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My pal Rebecca Walker talking about American Cool.

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Melyssa Ford & Flo rida »

Live by the ass, die by the ass, I always say. White people foist Sarah Palin and Honey Boo Boo on us…but we foist people like this on ourselves.

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Solomon Northup's Descendants: 12 years a slave »

Pervasive. America

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Reality of Slavery: a new analysis of the system »

So when whites say Hey my ancestors weren’t a part of this, they might as well hey they didn’t use oxygen

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The Champion Barack Obama »

Sadly, on this Ta-Nehesi Coates is as dogmatic and unreasonable as a radical mullah or some doctrinaire cardinal or rabbi. So why argue? He seems to want to keep some tie to the ferment of 1960s Black Arts Movement ethos. You know the kind: any type of anti social and trifling behavior is a means of resistance, liberation, counter culture. Rather than what it is: crime, knucklehedry, skank or self destruction, ghetto fabulousness.

I strongly agree with him on many , many things. This ain’t one. But every public intellectual—be they an academic or essayist or journalist, poet, scientist or pundit—has one vice or nettlesome flaw. This his is. Mine is coconut cake.

(Source: sonofbaldwin)

thesmithian:


"Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers—it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money, that’s what we do. If people said, ‘we want a 300 pound purple person,’ the first industry to do it would be fashion. You look at the Dove campaign in Times Square—it sticks out like a sore thumb. Those girls in the white T-shirts and underwear, next to Calvin Klein [and all the other fashion ads]. As a consumer, it doesn’t make me want to buy Dove. I’m all for the real look, but as a consumer it doesn’t make me want to buy clothes." 

okay, Kelly Cutrone.

Really? Perhaps. In politics, culture generally there is awhile lotta self delusion and walls to cognitive dissonance out there. Why not here? thesmithian:


"Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers—it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money, that’s what we do. If people said, ‘we want a 300 pound purple person,’ the first industry to do it would be fashion. You look at the Dove campaign in Times Square—it sticks out like a sore thumb. Those girls in the white T-shirts and underwear, next to Calvin Klein [and all the other fashion ads]. As a consumer, it doesn’t make me want to buy Dove. I’m all for the real look, but as a consumer it doesn’t make me want to buy clothes." 

okay, Kelly Cutrone.

Really? Perhaps. In politics, culture generally there is awhile lotta self delusion and walls to cognitive dissonance out there. Why not here? thesmithian:


"Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers—it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money, that’s what we do. If people said, ‘we want a 300 pound purple person,’ the first industry to do it would be fashion. You look at the Dove campaign in Times Square—it sticks out like a sore thumb. Those girls in the white T-shirts and underwear, next to Calvin Klein [and all the other fashion ads]. As a consumer, it doesn’t make me want to buy Dove. I’m all for the real look, but as a consumer it doesn’t make me want to buy clothes." 

okay, Kelly Cutrone.

Really? Perhaps. In politics, culture generally there is awhile lotta self delusion and walls to cognitive dissonance out there. Why not here?

    thesmithian:

    "Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers—it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money, that’s what we do. If people said, ‘we want a 300 pound purple person,’ the first industry to do it would be fashion. You look at the Dove campaign in Times Square—it sticks out like a sore thumb. Those girls in the white T-shirts and underwear, next to Calvin Klein [and all the other fashion ads]. As a consumer, it doesn’t make me want to buy Dove. I’m all for the real look, but as a consumer it doesn’t make me want to buy clothes."

    okay, Kelly Cutrone.

    Really? Perhaps. In politics, culture generally there is awhile lotta self delusion and walls to cognitive dissonance out there. Why not here?

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    A Soliloquy of Sorts: The Glorification of White Crime »

    sonofbaldwin:

    daughterofmulan:

    Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

    White mobs.

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    White pirates.

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    White serial killers.

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    White political corruption

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    White drug dealers

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    I mostly want to talk about this as a TV phenomenon, but pick…

    Yes ma’am. All true. And it is both of a product of and an influence on American society.

    Point taken…

    chellodello:

I feel as if the blue area is not large enough

    chellodello:

    I feel as if the blue area is not large enough

    (Source: archangel-bonding, via alonewiththewayitwas)

    Wonderful & Amazing on one level. Travesty on another.

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