How to be a safe space for trans* people →
s-t-r-a-p: Never assume someone’s pronouns: Use neutral terms until you are told, or are able to ask for, someone’s pronouns. This applies to everyone — not just people you suspect are transgender or whose gender you are unsure of based on voice or appearance. You should be unsure of everyone’s pronouns until you know what to use, because not everyone can present as they’d like, or feels it...
Who are you? You don’t know? Don’t tell me Negro, that’s nothin.’ What were you...– Malcolm X Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_30NWhC09Rs (via disciplesofmalcolm)
knowledge equals black power: fuckyeahcracker:... →
fuckyeahcracker: Again, white people have been wrong about racism for the last more than a hundred years. Why would People of Color all of the sudden magically have no understanding of what racism is, and the majority of white people suddenly have all the wisdom and knowledge about…
Queer, Gifted & Black: Middlebury students stage... →
thepeoplesrecord: Submitted by Jay Saper May 19, 2013 On May 15, students at Middlebury College in Vermont staged a checkpoint outside their dining hall during the busiest meal of the year to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which led to the…
Things I want to tell people, that I wish people... →
wifwolf: You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25 You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large. You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep anyone’s love or good opinion of you. They didn’t love you or think very well of you to start with if they demand it. ...
we are the man of sun.: “Being The Default keeps... →
therecipe: “Being The Default keeps white Americans from being liberated because it denies them a specific identity by absorbing them into neutral blankness. This creates a lonely detachment from the rest of the world. Being The Default is the largest privilege granted to white Americans, yet it is so deeply entrenched it is the most invisible (we cannot see the edges of the atmosphere, but it...
Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings....– Angela Davis (via socialjusticewarriorgirl)
The fact that certain members of the oppressor class join the oppressed in their...– Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (via mehreenkasana) #Paulo Freire sums up white saviors (via cielito-lindo)
patrickandmarcus: studies show some shit black people been saying for 200 goddamn years
What does same-sex marriage do for homeless queer youth? What does it do for the...– (via iowaroots)
Impossible to fathom was that all this death had been incidental to the...– Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, Saidiya Hartman (via obscure-one) just finished this book last month. it is gorgeous and heartbreaking beyond belief. it is the memoir i have dreamt of reading but was afraid didnt exist. (via guerrillamamamedicine)
Calling race a “social construct” does not mean that the biological ancestry —...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via theatlantic)
Queer, Gifted & Black: zenjamaican: girljanitor:... →
zenjamaican: girljanitor: indica-tor: POC who live here in America: I realize you’re hurt by the ignorant words of “white people” who don’t know what they’re talking about, and I’m sorry. But I have a question for you. In this “land of the free”…aren’t you free? What are…
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s...– (via fuckyeahfatdykes)
immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans...– fabian romero- indigenous immigrant queer boi writer, facilitator and community organizer (via fabianromero)
I can name a place where gays weren't killed for...
inthenameofyeezusipray: jcoleknowsbest: girljanitor: inriri: dansphalluspalace: Pre-contact America. whoops. bloooooooooooooooooooooooooop! woahhh
To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen...– Peggy McIntosh “Individual acts can palliate, but cannot end, these problems.” (via passionmarionette)
exhales.: maarnayeri: People always call me cold.... →
maarnayeri: People always call me cold. I’m not really a cold person at all. But I have this thing where I need to clearly analyze who I am to someone and what they are to me, how far they’d extend courtesy, love, compassion and support in my times of struggle, what their politics consist…
If the first rule of a dysfunctional system is ‘Don’t talk about it,’ then our...– David Edwards, Burning All Illusions (via dishabillic)
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.– Paulo Coelho (via nepantlera-en-la-frontera)
Concerning “supportive space” in the academy, higher education depends upon the...– Joy James and Edmund T. Gordon. 2008. ‘Afterword: Activist Scholars or Radical Subjects?’ in Charles R. Hale, ed. Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship: 368. (via james-bliss)
It’s sort of like if you have two kids, and you give one of them a cookie and...– My friend on the subject of privileged groups claiming to be oppressed by steps taken to work towards equality of oppressed groups. (via nationofsluts) What’s funny is that that very young children do just this because of how they perceive units versus subunits. So, yeah, acting with the...