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"For most Black people, the definition of progress is college educated Blacks being drafted by the White social order to be used as a bourgeois buffer zone against the masses of Black people."

Dr. Umar Johnson (via daughterofzami)

I don’t think Black America was ready to hear that Brother Umar….

DAMN… I wasn’t ready.

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"This is the kind of tired that sleep can’t fix."

"10 Word Poem" series - #16 (via perfect)

(Source: lettersto-savemyself, via frsehprince)

"The word “art” is something the West has never understood. Art is supposed to be a part of a community. Like, scholars are supposed to be a part of a community… Art is to decorate people’s houses, their skin, their clothes, to make them expand their minds, and it’s supposed to be right in the community, where they can have it when they want it… It’s supposed to be as essential as a grocery store… that’s the only way art can function naturally."

Amiri Baraka  (via westindians)

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A Handy Guide to What Is and Isn't Cultural Appropriation

alwayslabellavita:

What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting…

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niggaimdeadass:

titytwochainz:

hotboyq:

titytwochainz:

every family got a plastic bag full of plastic bags

I thought black people only did that 😂😂

the original post said black family but you know white people tradition is to just change things to include them.

CRYN

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