When the Indian Prime Minister visited Nepal last month, our government cleaned the streets and traffic overnight at the expense of those who are forced to call those streets their home. Today as the Chinese president visits India, Modi government is using excessive police force to prohibit Tibetan refugees from protesting for their right to exist in their home. I call it Frenemy Politics 101: Asian Version.

And who is keeping tab of the police brutality  happening against Tibetan refugees right now as the Chinese President visits India today? Is “Free Tibet” Activism not a thing anymore?

A successful black woman who constantly (and openly) tells her young fans to stay in school is declined from speaking to the students at a high school she went to. I dont know what the said principal was thinking for unwelcoming Nicki Minaj, but judging my people’s comments, I am assuming that it is based on respectability politics and moral judgement, both of which are absent from the picture when it comes to rich white dude in suits who are suppose to be our examples of success. Think about the corruption, the oppression of workers, racism, sexist, homophobia etc. that comes along in the suitcases of  people who are usually looked up as models of inspirations. CEOs, politicians, bankers most of who have inherited their “success” and unfortunately the legacy of the many “isms” usually required to maintain the status quo be it of wealth or power. And then comes somebody like Nicky Minaj, an immigrant Black woman raised in New York who is un-apologetically vocal about her truths, and has managed to create a space for herself in a male dominated industry, and continues to show characteristics of a complex movement that feminism is. Nicky Minaj who maybe has her set of flaws but nothing as dangerous as the faults of many others who have never even had to face any charges, let alone declared guilty. 

A successful black woman who constantly (and openly) tells her young fans to stay in school is declined from speaking to the students at a high school she went to. I dont know what the said principal was thinking for unwelcoming Nicki Minaj, but judging my people’s comments, I am assuming that it is based on respectability politics and moral judgement, both of which are absent from the picture when it comes to rich white dude in suits who are suppose to be our examples of success. Think about the corruption, the oppression of workers, racism, sexist, homophobia etc. that comes along in the suitcases of  people who are usually looked up as models of inspirations. CEOs, politicians, bankers most of who have inherited their “success” and unfortunately the legacy of the many “isms” usually required to maintain the status quo be it of wealth or power. And then comes somebody like Nicky Minaj, an immigrant Black woman raised in New York who is un-apologetically vocal about her truths, and has managed to create a space for herself in a male dominated industry, and continues to show characteristics of a complex movement that feminism is. Nicky Minaj who maybe has her set of flaws but nothing as dangerous as the faults of many others who have never even had to face any charges, let alone declared guilty. 

#FergusonIsntOver — (via vanishedschism)

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If only all the Desi aunties and uncles (in Amreeka) who are concerned about our marital status were as concerned about our employment status, use their networks to find us jobs instead of husbands…

me-lavie:

Kali Ma you my favorite

Dashain is coming.

me-lavie:

Kali Ma you my favorite

Dashain is coming.

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melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

melissaannandthecool:

Just a reminder

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harikondabolu:

Hari Kondabolu analyzes a Matthew McConaughey interview about gay rights in The Advocate where he outs one of his college friends, talks about how popular he was in highschool and comes up with a program to help “the nerd, the gay kid, the fat girl and the kid with the hairlip.”

there is a god in writing.
a soft. roaring. unconditional. home of a god.
who prays to me.
— nayyirah waheed | from 'nejma'  (via nayyirahwaheed)

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goldacrylicnails:

HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS???

I’m gonna cry because it’s sad that Black KIDS have to explain this to some of you!

(I don’t rlly fuck with the FCKH8 organization tho…. lowkey feel like this is blatant exploitation of a tragedy to donate to their mostly white gay cis-gendered causes? Hopefully I am wrong…)

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