Pretty and Gritty Things

Nedia (like media, but with an N).
Brooklyn.

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

If children of color have to be aware of the realities of racism, white children should too.

I’m tired of hearing that white children are too young to understand the consequence of their words or actions when for nonwhite kids they live with the impact of racism every day 

North is always getting her angles right

aleyma:

Head of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, made in Afghanistan or Pakistan, 4-5th century (source).
brandxnewx:

when you flirt with the bae
Me and my friends having a crazy Saturday night

whatshouldwecallme:

In college:

Now:

thefishwhoalwayssaysmyleg:

maydayinwonderland:

every song can be depressing if u try hard enough

where do we come from?

where do we go?

where do we come from?

*tear slowly streams down face*

*whispers dramatically* cotton eye joe

(Source: justalocalnative)

emojinalgirl:

me at all my haters
vend-etta:Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

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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  • gradientlair:

    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”.


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