Black is… black ain’t…
Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain’t “less desirable than other races”,
“inherently less attractive than other races”
So… we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women’s looks, black women’s bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on the internet too!?! How about that has been dragged out and beaten again for what its worth. (A hint – Not much). I tried to be eloquent and wordsmithy, but you know what? Fuck it, I’m sick of being polite about people telling me how I should feel about how I look.
So many people have waxed eloquently on this topic that I’ll give you links and such… but for what my 0.02 is worth; I’m so fucking sick of being told that I’m not beautiful or attractive or worthy of love and affection because I’m “strong” or career focused or “the strength of the family.”. I’m really fucking sick of the idea that everyone gets a say in how I feel about myself as a black woman. I’m tired of everyone getting to hold up the brown paper bag to check my blackness, and worthiness of having a say in racial debates because I’m fair skinned and obviously “not really black.”
I’m tired of pseudo scientists speculating on the attractiveness of myself and the bounty of black women everywhere. Who the fuck decided that this guys opinion was worth anything to begin with? I don’t even know what an evolutionary psychologist is, do you? Someone explain what that means and then you’d better have a really, really good reason as to why some “evolutionary psychologist” gets a say on black bodies and beauty. I’ll be here, so when you get a clue, come holler at me. Until then, all these faux pop psychologists and arm chair thinkers can shut the fuck up about our bodies, our beauty and everything else in-between.
I leave you with some great articles and a repost of a lovely image snagged from the Angry Black Tumblr.
Angry Black Tumblr: The Article is now gone, but more thoughts
What you all have had to say
- RT @TheMarySue: We Ran Chris Kluwe’s (@ChrisWarcraft) Blistering #GamerGate Essay Through the Madden Giferator themarysue.com/chris-kluwe-ga… http:… 1 hour ago
- RT @scalzi: If you're still pro-GamerGate at this point, you're a shitty human, or a shitty human's useful idiot. Not much else left at thi… 1 hour ago
- RT @we_are_minority: #INeedDiverseGames because video games should be for everyone; like movies, like books, like music. #DifferentFaces #D… 2 hours ago
- RT @petercoffin: I don't care how nice you are. I don't care of you like what I like. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DEFENDING BIGOTRY & DECEPTION. 18 hours ago
- RT @DragonReine: Ahahhaha, someone gained mod privileges to r/gamergate, and well... reddit.com/r/gamergate/ #StopGamerGate2014 Click everyt… 18 hours ago
- White menaces to society: Keene State and the danger of young drunk white men salon.com/2014/10/22/whi… via @Salon 20 hours ago
- RT @Veeren_Jubbal: Video games are not apolitical. 21 hours ago
- RT @ChrisWarcraft: Considering the stated reasons for outrage was "Gamers are dead" articles, and "ethics in gaming journalism", which, yea… 22 hours ago
- I'm already seeing xmas decorations in stores. WTF, Halloween hasn't passed yet, calm down. 1 day ago
- RT @NerdgasmNoire: Discussing #INeedDiverseGames with Mod @cypheroftyr on #Nerdgasmnoire Listen Now at nerdgasmnoire.net/live 1 day ago
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