Tired of not seeing a photoset for this.
All these notes and 95% of them are probably hate. Lol
But seriously though she was definitely on some kind of drug when she said this. The video is great.
She was ranting… What drug makes you rant?
If it was any kind of drug, it was awesome juice, because she is awesome and speaking the truth.
[TW: medical abuse]I was born with a Blue Spot. Here is the story of what it is, and how a white man stole it.
The only time I ever met me father was an hour after I was born. He took one look at me and said, “this is my child.” When my mother and her family wondered how he was so certain, he showed them my Blue Spot. All of his family had been born with Blue Spots; some of my mother’s family knew of them because of Roma heritage, but I only child in at least a generation who’d been born with one.
Also, my Spot was permanent like my father’s. When I turned 12 and the Spot stayed, my mom told me the full story of my heritage and who my father had been, what he was like, and how they had met.
In my 20’s I went to a white dermatologist for an unrelated reason, and he completely flipped out over my Spot. He was utterly convinced it was some kind of skin cancer. I explained to him over and over what it was and why it was there; I’d seen a Chinese dermatologist in my childhood and an Indian dermatologist in my teens; none of them had even bothered to mention the spot other than to comment that it was there, and permanent (unlike some congenital Blue Spots that fade away with age.)
This white guy threatened and browbeat me until i finally agreed to let him biopsy it. I made him promise that he wouldn’t take it, I kept telling him that I liked my Spot, it was important to me. He really was saying to me that if I didn’t let him do this I would die. He promised that the biopsy would only take a tiny piece of skin, and it wouldn’t make any difference in its appearance.
When I got home and took the bandage off, I saw two stitches holding together the wound where my Blue Spot had been.
I cried and wouldn’t get out of bed for days.
As time passed, i noticed the skin around the scar was showing blue where the redness was fading. As more time passed, the blue color spread out more and now I have an irregular scar on my lower back that is surrounded by a blue color.
All I have of my father is one blurry photo and my scarred Blue Spot.
It is a reminder to me that white people will always try to steal my heritage and who I am.
It is a reminder that no matter how hard they try, they can never take it away from me.
trigger warning: rape
Okay, let’s do it- let’s talk about “NICE GUYS RAPE”.
I mean, it’s going to be short and sweet, because that’s what you’re getting from me. But here’s the thing: if you think characterizing all rapists as “monsters”, or “evil people”, and saying that obviously Nice Guys wouldn’t rape, is helpful or useful to combating rape and rape culture or- more important- good in any way to survivors, you are just wrong. Okay? You’re wrong.
Because it’s bullshit. Because if all rapists are clearly the scum of the earth, who the fuck are those people who rape others while still being charming, handsome, personable folks? Seriously, though- who are these people? We’d characterize them as nice, because that’s what they are, right? They’re nice, because they bought dinner or volunteer at the cat shelter or babysit their niece sometimes. And some of them engage in sexual assault or rape. So tell me, who are these people?
Saying only monsters rape means the nice people who have committed rape have back-up proving that what they did wasn’t rape, it couldn’t have been, because they’re nice! They’re a nice person, okay, and because they didn’t drag a stranger into an alley, what they did wasn’t rape! Because only monsters rape, only evil people, and they’re NICE.
But you know what- NICE GUYS RAPE. Nice people rape, they do, and when we call them out and don’t let them hide behind their niceness, we’re doing a whole shitload more to combat rape culture than if we called them all monsters.
“Don’t let anybody tell you not to be angry. We have every right to be angry. We have every reason to be angry. And we ARE angry. And the reason that we’re angry — the reason we are angry — is because this is OUR country, and they took our government and imprisoned our queen — right here she was imprisoned in her palace. And they banned our language. And then they forcibly made us a state of the racist, colonialist United States of colonial America. Do you have a right to be angry? Of course you do. Of course you do!”
Speech by the Native Hawaiian Leader Haunani-Kay Trask for the 1993 Centennial Commemoration of the American overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom at ‘Iolani Palace, Honolulu
"Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay."
Wu-Tang Clan (via ikenbot)
"Journalism is just a gun. It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world…"
Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan (via keifel)
But the real reason PoC have been erased from television and media and entertainment is because people link Obama’s election to people getting “comfortable” with black people via introduction in the media
Fearing this could lead to more PoC in positions of power or thinking they could be somebody period/negras gettin uppity
They’ve decided to doubledown and reinforce all their racist bullshit
If they raise a whole generation of children unused to seeing black people anywhere except as tokens or not at all
Well, you’ve erased them from social memory and are sure to have a whole new generation of racist social enforcers
Hand in hand with this goes the neo-imperialism, the way they’re so eager to erase and reinvent history and definitions and the way they seek to “re-capture” their “aura” of exceptionalism, even though they’re eating themselves from the inside out.
But noone wants to talk about the fact that the average welfare recipient is a single WHITE woman aged 30-39.
Don’t forget ‘While being treated like UTTER SHIT.’
I feel that this can’t be stated enough.
"If you believed everything you saw on TV, you’d only think White people can cook"
my Aunt just now (via queerqueenofcolor)
"White man will say anything. “Niggas, Puerto Ricans! Don’t you write on the wall! It’s illegal. Graffiti!” Then he’ll find a mountain and put his face on it."
Paul Mooney (via al-smooth)
Game. Set. Match.
Paul you aint never lied