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“Ignorance is acceptable up to a point. For instance, when I was 12 years old my mom had to take me aside in the hippie store and explain to me why I, a 12-year-old white girl, could not wear a dashiki. But I was 12, I didn’t know what a dashiki was and I just thought it was a neat pattern. Now I understand. You don’t play dress-up with other people’s cultures to assert your own uniqueness and specialness.”

Avril Lavigne’s New Video Wins The Gold At The Cultural Appropriation Olympics By Robyn Pennacchia (x)

Posted 11 hours ago With 1,360 notes

thisisnotjapan:

Surprise surprise, it’s racist garbage. It’s like Frankenstine made an abomination out of katy perry, gwen stephani, and ke$ha. I really shouldn’t have to explain what’s wrong with it, but in the first 5 seconds we have:
Butchered the Japanese language
reduced Japanese people into props
bastardized Japanese street fashion
and made ourselves look like we’re trying WAY to hard to revitalize our careers. My guess at the thought process for this was “what do the kids like these days??? What’s that Japanese stuff called.. um.. kuhwaee? Yeah that’ll get us money! We can still keep pretending like Avril Lavigne is relevant to the younger generation!” 
Anyways it was a terrible failure and a really, really sad joke I hope I will never have to see again.

thisisnotjapan:

Surprise surprise, it’s racist garbage. It’s like Frankenstine made an abomination out of katy perry, gwen stephani, and ke$ha. I really shouldn’t have to explain what’s wrong with it, but in the first 5 seconds we have:

Butchered the Japanese language

reduced Japanese people into props

bastardized Japanese street fashion

and made ourselves look like we’re trying WAY to hard to revitalize our careers. My guess at the thought process for this was “what do the kids like these days??? What’s that Japanese stuff called.. um.. kuhwaee? Yeah that’ll get us money! We can still keep pretending like Avril Lavigne is relevant to the younger generation!” 

Anyways it was a terrible failure and a really, really sad joke I hope I will never have to see again.

lovethyhippie:

goals

swordofomens:

surfer-rosa3:

carlboygenius:

Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant

We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.

END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.

YEP.

And you forgot a big one: it is excellent at trapping carbon! Plants pull the carbon dioxide out of the air, turn the carbons into other compounds and release the oxygen, thus cooling the planet.

profkew:

Manisha Sinha, “The untold history beneath ‘12 Years’: NYC’s sordid history”

     If you’ve seen the movie, you might have thought that (Solomon) Northup’s experience of kidnapping and enslavement as a free black man in the north was a historical outlier. But it was far from unique.     New York City itself was a center of the shanghaiing of free blacks into slavery. A notorious gang known as the “black-birders,” in which some city policemen actively participated, at times with the connivance of local judicial authorities, regularly waylaid black men, women and children and sold them off to slavery in the antebellum period. Unlike Northup, some of them had no legal recourse, as they had been judicially remanded into slavery as suspected fugitive slaves.     Slavery — from the slaveholders, who lived off the unpaid labor of their slaves, down to criminals and slave-catchers rewarded handsomely for their efforts — was a very profitable business.     Indeed, the line between the recapture of fugitive slaves and the kidnapping of free blacks was often blurred. The first federal Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 made it so easy for any black person suspected of being a runaway to be remanded to slavery that it facilitated the kidnapping of northern free blacks. At a time when around 90% of the African-American population was enslaved legally in the United States, most black people were suspect.     Fugitive slaves resided in northern black communities, intermarrying with free blacks and making the lines between slavery and freedom for many African Americans even thinner.     Northern states would eventually react with personal liberty laws to guarantee procedural fairness to their black citizens in state courts and to punish the kidnapping of free African Americans into slavery. But these laws were overthrown by the draconian Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, demanded by southern slaveholders as their price for maintaining the union between the states.     That law encouraged a new spate of fugitive slave renditions and kidnappings, scaring thousands of African Americans into exile in Canada. Indeed, for much of the period before the Civil War, Canadian black settlements were a safe haven for runaway slaves as well as northern free blacks fleeing legal and popular persecution.

 Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/untold-history-beneath-12-years-article-1.1706946#ixzz2uousq5Zs (via profkew)

profkew:

Manisha Sinha, “The untold history beneath ‘12 Years’: NYC’s sordid history”

     If you’ve seen the movie, you might have thought that (Solomon) Northup’s experience of kidnapping and enslavement as a free black man in the north was a historical outlier. But it was far from unique.
     New York City itself was a center of the shanghaiing of free blacks into slavery. A notorious gang known as the “black-birders,” in which some city policemen actively participated, at times with the connivance of local judicial authorities, regularly waylaid black men, women and children and sold them off to slavery in the antebellum period. Unlike Northup, some of them had no legal recourse, as they had been judicially remanded into slavery as suspected fugitive slaves.
     Slavery — from the slaveholders, who lived off the unpaid labor of their slaves, down to criminals and slave-catchers rewarded handsomely for their efforts — was a very profitable business.
     Indeed, the line between the recapture of fugitive slaves and the kidnapping of free blacks was often blurred. The first federal Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 made it so easy for any black person suspected of being a runaway to be remanded to slavery that it facilitated the kidnapping of northern free blacks. At a time when around 90% of the African-American population was enslaved legally in the United States, most black people were suspect.
     Fugitive slaves resided in northern black communities, intermarrying with free blacks and making the lines between slavery and freedom for many African Americans even thinner.
     Northern states would eventually react with personal liberty laws to guarantee procedural fairness to their black citizens in state courts and to punish the kidnapping of free African Americans into slavery. But these laws were overthrown by the draconian Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, demanded by southern slaveholders as their price for maintaining the union between the states.
     That law encouraged a new spate of fugitive slave renditions and kidnappings, scaring thousands of African Americans into exile in Canada. Indeed, for much of the period before the Civil War, Canadian black settlements were a safe haven for runaway slaves as well as northern free blacks fleeing legal and popular persecution.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/untold-history-beneath-12-years-article-1.1706946#ixzz2uousq5Zs (via profkew)

“The United States of America did not save black people, black people saved the United States of America.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Other People’s Pathologies." The Atlantic. March 30, 2014. (via jalylah)

Real talk.

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PREACH!!!

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Word!

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Ta-Nehisi say that shit one mo time for the people in the back that’s hard of hearing

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NO LIE NO LIE!

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bitteroreo:

etdurango:

myhiphopmelody:

masteradept:

artistickacchi:

masteradept:

Sinbad & Nala - 1.01

Sinbad…it was a BBC show, that got pulled after one season. It was good, mostly PoC cast, and was cut down in it’s prime.

See, this is why I can’t trust anyone to give me quality POC programming. How are you gon hurt me like this?! (I’m still gonna watch these 12 episodes though.)

Watch it…I still need to finish it. I got bummed when I found out it was only 12 eps, that I dropped it at the 6th ep.

I wanna watch too!

artistickacchi masteradept and Rah no new shows… What are ya’ll doing to me?!?

I’m gonna watch this. And of course it’s cancelled, our shit always gets cancelled.

lust-in-her-eyes:

queenofsabah:

blasianxbri:

delamind:

asupermookinfiend:

versacetits:

me

Love them females

Ha

😳

Omgg is this a s/o to me ?

I’ll never stop reblogging this tbh.

lust-in-her-eyes:

queenofsabah:

blasianxbri:

delamind:

asupermookinfiend:

versacetits:

me

Love them females

Ha

😳

Omgg is this a s/o to me ?

I’ll never stop reblogging this tbh.

freshest-tittymilk:

Black sitcoms

im claiming the small victory that i can name them all~!

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.
Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
Show you care & Reblog.
always

tr-ibal:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.

Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water

After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.

Show you care & Reblog.

always

strugglingtobeheard:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US. 
Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.
The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.
While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,
There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 
Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

Rest in Power Mabel Williams! She was a great woman and honestly, I need to learn more about her.

strugglingtobeheard:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US.

Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.

The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.

While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,

There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 

Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

Rest in Power Mabel Williams! She was a great woman and honestly, I need to learn more about her.

sancophaleague:

#IfItAintWhiteItAintRight

I always find it interesting how the world will shit on African people while simultaneously stealing and mimicking African culture. 
 
They called Africans who stretched their earlobes “primitive” then proceeded to copy it.
 
Remember that “dreads” were seen as derogatory ?
Whites would call it dreadful, dirty, ugly ETC…

African women been carrying Babies on their back since for ever.
There was criticism for that now that got “baby carriers”

They used to make fun of African Women’s BIG LIPS and ASSES now EVERYBODY want a big lips and big asses. 

White people have been obsessed with Africans ever since we came in contact don’t ever forget that. So obsessed they had to get their hands on your continent.

Now we running around here ashamed of our own people and our own heritage like fools.

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#sancophaleague

#neverlovedus 

sancophaleague:

#IfItAintWhiteItAintRight

I always find it interesting how the world will shit on African people while simultaneously stealing and mimicking African culture. 
 
They called Africans who stretched their earlobes “primitive” then proceeded to copy it.
 
Remember that “dreads” were seen as derogatory ?
Whites would call it dreadful, dirty, ugly ETC…
African women been carrying Babies on their back since for ever.
There was criticism for that now that got “baby carriers”
They used to make fun of African Women’s BIG LIPS and ASSES now EVERYBODY want a big lips and big asses. 
White people have been obsessed with Africans ever since we came in contact don’t ever forget that. So obsessed they had to get their hands on your continent.
Now we running around here ashamed of our own people and our own heritage like fools.
Post made by @Solar_InnerG
#sancophaleague
#neverlovedus