For the longest time, I thought “reversed racism” meant things like affirmative action. You know, concrete legal requirements, reversing the self perpetuating patterns that hold up the institution of racism?
And you think it means wha?
When a man tells me he doesn’t care about rape cultural because it doesn’t affect him, I swear they might as well tell me that I don’t matter in this world. How insignificant am I that my own brother doesn’t care that I, as a woman, have a fear of being raped? That I…
“This lovely lady name is Sunahala Registana and she is my new steampunk original character. I love the way it came out. I been planning to this style for a very long time and am happy it now a reality. The Jewelry is 100% created by me.”
Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities being denied access to the political process. … Race also matters because of persistent racial inequality in society — inequality that cannot be ignored and that has produced stark socioeconomic disparities. … In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.
(CHIBOK, Nigeria) — Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.
Boko Haram has been abducting some girls and young women in attacks on schools, villages and towns but last week’s mass kidnapping is unprecedented. The extremists use the young women as porters, cooks and sex slaves, according to Nigerian officials.
Boko Haram was on a rampage last week, staging four attacks in three days that began with a massive explosion during rush hour at a busy bus station Monday morning in Abuja, the capital in the center of the country, which killed at least 75 people and wounded 141.
Nigeria’s military and government had claimed to have the militants on the run and contained in a remote northeast corner on the border with Cameroon.
Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.
In 5th grade we were taught the difference between subjective thinking and objective thinking. We were taught that subjective thinking was relative and therefore unreliable. We were taught to objectify then evaluate. Disconnection through objectification.
Change your lifetime pattern of evaluation.
People are not objects. People are subjects.
Re-write the pattern.
Connect. Relate. Evaluate through connection.
Marc Lamont Hill lecture on ”Race, Politics, and the American Life.” Everyone’s been posting his meme with Bill O’Reilly but check out his work his book Beats,Rhymes,and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity is amazing and he just came out with collaboration book with Mumia Abu Jamal. He’s the next Cornel West. Seeing someone so young and balling so hard with this shit gets me so inspired to continue at school not matter how fed up I get and keep pushing myself intellectually and in my activism and know when to learn, step back and be humbled and to step assert myself and lend my voice.
There is no better example of racism in the 21st century, than the relationship of black people and access to healthy food. You know people think about racism as an individual act or prejudice or discrimination from one person to another, that’s not what it’s about. It’s about systems, it’s about structures, it’s about institutions; and the fact Black people live in neighborhoods where they can’t get access to healthy food choices and white people can get healthy food choices. That is classic textbook racism. You want to wipe out an entire generation of people when you wanna engage in the kind of 21st century genocide all you have to do is continue to do what we’re doing, which is deprive people of access to healthy food.
— Marc Lamont HIll, Soul Food Junkies dir. Byron Hurt (via goawaygora)
I hope people are aware that this is not a real image produced by the Black Panthers. It was created by the FBI as part of a coloring book made to look like the Black Panthers created it. They sent out several copies of this coloring book to several supporters (mostly the white ones) of the Black Panther Party hoping to put a damper on the growing number of supporters they amassed at the time.
This was part of the efforts carried out by the U.S. government to actively disrupt, infiltrate, and sometimes totally destroy political movements, which it continues to do to this day. Look up COINTELPRO; it’s all there.
If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.