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“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within — strength, courage, dignity.” - Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922-June 11, 2014) 

Another Great has passed. Rest in Peace, Ruby Dee

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brokeandthesuburbs:

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evolutia:

Watch the video first.

An 11-year-old boy on Newfoundland’s Baie Verte Peninsula is the victim of racism and extreme bullying, according to family members who say they’re all at their breaking point.
Grade 5 student Torrence Collier is the only black child in the town of Westport, which has a population of about 200.
The Colliers moved back to Westport from Saskatchewan about a year and a half ago, and say that soon after, the bullying began, along with physical assaults.
"I feel kind of scared," said Torrence Collier. "And I ask myself, ‘Why does everybody hate me so much?’"
Heather Collier said her son endures daily, endless slurs and threats at St. Peter’s Academy in Westport.
She said comments have included the N-word, as well as other insults like “rapist.”
When asked by CBC whether anything has been done about the Colliers’ complaints, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District said in a statement that it has held diversity and anti-bullying presentations for all students at St. Peter’s Academy.
The school board said that a director will be sent out to speak with the Colliers in the coming days.
School like a prison, mom says
Torrence Collier said the insults are tough.
"I feel horrible about myself," he said. "And sometimes, I wonder if they’re right. If I am all those things that they call me."
Heather Collier said the issue came to a head in March, when she found a note handwritten by her son.
"He had stated in there that he wanted to die, and he couldn’t take the daily bullying any more," she said.
The Colliers said that for their son, school is now more like a prison. He is supervised during the entire school day, and uses a separate washroom to avoid attacks.
Family sought counselling
Torrence has been approved to transfer to a school in nearby Baie Verte in September. But his mother said she worries that even if they can manage the longer commute, it might not solve the situation.
"Where do we go? How do we stop this?" Heather Collier asked.
"Because even if he does go [to] Copper Ridge School, we still got the concern with the summer."
The Colliers have contacted the local health authorities, seeking counselling for their son.
The deputy mayor of Westport said she knew nothing about the allegations until a local CBC-TV broadcast aired on Tuesday, adding that as far as she knew, the town has never discriminated against anyone.
Unlike other Canadian jurisdictions, the school district in Newfoundland and Labrador is a provincially run body, and has no direct affiliation with town authorities.

I can relate to this story on a personal level. I like Torrence am a transracial adoptee and the subject of cruel and relentless bullying from attending a predominantly white school. It’s absolutely ridiculous. This is a viewpoint of the bullying perspective that you never see, a Black child pushed to the point of considering suicide, at 11 years of age, you never see  anti- bullying campaigns focus in on Black children that are victims of harassment and assault. 
In one of the reports that I’ve read, Torrence was dunked in a toilet for so long by bullies that he developed an infection. It’s inhumane.
And if you pay attention, this is in Canada. When it comes to racism, Canada, you aren’t off the hook. You cannot utilize the US to hide your own racism.
Links:
cbc
westernstar
Facebook page offering support to Torrence

My heart breaks for this little boy. 

This is so upsetting.
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brokeandthesuburbs:

posttragicmulatto:

evolutia:

Watch the video first.

An 11-year-old boy on Newfoundland’s Baie Verte Peninsula is the victim of racism and extreme bullying, according to family members who say they’re all at their breaking point.

Grade 5 student Torrence Collier is the only black child in the town of Westport, which has a population of about 200.

The Colliers moved back to Westport from Saskatchewan about a year and a half ago, and say that soon after, the bullying began, along with physical assaults.

"I feel kind of scared," said Torrence Collier. "And I ask myself, ‘Why does everybody hate me so much?’"

Heather Collier said her son endures daily, endless slurs and threats at St. Peter’s Academy in Westport.

She said comments have included the N-word, as well as other insults like “rapist.”

When asked by CBC whether anything has been done about the Colliers’ complaints, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District said in a statement that it has held diversity and anti-bullying presentations for all students at St. Peter’s Academy.

The school board said that a director will be sent out to speak with the Colliers in the coming days.

School like a prison, mom says

Torrence Collier said the insults are tough.

"I feel horrible about myself," he said. "And sometimes, I wonder if they’re right. If I am all those things that they call me."

Heather Collier said the issue came to a head in March, when she found a note handwritten by her son.

"He had stated in there that he wanted to die, and he couldn’t take the daily bullying any more," she said.

The Colliers said that for their son, school is now more like a prison. He is supervised during the entire school day, and uses a separate washroom to avoid attacks.

Family sought counselling

Torrence has been approved to transfer to a school in nearby Baie Verte in September. But his mother said she worries that even if they can manage the longer commute, it might not solve the situation.

"Where do we go? How do we stop this?" Heather Collier asked.

"Because even if he does go [to] Copper Ridge School, we still got the concern with the summer."

The Colliers have contacted the local health authorities, seeking counselling for their son.

The deputy mayor of Westport said she knew nothing about the allegations until a local CBC-TV broadcast aired on Tuesday, adding that as far as she knew, the town has never discriminated against anyone.

Unlike other Canadian jurisdictions, the school district in Newfoundland and Labrador is a provincially run body, and has no direct affiliation with town authorities.

I can relate to this story on a personal level. I like Torrence am a transracial adoptee and the subject of cruel and relentless bullying from attending a predominantly white school. It’s absolutely ridiculous. This is a viewpoint of the bullying perspective that you never see, a Black child pushed to the point of considering suicide, at 11 years of age, you never see  anti- bullying campaigns focus in on Black children that are victims of harassment and assault. 

In one of the reports that I’ve read, Torrence was dunked in a toilet for so long by bullies that he developed an infection. It’s inhumane.

And if you pay attention, this is in Canada. When it comes to racism, Canada, you aren’t off the hook. You cannot utilize the US to hide your own racism.

Links:

cbc

westernstar

Facebook page offering support to Torrence

My heart breaks for this little boy. 

This is so upsetting.

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boycourt:

White people dreads look like soft baby turds

LMFAO… Oh I cry with laughter!!!

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  • white people: we are all just humans
  • poc: yeah but there is a system and culture that negates that fact and demonizes and vilifies our differences
  • white people: at the end of the day we bleed red we are all connected
  • poc: yeah but--
  • poc: *gets arrested for existing*

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ragingpeacock:

weareallmixedup:

rebornluv:

I’ve always had this wonder. I know when I have children they will be biracial. my question is how often do you bathe biracial children? Because I shower everyday. But I know that black people don’t bathe everyday…

Biggie’s homage to Hitchcock.  A haunting reinterpretation of the classic photo taken by the legendary Philippe Halsman. 

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morosky:

WALKING


A lot of people talk about love, about soul mates, forever, wedding rings and standing by your man.
 
They think the idea of Bonnie and Clyde sounds romantic, that Romeo and Juliet sounds nostalgic and whimsical… cute even.

Personally, I think it sounds realistic, nothing special - just standard.

Listen, wherever my baby goes, I go. Two tickets. Always.

Love is not the lending of large sums of money, or meeting the parents, or friends’ approval. Love is not the 14th of February, shared baths, pet names, sides of beds or knowing his favourite colour.

Love is ensuring that your fate is always one.

It’s telling God to get out of your way, when the time comes to defend your love and wreaking such havoc that even the Devil himself feels surpassed.

At its most basic, love is riding until the wheels fall off, then continuing via walking.
 
‘WALKING’ goes live and will be available to download via www.alldakingsrdead.com on 29.03.13 View high resolution

morosky:

WALKING

A lot of people talk about love, about soul mates, forever, wedding rings and standing by your man.

 

They think the idea of Bonnie and Clyde sounds romantic, that Romeo and Juliet sounds nostalgic and whimsical… cute even.

Personally, I think it sounds realistic, nothing special - just standard.

Listen, wherever my baby goes, I go. Two tickets. Always.

Love is not the lending of large sums of money, or meeting the parents, or friends’ approval. Love is not the 14th of February, shared baths, pet names, sides of beds or knowing his favourite colour.

Love is ensuring that your fate is always one.

It’s telling God to get out of your way, when the time comes to defend your love and wreaking such havoc that even the Devil himself feels surpassed.

At its most basic, love is riding until the wheels fall off, then continuing via walking.

 

‘WALKING’ goes live and will be available to download via www.alldakingsrdead.com on 29.03.13

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Real life model couple Tobias Sorensen and Jasmine Tookes

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500daysofpussy:

negritaaa:

thempress:

brutifulmind:

shasana:

sancophaleague:

Recently I was in the shopping mall  and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s  hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying  “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really?  Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto?  Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….@hated_logic

You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.

I really wish black people would quit complaining about how white people have labeled them. You have done this to yourselves. Now before you flip shit on me, just read through this and know that I am not implying that all black people are the same, but those of you whom are educated and live ‘normal’ lives have become victims of your own enthicity: you guys get mad and all irritated when people refer to you as ghetto and whatnot, look at the stupid ‘gangster’ fucks that have created the stereotype you are grouped with. Be mad at your own color. Don’t get mad at us because we assume you are all deadbeat lazy people. And newsflash: these girls being compared in the above photos, the white girls that do their hair like that are like 14. Very rarely do you see grown Caucasian women with weird colors and weave in and if you do-you best believe we get shit for it too.Yet there are these black old ladies with hot pink highlights. What do you expect? GROW UP. You and you alone are to blame for the judgements and stereotypes. When are you all going to run out of shit to complain about?! 
You think that me, a semi-atractive Caucasian female with lots of tattoos and piercings doesn’t get insulted and grouped with stereotypes and called names? You’re wrong, because i get thrown into the ‘trashy’ group of trailer inhabitants that are drunk and lazy when in fact I am a functioning member of society with a going on 3 year old  career and only 21 years old. I’m the one that pays your welfare checks so shut the fuck up and get over it. If you like the way your hair is isn’t that all that matters? I think you all just want shit to complain about so people feel sorry for you because you’re the ‘minority’. Wrong again. Caucasian people are the minority of the world. 
FUCKKKKKKK YOUUUUUU!

 OP was talking about stupid fucks like yourself who think they are being alternative  and oh so edgy by getting piercings and tattoos that more than likely originate from the cultures of brown and black people yet were told that they looked silly only for boring beige ass white folks who’ve never had an original idea ever to steal it from that and turn it into something it isn’t. 
And then I go to your blog and lo and behold a picture of you, with green stripes in your head. You just based your entire argument on the fact that you believe these hairstyles should be for children/teens not adults yet there you are in your pic with green shit in your hair at 21 years old. Is this that white logic…ya know that do as I say not as I do kinda shit? 
And where are you getting the information the white girls in the photoset are 14? There a number of girls in the photoset and most of them don’t look like teenagers but then again they might be since y’all age in dog years so who knows. But one thing I do see is a little black child in this photos. But I can understand how you could miss her since racist fucks like yourself can’t even seen black folks as human, so I know you can’t recognize a child when one is right in front of you. 
I’m not even going to get into the whole welfare check because any asshole with a brain and the ability to properly use google would know that the majority of folks on welfare are 21 year old white girls like yourself who have 3 year olds. What the hell do you think WIC is? That’s welfare hunty. 
This is coming from 26 year old grown ass black woman, with no children, who has a degree and is working on getting another one and who has held a job since she was 15. And I am not the exception I am the rule. So if anything us black women should be the ones tired of our money going to bitches like yourself. 
So Imma need you to get off that high horse before I let my accomplishments drag your ass down by them tacky ass extensions in your head…okay? 

^^^^^Marry me, Claudia.



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500daysofpussy:

negritaaa:

thempress:

brutifulmind:

shasana:

sancophaleague:

Recently I was in the shopping mall  and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s  hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying  “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really?  Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto?  Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….

@hated_logic

You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.

I really wish black people would quit complaining about how white people have labeled them. You have done this to yourselves. Now before you flip shit on me, just read through this and know that I am not implying that all black people are the same, but those of you whom are educated and live ‘normal’ lives have become victims of your own enthicity: you guys get mad and all irritated when people refer to you as ghetto and whatnot, look at the stupid ‘gangster’ fucks that have created the stereotype you are grouped with. Be mad at your own color. Don’t get mad at us because we assume you are all deadbeat lazy people. And newsflash: these girls being compared in the above photos, the white girls that do their hair like that are like 14. Very rarely do you see grown Caucasian women with weird colors and weave in and if you do-you best believe we get shit for it too.Yet there are these black old ladies with hot pink highlights. What do you expect? GROW UP. You and you alone are to blame for the judgements and stereotypes. When are you all going to run out of shit to complain about?! 

You think that me, a semi-atractive Caucasian female with lots of tattoos and piercings doesn’t get insulted and grouped with stereotypes and called names? You’re wrong, because i get thrown into the ‘trashy’ group of trailer inhabitants that are drunk and lazy when in fact I am a functioning member of society with a going on 3 year old  career and only 21 years old. I’m the one that pays your welfare checks so shut the fuck up and get over it. If you like the way your hair is isn’t that all that matters? I think you all just want shit to complain about so people feel sorry for you because you’re the ‘minority’. Wrong again. Caucasian people are the minority of the world. 

FUCKKKKKKK YOUUUUUU!

 OP was talking about stupid fucks like yourself who think they are being alternative  and oh so edgy by getting piercings and tattoos that more than likely originate from the cultures of brown and black people yet were told that they looked silly only for boring beige ass white folks who’ve never had an original idea ever to steal it from that and turn it into something it isn’t. 

And then I go to your blog and lo and behold a picture of you, with green stripes in your head. You just based your entire argument on the fact that you believe these hairstyles should be for children/teens not adults yet there you are in your pic with green shit in your hair at 21 years old. Is this that white logic…ya know that do as I say not as I do kinda shit? 

And where are you getting the information the white girls in the photoset are 14? There a number of girls in the photoset and most of them don’t look like teenagers but then again they might be since y’all age in dog years so who knows. But one thing I do see is a little black child in this photos. But I can understand how you could miss her since racist fucks like yourself can’t even seen black folks as human, so I know you can’t recognize a child when one is right in front of you. 

I’m not even going to get into the whole welfare check because any asshole with a brain and the ability to properly use google would know that the majority of folks on welfare are 21 year old white girls like yourself who have 3 year olds. What the hell do you think WIC is? That’s welfare hunty. 

This is coming from 26 year old grown ass black woman, with no children, who has a degree and is working on getting another one and who has held a job since she was 15. And I am not the exception I am the rule. So if anything us black women should be the ones tired of our money going to bitches like yourself. 

So Imma need you to get off that high horse before I let my accomplishments drag your ass down by them tacky ass extensions in your head…okay? 

^^^^^Marry me, Claudia.

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