are you even trying
I’m not saying OP had their facts straight (because I honestly have no idea how much protein is truly in broccoli or what the best way to measure that is) BUT I want to point out two things:
1. Google measured it in 100 GRAMS and the original image measured it in terms of 100 CALORIES. Please take note of details like this when attempting to refute, especially if you are going to be sarcastic about it.
2. Maybe it’s not broccoli, but there is no denying that there ARE in fact better ways to get protein than meat. Most, if not all, beans and legumes, for example give you a bunch of protein and also other nutrients that are arguably more important than protein (not to mention fiber.)
#IfItAintWhiteItAintRightI always find it interesting how the world will shit on African people while simultaneously stealing and mimicking African culture.They called Africans who stretched their earlobes “primitive” then proceeded to copy it.Remember that “dreads” were seen as derogatory ?Whites would call it dreadful, dirty, ugly ETC…African women been carrying Babies on their back since for ever.There was criticism for that now that got “baby carriers”They used to make fun of African Women’s BIG LIPS and ASSES now EVERYBODY want a big lips and big asses.White people have been obsessed with Africans ever since we came in contact don’t ever forget that. So obsessed they had to get their hands on your continent.Now we running around here ashamed of our own people and our own heritage like fools.Post made by @Solar_InnerG#sancophaleague#neverlovedusShoutout to @oba_tayo for the Gauge Earring Comparison! And the photo in the top right corner!
Lobe stretching isn’t specific to Africa. The Buddha had stretched ear lobes. The Mayans and Aztecs stretched their ear lobes. Many First Nations people (commonly called Native Americans) had stretched earlobes.
The baby carrying thing is a good idea, and has been used by nomadic people all over the world.
Dreadlocks have been worn by people of all cultures, and predate culture. It predates humans, many animals have hair that matts naturally. Dreads have also been worn by Vikings, Celts, Hindus, First Nations peoples, Jews, Christians, and many other religions and cultures for a variety of reasons.
*BONUS* You posted a photo of Bob Marley to exhibit dreads being a “black” thing… But Bob Marley was half white. He was also not a racist, “until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, there will be war” (War by Bob Marley and the Wailers)
White people who get dreads think they gonna look like this
But always end up lookin like this
So are you admitting that dreads were appropriated from sheep? Animals have had dreads before people. ;) BTW, I don’t want dreads like the guy at the top, they are twisted so tightly and appear to be interlocked. I can see so much scalp, I don’t want traction alopecia. I like my hair, no transplants for me, thanks!
I always try to avoid the “White people stop wearing dreads/locs posts” but to me, hair and Blackness are SOOOO important, that I can’t avoid them. These people don’t understand what it’s like to exist the way we do and have them wear OUR hair for fun. People already dress up as us on a daily…
I do not underestimate the amount of discrimination you have faced as a black individual. However, you are wrong, and here is an extensive list of reasons why:
1.) Many cultures have dreads, and those cultures are of different races and ethnicities. Celts had dreads. Vikings had dreads. First Nations people (Native Americans, as they are erroneously called, because they were here before it was “America”). Jews (as outlined in the Old Testement/Torah, on taking the vow of Nazarite. This included Samson who had 7 locks, John the Baptist was likely to have had dreads,as was Jesus. Jesus was called “Jesus of Nazareth”, but there is not now nor was there at the time a geographical location called Nazareth. It is believed Jesus was a Nazarite because of is and his bloodline), many Hindus and Sikhs have dreads, as did Egyptian Pharaohs, among other cultures.
2.) They happen naturally, and you can’t claim something that just happens as part of a culture. Anyone’s hair will dread if you stop combing and cutting it. This is not unique to black people. I have dreads that formed 100% on their own, with no tools or products. I know people of all colors and cultures who have natural neglected dreads that happen. People eat, sleep, reproduce, their nails grow, their hair grows and their hair dreads. None of these can be claimed to any specific culture. It is the most natural thing possible.
3.) Dreads predate culture. They predate humans, actually. A lion’s mane will matt up. As will bears, dogs, cats, apes… So are all of us dreadheads appropriating Simba’s culture?
4.) You have the erroneous belief that people having dreads mean they are trying to be part of your culture, or steal from it. My decision to let my hair dread is not based around a concept of race, it is based around a concept of liking dreads in general on all people of all colors and backgrounds, and my wish to live a more natural life, and be associated with that lifestyle. I also have far more personal reasons which I will not get into on here as they are irrelevant and, well, personal. I have my own culture, my own belief system, my own worldview and although I am interested in everyone else’s as well, I’m not shopping for a new one and definitely not shoplifting one.
5.) As you may have noticed by now, I take dreads very seriously and they are not just a hairstyle. My dreads reflect me and I reflect them. They are a part of my spiritual path, they are part of my personality, they are individual hairs interconnected with one another, just as I am one life interconnected with all others. My hair took time, patience and still is taking those things. I can see evidence of my life in them, I associate certain dreads with certain events in my life. Notice I never mentioned race, because that is not relevant to my feelings about my dreads. I have altered my life as a result of them, they are a lifestyle in and of themselves.
5.) This argument always singles out white people with dreads… What about Hispanics? What about Asians? Are you arguing that they are a black thing, or that they are open to everyone but white people? Either way your argument is ethnocentric and racist, I am just trying to find out in what degree that is so.
Dreads are not a black thing, a white thing, a First Nation’s thing, a Middle Eastern thing, an Asian thing… But all of those people’s have had dreads. Why? Because dreads are natural, they happen to everyone (if you have ever had to brush a tangle out of your hair, it will dread on its own), they are spiritual, they connect us with nature, and yeah they look damn cool on everybody, but that isn’t the point.
Food: Pasta, rice, potatoes… I love carbs.
Book: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, or Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions
Song: Ripple by the Grateful Dead
Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
TV Show: The Simpsons, especially the first fifteen seasons.
Dream Job: Working as an activist, or a stay at home dad. :)
Tattoos: 2, the green dancing bear on my right leg, and a tree of life with the word Compassion written as part of the border.
Piercings: currently just my stretched ear lobes, have had septum and labret.
Reason Behind URL: I am Bear; I resemble a hobbit in my short and broad stature and wry large feet and hands.
Reason Behind Icon: its me, an old picture of me, but me nonetheless.
Don’t let them fool you, they aren’t so stupid that they don’t think someone can care about humans AND animals…Its just a clever rouse. The problem, I believe, lies that there is a problem out there that involves activism besides sitting behind a computer and blogging about stuff and signing 20 petitions a day. That a difference can be made by something as simple as changing your diet. And that you can save lives, not only of animals, but of people as well. Slaughterhouses are one of the most underpaid and dangerous industries, and they target illegal immigrants because they don’t report accidents. Vegetarianism/veganism can be just as much about human rights as it is about other animal’s right!
I realize the difficulty involved in changing the shopping list… And I realize having to actually do something, actively do something besides sit behind a computer screen, seems a daunting task.
I also realize that if this gets any notes at all, I will be getting many notes from people trying to justify their choices, or even the attempted humor of those who make jokes elluding to eating meat, or the ever-so-old and boring “PETA- People For the Eating of Tasty Animals” type posts. I want you to know, I give you all the same regard as you give your racist unintentionally offensive grandmother when she still uses the “N” word to refer to black people.
Ah yes the flawless mike wazowski look Just what I wanted
Leela, is that you?
Not trying to start anything, but I’m genuinely curious:
Why do so many Tumblrians seem to hate Macklemore so much?
"The last thing we need is heterosexual advocates!" said no gay person ever.
"Every time I see a white person who claims to believe in race equality, it makes me sick!" said no civil rights advocate ever.
"What the world needs if more men who think a woman’s place is in the kitchen and bedroom!" said no feminist ever.
If you are going to hate Macklemore, do it for the right reasons: Because all rap music is shit. Don’t hate him for being a heterosexual advocate of the LGBTQ society.
Then again, I am a heterosexual white male, so my opinion doesn’t matter. An advocate for LGBTQ or a member of Westboro Baptist Church, my opinion as a voting American citizen doesn’t matter, apparently.
BTW, I am an advocate of LGBTQ. I’m just not an advocate of DASJNOT (Dumb Ass Social Justice Nazis Of Tumblr).
We loved and accepted you as you were, Derpy! I’m sorry Hasbro didn’t feel the same. :(
Uh. Fuck you.
Hasbro did feel the same. It was THEIR FUCKING CHARACTER. You know who couldn’t accept change? All the whiny over protective soccer moms who called in just because the pony had a wall eye. Getting offended when they’re not even the ones who should be offended.
So next time someone says “OH HASBRO DIDN’T CARE ABOUT DURPIE BABABABA”, I’m gonna shove my foot so far down your ass, your breath will forever smell like shoe polish & dirty street.
Don’t you mean up their ass?