blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

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ladyplath:

[gets overwhelmed abt the amount of work] [does literally nothing abt it] (except for maybe cry)


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Please, please, please help my friend!

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baroquen-sol:

This year, I met one of the most talented oboists my age. His name is Rex Yape. He has been playing on a borrowed instrument for years. He was accepted to study oboe at Curtis Institute in the fall. He has to pay Curtis $1300 by MAY FIRST. Not only that, but he needs to return his oboe at the end of this school year and buy a new one. If he can’t raise the money, he will have to give up music. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to read this article and watch the video. If you can’t donate, please spread the word! He is truly one of the most talented, kind, and funny kids you could ever meet. It would mean so much to give even a dollar. Tumblr, I know you can at least spread the word. I’ve seen it done before. Help Rex achieve his dream. It would be wasted talent if he can’t go to college.

Also, just to make it easier, here is a direct link to the the fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/send-rex-to-curtis

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