miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

(via thisisnotjapan)

blksol:

On August 14th, there was a call for a National Moment of Silence  for Mike Brown and all those who have lost their lives to police brutality. I attended what was supposed to be a vigil -that was led by a white woman - and was so outraged by her trying to silence the crowd when they wanted to chant and release some pent up shit. I was upset that a white woman was coordinating this vigil. I was upset when black folks were buying into this idea that being peaceful was going to solve shit because “we all bleed red and we’re all human.” To tell you the truth, I was just pissed the fuck off. I was approached by BuzzFeed to participate in a project they were doing around police brutality. We were asked why we attended the vigil/rally and to write down one thing you would like to tell your community. You can check out the audio of what I, along with other folks, had to say here: https://soundcloud.com/buzzfeed/sets/stories-and-voices.

Fuck the police, that’s how I treat ‘em. We buy our way out of jail but we can’t buy freedom.

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(via thegirlwithcaramelskin)