"Since 1980, the rate of women’s incarceration has increased 518 percent. In 1980, less than 13,000 women were in prison in the United States. By the end of 2012, that number had risen to over 108,000 (not including the 102,000 women in local jails). Women of color are disproportionately likely to be in prison: the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that black women had an imprisonment rate of nearly three times that of white women. The incarceration rate for Latinas is nearly twice that of white women." (via Dark Matter; source bitch media)
Anonymous said: You've put into words what I feel about my fellow white people, too. I don't ever know how to say it without somehow coming off like "not all white people are like that!" and I really just mean "HEY, GUYS, STFU, YOU DO NOT KNOW RACISM BETTER THAN POC DO. SHUT UP AND LISTEN!" So thank you!
I’m glad it made sense to you - and that was my intent.
I sincerely apologize if I came across as something else or trying to just make myself seem like I’m one of those “good white people.”
planetofthevapes said: What is this About the term Boi?
I had originally thought that it was a general term for people who dress/identify as boi - usually queer masculine of center people who are often young.
I didn’t realize that, similar to the term stud, it came from queer POC communities specifically, and was a term that was co-opted by white queers (which, unfortunately, is true for a lot of queer culture).
It was an ignorant mistake for me to use the term boi without understanding the history of the word.
Anonymous said: oh be quiet. i sent you a call out about a year ago for defending fucking appropriative and racist gender identities and you were like "shrug lol whatever." i unfollowed and came back eventually but fuck this "I'm a good white person tho lol"
I’m guessing this is in reference to the term boi? I’ve actually stopped using it after receiving that message.
I can’t remember my exact response, but if it came across as “whatever” than that is totally not okay of me. I’m sorry and that is fucked up to do/say that.
I want to hold myself - and other white people - more accountable.
I’m perpetually disappointed by most other white people.
I’m not perfect, in any means. And I got tons of privilege. But, at least I know how to shut my fucking mouth when a POC says something is racist and just know that means it’s racist.
No debates. No explanations. No proof.
I know that I’m not the racism judge and this is not a “not racist until proven racist” court.
We - us white people - don’t live with this. So, it is the bare minimum we can do to believe people who experience this shit every day. They know a hell of a lot better than we do.
Growing up… girls said I have Thunder Thighs.
I’ve decided that it was a compliment.
"It’s not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake.”
- Frederick Douglas
I love the picture. I love the first part about owning thunder thighs.
But, I’m skeptical of using a Frederick Douglas to be about your thighs, or even about body positivity. Slavery is not the same as body shaming. Appropriating other movements will never be okay.
Publisher unknown, United States, [1990’s].
I know that I have in the past (and continue to have) things reblogged from this tumblr to gross fetishizing porn blogs, but one that is outstanding in the gross department is inthebonezone.
He reblogs pictures of women of color and adds the caption “I’d bone her.” He removes all credits, all information about the models or photographers, and replaces them with links to his own fetishizing site.
Ignore/block him, if you can.
They got brains, Google and the utter saving power of Whiteness.
When I explain stuff to White people, I do it because (a) I care about that White person and (b) I’m in the mood.
Otherwise? Forget it.
I USED to just bend over backwards to give them thorough explanations about ~colored people thangs~ in an effort to present myself as the “Exceptional Negro”. I was all up under that White Gaze. Fuck it. Fuck you. And fuck them.
Reblogging for myself and all other white people.