"The Cuban black was told he was black. The Dominican black was told he was Indian,” said Dominican historian Celsa Albert, who is black. “I am not Indian. That color does not exist. People used to tell me, ‘You are not black.’ If I am not black, then I guess there are no blacks anywhere, because I have curly hair and dark skin.”
Using the word Indian to describe dark-skinned people is an attempt to distance Dominicans from any African roots, Albert and other experts said. She noted that it’s not even historically accurate: The country’s Taino Indians were virtually annihilated in the 1500s, shortly after Spanish colonizers arrived.
Researchers say the de-emphasizing of race in the Dominican Republic dates to the 1700s, when the sugar plantation economy collapsed and many slaves were freed and rose up in society.” —
“Centerfold” ☼ The J. Geils Band (Freeze Frame, 1982)
Those soft and fuzzy sweaters, too magical to touch
Too see her in that negligée is really just too much
for someone who pretends to have no emotions whatsoever im really sensitive
MORE REAL TALK: Jeff Davis doesn’t get enough love for creating such an amazing LGBTQ character as Danny Mahealani. Like, seriously. He’s an openly Gay jock, who’s smart and computer savvy, and is not predatory, flamboyant, or loud about his sexuality. Danny Mahealani is a gift. Thank you Jeff.
but he puts this character in the background only to be used when it’s convenient
warning: oyasumi punpun is not a love story. oyasumi punpun is not a love story. oyasumi punpun is not a love story. oyasumi punpun is not a love story.
comparing yourself to aiko and punpun is like comparing yourself to romeo and juliet.
oyasumi punpun is about an abusive, psychologically manipulative relationship between a sociopath and his target.
if you find oyasumi punpun romantic please PLEASE look into the psychology behind it and PLEASE learn better. it is a dangerous thing and you should NEVER, EVER, idolize that kind of relationship.
Jane, Chuck & Cookie Monster
Awwww was she on Seasame Street?? I gotta see that