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Sky falling down by Raquel Palacios

Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.


They’re swept away and nothing is what is seems, the feeling of belonging to your dreams. 

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Exciting Photo Illusions

The swimming pool temporarily effed me up..

gshegs:

#8 花人
あなたに意思があるのなら、そこに咲いている花にも意思があってしかるべし。
‐‐‐2012 個展「乳と蜜」より
【花は物か、者か、】
あなたと花を完全に「異なるもの」とする要素はなんであろうか。
感情の有無だろうか、動作の有無だろうか。
それらが本当に「花にはない」と言える根拠は何であろうか。
私たちが作ってきた「定義」は本当に正しいのだろうか。

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potayto:

zooso:

zooso:

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MAKE THE BUN FAMOUs

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langleav:

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86850:

lil ratty hands

babybutta:

theracismrepellent:

onlybroughtthree:

THIS is exactly the kind of shit that shows how engrained racism is in people- there is literally nothing about this picture that points to her being a bad mother. Is it because she has short shorts on? A cami? She’s just a pregnant woman in a convenience store.
You would NEVER see that caption if this were a white woman. And the worst part is that nobody sees anything wrong with this. It has a ton of likes, a ton of people commenting and laughing and making gross comments that I don’t even want to post here.
I am so fucking disgusted right now.

How many white women do you see with their flat asses wearing shorts even shorter than that like I don’t understand why people do this shit. Leave her alone~Tae

"She’ll be a great mom."I guess when it’s 1001 degrees outside, pregnant women are suppose to cover themselves head to toe.