Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
To the anon who took the “leave a word in my ask box and I’ll tell you a fact about myself relating to it” game and gave me the n-word.
That is not my word. I will never say this word, or write this word, because it is NOT my word to reclaim. That word has a long history of being used to dehumanize Black people in the United States, to justify their enslavement, rape, and abuse.
If Black people want to reclaim this word, that is their choice.
Anon: if you are not Black, it isn’t your word to reclaim either, and leaving it in my ask box was disrespectful and racist. If you are, I am sorry but I won’t be playing this Tumblr game with this word.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
England’s Smartest Family is Nigerian:
We won’t hear about this in the news…..
England’s Smartest Family is Black
Meet the “First Family of Education” in England . They are black.
Peter and Paula Imafidon, 9-year-old twins from Waltham Forest in northeast London , are a part of the highest-achieving clan in the history of Great Britain education. The two youngest siblings are about to make British history as the youngest students to ever enter high school. They astounded veteran experts of academia when they became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge ’s advanced mathematics exam. That’s on top of the fact they have set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers.
Chris Imafidon, their father, said he’s not concerned about his youngest children’s ability to adapt to secondary school despite their tender age. “We’re delighted with the progress they have made,” he said. “Because they are twins they are always able to help and support each other.”
To Peter and Paula’s parents, this is nothing new. Chris Imafidon said he and his wife have been through this before: they have other super-gifted, overachieving children.
Peter and Paula’s sister, Anne-Marie, now 20, holds the world record as the youngest girl to pass the A-level computing, when she was just 13.
She is now studying at arguably the most renowned medical school in the United States , Johns Hopkins University , in Baltimore .
Another sister, Christina, 17, is the youngest student to ever get accepted and study at an undergraduate institution at any British university at the tender age of 11.
And Samantha, now age 12, had passed two rigorous high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at the age of 6, something that her twin siblings, Peter and Paula, also did.
Chris Imafidon migrated to London from Nigeria in West Africa over 30 years ago. And despite his children’s jaw-dropping, history-making academic achievements, he denies there is some “genius gene” in his family. Instead, he credits his children’s success to the Excellence in Education program for disadvantaged inner-city children.
“Every child is a genius,” he told British reporters.
“Once you identify the talent of a child and put them in the environment that will nurture that talent, then the sky is the limit. Look at Tiger Woods or the Williams sisters [Venus and Serena] — they were nurtured. You can never rule anything out with them. The competition between the two of them makes them excel in anything they do.”
Friday, September 16, 2011
George Lucas Talks About the Difficulty of Getting A Black Film Made in Hollywood
Lucas, who is one of Hollywood’s biggest names, says that even he (despite his influence) had a difficult time trying to get “Red Tails” made.
Red Tails is one of the first Hollywood action films that has an exclusively black cast. There are no white officers or stars. Lucas also wants to make it into a trilogy, so if the first one gets enough support…
I know what I’m doing on January 20th.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I wonder what goes through the mind of Privilege Deniers?
“How dare this person insinuate that as a cis gendered white male I have more power than a minority. I must sit here and write about how they’re wrong and deny that I have any power even though if I just sat down and thought about it for a minute I’d see the world is sorta stacked against them.”
“Awww yeah, look at me, I come off as a douche bag, perfect. Job well done.”
THAT GIF JUST MADE MY LIFE.