nig·ger ˈniɡər/ noun offensive 1. a contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person. con·temp·tu·ous kənˈtempCHo͞oəs/ adjective showing contempt; scornful. Nigger > Nigga > Negra/Nigra > Negro > Black/African American Some need to know vocab: NB- non black/ not black (everyone except black people) POC- people of color (all minorities) NB POC- people of color who … Continue reading You’re Not Black, Stop Saying Nigga.
Alright kiddies, today I'm talking about the double standards that black people and white people are held to by society. Leggo. EXHIBIT A: This is Cory Monteith. He died on July 13, 2013 from a drug overdose. (Disclaimer: I'm not in ANY way saying his death wasn't saddening.) Corey said that his problems with drugs and alcohol … Continue reading Why the Double Standard?
*sigh* I live and have been raised in a predominately white area/neighborhood and go to, and always have gone to a predominately white school (I know, I know, I'm shocked too). Let me just say for a pro black, Afro-wearing, socially aware person living here is HELL. I'm surrounded by middle aged white people who … Continue reading The Crisis of a Black Person in the Suburbs
Enjoy y'all! *SIGH* "I don't care if you're black, white, purple, or green, I see everyone the same!" "When I see you, I don't see you as black!" "I don't see color!" "If we stopped making everything about race then it'd go away!" Ah colorblindness. No, not this type of colorblindness: This type … Continue reading Why Being Racially ‘Colorblind’ Makes You Racist
(Let me just say that this is based off of my personal experiences and the experiences of my friends. You CANNOT make this amount of ignorance up.) "You're so pretty for a black girl." "I bet you're good at twerking, huh? 😉 " "Mmmm, I love your [chocolate], [caramel], or [cocoa butter] skin!"* *(Coming from a … Continue reading Black Girl VS The Dating World