The Mind and Times of the Great Naija's Finest

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hispaperbagprincess:

Okay, I’m going to clarify something. I live in Keene. What happened at pumpkin fest was disgusting and our entire city is appalled by how the college students acted. I just saw a mast post about how the Keene riot was racist because and that it was given white privilege. I understand that white…

Lemme preface this by saying that I hope you weren’t affected by all that bullshit and that you and yours are safe.

Now-

I wish I knew what post you’re talking about.

I keep seeing posts like yours where people are like ‘ugh these are not the same thing’, ‘these are two completely different events in two different situations’, ‘how is racism even come in to play’ and I’m just like-

…????

I don’t understand how but it seems like you’re missing the point. The point isn’t what happened, how you did it, or even what you did. This is the general ‘you’ referring to all those drunken kids. The point is how the everyone else reacted to what you did. 

It was played up as some giant joke, as frat boys getting out of hand, as students who got a little ‘too’ drunk and ‘a little’ too wild. If I have this information right, there were even 50+ arrests made and a bunch of people hurt.

Y’all destroyed a town yet the media is doing the equivalent of a facepalm and shrug. Y’all destroyed a town left broken glass in the streets. Y’all destroyed a town and SWAT wasn’t called in until after a car was rolled over and set on fire.

Y’all destroyed a town (over pumpkins, for God’s sake) and no one ended up dead.

That’s white privilege in action.

Ferguson and the Pumpkin Riots are not even remotely the same (I wouldn’t dare disrespect the #Ferguson movement like that). The point is that white kids are free to riot over pumpkins and have the world call them ‘drunken revelers’ while kids of color are free to riot over basic rights like freedom & justice and be called “thugs and animals”.


loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.
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loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.


7 Myths about Anxiety

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Only weak people feel anxious and afraid
2. People who look confident don’t battle strong emotions
3. Anxiety is something that will plague you all your life
4. It will stop you from succeeding and achieving goals you’ve set
5. If you can just avoid “those triggers” you will have a happy life
6. Most social situations will always provoke dread
7. It means that others see you as being inferior.


On racism in Australia

black-australia:

Please stop perpetuating this myth and false equivalency that because Australia is a multicultural country, racism is apparently non-existent. This is absolutely not the case. By saying this, you are erasing and silencing the voices and experiences of those who suffer from very real racial discrimination in Australia. Listen to PoC when they talk about how deeply rooted racism is in this country. Wake up and start taking in the facts.


jessiej7732:

fox-power:

So my 13 y/o brother is on Xbox Live with his friends in the other room and the past 20 minutes I’ve heard him say

  • Dude why do you use gay as an insult?
  • You guys are fucking sexist, this is why I’m the only one of us who has a girlfriend
  • Wow that wasn’t racist or anything
  • No seriously gay does not mean stupid
  • BOOMSHOT!!!!!!!!!!

SO PROUD

PRAISE YOUR BROTHER

RAISED HIM RIGHT

(Source: stayuglystayangry)


Why the Whiteness Project is so endlessly mortifying →

jcoleknowsbest:

latinegrasexologist:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

well yeah. aint Black Theorists been talking for a long time that whiteness is predicated and founded on fucking up the rest of the world, especially black people? Well now, ya’lll got it out you own mouths. What ya gonna do?

if you are a white person who stands in solidarity w/POC please contact me for a project I’m working on around countering this.

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(Source: jessehimself)