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20th October 2014

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its-ao:

This was right before I speed changed for rugby practice on Thursday

its-ao:

This was right before I speed changed for rugby practice on Thursday

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20th October 2014

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18-15n-77-30w:

jeez

18-15n-77-30w:

jeez

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20th October 2014

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coconutsheabutters:

jervae:

I woke up like this.

Omg give me doggie

coconutsheabutters:

jervae:

I woke up like this.

Omg give me doggie

Source: jervae

20th October 2014

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20th October 2014

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kaiwoladan:

BERLIN FASHION WEEK HERBST/WINTER 2014/15 - Lena Hoschek (part 2)

Tagged: fashion

Source: slytherns

20th October 2014

Quote reblogged from Brown Gurl w 'Fro with 1,329 notes

The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

— excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

Tagged: feminismwomanism

Source: daniellemertina

19th October 2014

Question reblogged from White People said what? with 1,612 notes

Anonymous said: The leaders of the white community need to speak out about the riots at pumpkinfest. This white on white violence needs to be addressed. Savages.

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

MAYBE if they stopped wearing polos, yoga pants, and Uggs, they would earn our respect during this tragic crime!

Source: reverseracism

19th October 2014

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thisiseverydayracism:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest  The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

This.

thisiseverydayracism:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

This.

Source: yourscientistfriend

19th October 2014

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darkbluetile:

thebrownskingirl:

You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.

I can’t believe I’m even more beautiful than I think I am this is incredible where’s my modeling contract

Tagged: lol

Source: thebrownskingirl

19th October 2014

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forte-fievre:

You can get a more emotional response from white Americans about the burning of the fucking flag than the unjustified murder of an unarmed black teenager. That kind of a gap in empathy says a lot about you motherfuckers.