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Travon, Barack & Newt

Inside:  Can you relate?; Who do you relate to? Tribalism; Missing White Girl Syndrome Intro We were on a family vacation in western Massachusetts.  Bear with me.  This is not a “we were somewhere and they were so racist” intro. It’s beautiful up there with a tinge of sadness because most of the mills and businesses…

LGN 36: Fat-woman-ism

Like manna from Heaven.  I’ve been waiting for a good topic for my 700th blog post.  Something I could use a controversial title for.  This is dangerous territory.  Watch out for the ROUS. From Twitter to SoulBounce to this blog entry: http://www.dirtyprettythangs.com/2012/01/08/fat-girl-fairytales-the-amazing-transformation-of-jennifer-hudson/ It’s a critique of this commercial (that I don’t necessarily recommend watching): Now,…

Race Bait

My blackness has been called into question many times.  Or even constantly.  Back in the day — middle school and high school in particular — I was called nigger, coon, jigaboo, pickeninny in the hallways in school and sometimes on the street.  And when I went back to my neighborhood I was called an Oreo.…

How to tell if someone is full of sh*t

Up front:  My opinions and conclusions are my own. Just because we disagree about something, it doesn’t mean that I think you’re racist, stupid, hateful, hell-bound or full of it.  I’m tired of those cards being played.  The “disagree with me and I’ll slap a weaponized label on you”. I can’t kick my podcast listening habit.  That…

Black Women and Evolutionary Psychology

Back in February, after Aunt Norma passed, I had a blog entry in mind. I started it, like, three times. I never finished. I was going to title it “Black Women”. And then I was going to title it “Women”. It was going to be about the beautiful women in my family and the poise,…