Light Skin Privilege and African Americans →
wretchedoftheearth: Light skin privilege equals to: Being standard of beauty in the Black and Latino community. Being called Black based on the antebellum era one drop rule. Being racially ambiguous. People automatically assuming you are mixed and that is seen as a positive attribute. Being allowed to recognize the variety of your racial/ethnic heritage without ridicule. Within African...
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Every colonized people— In other words, every people in whose soul an...– Frantz Fanon; Black Skin, White Masks. (via atreegrowsinbrixton)
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly...– —Toni Morrison (via queergiftedblack) This is something I believe in with my whole heart. (via femmefatalist)
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Because privilege is conferred by social systems, people don’t have to feel...– Allan G. Johnson (via wretchedoftheearth)
The problem is that the industry need not think they can only reflect the...– Let’s Have The “Racism In Hollywood” Conversation One More Time « Thought Catalog (via sociolab)
Generations of white supremacy and capitalism have deeply distorted our...– Morgan Bassichis (via theredtree)
Édouard Glissant & Manthia Diawara
MD: Where we’re going? Are we arriving somewhere? Still, a story has a point of arrival. So what is that arrival?
ÉG: For me, the arrival is the moment where all the components of humanity—not just the African ones—consent to the idea that it is possible to be one and multiple at the same time; that you can be yourself and the other; that you can be the same and the different. When that battle—because it is a battle, not a military but a spiritual one—when that battle is won, a great many accidents in human history will have ended, will be abolished.
The Haitian Revolution was an unthinkable event from the perspective of...– Speak.Collaborate.Listen: Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Commonwealth (2009), 13-14
To define racism only through extreme groups and their extreme acts is akin to...– Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer in What is Racial Domination? (via kidonacloud) YAAAAAAAAAAAS (via dumbthingswhitepplsay) Perfect description. (via racialicious)
My position is that it is not up to us [intellectuals] to propose. As soon as...– Michel Foucault, 1988. Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984, section entitled,‘Confinement, psychiatry, prison’. (via reinventionoftheprintingpress)