Posted 1 month ago
Happy Juneteenth! (photo “Horn in the Corn” of Dr. Ron Myers by Bill Johnson, Greenwood, MS)

Happy Juneteenth! (photo “Horn in the Corn” of Dr. Ron Myers by Bill Johnson, Greenwood, MS)

Posted 5 months ago

nativnuance:

The 8 White Identities, by Barnor Hesse. Breaking down the white gaze.

(Source: until-i-can-be-quiet)

Posted 6 months ago

tastefullyoffensive:

Useful Children’s Books for People in Their Twenties [more] [collegehumor]

Previously: NSA Surveillance Children’s Books

Posted 6 months ago

thegregorythomas:

Valére Bernard

(Source: witchesofmars)

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago
blackhistoryalbum:

Langston Hughes and Dorothy West traveling to Russia, 1933

blackhistoryalbum:

Langston Hughes and Dorothy West traveling to Russia, 1933

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago

diasporicroots:

"Map of African politico-tribal units circa 1844 by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon"

This map shows how Africa may have looked like if it had not been colonized.

Have you ever wondered how Africa would have looked like if it had not been colonized by Europeans? The map below of African politico-tribal units circa 1844 by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon shows how Africa was in pre-colonial times.

For additional reading, check out Cyon’s presentation on the map and Rachel Strohm’s article on ‘The colonization counterfactual‘.

Posted 6 months ago
I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail (via ashesforjustice)
Posted 6 months ago

thoughtsfromiridessence:

thewierdbutnotinsane:

siddharthasmama:

iridessence:

parasiteprogram:

mirainomessenger:

becauseloveonlygrows:

boyprincessmanic:

TW: EXTREME RACISM AND SLURS

Alright you guys listen up. This is really REALLY important so just do me a solid here and take a minute to read this okay.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine named Whitney Mitchell became extremely sick and had to have both arms and legs amputated. She was given a 12% chance to live but she fought through it and she’s one of the bravest and most beautiful people I’ve ever met in my life.

Today, her mother sent me a message on Facebook saying that Whitney had been targeted by a website called Chimp Mania. I’d never heard of it, so I did some research, and at just a glance I was immediately disgusted. Just the RULES for the website are awful beyond words.

The forum thread for Whitney is mocking enough, calling her a “shefreak” and saying she “plans to knuckle drag again.” The comments say some pretty stomach-churning things, but I decided to leave a lot of them out. A lot of them were photoshopped pictures of Whitney from when she was in physical rehab, replacing her legs with things like fried chicken legs and a map of Niger. This is the only thread I even bothered looking at and I could barely stomach it.

There is a petition to get this website permanently deleted. I don’t know how much good it will do but it NEEDS signatures. It’s got barely any right now and I don’t want this blatant vomiting on human beings to continue.

Here’s a link to the petition: http://chn.ge/1dectHH

This bullshit has gone on long enough. The fact that it exists in the first place makes me sick to my stomach. Please take a moment to sign this petition.

NOT

ENOUGH 

NOTES

WHY ISN’T THIS AT OVER A MILLION NOTES??!

This website has been up and running for a long time. Much like stormfront it is a hate website, but this website targets individuals, and crosses any line of what should be considered “free speech” and is obviously hate speech. Please. This is too much. This person has gone through so much already. 

This is why when people complain on this site about black even TALKING about racism, and when they complain about white girl Starbucks jokes, I seethe.

This is what WE have to deal with, people creating entire websites dedicated to calling us animals. This is why I laugh at those Starbucks jokes, and literally give negative shits about people who say “well no one should make jokes about ANYONE” because clearly y’all never seem to find the people that run sites like the one mentioned above to call them out, otherwise they wouldn’t exist.

Do you know how this feels? Do you know how this fucking feels? Being viewed as subhuman? That sites like this exist? That they target disabled women of color for no other purpose than having the audacity to be born black in this world AND suffer from terminal illness?

I really don’t know what else to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I feel this shit in my bones.

Every single one of you that can had better sign this fucking petition, or unfollow me.

This made my ears hot. Wow. Whites cruelty and depravity knows no bound. This behavior is not human. Humanity is not supposed to be this sociopathic and evil.

Just saying that not all White people are like this. So check your mouth before blaming an entire race for actions of just a few.

No one said all white people so shut the absolute fuck up. The fact that you dedicated a reply to this focused on a response to this racial violence rather than the actual violence itself speaks volumes about you.