Friend: why don’t you go out more?

vizuallyill:

Me: too many black people getting killed accidentally on purpose.
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Unknown Artist: Haitian vodou flag, beads and sequins on fabric

Unknown Artist: Haitian vodou flag, beads and sequins on fabric

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tashabilities:

slimgoodymakeba:

onnaollie:

it’s truly amazing how some white women get so threatened when a black woman is shining. 

y’all say male egos are weak, but let’s try the ego of a white woman when a black woman is garnering a lot of positive attention. 

watch how suddenly they want the rules to change. gone is the solidarity that a woman’s body is her own, oh no, not for black women. now she needs to cover up and speak less.

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SAY THAT SHIT

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susiethemoderator:

susiethemoderator:

unapologetically-black:

Study finds: White children far more negative about interactions with different races than Black children.

Is anyone actually surprised though?

These are the children of the adults who were raised by the people who fought to keep Jim Crow alive. These children are being raised by the offspring of men and women who lynched black people for sitting on the wrong side of a restaurant; the very people who fought to keep segregation alive and killed Martin Luther King Jr.

So by all means, I doubt we needed a study to prove this fact true.

To add to the above argument:

Even if the child is raised in a household where race is NOT a topic of discussion the child will still pick up on Racial Micro Aggressions.

If you have never spoken ill of black men, yet you clutch your purse or lock your windows when one is around; your child will notice that and process “black men are dangerous”. If you discuss how you don’t like when people get tans and have darker skin your child will process “dark skin is ugly” and it doesn’t help that the mass media the child is watching also projects this notion that white is the standard of beauty and those who do not adhere are deemed ugly and unworthy. If you don’t associate with people of color or keep any relations short and brief?; your child will too.

Many parents fail to realize that their children are ALWAYS watching them, always. Just like baby ducks following their mama, a child follows it’s parents. It’s a survival tactic for a child to copy the adult and bring the caregivers characteristics into their own being.

You may think “oh he didn’t say anything” or “he’s playing he’s not listening to my conversation”; but he is. Which is why many people turn out like their parents or develop similar parenting styles.

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ouijubell:

shizukasmack:

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

This is awesome. 

YASSSSS!!!!

ouijubell:

shizukasmack:

tedikuma:

Another comic I started last night. This one is basically about what it was like being African American in high school, minus the supernatural transformation at the end.

This is awesome. 

YASSSSS!!!!

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http://marfmellow.com/post/72159622471/radicalrascality-marfmellow-stop-asking-poc

marfmellow:

margaritasandmusings:

marfmellow:

radicalrascality:

radicalrascality:

marfmellow:

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop…

So non-White people don’t have the ability to simultaneously educate and brainstorm? Answering questions is really so difficult, despite that it’s smarter to seek information from a primary source like someone going through it, that it occupies all the time and energy of the oppressed to the point that the surrounding conditions cannot be analyzed for solutions. And instead of asking so as to be proactive in dismantling privilege, the privileged should just chill out racking up an assortment of stats on non-White people and not worry about it until given the order to act.

why is the onus on non white folx to educate white folx - while simultaneously having to navigate the very systems of oppression that white folx benefit from? like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.

I don’t understand this pervasive “it’s not my job to educate you” attitude. I don’t think black ppl need to be walking encyclopedias, educating white ppl as we walk and breath and exist, BUT it’s silly to think that the vast majority of ppl will self educate themselves, when someone calls them out. Briefly explaining problematic behavior should be standard if you wanna call ppl out. Or don’t call ppl out.

again for you in the back 

like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.
ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!
Knowledge is power.
-M

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.

ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!

Knowledge is power.

-M

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sporebat:

steverogersorbust:

For those of you asking, I was Indian Captain America! I got lots of sweet compliments and people taking pics—was very worth all the effort!

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ratedmirr:

missjia:

via Marissa Sargeant on Facebook:
This is my 14 yr old son who was brutually tortured By 2 Tully town officers he was handcuff but they say he resisted arrest that yall tazzed him in his face …not only that they took him to lower bucks hospital with out his mother consent they broke his nose n both eyes were swollen shut these prejudice cops need a rude awakening any one know anyone that can help my son please help they took him to the police station n told me I could not come up there but as a mother who loves her child I did Go to the station they would not let me n at all they talked to me through the door I didn’t see my son for tree days n the cops says o he’s fine we ordered him pizza really? Any one who can help me get justice please comment I’m torn mad angry just can’t deal # HELP

everybody reblog this!! we gotta this on the news or something!! If you know someone or you think you know someone who cant help, please try to get the word out!! Police Brutality must be Stopped

ratedmirr:

missjia:

via Marissa Sargeant on Facebook:

This is my 14 yr old son who was brutually tortured By 2 Tully town officers he was handcuff but they say he resisted arrest that yall tazzed him in his face …not only that they took him to lower bucks hospital with out his mother consent they broke his nose n both eyes were swollen shut these prejudice cops need a rude awakening any one know anyone that can help my son please help they took him to the police station n told me I could not come up there but as a mother who loves her child I did Go to the station they would not let me n at all they talked to me through the door I didn’t see my son for tree days n the cops says o he’s fine we ordered him pizza really? Any one who can help me get justice please comment I’m torn mad angry just can’t deal # HELP

everybody reblog this!! we gotta this on the news or something!! If you know someone or you think you know someone who cant help, please try to get the word out!! Police Brutality must be Stopped

(via queenfeminist)

oreides:

zipfolder:

deprivedspirit:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I was extremely uncomfortable watching this. What the fuck, this is getting fucking ridiculous.. Why was no one helping him?!

swear to god serial killers need to stop killing innocent civilians and target these racists cops

btw, didnt realize this but around 2:44 you can hear the taser being turned on and the screaming immediately after is the innocent man being tased.

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