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alwaysbewoke:

Americans love myopia and general narrowness. Think of how great it would be if we could treat history like a buffet and just pick out nice parts? The chic tailoring of SS uniforms, the athleticism of Roman bloodsport, the loyalty of feudalism.

Unfortunately for the nostalgics, the Old South is synonymous with the Antebellum south, which in turn is synonymous with the slave economy. Bu-bu-but tradition! Sorry. Your tradition was someone else’s nightmare. Pining for those days, even if you’re too detached from national history to realize it, is pining for the comforts of whiteness when black people were property. You ignore it, you can romanticize it, and you can deny it, but you don’t get to pick and choose the portions of history that actually happened; the Old South is a soiled rag, too rank with national shame to be wrung out. Antebellum America cannot be redeemed for the sake of your wedding, fraternity mixer, or lifestyle website.

i’m glad someone wrote this. i’m sure it’s been written before but now i can share it because i’ve always thought this about all southern traditions but especially those that would glorify any “southern way.” it’s all racist bullshit.

i’ve always hated the southern bell troupe. in the movies, on tv shows, in books and etc. every time i encountered it, my skin crawled. when you know real american history you can’t look at that without knowing that underneath and hidden is the reality of brutal racism in forms of slavery, jim crow, discrimination and more. behind those nice looking southern homes were barns where africans were enslaved, beaten, raped and treated worse than animals. another reason i don’t fuck with the south and def don’t date any chick from the south.

of course in a white supremacist society, keeping traditions alive that were powered by the evil and brutal subjugation of another people is par for the course.





remyreaper:

amysfall:

we need a universal hand signal for “my parents don’t know about that”

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howling-rising-demon:

princess-dickhead:

delzdesigns:

Imagine having 2 dads, and then them divorcing and dating other men. Then you’d have 4 dads.

The amount of dad jokes…

"I’m hungry"
"Hi hungry, I’m dad."
"Hi dad, I’m dad too!"
"Hi dad too, I’m dad three."
"Hi dad three, I’m dad."

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Anonymous said: Damn you're beautiful. When does your birthday present need to arrive by?

>-> oh anon you don’t need to celebrate my birthday. By Christmas cookies instead. Ty though ^.^