"Within current debates about race and difference, mass culture is the contemporary location that both publicly declares and perpetuates the idea that there is pleasure to be found in the acknowledgment and enjoyment of racial difference. The commodiﬁcation of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as a new delight, more intense, more satisfying than normal ways of doing and feeling. Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture."
- bell hooks, “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance,” in Black Looks: Race and Representation
(Boston: South End Press, 1992). (via stopwhitewashing
Afromexicans are barely even recognized by their own gov. They just decided to include them in the Mexican census in 1992. 1992. Don’t tell me erasure of afromexicans and over representation of white/mestizos isn’t racist
Quite evident in the media. No wonder.
Lupita Nyong’o graffiti at the Go Down Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
She sat in the class I daydream in and I can only hope to be like her.
Toyin Odutola, “The Last One,” (2014).
Charcoal, pastel, marker, and graphite on paper. 30 x 40 inches.
I have been blessed with freedom twice over as a negro and as a woman…or have I?
I love this movie so much.. SO MUCH. I need to buy it on bluray when it comes out
my hand slipped
with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”
they’re super adorable. That they maintain good humor in the middle of racist racist chicanery is admirable
But Riz MC could get it, doe
Last words of activist Malcolm X (1925-1965) before he was assassinated during a speech in Harlem.
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