~ Dr. Seuss
~ Dr. Seuss
"I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life, because after Africa, nothing has ever been the same…” - Suzanne Evans
How do you pick just one?
This made me really happy.
I need to travel to the Gambia one day and meet my family
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Liya Kebede in “Jolie Liya” photographed by Andreas Sjodin for Elle France February 2014
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Via Natural Neiicey
What makes the 12 Years A Slave win so big?
Its a movie that made ya’ll uncomfortable. It was a movie that made you look at slavery with no white saviors. It was the one that made slavery look real and monstrous, not some happy mammy’s raising cute white babies.
We didn’t win an Oscar, we won representation for our ancestors.