Whytney's World

Just a place where I can make observations and link to those observations.
Every now and then I have something to say and I just need to get it out. This will be that outlet.
I have a lot of interests and a lot of thoughts. My goal is to create a place where they can live.
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Me and my cousin at the park!

My early throw back Thursday. This is the first time I’ve seen this picture. Me and my dad.

Sitting in traffic on the the South-side if Chicago…


Dresses are so nice they’re just tubes of fabric you can throw on with very little effort and when you wear one and people are like “oh wow you dressed up you look really nice” but it’s like

ah yes my disguise is working. you think i cared this morning 

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every time I see this it gets reblogged

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Dear White People (2014) dir. Justin Simien

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Out. We had to be out. It was getting too close to seven o’clock. The ladies of the book club would be arriving soon. Children and husbands were never to be seen or heard. Preferably, we were to leave the house, only allowed to return late at night to tiptoe upstairs—out of sight, out of mind. If we stayed, we were relegated to an area of the house, usually upstairs, and not allowed to come down…

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I’m starting to understand the real failings of multi-cultural education growing up in K-12 schools. We gave everyone access to the “fun” parts of culture. Let’s sing the dreidel song! Now we understand the Jewish experience. Let’s talk about segregation. Wasn’t that wrong. Aren’t we glad it’s over? Let’s take turns reading parts of the “I Have a Dream” speech. We had access to the easy stuff without having to really examine the hard stuff. And we were giving easy access to things that aren’t “ours” and shouldn’t be “ours.” So you can’t just pick up the “fun” stuff and put it into your party theme or Facebook pictures. I’m using simple terms like fun because that’s how multiculturalism was given to us as children. And while it may have served a purpose at the time, it gave us too much access to claim things that aren’t ours.

I honestly, honestly think that is some of the reasons why the race parties are such a horrible fad on college campuses. They are carrying on what we did in elementary school. Let’s make culture a party! Everyone bring your cultural food and put on a costume! The racism is present and good percentage of the participants are really expressing deep rooted racism. But some truly don’t want to “understand why it’s wrong” when they are re-enacting what we used to do with culture in elementary schools. Culture was supposed to be fun. “I don’t understand why you are mad now? I thought culture was a party!” Party’s over kids. Put down the head-dress.
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I first bought my camera in October of 2011. Since then I have been trying to get with Lauren to take her photos; she was supposed to be my first model. Finally, on Sunday, I got a chance to take some shots of her during the intermission of a talent competition. We’re going to try and set something more official up in October. But until then, I’ll share these with you. I’m always trying to get better at my hobby.

Mini-shoot Sunday! I finally got a chance to take photos of my friend Lauren. I first bought my camera in October of 2011. Since then I have been trying to get with Lauren to take her photos; she was supposed to be my first model.


YOU DEMANDED IT! Check out the full-length official trailer for Dear White People before it hits theaters this weekend.