"After high school you realize you were only friends with some people because you saw them five times a week."
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"This is where the endless laud and favor given to the beauty of a dark-skinned Black woman with short, kinky hair can make a difference. Just the act of seeing or reading about this universal praise can light a bulb in the head of a young kid already convinced light girls are the only girls worthy of his extra Nowalaters and Valentine’s Day cards.

In the last year, Lupita Nyong’o has been a slave, a flight attendant, a red carpet darling, a muse for Oprah, an inspiration for Black women and girls, a face of Lancome, and a subject of approximately 2,833,354 different Tumblr pages. She is not, however, Superwoman. There’s no possible way one person can reverse the centuries of history and context contributing to the colorism we face today, regardless of how many emoticons her new ‘dos induce.

But, she doesn’t have to be that to be a Black boy’s celebrity crush."
Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o (via ethiopienne)

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"What I know for sure is this: you are built not to shrink down to less - but to blossom into more."
Oprah Winfrey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"I learned that people can easily forget that others are human."
"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

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