answered 2 hours ago on 20 September 2014 WITH 35,990 notes  
via idanceitarotiart // originally lordbape

Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle



sablevenus:

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

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via seashellies // originally terpsikeraunos

interretialia:

terpsikeraunos:

People often compare yolo and carpe diem, but I think they actually convey different messages.

Carpe diem, in the context of Horace’s ode, comes from a place of caution: you shouldn’t build up elaborate hopes for the future, since you may be fated to die any day. Therefore, it’s most sensible to live each day to the fullest in the present (which, to Horace, is pretty much relaxing and drinking wine by a nice stream under the shade of an arbutus tree).

Yolo, on the contrary, encourages risk-taking: “you only live once,” so you should take advantage of opportunities, do impractical things, or act recklessly, because otherwise the moment might pass you by forever.

I think the two are conflated so often because of the most common English translation of carpe diem, “seize the day.” “Seize the day” sounds a lot like yolo, implying that one should take advantage of the day’s opportunities with decisive action. The Latin phrase carpe diem, though, literally means “pluck the day” (as in picking fruit or flowers), and is part of a series of agricultural motifs in Horace’s ode—it means something more like “enjoy the fruits of the day.”

Excellenter! Gratias, quod hoc scripsisti!

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via crumpetsandcorsets // originally gooftroopin

gooftroopin:

its not safe to wear a yes badge in Glasgow tonight, someone has been stabbed and there are literal fascists flooding our streets. the English defence league and orange order are in George square giving nazi salutes and burning Scottish flags. this is what it’s come to a day after the vote, a day after a no vote happening. stay safe all of you.

Liar.

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via amayadances // originally amayadances

amayadances:

Kinda thinking about changing my entrance piece for my 6-part routine next Saturday. The current one is just too long (compared to everything else). So, let the search begin.

Search over - I think I found it. I’ll have to have my dance sisters give it a listen, but I think this will do nicely. Also, it’s by the same artist as my veil piece, so that should blend together well.

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via kaylabakitabanana // originally kaylabakitabanana

Encircled by pelvic bones, round and smooth, the root of the female body is like a bowl, there, in her womb, a woman will find the energy she holds for herself and the mothering of her creations.

The root chakra houses the pelvic organs and the channel of creative flow:)

youtube-erryday:

This is quite literally my favourite caption of all time

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via cannibalcoalition // originally leofjtz

petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 

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via violetoblivion // originally ghostoflalonde

wcjobber:

sharkchunks:

metal-rican:

ghostoflalonde:

So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..

+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead

The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.

So Now You’re a Necromancer: Beginner’s Guide.

liveyourlifelovely

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via masochisticdean // originally broken-heavily

don’t let him ruin your favourite songs, don’t let him ruin your favourite movie, don’t let him ruin you.

things to remember  (via heartofthacards)