Impeccably Flawed

So… I got a case for my cell…

I didn’t look at it too closely, but thought it was so cute and pink and vaguely reminiscent of Japanese blossom motifs.

Yeah… Turns out its pink camo.

I bought something with pink camo.

I’m hoping if I keep saying pink camo it will eventually minimize the feeling of utter and complete horror I am experiencing at liking and deliberately choosing Pink. Camo.

I just…

hi! i think that an important point to consider when talking about race and latin american immigrants in the united states is the fact that the construct of race here in latin america is distinct from the concept of race in the united states.

asked by marxrecords

fyqueerlatinxs:

for instance, you mentioned white mexicans. while in latin america race depends more on skin color and less on ancestry, in anglo america it’s determined mainly by where someone is from and their ancestry. someone born in mexico will never be white in the US, regardless of how light their complexion is. even if they dont speak like a foreigner, they will only pass for white until it’s revealed that theyre from latin america. thoughts?

We definitely agree on the idea that race as a concept is different in Latin America than it is in the US. For one, inequality in Latin America is often talked about in terms of class (often ignoring the fact that those who are poorest are the darkest and most indigenous) while in the US inequality is talked about in terms of race (ignoring how class further oppresses black people and other POCs)

However, we will respectfully disagree on your last statement. You CAN be considered white EVEN when your Latin American heritage has been disclosed.

We will use Alexis Bledel as a prime example.

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Alexis Bledel identifies as Latina. Her father is Argentinian and her mother was raised in Mexico City. She has done countless articles talking about her “Latin American background.” And she is ALWAYS featured during Latin@ Heritage Month in “[insert number] of [white] celebrities you didn’t know were Latin@” articles.

BUT she is NOT racialized in the same manner that say Jessica Alba is. In fact, in almost all her roles she plays a white woman, DESPITE being completely fluent in Spanish, DESPITE being open about her Latinidad. She is treated as the white person that she is.

Now we know now you’re probably saying her name helps her out. And it’s true. Carlos Irwin Estevez (although technically he’s not Latino, he’s Spanish) changed his name to Charlie Sheen to help him pass as the white man he is. But we have another example of white Latin@s being racialized as white in Frankie Muniz.

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Another celebrity heavily featured in the ubiquitous Latin@ Heritage [inser number] white Latin@ celebrities we rather feature instead of brown/black celebrities fluff pieces, Frankie Muniz is Puerto Rican. Yet despite his obviously Latin@ last name, he also has not been racialized as non-white. Instead, he consistently plays non-Latin@ white roles.

And last but not least we have Christina Aguilera

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She is proudly Latina, much like Alexis Bledel. She even has a VERY Latina sounding name. She’s recorded albums in Spanish. BUT even during her Dirrrty phase, she was not hypersexualized in the same manner that other WOC artists are. Instead, her expression of sexuality and its reception were more reminiscent of how Madonna’s overt sexuality was performed and received. In contrast, artists like Nicki Minaj and Rihanna (two black female artists of Caribbean descent) are criticized for their expressions of sexuality and often villainized and their respective crafts dismissed because of how they choose to express their bodies and sexuality.

so tl;dr, No. Sorry, we refuse to accept the lie that White Latin@s are always racialized as ‘other’ in the US upon realization of their Latin American heritage. This is patently not true. Yes, some light-skinned Latin@ have conditional white passing privilege. But to say that no matter how light and bright they get they will never pass as white, I’m sorry but the evidence shows otherwise.

White Latin@s are white. This will never cancel out their Latinidad. But Latinidad can also never cancel their white privilege, so long as white supremacy is rule of the land.

thayoungwolf:

Bruh, this is gold

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as-thin-as-fuck:

himteckerjam:

raw-r-evolution:

satanic-capitalist:

Wells Fargo forecloses on Florida man for paying his mortgage early (by RTAmerica)

Published on May 30, 2013

Etienne Syldor of Orlando, Florida was never late with paying his mortgage and even sent his bank more money than he owed every month. That’s why he’s outraged that Wells Fargo has informed him that they’re foreclosing on his home. Syldor, a Haitian immigrant who works as a bus driver at Disney World to make pay his mortgage every month, has hired attorney LaMya Henry to fight the foreclosure. Henry joins RT’s Meghan Lopez to explain more about the case and how her client is risking his house, all because he was too punctual with his mortgage payments.
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Does this not show you that they don’t want you to not be a debt slave? People think I’m joking.

An update for those who’re wondering: Wells Fargo reversed the decision to foreclose and is now giving him lower interest rates, etc.

In short, they’re the abusive spouse apologizing and giving gifts because they got caught/held accountable. They even tried to say it was a “glitch” in the system…as if a human being didn’t look at his payment records in order to set the foreclosure in motion.

Such fucking bullshit.

Crazy

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lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

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Sidney Poitier and  Harry Belafonte chatting during the March on Washington. Photographed by Francis Miller. (1963)
Sidney Poitier and  Harry Belafonte chatting during the March on Washington. Photographed by Francis Miller. (1963)

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mogarisreadytoblog:

mrcaseythegreat:

miss-mcguiness:

imleigh:

“DONT BOTHER COMING HOME”

“GONNA SHAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE.”

"I ACCIDENTALLY HAD SEX WITH IT."

"NOW WE’RE IN LOVE"

I will never not love dog texts.

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earthshaker1217:

kenobi-wan-obi:

ifuckswithyou:

stackinmuchprime:

acceber74:

shan-is-a-fan:

mywordsaregolden:

itsboltonbitchh:

sh4ne:

Oknickied:

mywordsaregolden:

Presenting : White people damaging their hair by forcing it to do something it’s not meant to in an effort to seem earthy.

this shit is nasty

Omg! That last one is kinda fresh! I call it the Meatloaf

Seriously white people? Give it the fuck up. You don’t have the hair texture for that. Accept it.

Somebody told me that if I deleted this post I’d stop getting notes on it (it was blowing up my phone) and that *kinda* worked. I would like to take a moment and point out that I had a shit ton of people hounding my inbox and the comments saying they had dreads that look like this and they weren’t gross or that if they don’t shower this is what their hair does naturally

  1. The dreads in this picture are hella nasty. One is full of mold. That’s the point. These are NOT what dreads are supposed to look like.
  2. Hair that isn’t afro textured never ever looks like real dreads (i.e. they don’t look the same at all) If you had to backcomb, they probably aren’t real dreads.
  3. You are exploiting your white privilege if you can still go to school and work with your dreads in, because black people consistently have their natural hair deemed ‘unprofessional’ and used as a means to prevent them from getting hired and to fire them from jobs and have them expelled from school.
  4. They won’t do their own research. No, the Celts did not have dreads, no dreadlocks are not found everywhere
  5. White people calling themselves Rastafarian. Are you kidding. ‘Rasta’ and ‘Rastafarian’ are not terms meaning ‘Bob Marley Fan Club’ or ‘I like weed’. Rastafarians are AGAINST white supremacy.
  6. BUT BLACK PEOPLE STRAIGHTEN THEIR HAIR/ WEAR WHITE HAIR. One, black people don’t wear ‘white hair’. I’m not lying to you, walk into a hair story.You will find Indian, Malaysian, Brazilian but never European hair because it’s not as great as you think it is. Two, the fact that people with kinky hair straighten it with relaxer or flat irons ect is because black people are taught that their natural hair is ‘not good hair’ and because their natural hair is sometimes deemed as unprofessional. Do you like movies? Chris Rock made one about it called ‘Good hair’. Also, this.
  7. Your Dreadlocks are cultural appropriation. They also look nasty.

x o x o fuck you

Disgusting.

Ewwww mold in hair?? 

"Celtic braids"

Ewwwwww

from tryin to make they lips bigger to this. they stop at nothing.


I can’t! I just can’t!

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

be-blackstar:

This is how you handle getting your privileged called out. 

Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking) 

^ THIS

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Virgin mobile

roguesenigma:

gallifreyglo:

I love how a new phone acts all innocent when you first get it.

"Fuck? What is ‘fuck’? Do you mean ‘duck or ‘buck’? Because those sure are neat animals! Wow… You really wanted to type ‘fuck’? Well ok… I don’t know what this whole ‘fuck’ thing is all about, but you’re the boss!"

Then by the time you’re ready to upgrade it’s all…

"You said, ‘Call me sometime.’

but did you really mean,

'bend me up over a desk and make me cum so hard that I feel the aftershocks for the next six weeks.'?”

DONE. I am done with you. You made me spew coffee all over my laptop. Thanks for the cleanup. LMAO!!!

LOL… awesome!

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wocinsolidarity:


Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014

<3 Queen 

wocinsolidarity:

Lupita Nyong’o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014

<3 Queen 

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askmeifimadalek:

bofurthebrodwarf:

zetterbergs:

nelkhael:

Throne of Games.

#lies down

I love how terrified that girl looks

"quick becky if we’re rly quiet we can get away"

askmeifimadalek:

bofurthebrodwarf:

zetterbergs:

nelkhael:

Throne of Games.

#lies down

I love how terrified that girl looks

"quick becky if we’re rly quiet we can get away"

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squidwardtennis-balls:

Archer’s Burgers. Season 4 ep. 1

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goodblacknews:

Entrepreneur Dez White Launches “Invisible” Apps to Protect Text, Call & Email Privacy

Invisible Text

Ever sent out a text you wish you could delete before OR after it’s read? Need to keep details of your business ultra-confidential? Want to make phone calls or send emails completely off the record?…

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