"he real cute but he prolly don’t like black girls."
that is literally the first thing i think when I see any handsome guy. and ya know that thought is like both protective and hurtful for me. I think it cuz I know it to be very real possibility and i say it to myself to avoid crushing on guys and getting insulted by them because I like them and they would never like me. At the same time, it hurts to think it cuz it always makes me feel so hideous (like monstrous hideous) and unlovable. And as I am getting older, i see that those are very intense feelings that definitely dictate my expression of interest in certain guys. Like I’ve gone through so many instances of painful rejection that were definitely rooted in my being a black girl, and therefore wholly undesirable, that I just don’t put myself through it anymore.
It’s really not a good feeling to have the idea ingrained in you that you are inherently deficient/less than and would be lucky to be loved by someone else. And iz weird cuz I don’t particularly carry that mindset with me when I’m living my life (well not anymore), but I understand that that is a reality around me…not necessarily within in me. I understand that that’s the way most ppl and most likely, men I’m interested in will see me. idk if that makes sense but that video is like real life.
I’m really honored to be born a black woman tbqh and I really love it and I love black womyn but I still harbor that distorted reality that I ain’t worth shit in the eyes of everyone else cuz that is just what life has taught me. But now i’m happy that I no longer internalize it (as much)…i wish it would go away but I think i hold on to it psychically as some sort of protective mechanism/reality check?
Every black girl has felt this at one point. This is deeper than a simple fear of rejection, a fear of not being “pretty” enough. This is important. This needs to be acknowledged.
I feel this way about EVERY guy I meet, pretty much.
Literally. Every. Fucking. Guy.
Doesn’t matter what his race is. And then I have to compound it with the fact that he may or may not only want a certain Black girl aesthetic.
"Does he only date lightskin Black women?"
"Does he only date mixed Black girls?"
"Does he only like Black girls who are super skinny?"
"Does he only date Black girls who have fat asses?"
"Does he only date Black girls who have certain credentials?"
All these things determine whether or not I’m going to talk to the guy. Usually I don’t talk to the guy and I just wait for him to approach. If he approaches, then I have to do the “Is this a fetishizing thing or is he genuinely interest?” 20 questions game.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ALL of what Goddamazon said.
And how bout I have to worry about that certain Black girl aesthetic when applying for a fucking JOB?
How with my natural hair and my skin and my size, I’m Too Black to work front of the house at several restaurants and lounges in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014.
I totally just wait for men to approach me,
Because there’s still too many prerequisites involved that disqualify me from being bold enough to declare my interest first.
That’s the problem I’m having RIGHT NOW.
Getting a JOB is ridiculous being a darkskin black woman.
The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature).
Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.
Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes.
The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.
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I love this!
well damn son
I didn’t think I could like and respect her more than I already do.
LMFAOOOO talk about a plot twist.
Black, red and beautiful!
"Annie cant be black! shes supposed to have red hair!!!"
They’re so beautiful!!! All the redhead!
Reblogged for Ree.
Blackness comes in all the colors =D
What was that?
POCS were thriving and had expansive civilizations BEFORE white people came,colonized everything, and “discovered them”?
Go read the source article. And if you haven’t, go read “1491” by Charles Mann. Indigenous people in the Amazon actually found a way to farm that instead of wearing out the soil, actually IMPROVED it with extensive farming. It’s called terra preta and no one has been able to replicate it (not even living indigenous people), and if it were to become replicable it could have enormous impact on agriculture worldwide. #indigenoustechftw
Charles Mann states that for a long time (and still today) outsiders have thought of Amazonian Indian people as “remnants” of the most “primitive” state of humanity, when in fact evidence increasingly points to the idea that modern Amazonian indigenous ways of life are the result of massive upheaval in the face colonizing disease, warfare, land theft, and general genocide. That, effectively, modern Amazonian indigenous people are living in the aftermath of what probably looked a lot like an apocalypse to them.
Which, well, no duh.
are you sure it wasn’t some alien technology that let them farm sustainably before the White Men came & showed them how to civilised?
White people theworld didnt start with your invasion
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straight from the ministry of magic, y’all.
This is probably one of the best things I’ve ever seen.
Read the rest of the study at the link, with details on how this racism in healthcare plays out.