1. "

    What’s Genocide?

    their high school principal
    told me I couldn’t teach
    poetry with profanity
    so I asked my students,
    “Raise your hand if you’ve heard of the Holocaust.”
    in unison, their arms rose up like poisonous gas
    then straightened out like an SS infantry
    “Okay. Please put your hands down.
    Now raise your hand if you’ve heard of the Rwandan genocide.”
    blank stares mixed with curious ignorance
    a quivering hand out of the crowd
    half-way raised, like a lone survivor
    struggling to stand up in Kigali
    “Luz, are you sure about that?”
    “No.”
    “That’s what I thought.”

    “Carlos—what’s genocide?”

    they won’t let you hear the truth at school
    if that person says “fuck”
    can’t even talk about “fuck”
    even though a third of your senior class
    is pregnant.

    I can’t teach an 18-year-old girl in a public school
    how to use a condom that will save her life
    and that of the orphan she will be forced
    to give to the foster care system—
    “Carlos, how many 13-year-olds do you know that are HIV-positive?”

    “Honestly, none. But I do visit a shelter every Monday and talk with
    six 12-year-old girls with diagnosed AIDS.”
    while 4th graders three blocks away give little boys blowjobs during recess
    I met an 11-year-old gang member in the Bronx who carries
    a semi-automatic weapon to study hall so he can make it home
    and you want me to censor my language

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    your books leave out Emmett Till and Medgar Evers
    call themselves “World History” and don’t mention
    King Leopold or diamond mines
    call themselves “Politics in the Modern World”
    and don’t mention Apartheid

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    you wonder why children hide in adult bodies
    lie under light-color-eyed contact lenses
    learn to fetishize the size of their asses
    and simultaneously hate their lips
    my students thought Che Guevara was a rapper
    from East Harlem
    still think my Mumia t-shirt is of Bob Marley
    how can literacy not include Phyllis Wheatley?
    schools were built in the shadows of ghosts
    filtered through incest and grinding teeth
    molded under veils of extravagant ritual

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    “Roselyn, how old was she? Cuántos años tuvo tu madre cuando se murió?”

    “My mother had 32 years when she died. Ella era bellísima.”

    …what’s genocide?

    they’ve moved from sterilizing “Boriqua” women
    injecting indigenous sisters with Hepatitis B,
    now they just kill mothers with silent poison
    stain their loyalty and love into veins and suffocate them

    …what’s genocide?

    Ridwan’s father hung himself
    in the box because he thought his son
    was ashamed of him

    …what’s genocide?

    Maureen’s mother gave her
    skin lightening cream
    the day before she started the 6th grade

    …what’s genocide?

    she carves straight lines into her
    beautiful brown thighs so she can remember
    what it feels like to heal

    …what’s genocide?
    …what’s genocide?

    “Carlos, what’s genocide?”

    “Luz, this…
    this right here…
    is genocide.”

    "
     
  2. afrogrrrlxvx:

    peppermintnipples:

    Finally got to hang with foxy alien babe Kayla and the dudes of bleed the pigs before their show later on :3

    Us being cute

     

  3. Anonymous said: White people did build america though. They built the trains and railroads, blew up mountains in the way, basically everything. The only thing blacks did was pick cotton. Back then the couldnt be trusted with other jobs. Seriously, learn more about history before you start making false accusations.

    newavechives:

    illbegotdamn:

    onlyblackgirl:

    LOL white people sat on their ass whipping brown people as they built america. 

    Yeah

    LOOK

    AT

    ALL

    THOSE

    WHITE

    PEOPLE

    BUILDING

    RAILROADS

    Seriously, all you have to do is google railroad workers and everything but white people come up. Just because white people OWNED the railroads doesn’t mean they did shit. Slaves did a hell of a lot more than pick cotton, and there were other brown people here other than black people who also built america. White people literally sailed to another continent to avoid doing work.

    image

    Can we talk about how they were also raising folks kids? Can we talk about the countless inventions? BITCH PEANUT BUTTER!

     

  4. the-art-pimpette:

    stormbramble:

    Can we please stop making fun of people who are over 20 and are still virgins

    Can we please stop making fun of people who are not interested in sex/are repulsed by sex

    Can we please stop making fun of people who aren’t interested in a sexual or romantic relationship

    Can we please stop making tv shows about virgins trying to lose their virginity like it’s a leech upon their life destroying all of their goals and opportunities?

    (Source: morrowseer, via deyrin)

     
  5. postracialcomments:

    blasianxbri:

    ashleynoire:

    abklynmyracle:

    trebled-negrita-princess:

    thecouscousking:

    braidedkinks:

    SHRINKAGE!!!  

    Curly and coarse headed people don’t need to explain themselves to no one.

    sure the fuck DON’T

    This.

    Shit

    love!

    If folks only knew!!!

    (via motherlymarq)

     
  6. dapper-chickadee:

    caseylalonde:

    itoldyouimbusy:

    Bitch I’m on my swag

    MORE OF THIS GUY

    this guy’s vines are great watch mORE OF THEM https://vine.co/u/921967231376699392

    (via motherlymarq)

     
     

  7. gang0fwolves:

    westendblues:

    please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

    it’s damaging and alienating

    (via newavechives)

     
  8. katieomeara:

    The cutest little booble that ever boobled. 

    First time rigging and animating a character in after effects. It was fun! 

    (via onehellofabiter)

     
  9. thepoeticrebel:

    simchiller:

    they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

    Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

    But wait, there’s more.

    Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

    Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

    They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

    not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

    Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

    (via witchesbitchesandbritches)

     
  10. reverseracism:

    postracialcomments:

    knowledgeequalsblackpower:

    IT HAPPENED AGAIN.. this time i wasnt even mad lmao im used to it.. #Wow #SheThinkImStealingPart2

    smh.

    I love this movement

    Look at this post racial society we live in today

    (Source: vine.co, via onehellofabiter)

     
     
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  12. likealittlepixie:

    mermaid looks

    (via peggingwithmalik)

     
  13. levoblivion:

    hm….. ?

    (via onehellofabiter)

     

    1. Cop: Have you been drinking?
    2. Me: I been drankin'
    3. Cop: Surfbort
    4. Me: Surfbort
     
  14. youngblackandvegan:

    accras:

    queensphynxe:

    She just stared for the longest time.

    OMG…I love this. This is important.

    v important! representation matters more than words can express

    but this picture about sums it up :)

    (via onehellofabiter)