Browsing All posts tagged under »black«

So Afrocentric

February 25, 2012

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“You are so afrocentric, so ethnic.” Please stop telling people this. Just stop. I seem to get this all the time. I guess people think its okay to let me know that I’m afrocentric because of my natural hair. It’s not. It’s not okay to use afrocentric for people who are being just who they […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Society’s Hyper-sexualized Black Woman.

February 16, 2012

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Our society has depicted the black woman as a highly sexual being ripe for the picking. She’s not the marrying type, but she is the fucking type. She’s not the one you take home to your parents, but she’s the one you experiment with in college. She’s not your definition of beautiful, but her skin […]

Lyrical Revolution. Blackness does not beget stupidity.

February 10, 2012

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Is this the truth or what? When I went to the “white” school in my county, it was a battle. I had to prove that I was a true magnet student. I had to prove that despite my race I was smart too. I went to arguably the best school in my county. I remember […]

Lyrical Revolution. Police Brutality

February 9, 2012

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Re-Socialize Yourself. Afro-Dominicans

February 8, 2012

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Black is bad. Black is dirty. Black is loud. Black is untamed. Black is not welcomed in this society. These are the images we broadcast on our societal switchboard. We absorb these stereotypes and emit them without knowing at times. If this is the image we spew out of every social and media outlet then […]

Re-Socialize Yourself. Afro-Turks

February 6, 2012

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We should not take what people present to us at face value. We should discover for ourselves the true identities within a nation. Whether it be Brazil beyond the European looking TV personalities or even Jamaica beyond the predominantly black images given by the media. I was surprised to discover the existence of Afro-Turks. I […]

Re-Socialize Yourself

January 27, 2012

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Knowledge is amazing. A Cultural Case Study: The Media and the Latina The latina I know from television is a beautiful woman with fair features, flowing voluminous hairs, and a heavy accent akin to televisions depiction of the stereotypical Italian. I have not met a latin american woman that has matched this description. I’ve met […]