is-there-anyone-else-named-etta asked:
Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

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thegirlwithcaramelskin:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

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jamgurl73:

fatandfabulousmermaid:

PLEASE REBLOG
My brothers neighbor’s daughter is missing and it’s almost been 48 hours!!!

The news isn’t giving this the proper attention this young black girl deserves. If she was white you know this would be everywhere. Please spread and help find her!!

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asylum-art:

asylum-art:

Artist Seung-Hwan Oh and his paintings
artist on tumblr

The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work.

The process involves the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on a visual environment created through portraits and a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale.

via Emmanuel Chaussade (que je salue et remercie)

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gregmendel:

straight boys dress like randomised sims

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"I remember the first time I went to kiss a girl at about the age of six, the first thing I was aware of was there was no music playing and i didn’t like that. I did not like that."

Matty Healy (talking about the cinematic impact of our generation)

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