In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
Toni Morrison (via sarahjeanalex)
even the native ppl of this land have to fucking hyphenate how backwards is that
whiteness is a terrible thing
even my mom and all that generation use “american” when they mean “white ppl in america.” they don’t call other poc “american.” bc that is what they were taught. she’s a fucking citizen and has been forever. i was born here. she does not call me nor herself american
(Source: howardtuniverse, via yellowxperil)
First they’ll criticize our slang. Make us seem uneducated for using it, when the reality is they’re mad we can code switch. Then they’ll use our slang mockingly. Like they really don’t want to use it, but it’s so absurd they can’t help themselves. Then they’ll make money off our slang, t-shirts, cups, bracelets, etc. Then they’ll convince us it was never really ours. It’s been public domain forever.
Feel free to replace the word “Slang” with neighborhoods, and music too.