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Sep 16, 2014 / 97,693 notes

Anonymous said: 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

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.

alexandraelle:

I wrote a piece called “The Battle” that’s in my new book. It talks about my depression and attempted suicide(s). it’s HARD to heal yourself and try and fight off demons at the same time. send your love and kindness to those struggling with depression and mental illness. I feel for humans who don’t make it through the darkness because I was once there myself. and I have to make a conscious effort not to go back there. we all don’t fight it and we all can’t beat it. have understanding and compassion for your neighbor. 
get help if you’re struggling: 1 (800) 273-8255
Sep 16, 2014 / 191 notes

alexandraelle:

I wrote a piece called “The Battle” that’s in my new book. It talks about my depression and attempted suicide(s). it’s HARD to heal yourself and try and fight off demons at the same time. send your love and kindness to those struggling with depression and mental illness. I feel for humans who don’t make it through the darkness because I was once there myself. and I have to make a conscious effort not to go back there. we all don’t fight it and we all can’t beat it. have understanding and compassion for your neighbor.
get help if you’re struggling: 1 (800) 273-8255

ubm:

SARTORIALIST | Torino, Milan
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ubm:

SARTORIALIST | Torino, Milan

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womensweardaily:

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2015
One always knows what to expect from Monique Lhuillier — a collection that makes women look beautiful — and her spring show delivered and then some. For More
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Sep 16, 2014 / 657 notes

womensweardaily:

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2015

One always knows what to expect from Monique Lhuillier — a collection that makes women look beautiful — and her spring show delivered and then some. For More

For all RTW Spring 2015

devoutfashion:

Anais Mali for Bloomingdale’s 100 Percent Fall 2014
Sep 16, 2014 / 79 notes

devoutfashion:

Anais Mali for Bloomingdale’s 100 Percent Fall 2014

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flymetothemoonbabe:

JUST PRESS PLAY & watch the gifs. shout out to everyone from Miami!

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i. am. D E A D . 

*starts wigging* 

poonanji:

see terms:
daddy issues
friend zoned
jail bait
Sep 16, 2014 / 242,197 notes

poonanji:

see terms:

  • daddy issues
  • friend zoned
  • jail bait

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Sep 16, 2014 / 196 notes
I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations.
Junot Diaz

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lostinurbanism:

1971-1972: North Carolina | Alex Harris
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theminimalisto:

Late summer evenings.
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theminimalisto:

Late summer evenings.

lostinurbanism:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81
Photograph by Edo Bertoglio
Sep 15, 2014 / 255 notes

lostinurbanism:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81

Photograph by Edo Bertoglio

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thechanelmuse:

Chrisette Michele performing an unplugged version of her record, “Better”

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