Still Waking Up
The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.) —

When Whites Just Don’t Get It / NYT

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Imma be good

I feel good about myself today.

So good.

Like damn I’m good.

I’m going to be okay. Imma keep working until I get where I want to be. Moping around is okay once in a while but I’ve got too much work to do to be so down on myself.

So yeah.

Imma be good.



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Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.

But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’

Nyle Fort, "White Supremacy Is the Real Culprit in Ferguson; the Excuses Just Prove It" (via sonofbaldwin)

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how to deal with your kid being trans


1. buy them new clothes and other accessories to make them feel more comfortable
2. slam dunk the old clothes into the nearest donation center where they belong
3. respect your child’s identity and use whatever name and pronouns they want you to use

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When I Try To Speak To Other Black Women...


I lost my wallet and I can’t buy/pay for shit.

I had water bill due Thursday. Can’t fucking pay it with my card shut off until I get my new one. And my water pressure is low, looks like water is about to be shut off.

Phone bill is due tomorrow. Idk how the fuck I’m…