If I am ten minutes late to class with Starbucks it would be a funny but benignly sexist joke if I was a white girl, but because I’m a Black girl then it means that I don’t take my education seriously and maybe do not deserve my academic scholarship.
If my grammar in a paper is not impeccable then it’s because I can’t speak “proper” English and maybe I should be in a remedial class and not an English major. If I am struggling in a class then instead of being directed towards a tutor, I will be encouraged to drop the course.
If I do not have a flawless transcript and academic record then I am unlikely to be encouraged to apply for prestigious fellowships and scholarships, even while non-Black classmates who have the same transcript will be funneled into these programs.
To a non-Black person all of this might sound highly improbable or exaggerated. And yet, this is my life. And it’s the life of many other Black students at PWI’s.
And so it’s no wonder that many Black students at PWI’s learn to over-compensate by attempting to excel beyond their classmates. It is no coincidence that many Black students cannot relate to the hegemonic narrative of college in which students party and occasionally attend class all while largely being protected from the “real world.”
College is a microcosm of the real world for Black students who deal with the omnipresent threat of being viewed as not good enough. And even when we excel beyond our classmates, at the end of the day we will be followed by police and harassed and questioned about whether we’re even students.
The scrutiny encourages unhealthy coping mechanisms. Tokenism after all is cumulative of what occurs when white supremacy, perfectionism, and capitalist notions of individualism and the need to be productive all collide and pressure Black folks to forget they’re human like everybody else.”
My college experience in a tumblr post
Steve McQueen dedicated his 12 Years a Slave Best Picture Oscar to the victims of modern-day slavery:
Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.
percentage of rape victims (source):
median salary (source):
victims of domestic violence (source):
people murdered by their significant other (source):
those darn privileged females
Yeah. There’s a reason women need 500+ shelters.
You know what’s truly sad about that dudebro’s meme? if he had only made it male specific, just left the comparison thing off of it. He could have actually started a conversation about male issues. He could have focused it as an awareness campaign and urged people to take action. He could have researched and added resources for men facing these struggles. But no, he spent his time with a “But men!” message and not actually contributing anything to the causes we’re supposed to believe he cares about.
That last comment.
Omg the BOOOLLLDDDDEEEED
maybe instead of making useless comparisons without factoring in context (ex. Women have more shelters because we experience rape and violence on a vastly worse level)
Guys could just post the info about men and why they need help in certain ways, and people could have worked to improve these things or at least raise awareness
BUT THIS WASN’T ABOUT ACTUALLY HELPING MEN
THIS IS WAS JUST ABOUT SHITTING ON WOMEN
EVER has a right to touch you if you don’t want to be touched.
Not your husband. Not your fiance. Not your boyfriend. Not your partner. Not your friends. Not even your own family.
You are a person and your body is your own. And it’s a privilege if you allow someone to touch it.
A god damn privilege that can be snatched up and you don’t owe anyone a reason but that it’s your body and only YOUR body.
i don’t get how a woman can “invade” a space meant for women.
In addition, in the versus match for Supporting Actress, I think everyone’s really losing sight of how much that movie is Chiwetel Ejiofor’s movie. He’s brutal and sad and lovely and hard and vulnerable in it, and he’s the true virtuoso performance in that film. It’s Solomon Northrup’s movie, and without Ejiofor’s performance, the movie simply isn’t as resonant.
AU: Lupita is Elsa from frozen and Jennifer is the visiting fire princess who she falls in love with yaaaaaaaaaay~~~
Oh my gosh I love them!
Suck on this all you haters trying to pit celebrity women against each other~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Okay, so he is sitting behind 12 Year’s a Slave’s main actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, a black man who has spoken out repeatedly about how emotionally straining the film was to shoot for him, as a black man.
And y’all are flipping out over the white man whose family literally owned people sitting behind him who was on screen for less than 1/4 of the film? Get out of my face.
That wasn’t a post about me not liking BC. It was a post about me not liking white privilege.