1. Conversations with Father (about men & dating)

    1. Me: I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women are not getting married.
    2. Him: Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.
    3. Me: Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.
    4. Him: Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?
    5. Me: Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.
    6. Him: That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.
    7. Me: The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.
    8. Him: That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.
    9. Me: They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.
    10. Him: If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?
    11. Me: I don't know.
    12. Him: A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.
    13. Me: Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.
    14. Him: Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.
     
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  3. overlypolitebisexual:

    "if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

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  4. frank-e-shadow-tongue:

    TW: Genocide, Colonization

    beautiesofafrique:

    BLACK IN ASIA

    Thailand

    The Mani people are the original homo sapiens that travelled from Africa and settled in Thailand. They are the original negaritos who moved with other Africans like Andamanese of India, Aetas of Philippines,Semangs of Malaysia  to their present  residence in Thailand. They were there before the other ethnic groups came to form the Thai kingdom. Anthropological studies has revealed that the Thai Mani and Malaysian Semang were the first modern humans to enter the Malay peninsula. They remarked that "the original people of the Malay Peninsular that about 4,500 years ago the Proto-Malays moved south from the Yunnan province area of China into Southeast Asia where they met the Negritos who, for a long time, may have been the only modern humans to live in this area" 

    The name Mani is of Mon-Khmer origin and means “human being,” and they speak Tonga language. The Mani or “forest people” as other Thai people call them lives in  the jungles of southern Thailand, in the Banthad Mountain Chain and around the Malaysian border in the provinces of Trang, Phatthalung and Satun.  They are facing extinction and currently their total population is about 300. The Banthad Mountain chain became a base area for communist insurgents during the 1970s and thus a battle ground between communist guerillas and Thai government forces. Especially during the years of 1975-1977, the insurgents were battered in ground and air attacks. The Mani suffered terribly during this war with government forces frequently mistaking the smoke of Mani camp fires for insurgent activity. Those living in Trang and Phatthalung provinces had to move to the sanctuary of Thoungwan district in Satun province.

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    The Philippines

     The Aetas  are the aborigines of the Philippines who were called negritos by the Spaniards at the time of their reign in the Philippines because of their darker skin color. It is the tribe inhabiting the eastern parts of Luzon and called in different names: Agta, Ita, Ati, or Aeta. About 20,000 of them are spread throughout the country. Their majority can be seen in Pampanga and Zambales while others inhabit the coastal fringes of Northern Luzon, and the mountains of Negros, Samar, Panay and Leyte. As a result of their nomadic life, they live in houses built out of grass and tree branches to easily vacate upon scarcity of surrounding food.

    Aeta according to anthropologists and archeologists, are descendants of the earliest settlers of the Philippines. They were predicted to migrate in the country through land bridges that connects the country to Asian mainland 30,000 years ago. It may have occurred when the Malay Peninsula was still connected with Sumatra and other Sunda Islands. Their boundless journey around the Malay Peninsula that spread as far as The Philippines resulted to their widespread existence in the country

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    Malaysia

     The Semang are a Negrito ethnic group of the Malay Peninsula. Lowland Semang tribes are also known as Sakai, although this term is considered to be derogatory by the Semang people. They are the indigenous peoples of this area.They have been recorded to have lived in Malaysia since before the 200s Common Era (CE). They are ethnologically described as nomadic hunter-gatherers.

    The Semang live in autonomous local bands consisting of an elder male (usually the leader of the group), his wife, their sons, and the sons’ wives and children. Their religious beliefs are complex and include numerous deities. Shaman-priests practice magic, foresee the future, and cure illness.

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    Semang (Jahai) ethnic group woman of Malaysia

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  5. lasfloresdemayo:

    allblackpeopleeverythang:

    Afro Mexican people

    BELLEZA

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  6. 18dummie:

    baremidriffs:

    :’)

    :’)

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  7. siddharthasmama:

    note-a-bear:

    blacknoonajade:

    Today was an exceptional day. 

    wow…..

    just…

    White supremacy in action.

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  8. jeromewaznice:

    i hearted these two as a couple! even more than sinclaire and overton. 

    (Source: livingsingle-tv, via howtobeterrell)

     
  9. saucerfulofregrets:

    reclusieve:

    how ya man should look at you

    George Benson

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