true2myroots:

Powerful
Anonymous:
why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

thewayistare:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

you a bitch

kingjaffejoffer:

jacxkie:

DEAD

This is one of the greatest posts in tumblr history

Anonymous:
Do you "hate" all white people?

dynastylnoire:

black--lamb:

can i phone a friend?

*calling ancestors……*

they say “yes.”

black lamb for everything

bekkethatsall:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

brownglucose:

christel-thoughts:

luvyourselfsomeesteem:

That’s why black girls need to live how ever they want because you could be Jill Scott or you could be Rihanna niggas still gonna call you a hoe. You just a hoe to them the minute they look at you. You might as well be a happy hoe.

i’ve found my next tattoo.

"you might as well be a happy hoe"

amen to that.

yah damn right

imgoddamnpluckyremember:

bitchpisceswithaastroblog:

nopejuststop:

nopejuststop:

nopejuststop:

My baby called me and told me she is running for Vice President, and wanted to read me her speech.
I couldn’t be more proud of her.

So they had the election and she didn’t win, her little heart is so broken. It’s ok though, when she’s changing the world and becomes the president of this fucked up ass country she’ll look back on this. Win or lose I’m my baby’s biggest fan

Would you guys mind doing me a favor? I normally wouldn’t ask you all to do this but would you reblog this so I can show my sister? All of the notes will count as all the votes she didn’t get. I just want her to feel better and I think this would warm her little heart.

I would vote for this little cutie

You keep doing what you’re doing little lady. You’re going to make a difference in your world one day.