All I'm seeing is a bold h in front of one of the other blogs url who reblogged that regblog and look at your blog. I don't know if that's the thing we're supposed to be seeing. And if it is that blows.
Africans staying in and around India’s commercial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), complain of indiscriminate racism and constant police harassment, reports the BBC’s Zubair Ahmed.
Nigerian Sambo Davis is married to an Indian woman and lives in Mumbai.
All his documents are valid, but he was arrested by the police recently on suspicion of being a drug dealer.
He and 30 other black Africans were detained for hours before they were let off with an apology.
But the following day, Mr Davis said that he was shocked to read in local newspapers that they were “arrested for drug peddling”.
“The police treat us Africans like dogs,” he says.
Mr Davis claims he often faces discrimination when he goes to restaurants or when he tries to rent an apartment in gated middle-class communities.
But he is nevertheless one of the lucky ones. He found a decent flat to rent, thanks to his Indian wife.
But his fellow countrymen, he says, still face discrimination: “When they go to rent flats in a normal building they are told - ‘you are a black man, you are Nigerian, and you are not wanted’. This is racism.”
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Hmmm. I’m still gathering my thoughts on this. What do y’all think?
I reblogged out of curiosity and now I’m sad because nothing changed what was supposed to happen? :
OMG REBLOG THIS & LOOK AT UR BLOG ITS COMPLETELY DIFERENT
iM CHIR YING BC THE WAY IT LOOKS ON YOUR BLOG SEND HELP
i dunt see it
…You had my curiosity…
WHAT THE JESUS FUCK IS THIS VOODOO?!
(I’ll try it
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WTF!?!?!?!?!?! Someone get the fucking salt!
Oh my god
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BRACE YOURSELF THE STRUGGLE IS COMING. I WILL HELP YOU DEADBOLT THE DOORS
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I like this
This is BRILLIANT
okay this got 5,000 notes in a day this is gonna be a long summerOmg I’m weeping for you. I made a post months ago and it’s at like 21K notes and it just RUINED MY LIFE GOD SPEED TO YOU OK
AND I’M GAINING SO MANY NEW FOLLOWERS TO DISAPPOINT ALL SUMMER CAN’T WAIT
I was all for following you but lumping all white people together is just as shitty as lumping all blacks together. And this is coming from an Indian woman. Divining by race will never achieve peace. And your title clearly does not look that of one that want to achieve peace.
Then why were you following me to begin with? Bye~ I’m never not amused by the delusional ones who think I give a damn about the follow count.
Talmbout some “lumping white people together is just as bad.” Please. Tell me about the institutional hardships that come to white people from being lumped together (which I have never done, if I were gonna lump all white people together, you would know. I’ve said this shit a billion times and if you were following me in the first place, you would have BEEN known that.) beyond “Ouch, my feewings.” I’ll wait. Actually, lemme help you out.
Does lumping white people together gets them killed? Denied housing? Denied jobs? Higher imprisonment rates? Higher chance of being assaulted by law enforcement officers? Ill treatment around the world for their skin color? What’s that? NO? *gasp!*
Now, does lumping Black people together do that? YES!!! It’s almost like there’s this thing where having privilege means there’s certain shit that doesn’t actually happen to you! WOWIE!
And for the record, my follow count hasn’t gone down yet. And I don’t trust anons claiming to be poc when they’re using that same ignorant rhetoric that so many white people have been caught using on anon. I’d tell you to bounce but you were probably never following to begin with.
Oh, and “Blacks.” Lol, okay, bye. You are full of shit on so many levels. You were all for following me, but my title. My title is the first thing you see, so how were you all for following me if the title put you off? Child, make up your mind and leave.
I always enjoyed Libba Bray’s novels as a teenager, so I’m glad to hear that her feminism is intersectional. :) I’ll have to check it out!
Books I Can’t Believe You Haven’t Read #002- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Survival. Of the fittest.
The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.
What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?
If you’re for women’s rights. If you’re tired of the femme fatale. If “Toddlers and Tiaras” makes you want to throw the remote at the TV. If you loved “Lord of the Flies” but found it dated. Try “Beauty Queens”. Libba Bray, author of the Gemma Doyle series and “Going Bovine” (which is also a great book), tackles the tricky topics of LGBT relationships, transgenders, forceful parents, and expectations of society in a clever, lighthearted way while still exposing the seriousness of the issues. With Adina, the sarcastic investigative journalist, Jennifer, the tough mechanic (who also happens to like girls), Petra, the enourmously tall girl with a secret, and Taylor, the brash Texan girl with an attitude as big as her state, Bray poses tough questions such as “What makes a girl a girl?” “Why do I spend thousands on beauty products I don’t need?” and “Where did I put my microfiber mascara?”
“I’d say, I am too fucking fabulous for one gender.”
“Things don’t have to be empowering all the time. It can just be fun.”
“Taylor fell into her three-quarters post, a reflex, a battle stance. “Miss Teen Dream is the ideal of young womanhood.” “The ideal? What ideal?” Sosie asked. “Says who?”
“It was like, the more they looked at me, the less I felt anybody really saw me. Does that sound stupid?”
This book also deals with racism with the characters Shanti and Nicole, who are also main characters. (In fact, I would argue that they played a bigger role in the book then Jennifer, who I love, but whatever.)
For a book written by a white person, I was impressed with the way it discussed internalized racism and racial microaggressions. Hurrah for intersectional feminism!
Anyway, I love this book. Its tone is satirical and fun and light-hearted, but the dystopic setting sounds like something out of a modern-day 1984. It feels like the book sets itself up so that you underestimate it- beauty queens stranded on a desert island! what an idea- and then you realize that it’s actually making you think. It’s like the book itself, which is set up as ‘chick lit,’ and is therefore lighthearted fluff, is like a giant metaphor for internalized misogyny and patriarchal expectations of what it means to be a girl. Isn’t that great?
It’s my feminist dream book. You should read it.
One, you receive less money than WHITE men. Men of color make less than white women. Two, women of color make less than white women. So don’t talk about your white privilege being negated, as if one axis of oppression cancels out another one. Your white privilege is in full force and you’re showing it right there by denying it.
My “white privilege” is negated by this little problem called SEXISM, wherein I still receive less money for the same job that a man has.
do you really believe this or are you just trolling b/c there is absolutely no way in hell this is true
It makes me so mad that white gay men are already trying to appropriate Janelle’s “Q.U.E.E.N.”
“It’s CLEARLY a new drag anthem, she’s CLEARLY talking about the LGBT strugg—”
NO FUCK YOU.
Maybe it is about sexuality. But we all know that when white people claim PoC work, saying it’s meant for the gay community, they’re talking about the WHITE gay community. White people, this song is not for you. This song is NOT FOR YOU.
So tell me why I see white gay men all over the place trying to claim it when they don’t even get half the damn references made in the song, but CLEARLY it’s for white gay men, not for Black women of all orientations and identities. Nope. Nothing made for Black girls belongs to Black girls. Ain’t nothing new, but it’s really pissing me the fuck off that they’re trying to snatch this.