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Anonymous asked: true post true post but considering you looked at eloquence and intellect "twice as better" is v clumsy grammar


Answer:

If you scroll to my second page or bottom of the first (I can’t rightly remember), I explained why I chose the term “better” versus “well”. And thank you.

— 2 days ago
Anonymous asked: White privilege is having hair that grows 💁


Answer:

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Starting from the top left, we have Miss Kash Doll with her long flowing ponytail, Miss EClark and that lovely brown mane, and Miss Jess with her curly tresses. Now in the middle, we have Miss Courtney with her wavy thick hair and Miss Jess again with her hair now straightened! Look at Miss Chime in the right hand corner followed by Miss Toya, and the beautiful twins Miss Kelsey and Miss Kendra. All of these fully Black women have such long, healthy locks of hair. There’s wayyyyyyy more out there, but you get the point. By the way, I am also a fully Black woman with hair that is down my back and has clearly “grown”.

Please don’t be mad at us Beautiful Ebony Queens because of that thin mess you claim as hair on your scalp. We’ll keep our thick, voluminous hair that can grow with ease :-)

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And just because I’m so nice, I’ll slide this picture in here with White women that clearly have trouble growing their hair…but that’s not my business.

— 4 days ago with 294 notes
#pro black  #natural hair  #black girls with long hair  #white privilege  #black love  #black power 
lookupgethigh asked: Did your blog just get popular or nah lol i missed something


Answer:

Just a lil popular lol jk. I posted that “Being Black” thing and people have been messaging and responding like crazy, both good and bad. I didn’t expect all those notes though lol

— 1 week ago

gnarly:

I love it when people compliment my hair like thank you I grew it myself

(via so-personal)

— 1 week ago with 495557 notes

blackmanonthemoon:

The phrase “black on black crime” needs to go. 90% of all crime in America stays within a racial group yet only this one has a name.

(via dubbedu)

— 1 week ago with 4725 notes
bomptonkalifornia-ff:

momma-taye:

jocy022:

Omg❤️

I NEVER SAW THE SECOND PIC. It got better!!!

Yooooo.

bomptonkalifornia-ff:

momma-taye:

jocy022:

Omg❤️

I NEVER SAW THE SECOND PIC. It got better!!!

Yooooo.

— 1 week ago with 12401 notes
Being Black

emmett-trill:

saranghaeloveamor:

emmett-trill:

tryllvester:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

saranghaeloveamor:

Dress twice as better.

Speak twice as well.

Have twice as much intellect.

So we can still get half of what we deserve…

twice as better

Twice as better

You tried fam. Keep up the good fight tho

Let me just clarify that I am a journalism major in college. If the term better were used in an improper context, I would not have used it. Better sounds as if it’s improper, but the usage is indeed correct. I appreciate your analysis though; good looking out. tryllvester emmett-trill (couldn’t tag other guy)

I am working on a Masters in English, I’m telling you “twice as better” is wrong. You can’t use as+comparative adjective in a narrative form. Your sentence as a whole would be grammatically incorrect. 

Well is our base word, Better would be our comparative word. Most times, you are not to use as with a comparative adjective because as compares and it would defeat the purpose. But if comparing a comparison, it can be linguistically correct to use as + a comparative adjective.

If you claim to be good at something(i.e. I’m really good at [insert whatever]), I can claim to do it better (i.e. I’m better at [insert whatever]). But if you claim to do something twice as well, I can claim to do it twice as better (than the former statement of your well).

And as we both should know from our chosen fields, there are way too many loopholes and rules in the English language for there to be just one accurate way to say something. Would I write this in a narrative essay or say this in formal conversation? Absolutely not, because people are accustomed to hearing the term well for such a sentence as this. But is it technically correct based on the linguistic rules of English language? Yes. You’re not wrong, but I’m not wrong either. That’s all I’m saying.

— 1 week ago with 6007 notes
Being Black

jfsjoey:

saranghaeloveamor:

Dress twice as better.

Speak twice as well.

Have twice as much intellect.

So we can still get half of what we deserve…

Nigga stop bitching

Referring to your tags, most of us are quite successful on the general aspect but the validity of my statement remains the same.
— 1 week ago with 6007 notes
Being Black

emmett-trill:

tryllvester:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

saranghaeloveamor:

Dress twice as better.

Speak twice as well.

Have twice as much intellect.

So we can still get half of what we deserve…

twice as better

Twice as better

You tried fam. Keep up the good fight tho

Let me just clarify that I am a journalism major in college. If the term better were used in an improper context, I would not have used it. Better sounds as if it’s improper, but the usage is indeed correct. I appreciate your analysis though; good looking out. tryllvester emmett-trill (couldn’t tag other guy)

— 1 week ago with 6007 notes
Being Black

hellapoundcake:

saranghaeloveamor:

Dress twice as better.

Speak twice as well.

Have twice as much intellect.

So we can still get half of what we deserve…

I really don’t want to be the asshole to point out this grammar because I’m feeling the message, but….

No problem! I’ve gotten this comment quite a few times actually. That sentence is actually correct. It sounds improper, but better is used in the proper context for this particular sentence. I forgot what the technical rule for it is called but it’s somewhere out here on this world wide web.

— 1 week ago with 6007 notes

universecity88:

Black male doctors nothing more dangerous than educated black men

This picture truly made me smile.

(via myuniverse-myrules)

— 1 week ago with 14897 notes
Anonymous asked: Lol you argue and correct people in such a classy way. I salute you.


Answer:

Thank you! Such kind words…I salute you as well :)

— 1 week ago
Can you all stop perpetuating the lie that ALL Africans are poor? →

thisisntforselfishreasons:

saranghaeloveamor:

thisisntforselfishreasons:

saranghaeloveamor:

thisisntforselfishreasons:

saranghaeloveamor:

imageSOUTH AFRICA

imageNIGERIA

imageGHANA

imageMOROCCAN MALL

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And that ALL Americans are rich/middle class?

imageATLANTA, GEORGIA (UNITED STATES)

imageSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (UNITED STATES)

imageDETROIT, MICHIGAN (UNITED STATES)

imageL.A. COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (UNITED…

Whoever made this needs to get their locations/facts right. The last one isn’t even California. That’s the AT&T Building, locally known as “The Batman Building” in Nashville, Tennessee. Jesus Christ. You can even see the Titans Stadium in the corner. JESUS CHRIST GET YOUR SHIT RIGHT.

Calm down, love. All images acquired were courtesy of Google. Thank you for your prior knowledge on cities; it was very well needed but the message was the important part.

The messages are important. The images are important. Accuracy is important. All of it is important. Nashville, Tennessee; my city, my state. I’m sure there are images that perfectly depict homelessness and poverty in L.A. County, CA. The last one isn’t one of them and the post needs to be edited. The inaccuracy in one area lends inaccuracy to the entire post and, really, it isn’t hard to accurately represent homelessness and poverty in given areas.

You are absolutely correct, accuracy is important. I searched specific cities on Google and that picture is what popped up when I typed in L.A. County. I haven’t been to every city in America, so who’s to say I used accurate ones for the rest, to be honest. But it is much more beneficial to send the source a factual and respectful message on your analysis versus spazzing out over a picture that was unintentionally “inaccurate”. Hence I already have over 2,000 notes, it would be pointless in changing it but nevertheless, your analysis is appreciated.

To be honest, I’m not really sure why you’re putting inaccurate in quotation marks. The picture is wholly inaccurate. Neither those buildings nor those people are in or probably ever have been in L.A. 

If the plausibility of your entire post being invalid isn’t cause enough for you to question it or change it (even when faults have been pointed out), then I’m really wondering what’s the most important thing about the message you’re trying to send. Clearly, it isn’t accuracy and since you’ve been so kind to point how how many notes you’ve gotten, I’m going to assume it’s prevalence. Enjoy your notes.

Quotation marks are usually used to quote what someone says, in which I quoted you. I believe I stated that you’re correct about that one particular location. If that’s the case, please do verify if the rest of the cities/countries I posted are accurate locations just so you’re content with the post. Once again, it’s the message that’s the most important which is why I brought up the notes. Good day.

— 1 week ago with 2860 notes