Trayvon’s blackness wasn’t something he could hide, so it wouldn’t have mattered...– Angela Marie Davis (via zorascreation)
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Traditionally, in American society, it is the members of oppressed, objectified...– Audre Lorde, “Age, Race and Sex: Women Redefining (via thebrownggrrlzproject)
Part of the reason folks rallied in reaction to Trayvon Martin’s murder has to...– moyazb, “On Appropriate Victims: More On Trayvon Martin And Other Names You Should Know,” Crunk Feminist Collective, 3/26/12. (via racialicious)
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No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence...– bell hooks
Where the Civil Rights Movement Failed
“What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy.” - bell hooks
As I a lesbian, I am woman who loves women, and...
Anger is an appropriate reaction to racist attitudes, as is fury when the...– Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” (via so-treu) And this anger is so scary—and seen as so unproductive, it seems—that we’re accused of it even when we aren’t angry, or when we’re being polite or quiet or calm. We are always assumed to be ready to explode into something...
Let the Lover Be.
Jesus Christ, a man who could walk on water, and turn water into wine, was a Lover. And I take pride in being made in that same likeness. Let the Lover Be.
Defining Black Masculinity
”If you’re a young man growing up in this culture and the culture is telling you that being a man, means being powerful, being dominant, being in control, having the respect of your peers, but you don’t have any real power, well one thing that you do have access to is your body and your ability to present yourself physically as somebody who’s worthy of respect, that, I...
Generally speaking, black people don’t believe that misogyny, sexism, and...– Excerpt from the Documentary, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” by Byron Hurt
The Black Man's Glorified Sense of Victimizatin
”If we have a glorified sense of our own victimization as black men, brown men, what we must not miss but we often do is to understand that black women, and brown women themselves, are still victimized, not only by white patriarchy but by black male supremacy, and by the violence of masculinity that is directed towards them.” - Michael Eric Dyson
Women are expected to be nice and sweet, to make other people feel comfortable....– Unknown
For a woman to explore and express the fullness of her sexuality, her emotional...– ― Louise J. Kaplan