"Sometimes black women do not perform the self-disarming signals that other women do. It is common for women of other racial groups to weaken their speech with disclaimers—“I think …” or “I don’t mean to …”—or they may end a statement with the up-tone sound of a question. They may avoid looking the person to whom they are speaking directly in the eye. Often, black women do not do any of these things—I never had to learn to smile when I did not mean it—so black women are often perceived as “angry” when they are not. Communication researchers have documented the cultural differences in black and white speech and found that whites often misunderstand black speech patterns as conflictive."
Anonymous asked: My son (13 y.o.) just got suspended for the day for answering the question, “What did you learn in history this year?” with “No one’s pain is greater than the white man’s pain, and any attempt to prove otherwise will cause him to smite thee” on a test. So I’m taking him out for lunch and my husband is buying him a new video game for his PS3. :)
"Richard B. Nowakowski, a Milwaukee alderman, expressed outrage that federal money had been committed to support five birth control clinics in his city: “We will have ‘sexmobiles’ moving around the streets passing out birth control to whomever wants it—just like popcorn wagons."