Anonymous asked: Did you know that black men had the right to vote before white women did?
Yes. And did you know that White women suffrage leaders demonized Black people and other PoC in order to get their right to vote?
"It is not fair that a plantation Negro who can neither read or write should be entrusted with the ballot." -Frances E. Willard, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
"In Colorado… 6,666 men vote "Yes." Now, I am going to describe the men who voted "Yes." They were native-born men, temperance men, cultivated, broad, generous, just men, men who think. On the other hand, 16,007 voted "No." Now, I am going to describe that class of voters. In the southern part of that State are Mexicans, who speak the Spanish language… . The vast population of Colorado is made up of that class of people. I was sent out to speak in a voting precinct having 200 voters; 150 of those voters were Mexican greasers, 40 of them foreign-born citizens, and just 10 of them were born in this country; and I was supposed to be competent to convert those men to let me have so much right in this Government as they had.” -Susan B. Anthony
Go on and look up your white fem faves. They oppressed other groups in order to get up from their oppression. Stepping on the backs of PoC in order to stand up. And i’m supposed to be sympathetic to your “plight?!” Like dude, you mad at me for the patriarchy that oppressed your people and mine? Get real.
Oh! And did you know that White women were freed from slavery before Black… Oh….. wait…….
And if we’re talking about Blacks and “voting rights” did ya know that it was damn hella hard for Blacks to vote even when they got the right? Ignoring the expensive polling taxes and the rallies of Whites who threatened and attacked Blacks who attempted to vote… did you know that Blacks were disproportionately administered (among poor whites and other poc) impossible literacy tests in order to get this “vote”?
Here is a sample of this simple and easy test. 10 minutes. Get NOTHING wrong. Go go!
Times up. How was it? Easy I bet. Each question made at a total 5th grad level so I’m sure you got them all right. But oops, doesn’t matter. As I am the one correcting your test I decide if you failed or not even if you, somehow, managed to get all of these correct in the 10 minutes provided to you, Negro.
Could also go into how racist laws put up to keep predominately Black people from voting, which were outlawed to protect Black voters, are now being allowed again so they can oppress them once more…could go into all that… but that would be a longer post.
In the meantime
Part of the rhetoric white feminists used to support the 19th amendment was the idea that they’d vote in line with their white husbands thereby consolidating white supremacy. Due to the idea that Black men were barbarians and irrational and were going to ruin the country by being able to vote.
And in reality, Black people in mass couldn’t really vote till the Civil Rights Act and even today voter suppression attacks POC, but specifically African Americans. Whereas white women have never had an issue voting after the 19th amendment. So in actuality they got the vote first. And used their vote to oppress Black women and men.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
people who disseminate false information about food stamps are pieces of shit.
It was just recently that Mecklenburg County allowed Food Stamps to buy diapers and clothing. You got ppl out here who gotta sell their food stamps to buy bus passes and toilet paper
like stop it 5
But you can tho? If you have cash assistance on your EBT account you can use it to buy anything? And its the same card so to (nosy) onlookers it looks like “this persons doing blah blah with food stamps”
Which is just like
A. Mind ya bidness
B. Mind ya bidness
C. It ain’t ya bidness
D. Mind ya bidness
Because this isn’t really about ppl misusing food cards (I dont like callin it stamps), its about nosy entitled mf’s who believe poor ppl dont deserve ANYTHING at all, so they find or make up (most likely made up) these “stories” and act like all ppl with food cards are irresponsible and lazy and all that when really the average person is just trying to have enough to last them the month.
the doors of the church are open
and they want you to believe that blacks are getting all the welfare benefits!
I was really reading this at first like wondering where in the hell you can use your food card to buy all that shit, because I have been behind people in a line who have one and them shits always only allowed for their food.
Precious Adams performing Aurora act 3 variation
2014 Prix de Lausanne
(she won a scholarship + the contemporary dance prize!)
i just stared at this for ~5 min bc graceful
she is GORGEOUS
you kno those gifs where all you can look at is their feet
this is one of those
im so happy for her. she faced a lot of issues at Bolshoi for being black, she was even told to bleach her skin. look at her now! biggest fuck you to all the racists that treated her badly regardless of her talent. WERK GIRL.
Can we get into the definition of her upper body and the tissue paper delicacy of her hands?
I recently ordered some ‘Pretty. Period.’ business cards, thinking I would hand them out if ever I wanted to direct folks to the website. Today, I’m presenting at Central Connecticut State University on my book, (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. I looked into the audience and was struck by beauty. Afterwards, I call the sista over, hand her a card, and ask to take her picture on the spot. Thankfully, she agreed.
If I were a photographer, I might call this #streetphotography. But since I’m not, I’ll just call it #PrettyPeriod #OnTheSpot
Afrofuturist. Designer. Scholar.
So many of my best friends are going to Columbia (1 for undergrad, the rest for PhD programs) but I probably won’t get in wanhh
It’s ok NYC is so expensive and loud so like at least you might no have to deal with that bs?
You’ll probs get in anyways but there is a bit if an upside if u dont
Ma$e and Lil Kim.
She was so cute. Why did she do all of that foolishness to her face.
because she was abused by black men all her life who told her that she wasn’t worth anything as a dark skin black women