Brown Girls in the Rain

This blog is a safe space for women of color. We blog about racism and ignorance we ourselves have experienced and skin color related social issues happening elsewhere in the world.

The Tanning of America

I’ve recently watched a 4 part docu-series on Hip Hop’s influence on America called The Tanning of America. As a kid who grew up with hip hop the documentary really opened my eyes to a lot, and I enjoyed learning the history from its start until 2014. If you consider yourself a music lover or not I’d recommend the series to just about any and everybody.

Job Blues

So today, I  was reading the classifieds of my newspaper, and saw that an office in the plaza close to my house had been hiring. Seeing that the ad had been up for awhile, I thought it would be smart to call in and see if they were still hiring. The receptionist answered and she said yes, they were still hiring.

I then printed out my resume and cover letter, got ready and left to give my stuff in. But when I got to that office, the receptionist said that the position had been filled. I would like to mention that she wasn’t very nice at all. She interrupted me while I was speaking (when I was telling her why I was there). And it seemed like she couldn’t get me to leave fast enough.

So you guys are hiring when I ask over the phone, but you’re not when I show up the same day with my application in hand? 

I don’t get how you suddenly hired someone when you just said you were hiring not more than an hour ago.

Happy Easter!!!!

I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality.

Iggy Azalea

Me chief, you Indian. I speak, you listen.” - Iggy Azalea

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The white girl of my nightmares.

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Fun Fact

wittywino:

jas0nwaterfalls:

maybebeyoncewillbeouralways:

Referring to black women as “hoes” has it’s origins in the 19th century American practice of referring to slaves by the body parts or tools used for work. This practice is also why you’ll hear farm workers referred to as “hands”

wow

Damn, and here I was thinking it was the southern pronunciation of “whore”

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