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  • African-American: So do you guys hunt for your food in Africa?
  • African: I do sometimes yes.
  • African-American: That sounds dangerous!
  • African: It can be. Once I was so frustrated that I couldn't find anything I shook the refrigerator and it almost fell on me.
  • African American: Refrigerator??
  • African: Ah, I forgot it's been awhile since you've actually gone home.
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I can’t cut my hair now because if I do, people will think it’s because of Lupita.


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African name problems


When you’re on the phone with customer service and they ask for your last name and you automatically start spelling it because you don’t want to deal with the customer service rep asking you to repeat yourself or have them butcher it (which they will!).

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Sometimes when I have my weave in for a long time then take it out to wear my natural hair, I feel like people will think it’s ugly and judge me. But then I stare in the mirror at myself and start to love my afro all over again. I realized that I was judging myself. I really love my African kinks tho!

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Imperialists created the problems and They have an interest in continued instability and i hope the Libyan people understand not the imperialists or them puppets rebels will solve their own problems
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I love how my parents can go from yelling at me and calling me irresponsible / a disturbance to what they want to do (by parents I mean my dad) to telling me how proud they are of me and how they can’t wait to see what I do in the future….all on the span of one phone call.

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"As black women we do a lot of footwork attempting to avoid being associated with stereotypes and negative archetypes that have haunted us for generations. But what we have to realize is that these racialized gradations (skin color, hair texture, body type…) were never actually about us. They affect us but they don’t belong to us. They are born out of a need to justify our past enslavement and present oppression. And when we treat these stereotypes and gradations as if they were facts and not symptoms or artifacts, we end up unintentionally affirming that oppression."
(via feckyea)
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Ruth is a little girl i worked with in Ghana. She had just had her hair done.
I never imagined this image to get quite as much attention as it has done. Looking at it once more, I can see that to fresh eyes perhaps it may seem a little oppressive (i.e. her expression, the hand coming in from above). However let me clarify to people who have misunderstood. This is a girl I worked and lived with for 3 months in a tiny village in Ghana not with some missionary but with BUNAC org. (google them if you’re curious). The huge attention this has got has opened my eyes to how quickly people are willing to jump to a bold statement out of context.  

Girl this is getting attention cause you said she just got her hair done and your hands are touching her newly done hair. Do not touch a black girl’s hair whether she’s 78 12 18 or a fetus don’t touch it. I mean look at her expressions she’s like “whys this mayo touching my hair like I paid 30 Ghana cedis for his ah kwasia “