My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

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reverseracism:

myintrovertedmind:

« The Real Africa : Fight The Stereotype » by Thiri Mariah Boucher

P.R.E.A.C.H.

I personally love this.

Someone finally said it. People act like Africa is one big country with one race. 

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homotheologian said: I'm a gay frat boy and I'm in love with a guy from a different chapter...what do I do?!

willambelli:

I didn’t go to college. 

WILLAM

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Beautiful collection of straight boys interacting with a bisexual for hopefully the first time in their lives.

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fuckyeahfeminists:

truth.

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"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."

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linsdaylohan:

Rumored American Horror Story: Freak Show opening theme song

This is so creepy!

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