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Nigerian. Follower of Jesus. 17. Texas.


Hi there, I love your blog and I'm not looking to ruffle your feathers but I'm curious. Is there a situation in which you would consider a white person having dreads as a cultural exchange rather than cultural appropriation? Also, what kind of things do you consider to be cultural exchanges. Because I don't really know where that line is drawn when It comes to CA, I can't see white people having dreads as cultural appropriation. Do some of them look a hot mess? You got me w/ that but CA Idk.

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lovelyandbrown:

it’s not a cultural exchange if nothing is being exchanged. there’s nothing given, only taken. do you see the problem with that terminology?

i think, if you wear something like dreads with respect and reverence, then fine by me, personally. i only get offended when it’s treated as a novelty.

and to be fair, Rastafarianism is a religion. i don’t like that it’s automatically thrown in with BLACK CULTURE because not all black people who wear dreads practice it. but, through time, it has been assimilated by black people who wear it and face oppression and stereotypes. but there are some Rastafarians who actually have issues with BLACK people who AREN’T practicing rastafarians, saying that THEY are culturally appropriating.

so, do you see how this sort of goes? there’s levels to this, and i’m not being funny when i say that.

lovelyandbrown:

mzafrodisiac:

Lovely groom expression as he awaits his bride. Yeah, I like that. I’m a sucka for love. LOL

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thinksquad:

Back in 2013, Texas resident Larry Davis ran either a red light or stop sign (reports vary) in his Buick in the city of Austin. Despite his insistence that he had had only one drink, he was put in handcuffs and arrested for driving while intoxicated. Then, when he was given a Breathalyzer test by the Austin Police Department, he blew a 0.00. Nonetheless, as KVUE reports, Mr. Davis spent the night in jail.

While at the station, Mr. Davis agreed to give a blood sample as well, to prove he was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. The results would later come back 100% negative. Davis’ attorney, Daniel Betts, told KVUE, “My reaction was just shock that this happened.”

The Austin Police Department stands by the arrest, saying they believed Davis showed signs of impairment, that while standing on one leg, he “swayed,” and “needed his arms for balance.” They also suggested that he could have been on marijuana, a drug that wouldn’t necessarily show up in a test. The APD said they’re going by a “take-no-chances” policy. That being said, they did acknowledge how unusual it is that Davis was arrested despite registering a zero on his breath test.

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they ain’t even trying to hide they shit anymore

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babysprig:

z-v-k:

PLEASE SIGNAL — SEXUAL HARRASSER ON SYDNEY BUSES — TARGETS SCHOOLGIRLS

This is Daniel Cousins. He is a white man in his late 20s / early 30s, brown hair, blue eyes, piercing on left eyebrow, He usually catches the 314 / 316 / 317 at around 8am from Bondi Junction Interchange and then will spend the entire morning doing a circle of the city by bus, looking for girls to groom. He has reportedly also caught the 376 and the 389. He will sit next to schoolgirls and try to talk to them, get information about them, grab them and pull on their clothing. He will move seats throughout his journey to sit closer to girls. He sometimes sits next to girls traveling alone. I first encountered him about 3 years ago and have since reported him along with over ten people from my school. He has sexually harassed girls before. BEWARE OF THIS CREEP!!! If he sits close to you GET THE FUCK OUT!!! ALERT OTHER GIRLS ON THE BUS!!! He’ll act very shy to make you feel sorry for him DO NOT BE FOOLED!!! Please share this so we can protect each other.

PLEASE FILE A REPORT — If you have encountered this man please make a report to the detective working on this case: Louise Rodden at Maroubra Police Station. We are currently building a case against him.

intiniermoments
maybe you could share this w sydney grrls club??

SIGNAL

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globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

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For all the Irish folks always crying about how Irish people were  ~*~*~ALSO OPPRESSED~*~*~

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l-ife:

dezilife:

How I feel now that I finished my braids lol

Lol that was me yesterday, when I got done with my hair !!

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Hillsong United Acoustic (x)

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