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Saying things like “we’ve gone from white hoods to business suits” is one way to seem to speak to contemporary racism’s less vocal, yet still insidious nature. But it does a disservice to the public understanding of racism, and in the process undercuts the mission of drawing attention to contemporary racism’s severity.

It wasn’t the KKK that wrote the slave codes. It wasn’t the armed vigilantes who conceived of convict leasing, postemancipation. It wasn’t hooded men who purposefully left black people out of New Deal legislation. Redlining wasn’t conceived at a Klan meeting in rural Georgia. It wasn’t “the real racists” who bulldozed black communities in order to build America’s highway system. The Grand Wizard didn’t run COINTELPRO in order to dismantle the Black Panthers. The men who raped black women hired to clean their homes and care for their children didn’t hide their faces.

The ones in the hoods did commit violent acts of racist terrorism that shouldn’t be overlooked, but they weren’t alone. Everyday citizens participated in and attended lynchings as if they were state fairs, bringing their children and leaving with souvenirs. These spectacles, if not outright endorsed, were silently sanctioned by elected officials and respected members of the community.

It’s easy to focus on the most vicious and dramatic forms of racist violence faced by past generations as the site of “real” racism. If we do, we can also point out the perpetrators of that violence and rightly condemn them for their actions. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that those individuals alone didn’t write America’s racial codes. It’s much harder to talk about how that violence was only reinforcing the system of political, economic and cultural racism that made America possible. That history indicts far more people, both past and present.

The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits | The Nation (via so-treu)


a discussion we had in WLC concerning women.



slow jams that will get you laid (if you appreciate them); for tom mison a.k.a. a 90s rnb mixtape for for those poor souls who are misguided about the lovemaking properties of 90s slow jams. [listen]

they don’t know - jon b. | nice n’ slow - usher | can we talk - tevin campbell | i wanna know - joe | last night - az yet | cherish the day - sade | if i ever fall in love - shai | candy rain - soul for real | you’re makin’ me high - toni braxton | don’t leave me - blackstreet | on bended knee - boyz II men | hard to say i’m sorry - boyz II men | i wanna sex you up - color me badd | do me - bell biv devoe | before you walk out my life - monica | i can love you like that - all-4-one | tell me - groove theory | close to you - maxi priest | i’ll make love to you - boyz II men | get it together - 702 | too close - next | anywhere - 112 | so anxious - ginuwine | any time, any place - janet jackson | freek-n-you - jodeci | red light special - tlc | giving him something he can feel - en vogue | 4 page letter - aaliyah | lately - tyrese | freak me - silk | nobody - keith sweat | end of the road - boyz II men | cupid - 112 | baby come to me - regina belle | freak like me - adina howard | i wanna be down - brandy | that’s the way love goes - janet jackson | i swear - all-4-one | can we - swv | my little secret - jagged edge feat. xscape | we’re not making love no more - dru hill | one in a million - aaliyah | my my my - johnny gill | sumthin’ sumthin’ - maxwell | i adore mi amor - color me badd | let me love you down - ready for the world | diggin’ on you - tlc | how can i ease the pain - lisa fischer | my love is the shhh - something for the people | knockin’ da boots - h-town | soon as i get home - babyface | vision of love - mariah carey

childhood all on my dash




How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

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