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drellastasia asked: What are some harmful respectability politics against black women?


Answer:

blackwomenconfessions:

Politics of Black Women’s hair

The discrimination against black women in the workplace and the hiring process

Racialized Sexism (WOC)

Violence against Black women committed by police officers (not overlooking black men, just also)

The stereotyping of black girls in suburban areas

There’s also the “Welfare Queen”, the “Token Black”, the “Strong Black Independent”  woman, the portrayal of black women being ignorant and excessively using curse words when compared to white women in the media (search for page 240).. The list goes on. 

I hope I provided some answers as to what you were looking for. 

Edit: I consider these to be respectable politics because people often accept these to be true and live by these generalizations or overlook the injustices happening/excusing them. 

Admin Milla 

— 2 days ago with 21 notes
#respectability politics 

lavendertintedreflektor:

growlbeast:

painted-bees:

Sak Yant or Yantra Tattooing are  believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.

You can get these here in thailand by a monk, they look beautiful but I’d never recommend it. Essentially, you’re making a pact with a spirit to protect you in exchange for sacrificing an activity or habit you may have previously enjoyed (the monk decides what this is, not you). These tattoos are contracts. 
 Breaking your side of the bargain may encourage the spirit to ‘punish’ you, and these contracts are not easily voided. 

Reblogging for the informative caption. A lot of young people want things like this to be cool hipster fucks and they entirely disrespect the meaning behind these ceremonies

even though i personally dont believe in spirits or that stuff, i still believe that you shouldnt appropriate something this serious and important from their culture just to look “cool”

(Source: gn-a, via officialpizzahut)

— 2 days ago with 76679 notes
#cultural appropriation 

@jypnation: GOT7 Japan Debut Single <AROUND THE WORLD> Release Date: 2014.10.22
Japan Tour Schedule:
10.07 (Tue) Zepp Namba, Osaka10.08 (Wed) Zepp Namba, Osaka10.09 (Thu) Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka10.14 (Tue) Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo10.15 (Wed) Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo10.21 (Tue) Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya10.22 (Wed) Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya11.05 (Wed) Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (TOUR FINAL)11.06 (Thu) Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (TOUR FINAL)

@jypnationGOT7 Japan Debut Single <AROUND THE WORLD> Release Date: 2014.10.22

Japan Tour Schedule:

10.07 (Tue) Zepp Namba, Osaka
10.08 (Wed) Zepp Namba, Osaka
10.09 (Thu) Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka
10.14 (Tue) Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo
10.15 (Wed) Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo
10.21 (Tue) Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya
10.22 (Wed) Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya
11.05 (Wed) Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (TOUR FINAL)
11.06 (Thu) Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (TOUR FINAL)

(Source: fy-got7)

— 2 days ago with 103 notes
#got7 

angrywocunited:

divasays:

I warned yall about making those Blue Ivy memes and you listened! Who didn’t? BET. Watch as that Kawaskai Tran (Chris Brown’s “girlfriend”, which I won’t even get into) takes a jab at a 2 YEAR-OLD’S HAIR on television. Clearly she was reading from a telepromter, and didn’t write the “joke” herself, BUT REALLY BET!??! At the BET Awards, you tried to sell us the whole “children first” bull, and then you allow a 2 year-old child to be made fun of?? AND FOR WEARING HER NATURAL BLACK HAIR!!? Now Karacare is biracial, light complexed and has long, straight hair—what Black people have been told for centuries (by society and, sadly, our communities) is considered beautiful. So to have HER dissing a coarser and more common texture of Black hair speaks VOLUMES to children who watch 106 & Park (bc no one over 18 is tuning in). How can you “pride” yourself in being Black Entertainment Television when all you do is profit off of stereotypes and promote self-hate within the Black community? It’s actually Entertainment Television [at the expense of] Blacks. This has nothing to do with me being a Bey fan and EVERYTHING to do with me being a conscious and proud human being. I have finally had enough with them. I am disgusted. Yall are trash for that.

Protect Blue Ivy from anti-blackness at all costs.

— 2 days ago with 4029 notes
#racism  #blue ivy carter  #video 
leupagus:

aurelie-dupont:

American Ballet Theatre corps Kaho Ogawa 10 pirouettes

Friendly reminder that if you ever use the term “ballerina” as a pejorative, you deserved to get kicked in the kneecaps by one. And trust me she’ll do damage.

leupagus:

aurelie-dupont:

American Ballet Theatre corps Kaho Ogawa 10 pirouettes

Friendly reminder that if you ever use the term “ballerina” as a pejorative, you deserved to get kicked in the kneecaps by one. And trust me she’ll do damage.

(via blue-joi)

— 2 days ago with 11566 notes
#kaho ogawa  #face claims  #ballet  #gif  #dance 

foreverpruned:

thevictoriaa:

foreverpruned:

youngblackandvegan:

beyonseh:

Since some idiot uploaded the song here’s the HQ version

glory

Bitch YAAASSSSSSS

GO OFF NICKI!!

I’m at fucking work! And this is the 8th time I am playing this.! Like slay me!

— 2 days ago with 19587 notes
#nicki minaj  #music  #anaonda 

dbs2:

Carlos Santana feat. The Product g&b and Wyclef Jean - Maria Maria  

(Supernatural)

(via chongthenomad)

— 2 days ago with 9098 notes
#music  #carlo santana  #the product g&b  #maria maria  #wyclef jean 

blue-joi:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

kimonotime:

magicalshopping:

KimonoTime, A.K.A. Kelsey Ellison’s experience with X-Factor UK

Please read:
TLDR: I got scouted and had a private audition because of my videos and made me feel they were really interested in kpop. The celebrity judges in the room audition wanted more Korean and then at Wembley the monitors weren’t on so I couldn’t hear my voice and was told I was terrible and they didn’t understand why I sung in Korean and I was in the wrong country, humiliating me in front of 5,000 people. In both auditions I didn’t get chance to prepare, because in the room audition they forgot about me and in the Wembley Audition they abandoned me and then put me on first.

Even though this isn’t related to shopping or my blog in particular, I felt the need to share this because it does relate to how Asian fashion, music, and the culture in general is perceived and manipulated by the media. It’s unfortunate that Kelsey was sought out for the sole purpose of making her, and kpop enthusiasts, look like fools. For another example of how this often happens, watch TLC’s My Strage Addiction “Living Doll” episode which features Venus Angelic and a girl named Emily, who are both into lolita or jfashion. While Venus’s segment may be true to her character, Emily’s segment was very scripted and edited and made to look weird and both Venus’s and Emily’s segments were manipulated to give a misrepresentation of the lolita subculture or jfashion in general. 

With that small slightly-irrelevant rant aside, I wish for others to spread this around, because it isn’t fair to Kelsey that she was badly mistreated and it was very unprofessional and misleading on X-factor’s end, especially if this could have potentially hurt Kelsey’s career or give her a bad image. 

~ Rini

Thank you so so much for sharing this and to everyone who has been supporting me! <3

A friend just showed me this let me make a few points real fast ok

  • You were humiliated because you put yourself in that position. The judges were right to question why you were attempting Korean because it was obviously unnatural to you and you were using it for the sake of being different or “exotic”. You were using the language as a costume and that’s why it’s bad and you deserved what you got.
  • This has nothing to do with how Korean media or culture is portrayed and everything to do with white people appropriating our language to seem different and just end up making a mockery of it, and of themselves.
  • In response to the person who commented above, there is no such thing as Asian culture.
  • There is
  • no such
  • thing as
  • "Asian culture"
  • "Rini"? Either this is from Sailor Moon or you just found the name somewhere, either way.. Give me a fucking break.

^^^

— 2 days ago with 1280 notes
#cultural appropriation  #video 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

SUPPORT BLACK WRITERS,FILMMAKER,DIRECTORS ETC..

When I saw this article from takepart  about Black &SexyTv I got really excited, because their show are the TRUTH! And I wish some of them would make it on tv. These show are everything B.E.T needs.

Black and Sexy TV was founded by four filmmakers—Numa Perrier, Dennis Dortch, Jeanine Daniels, and Brian Ali-Harding—in 2011 and takes its name from Dortch’s 2008 feature, A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy, which showed at the Sundance Film Festival. Though the channel began with just one program, it has grown to include six: The Couple, Hello Cupid, That Guy, Roomieloverfriends, The Number, andYellow. The series are each distinct but are grounded by a through line of authentic black experience, especially regarding love and sex.

Here’s a list of show from YouTube not all from Black&SexyTv you should check out when you got time. 

The Misadventure of Awkward Black Girl

The Couple

Hello Cupid

That Guy

Roomieloverfriends

 The Number

Yellow

Lenox Avenue 

Dear Future Wife

First

Love Handles

Black Boots

Close Friends

Truth Unspoken

Brothers With No Game

Milk &Honey

The Unwritten Rules

If you know any black YouTube series that I don’t did list do not hesitate to comment or message us the name. If you have a Youtube show send in a video.

-Pierre-

(via adventuresofthelittleblackgirl)

— 5 days ago with 11294 notes
#representation 

eosrising:

annaanxiety:

this is like the funniest toph moment ever

The first time I saw this episode I thought ‘aha yeah bc Toph’s in a rock tent’

And then I thought about it a second longer and Jesus fuckin Christ Katara

(via thattinycookiemonster)

— 5 days ago with 148670 notes
#avatar: the last airbender 

when the pd questioned jackson’s ambiguous korean pronunciation during the game

when the pd questioned jackson’s ambiguous korean pronunciation during the game

(Source: thepuddang, via buttononyourlips)

— 5 days ago with 12235 notes
#jackson wang  #gif  #people need to stop testing this boy 

notmyllama:

jjayomg:

Okay now I’m pissed off at Zico right now and I need to take a whole nap before I can tumblr my annoyance and anger and hurt and disappointment.

Wanna know why I’m pissed? See link

image

(via offensivekpop)

— 5 days ago with 442 notes
#in other news: what little respect i had left for zico is now completely gone  #zico woo  #racism 

etothevictory:

sonelf-159:

International fans making fun of kpop groups’ English while they can’t even pronounce their bias’s name correctly

OOP

image

(via offensivekpop)

— 5 days ago with 7208 notes
#racism