I’m laughing too hard lol
Even funnier than this is how long it took my roommate to get it, and how strong her reaction was once she did.
I had to look this up on Urban dictionary…
It took me till seeing Denzel’s face to get it. Now.. I’m in tears
A lot of us have the wrong mentality when it comes to honoring our ancestors. We think that by just holding up their pictures for a month is making them proud but it’s much more to it. You honor those who came before you by changing your thinking. You honor them by changing your situation. Holding up pictures doesn’t mean shit if you’re not trying to change the same situation that they were fighting for. Black people are sitting here today in a worse situation than we were in before and we think we make our ancestors proud by talking that “first black bullshit” and begging people to teach our history. Some of us sit here and post pictures of Malcolm X or Marcus Garvey but don’t do shit to better the situation of their people. Fred Hampton said it best, "If you gonna remember me and you ain’t gonna do no revolutionary act, forget about me. I don’t want myself on your mind if you’re not gonna work for the betterment of your people."
Written by @KingKwajo
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck
Go SISTAH!! *raised fist*