Monday, February 28, 2011

"[Quotes]" by Zoe Saldana


When I go to the D.R., the press in Santo Domingo always asks, "¿Qué te consideras, dominicana o americana?" (What do you consider yourself, Dominican or American?) I don't understand it, and it's the same people asking the same question. So I say, time and time again, "Yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") [They go,] "Oh, no, tú eres trigueñita." ("Oh no, you are 'dark skinned'") I'm like, "No! Let's get it straight, yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.")


-ZOE SALDANA

I love that she gets that just because you speak a different language, does not seperate you from the rest of us. That somewhere down the line we are all cut from the same cloth.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Doll Test



The famous test performed by African American psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark. Shows the damage and self hate, that is still in present day. Oprah had did a show on this test years ago.

Use link
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-brown.html

Thursday, February 24, 2011