August 14, 2013

medievalpoc:

The all-white reinvention of Medieval Europe commonly depicted in popular fiction, films, tv shows and art is entirely that: a fiction. An invention. An erasure. Obviously, people of color have been an essential and integral part of European life, European art, and European literary imagination since time immemorial. To cite “historical accuracy” as a means to project whitewashed images of the past into the future to maintain a fiction of white supremacy is an unconscionable farce.

People of Color are not an anachronism.

Follow.

Ask.

Submit.

Probably a little too narrowly-focused for an anthology, but damn would I read novels about these people.

(via or-dhuilleag)

January 9, 2013
Polly Guo: allofmystupids: “Thompson adds, “When I ask people what basis there is...

allofmystupids:

“Thompson adds, “When I ask people what basis there is for Gatsby being white, I get silence. I have asked students, colleagues. They don’t know. They cannot give me any evidence to back up the speculation. And why haven’t people made this argument so far?” Fitzgerald…

There’s also an interesting reading of Daisy as black, or of black ancestry (for example), which I’ve never seen get much attention.

August 12, 2012
glossylalia:

thatonegirlsierra:

whynotshesaid:


My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun.
We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.

President Obama talks about styling Malia’s hair - Black Girl with Long Hair


Oh my God I am dying of the cute.


America’s Dad

This story — there are just so many layers of awesome to this story.

glossylalia:

thatonegirlsierra:

whynotshesaid:

My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun.

We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.

President Obama talks about styling Malia’s hair - Black Girl with Long Hair

Oh my God I am dying of the cute.

America’s Dad

This story — there are just so many layers of awesome to this story.

January 19, 2012
Racism is, at its root, a lie.The habit of lying does not end with the racism itself. It is a contagion that extends to the defense of the initial lie.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

(Source: The Atlantic)

December 8, 2011

What you had, before, was a weird kind of socialism — exclusive rights for a mass aristocracy. Better neighborhoods, better schools, better water fountains, better rest-rooms, better pools, better everything.

And now you don’t. And look — There are the Muslims in Congress. And there are the Latinos in the Unions. And there are gays shooting guns in Iraq. And there are women dying in Iraq. And there are black ladies marrying white men. And there are black men marrying white ladies. And their children are Muslims. And their children are in the White House.

And for the first time in American history, it appears that you will have to fight to not end up on the bottom.

(Source: The Atlantic)

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