too cool

“I wanted to say, ‘Hey ladies, you’re beautiful,’. Hopefully, this changes things and maybe it won’t change things, but I love it.” - Nicki Minaj on the Anaconda music video

perks-of-being-chinese:

when i was a kid, i asked my dad where babies came from and he said something like “ur mom had a stomach ache and she went to the bathroom n then came out with you” and i feel like thats his way of calling me a piece of shit

how is “coloured” a racist term

With the emergence of the Black Power movement in the late 1960s, “colored” was viewed as a term that disconnected people of African descent from their cultural heritage. The term was too vague and seemed to erase the ethnic, cultural and historical existence of non-European descended people, specifically people of African descent.

Additionally, as America’s diverse societal presence pushed through the mainstream, the need for communities to embrace pride in cultural heritage superseded the term “colored”.  Furthermore “colored” served as a continuation of a racially based power structure that put “whites” on top and “coloreds” on the bottom while removing their identity through terminology. This is why, over time, the term “colored” became obsolete in common discourse. 

"It’s wrong," says Toyin Agbetu of Ligali, an African-British human rights organisation. "Because it strips me of my identity and reduces me to the most superficial physical identifier, as opposed to my African ethnicity." The term was common parlance in the 1960s, but its origins are the problem, says Mr Agbetu. It comes from the ideology of racism, that white people are white, and everyone else is somehow other coloured. It fails to recognise that everyone has an ethnicity and is an inadequate “one-size-fits all” description. Nor was it a term chosen by those it refers to, but instead imposed by the wider - and white - society. Those who still use the term tend to be from older generations, he says, but adds that if they knew the history of the word, perhaps they would think again.

fairweatherbroad replied to your post: i called out a spoilt little girl for …

So what is the appropriate way to talk about someone with a different skin color?????

  • of a different race
  • of a different skin colour

is it really that hard

i called out a spoilt little girl for using a racist term and her and her boyfriend continued to joke about it… smh

i called out a spoilt little girl for using a racist term and her and her boyfriend continued to joke about it… smh

agent-355:

Casual reminder that this was an Actual Thing that actually aired on Cartoon Network.

wigglytuffer:

sorry i can’t go to school my earphones aren’t working

i’m having a car boot on saturday and i’m hella excited because i’ve never traded face-to-face (and rarely made money that way) before!!! :)

but also i’m nervous because GAD