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elysium made it approximately three minutes before the little white boy living in a spanish mission was told by the mexican nun that he had a very special destiny

i like matt damon but this movie literally just started and i already wish it was about alice braga

black-american-queen:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

gradstudentnetwork:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built? 
This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger. 
 It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns? 
Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?

I’m from the south, as is most of my family. Most of the people I know who have confederate flags are blatantly racist and unashamed of it. Even up here in Washington state, if I see someone with a confederate flag, it often is apparent that they’re a) a wannabe “country” girl or boy, or b) a racist. I have yet to be wrong about it. I’m sure there are people to whom the flag is a symbol of heritage, however many people use it as a symbol of intolerance. The American flag is the sign of a country. The cross is a religious and historic symbol. The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t eve consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t even consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?
—These are the same people by the way, that the next minute will screech, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”. This flag isn’t about “rebellion”, rebellious from what? A country you want to keep all the gays and illegals out of? The country you blast “God Bless the USA” in your truck?
PFft. People who fly this flag are screaming its about rebellion from a country that they don’t want certain people to be part of.

black-american-queen:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

gradstudentnetwork:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built?

This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger.

It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns? 

Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?

I’m from the south, as is most of my family. Most of the people I know who have confederate flags are blatantly racist and unashamed of it. Even up here in Washington state, if I see someone with a confederate flag, it often is apparent that they’re a) a wannabe “country” girl or boy, or b) a racist. I have yet to be wrong about it. I’m sure there are people to whom the flag is a symbol of heritage, however many people use it as a symbol of intolerance. The American flag is the sign of a country. The cross is a religious and historic symbol. The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t eve consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t even consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

—These are the same people by the way, that the next minute will screech, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”. This flag isn’t about “rebellion”, rebellious from what? A country you want to keep all the gays and illegals out of? The country you blast “God Bless the USA” in your truck?

PFft. People who fly this flag are screaming its about rebellion from a country that they don’t want certain people to be part of.

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

slavocracy:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

fox news would have had a nightly show justifying slavery, fact

politicalsexkitten:

the-southern-dandy:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

Police are shit. I don’t think I’ve ever met a “good” cop (and I’m white)

Hey I’m clinically depressed, do you think I could get a settlement too if I pepper sprayed some kids?


was this the guy who got put in all the old paintings

politicalsexkitten:

the-southern-dandy:

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

Police are shit. I don’t think I’ve ever met a “good” cop (and I’m white)

Hey I’m clinically depressed, do you think I could get a settlement too if I pepper sprayed some kids?

was this the guy who got put in all the old paintings

Anonymous
asks:
the national guard is full of soldiers-- they're just following orders the cops are the ones to be mad at, they are choosing to do this, and the mayor and police chief are likely the ones giving those orders

dion-thesocialist:

"Just following orders" isn’t an excuse for anything.

oh are we doing the pretending the cops aren’t following orders and are all statistical outliers thing

okay

no

Aug. 29 11:28 pm

justice4mikebrown:

Critics generally don’t associate Black people with ideas. They see marginal people; they see just another story about Black folks. They regard the whole thing as sociologically interesting perhaps, but very parochial. There’s a notion out in the land that there are human beings one writes about, and then there are Black people or Indians or some other marginal group. If you write about the world from that point of view, somehow it is considered lesser. We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die.
Toni Morrison (via blackcontemporaryart)

beaucoupshade:

citylung:

orphanofearth:

"And then to treat my nation like we don’t know how to fight. We, the Lakota, who are responsible [for being] the first nation to ever militarily defeat the United States of America on the field of battle, and "Lawrence of the Plains” has to teach us how to fight??”

Russel Means on Costner’s Dances With Wolves (1990)

From the fantastic, Native-produced documentary Reel Injun 

and it is on Netflix

ahh yes! i’ve been waiting months to watch this

designbydiaspora:

kjbeeee:

theafrocentrics:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

………………..You guys this was literally just recomended to me on my dash

Tumblr go fuck a cactus are you fucking kidding me right now

If this ain’t the most blatantly racist shit I have ever seen…

for real for real, even if y’all don’t stop, that “european” look can be found across the beautiful diaspora of black people without eloping with white people, so…

^^^^^

oh jesus white supremacist tumblr is a god damn rabbit’s hole of awful nonsense

http://heavenlyaryans.tumblr.com/post/96017349419/toni-erin-lindsay-behind-the-scenes-of-the

JFC

My uncle is a cop and he is really nice.
A white person with a white uncle that is nice to them (a white person)
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that … and we all should be too.

The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery (via guerrillamamamedicine)

But y’all sleep tho

(via blacksupervillain)

i just wrote a paper on the alien and sedition acts and thomas jefferson and james madison opposed them not as a federalist abuse of censorship power (the sedition act) but as risking transferring authority over non-citizen persons from states to the federal government, to include aliens but also slaves (the alien act). the threat was that if the federal government had national jurisdiction they could nationally mandate abolition of slavery. jefferson was //so against this// that he outlined a legal argument allowing dissolution of the union should opposition to the acts not get them repealed. thankfully, i guess, adams was such a cock that his administration’s abuse of the sedition act to only target their political rivals turned puboic opinion and the historical record.

the tldr of this is that thomas jefferson in 1798 worked out a state’s rights based legal justification for the secession of the confederacy, and if adams had been just a little more popular, the civil war might have happened sixty years earlier.

also, washington was pissing himself about an illuminati led french conspiracy to undermine the us and steal the colonies, hence his vociferous support for the alien and sedition acts.

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson