Kanye West Talks About His Career and Album âYeezusâ
"Consider, for a more complex example, the well-known issues of the image of classical Greek antiquity or of tradition as a determinant of national identity. Studies such as Martin Bernal’s Black Athena and Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger’s The Invention of Tradition have accentuated the extraordinary influence of today’s anxieties and agendas on the pure (even purged) images we construct of a privileged, genealogically useful past, a past in which we exclude unwanted elements, vestiges, narratives. Thus, according to Bernal, whereas Greek civilization was known originally to have roots in Egyptian, Semitic, and various other southern and eastern cultures, it was redesigned as “Aryan” during the course of the nineteenth century, its Semitic and African roots either actively purged or hidden from view. Since Greek writers themselves openly acknowledged their culture’s hybrid past, European philologists acquired the ideological habit of passing over these embarrassing passages without comment, in the interests of Attic purity."
What Michelle Obama really said vs. What white media will claim she said
- MICHELLE OBAMA (Reality): You can have the mic, but I'm leaving.
- MICHELLE OBAMA (White media): The next muthafucka that say something while I'm talking is getting shot.
deliciousKaek: i'm going to start tagging certain things hetero fails with ankhs
for all the hetero black people with ankhs
who act like being black and LGBT is an oxymoron, a white mans persuasion, a plague upon the black community
who ignore the histories of sexual and gender diversity in African diasporic societies
who act as if being a queer or…