pretty-brown-thing:

Last night, girls of color around the nation had the opportunity to watch Serena Williams battle 18-year-old Taylor Townsend in round one of the U.S. Open. What an awesome moment—we love watching African-American women take the athletic world by storm, particularly in sports where we are traditionally underrepresented. We’re rooting for Serena as she continues her pursuit for a third consecutive U.S. Open title and can’t wait to see what’s next for the teenage phenomenon Taylor! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1vnJgnz

pretty-brown-thing:

Last night, girls of color around the nation had the opportunity to watch Serena Williams battle 18-year-old Taylor Townsend in round one of the U.S. Open. What an awesome moment—we love watching African-American women take the athletic world by storm, particularly in sports where we are traditionally underrepresented. We’re rooting for Serena as she continues her pursuit for a third consecutive U.S. Open title and can’t wait to see what’s next for the teenage phenomenon Taylor! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1vnJgnz

slimydad:

i hate old crusty ass adults who are like “how can you love someone youve never met or touched” shut up you dont know how to open new tabs in your internet browser

micdotcom:

15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom