We speak in tongues here. Quickly! lest they discover our true motives.

12th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Thoughts from a left handed...Star Wars??? with 4,135 notes

prettayprettaygood:

Ta-Nehisi Coates went on a Twitter rant about slavery and it was glorious.

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12th September 2014

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http://madvocate.tumblr.com/post/97349365411/psychoticcommie-in-case-anyones-wondering-why →

psychoticcommie:

in case anyone’s wondering why you shouldn’t wear straight jackets for halloween:

  • straight jackets are symbols of the oppression of the mentally ill, they are the embodiment of centuries of violent ableism
  • when people were put into straight jackets they lost their…

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4th September 2014

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freemarissanow:

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freemarissanow:

Thanks to you, Marissa Alexander’s bond has been PAID IN FULL! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Stay tuned for fundraising goals from now until December.  Marissa Alexander is facing over $250,000 in legal fees and she still needs your help!

DONATE to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund or SHOP at the Free Marissa Alexander Store (all proceeds go to her legal defense fund):

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

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4th September 2014

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letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.
WHYY Media

letterstomycountry:

Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.

WHYY Media

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4th September 2014

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2nd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from On Being a Mixed Person of Color with 942 notes

pazzano:

ndnlogosagogo:

This, I AM SO DONE WITH YOUR HONOR AMERICAN SPORTS! LIKE YOU’R DONE, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE!?

Ah College Ball Season, please continue to add ammo to the deletion of Native American mascots, get out of here with your “HONOR”
OSU fans not only make fun of the Trail of Tears, but hey, what about Wounded Knee? #NotYourMascot

One of the Top Comments, Why do I read these again…”Not a fan of OSU but I pretty sure that they are not referring to the actual trail of tears. They are referring to FSU crying all the way back to Florida. People need to stop being so emotional and jump on every single thing they see.”

This weekend has marked a peak in my tolerance of this mockery. I have a feeling this football season will bring title waves to this debate. Again, continue to write your mascots and logos out of history American Sports!

What pisses me off even more; more Native college students graduate from OSU than another other college in Oklahoma. And this is how they act. There are great Native students and recruitment going on there, and I see this bullshit. How do I tell a Native student that going there is a good idea, when its obvious the white shits there hate them? Its the same with every college that isn’t tribal run.

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1st September 2014

Post reblogged from Thoughts from a left handed...Star Wars??? with 19,143 notes

White privilege

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

19th August 2014

Question reblogged from Veritas Lux Mea with 66,247 notes

Anonymous said: these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"

locksandglasses:

lackadaisicallexicon:

thesoftghetto:

surrealexperiences:

cyb3ranthy:

incogneeco:

whiteoppression:

famphic:

anthotny:

postracialcomments:

lmfaoooooooooooooo Yes!

Lmao!
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.

i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?

i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…

I’m not racist, blacks just need to stop complaining
Living in the past and white people blaming
I work hard, no handouts for every little fraction
If white privilege isn’t fair, then how is affirmative action?

I’m not racist man, I’m just right-wing
Plus reverse-racism is totally a thing
It’s not about power check the definition
Slavery wasn’t an evil thing, just asset acquisition.

How come I can’t say “nigga”, it just means brotha!
And ain’t I a brotha from anotha motha?
I didn’t use the ‘er’- so its a total difference.
You blacks give good white people such hindrance :(

'We can't handle spicy foods' ? Your jokes make me sad

See, if I joked and called you a “nigger”, you’ll be mad

You black people think we are always out here to ruin your day

Look, 'not all white people', …mmkay?

I can say “nigga” ‘cause of freedom of speech

And y’all always forget what MLK preached!

White privilege ain’t real ‘cause my life is hard

If you want to stop racists, don’t play the race card

Blacks can oppress. Shoot, they’ve oppressed me

I was the only white kid and the blacks were so mean

So I called one a nigger, but clicked anon first

yeah racism is real, but like… I’ve had it worst.

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15th August 2014

Post reblogged from Fuck NO! Fetishization with 1,461 notes

"You’re just fighting fire with fire" is bullshyt because

feminism5ever:

  1. It equates the anger of the oppressed with the oppression they face.
  2. It blames the oppressed for their oppression.
  3. It invalidates the anger of the oppressed.
  4. It demands that the oppressed just sit quietly, be nice to their oppressors and accept the status quo.

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14th August 2014

Quote reblogged from The Madvocate with 138,906 notes

If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

THIS EXACTLY

(via plantwhiteroses)

I’m pointing this especially at The Washington Post and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (be wary of anyone whose sole goal is the “prevention” of suicide; they will do dangerous things to suicidal people in the name of preventing it) for their collaboration on this wonderfully bullshit article, and also to the dicks at NAMI who shared said article (not that I expected anything better from NAMI, but still).

(via madvocate)

I completely agree with the quote. But madvocate, I am wondering what exactly is wrong with the Washington Post article? 

(via scienceofeds)

This is the way I see it: The Academy posted a touching tribute for someone who died by suicide, and 300,000+ people retweeted it (and many others shared it on other social media). That, to me, is amazing. That is a major organization plus hundreds of thousands of people all treating mental illness and suicide with compassion, meaning that it is hundreds of thousands of people not calling it selfish or cowardly or misguided (etc etc).

And then this article criticizes that outpouring of compassion for being a “formula for potential [suicide] contagion,”, rather than criticizing, say, the 24/7 media outlets that reported specific details of his death on a loop.

I just hate literally every quote they use in the article: “Suicide should never be presented as an option.” Well, it is for a lot of people, and she’s lucky to live a life where she gets to pretend that it’s not. “The focus, she adds, should be on his incredible life.” A life that included mental illness, addiction, and suicide. Those are as much a part of life as the “incredible” parts. They should be talked about too. Which she herself says: “A quarter of the population suffers from mental health issues that could potentially drive suicidal thoughts…This is a very important issue, from a public health standpoint, and one we need to bring to light.” So, naturally, she criticizes people talking about it. Everything she says just reeks of “it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” Ugh.

And I can’t help but think that if we knew from the start that he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, the article would have been very different, if it existed at all.

I don’t know, I’m going by my gut here. And my gut reaction to the tweet, as a person who’s survived suicide, was a feeling of compassion and acceptance for the pain he went through, and therefore for the pain I’ve gone through. The thing that “triggered” me was walking into the break room at work and finding the TV that’s usually tuned to sports or TV shows tuned to CNN, which was discussing every specific detail of how he died, and then turning around and finding the entire room full of people watching it. And then walking back into the room 8 hours later and finding that CNN was still on and they were still talking about the same specific details. At that point I just went and walked around the store for awhile because I was too afraid to go be alone in my car, because I had that feeling every suicidal person knows of suicide being really really really close to me, like right up in my bones, and I couldn’t be alone or it would consume me completely. So I know some of what that “contagion” feels like firsthand, and thus if a suicidal person told me that the tweet bothered them, I would respect that. But I don’t respect “experts” telling people how to talk about suicide.

(via madvocate)

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