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Dear (some, not all) Black People

uncle-tomfoolery:

citedsilence:

I think that it is equally important that this be said as well.

**Disclaimer** As the (some, not all) part of the title says, this is not directed at all black people.This is for the ones that fit the description of the certain things I am talking about.


You are not “blacker than” me just because:

You are “from the hood”

You “rep the streets”

You “run da block”

You are darker than I am


We are born black and we can’t be any more of less black than any other black person.

No one person can just decide what it is to be black.


I am not an “Uncle Tom” a “sell out” an “Oreo”, or a “house nigga” because I choose to educate myself and let my intelligence show.

for the record, none of us are slaves, so the whole, “field nigga, house nigga” thing is irrelevant and insulting to both you and me.
Stop associating being educated with being “white”. By doing so, you are indirectly associating being black with being uneducated.


No, I don’t think I’m better than you.

Stop calling yourself a “real nigga” and using the phrase “rns” and expecting racists not to call you “nigger”

just stop. you are encouraging it. we can sit here and argue that there is a difference between “nigga” and “nigger”, but we all know they are two side of the same coin.

Stop calling yourself a “bad bitch” and expect some guy not to call you the same thing

Like really. you just finished calling yourself “the baddest bitch”. It’s not what they call you, and really, it’s not what you answer to, it’s what you call yourself. (Listen to Lupe Fiasco’s Bitch Bad)

Stop buying into stereotypes. That includes:

Always showing up late for everything

you know you have to be somewhere at 4:00, that doesn’t mean that you leave home AT 4:00. That means that you estimate how long it will take you to get there an leave home EARLY enough to make it to your destination AT or BEFORE 4:00.

Being unnecessarily loud for no reason at all

whether you are at the movies, on the phone, or just out and about, there is no need to be loud for no reason. Your friend is right next to you. they can hear you just fine with a normal speaking volume.

Cursing up a storm for no reason at all.

You have a vocabulary. Use your words.


Being unnecessarily rude.

Have some decorum, please. It doesn’t matter if they started it. Be an adult.

Pulling the “race card” at the drop of a hat

Yes, there are legitimately racist people in the world. That doesn’t mean that everyone who is a different color than you who doesn’t agree with you or everyone who is mean to you is racist.


Yes, you can be racist

There is no law that says that black people can’t be racist because they are black. That is just stupid and it is in it self racist


Stop all this Darkskin vs Lightskin madness

I know some people say it in jest, but other people really mean it. just stop the colorism. you are self-segregating and generating self-hate.

Stop with this Good Hair-Bad Hair madness

All hair is good hair if you take care of it the right way.


Stop letting BET/the radio decide who you are

You have a brain in your head. You control you. Just because Lil Wayne did it, doesn’t mean you have to do it. set your own trends


Watch actual news

Worldstar Hip Hop is not a reputable news source.

Pull your pants up

I don’t want to see your ass. Maybe there are people who do, but I am sure they would rather you be in their bedroom first.
or in their jail cell.

Black men/women who date white men/women or other men/women of other races are not sellouts.

Everyone has the right to date whoever they want. Every black man/woman does not belong to you.
(We can have the discussion of Personal Preference vs Racism later)


And lastly,

Be You

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your skin and your features makes you anything less than beautiful. Do not let warped views of beauty put in place by society tell you that you are not gorgeous. Your skin is not only beautiful, it is designed to protect you from harmful UV rays and allows your body to better absorb vitamin D from the sun. Wider nostrils allow you to take in more air with every breath which helps feed your body and and your muscles with oxygen. Fuller lips gives you more enjoyable kisses. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you are less than a person. You are a human being. You deserve to be loved for who you are.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Hatemail?

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i’ve read some horrible things in my life and this is near the top of the list.

i’m not often speechless, but…i don’t know where to begin with this fuckery.

i’m just…bye gotta go

"Don’t do this because it reinforces stereotypes."

"Don’t say that because it’s inviting racism."

"Don’t dress like this because it’s not respectable."

"Be you."

"When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it…. No shade."
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Nicki Minaj

And she giggled. That was straight up palm trees galore, umbrellas up, eclipse, blackout. 

(via thechanelmuse)

anneboleyns:

"but officer they were fucking with my clique"

boxeswithwhiteboys:

Iggy Azalea on stage with T.I. performing “Mediocre” at the BET awards there’s at least 3 jokes there off top