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falloutboyonboy:

"that character isnt canonically poc"

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Posted 2 hours ago With 1,223 notes

eternallybeautifullyblack:

Photos: Survivors of North Carolina’s Eugenics Program
Photographs by Andy McMillan / Text by Maya Dusenbery

Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina sterilized more than 7,500 of its residents. Most were operated on without their consent, having been deemed “feebleminded” and unfit to reproduce by the state Eugenics Board. Eighty-five percent were women; about 40 percent were black or Native American. As many as 2,000 victims are thought to still be alive.  [Read more.]

See also Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington.

Group of teens at the mall, 3 white 1 black. The 1 white girl drops a nigga, I assume I hear wrong until the white boy drops a nigga. I'm like do y'all dumb bitches not see my big black ass? Just cause your little black friend is okay with this shit don't me you got a pass with us all. I can't abide these young black kids letting this shit go down. Plus, what kind of joy to white people draw from nigga, black folks don't say it to be cool, it's just word to us. Why do they like it so much?

@Anonymous

reverseracism:

White Entitlement

~Eon

Every time a white person casually drops nigga in front of any POC there’s a sparkle of happiness in their eyes; akin to a small child purposely misbehaving, and it only stops if a very disapproving “Excuse me?” or a “The Fuck YOU say?” is heard.

Posted 2 hours ago With 38 notes

winnememwintuvoice:

devitsa:

Hey, you should watch this if Native/Indigenous are of importance/interest to you. And if they aren’t of importance or interest to you then you’re probably a fuckin’ asshole.

This is our tribe, the Winnemem Wintu of Northern California.

We are not really a “Ghost Tribe”, since we are very much alive, despite Gold Rush murders, boarding schools, and the Shasta Dam, which flooded our beloved McCloud River homeland, wiped out our salmon runs, and stole our water.  We received none of the compensation promised in federal legislation.

Now the Water Mongers and Big Oil want to build the dam higher, and flood out more of our sacred sites, including the dance ground of our Coming of Age Ceremony.  Fresno US Representative Jim Costa (R) two weeks ago introduced a bill, co-signed by state Democratic congressmen, to raise Shasta Dam 18 feet higher.  The expected water will be used to feed the growing fracking industry in the Central Valley, as well as grow export crops in the desert and service massive housing developments in the desert.  This is all part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s “Brown Water Plan”, which includes destroying the California Delta with massive Twin Tunnels that could potentially draw off all of the Sacramento River’s fresh water, destroying the estuary, and the fish and other aquatic life that depend on it.

But we are not giving up.  We know it is our responsibility to continue to be Winnemem, to continue to sing for the Water, and protect the places that make us Winnemem.

We will not be drowned without a fight!

Please contact your congressperson and tell them that we are already the victims of uncorrected government injustice, and to vote NO on any plans to raise Shasta Dam.

fyeahcracker:

white people: don’t blame us for our ancestors! i’m not responsible for those white people or what they did just because we’re the same color!

same white people: look at all these inventions you poc wouldn’t have without white people! i didn’t invent any of it but i’ma take responsibility for these ancestors just based on being the same skin color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 3 hours ago With 2,805 notes

smashsurvey:

The fact that Coachella would choose ‘native aesthetics’ to co-opt and reproduce for the amusement of a largely white audience right on the doorstep of the Cabazon Indian Reservation just shows how little they consider NDN’s anything more than fiction or exotic history for the consumption of 20-something hipsters. 

Posted 3 hours ago With 1,307 notes

eccentricdandy:

mindofablackman:

obey-the-pack:

needlestosay:

Long live dark skinned aunt viv.

This screams black power

Let it keep screaming

YAAASSSSSSS

eccentricdandy:

mindofablackman:

obey-the-pack:

needlestosay:

Long live dark skinned aunt viv.

This screams black power

Let it keep screaming

YAAASSSSSSS

“White people are used to getting to raise our voices. We’re so used to being heard that the possibility that maybe our opinions don’t need to be heard, that maybe we shouldn’t even be talking, much less raising our voices, doesn’t even occur to us.

But people who are trying to have useful discussions about how race affects them don’t actually need to hear from us. Expressing our opinion about race will do absolutely nothing to change their experience of racism.”

Fellow white people, it’s time to pass the microphone (via brutereason)

Posted 3 hours ago With 148 notes

Speaking as a white girl living in a society that, for whatever reason, caters more to my race than yours, I would like to apologize on behalf of all the racist assholes in the world. You are beautiful and an amazing cosplayer. Don't let the jerks in the world tear you down. <3 :)

@cancerchild

msjayjustice:

This ask was intended to be kind and so I am responding with equal kindness. If anyone reading my response thinks that I am being mean or unfair, take a deep breath and read it again.

The reason society caters to white people more than black people or any other people, is because white people designed it to be that way. ‘whatever reason’ is white supremacy. White people explicitly invented the idea of ‘race’ to dehumanize black people and turn us into cattle that require no compensation for being worked to death. ‘Race’ was created to maximize profits for white people. The idea of ‘race’ comes from greed and greed alone.

Thank you for the compliments, but all of the racist comments I may hear and all of the racist treatment I may receive on a regular basis are so much bigger than me as an individual. Racism today is still used to reinforce the differences in status and wealth between our people, to widen the gaps between poverty and self sufficiency. To imprison and murder the innocent and allow the guilty to roam free to victimize others.

The racist jerks in the world are not tearing me down. They are regurgitating the racist ideals that they have been taught by their fathers before them. They are trying to tear down black people as a whole, to build up white people as the sole owners of beauty, intelligence and creativity. Whenever it is implied that someone is accomplished or doing well in spite of being black, THAT is why. 

I appreciate the sentiment behind your words, but your apology is unnecessary. It is very kind of you to reach out to others when you feel that they have been treated unjustly, but you can do more by spreading positivity and signal boosting worthy causes than you are accomplishing by attempting to apologize on behalf of all the racist people in the world. Take care.

Jay Justice

Posted 3 hours ago With 73 notes

“In Western Australia, minerals are being dug up from Aboriginal land and shipped to China for a profit of a billion dollars a week. In this, the richest, “booming” state, the prisons bulge with stricken Aboriginal people, including juveniles whose mothers stand at the prison gates, pleading for their release. The incarceration of black Australians here is eight times that of black South Africans during the last decade of apartheid.”

John Pilger, ‘Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia’  (via pyrexia)

Posted 3 hours ago With 629 notes

samiratastic:

gaanjibo:

Please spread the word.

ok, so i’ve had a few discussions about this today and I think a few people need to know how many times Kenyan authorities have tried done this.

*Note, Somalis are native to north-eastern and eastern Kenya, land given to Kenya by the British. cos white men can just draw our boarders and give land to who they please right

The Shifta War (1963–1967) was a secessionist conflict in which ethnic Somalis in the Northern Frontier District (NFD) of Kenya (a region that is and has historically been almost exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis[2][3][4]) attempted to join with their fellow Somalis in a Greater Somalia. The Kenyan government named the conflict “shifta”, after the Somali word for “bandit”, as part of a propaganda effort. The Kenyan counter-insurgency General Service Units forced civilians into "protected villages" (essentially concentration camps) as well as killing a large number of livestock kept by the pastoralist Somalis.”

The Wagalla massacre took place on 10 February 1984 at the Wagalla Airstrip. The facility is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) west of the district capital of Wajir in the North Eastern Province, a region primarily inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Kenyan troops had descended on the area to reportedly help diffuse clan-related conflict. However, according to eye-witness testimony, about 5,000 Somali men were then taken to an airstrip and prevented from accessing water and food for five days before being executed by Kenyan soldiers.

According to a commissioner with the The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya, a government oversight body that had been formed in response to the 2008 Kenyan post-election violence, the Wagalla massacre represents the worst human rights violation in Kenya’s history.

… For years the Kenyan government denied that a massacre had taken place and insisted that “only 57 people were killed in a security operation to disarm the [area’s] residents”. It was not until October 2000 that the government publicly acknowledged wrongdoing on the part of its security forces.”

The Garissa Massacre was a 1980 massacre of ethnic Somali residents by the Kenyan government in the Garissa District of the North Eastern Province, Kenya. The incident occurred when government forces, acting on the premise of flushing out a local gangster known as Abdi Madobe, set fire to a residential estate called Bulla Kartasi, killing people and raping women. They then forcefully interned the populace in a primary school for three days without food or water, resulting in over 3000 deaths. The Somali government, then led by Siad Barre, intervened by threatening that if such brutalities doesn’t come to an end, then the Somali Forces will overthrow the Nairobi regime and occupy the country. The Kenyan government therefore uplifted the curfew and set the people free.”

This is just from lack-of-info-wikipedia.

radicalrebellion:

white people want the Black Panthers to be as bad as the kkk cause they want to prove that whites can (and have) also been “victims” of racism. 

They can’t tell the difference between racism (kkk) and a community response to defend oneself against a racist society (Black Panthers). 

Posted 3 hours ago With 80 notes

nature-nymph:

shasana:

sancophaleague:

Recently I was in the shopping mall  and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s  hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying  “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really?  Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto?  Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….@hated_logic

You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.

THIS FOR ALL OF ETERNITY

nature-nymph:

shasana:

sancophaleague:

Recently I was in the shopping mall  and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s  hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying  “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really?  Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto?  Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….

@hated_logic

You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.

THIS FOR ALL OF ETERNITY