kids and then you see if you can get off your fucking ass and say that shit to me again.
White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”
let’s stop making jokes about girls and start making jokes about white boys
here i’ll start
*white boy voice* chill out man it was just a joke
[walks into class 10 minutes late with a can of Monster] sorry I’m…
[pulls iphone out of pocket of salmon colored shorts, reading a vineyard vines catalog] Dude, have you heard that new Tyga joint? That guy is my nigga!
Such a pretty girl, readin’ somebody so well…but got glow-in-the-dark-brows.
I’m not understanding.
No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
Rap battles on the bus
I live for guys like this
ya’ll get it?
ya’ll get it?
NIgga you ugly if you gotta be like geddit at the end, LMFAO
everyone should be their own hypeman
I Forreal like this dude but I’m so weak like lol
its so funny how he was so proud and everyone is around him like just…no
I need friends like this
It makes me laugh every time people accuse Disney of being racist in their movies because Disney is literally the most innocent media company for that they try so hard to represent all ethnicities
Okay, so I have a few mixed feelings about this video. It’s a segment of “What Would You Do?” (which is a show that is meant to reveal how people would react if they were placed in certain situations)
This one in particular is about a hairdresser (actress) in a Harlem Barbershop that begins to verbally harass a customer’s white girlfriend. She is portrayed as that “mad black woman who is angry at all white folk” trope that made me cringe a little bit.
The reason I’m not cheering for this video is not in any way related to my feelings about interracial relationships, but in the way those who reacted were applauded so heavily. One woman went off on the hairdresser (which, you know, I probably would have done because the woman was being unnecessarily rude and disrespectful in a place of business), but some of the things she said…didn’t sit right with me. I’m paraphrasing here: “After all we been through, you gonna pass it off to the next person” implies that our struggle is over, and that the woman is just as bad, if not worse than those who have oppressed us and who oppressed our ancestors.
And the girlfriend said at one point “We have a Black president, shouldn’t that tell you how far we’ve come?” The fuck does that mean? Like, that’s when I started to lose sympathy with her and this whole thing because it all felt like a set up for white people to be able to enter black spaces and claim that it’s our job to be super nice and friendly and release them from their ignorance like magical fucking knowledge faeries, and it all just felt very “abc wants white people to know that black people can be racist too, and black people who stand up for white people when those other mean black people are being racist are the good black people.” I don’t know, it gave me the willies.
Plus, even the host at some point said something about “not standing up for racism” which struck me as odd…because that wasn’t racism. The hairdresser (actress) was being rude and obnoxious and blaming the ills of history on one person, but…still not racism. Prejudiced? Yes. Thanks for perpetuating the myth of reverse racism, abc. Thanks a lot.
Any thoughts? I don’t know, this was one “WWYD” that I didn’t care for.