alysiasache

Anonymous asked:

Black is not an ethnicity!

alysiasache answered:

So what would be the appropriate answer given that my ancestors were slaves and I have no idea where they came from, what tribe or region they belonged to. 

When I say Black I mean I’m American born and my parents are American born and my great-great-great-great-great grandmother was a slave. When I say Black I mean my traditional food is collard greens and candied yams, fried chicken, catfish, and peach cobbler. When I say Black I mean my native dialect is African American Vernacular English. When I say Black I mean the cultural legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade runs in my veins. When I say Black I mean my traditional music is jazz, gospel, hip-hop, r&b, and rock and roll before white people appropriated the latter. When I say Black I mean my men either wear white tees or bow ties and my women can rock jordans or stilettos and they all know going out to the club is formal fresh attire. When I say Black I mean my traditional dances are tap, step, Harlem Shake, Aunt Jackie, stanky leg, the electric slide and giving a dub…. what the fuck you mean it’s not an ethnicity. 

Some people call my tribe by many other names besides black such as ” gangbangers, hos, niggers, moneys, coons”. The appropriate and traditional name for my tribe is KINGS. 

majiks

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tonytobar:

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”

The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse