shanellbklyn

shanellbklyn:

buttahlove:

Big Brother 15 (US)

This was one of the hardest scenes i’ve ever watched on tv, it’s was heartbreaking as fuck to watch two black people resort to tears because they didn’t want to give into the stereotype that follows when a black person gets upset.

Watching her cry and talk about how she’d had enough of white housemates taunt her, call her “Sheniqua” and tell her that she was about to “get black” and flip her mattress off of the box-spring, throw her belongings to the ground, and three of them at the same time bully her until she almost got to the point of getting violent because she’d had enough and felt so threatened. A black man who’d grown up in the south knew better than to leave her in that situation he had to physically pick her up and take her out of the room.

Had to be carried to the Have Not room, a room known basically as the punishment room. A room that most of this season has been dominated by POC and minorities that the rest of the house deemed “unworthy” or just didn’t like to be calmed down. He had to talk her down, telling her that if there was one person in the house he was going out protecting it would be her, his fellow black woman. He’d gladly throw away money to protect her and make sure no one did something to her. He told her he’d give up a bed so she could sleep in it and not have to worry about those girls. She’d said she was tired of this behavior and the comments and why should they have to back down, that they should retaliate, that they shouldn’t be weak.

She was Malcolm X in the situations while he was preaching to her like Martin Luther King Jr.

He said they had to act better than them because all eyes were on them, they had to stay calm. And thats when she broke down and cried and sobbed in his arms, while he was barely able to control his anger towards that side of the house for doing that to her. They both sat their in tears, praying to God to give them the strength to get through the rest of this competition without blowing up.

They had to decide to back down against the enemy instead of give them a taste of their own medicine. They decided to be better than that situation, I applaud them for being so strong.

It was a hard scene to watch and go through as a woman of color. It was a hard fucking scene.

I don’t watch this show, but I heard about most of this on the radio.  A bunch of WHITE radio hosts were laughing and joking about how they were waiting for her to blow up and rooting for it.  They knew it was only a matter of time and it would be hilarious.

We’re just tapdancing watermelon-lovers to most White folks.  Even & especially the ones that will claim to be “not racist.”  If you like seeing a Black woman being emotionally tortured to the point of tears and look forward to the day she jeopardizes her own future by lashing out at a couple of White girls that will be fine no matter how much they abuse her:
You’re thinking like a racist.

Big Brother Season 15 Racism supercut

its nothing short of appalling 

I actually went Nd watched the whole 60 minute video and I was highly disgusted. Smdh I don’t think I would have been able to be as calm as them. It broke my heart to see them in that position!

This hurts, a lot reading about this. I despise seeing so much riding on individuals’ behaviour based on giant systemic oppression… it’s so much pressure and it’s completely unfair. 

dancingdakini

dancingdakini:

Please, if you care about human rights and privacy rights, take a minute to read the following information I found out about today. A friend of mine posted the following on Facebook and is working to make as many people aware of this violation of privacy towards Tibetan protestors by the…

jeankd
jeankd:

captainarlert:

crying-to-the-ocean:

jakerahodeez:

The fact that this even needs to be posted is fucking ridiculous

"Masturbating" no if you need to be told not to on a bus you’re fucking disgusting

Masturbating? Has this been an issue? That’s gross.

I fell asleep drunk on the 3 train on the way home from a party. I woke up to a guy standing about 3ft in front of me jerking off. I screamed and ran off the train and told the officer. They told  me, “Well, its that hour. hahah. Don’t fall asleep on the train after a party”. I had a dude on the train during rush hour rubbing his thumb in my genitals. Every time I tried to get away in the narrow space, he would try to touch my vagina. I yelled at him, “The fuck is wrong with your bitch!?”. He said, “Some women like that shit.” bit his lips and smiled. I grabbed his dick really hard and told him I’d rip it off. I go to tell the officer. They say, “It’s rush hour”.

I’ve definitely had guys stare at me the whole 1 hour train ride home as i keep passing out cus i’m SO effin tired and everytime i briefly open my eyes, he’s just gawking… disgusting.

jeankd:

captainarlert:

crying-to-the-ocean:

jakerahodeez:

The fact that this even needs to be posted is fucking ridiculous

"Masturbating" no if you need to be told not to on a bus you’re fucking disgusting

Masturbating? Has this been an issue? That’s gross.

I fell asleep drunk on the 3 train on the way home from a party. I woke up to a guy standing about 3ft in front of me jerking off. I screamed and ran off the train and told the officer. They told  me, “Well, its that hour. hahah. Don’t fall asleep on the train after a party”. 
I had a dude on the train during rush hour rubbing his thumb in my genitals. Every time I tried to get away in the narrow space, he would try to touch my vagina. I yelled at him, “The fuck is wrong with your bitch!?”. He said, “Some women like that shit.” bit his lips and smiled. I grabbed his dick really hard and told him I’d rip it off. I go to tell the officer. They say, “It’s rush hour”.

I’ve definitely had guys stare at me the whole 1 hour train ride home as i keep passing out cus i’m SO effin tired and everytime i briefly open my eyes, he’s just gawking… disgusting.

veryimportantthingstoronto

oh snap - this is me!

veryimportantthingstoronto:

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Amy Hosotsuji is the Coordinator of Grassroots Youth Collaborative and also works with CatalystsX to support Canadian social entrepreneurs. She is a key connector within community and youth development in Toronto and dedicates herself to creating positive social change.

What very…

Alive

The realization for what caused my long time resentment
The reasons for my heart ache over and over again
It pains me to know the situations I have put myself through more than once
To learn the lesson
And yet I am relieved
I can still feel pain
Thank goodness
My ocean of emotion has not frozen over
The waters still remain in constant movement like life
I know if I can feel pain then I can feel joy
I am not a gray lifeless body without the ability to experience the greatest aspect of life - emotion
I am alive. I am alive.

#yin and yang

I’m so excited to do Deep Democracy training

I’m super excited to be going through Deep Democracy training this year as an approach for improving my facilitation skills!

Info on Deep Democracy

Unlike “classical” democracy, which focuses on majority rule, Deep Democracy suggests that all voices, states of awareness, and frameworks of reality are important. Deep Democracy also suggests that all the information carried within these voices, levels of awareness, and frameworks is needed to understand the complete process of a system. Deep Democracy is an attitude that focuses on the awareness of voices that are both central and marginal.

This type of awareness can be focused on groups, organizations, one’s own inner experiences, people in conflict, etc. Allowing oneself to take seriously seemingly unimportant events and feelings can often bring unexpected solutions to both group and inner conflicts.

Although the term and the concepts of Deep Democracy are now being used by various groups in different ways, Mindell formulates their common denominator: Deep Democracy is the experience of a process of flow in which all actors on the stage are needed to create the play that is being watched.

Deep Democracy is a natural process that occurs in all community building processes, but often goes unnoticed or un-used. Just as conventional democracy strives to include all individuals involved in the political process, Deep Democracy goes a step further in the effort towards fostering a deeper level of dialogue and inclusiveness that makes space for all people (with the individual right to vote) as well as all various and competing views, tensions, feelings, and styles of communication - in a way that supports awareness of relative rank, power, and privilege, and the potential of these forces to marginalize other views, individuals, and groups.

For more info: 

http://www.deepdemocracyinstitute.org/deep-democracy-explained.html