23 4 / 2014

"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."

Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)

Preach. 

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Where is the lie? SCOUTS is an embarrassment.

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I adore her. Her colleagues on the other hand, not so much.

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I wonder what the other Obama appointee Elena Kagan had to say. We all know Clarence Thomas is an oreo cookie so we don’t have to ask about him.

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She recused herself from the case. Clarence Thomas is an embarrassment and disgrace. Of course he joined Scalia’s opinion.

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Why did she recuse herself — did she work for University of Michigan? Way to dodge the big decisions you were appointed to decide on. SMH.

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23 4 / 2014

fashion-runways:

Galia Lahav 2014 MoonStuck Collection

23 4 / 2014

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”
"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”
The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.
ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.
"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.
Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”

"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”

The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.

ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.

"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.

Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

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23 4 / 2014

sale-aholic:

olivia-p-grant:

sale-aholic:

coconikayla:

it amazes me how many people fail to realize this

Many folks, Black and White still do not get this. 

Or when people say they’re not African American, some ignorant black people say they’re racist and trying to disassociate.

If more people would just step out of their comfort zone, they would discover that Blacks are everywhere and that is a beautifull thing.

23 4 / 2014

lamusenoire:

Vogue Australia May 2014 | The Special Collector’s Cover | Naomi Campbell
Photography by Emma Summerton
Fashion Editor: Christine Centera
Hair: Lorenzo Barcella
Makeup: Alex Babsky

lamusenoire:

Vogue Australia May 2014 | The Special Collector’s Cover | Naomi Campbell

Photography by Emma Summerton

Fashion Editor: Christine Centera

Hair: Lorenzo Barcella

Makeup: Alex Babsky

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23 4 / 2014

sale-aholic:

loveniaimani:

Nicki Minaj attends ‘The other woman’ premiere

This new natural look that Nicki is going for is slaying!

Yes it is.

(Source: all-nickiminaj)

23 4 / 2014

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ saher dia f/w 2011-12

23 4 / 2014

Fashion Wonderland: Reem Acra resort 2013

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23 4 / 2014

peoplemag:

"I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."
-Lupita Nyong’o, about being named PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful cover star
Get a sneak peek at who else made the list!

peoplemag:

"I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."

-Lupita Nyong’o, about being named PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful cover star

Get a sneak peek at who else made the list!

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23 4 / 2014

An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Ezra Couture F/W 2013-14 Haute Couture