My beautiful sister’s ability to wrap a present…. It was a wonderful gift but it’s clear that wrapping is not your forte lol @prettyprojapoti 🎁 (at Founding Farmers Montgomery County)

My beautiful sister’s ability to wrap a present…. It was a wonderful gift but it’s clear that wrapping is not your forte lol @prettyprojapoti 🎁 (at Founding Farmers Montgomery County)

Aw! I love these quality moments with my lil bro! Lunch at our neighborhood deli! (at BagelTowneDeli)

ladyetherea:

darjeelingandcoke:

humansofcolor:

angrywocunited:

This is so sad. :(

so young….Call me sensitive, but watching things like this makes me tear up. I used to be like this.

What makes it worse for me is that the NAACP offered a very similar study as evidence in Brown v. Board of Education 60 years ago. We’ve got to do better.

As a WoC I can tell you I had White alter egos in my imagination as a child because being invisible in culture and in positions of power being White meant the best. When I drew people they were always fair-skinned, blue or green eyes, and blonds or red heads. When I met other WoC I learned it was a common coping phenomenon and a version of this was depicted in Precious.  That’s why I ask Whites who don’t believe in privilege nor inclusion in representation if they ever imagined themselves before the age of 12 as another race. I’m not talking about wanting to be Princess Tiana, Mulan, or Pocahontas but creating an original identity where it was central they were Black, Latino, or Asian. So far I’ve never gotten a case. In those examples I cited the White child would draw themselves in the costumes of the aforementioned but will retain their own European features.

(via shyamwow)