When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland

According to Wikipedia on Intersectionality:

A historical example will clarify this and provide a more precise case of this application. Essentially, anti-miscegenation laws effectively suppressed the potential economic rising of black women. Many times, a marriage can be economically stabilizing for both husband and wife. However, since Black women were outlawed from marrying White men, Black women were denied access to sharing the prosperity of White male property. In essence, their biracial children were deprived of this as well. A perhaps latent consequence of this was the regulation of wealth for Black women.

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This may meander.

Miley Cyrus made news this week with a carnival-like stage performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that included life-size teddy bears, flesh-colored underwear, and plenty of quivering brown buttocks. Almost immediately after the performance many black women challenged Cyrus’ appropriation of black dance (“twerking”). Many white feminists defended Cyrus’ right to be a sexual woman without being slut-shamed. Yet many others wondered why Cyrus’ sad attempt at twerking was news when the U.S. is planning military action in Syria.

I immediately thought of a summer I spent at UNC Chapel Hill. My partner at the time fancied himself a revolutionary born too late for all the good protests. At a Franklin Street pub one night we were the only black couple at a happy hour. It is one of those college places where concoctions of the bar’s finest bottom shelf liquor is served in huge fishbowls…

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Your Spouse May Be Black, But You’re Still Racist

That’s absolutely true. White America thinks they’re entitled to Black bodies without consideration or love whatsoever. It’s the racist entitlement mentality that gets under my skin to no end.

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Interracial Love

My former sister-in-law is Caucasian, originating from the trenches of the low-income Russian slums. Her blonde tresses, piercing blue pupils and pale—almost tanned, but not quite—complexion signify her Whiteness when she enters the room. The pompousness of Whiteness is the looming shadow behind her slim hips. But my Black American brother sidestepped the privileges and the centuries of oppression and put a ring on it.

Their union was blissful and two children were bore from their happiness, until her Whiteness rose without warning or provocation. Purchasing a home out-of-their price range and enduring the subsequent financial turmoil was the catalyst for her arrogance. In a simple exchange between man and wife, she told my brother that the crumbs he was delivering to the kitchen table weren’t enough.

Her exact words were, “You need a better job,” as if the fortune of her White brothers and father would be bestowed on…

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….AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY BLACK WOMEN ARE DEGRADED AND DISRESPECTED IN AMERICA?

That’s so true, Ann. Thank you for writing this brilliant piece. I’m reblogging your post to my new blog. Thanks a million Ann!

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Isaiah Thomas. Don Imus. Snoopy Dog. Nelly Tip Drill. Russell Simmons. George Wallace. Cole Blease. Benjamin “Pitchfork” Tillman. Strom Thurmond. Orval Faubus. Eugene “Bull” Connor. Eddie Murphy. Martin Lawrence.

These are just a few of the names of “men” who have shown their hatred of black women and girls.  Since the history of race-based slavery, segregation and the reality of media and popular culture that devalues black women and girls, black women have fought a long hard battle to be given the same rights to womanhood as women of other races.

But, how can black women ever obtain respect, love, and adoration if there are people who look like “men”, walk upright like “men” but in reality are not men, so-called “men” who go out of their way to tear down and destroy black women, physically, verbally and with slanderous, libelous lies?

Gangsta rap lyrics and videos that would make a…

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ELLIOT RODGERS WASN’T INTERESTED IN WOMEN

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Elliot Rodger wasn’t interested in women 

And Japanese pop music proves that gun control won’t solve our problems.

Last updated: 07 Jun 2014

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Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about Elliot Rodger’s supposed misogyny. Some say the killings were a hate crime. Other people prefer to steer the conversation away from the topic of women.

This is fair, because really, Elliot wasn’t talking about women at all. He was talking about men.

Specifically, white men.

This is obvious if we take the time to listen to him. If we read his 140-page “My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger” with the same seriousness that we read other “stories”, we can see that women were generally irrelevant to Elliot. With the exception of those in his immediate family, Elliot writes about women as flat, faceless characters. They rarely have names, and never have personalities.

Actually, Elliot spends about as much…

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Brazilian exchange student suffers racial abuse; Italian woman compares her to a monkey and cockroach

Anti Black/mixed people of partial African descent sentiment is universal and it’s not going away anytime soon because the global system of racism/white supremacy has a hierarchy in which Blacks and mixed people of partial Black/Aboriginal/African descent at the bottom and whites/Europeans at the top. Everyone else are in between. The people in power don’t want to relinquish their power which is based upon the exploitation and abuse of peoples of African and Indigenous descent around the world. Brazil is no exception.

Black Women of Brazil


Aluna do Ciências sem Fronteiras diz sofrer racismo e abre queixa na Itália

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so here we have another incident of a racial insult of a Brazilian woman. As reports of racism are a regular feature on this blog, this in itself is not surprising. But the internationalization of the incident, as other incidents over the years, is something worthy of looking into a little deeper because of its implications on global understandings of race vs. the way many Brazilians like to see the country. Before we get into that, let’s first just delve into what happened. 

Science Without Borders student says she suffered racism and abuse in Italy

28-year old Baiana (woman from Bahia) participates in exchange program at Università degli Studi di Siena. She was compared to a monkey in a post by an Italian woman in a social network.

By Henrique Mendes

A student of the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo Baiano (UFRB or…

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