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Black women face yet other serious forms of gendered racism—the double burden of suffering racial prejudice and stereotyping because they are Black and female. One example is the negative imaging of Black women as “jungle bunnies.” Since at least the seventeenth century, this white (especially white male) stereotype has accented Black women’s allegedly exotic sexuality. Researcher Diane Roberts has shown how white notions of Blackness have frequently been loaded with sexuality. European books, beginning in the 1600s, portrayed Black women and men naked and with exaggerated sexual organs. “The white world drew the Black woman’s body as excessively and flagrantly sexual, quite different from the emerging ideology of purity and modesty which defined the white woman’s body,” Roberts has explained.

This view has persisted now over the centuries. Thus, greatly influenced by and perpetuating such racist images, numerous white men during the days of slavery and Jim Crow segregation sought out, molested, and/or raped Black women. Moreover, today, much social science research continues to show that some white men still image and seek out Black women as exotic sex objects. In this manner, gendered racism is regularly inscribed in the bodies of Black women.
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dreadfullydyed:

Mwila of Angola 

Mwila (or Mwela, Mumuhuila, or Muhuila) women are famous for their very special hairstyles. Hairstyles are very important and meaningful in Mwila culture. Women coat their hair with a red paste called, oncula, which is made of crushed red stone. They also put a mix of oil, crushed tree bark, dried cow dung and herbs on their hair.

Besides they decorate their hairstyle with beads, cauri shells (real or plastic ones) and even dried food. Shaving the forehead is considered as a sign of beauty. The plaits, which look like dreadlocks, are called nontombi and have a precise meaning. Women or girls usually have 4 or 6 nontombi, but when they only have 3 it means that someone died in their family. 

(Source: Eric Lafforgue)

Intergalactic Hair Beads by Oleander Lemon

     ”These lightweight wooden hair beads make great hair accessories for anyone! Each one features a unique galaxy design, which is protected with a durable gloss. Each set is slightly different. Two beads are $1.50, four are $3.00. If you need more please let me know.” 

truth

truth

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rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

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nymria:

Giraffes are so beautiful, I love giraffes.

nymria:

Giraffes are so beautiful, I love giraffes.

africanwildlifefoundation:

With a population of 140,000 in 1999, the giraffe population is now at only 80,000. Photo: John Butler

africanwildlifefoundation:

With a population of 140,000 in 1999, the giraffe population is now at only 80,000. Photo: John Butler

ruinedchildhood:

Black dont crack lol

Skin pattern of reticulated giraffe. 
Also seen is the symbiotic relationship between the oxpecker bird and the giraffe. The bird alerts the giraffe to danger and in return the oxpecker clans the giraffe of bugs and dirt!
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Skin pattern of reticulated giraffe. 

Also seen is the symbiotic relationship between the oxpecker bird and the giraffe. The bird alerts the giraffe to danger and in return the oxpecker clans the giraffe of bugs and dirt!

(Source)