Jourdan Dunn Photographed By Alasdair Mclellan for i-D Magazine, Winter 2011.
- Me: "*speaks Jamaican Patwah/Patois*"
- Racist: "This is America, speak English! No other languages are ever spoken here, and this country founded on genocide/settler colonialism and anti-Blackness/slavery should only involve the languages that I choose to hear, though I encroached your personal space and interrupted your conversation in a dialect that you were not speaking to me in."
- Me: "*speaks African American Vernacular English*"
- Racist: "This is America and I don't care if AAVE is actually a language with a structure, discussed by linguists everywhere, and if it is one we will later be appropriative for marketing purposes while continuing to profit from economic violence on Black people. I don't like how AAVE sounds right now and I don't want to hear it, even though I encroached your personal space and interrupted your conversation in a language that you were not speaking to me in."
- Me: "*speaks Standard American English*"
- Racist: "What, so you think you're smarter than me, why are you trying to be White? Gonna take my job? Well, you misspelled a word on Twitter, so I am still smarter. Why did you use some big words? They're stupid. I am going to ignore the context and topic of your conversation and mask my insecurity--over never realizing that the lies I was fed about my automatic intellectual superiority are in fact lies--by making jokes about word length versus leaving you alone/not invading your space or actually addressing the topic the words were about."
- Me: *uses terms attributable to womanist/Black feminist scholarship, critical race theory or other anti-oppression theories/praxes*
- Racist: "I haven't approved use of these words, so I will call them stupid. It...well...doesn't matter to me that a key facet of White supremacy--with a very long history and reality no less--is degrading the intelligence of a Black woman, or committing epistemic violence, by purposely altering/attacking the language used to describe oppression in order to engage in an ahistorical analysis that supports oppression. I don't like that you can describe my violence with acute accuracy, so I will use violence to critique that perspective. You're a pseudo-intellectual if I don't understand what you are saying, don't want my privilege or violence critiqued with an accuracy that Black thinkers have had for centuries nor want to acknowledge that I am purposely kept ignorant of Black radical scholarship because of White supremacy."
Bang bang piggy man
Benjamin Franklin (via negromodelo)
The doctor heals, god takes the credit.
"The Souls of Black Folk" W. E. B. Du Bois (via cagedlions)
I hope y’all find some chill on this fine sunday
THE FUGGIN OIL!!!!
Then I could finally find an attractive black man to date me
Pastor: Look to your neighbor, say “Neighbor, he talking bout somebody you know”
Why does this post have so many notes lol
nahhh, she aint talking about my niggas.
Viola Davis for MORE magazine (Sept., 2014)
Photography: Peggy Sirota
Having modelled and featured on the runway for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, KTZ, Mr Hare, Spencer Hart and Billy Reid, England-based South African model Mac Phiri (who was scouted accompanying a friend to a walk-in at a modelling agency) is fast becoming a staple in menswear lookbooks, fashion editorials and men’s fashion runways.
Here he is for noted Irish designer Orla Kiely’s SS14 debut menswear collection for John Lewis.
How adorable is Mac here?!!