lights and lines

The 40th Street-Lowery Street Station on the No. 7 Line.

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What Does Colorism Look Like?

- Songs that praise light skin by devaluing & disrespecting dark skin

- Telling children to “stay out of the sun” because you don’t want them to be darker

- “”“Preferences”“” for light skin 🙃

- People with light skin being listened to more often than people with dark skin

- Light skin being associated with beauty & intelligence in and outside the black community while dark skin is associated with aggression and ugliness

- Favouring family members with light skin immediately over those with dark skin

- Media depicting acceptable blackness as light skin

- When actors/actresses with dark skin are cast, their roles are often loud, aggressive, ghetto, etc

- Or casting actors/actresses with light skin to play characters with dark skin instead of just fucking hiring somebody with dark skin

- Dark skin being the punchline of shitty “jokes” about how nobody could love dark skin

- “We all niggas to the whites” being said to shut down conversations about colorism

- “I don’t realize that talking about colorism isn’t dismissing the struggles I face as a black person, so I’m going to derail conversations about colorism whenever I see them and not bother to learn about it” 🙃

- When the above thing happens people with light skin always think they in the right because colorism teaches us that we’re smarter than people with dark skin and by default right

- Tbh somebody with light skin could just be breathing or doing something mediocre and they get praised to high heaven, which goes back to the idea of light skin being so over valued in our community

- Half of us ain’t even all that we just light

- Makeup catering to people who are white passing or have light skin

- People with dark skin being told they can’t wear certain colors/patterns

- I can guarantee we (light skinned people) salty when a woman with dark skin gets more attention than us because colorism is so pervasive it’s taught us that we’re better and deserve more attention automatically

- Language differences: in daily conversation people with light skin are less dehumanized and more respected than people with dark skin

- I really believe if I wasn’t light I would not be able to do this project because nobody would listen to me. I’m not even saying anything new or inventive, I’m just repeating what people with dark skin have been saying

- If any of this is outta line I’d be more than happy to be corrected by somebody who has experienced/experiences colorism 😊

“ᴡᴏᴡ, ɪᴛ’s ᴀɴ ʜᴏɴᴏʀ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇᴇᴛ ᴀ ᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴀᴍʙᴀʟɪ! ᴍᴏɴᴅᴀᴛᴛᴀ ᴡᴀs ᴀɴ ɪɴsᴘɪʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇ.”“ᴛᴏ ᴜs ᴀʟʟ. ɪ ᴍɪss ʜɪᴍ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛʟʏ.”

“Ethereal Explosion”

An explosion of pastel colours paints the sky, as the sun sets over the frozen and snow dusted Little Cranberry Lake.
I made this time stack by combining 242 photos into one image.

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Some fun shirts I’ve seen while at Harry Potter World/Universal Studios+Islands of Adventure

I wonder if anyone can guess what Grindeldouche’s outfit (excluding the t-shirt) is from?