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When little black girls, especially little black dark skin girls, enter this world it is very clear, the rules are made very aware, who is beautiful, and valued, and who is not. Simply because we are black, simply because we are not white, we are deemed inferior, unintelligent, and ugly. 

You would rather paint your white women brown, then dare allow a black woman exist and be deemed as beautiful. It is not our place to be called beautiful unless there is a catch, unless there is an asterisk. “You’re pretty!*” 

*for a black girl 

You will spend money tanning, but call black women monkeys and ‘dirty’, our hair styles are ghetto, till your magazine has a step by step tutorial on how to achieve the same look, so it’s not ghetto, it’s just ghetto on us. It ‘works’ on you. 

We are taught certain rules when we are young, ‘You look so much prettier with straight hair!’ ‘Oh, thank god she light skin,’ ‘Don’t stay out in the sun you’ll look burnt,’ ‘Yeah but that hair isn’t professional-‘ 

We are taught to hide, to assimilate, to be close to whiteness because whiteness is acceptable and we are not. We get these rules as children. So to grow up, learning and adapting to these rules, and then seeing white people praised for stealing our culture, our dress,

if a photo of us dressed like that appeared on the news, people would say any injustice we faced, was deserved, ‘look at them, dressed like that.’

But you can wear it, freely, without judgement, without risk. No one would say you deserved to die. No one would give your killer half of a million dollars, as basically a congratulations, a pat on the back, for murdering you. 

Just our natural being is a threat to you, we are born villains to you. We possess this great threat, but at the same time, you look down on us, expect us to be stupid, low class, dirty… we are not on your level, you still see us as your servants in your culture, but pretend to be the gods in ours. 

It’s confusing. It’s confusing to be a black woman, to be made a joke, and all the punch lines, our hair, skin tone, lips, body… you try to imitate, but it’s not that, it isn’t, it’s our very existence that’s a joke to you. And if you are white, and reading this, and offended, 

Fuck you. 

Fuck you, fuck your whole ancestry line, and fuck your future generations. 

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this!! As a dark skinned black woman I had to learn to love the melanin and African features I was blessed with. Its been a journey. For all the beautiful black babies we love you, YOU ARE STUNNING!!

Honestly the self loathing that young black people are taught sickens my heart and I am so deeply sorry. Nobody should have to feel that.

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.

most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.

who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.

they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

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Desperately trying to get myself to a better place. Trying to get out of this depression. This ain’t me.

Amen 🙌. Let’s work on this together sistah

😘😘😘 Of course! Determined to persevere! Depression is…

That’s what I’m here for 😊. Now go paint something magnificent !

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

your response to the question about your future daughter was really cute but y do certain ppl feel like having a daughter is harder than raising a boy ? raising children is a challenge anyway but I always see the same responses from men not wanting girls because they "don't want her bringing home no babies" like that's the worst thing that could happen. I dont want that for my daughter either but I think the police at my door 3 in the morning tellin me my son has been killed is way worse.

bishopmyles:

Parenting comes with hardships altogether that comes with the territory.

"For my brothers with daughters, I call this.. Not saying that our sons are less important." - Nas

I believe the reason a lot of people may think that it’s harder raising a girl is because women have to put up with a lot of bullshit that men will never have to endure throughout their entire lives.

Gender inequality, misogyny, periods, birth, fabricated body image, disrespect of the embrace of ones culture through physical appearance or through display of different sorts, etc.

I mean… it’s kind of hard to say which is worse, or who needs to be protected more, but at the end of the day when it comes to me and mines? We’ll ALL be okay, because MINE “will” be taken care of, bottom line, boy or girl.

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