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blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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literallyrad:

today there was a snowboard race at the resort i’m staying at and i’m a pretty decent snowboarder so i thought why not try right. so i wear all black just because it’s the only color i own and i ended up winning and when the announcer came over to me he said “dude! that was pretty awesome bro, what’s your name?” and i took my helmet off like in the movies and let my hair fall out and was like “caitlin” and everyone was liKE OOOOOOH

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Anonymous asked:

I go to a dominantly black school (early college) in the south. I identify myself as mixed because BOTH of my parents are biracial. The students always say I'm too dark to be mixed and that my hair is fake. (It's super curly) They also say if I have an ounce of black, that I can only claim black. What should I do?

weareallmixedup:

Tell them to mind their own damn business. That is fucking disgusting. You should not have to prove yourself to anyone. I mean, roll up with your entire family tree if you wanna, lol, but you shouldn’t have to.

Sidenote: in regards to the person who sent us an ask recently about how our use of the word monoracial for poc makes them uncomfortable: THIS is why I use the word monoracial when I am talking about non-mixed poc. They alienate us when we don’t fit into whatever racial binary they think that we should, just like white people do. 

—Veronica

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