Elizabeth Catlett: Survivor (1983) Woodcut print
Elizabeth Catlett woodcuts are fucking perfect. She just gets the mark of a woodcut and her expressions are always on point. Check out some of her prints that are in color. Breathhhhh takkkkinng
one of my favorite things on the internet
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When grassroots Black activists speak honestly about racism at colleges across this country, we are not met with open arms by administrators and faculty. And most certainly our calendars are not full for the rest of the year let alone for the next three to five. When we speak, we are often met by the deaf ear of white denial. When Tim Wise speaks, he gets applause, standing ovations, awards and proclamations. The fact that schools can’t “hear” us when I and other people of color speak but will search out and roll out the red carpet for Wise is a statement to a kind of racism that doesn’t get discussed much – if at all – in our work. Despite all of the white anti-racist presentations given over the years at colleges and universities across the country, institutional racism at these schools remains intact. All the while, activists of color continue to be muffled and marginalized. Even in the ghetto of race discourse we remain tenants and never owners of an analysis that is ours to begin with. —
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I don’t have dyslexia myself, but in the event any of my followers do, I thought I’d share. Maybe it will help people.
We do not want a feminism that looks like a social worker behind a desk with concerned eyebrows. We want a feminism that stays up late at the kitchen table convincing us that we deserve better. We do not want a feminism that will put us up in a rundown state shelter for a short while until we’re ‘back on our feet.’ We want a feminism that will break back into our house we were just kicked out of and tell the landlord he’ll have hell to pay from a mob of angry bitches if he attempts eviction again. — “Anarcha-Feminists Take to the Streets”, Dangerous Spaces (via the-red-planet)
Severe Wanderlust: Blogs for People of Color -
All these blogs are run by PoC. And where made for PoC or specifically for ppl in their own respective communities but they are also good for other PoC to follow. Some of these are really informative. Please read all the blogs “About” and “FAQs”, go through the tags, etc. before…
YOU JUST GOT SERVED.
I have been watching this for the past ten minutes laughing hard enough for tears to come out.
LMFAO i would friggin die!!
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Off topic for this blog, but is anyone in maryland willing to take in a cat? He’s 8 months old and still.needs to be fixed + his first round of shots, his name is tali’zorah he responds to Tali, he’s one of the sweetest, cuddly cats I have ever known. He’s litter box trained and he gets along with small dogs and children. I’m not sure about other cats. If interested you can.contact me here or at loudblackramhey, so master adept and I are moving and we can’t take tali with us, I’m still searching for a no kill shelter or a cat rescue to take him, but at this point I’m getting desperate. Please help.
Disregard that note, tali’zorah still needs a home.
Someone please take the baby :(
Please, please help my baby.
How to be a safe space for trans* people -
- 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 necessary to present in a particular way for their pronoun.
- Avoid gendered language when talking to individuals: You might think slang like calling everyone “dude” or “girl” is playful and inoffensive, but many people feel uncomfortable with that language because it labels them with a gender they are not, or because it’s overly familiar. In addition, calling someone you perceive to be a woman pet names like “sweetie” can be very condescending. Calling a stranger “boy” has racist connotations if they are a person of color. This varies by region, but unless you know someone and how they would like to be referred to, don’t say it.
- Particularly avoid addressing strangers by “sir” or “miss: Saying “sir” or “miss” to be polite can easily misgender someone; “excuse me”, plus their name if you know it, can serve the same purpose in most situations. If you are going to be talking to that person longer, ask their pronoun.
- Use gender neutral language when talking to groups: Saying “ladies and gentlemen” is a start, but not everyone is a lady or a gentleman. Saying “everyone”, or referring to the audience by their roles (student, employee, parent, etc.) can substitute.
- If you do misgender someone, be graceful about it: Apologize briefly, use the correct pronoun, and continue. Don’t be long-winded, because that can draw attention to the mistake and rub it in. Don’t find excuses or argue.
- Allow people to use the bathroom they are comfortable with: You cannot tell somebody’s gender just by looking at them, and even if they identify as a particular gender, they may feel uneasy using that gender’s bathroom.
- Also have a gender neutral bathroomavailable for everyone’s use: Neutral bathrooms take the stress out of wondering if you are going to be harassed for taking care of a basic bodily function. But in order to be truly neutral, these bathrooms shouldn’t be segregated as “the transgender bathroom”. They should be freely available to anyone who needs them.
- Don’t allow sexist, transphobic, or homophobic jokes and comments: People may not mean these comments to be offensive, but they still hurt and make people feel like outsiders. Keep the space respectful of all genders and ways of presenting.
- Educate all people in the space on safe space rules: If you designate your space as safe, and then a guard starts telling someone they are in the wrong bathroom, or people are making rude comments about what they presume is in someone’s pants, your space is not safe for trans* people.
Does anyone have other rules, or comments to add?
Who are you? You don’t know? Don’t tell me Negro, that’s nothin.’
What were you before the white man named you a Negro? And where were you? And what did you have? What was yours? What language did you speak then? What was your name? It couldn’t have been Smith or Jones or Burch or Powell! That wasn’t your name. They don’t have those kinds of names where you and I came from.
NO! What was your name? And why don’t you now know what your name was then?! Where did it go? Where did you lose it? Who took it? And how did he take it? What tongue did you speak? How did the man take your tongue? Where is your history? How did the man wipe out your history? What did the man do to make you as dumb as you are right now? —
knowledge equals black power: fuckyeahcracker: Again, white people have been wrong about racism for... -
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…
From Corey Bulpitt’s graffiti as a part of Beat Nation in Toronto. #latergram
Ahaha #best. #ftp #police #prankcalls #raven #fuckthepolice #ha!