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cashmerethoughtsss:

The Snoop Dogg/Iggy Azalea beef illuminates the intersectionality burdens that black feminists face when it comes to Hip Hop.

Either we’re forced to excuse Snoop’s misogynistic comments towards Iggy because we’re black, or we’re forced to defend Iggy because we’re women…when they’re both wrong.

And misogyny was never an issue in regards to any black female rappers, but when it’s a white female rapper, the world capes for her.

There’s levels to this.

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solarsenpai:

atill:

x69o:

 

all i want in my fridge

I thought most of ya’ll would’ve learned from the deaths and health complications of your favorite rappers to know this ain’t ever the wave, but hey, die in your sleep and whatnot.



Yes pls drink the whole contents of the fridge and get it over with .

solarsenpai:

atill:

x69o:

 

all i want in my fridge

I thought most of ya’ll would’ve learned from the deaths and health complications of your favorite rappers to know this ain’t ever the wave, but hey, die in your sleep and whatnot.

Yes pls drink the whole contents of the fridge and get it over with .

patientlights:

anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.

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micdotcom:

40 years of ads highlight McDonald’s troubling relationship with black America

Attention, black people – McDonald’s really wants you to eat their food.

Whether you’re “gettin’ down” on some Chicken McNuggets or “lovin’” the return of the McRib, it’s important to recognize not just the tastiness of their artery-clogging delights, but how “real” and “deeply rooted” in your community the company is. They even sponsor a basketball tournament!

For many, this is no secret. The fast food giant hasn’t camouflaged its aggressive targeting of minority consumers, whether through eye roll-inducing linguistic coding or strategic community initiatives. But until NPR’s Gene Demby curated this 40-year series of Mickey D’s ads, the pattern’s long-term persistence hadn’t fully been explored – not to mention its devastating consequences.

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sensei-aishitemasu:

'Thug Racists' and Coded Language 

TGIF!

This is a more comprehensive video about the Thug Racists (as they will now and forevermore be known) and their food blog. A lot of people seem to be confused (or, at the very least, feigning confusion) about what specifically makes the blog problematic, so I wanted to create this video that went into detail about racism and coded language.

The Thug Racists are utilizing colloquialisms, vernacular, and speech patterns associated with Black people (AAVE slang, Ebonics, etc) along with coded language like ‘thug’ and ‘gangsta’- terms that are commonly associated with Blackness. In addition to keeping their true identities as white people a secret, they essentially ran a blog comprised of literary blackface, where they mocked stereotypical Black culture (thugs, gangsters, swearing, phrasing) and contrasted it against luxury recipes and photographs. 

This is a common practice in America, where, to ‘stand out and be different,’ white people utilize Black mannerisms to be edgy, cool, and funny. This is like the food version of Miley Cyrus. They also exacerbated the mockery in their commercial for the Thug Racism cookbook, which doesn’t utilize a single person of color and instead clearly makes a play off of Black slang words versus upstanding white citizens. 

The whole thing is highly offensive, especially at a time when Black people are being murdered and criminalized for being ‘thugs,’ ‘gangsters,’ and ‘suspicious.’ It is pure racism and it sickens me. 

Thanks for watching.

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mary-batman:

Social anxiety isn’t “omg I hate people lol I wish I was sleeping and watching netflix!”

It’s “I want desperately to be able to hang out with people but I hate the feeling of sheer panic and fear I get around them so I don’t/ can’t and it eats away at me every day so I end up just staying home and say I’m sleeping or watching something”