July 27, 2014
femrox:

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

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


badass.

femrox:

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

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

badass.

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July 27, 2014
Lmaooooo

Lmaooooo

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July 24, 2014
blackgirlwhiteboylove:

kandaisy:

nappysupastar:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 
When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

kandaisy:

nappysupastar:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 

When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

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July 20, 2014
cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat:

mahramore:

shots fired


Hate him. But true.

cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat:

mahramore:

shots fired

Hate him. But true.

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July 20, 2014

cartoonnetwerk:

methtacular:

race representation in american television

This post is spot on wow

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July 20, 2014

mxtori:

businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

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July 13, 2014

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July 10, 2014

achievement-hunter:

whodattbooty:

omfg you suave little shit

that kid’s got more game than I do wtf

Smooth

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July 7, 2014
whitepeoplestealingculture:

Honkies be like…

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Honkies be like…

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July 7, 2014

What do I think love is?

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