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Si me quieres, quiéreme entera,
no por zonas de luz o sombra…
Si me quieres, quiéreme negra
y blanca. Y gris, y verde, y rubia,
y morena…
Quiéreme día,
quiéreme noche…
¡Y madrugada en la ventana abierta!
Si me quieres, no me recortes:
¡Quiéreme toda… O no me quieras!

Si me quieres, quiéreme entera por la poetisa cubana Dulce María Loynaz.

If you love me, love me whole
not by zones of light or shadow…
if you love me, love me black
and white, and gray and green and blond,
and mixed…
love me day,
love me night…
and in the morning with the open window!
If you love me, don’t break me in pieces:
love me whole…Or do not love me at all!

If you love me, love me whole by Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz.

starklyinaccurate:

trying to get a job when you’re black or brown:

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skysquids:

fear and hatred of trans women is absolutely central to patriarchy.  it underlies the most common acts of homophobia - every time someone gets called a faggot or bashed for being an effeminate male.  it underlies the violent construction of masculinity - the orders to man up, don’t be a pussy, don’t act ‘like a woman.’  fear of trans women is the specter that our culture congers up to stifle empathy for women in little boys.  it is used to demean and dismiss strong women both cis and trans.

to support transmisogyny, or to fail to support trans women, is to strengthen one of the central pillars of patriarchy.  transmisogyny is a patriarchal act.  it doesn’t matter who is doing it, the effect is to support patriarchy.

(via punwitch)

blastortoise:

When MLK said “I they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" he was saying that ‘I hope one day that i can walk down the street without being stereotyped and killed’

Why would he be talking about white people.

In what world would be trying to fight for “white rights” or for white people to be treated ‘equally’ when they already had a majority of the power, what fucking sense does that make.

(via official-mens-frights-activist)

The beautiful faces
Of my black people
Are a parade
Of molasses in bloom

And when
They pass before me
Their blackness
Cheers my heart

The beautiful faces
Of my dark race
Are made of weeping
Pain and suffering

They are the truth
That life challenges
But they carry within
So much love

Susana Baca - Caras Lindas

Sunday Shout-out: Afro-Peruvian

Listen here.

One of my favourite singers. I recommend ALL her music. She sings with pride, love and immense passion.

(via iluvsouthernafrica)

A little poem para todas mis hermanas chicanas y mexicanas:

"Pero hermana, a caso tu no eres nacida de la sangre fria de la serpiente corriendo por tus venas

La fuerza del Aguila en el corazon

Y la valentia de los niños heroes en el alma?”

-Rebecca Encina /@quietxwizard

Meet Carla Morrison, Latin Grammy winning musician of Mexican descent.

Morrison is known for her sweet voice, honest lyrics, and speaking out against body and fat shamming.

Listen to her beautiful single Compartir here.

Picture courtesy of PubliMetro.

"Where are you from?"

"Brazil."

"I have a folder on my desktop dedicated to women like you."

I am tired of Brazilian women only making the international news because of their butts. I am tired of prancing lingerie-clad models being representative of Brazilian women. I am tired of seeing “Brazilian Butts” workout DVD commercials. Mostly, I am tired of the glorification of Brazilian butts which minimizes Brazilian women to one part of their body. 

I don’t want my culture to be defined by butts and because of that I want to bring to light some extremely awesome Brazilian women who have or are contributing immensely to the empowerment of Latina women and just kicking butts left and right. 

Chiquinha Gonzaga - In 1868, Chiquinha’s husband made her choose between him and her piano. She chose music. Between protesting slavery and supporting her two children alone, Chiquinha wrote over two thousand songs including Brazil’s very first Carnaval ‘marcha’. 

Maria da Penha - Maria escaped her husband’s two attempts to murder her and waited twenty years before he was punished for it. Brazil now has the Maria da Penha law which increases the punishment for domestic violence against women. 

Carmen da Silva - in the 60’s and 70’s Carmen wrote about divorce and motherhood as a choice. Carmen also encouraged women to seek work as a form of freedom from financial and psychological dependency. 

Pagu - In 1922, at the age of 14, Pagu had an abortion. Despite the social constraints of the time, Pagu spoke openly about sex education and of birth control options and availability.

Leila Diniz - During the Brazilian dictatorship this actress spoke openly about sexuality despite the strict censorship laws. Leila is credited for normalizing female sexuality and dispelling the myth of women not being able to separate love and sex. 

Nisia Floresta - In 1832, when most women did not know how to read, 22-year-old Nisia wrote a book titled “The Rights of Women and the Injustices of Men”. Eventually she opened a school in Rio de Janeiro to teach women mathematics and history. 

yearningforunity:

Afro-Mexicanos couple

Cuaji, Guerrero

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x


Always Reblog

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

Always Reblog

(via reverseracism)