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The Clark Doll Experiment (1939) was an experiment done by Dr Kenneth Clark and his wife Mamie where they asked black children to choose between a black doll and a white doll. The dolls were the same except for their skin colour but most thought the white doll was nicer. In 1954 in Brown v […]

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cracker

Cracker (1766- ), or cracka, is an American term for a white person. Uses: Standard American English – an offensive term for a poor white person. Black American English – mildly derogatory term for any white person. It can be used as mere description – as when Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a “creepy-ass cracker”. […]

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being universal

“Being universal” is the idea that there is a way of being human that is beyond culture and ethnicity, that one can transcend race. Like wanting to be known as a writer, not as a “black writer”. There is no such thing as being universal. You cannot be human without practising a particular culture. To […]

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The following is based mainly on chapter four of “Brainwashed” (2010) by Tom Burrell: Despite the idea of “black is beautiful” back in the 1960s and 1970s, blacks in America still have a whitened idea of beauty: light skin, long, flowing hair, thin lips, thin nose, etc. When Kiri Davis carried out the famous Clark […]

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Index

Every single post on this blog written on or before May 20th 2013 is listed below in alphabetical order. The 30 newest posts are listed from newest to oldest on the right side of the page under “New Stuff”. Enjoy, index lovers! 000s 1 Corinthians 2: as blog post 1 Corinthians 2: my rewrite 100th […]

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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), a Jamaican printer, founded and led UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the largest Black mass movement of the 1900s in the US. It reached its height in the early 1920s. The FBI broke its back, but Garveyism would go on to shape the thinking of Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam, Rastafarians, […]

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The top posts of 2013

Above are the most requested images for 2013. Posts that got the most hits in 2013: Transatlantic accent (2009) The ten most gorgeous East Asian men in the world (2010) The most gorgeous black man in the world (2011) Sandra Laing: a black girl born to white parents (2009) big bottom girls (2008) The most beautiful black women according to white people (2008) The most beautiful black women (2007) […]

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The Baldwin-Kennedy meeting

The Baldwin-Kennedy meeting (May 24th 1963) was when Robert Kennedy met James Baldwin to talk at length about race in America. Dramatis Personae: Robert Kennedy – president’s brother, Attorney General. He brought: Burke Marshall – the government’s top civil rights person. Also: Ed Guthman James Baldwin – writer. He brought: Lorraine Hansberry – playwright; Jerome Smith […]

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Internalized racism is where you are racist against your own race, even against  yourself! It is also called internalized oppression, internal colonization and the colonized mind. If you grow up in America as a person of colour it is hard to avoid: you are told in a thousand and one ways that “white is right” […]

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the white lens

The white lens is that through which white Americans see the world. It is like a pair of glasses nearly all of them wear. It keeps them from seeing the world as it is, allowing them to feel comfortable with their privileged position in it. It is something that Nezua the Unapologetic Mexican writes about […]

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good hair

“Good hair” among blacks in North America and the West Indies is understood to mean hair that is flowing and smooth, preferably long and full – like a white woman’s. Bad hair, accordingly, is nappy hair, hair that is kinky, coarse and woolly, hair that does not lay down – the hair that most black […]

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White Goddess (2008- ), formerly known as White Meat, is a white woman worship blog  run by a black man who calls himself tnameat on WordPress and Professor Fenwick on YouTube.  His blog is full of pictures and videos of white women, particularly those with large naked breasts. He has posts about why white women […]

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“Black is beautiful”

Disclaimer: Surprisingly, as much as this phrase is used, little is written online about it directly. So this is mainly from my imperfect memory: “Black is beautiful” (1968) was a catchphrase from the Black Power movement in America. It meant that even though American society teaches in a thousand ways that white  is right and […]

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I love these pictures! Although some have appeared on this blog before, it is good to put them together in one place. I got most of them from a beautiful, beautiful post at Gorgeous Black Women (link to follow): Lauryn Hill, American singer Dakore Egbuson, Nigerian actress Oluchi Onweagba, Nigerian fashion model Vanessa A. Williams, […]

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Some notes on an essay that bell hooks wrote, “Loving Blackness as Political Resistance”: James Cone once said that if white people in America truly understood how whiteness and racism hurts them, and not just blacks, they would want to free themselves from it, they would “destroy themselves and be born again as beautiful black […]

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