trust-the-system:

SKYE YOU ARE NOT A WHITE GIRL IN A HORROR MOVIE RUN AWAY 

A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive

- Audre Lorde

Rihanna: the patron saint of giving zero fucks.

"I myself, after existing some twenty years, did not become alive until I discovered my invisibility"
– Ralph Ellison Invisible Man

Watch: Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’s hard fight for liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword.

eolhcpace:

Orphan Black season 2 got me like: 

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This Dude is on A Power Trip of Epic Porptions

This Dude Got Homegirl on a Leash with A Restraint and Everything

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I lowkey wanna watch devious maids tonight bc  I Iove a campy guilty pleasure as much as the next girl, but I would feel guilty as hell watching it bc of the latinas as maids stereotype that are prevalent thru out the show.

pink-vulva:

bitch tell me why i just went to go see the movie ‘divergent’ and i am thirsting for that white boy in it?? like pls

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i would bust it open so fucking fast for this nigga like PLEASE!!!!!!! 

she ain’t eva lied tho. he could get it, anytime any place (cue janet jackson).

joshpeckofficiall:

when somebody likes your selfie

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when somebody likes and reblogs your selfie

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when somebody likes and reblogs your selfie and then follows you

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