This is so sad. :(
so young….Call me sensitive, but watching things like this makes me tear up. I used to be like this.
baby no :(
"Kids don’t notice race!!!"
When I was a teacher, one of my kindergarten students (a dark skinned black girl) confessed to me that she didn’t feel like she had a “normal” skin tone. And this was in a multiracial classroom where ~*~no one sees race!!!~*~
Now where do you suppose, at age five, she was getting the message that her skin tone wasn’t “normal”?
"Anaconda" - Nicki Minaj
Choreography by: Jeffrey Caluag & Dimitri Mendez
They went in
This gave me eternal life.
lol they go in at :38 though
I’m bout to make this my ringtone
why was this so funny yo
and nothing was the same.
I laughed entirely too hard at this OMG
Sorry could you repeat that
But Rooney and Trey Songz are the same age
Our bodies are biologically older because of life under STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY.
Scratching and surviving ages your body.
The GOOD news is that melanin keeps us from LOOKING like it.
WE DON’T LOOK LIKE WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH!
We def mentally age faster and we got way worse health due to stress but at least we look good
This is unusually bold. Of all the things to try it with lol fail white ppl
when someone says nigga in a post and you check their blog and turns out they actually black
Isn’t it awesome how cartoons raise you?
You have your parents who do this nagging thing, while restricting you from truly being a kid because of insecurities of how society will view you, ESPECIALLY if you’re a black kid, and to keep you safe. They’re doing their job, and I thank my parents everyday.
But then you have our other teachers, the ones created by people FOR us that were probably restricted, too, but still did what they wanted. And it wasn’t like they were doing things our parents would feel ashamed to have let us digest. They were saving the world. Disobeying their parents for us to see what the repercussions look like. Feeling insecure but then realizing how great they were. Not letting anyone tell them what to do. Fighting the trials and errors society places on us that exists in the cartoon world, as well.
What I have here are ten out of numerous Black women/girls who have appeared in some of my favorite cartoons, and each of them had a turn at raising me when my mom went to take a nap, or went to work, or spent hours laughing on the phone. And how thankful am I to have these ladies as teachers?
Each one of them hold the keys to being triumphant human beings:
- intelligent with a knack for using their common sense and being the voice of reason out of their group of friends.
- confident in that intelligence, as well as their abilities that contribute to their badassness. They know where they come from and flourish within that upbringing.
- beautiful, from their long flowy hair to their kinky puffs to their curly fros to their braided manes… skin ranging from light to dark, eyes big and small, lips painted in red or bare… each and every one beautiful
- unique, because though most of these characters aren’t main to the point where their back stories aren’t delved into, everything about them keeps you WANTING to know more.
- talented, where they each have their own gifts, from music to tech to witchcraft, these ladies don’t just stand there to exist. They reign supreme in their gifts and contributions.
And most importantly, they are us. These girls do not look the same, not one bit. When you think they do, there’s a feature that’s different from the other. They are all different heroes with different senses of style, ways of talking, ways of thinking… you put them in a room together, they will have opposing views on certain things, because they are different.
WE, as Black girls, are different.
There is no mold. We are not carbon copies of each other. The only blackness that can be defined is our own. You may be a Storm, you may be a Penny Proud, you may be a Patti Mayonnaise, you may be a Max. But even if you share their traits, you’re still you.
Patti was black?
I’d have to skip town and start life anew if this shit happened to me.
your honestly just an ugly nigger