I’m going to get an education, mother
before discovering lana del rey
after discovering lana del rey
when people are really rude and douchey and everyone still loves them
Like most dress-up games, racial drag is an exercise in fantasy, one that can exist only when femininity is constructed around whiteness, which in turn is constructed around purity. A desire to rebel against such a buttoned-up ethos leaves the white girl desperate for an identity through which to distinguish herself. To this end, white Americans have always been able to use black people.
Black women’s sexuality has been historically presented as deviant and exaggerated, somehow more “primitive.” The thrill of appropriation lies in accessing the perceived authenticity of black sexuality, the success of appropriation lies in abandoning its natural form. 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. Elaborate nail art, like the kind Miley wears now, appears stylish on a white girl but described as “ghetto” on a black girl because on the white girl, it’s an aesthetic choice whereas black girls just don’t know any better. 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. It’s this savvy that Miley wants us to be convinced of.
— Can the white girl twerk? by Ayesha Siddiqi (via arab-babe)
the only photo set that actually matters on this stupid website
— me approximately an hour after every time I make tea (via goldrave)
friend: “i can only bring one friend. wanna go?”
WHEN SOMEONE U LIKE TEXTS BACK REALLY FAST
"but officer they were fucking with my clique"
my anaconda dont want none unless you got funds hun
I don’t even care how this happened