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tina-knowles:

jean-luc-gohard:

I know I’m about to regret saying shit, but there’s like ten of you talking shit about Kanye for shit that don’t even make sense, and I’m not saying anything bad about you or your feelings on the matter, I’m just pointing some shit out.

  • The Precious line is fucked up. Given Kanye’s track record, the problem in terms of intent is probably body shaming and not much else, but it does imply misogynoir in context. So I’m not saying anyone’s wrong to be upset about that line. Or even that anyone’s wrong to be upset period, feel your feelings, not my place to tell you otherwise.
  • The whole categorizing Kanye as being super stanny for white women—not the one white woman he’s married to, but white women as a whole—is kind of absurd to me. Kim is the first white woman he’s been linked to in his entire career. He was previously engaged to two black women. One for ten years. I don’t think he mentioned white women in any of his songs until HAM in 2011, and that first reference is definitely misogynist but as far as being praise of white women goes, is a backhanded compliment at best.
  • One thing I’ve noticed about Kanye’s lyrics about women that I find neat is that he just straight-up ignores white women until HAM to the point where black women become the default. Most of the time when he’s talking about different kinds of women, he’s saying darkskinned and lightskinned, ignoring non-black women altogether. Even in HAM, he says, “Ain’t got no kids, but I’ve been practicin’ with some actresses that’s bad as shit/And a few white girls, asses flat as shit,” which implies black women are the default in his life up to and including Hollywood actresses, and white women are the “other” that have to be described by their race, much the way white people do to us.
  • Which like
  • I’m not saying it’s some revolutionary black feminist gesture or anything
  • I’m just pointing it out because I feel like it’s important to note in a critical reading of Kanye’s lyrics as a body of work

Even as a massive Kanye stan, I can admit there are plenty of things to be critical about. His use of casually homophobic lyrics (Run This Town, I Don’t Like), his recent comments comparing celebrities to black people in the ’60s, his recent comparison of paparazzi to rape, those are things to be angry about. But I think some of the shit been coming across my dash the last few days is contrary to everything dude has said or done prior to getting with Kim and half the shit he’s said since.

He’s been on some other shit for the past couple of years. He’s a Kardashian now. Let him go.

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"Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside."

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Ridley Scott explains why the cast of 'Exodus' is so white: Egypt is "a confluence of cultures."

hellotailor:

Exodus isn’t out until December, but Ridley Scott has already faced criticism for casting so many white actors in Egyptian and Middle Eastern roles. The most damning example is how the heroes and royals are almost all played by white actors, while most of the black actors in the movie have minor roles as slaves, thieves, and assassins.

In an interview with Yahoo!, Scott explained why he decided on what is described as an “international” cast.

"Egypt wasas it is nowa confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture.”

This makes about as much sense as the explanation that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah had an all-white cast because it was “mythical.”

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unimpressed2chainz:

"plus yo my wife makes your bitch look like precious"  like i can’t trust you if you claim to be down w/ black women, but love kanye uncritically 

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shwagerr:

do the one on the right got a kik?

"There is nothing sexier than a man who teaches his children to respect women by treating their mother with love and respect. The way we treat each other in front of our children teaches them so much. Brad is teaching them to respect women, and the girls are being shown an example of how they expect to be treated. I hope to do the same for the boys.”
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Anonymous asked: You're a stupid nigger. You hate white people so much but without them you wouldn't have the McDonald's you so clearly love you fat fucking loser

unrivaledbeauty:

paranormal-blacktivity:

If it weren’t for black people you wouldn’t have:

  • air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949
  • almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791
  • auto cut-off switch: Granville T. Woods; January 1,1839
  • auto fishing devise: G. Cook; May 30, 1899
  • automatic gear shift: Richard Spikes; February 28, 1932
  • baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; June 18, 1899
  • bicycle frame: L.R. Johnson; Octber 10, 1899
  • biscuit cutter: A.P. Ashbourne; November 30, 1875
  • blood plasma bag: Charles Drew; Approx. 1945
  • cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971
  • chamber commode: T. Elkins; January 3, 1897
  • clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862
  • curtain rod: S. R. Scratton; November 30, 1889
  • curtain rod support: William S. Grant; August 4, 1896
  • door knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
  • door stop: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
  • dust pan: Lawrence P. Ray; August 3, 1897
  • egg beater: Willie Johnson; February 5, 1884
  • electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; March 21, 1882
  • elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867
  • eye protector: P. Johnson; November 2, 1880
  • fire escape ladder: J. W. Winters; May 7, 1878
  • fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
  • folding bed: L. C. Bailey; July 18, 1899
  • folding chair: Brody & Surgwar; June 11, 1889
  • fountain pen: W. B. Purvis; January 7, 1890
  • furniture caster: O. A. Fisher; 1878
  • gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914
  • golf tee: T. Grant; December 12, 1899
  • guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
  • hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; November 15,18–
  • hand stamp: Walter B. Purvis; February 27, 1883
  • horse shoe: J. Ricks; March 30, 1885
  • ice cream scooper: A. L. Cralle; February 2, 1897
  • improv. sugar making: Norbet Rillieux; December 10, 1846
  • insect-destroyer gun: A. C. Richard; February 28, 1899
  • ironing board: Sarah Boone; December 30, 1887
  • key chain: F. J. Loudin; January 9, 1894
  • lantern: Michael C. Harvey; August 19, 1884
  • lawn mower: L. A. Burr; May 19, 1889
  • lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
  • lemon squeezer: J. Thomas White; December 8, 1893
  • lock: W. A. Martin; July 23, 18–
  • lubricating cup: Ellijah McCoy; November 15, 1895
  • lunch pail: James Robinson; 1887
  • mail box: Paul L. Downing; October 27, 1891
  • mop: Thomas W. Stewart; June 11, 1893
  • motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939
  • peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
  • pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897
  • record player arm: Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
  • refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891
  • riding saddles: W. D. Davis; October 6, 1895
  • rolling pin: John W. Reed; 1864
  • shampoo headrest: C. O. Bailiff; October 11, 1898
  • spark plug: Edmond Berger; February 2, 1839
  • stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt
  • stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876
  • straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; Approx 1905
  • street sweeper: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, 1890
  • phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884
  • thermostat control: Frederick M. Jones; February 23, 1960
  • traffic light: Garrett Morgan; November 20, 1923
  • tricycle: M. A. Cherry; May 6, 1886
  • typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885

BUT OH MAN WHAT WILL WE DO WITHOUT MCDONALDS :(((

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