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abbygubler:

If you’re mad at her, you don’t understand it.  White people are trying to remove themselves from all people of color.  Let me show you why this is true.  You’ve heard of Asian-americans or African Americans or Mexican Americans.  But how about a European American?  Have you ever heard someone say they’re Canadian American? or European American? Probably not.  White people can just call themselves American, even if their ancestry has not been in America for long.  If your great-grandparents moved because of the potato famine, you don’t call yourselves Irish American, you have lived your entire life in the United States, you call yourself an American.  But now, take someone whose ancestry is linked to some of the first slaves in the colonies, and they still call themselves African-American.  Doesn’t matter if they’ve never stepped foot on the continent and share no cultural link, other than pigment, with any society in Africa, they still have to identify with African.  

What’s most infuriating is that even people who are the ultimate Americans: Native Americans.  They were in the Americas while ass backwards Europe was accusing (and burning) women of being witches.  THEY, of all people, shouldn’t have to specify their identity as an American, but NO they have to be labeled with something else.  

Raven Symone is an absolute star.  She has my total respect for standing up like this, and I hope her so much happiness with her girlfriend.  I wish she was still on television, she taught me so much , even if it was all from a disney show

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allanarenee2428:

My body is my canvas, in which i’ve chosen to paint. Each line forms a picture, each picture holds a memory, a story, my faith, an accomplishment, a passion, my family and my reason for breathing! These are the things that make me who I am. To you they are just tattoos that you don’t understand and that’s ok, you don’t have to, but if you were to ask I would explain them to you. All I ever hear is I’m going to regret them when I’m older. To me when my memory starts to fail me they will be a constant reminder of where I started, what I loved, and that I lived! No matter how wrinkly or unrecognisable they become, Its something I’ll never regret. #tatts #tattoos #girlswithink #inkjunkeys #ink #lipstikink #neverjudgeabookbyitscover #ilovemyart

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