Occam’s Razor:

Thesis 1: A mother who otherwise loves and cares for her children chooses to deliberately implant a memory of painful molestation to get back at her partner, and was so good at memory implantation, better even than Korean War interrogators, that the memory persisted into adulthood and was powerful enough that the daughter felt the need to be dragged through the mud and called a liar just for expressing it.

Thesis 2: A guy who has admitted to having sex with another minor, and who makes movies about how fun it is to fuck minors, actually abused a minor.
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So, Rutgers has a Beyonce course.

And of course, despite Rutgers being an incredible and diverse university with amazing black women PhDs (which I have had the privilege to learn under) with its own prestigious historic women’s college… it’s taught by a white male grad student.

Beyond the fact that I don’t think there’s enough space or tools to truly step back from your own privilege in academia or even in daily life (full disclosure-as a white person doing social justice work I face that criticism too), he does have the authority to write any exhaustive academic work on it because he is white and a man. The experiences of black people and women and especially black women are not the domain of white people to speak on with authority in a deeply racist and sexist society. Black women don’t need a white man to speak in a space that should be theirs- which is more of the issue. 

Especially since this class is getting a ton of press… all to a white dude as an academic “authority” when there is not nearly enough recognition to black women in academia who often get their work plagiarized or who are expected to give up their knowledge for free (teach me I don’t understand why this is important/racist/misogynoir).

How a PhD student got to teach a major innovative class in the first place? Oh yeah. White man. Nearly forgot.

Personally I don’t even feel comfortable saying that any Beyonce song is my “anthem” or “my life” because as a white woman that’s patently untrue and ignores the reality of race and misogynoir LET ALONE writing a dissertation on it (meaning profits and accolades and intellectual recognition) even though I absolutely adore Beyonce and buy all of her music. If this dude is supposed to be studying race and gender…. why doesn’t he see that?

Not here for it.

NPR wants to hire developers

wocinsolidarity:

staghunts:

Actively trying to recruit non-white hetero cis-dudes. The white hetero cis-dude friend of mine was like, “Hey, ask people will ya?”

And so of course, I was like, “POST IT TO TUMBLR!”

http://blog.apps.npr.org/2014/01/06/we-are-hiring.html

SIGNAL BOOST

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museumofmodernerotica said: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

dduane:

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

…And there you have it.

gynocraticgrrl:

"Brown eyed people are responsible for the fact that you have electricity. Many of the components for generating and transmitting electricity were invented by brown eyed people.

Brown eyed people gave us our alphabet. Brown eyed people gave us our numeration system. Brown eyed people gave us the paper on which we write these anonymous letters to me that tell me that brown eyed people are inferior.

Brown eyed people are the originators, the ones who founded every major religion on Earth. No white people have ever founded a major religion.

Now you need to realize the contributions that have been made to society, to civilization by brown eyed people, by PEOPLE OF COLOR.

I’m talking about people of color here folks. And most of us are not aware of those things because we live in a racist society.

And because we are educated by a racist school system that only teaches us about white contributions.”

- Jane Elliot on the Oprah Winfrey Show panel on racism in 1992.

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sancophaleague:

Earlier this year Zora Ball was your average 1st grader until she decided to create and develop a mobile video game app, making her the youngest person to ever do so. At just 7-years old Zora managed to learn a programming language called “Bootstrap” that is normally used to teach kids ages 12 through 16 the different concepts of Algebra by using video games. Her teachers and family were astonished by her accomplishment. 

She was invited to an expo at the University of Penn where she was put on the spot and asked to reconfigure the app in front of everyone to prove that it was her that developed the mobile app in the first place and not her older brother who is a scholar student. Zora successfully did so and got rid of any doubt that anyone had. 
Zora Ball is now referred to a young prodigy with an extremely bright future in technology and computer science. Young Zora is an example of Black Excellence not having an age requirement.
Written By: @Champion_Us

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Anonymous said: Since blacks invented punk, can you name specifically who the first punk band (and therefore the first black punk band) was?

thebluelip-blondie:

a band called death

love-mhz:

labrujamorgan:

blackfoxx:

Part of a Series of Tweets about the Katie Couric Interview & the Cis Gaze.

On Niceness in the Absence of Agency & Policing Transwomen in the face of TransMisogyny—The Katie Couric Interview sparked this line of tweets in response to a developing line of dialogue, praising the “appropriateness” of Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera, in the face of her invasive line of questioning.  

yes, all of this

Trans respectability politics is a real ass thing that is closely tied to whorephobia and colorism.

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Cis/white/queer/lady feminist.

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