the bad dominicana

porque soy terrible. afrolatina. culture clash. dominican republic meets nyc. ghetto/barrio nerd. raging mujercista.

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Posted on 20 August, 2014
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Posted on 20 August, 2014
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therealdjqualls:

fragileguy:

Music is my drug…

are these suppositories? 



lmao did they get these at “terrible bands’r’us”?

Posted on 20 August, 2014
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Posted on 20 August, 2014
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fuck you mlk didn't hate white people.
Anonymous

lordbape:

I said Martin Luther King said

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

and

Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

— Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail

and um he did so

Posted on 20 August, 2014
Reblogged from arrgashley  Source lordbape

you dont *have* to care. its never obligatory. but if you dont? accept the consequences.
youre not 5. im not gonna bear with your lack of fucking concern and then give you a lollipop anyway. even toddlers need to know about cause and effect.
but men and whites are raised to think you can be an asshole and still win.

Posted on 20 August, 2014

cognitive dissonance of bein dominican Pt. 5

did i tell yall about how the other day a black chick with silky loosely curled hair dropped in my mentions to tell me to stop speaking on blackness coz im not black, when my hair 5 times nappier than hers?

Posted on 20 August, 2014

"you just a nigga" bruh, im well aware. i live in the u.s. as a black person and am called the n-word by white people given the historical context. far be it from me to pretend i escape that.

Posted on 19 August, 2014

and lemme clarify somethin right the fuck now,
nunna yall holds the key to blackness nor the power to kick me or anybody out of the afrodiaspora, whether they selfhate or call themselves otherwise.
and no, i dont “include myself” in convos about being black, i am black, antiblackness affects me. you do not have a speshul club where i drop in to speak on things that are about people outside of me. no.
IM TALKING ABOUT MY OWN FUCKING LIFE.
and whether or not your bitch ass “accepts” me has shit to do with the fact i stay living black every day anyway.
you dont own convos on being black in a white supremacist world. and im black in the u.s. either way, so you dont own my own narrative here either.
bottom line, black is global and multifaceted. your fuckin opinions dont void that out.

Posted on 19 August, 2014

hate to break it to those of yall sayin “dont call it dominican, thats what euros called it”, but we dont actually know what tainos called our island either.
both quisqueya and ayiti come from euros interpretations and were perhaps used for some mountainous regions but no one really knows. and we have no way of knowing now.
some even speculate it was cibao.
i think its ok to accept that even taino terms we use now are basically just european placemarkers anyway and it doesnt mean we are defined by that. or that they were accurate.
so, call yourself quisqueyano then. but that mightve been about one lil part of the island. point is, we were stripped and robbed and cant know anymore. so dont beat yourself up about it.
maybe one day we can redefine and rename it ourselves again.

Posted on 19 August, 2014

people forget that self identification is identification of what you see yourself as, your context and knowledge you have aquired therein.
therefore you cant force people to identify as something they have no backdrop and inner dialogue for.
first you get people widely accessible information on their roots and history, then they decide for themselves what they call themselves.
yelling be x,y,z without helping parents and educators lay down ground work for themselves, much less their kids, isnt “closer to the goal”.
nobody is tryina hear strangers dictate their life on shit they dont have information on. hello.
in the meantime, if dominicans say they all chartreuse unicorns, does that erase their provenance or our place in the afrodiaspora and global imperialist landscape?
no.
will everyone acknowledging and respecting blackness do it? maybe. but last i checked you havent got that shit figured out any damn where.
and it didnt save us from bein enslaved and chained to the bottom of ships.

Posted on 19 August, 2014

my point of view changes day by day. i cant guarantee you i will see things the same way tomorrow once ive gained more information and situations and the world keep changing.
i cannot assure you what passed as ok today will be tolerable for me next week.
and i cannot tell you i will feel the same about anything or anyone for longer than right now.
i can care about you and then learn things that make me say “fuck it” and flip the care off like a switch.
my love is not unconditional. its conditional upon being loved and cared for too. that means if you dont act loving towards me, i will be done loving you.

Posted on 19 August, 2014

"Let me teach you black 101, bad hair is a derogatory term"
Says the 19 year old lil negress who just got on the natural hair bandwagon when i fuckin shaved my head and did a big chop almost a decade ago, which was years after i fucking figured that shit out too.

But teach me oh wise new negresses.

Teach me to be black the right way!

You was in diapers when i was a grown ass woman already with life figured out. Sit the fuck down.

This is the condescension im talkin about when it comes to dominicans. Im on race in the 900s and up, you think you teaching me remedial shit.
Gtfoh

Posted on 19 August, 2014

when I ask afro-dominican people if they are black or mixed with black, they usually answer "No! I'm dominican, I'm Hispanic". While Dominican is a nationality and Hispanic is a culture. Am I right or nah?
Anonymous

fuckyeahjennellujima:

bad-dominicana:

sharpestknifeinthedrawer:

kingpushatits:

checawhatfrannywho:

bad-dominicana:

wittysmittie:

convictstruth-s:

bad-dominicana:

youre asking the wrong questions. youre using nondominican context to define us and NOPE.
dominicans will say no to “black” but ive always been referred to in my country as morena or negra. both those terms to us equate to “person of darker skin and more afrodescendant features”.
im often described back home as morenita pelo malo. and no dominican will disagree. in our context that means afro haired woman of afro descent.

so stop. and stfu. we dont have to i.d. as anything comfy to you as outsider. we have our own context as per our language and history. you dont have to understand it. bye.

AMEN!

Y’all are black tho. But I’m sleep.

in which you miss the entire point and come back to pretending not calling afrodescendency by the same name as you means “we dont know”. so yes, you are sleep as fuck. go play “black police” at your own house.

Thank YOU. THANK YOU. I stay having to explain this……we aren’t just black so that’s not all we identify with. We ARE a mixed ppl. Of African decent and others.Stfu.

Ya niggas black. Deal with it. Thats like saying im not black im Jamaican. #imsleepthough

Reblogging for the last Hispanics are worse than Americans who are black when it comes to self hate “YOU’RE BLACK” (wanna own up to everything that made you except for your African abuela)

Your names “sharpest knife in the drawer” yet you cannot fucking read coz nobody anywhere said we arent black, and you also tried to compare american black people, who have visibility and black power movements, to latinamerican black people who are erased and suppressed and taught nothing about their ancestry. In other words, fuck you too and mind your ahistorical fuckshit business.
CORRECT TERM  IS  QUISQUEYANO / QUISQUEYANA NEVR4GET THE DOMINICAN WAS MADE BY A EUROPEAN, SAME EUROPEANS MOTHAFUCCAS THAT RAPED ALL OF OUR EXOTIC TAINAS , ARAWAK, AFRO/CUSHITE WOMEN

*grabs popcorn* but y’all claim being called pelo malo…bad hair? Dark with pelo MALO. I’ve been called morena and morenita linda but damn

Oh youre so new you dont know colonized black people use the terms good hair and bad hair? Youre so motherfuckin new you think i dont fucking know its derogatory? Youre literally just mad i said exactly wtf im called, and yes, they call me that. You mad at ME for sayin so, not at the fact thats a fuckin widespread term? Wtf you talkin bout “claiming” bad hair? Motherfucker, i shaved my fucking head with a razor and went natural almost a decade ago, before most of yall got on the bandwagon, but you gonna teach me black 101. You and your popcorn are dullards.

Posted on 19 August, 2014
Reblogged from fuckyeahjennellujima  Source bad-dominicana

when I ask afro-dominican people if they are black or mixed with black, they usually answer "No! I'm dominican, I'm Hispanic". While Dominican is a nationality and Hispanic is a culture. Am I right or nah?
Anonymous

vergible-woods:

bad-dominicana:

ceegypt:

kingpushatits:

sharpestknifeinthedrawer:

kingpushatits:

checawhatfrannywho:

bad-dominicana:

wittysmittie:

convictstruth-s:

bad-dominicana:

youre asking the wrong questions. youre using nondominican context to define us and NOPE.
dominicans will say no to “black” but ive always been referred to in my country as morena or negra. both those terms to us equate to “person of darker skin and more afrodescendant features”.
im often described back home as morenita pelo malo. and no dominican will disagree. in our context that means afro haired woman of afro descent.

so stop. and stfu. we dont have to i.d. as anything comfy to you as outsider. we have our own context as per our language and history. you dont have to understand it. bye.

AMEN!

Y’all are black tho. But I’m sleep.

in which you miss the entire point and come back to pretending not calling afrodescendency by the same name as you means “we dont know”. so yes, you are sleep as fuck. go play “black police” at your own house.

Thank YOU. THANK YOU. I stay having to explain this……we aren’t just black so that’s not all we identify with. We ARE a mixed ppl. Of African decent and others.Stfu.

Ya niggas black. Deal with it. Thats like saying im not black im Jamaican. #imsleepthough

Reblogging for the last Hispanics are worse than Americans who are black when it comes to self hate “YOU’RE BLACK” (wanna own up to everything that made you except for your African abuela)

Dead ass^^ like google morena, negra, and they’re fine with that but once u say black in English they feel like its such a negative word to be associated with. You could be lighter than them and they say they still not black . Like okay so what are you my nigga? Really tanned?

so basically, so if I say “you’re negra” right? Y’all will be like “yeah I am!” and it will be all good because I said it in y’all language/term not our own?

I’m just tryna learn outchea . I’m genuinely interested to know.

In other words, the original ask is basically “i constantly pester dominicans about their identity and get replies that dont fit my context BOO FUCKING HOO”. You all refuse to accept NOBODY here said we aint black. And your motherfuckin response is “teach me how to constantly pester and test dominicans with their own language” STOP FUCKING DISSECTING, TESTING AND PESTERING DOMINICAN STRANGERS 24/7 TO SATISFY YOUR FUCKIN CURIOSITY AND CONTEXT, LIKE YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO AND WE OWE YOU REVERANCE AND JUSTIFICATIONS. If you get slapped for it one of these days after your campaign of millions fuckin freely demanding justifications and dictacting strangers identity? Itll be your just comeuppance!

Hmph hmph! Hear ye hear ye all you NON-DOMINICAN NIGGAS. You trynna force us to claim the specific world black is the equivalent of me interrupting your chants of BLACK POWER with :: puts asshole glasses on::

ACTUALLY IT’S PRIETA POWER

IT’S MORENA POWER

IT’S NEGRA POWER

now you here thinking. ..All those words describe your african appearance…. theyre kiiinda like black as you know it, but not really, cause you don’t know the context of them so you’re like no BLACK POWER

AND I’M LIKE NO YOU MORENA THO BUT YOU MORENA THO

—-

like i HAVE to say i’m black cause yall in the US got enslaved by anglo saxons and use the english word black to describe the diaspora? i can’t use the spanish word morena, a word a lot of us understand and identify with, to describe you and the rest of the diaspora because youre english speaking ass doesn’t understand? YOU you in particular have to understand how i identify in order for me to be a true nigga or else idk im black? like put yourself other people’s shoes!

english colonized black people in the west do the same shit to brazilians, and people from africa, where you yell at us about how to identify like we don’t know wtf we are and look like and experience

the only reason i id as black in the american context is cause i grew up here and learned to but im a multicultural bitch through the good and the bad, so i know blackness read: NEGRITUD in more than one way. not everyone has the privilege.

Posted on 19 August, 2014
Reblogged from vergible-woods  Source bad-dominicana


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