radbun:

radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

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“The exhibition in photographs of cruelties inflicted on those with darker complexions in exotic countries continues this offering, oblivious to the considerations that deter such displays of our own victims of violence; for the other, even when not an enemy, is regarded only as someone to be seen, not someone (like us) who also sees.”
— Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others, pg.72 (via bemusedbibliophile)

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opercursocomplexodeumamulher:

“I think white gay people feel cheated because they were born, in principle, in a society in which they were supposed to be safe. The anomaly of their sexuality puts them in danger, unexpectedly. Their reaction seems to me in direct proportion to their sense of feeling cheated of the advantages which accrue to white people in a white society. There’s an element, it has always seemed to me, of bewilderment and complaint. Now that may sound very harsh, but the gay world as such is no more prepared to accept black people than anywhere else in society.”

- — James Baldwin, in a 1984 interview with Richard Goldstein
(H/T InvisibleLad Tumblr).
Made with @instaquoteapp #instaquote

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androgynistic:

if it’s inaccessible to poor people it’s not radical 

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Q

harryhenry1 asked:

Wow, you've shown me so many examples of people of color in medieval art, that i'm suprised that even professers of history seem to deny the there were POC in medieval europe! My question though, is this: has there been any research done as to when this white-washing of medieval europe began?

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medievalpoc:

Actually, my next queued post addresses that in detail, particularly in regards to Art Education.

Quick-n-Dirty Version: it began during “The Enlightenment”, during colonization and the beginnings of chattel slavery. The idea of “White People” had just been invented, along with the idea of White supremacy. Basically, all the leading “scientific minds” directly benefited from genocide, kidnapping people an enslaving them, and stealing their land, resources, and skills.

And in order to justify this, it was very important to create this idea not just that “these people are in a subordinate position now”, it had to be retroactive. As in, “these people have never had any accomplishments, their culture is primitive, worthless, ugly, uninteresting, therefore whatever we do to them is okay/for their own good/helping them/better than leaving them to their own depravity” et cetera.

The amount of “science” devoted to proving that people of color were inherently inferior to white people was like…pretty much the ENTIRETY of “science” from the late 1700s to….well. 

For example:

This asshat got his degree from Harvard on the premise that “Hispanics have lower IQs than American Whites” IN 2009.

And coincidentally, Arizona banned “Ethnic Studies”, specifically a Mexican-American Studies Curriculum, upheld by a judge as “constitutional” in March. 2013.

And the consistent disenfranchisement of specifically Mestiz@  and other “not white” Mexican Americans has been documented by sociologist Richard Shingles, who says:

Shingles concludes it is an American problem brought on by the history of the nation’s oldest and largest Mexican American communities, a history that started with conquest and has excluded generations from the benefits of development. “Our past cannot be separated from our future.”


See how that works?

No past, no history, no context, just a huge group of people that are somehow “inherently inferior”, and coincidentally not historically f*cked over for hundreds of years. It’s about blaming the victims of racism for suffering from the results of racism.

That’s why they teach whitewashed history.

Never forget
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

Never forget
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

Never forget
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

Always remember
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.

— Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)

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singithigh:

"To all the women who silently made history"
singithigh:

"To all the women who silently made history"

singithigh:

"To all the women who silently made history"

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): On of the largest protest in Ferguson this month is going down tonight, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson and STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover

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luvyourmane:

Up & At ‘Em!

Happy Monday!

flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.
flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.
flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.
flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.
flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.
flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.

flikky:

creamsicles-r-delicious:

i n s p i r a t i o n a l

Oh my God watch the trailer old lady lesbians breaking each other out of nursing homes and running from the law and God I need to see this movie.

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sheinculcates:

caramelblackness:

flightlesslexxii:

Jeralean Talley is 115 years old 
the oldest living American
These are her hands when she was 113

I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…

honestly, all the knowledge to soak up from her.💞💞
sheinculcates:

caramelblackness:

flightlesslexxii:

Jeralean Talley is 115 years old 
the oldest living American
These are her hands when she was 113

I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…

honestly, all the knowledge to soak up from her.💞💞

sheinculcates:

caramelblackness:

flightlesslexxii:

Jeralean Talley is 115 years old 

the oldest living American

These are her hands when she was 113

I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…

honestly, all the knowledge to soak up from her.💞💞

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voodouqueen:

Honestly.. When PoC get to an age where they are able to deeply realize and internalize how intensely and directly racism affects them, as well as able to recognize the little racial microaggressions against them, it truly IS a traumatic experience. Its draining and depressing and painful and scarring. It can very easily make you lose the will to do anything or dream anything. And that is something that whites will never experience, thus never understand how deep this goes.

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