Put aside…the shameless hypocrisy of these self-styled heroes of the free market secretly engaging in…grotesquely anti-competitive practices. What’s particularly interesting to witness is how, in contrast to the…public face of the Silicon Valley execs (the corporate mottos of Apple and Google are “Think Different” and “Don’t Be Evil”), in fact, when it comes to protecting their profits, these companies demonstrate the kind of ruthlessness that would do the old-school robber barons proud.
Anonymous asked: This blog is so stereotypical, on the day to day basis most educated African American people don't speak this way, we speak like everyone else. What people say is not based on race but their upbringing. So I feel as if this blog doesn't accurately portray African American culture as a whole and just perpetuates racial stereotypes.
You see what happens when people constantly make fun of the way a people has been known to speak? Black people who don’t want to be described as the “coonish classless black” reject any association with it as if AAVE were not a language and a history of its own; or that the whole world isn’t paying top dollar in multiple markets for the “black” aesthetic. People who send messages like these miss an opportunity to connect and find a pride, based on the respectable idea of black culture they have. Shame.
For the record AAVE does not negate education. This is the part where I tell you again that AAVE is a language of its own. This is also the part where I introduce you to the term “code switching.” Finally, Black culture is immensely diverse and continuously informed by different elements so I’m not sure what narrow idea you have of Black culture, but I promise you it’s not just shea butter, dashikis and afro puffs in the same way it’s not just twerking, rap music, and crisp white tees.
(btw I’ve been a top scholar my entire life, currently pursuing a masters at a prestigious university…so much for educated Black people not speaking this way huh?)
There are more charts if you click through.
I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.
and how absolutely normalized it is via media such as popular film
A Whole New World…
(( So this week I decided to try something a little different. :) I saw some beautiful “race-bent” Disney a while ago and wanted to try it out, so here’s some of our ladies. :D (There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to my choices, I just started fiddling with the images and these happened.) :P I’m going to go back to doing genderbent stuff, but I think I’ll do some of these every once in a while if you guys would like to see more. :) ))