Yellow Rage - “Shutup Asshole”

Def Poetry



This right here. Yes. ♥

always reblog this





Had to listen to the whole poem from the photo set going around tumblr. She’s fucking brilliant. Will start following her for sure.

Transcript :

We’ve learned to call queens outside of their real titles. Girls became ‘Jawns’, ‘Jawns’ became ‘bitches’, and bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks. Whose trick was that? Is it a coincidence that the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene share the same name, but not the same crown? These girls have no crown. Just scalp-pats and ass-taps. They say “Hit it from the back”. Well, I couldn’t look a Queen in the eye either. So we’ll just pretend they’re all animals or objects. Because devotion is harder than disconnection. Someone disconnect the throne from the seat of their elastic denim. Beat them till they bounce back like rubber-banded bimbos. Tell them bend over. Can you wave hello to hell? Can you smell the burning embers? Does it smell like sulphur? Does it smell like dirty twat? You know, dirty twats get swatted into filthy gutters. We’ve got to get our minds out the gutter. Gotta get these hoes off the track. Gotta get this glue out this trap. Those sticky, Nicki Minaj impersonators, those self-proclaimed “Bad bitches”, “Hood Bitches”, “Five-star Bitches”. They disrespect the galaxies because heaven has no place for whores. So where will they go? Sexual freedom isn’t acceptable for women. Due to the misogyny massaged into men’s brains. A Queen loses her crown when she loses her virginity. And a Queen becomes a ‘bitch’ when she likes it.”

—  Kai Davis, A Queen Loses Her Crown When She Loses Her Virginity

yay transcript!

They say “Hit it from the back”. Well, I couldn’t look a Queen in the eye either. ”

Oh damn!

(via october-eightyeight)


“Hip Hop” by Beau Sia 


How come no one told me “chinky eyes” was a compliment?!
Yo, I wanna be down, too.
I must be confused between lyrics like
Damn, she’s fly/
high, with chinky eyes
” and
“Chinky-eyed Korean/
spy and if I’ll buy.”
I don’t understand the words.
Why don’t you teach me?
Is there a word for the eyes of Puerto Ricans?
Did white racists in the 1800’s invent that word, too?
How were the words handed down?
Are they used like this?
‘At once you could hear the screaming chinks!’
Did someone else also turn your racial slurs into compliments on your behalf?
Did you feel as empowered as I did
learning that non-Chinks made Chink ok for everyone else to say?
I feel so ignorant!
Yo, is it cool now to use racial slurs to talk about someone’s physical features?
Like is that what’s hip?
Are there rock songs about n-word asses?
Country songs about w-back hair?
Pop songs about a woman’s rhymes-with-bike nose?
I wanna know!
I’m stupid.
Up until two weeks ago, I thought most urban radio personalities were white.
You know, ‘cause I figured anyone who had suffered at the hands of oppression, right,
would neeeever be insensitive to my mother’s struggle.
But forgive me!
I’m sorry!
I had no idea that we were at the dawn of a new age!
Do you hear that my white friends?
Now you and your one black friend can recite 50’s lyrics together!!!
All minorities have stopped allowing the hegemony to pit us against one other.
Every race issue has been resolved.
My fellow chinks, formerly known as Asians, these offensive terms aren’t ratings,
aren’t economic frustrations misguided
and William Hung is not a joke, so don’t be offended!!!
Die -oh-die-oh-die-oh-die-oh-die!
Don’t fight for equal media representation!
Don’t boycott parent companies!
And don’t ever argue when someone else tries to tell you about YOUR experience!
‘Cause if you don’t know, NOW ya know

(via fascinasians)



Suheir Hammad - First Writing Since

The Palestinian American poet’s experience of 9/11 and racism.

one more person asked me if i knew the hijackers.
one more motherfucker asked me what navy my brother is in.
one more person assumed no arabs or muslims were killed.
one more person assumed they know me, or that i represent a people.
or that a people represent an evil. or that evil is as simple as a
flag and words on a page.

we did not vilify all white men when mcveigh bombed oklahoma.
america did not give out his family’s addresses or where he went to
church. or blame the bible or pat robertson.

and when the networks air footage of palestinians dancing in the
street, there is no apology that hungry children are bribed with
sweets that turn their teeth brown. that correspondents edit images.
that archives are there to facilitate lazy and inaccurate

and when we talk about holy books and hooded men and death, why do we
never mention the kkk?

Full text here.

so many tears

(via numol)