After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If...– Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be. (via oliviacirce)
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is being able to make movies about the atrocities that your people have endured without having to hear “why don’t you get over it?” and “why can’t we move on?” It’s the ability to critique movies made about your race without hearing that you are being too sensitive or that the director is allowed to have “artistic license”. See: Django Unchained and...
Men & Their Balls
“God gave men a pair of balls and they spend the rest of their lives trying to play with them.” - My Mother, annoyed by the ball games on TV that have replaced her regularly scheduled programming.
Stuff Po-Po Like
Po-Po likes pants sagging below the waist, the lower the better. Po-Po likes skinny jeans. Po-Po likes socks with slippers. Why? Easier to find shit/catch your dumbass. Even fatass Po-Po know you ain’t gettin’ very far, so they don’t really have to run after you. Thanks for making Po-Po’s job easier. - Conversations with Bruce
Step Inside a Freedom Garden →
Some farmers in Louisiana are raising crops that would have fortified their ancestors.
#18 (this is white privilege)
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is thinking a comedian making fun of the way you dance is racism, and never having to experience the pain, humiliation, fear, and downright worthlessness that comes with being the victim of real racism. I call you crackers not because I think it hurts you, but because it’s funny to watch you overreact. If cracker hurt you the same way nigger hurt me, I’d...
@blendednyc this is for you
wendellsmom: Carrots + kale + an apple + a splash of lime juice & a little ginger equals… Delish. Thanks for the recipe, @blendednyc! Check out the Green Smoothie Girl blog.
Act, Or Be Acted Upon
The other day I asked a colleague about attending an event and they responded by saying they weren’t sure, but mostly, the host didn’t reach out to them. This is an event that would greatly serve their professional interests, but they needed the validation of being invited. Ummm… What gets me about this, is they’ll be the same person to turn around and complain about the...
the silent treatment will never work the way you’d like it to on an only child. they’ve had YEARS of practice.
Wanted: Grown Ass Woman Stealing Homemade Cookies
Having lunch in a perfect small town cafe and we’re trying to decide if we should be greedy and buy more cookies. Friend wonders if it’s OK to exchange her cookies for the one we’ve decided was the winner. No. Not even with the wax paper. Woman walks in, helps herself to a couple of cookies. Skips the wax paper conscientiousness. Just digs right in. The three of us...
Hudson Valley Wine Fail
Went to a wine tasting this past Sunday. The fermentation room was full of gnats and fruit flies, and water was leaking all over the floor. Not an expert at wine tasting, but if more than five other people give the same screwface, you have a problem. Five mediocre wines. Sommelier had the nerve to say (paraphrasing), “this one right here, you actually could lay this one down for few...
Fuck Yo' Smile!
I don’t have a “jovial” expression when my face is relaxed, so people (men) always assume I’m Angry Black Woman. Men always feel the need to tell me to smile more. Women never ask me to smile, just because. If I hear that “there are more frown muscles then there are smile muscles” one more time! How about, smile muscles are BIGGER than frown muscles. Ever think about that? So anytime a man I don’t...
Dear @EddieBauer: Fuck You!
Today I received an unsolicited copy of your most recent catalog. While browsing through it, I noticed a recurring look with your models: Mostly white, thin women with long, flowing, and wavy and/or straight hair. Since I am a dark-complected, nowhere-near-thin woman without hair (and kinky curly when I allow it to grow in), it should interest you to know that I am not a member of your...
Today’s Parent of the Day Award goes to the mother who gave her child, no older than 5 years old, the OK to cross the street against the light on her scooter. When she noticed me as I got closer to her child, (wearing my YELLOW REFLECTOR vest), she said to her child, “You need to look when crossing the street.”. WINNER!
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