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lilbijou:

lilbijou:

the statistic is NOT “1 in 3 native women will be raped in their lifetime”

the real statistic is “1 in 3 native women will be raped AT LEAST ONCE in their lifetime”

this is a very important distinction to make please make it known im serious. also its worth noting that 70% of our rapes are carried out by colombus’ crew aka white men. murders also happen more at the hands of white men. this is all important information and im pissed it was ignored in that photoset

obveously:

pizzatomb:

imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

moongate

this is a michael bay movie

the-goddamazon:

anarchamarxistdrowfeminism:

only white dudes care about the constitution who gives a fuck about the founding fathers i’ll turn the declaration of independence into a joint

Seriously. The “Founding Fathers” didn’t even like Black people.

jcoleknowsbest:

latinosexuality:

jcoleknowsbest:

invisibleblackunicorn:

mimicryisnotmastery:

blackbabesupremacy:

What happened in Puerto Rico

I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico

It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.

^^^ yeap… 

keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin. 

In Puerto Rico: oral birth control pills trials (with not full disclosure given to participants and some deaths during trials) more at PBS “The Puerto Rican Pill Trials" this also happened in Haiti

My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).

forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently. 

reblogging for info

r0lls-reus:

i-dont-speak-indian:

covenesque:

bapgeek2geekbap:

you can’t make fun of how black people talk one minute and then steal their slang the next, then claim they didn’t even make up the slang you stole.  

W H I T E N E S S

ALL NON BLACK PEOPLE DO THIS

like maybe not the claiming they invented it, but everything else yeah…

But honestly can we just be real for a second?

It’s not a black people thing, it’s a if you aren’t white people thing.

If Asian people speak english as a second language not using proper grammar all the time it’s something to laugh at.

But yet words get stolen from Asian languages, examples: 

  1. guru
  2. Feng shui 
  3. Ketchup 
  4. Tofu 
  5. nirvana

If latino people speak english as a second language not using proper grammar all the time it’s something to laugh at and call racial slurs (illegal immigrant etc.). Words stolen from Spanish:

1.breeze

2. chile

3. cigar

4. guerrilla

5.jerky

The thing I don’t get with black people is that it’s not even that English is not their first language *in reference to African Americans, black people can be Brazilian, Haitian, etc.* and yet they still speak improper grammar. Why? 

Like I get it, if english isn’t your first language and when you speak it assholes make fun of you. But then when many black people speak slang, knowing how they get treated, they do it anyway. Maybe it’s some cultural thing I don’t understand but I always wondered why they spoke the way they did knowing they would get targeted. I mean the rest of the POC try *are forced* to assimilate or get treated like subhumans, but not African Americans. 

But that’s not the main point. The main point is if you go anywhere in the United States speaking English in a non-white person accent/style you get made fun of. 

did you just make this about you, did you really do the ‘not //only// black people’ thing where black people start talking about their experiences and its suddenly real important to not let them have even a moment to themselves without acknowledging all other groups who experience similar //but not identical// oppressions at the hands of white hegemony

AND ALSO

at the same time, do the ‘your complaint isn’t even real anyways, black people aren’t a real culture, your oppressions are self inflicted, you don’t really have it that bad’ gaslighting nonsense where you say your personal experience of oppression trumps centuries of black marginalization

maybe this was intended as some really recursive ironic commentary but you are literally doing the thing op was talking about

cornerwhereicanhide:

acidandtender:

universalequalityisinevitable:

Jacque Fresco, from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.

This man fucking gets it.

This is so incredibly important.

soulbrotherv2:

8 Heartbreaking Cases Where Land Was Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence and Murder

By A. Moore 
In his 2007 documentary Banished, filmmaker Marco Williams examined four examples of primarily white communities violently rising up to force their African-American neighbors to flee town.
This became one of the techniques used to sabotage Black land ownership, a devastating trend in the 19th and 20th centuries that robbed Blacks of millions in generational wealth.
In 2001, results from an 18-month investigation of Black land loss in America were published by The Associated Press. It turned up 107 of these land takings, 57 of which were violent, the other cases involved trickery and legal manipulations. Here are eight of these heartbreaking stories.
[Continue reading article and the eight stories at Atlantic Blackstar.]

soulbrotherv2:

8 Heartbreaking Cases Where Land Was Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence and Murder

By A. Moore 

In his 2007 documentary Banished, filmmaker Marco Williams examined four examples of primarily white communities violently rising up to force their African-American neighbors to flee town.

This became one of the techniques used to sabotage Black land ownership, a devastating trend in the 19th and 20th centuries that robbed Blacks of millions in generational wealth.

In 2001, results from an 18-month investigation of Black land loss in America were published by The Associated Press. It turned up 107 of these land takings, 57 of which were violent, the other cases involved trickery and legal manipulations. Here are eight of these heartbreaking stories.

[Continue reading article and the eight stories at Atlantic Blackstar.]

Anonymous
asks:
I worry that there's no way for me as a white person who is trying to be more critical of whiteness to ever not be racially problematic, and that regardless of how accountable i try to be i will always feel as though i am marginalizing POC.

spookyfluffaloforbossofmybutt:

I mean maybe, but accountability is a process & not a destination, so.

speaking as a white person there is no cure, you just have to accept the bitter reality of inherited privilege, and realize that your personal best will never be good enough to undo centuries of colonialism and white supremacy

thehappiestdoughgirl:

whowasminein99:

this will be my child

#indigenouspeoplesday

the-goddamazon:

White folks really calling the flag ‘innocent’. Like…are you fucking kidding me.

Y’all can officially get the entire fuck out of my face.

Burn that fucking flag.

Cut it into strips and use it for whatever you need to use it for (toilet paper would be painful but I understand the defecation sentiment).

Like…as a veteran, America does not uphold the ideals it clings to, and if you’ve served and you can’t fucking SEE that shit based on using your fucking eyes and ears, then fuck right off.

And as a Black person, that flag doesn’t represent any type of justice or reciprocity that my folks have fought hard for. Black kids are getting gunned down and murdered by cops right now and all you can say is “burning an innocent flag won’t solve your problems”. Half of you don’t even realize that the flags were being burned upside down as a sign of American citizens in extreme distress. Ferguson is in extreme distress so please shut up.

Do you see how white folks will assign humanity to just about ANYTHING except Black AMERICAN CITIZENS BEING MURDERED IN THE STREETS?

That flag isn’t innocent, because it represents grand larceny and genocide. Like fuck that flag. That flag ain’t doing shit for anybody who really needs what it claims to represent so who the fuck is gonna fly that shit proudly when their son’s murderer walks away free and paid?

Burn. It.

Burn that shit.

beautone:

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beautone:

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