pepper-soup:

maarnayeri:

I’ve seen more hollow think pieces about what Gal Gadot means to representation in a “feminist” lens with this role of Wonder Woman than anti colonial feminist critiques and commentary of Israeli apparatus and Palestinian women under IDF surveillance (precisely the work the likes of Gal Gadot pride themselves upon).

Mainstream feminism is a morally bankrupt institution. Nothing more than an agent and normalizer of neoliberal violence.

feminists- radical or liberal or whatever the fuck else they wanna call themselves to sounds special- whose energy is more concerned with if  buffy or Xena is a kickass woman, more concerned on defending sicko policies and women who create those policies rather than caring on a higher scale (not EQUAL scale) about the ways colonial policies destroy women’s and children’s lives are nothing but scum-stain on your bathroom floor, they are to me as dangerous as men and whites who enforce the status quo because these branches of women appear to be nice and polite and civil as a way to garner support & trust, all the while ignoring the most heinous things. 

when you consciously prefer to comment on superheroes and which lipstick is more empowering or which henious woman is wearin the latest outfit- you are no better than TV/radio/media whose main job is to sanitize the general population from what is happening in the real world

Anonymous said: Where do Afro Palestinians fit in with the struggle? They also face racism from other Palestinians and are often not considered Palestinian enough nor that they have the right to be in the land despite many of them being in the country since the Islamic conquest. What is their position and who is rallying for their rights?

ard-al-burtuqal:

First, Afro-Palestinian have always fitted in the Palestinian anti-colonial struggle for national liberation they participate in resistance and mobilizations against the occupation. The first Palestinian woman to organize a commando operation in “israel” was Fatima Bernawi and she is Afro-Palestinian.I don’t know where you got that Afro-Palestinians “don’t have the right to be on the land” they are indigenous to the land just as any Palestinian. I suggest you look at these links to resources i provided below to learn more about the community and their struggles and aspirations. 

Video: Ali Jiddah Afro-Palestinian activist from Jerusalem 

Afro-Jerusalmite Society: An Afro-Palestinian organization based in Jerusalem 

Article: Black, Proud and Palestinian

Photo Portraits: Portraits of Afro-Palestinians from Jerusalem and Jericho 

Articles about Afro-Palestinians in Gaza:

Here & Here 

Darg Team Palestinian Hip-Hop group group from Gaza that is made up of Afro-Palestinian members (The second article above talks about them)

Reema Morgan Afro-Palestinian singer from Gaza

The crisis of solidarity: Using ‘’their plight” to score political points by Budour Hassan 

This is a great article although Budour discusses Eritrean and South Sudani refugees in “israel” she also writes about Afro-Palestinians.

You can read about Fatima Bernawi here beginning on page 10:

Daughters of Palestine Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement by Amal Kawar

Article about Majed Abu Maraheel the first Palestinian to compete in the Olympics back in Atlanta in 1996 who is Afro-Palestinian.

heckyeahgnawa:

overflowing-bins:

I’ve been asked to take part in a dance concept video which pays respect to African heritage and cultures from different parts, and I’ve chosen to do gnaoua (or gnawa) from Morocco.

I’m researching the dance styles used in gnaoua music and it looks sooo similar house dance ahaha wtf. I wonder if House originates from Africa too?

Since house music was created by African-Americans, and much of our culture is West African in origin…it makes sense. They share that musical link in common. :)

(via maghrabiyya)

Anonymous said: Previous anon here. Thanks for that answer, I appreciate it. I agree, it is not my place to use the word or try to reclaim it and I won't be doing so. Will educate myself more on the govt's relationship with Amazigh people as well. Thanks again.

Welcome!

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Anonymous said: Hi, I'm trying to learn more about why the term Berber is a slur. I've lived in Morocco for a while and no one has ever asked me to stop using the word / this has never come up so honestly quite confused and want to understand... I live with a family who self-identifies as Berber / Tamazight, as do their friends & relatives, have met professors, shopkeepers, basically people from all walks of life who have never expressed discomfort towards the word. This is the first time I'm hearing of it.

Hi, I’m a Moroccan Amazigh person here.

I can assure you that there are many Indigenous Moroccans who express their discomfort with the word. It’s actually a word that is derived from the word ‘barbarian’ and is a name that was given to us by our colonizers, which should reflect their attitude and treatment towards us.

Non-indigenous Moroccans often use it because they are ignorant, or because they simply don’t care. ‘Berber’ is what the government know us as, and if you did some research on the Moroccan governments relationship with their indigenous people you would know why they don’t give a shit about what we’re okay with and not okay with.

I don’t mind or have a problem with fellow Amazigh folk using the word Berber, that’s called the power of reclaiming slurs.

Bottom line is, don’t use the word unless you yourself are Amazigh. It’s not difficult, and it’s not too much to ask.

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lily-pad123 said: LOL it was my French teacher. When she said it I just side eyed her. Didn't seem right and I just wanted confirmation that this white lady has no idea what's she's talking about.

she has’t a clue

lily-pad123 said: I'm from Ghana, and my best friend is from Nigeria. We constantly share jokes about our "African parents". Once, someone chose to interrupt us and tell us that by doing that, we were guilty of homogenization. I wanted to know if that was true.

thisisnotafrica:

no its not LMAO tell that fucking idiot to mind their own business, im so pissed off on your behalf, who are these fucking bafoons. tell them to shove their ‘african degree/international relations’ certificate up their arse

lol this still annoys me because you *know* its some dumbass who studied international relations or developmental studies or some crap to make them think they’ve any say on countries they’ve never even spent a holiday in. 

lily-pad123 said: I'm from Ghana, and my best friend is from Nigeria. We constantly share jokes about our "African parents". Once, someone chose to interrupt us and tell us that by doing that, we were guilty of homogenization. I wanted to know if that was true.

no its not LMAO tell that fucking idiot to mind their own business, im so pissed off on your behalf, who are these fucking bafoons. tell them to shove their ‘african degree/international relations’ certificate up their arse

Anonymous said: this blog is misinforming the masses. africans and so called "black" people or black americans are NOT the same people. black americans are the real jews that the bible speaks of, from the 12 tribes of israel. they fled into africa to try and escape captivity. when they were in africa, the africans sold them into slavery cause they knew the israelites (black people) were not the same people as them. even to this day africans don't consider themselves "black", and they're not. you're misinformed

you’re strange

Anonymous said: I'm a black American and I've been thinking about the label "African American."I started to feel uncomfortable using it, b/c some ppl from Africa say that we have no ties to Africa.I was reading a comment a white South African made who was mad he wasn't eligible for African American scholarships.He said, "I'm more African American than THEY are."I didn't know how to respond.I've heard several ppl say things like this though."White ppl in Africa are more African than YOU are." What do you think?

i think that’s utter purile bullshit, oppressors can never be africans, white people can never be africans and they are not ‘more african’ than you. you are the one who has ties to africa, not them.