Anonymous asked: Colored rights??? While Im not one of those folks asking about that, you don't call people of colour 'coloured people'. That's not only an outdated term, it can be read as derogatory seeing as it was used prominently during a time of exclusion and even more volatile racial situations.
This is what I mean by nitpicking. Let’s not say the word ‘the’- Hitler said it once!
Disregard that last post they’re not a waste of potential they’re just a waste throw it out throw it out throw it out
oh my god
this absolutely has to be a troll blog
nobody is actually this much of a tupping bonehead
EUROPEANS TAUGHT FOR CENTURIES that Africa had no written history, literature or philosophy (claiming Egypt was other than African). When roughly 1 MILLION manuscripts were found in Timbuktu/Mali covering , according to Reuters “all the fields of human knowledge: law, the sciences, medicine,” IT DID NOT MAKE MAINSTREAM NEWS as did the lies taught by Europeans concerning Africa
Someone asked me to somehow “verify” that this story is real.
Of course it’s real! The PROBLEM with the coverage regarding these manuscripts is that they’re constantly portrayed as being in “danger” because many of them are still in the possession of Malian descendants. About 700,000 have been cataloged so far, and they have had to be moved in part because apparently extremist groups have tried to firebomb them. Many others are still in the possession of the families they have been passed down in.
Many of these collected manuscripts are being housed in exile, but mold and humidity have been a constant threat. They have been raising funds to try and preserve these manuscripts-you can read more about the project to house and protect them here.
A bit of the history of these manuscripts from National Geographic:
These sacred manuscripts covered an array of subjects: astronomy, medicine, mathematics, chemistry, judicial law, government, and Islamic conflict resolution. Islamic study during this period of human history, when the intellectual evolution had stalled in the rest of Europe was growing, evolving, and breaking new ground in the fields of science, mathematics, astronomy, law, and philosophy within the Muslim world.
By the 1300s the “Ambassadors of Peace” centered around the University of Timbuktu created roving scholastic campuses and religious schools of learning that traveled between the cities of Timbuktu, Gao, and Djénné, helping to serve as a model of peaceful governance throughout an often conflict-riddled tribal region.
At its peak, over 25,000 students attended the University of Timbuktu.
By the beginning of the 1600s with the Moroccan invasions from the north, however, the scholars of Timbuktu began to slowly drift away and study elsewhere. As a result, the city’s sacred manuscripts began to fall into disrepair. While Islamic teachings there continued for another 300 years, the biggest decline in scholastic study occurred with the French colonization of present-day Mali in the late 1890s.
So yeah, basically the story of this collection’s source more or less ends with “…but unfortunately, colonialism”, as do most of the great cities of Africa, the Americas, and some parts of Asia.
Also, as an additional consideration:
With the pressures of poverty, a series of droughts, and a tribal Tureg rebellion in Mali that lasted over ten years, the manuscripts continue to disappear into the black market, where they are illegally sold to private and university collections in Europe and the United States.
Notice where the blame is placed here via language use: on the people in poverty forced to sell their treasures, as opposed to the Universities in Europe and the U.S. buying them.
It’s really just another face of Neocolonialism.
old white folks get really mad when you say that the colonists/pilgrims didn’t actually have to wipe anyone out to make room, that probably they coulda coexisted w indigenous nations pretty happily if they’d gotten their eurocentric heads outta their asses and been fuckin polite for once
i cant believe mom’s marrying this dude
Anonymous asked: yeah i don't like the history of thanksgiving either but i always have a dinner, meal, outing, event, etc. on thanksgiving because it's one of the few days in the year where it's socially acceptable to spend time with family, friends, loved ones without your employer raising an eyebrow and giving you shit for it.
see, my family has never really Done thanksgiving before, its not a priority to us unlike christmas/yule, which is our Big Family Deal
idk why everyone wanted one this year out of th eblue, im glad the weathers been bad enough it got called off
not lookin forward to tomorrow all the same, moms bf is very old school flag-waving “AMERICA IS THE BEST!!!!” and kind of a dick about his family’s whole history of actively hunting down and killing native folks like literal animals up until it became Socially Unacceptable To Do So so its just gonna be like
i s2g if he brings up the indian ladder falls story again im gonna punch him in the last fucking teeth he has
i admit my family history isnt much better but at least i have the goddamn decency to be ashamed of that shit instead of parading it around like a badge of fucking honor
Lily Allen’s Anti Black Feminism (via alittlelateforalot)
From Lorde to Macklemore, it’s a sentiment that’s galling for its popularity: white artists need to stop using the wealth signifiers of rap music to gesture at their self-important “anti-consumerism.” What Allen misses as she washes rims in a kitchen decorated only with bottles of champagne is that it’s not anti-consumerism when it only targets one type of consumer.
Rap owns a unique history soundtracking the triumph of financial success in a country that long barred black Americans from that success. It shouldn’t be an opportunity for white artists to wax superior. Beyond poor taste, it’s the myopia of latent racism that’s more anxious about gold chains on a rapper than an Armani tie on a hedge fund analyst.
Similarly, Lily Allen’s response to sexist industry demands for thinness becomes entirely ineffectual when it lashes out against women who succeed despite those demands. Allen is not savily critiquing the world of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus, she’s resentfully bemoaning not getting to enjoy the same success.
“Hard Out Here” is the opposite of Mileywave. Instead of using black women as props to further her career, Allen blames them for its stagnation. In full-sleeved dresses Allen mocks her inability to twerk amidst women of color in body suits who launch into exaggerated dance moves, licking their hands and then rubbing their crotch. Her older white male manager tries to get to her to mimic them. Meanwhile she sings, “Don’t need to shake my ass for you/‘Cause I’ve got a brain.” Cut to black women shaking their ass, so much for sisterly solidarity.
The town of Wilcannia, in New South Wales, is twice distinguished. It is a winner of a national Tidy Town award, and its Indigenous people have one of the lowest recorded life expectancies. They are usually dead by the age of 35. There is a government funded literacy programme for them, the very same that is held for among the poorest children of Africa. According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, Australia is the richest place on Earth. Politicians in Canberra are among the wealthiest citizens. Their self-endowment is legendary. Last year the then minister for Indigenous affairs, Jenny Macklin, refurbished her office at a cost to the taxpayer of $331,144. Macklin recently claimed that in government she had made a “huge difference”. This is true. During her tenure, the number of Aboriginal people living in slums increased by almost a third, and more than half the money spent on Indigenous housing was pocketed by white contractors and a bureaucracy for which she was largely responsible. A typical, dilapidated house in an outback Indigenous community must accommodate as many as 25 people. Families, the elderly and disabled people wait years for sanitation that works.
… the key operative word: white. The point being made is that many of initiatives in indigenous areas employ white people not aboriginal people.
One manager at the apartment complex where I worked while in college told me, repeatedly, that she knew I was “Okay” because my little Nissan was clean. That I had worn a Jones of New York suit to the interview really sealed the deal. She could call the suit by name because she asked me about the label in the interview. Another hiring manager at my first professional job looked me up and down in the waiting room, cataloging my outfit, and later told me that she had decided I was too classy to be on the call center floor. I was hired as a trainer instead. The difference meant no shift work, greater prestige, better pay and a baseline salary for all my future employment.
I have about a half dozen other stories like this. What is remarkable is not that this happened. There is empirical evidence that women and people of color are judged by appearances differently and more harshly than are white men. What is remarkable is that these gatekeepers told me the story. They wanted me to know how I had properly signaled that I was not a typical black or a typical woman, two identities that in combination are almost always conflated with being poor.
More snippets from this article about why people in poverty buy expensive products that they “can’t afford”. When it comes to upward mobility and standards of living, being able to own and wear status markers makes a HUGE difference.
Early this morning my friends housing unit up at Lehigh University was tagged with racist graffiti and egged. It was targeted because of it being the Multicultural house on campus.
those racists have very poor handwritting
im really glad i decided not to try for lehigh, esp now that im seein this
excluding a race because of your Eurocentric preferences is racist, get your head out of capt crunch ass
How is it racist having a preference for Europeans?
Even if it was racist, there’s nothing wrong with racism. I can’t find anyone who isn’t white attractive. There’s nothing wrong with that.
"there’s nothing wrong with racism"
hey y’all I’m gonna be busy the rest of the afternoon I just gotta douse the entire planet in gasoline real quick. also does anyone have a lighter I can borrow
it gets worse
oh she says she’s a nice person I guess we gotta all go home now
"I’m 16 and have therefore probably never held a job but let me tell you about what it means to hold a job"
I’m pretty sure you’re just deliberately contradicting yourself at this point
"I don’t need those rights so no one needs ‘em"
I’d rather not
sociology literally didn’t exist until tumblr
damn, the popular text posts have stopped working. the feminist cult relies on those text posts!!!
I don’t even know how to write a funny reply to this. I’m lost for words.
did you know: scientologists also believe that large portions of recent history were completely fabricated for political, social or financial gain:
In an attempt to solve his overpopulation issue, Xenu placed several billion of his citizens onto DC 8 planes in refrigerators and sent the planes to the planet Teegeeack (now known as Earth). Hubbard stated that Xenu told the subjects that they were being transported there for tax auditing. When they arrived on Teegeeack, hydrogen bombs were detonated inside volcanoes, killing the aliens. After their deaths, their thetans were captured and brought to Hawaii and the Canary Islands, where Xenu’s priests and psychiatrists brainwashed them.[a] These instructors lectured on invented ideas, such as the myth of Jesus, to deceive thetans about their nature.
the best thing about this is blurred lines on autoplay
christ on a cracker people like this actually exist and it makes me want to commit cannibalism
Can I have him?
this is racist as hell
Idk who this man is or if he even is part Indian, but maybe he is and he’s actually in touch with the culture. I mean, my best friend is 1/4 Indian, and she appears to be the whitest girl I know, so you can’t judge based solely on complexion. So, maybe don’t judge so harshly and assume about people using that attire as a fashion statement? I know nothing about the guy and I’m not making an assumption one way or another. I think the composition of the photograph is quite nice and his profile is very strong. ^_^
are you fucking kidding me with this shit right now
so like whether he has or hasn’t native american ancestry isn’t it inappropriate/disrespectful to wear a war bonnet if you haven’t actually been to war
its like a medal or something akin to that; folks have to earn it and are presented them by their elders, and each feather has to be earned on its own iirc?
they’re only worn at really significant times, much like military honors, but they dont have to be specific to military service- its basically a signifier that this person is really worthy of respect through their actions from what i understand
im p sure this photoshoot isnt that special
He didn’t want my Mohawk name, he wanted an English name. He said for the court records, we have to have another name, a Canadian name, so that they can check to see if I have a record… They said they would release all the women—except me. So we were all sent back downstairs to the holding cells and one lawyer came in and took me in another room. He says, “You’re gonna be the only woman left here. They’re gonna take you back to Farnham. There’s soldiers there, they can do things to you, beat you up or rape you or whatever. It doesn’t look like they’ll release you today.” I said, well, I’m here for a reason. I’m not here just to do what they want, just because the prosecutor wants to change my name! He left and I went back into the holding cell with the other women. The other lawyer came down, called me to the front of the cell. He says, “You! You could get out today, if you give an English name.” I said, they took enough from us! We’ve been through enough and you want me to give another name just to satisfy the courts?
I know it’s fun to think of Canada as that ‘sweet apartment above a meth lab,’ as Robin Williams recently put it, but they’re still just looking for any old excuse to kill First Nations people.
I mean, Aboriginal women are seven times more likely than other women to be killed, and even the UN has recommended "a national inquiry into the ‘disturbing phenomenon’ of missing and murdered Aboriginal women," but the government responded, “LOL, actually, it’s no biggie." The Canadian ambassador to the UN even had the gall to elaborate: "Canada is proud of its human-rights record, and our peaceful and diverse society."
See, that’s the thing about renting an apartment above a meth lab: nobody’s gonna notice if you’ve been cooking meth, too.
You can sign the petition to tell the RCMP to stop violently intervening in First Nations protests here.
Everything about Canada and First Nations is easy to sum up with some shit that happened a couple of years ago - remember when Swine Flu was hitting? The Wasagamack First Nation asked for medicine, and the government sent them bodybags.
They know what they’re doing and they’re angry anyone DARES to survive.
I hate how Canadians make it seem Canada isn’t a hot bed of racism genocide and white supremacy.
How about the time the federal government approved the use of Aboriginal communities to test the effectiveness of vitamin supplements by denying the control groups access to nutritional food and medical care? The human rights violations in my country, historical and on-going, are reprehensible. Nothing to be proud of.(via thaxted)
New York City: Hundreds rally in Herald Square in solidarity with low-wage workers and demand a raise in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, October 24, 2013.
A participant reports: “Solidarity delegations, sometimes as big as 25 people with signs demanding a living wage and $15 an hour, entered stores including Burger King, Duane Reade, The Gap and others, and somewhat to our surprise considering the circumstances, were greeted by applause and smiles from the workers on their shift.
"Representatives of Peoples Power Assembly, Fast Food Forward, the Coalition for a Real Increase in the Minimum Wage, Christina Gonzales (militant activist and Green Party candidate representing Harlem for City Council) and African American candidates of the Freedom Party for city wide offices addressed the crowd. Also reps of TWA local 100, Brenda Stokely, IAC, OWS and Occup-Evolve participated.
"Speakers addressed the crowd using ‘mic check’ because NYPD refused to give us a sound permit.”
Photos by Brenda Sandburg
DISCRIMINATION: Wells Fargo to pay $175 million over lending practices against Latinos and African Americans.
Reminder that Wells Fargo employees bragged about how they gave “ghetto loans” to “mud people.”
Nah, racism doesn’t exist anymore, though. Just ignore it and it will go away. Stop talking about it and being sensitive.
This is an example of what people are saying when they explain racism as something that’s systematic and institutionalized. People feel because people aren’t running around lynching people and calling you nigger (some actually still do, but they say it with a accent or a little slang so it sounds like nigga and you laugh it up) that people are complaining over nothing. Racism has matured in a way that it’s unseen and affects people of color still, every day, making our lives and our pursuit of any kind of respect more difficult. We literally can’t live in peace.
But I’m sleep tho.