- Neil Young (via purplebuddhaproject)
Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
You shuffle in the sheets
I freeze, turn to see if you’ll
Move to me and place my arms where you desire them ,
wrap myself around you, and I watch, I watch you wanting me with raw hazy intentions .I can’t hold you close enough to the rhythm of my chest.
Daily this takes place and I’m surprised the side of your face isn’t contoured into my torso, familiar friends by now . I’ve never noticed the small moments before you made them so noticeable. And I know if I were to lose you it’s the memory of these morning minutes that would stick fiercely to the tears trapped in my throat .
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not even risking that shit
joan rivers is a crusty racist old white who has made fun of domestic abuse and who said that the Palestinians deserve to be wiped out. i am not about to feel sorry for her just because satan is calling her home. let her gag
It’s my life goal to impact and change black education paradigms. No more closing schools down, no more cutting art programs, the introduction of social sciences to young impressionable kids who need more options and opportunities etc etc. I yearn for black people to make things whole (again)…