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Sister Souljah explains why reverse-racism does NOT exist.
A wrestling team in Phillipsburg, Nj thought it would be funny to recreate and post this
Racism: It’s Still Alive.
In celebration of the foolishness of this statement here’s a new #tshirt!
Snag it on @Society6: http://www.society6.com/bbstard
Happy Birthday Dwayne McDuffie, you’ll forever remain an inspiration.
On Milestone Comics:
The passion in his face, I can almost hear his voice.
I HEAR his voice and it’s a fucking GIF. That’s some POWER right there.
We need to fix this.
Titled: No Homo Tho
To be clear: I don’t think I’ll ever truly understand homophobia in the black community (or any community). I don’t get how a minority group can suffer under oppression and not have sympathy for another oppressed group.
This piece was first created because I was tired of seeing my people walking around with their pants sagging (among other things). This guy is a walking contradiction. He represents living beyond your means, showing confidence in yourself with your pants pulled down, and verbalizing one idea while expressing something different in the way you carry yourself.*
*When I first made him, one of the key ideas revolved around the stigma behind pants-sagging. The myth was/is that the style came from prison to signal that the inmate was available for sex, or had a prison boyfriend. I remember a story I heard from someone who watched a documentary on prison life in which one inmate described how easy it was to rape another man whose pants were sagging “They try to run away, but their pants drop, they trip, and I take it from there”. The style did come from prison, but the sag was a matter of circumstance. Prison inmates are not allowed to wear belts because they may kill themselves or murder others. They are sometimes given clothes that are too baggy and that also contributes to the sagging. Then rappers got ahold of the style and it became a fashion trend. Even though the reality of the style is different from the stigma, the stigma is more popular than the truth. So, I’ve always wondered why people walked around saying “No Homo” or “Pause” (I wonder this in general, because I’m honestly tired of hearing it) while wearing their pants in a manner that exposed their underwear (prison homosexual style).
So what are the questions given this knowledge? They are:
What is up with the culture of living beyond our means? Why is the pants-sag such a popular style (especially among the black community), even though we know it comes from prison (a place no one should desire to be)?
Bonus: Why do the people who sag wear a belt?
every time I see this it gets reblogged