(Image description: Red poster with a quote from Eduardo Galeano: “I don’t believe in charity; I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so it’s humiliating. It goes from top to bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.”)
|—||Robert Wilkins, 1995 (via cocobaby23)|
“When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.” — Ghanaian Proverb
Ok son…lets go get em
A woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels, Mind Body and Spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life, increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her because of her sense of gratitude and abundance.
My response to a racist and ignorant post (top picture) that I saw on Facebook.
The following are all examples of peoples whose livelihoods were destroyed by European settlement or conquest. Most of these “neighborhoods” are discussed more in depth in the Racism: A History series that can be found for free on YouTube which was ironically done by the BBC.
*All the photos are captioned*
Well said, good sir.
Thank you @cannotfixstupid!
Picture captions for people viewing on mobile:
1. Dumbass picture I found on racist Facebook group.
2. Picture of the last full blooded Tasmanian family.
3. Pictures of women and children who were punished for the men in the families not meeting rubber quotas in Belgian occupied Congo Free State.
4. Picture of a woman who was made to walk the Trail of Tears.
5. A depiction of one of the many famines that ruined Indian communities when their agricultural systems were changed to grow cash crops for export to England.
It used to such a nice neighborhood until Becky Kayleeeeeigh Layson moved in with her wack ass violent children whom no one paid any mind too because they were white. Everyone always thought that the Jefferson’s and their kids, the only black people in the subdivision, were dangerous and violent…but their worlds were turned upside when Becky’s child, Lecky, pulled out a gun and shot two kids across the street from her. “How could this happen!?!” exclaimed their neighbor Mrs. Racio Profilelinson, “We live in such a good decent neighborhood, this isn’t the inner city!!” Naturally, the local police search the Jefferson’s house for evidence even though the family was on vacation in Germany at the time, but finding no evidence they dropped the search and instead blamed the deaths of those kids on the economy and Obama trying to control gun laws.
No one questioned what suburban living does to people and how it breeds killers
Not a damn thing changed
This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of The Atlantic which you can find here.
The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern pro-gun movement. In the battle over gun rights in America, both sides have distorted history and the law, and there’s no resolution in sight.
When I tell you white folks are trying to take over ALL our shit,
Including the language that they call us ‘ghetto’ and ‘ignorant’ for using?
And they sellin it on teeshirts like a white woman would come up with that phrasing.
AAVE is the same language they penalize us for using, denying us opportunities and resources, calling us ignorant,
But they put it on a shirt with a BLONDE bitch and SELL IT?
I feel kicked in the chest.
WHITE PPL YOU NEED TO STOP
This is why don’t no body fucking like you white people
but remember it is only really cultural appropriation if u wear ~ blue jeanz ~.
omg yall needa quit this is soo ridiculous
can sweet sue for this?
Bear in mind, the original is always imitated and since we’re the original human beings on this earth, that is, black people, we’re the most copied species in the world. Even current Western civilization is just a collection of previous, some even stolen, inventions of the colored world, only more advanced. It’s not like white people were the ones that laid down the foundations of a wide variety of principles like agriculture, architecture, sea-faring, weaving clothes, liturgy, writing, merchandising, science, astronomy, astrology, medicine, arts etc. Al these things were already in existence way before Europeans even entered the world stage. In this century, less has actually changed except for the fact that most products are manufactured, sold and controlled by big corporations. We invent great things that white people want to copy, steal and/or control. It has always been like that!