Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?


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Oh, bitch. Read down!

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Oh my Lordy yes

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Driver, lower my tuition please.






I don’t have enough money for my basic needs. 

Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent

Now I don’t even have a single cent

Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books

Oh i’m so broke and I don’t wanna look

I popped open my wallet, no funds to count

my credit declined and my check just bounced

Oh, there daddy, daddy betta bring that TAP
Oh, baby, baby where my FASFA at?

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so last night we were discussing being feminine queer women & how it’s hindrance when it comes to dating because we are seemingly INVISIBLE. 
Shit I could wear a rainbow on my forehead and still only get hit on by guys. 
what do we do??!

update: went to a queer dance this weekend and got asked if i was there as an ally.
i can’t win.



so last night we were discussing being feminine queer women & how it’s hindrance when it comes to dating because we are seemingly INVISIBLE.

Shit I could wear a rainbow on my forehead and still only get hit on by guys. 

what do we do??!

update: went to a queer dance this weekend and got asked if i was there as an ally.

i can’t win.

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"If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.

If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.

Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.

The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so."

Kim Katrin Crosby, Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 (via xuron)

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"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This

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what the actual fuck…?

how many balls am i tripping


Is this what drugs are like

Rick and Marty lmao

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I want to find or start a network for queer professionals of color in NYC because sometimes it gets a little lonely in corporate.

Flawless Human Beings » Gina Torres » Gina Torres Alphabet

↳ F → feminism & representation
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)

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"For it is not the anger of Black women which is dripping down over this globe like a diseased liquid. It is not my anger that launches rockets, spends over sixty thousand dollars a second on missiles and other agents of war and death, pushes opera singers off rooftops, slaughters children in cities, stockpiles nerve gas and chemical bombs, sodomizes our daughters and our earth. It is not the anger of Black women which corrodes into blind, dehumanizing power, bent upon the annihilation of us all unless we meet it with what we have, our power to examine and to redefine the terms upon which we will live and work; our power to envision and to reconstruct, anger by painful anger, stone upon heavy stone, a future of pollinating difference and the earth to support our choices."

— Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger” (via so-treu)

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TRIGGER WARNING: This post and the video it links to contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.

To the Indigenous woman,

I am sorry we have not fought harder for you. 

 For the woman and her baby left for dead by the police in her home, while they gave a ride to her attacker back to his house.

To the girlfriend punched in her pregnant stomach, to the wife who took the beatings so her kids wouldn’t have to, to the daughter who found a man as abusive as her dad, to the co-ed who will never go to the nine again, to the restraining order, as strong as the paper it is made from, and to the shelter with not enough beds,

I give one thousand sweats for rape victims, 1000 doctorings for husbands, 1000  prayer ties for courage, 1000 meetings for silence, 1000 songs for patience, and 1000 fires, for enough light to fill a room, to reflect off a mirror the size of the moon, just so we can see ourselves for what we are - complicit.

Do I dare you to protect them Mr. President.

I dare you to make laws for them, senators and representatives.

I dare you to try and stop me tribal leaders.

I dare you to go look for me police officer.

For every 1000 Native women in your district, 330 of them will be sexually assaulted; 88% of the perpetrators will be non Native and every piece of every legislation needs a champion, but not all champions are leaders and not all leaders are men, just like not all kisses are wanted and not all laws are consensual.

They trespass her body, just like they trespass this land. In the corner of a hut home, in the backseat of a car, in a court room in every hall of every government, we fail them.

The terrorist threat is in the same house, in the same car,  goes to the same school and works at the same job and the threat ten times more likely to murder her most likely to murder her than anyone else.

This war is at home, living room battle grounds, bathroom infirmaries, back seat trenches, fists like tanks, sex like a war trophy. Under treaties of silence she whispered to me, please, please stop.

I am your wife. I’m your sister. I’m your mother. I’m your daughter.

You were supposed to protect me. You’re supposed to be a warrior.

Protect me from you, from him, from all of them. 

Tell that you’ve got daughters.

Tell me that you don’t want this for them.

Tell me that you won’t joke about this with your friends. 

Tell me that you won’t forget that we talked.

Tell me that you will do something - do something

- Written and performed by the 1491s, in partnership with the Indian Law Resource Centre

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don’t fucking comment on anyone’s laugh except to tell them how fucking cute it is. laughter is amazing laughter is an expression of pure joy. you tell someone their laugh is ugly? i think the same of your personality shut up fucker

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Flawless Human Beings » Gina Torres » Gina Torres Alphabet

J → jessica lourdes pearson, managing partner of pearson specter
"Jessica Pearson isn’t a unicorn. She’s not a mythological creature. She’s an example of so many women out there that are ruling their part of the world and doing an incredible job." - Gina Torres

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