BlackPeopleProblems

There are many white people who mean right and in their hearts wanna do right. If 10,000 snakes were coming down that aisle now, and I had a door that I could shut, and in that 10,000, 1,000 meant right, 1,000 rattlesnakes didn’t want to bite me, I knew they were good… Should I let all these rattlesnakes come down, hoping that that thousand get together and form a shield? Or should I just close the door and stay safe?
—  Muhammad Ali’s response to ‘Not All White People Are Racist’ (1971) 

So, Black girls get suspended from school for wearing their hair natural. Told that they need to change it or be expelled. But then these girls only get 5 days suspension for wearing a shirt that spelled out “nigger”. A joke I’m sure they thought was cute, funny and nowhere near offensive at the time. 5 DAYS… that’s it. The only thing this will teach them is that they should go be racist somewhere else. 

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A white girl in Australia hosted a “African” themed birthday party, which she titled “This is Africa…. my 21st :)”.

Attendees were all asked to wear “African themed” clothing to depict the continent and this is what resulted… blackface, elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint, tribal designs, and native American headdresses.

EDIT: The girl who hosted the party posted a response to this:

Okay don’t even know how to use tumblr but wanted to clarify this.

It was my ‘African themed’ party and it was honestly made that theme because I have always wanted to go to Africa (to teach english) but haven’t made it there yet. In no way was this party intended to hurt anyones feelings or upset anyone at all. In fact as you can tell from the photos I dressed up as cleopatra, whilst MAJORITY of my guests came as animals, that can be found in africa or wore traditional african clothes or even dressed up as famous people who come from africa. If anything this was to celebrate the amazing country and people. However, some guest did decide to paint themselves, although this was in no way my intention or encouraged in the slightest. I understand that this has offended some people and I have no idea how these photos have even been seen, they were simply put on facebook for my guests to see the photos of themselves. I am 100% sure that parties would be held that would be ‘Australian themed’ or American themed or even countries of the world, and in that instance I don’t believe anyone would be offended. People wear oktoberfest cotumes to parties and no one cracks it that they are not German? So what I am saying is I do understand the people who have painted themselves have offended people, although none of them intended that…. but how can people be annoyed that the majority of the people at the party were celebrating another countries culture.

Also one of my friends who is Mauritian painted himself white, but that photos didn’t make it to this page along with the MAJORITY of people who were amazingly detailed costumes that no one could take offense to!! I am sure that not one person at my party felt upset that said guest painted himself white as it was not meant in that way at all.

Also, I have NEVER been asked to take these photos down, however if I had of course I would have done so, as I had no idea that anyone other than friends and guests could see these photos, and to be honest I am not a racist person at all so I didn’t think anyone could possibly take it that way. I intend to spend 2 months teaching english in cambodia in January, and cant wait to do the same in Africa. If you will still have me.

To reiterate, I was cleopatra and did not encourage my guest to wear anything racist simply to come as something African Inspired, much like if you went to an australia day party (Which I am 100% sure people of all races and cultures do every year!!!)

Again I am sorry for those I have offended and the photos have now been removed now that I have eventually been made aware people were upset. For those who know me at all you would know the last thing in the world I would want to do would be to offend people.

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UPDATE: She has since deleted all social media accounts.

Sources: blackinasia/tumblr and buzzfeed.com

Rant

Black Sugar Babies have to work twice as hard to get a sugar daddy. It’s sad. But in general, black people can not be mediocre in anything. It’s sickening knowing that I’m extremely attractive and have men dying to be with me on a daily basis, but go on a website like Seeking Arrangement and read someone’s profile that says “Sorry, No African Americans”! But every other race but black is welcomed. Ugh.