black and white

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black and white: two of my favorite shades to wear. sometimes i like to wear only black; it’s the shade i’m most comfortable in. it can be edgy, sleek, chic and unconventional, even menacing. black can be so many things, but it is always flattering on me, and it is always beautiful.

i also love to wear white. some people like to describe white as ‘clean’, for example: wearing all white creates a ‘clean’ look. i will refrain from describing white as clean because it assumes that the opposite is dirty, which it is not. black is not dirty, it is simply not white. undoubtedly, white is elegant, shining, and neat, but so is its black counterpart.

 

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but together? TOGETHER, black and white are striking. they work harmoniously together. so much so, that the combination becomes dapper and visually arresting.

clothing aside, i would love to see harmony between black and white people worldwide. i’d like to see black not demonized or only have white be seen solely as pure or clean.
the mike brown verdict was surely a sad one. i woke up yesterday morning crying tears of agony. there was pain in my heart; my mind could not comprehend why our lives are not valued the same as our white counterparts.

but today my hurt has turned into rage, and i choose to embrace this anger, not to run from it, or be ashamed of it. i also choose not to use my anger to burn he who angers me. because then my anger gets ugly.  i want people to see the beauty in how angry black people are, because it means change is coming. things can no longer remain the same.

our people cannot continue to be lynched and subjugated by a judicial system that continues to fail us. it is as simple as that. and either you stand with us or you stand against us. it is black and white.

top- ruby & jenna trousers - asos satchel - botkier jacket - vintage pumps - steven sunnies - karen walker jewelry - abc costume jewelry (on broadway)

top- ruby & jenna
trousers – asos
satchel – botkier
jacket – vintage
pumps – steven
sunnies – karen walker
jewelry – abc costume jewelry (on broadway)

featured song is ‘strange fruit’ by billie holiday. google the history behind it if you can.

 

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