person: OMG YOU DIDN'T STUDY FOR THE TEST???!?!?!
person: BUT HOW ARE YOU GONNA PASS???
me: i'm not
"put ya tiddy in this ginger ale so i can take this picture…"
One of my mentors at Yale, the great anthropologist and art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, has documented that three of the most important words, and thus, concepts, brought to these (and other) shores via Africans are Cool, Funky, and Hip. My argument follows: you can no more separate Black from Cool than you can separate French cooking from France, or yoga from India. Cool has African roots, period. We, Black people, bring the aesthetic of Cool to the table of global culture, and should be recognized intellectually and economically for doing so.
|—||Rebecca Walker, author of Black Cool (via howtobeterrell)|
"Well, it sounds like there’s two biases, one on each side, and I go both ways."