Unlike most girls who enter ballet and get their first pair of toe shoes before they’re even in elementary school, Misty Copeland was a late bloomer when it came to the art of ballet. At the age of 14, Copeland discovered dance at the local Boys and Girls Club, and never looked back.
Copeland is the only black soloist in the American Ballet Theater, but she’s not letting that deter her from…
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In his Discourse on Colonialism (1951), Aimé Césaire wrote that Hitler slumbers within ‘the very distinguished, very humanistic and very Christian bourgeois of the Twentieth century,’ and yet the European bourgeois cannot forgive Hitler for ‘the fact that he applied to Europe the colonial practices that had previously been applied only to the Arabs of Algeria, the coolies of India and the Negroes of Africa.’
Mahmood Mamdani, from “Modernity and Violence” in Good Muslim, Bad Muslim (via tzunuun)
It bears repeating that the reason Hitler is a Western symbol for the darkest depth of all evil, is that he broke the pact of whiteness and did things within Europe that white people agree should only be done to non-Europeans in Africa, Asia, America. Genocide in those places is acceptable, even natural, to Europeans; but Hitler brought genocidal brutality to Europe, and for that he’s the epitome of evil.
To all the women who are contemplating going natural,
I applaud you. Going natural is a scary process. It brings up all sorts of fears and insecurities. All your life, you’ve been told, you’ve believed that your natural hair, the hair God gave you was bad, ugly, and wrong. You’ve been told that…