Hey hey hey hey.
Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilege, whitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:
"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"
"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"
"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"
"Ku Klux Kute"
Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation.
Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.
Less than five hours until we trend this. Remember: the hashtag is #fornever21. “West Coast Panthers” was a nickname for the West Coast wing of the Black Panther Party. Removing this symbol from its cultural context and marketing it to white teenagers as vintage and trendy is appropriative and gross. Can you imagine what they would do to a person of color if we were caught wearing the Black Panther logo?
Later tonight we’ll be posting a collection of our favorite #fornever21 tweets. Get excited!
So apparently there was a rumor a while back that cr1tikal works as a substitute teacher.
Could you imagine just sitting in class, waiting for your teacher, when all of a sudden you hear
"What’s up everybody it’s Cr1tikal. Today I’m substituting Applied Chemistry, let’s do this shit,"
i think what pmmm taps into is that girls are always brave and girls are always willing to die for something and it behooves the laws of the cosmos to support and cherish the fuck out of that and pave the way for all that roaring desperate worldbreaking heroism.
#joan of arc is universal girls will always take that arrow in the shoulder they will always save orleans they will always be tied to that #stake. so you have to save them. you have to. #this is a universe that cherishes girls. (via gatheringbones)
"he real cute but he prolly don’t like black girls."
that is literally the first thing i think when I see any handsome guy. and ya know that thought is like both protective and hurtful for me. I think it cuz I know it to be very real possibility and i say it to myself to avoid crushing on guys and getting insulted by them because I like them and they would never like me. At the same time, it hurts to think it cuz it always makes me feel so hideous (like monstrous hideous) and unlovable. And as I am getting older, i see that those are very intense feelings that definitely dictate my expression of interest in certain guys. Like I’ve gone through so many instances of painful rejection that were definitely rooted in my being a black girl, and therefore wholly undesirable, that I just don’t put myself through it anymore.
It’s really not a good feeling to have the idea ingrained in you that you are inherently deficient/less than and would be lucky to be loved by someone else. And iz weird cuz I don’t particularly carry that mindset with me when I’m living my life (well not anymore), but I understand that that is a reality around me…not necessarily within in me. I understand that that’s the way most ppl and most likely, men I’m interested in will see me. idk if that makes sense but that video is like real life.
I’m really honored to be born a black woman tbqh and I really love it and I love black womyn but I still harbor that distorted reality that I ain’t worth shit in the eyes of everyone else cuz that is just what life has taught me. But now i’m happy that I no longer internalize it (as much)…i wish it would go away but I think i hold on to it psychically as some sort of protective mechanism/reality check?
Every black girl has felt this at one point. This is deeper than a simple fear of rejection, a fear of not being “pretty” enough. This is important. This needs to be acknowledged.
if you ever think my shorts are “too short” i want you to consider the following
- they are called “shorts”
- i look great