Reality Is Harsh

2017-06-22

    If you are a White person and you over hear a person of color talking about the inequalities that exist because of race, keep your fcuking mouth SHUT and listen.

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Pepsi Pulls Ad Accused of Trivializing Black Lives Matter

2017-04-06

Kendall Jenner‘s Pepsi ad sparks backlash   by Sandra Gonzalez @CNNMoney April 5, 2017: 6:27 AM ET with subtext by TEKgirl    Wendy Williams: ‘Women can’t do it all’ (Maybe she really meant to say: Privileged White Women can’t do it all but still try to convince us they can). Kendall Jenner’s new ad for Pepsi has fallen flat. After pumping up the excitement for her new role as a…

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CoverGirl Model Under Fire for ‘Racist’ Ebola Joke

2017-02-17

When CoverGirl announced its first male spokesmodel in James Charles, he was hailed as an inspiring figurehead for the diversity-in-beauty movement. Having sent out the tweet on Thursday morning, four hours later Charles had deleted it after it was met with backlash.   CoverGirl Model Under Fire for ‘Racist’ Ebola Joke Leah Prinzivalli 2 hours 27 minutes ago   James Charles (Photo: Getty Images) When CoverGirl announced its first male spokesmodel in…

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The Dawn Of Trump's America

2017-01-25

I won’t always be writing about the: Cheeto-In-Cheif, but I did want to post this film because this is what the core of Trump’s America consists of.  Don’t kid yourself, this is no small faction.  This is the core and Kelly Ann Conway’s double talk on TV, her “alternative facts” and Dan Spicer’s outright LIES as they are commonly referred to are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. This is…

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Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march

2017-01-22

Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the following day, Women’s March on Washington protesters with far less nostalgia for America’s past – women who lived through the Civil Rights movement, who came of age in an era when abortion was criminalized, who…

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Steve Bannon’s disturbing views on ‘genetic superiority’ are shared by Donald Trump

2016-11-28

Rare photo of Me: ‘TEK Girl’ posted solely to illustrate the fact that despite the lightness of my complexion, I identify as a woman of color. The rhetoric in the accompanying article to be extremely disturbing and outdated.  It is also why marginalized groups need to focus on what’s is important and NOT get sidetracked by such things like a white woman wearing an Afro wig on the cover of…

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I’m A Jewish Queer Woman And I Already See The Impact Of Bannon’s Hate

2016-11-17

From Feromoon News:   Spray painted graffiti in Denver, Colorado. I’m A Jewish Queer Woman And I Already See The Impact Of Bannon’s HatePosted in News Denver Police are looking for two suspects who went on a vandalism spree overnight spray painting racial slurs, hateful speech and swastikas on cars and homes.On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump named Breitbart News Network executive chairman Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior…

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She Gets It

2016-11-11

I am completely disappointed in the United States, In it’s citizens who are soo going to realize they’ve fucked themselves over, in Obama who consistently took it up the arse to appease Republicans who worked so arduously and succeeded in erasing his legacy. Even Björk understands the notion of white supremacy.   She Gets It by a   I’ve enjoyed her music for 20 years, and though she is often…

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Don't Tell Me This Was About "Change" And "Outsiders"

2016-11-09

As I watch Republican incumbent after incumbent win hold of their seat, the idea that this election was about “change” is garbage. This was about hate. Nothing more and nothing less. There is NO WAY you get this result because something is about “change”. The only reason “white” America stands so squarely against every other group is to retain supremacy. Change my ass. But as I previously wrote, there were…

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Coming Out as a Writer

2016-10-02

by Nicole Dennis-Benn My father left Jamaica when I was three. We were practically strangers until he suggested I live with him in America while attending college. In the U.S. — my new country, my new home — writing became a necessity for my survival. I wrote in journals, scribbling poetry to pacify my homesickness. I liked to imagine the words floating on water, carrying me back home. Writing helped me navigate the complicated…

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Remembering The Women and Men Who Were Killed In Orlando

2016-06-15

Originally Posted on Autostraddle June 14, 2016 at 10:35am UTC We mourn the loss of 49 LGBTQ people and allies — almost entirely people of color— with our whole hearts. We already know that at least one of the men killed on Sunday was a friend of an Autostraddle team member, and it’s likely that many of you out there have connections to these beautiful souls yourself. The Orlando Sentinel…

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