Hey! I'm Lauren. I'm bi, premed, and black. I like lots of things, like tea and cats, anime, family and good music and food. I hate lines, the bureacracy at the DMV, badly cooked veggies and white supremacy/privilege. I am also proud to be black, and if you can't get with that, then scroll no further or I'm gonna have to check ya ass. If you're down with the Revolution though, welcome!

Love, peace and cookies! :)
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theuppitynegras:

rickz0r:

nikoanesti:

crazycade:

tramampoline:

Fun Dungeon | Clarence | Cartoon Network (by Cartoon Network)
:)

watch this, (it’s worth it)

The team either did amazing research on play areas at fast food places or have incredible, vivid memories of what they were like because this really took me back. I mean it is spot on. Not to overshadow the fact that this is looking to be a good show, but I’m just so amazed at how accurate the portrayal of this was, hahaha.

Excellent!

Everyone Clarence it’ll make your year

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theuppitynegras:

angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds
(Photo: Intel)
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.Remember this name.If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”No no noFuck that guy.Remember this brown girl.Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr


What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.
Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

YAAAASSSS

theuppitynegras:

angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

(Photo: Intel)

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.

Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.
Remember this name.
If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”
No no no
Fuck that guy.
Remember this brown girl.
Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr

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What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.

Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

YAAAASSSS

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Why do we spell the country as ‘Philippines’ but the language as ‘Filipino’? By

Philippines is an old English name of the country. It was a Spanish colony, the Spanish name for the country is Islas Filipinas. Then the people of the Philippines decided to choose a new language to become the national language. They chose a language called Tagalog. Tagalog called the Philippines the same way as Spahish.

Subsequently they decided to rename Tagalog to Filipino to highlight its role as a national language. And English just borrowed the name.

/u/czallo

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Wrong.

Philippines is the English name of the country after Islas de Filipinas. How they came up with that name from Filipinas I have no clue but the name has has stuck since the American colonization which in turn derives from a colonial name that has stuck with us during our 333 (when Spain eventually got a foothold in 1565 during Miguel Lopez de Legazpi expedition years later after Magellans voyage and arrival in 1521) years of Spanish colonization. It really should be changed because it’s still a colonial name which comes from a Spanish King we never acknowledged. But I already discussed this here and it’s another topic all together, one that will be very long and passionate so I’ll leave it for another day.

The people of the Philippines did not choose Tagalog to be the national language. The Tagalogs did. In which at the time and still is, the seat of power was in Manila, a Tagalog region. Andres Bonifacio himself declared the people and nation as Katagalugan, “the Tagalog nation”, saying that we were all Tagalog which means “people by the river”, when in fact there are hundreds of other ethnic groups besides the Tagalogs and languages in the archipelago, and not all of them live by a river let alone understand one another. 

They never renamed Tagalog as Pilipino. Tagalog is Tagalog. Pilipino is Pilipino, which essentially is Tagalog with very, very few words borrowed from other Philippine languages but essentially Tagalog in grammar and form. The “Pilipino language” is just a mask and fake nationalistic term to hide the fact that it’s essentially just Tagalog to try and settle the disputes held and still held that we have a national language to represent all of us in a sense of nationalistic pride.

In the Philippines the language is spelled Pilipino not Filipino. The country is officially called Republika ng Pilipinas, or in English, The Republic of the Philippines. Filipino is just the English spelling as the letter “f’ and the sound is not from our indigenous alphabet or sounds, it is instead “p”. The “f” sound, along with j, x, c, and z was only introduced during Spanish and American colonization. 

*drops mic*

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whitepeoplesaidwhat:

nethilia:

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nethilia:

whitepeople.jpg

"They rap but they don’t know what true rap is."

"They play rock, but they don’t know how to rock.”

"They’re funny when they don’t talk about being ___."

Always with the unnecessary commentary.

"The thrill of appropriation lies in accessing the perceived authenticity… Transfer to a white body elevates the action. It’s no longer primitive because while nonwhite culture is assumed to be rooted in instinct, white culture is one of intent… White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color." —Ayesha Siddiqi

I’m sorry about this. Nobody who’s of one ethnicity should ever be allowed to enjoy things created by people of other ethnicities. Nobody who isn’t Asian is allowed to use paper any more. Nobody who is not Native American may eat corn or potatoes. You only get to do something if it was created by the ethnicity which you belong to, otherwise you’re just appropriating it and can’t possibly understand it.

i found the white kid

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If you identify as a WoC (of any color!; QWoC and TWoC inclusive) join us over at wocgettalkin. This is a screenshot of our weekly chat dates (starting at 1pm PST on Saturdays; there is also an evening Wednesday chat getting started) and the topics we go through are ENDLESS and incredible. No pressure to use a cam, we have a chatbox and mic only options available as well :) If you’re interested, send a message for the pw :*-Holly

wocgettalkin:

If you identify as a WoC (of any color!; QWoC and TWoC inclusive) join us over at wocgettalkin. This is a screenshot of our weekly chat dates (starting at 1pm PST on Saturdays; there is also an evening Wednesday chat getting started) and the topics we go through are ENDLESS and incredible. No pressure to use a cam, we have a chatbox and mic only options available as well :) If you’re interested, send a message for the pw :*

-Holly

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youngblackandvegan:

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vinebox:

she don’t know yet but when black moms do that, you about to die.

She got snatched up right after this. I just know it.

I’m dead. Her face “I’m about to fuck this little girl up!”

Her face said “keep playing little girl. I got something for that ass”

she gon’ learn today…