stereotypes

Confession

I really think that black men are starting to get on my nerves now.

I haven’t worn a weave in over two years and I have always worn my natural hair and braids. This time I decided to wear a weave (for going back to college) and my mom bought me some MAC makeup and I wore the makeup yesterday and my hair was straightened and done and I noticed that more black guys stared at me and tried to talk to me. This hasn’t really happened to me before. But I’m really wondering what was wrong with my natural hair, braids and Maybeline/L'Oreal makeup? What was wrong with that.

All I see online is black men complaining about black women wearing weave and wishing that all of us would wear our hair natural and that we should wear less makeup but yet black men still will make fun of black women and their natural hair unless it’s 3a-3c?? I just don’t understand how black men work. 🙄

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Qualifies For Olympics, Will Become First U.S. Athlete To Compete In A Hijab

Muhammad, an African American women’s saber fencer, first made history several years ago when she became the first Muslim woman to compete for the U.S. in fencing. Now that she has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Muhammad is making history once more.

“I want to compete in the Olympics for the United States to prove that nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals — not race, religion or gender”


I think Donald Trump is going to need an exorcism after hear that. #Love it!

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Black Men With Flowers, Lynette Luna

In society, black men have often had to become hyper masculine to deal with the intense pressures projected onto them by society. When we look into the general opinion of black men, we think of them as very hard, calloused, and tough. We do not allow them to be projected in ways of weakness, or softness.

I photographed a black male with flowers to show a side that is often ignored by society. That these men can be soft, sensitive, and delicate. I blended a black man with the delicacy of flowers and the femininity of bright colors. - Lynette Luna

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can we please talk about how tone deaf and offensive and painfully unfunny S02E03 of Kimmy Schmidt–aka the one about “Asian American activism” & with Titus dressed as a geisha in yellowface–is????

Like it first of all frame AA activism–and all activism–as unreasonable internet jerks who aren’t interested in a conversation, just in yelling at people

the placing of the “transracial” white guy in the AA group is gross just because a) there ARE transracial asians in real life, such Asian adoptees, and b) the conversation around Asians as just “honorary white people” is unfortunately real and pervasive, and this just perpetuates that

the Asian American audience has dubbed Titus “Hitler” because of course that’s what those easily offended and incendiary activists do 

the Asian-American crowd is “won over” by Titus’s performance, and is confused???????

and then they decide that mocking AA activism isn’t enough, they make a punchline out of sensitivity towards Black Lives Matter; the Asian American girl then vaporizes and disappears in a beam of light after she “offends” herself after saying that she can’t breathe

not to mention the presence of non East Asian voices in Asian American groups only there to contribute to the characterization of AA groups (and activists in general) as ridiculously disorganized and unfocused, and prone to exaggerated whining about issues as “silly” as “past lives”

Trivializing AA activism and people is not okay. what the hell????

In every community, some people will fit every stereotype, and some people will fit no stereotypes, and both are valid representations for that community. No one person can be the end-all representation, and expecting any one person to represent a huge group of people puts them on a dubious pedestal and likely to be toppled.
—  Tyler Oakley
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#HISPANICGIRLSUNITED TREND GIVES AN AUTHENTIC VIEW ON BEING LATINA IN AMERICA

Women are taking to Twitter to turn the spotlight on what it means to be Latina in the United States. According to TakePart.com, #HispanicGirlsUnited started trending on Twitter last Thursday after user Joyce Santeliz added it to a tweet about how Hispanic girls are depicted in the media.

After the hashtag gained moment, more and more Latina’s joined in on the conversation to expose stereotypes and share experiences. Peep some more of our favorite tweets after the jump.

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