#nowreading #ishmaelreed’s #flighttocanada. I must confess I don’t know much about Reed, but apparently this novel was super controversial when it dropped in 1976. #books

#nowreading #ishmaelreed’s #flighttocanada. I must confess I don’t know much about Reed, but apparently this novel was super controversial when it dropped in 1976. #books


Welp. #QTNA #FERGUSON #NMOS14 #MIKEBROWN #DONTSHOOT

Welp. #QTNA #FERGUSON #NMOS14 #MIKEBROWN #DONTSHOOT


Sitting up here trying to wrap my head around the fact that things have gotten so bad that Palestinians are offering #Ferguson protesters help/support/advice. Like, really think about that. #dontshoot #nmos14

Sitting up here trying to wrap my head around the fact that things have gotten so bad that Palestinians are offering #Ferguson protesters help/support/advice. Like, really think about that. #dontshoot #nmos14


Have to get this off my chest this morning for those in the back: It is not about how you dress or act. I’m tired of our own people saying “If they would just pull up their pants these things wouldn’t happen.” No! Our forebears wore suits & they still had firehoses aimed at them & guns pointed at their heads. I hate sagging pants, but fashion is no justification for murder. Living in the “right” neighborhood, speaking “proper” English, getting degrees isn’t guaranteed protection from a system built against us. I have to remind myself of this, too. It’s easy to get comfortable in our own safe bubbles. But people are out here dying, & we can’t dismiss that.

Have to get this off my chest this morning for those in the back: It is not about how you dress or act. I’m tired of our own people saying “If they would just pull up their pants these things wouldn’t happen.” No! Our forebears wore suits & they still had firehoses aimed at them & guns pointed at their heads. I hate sagging pants, but fashion is no justification for murder. Living in the “right” neighborhood, speaking “proper” English, getting degrees isn’t guaranteed protection from a system built against us. I have to remind myself of this, too. It’s easy to get comfortable in our own safe bubbles. But people are out here dying, & we can’t dismiss that.


#MichaelBrown #TrayvonMartin #AmadouDiallo #JordanDavis #SeanBell #JohnathanFerrell #DariusSimmons #AlfredWright #JohnCrawford… These are just the names that have gotten national attention! Think of the countless Black men (and women) murdered, and their deaths barely, if at all, hit local news. Police brutality is real, and it is supported by racist/classist systems that presume criminality of entire populations of people. The fact that we were all surprised that #RenishaMcBride’s murderer even went to court says something about how effective these systems are.

#MichaelBrown #TrayvonMartin #AmadouDiallo #JordanDavis #SeanBell #JohnathanFerrell #DariusSimmons #AlfredWright #JohnCrawford… These are just the names that have gotten national attention! Think of the countless Black men (and women) murdered, and their deaths barely, if at all, hit local news. Police brutality is real, and it is supported by racist/classist systems that presume criminality of entire populations of people. The fact that we were all surprised that #RenishaMcBride’s murderer even went to court says something about how effective these systems are.


#NowReading #KieseLaymon’s How To Slowly Kill Yourself & Others in America. Amazing so far. Interesting mix of familiar and unfamiliar perspectives on life in the US. #books

#NowReading #KieseLaymon’s How To Slowly Kill Yourself & Others in America. Amazing so far. Interesting mix of familiar and unfamiliar perspectives on life in the US. #books


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I dunnoooo I think you already know that “White is beautiful” don’t you?

Or will it shatter your beauty if I recognize mine?

WELL DAMN

Perfect.

Straight up dedicating this post to allergictofeeling who so exemplifies this post by reblogging a post about Nicki Minaj  image then tagged it “no need to play the race card

please keep your self centered ignorance, micro-agressions and derailing all to yourself


And that super-European monstrosity, North America? Chatter, chatter: liberty, equality, fraternity, love, honor, patriotism, and what have you. All this did not prevent us from making anti-racial speeches about dirty ni**ers, dirty Jews, and dirty Arabs. High-minded people, liberal or just softhearted, protest that they were shocked by such inconsistency; but they were either mistaken or dishonest, for with us there is nothing more consistent than a racist humanism since the European has only been able to become a man through creating slaves and monsters… [I]t seems we are the enemies of mankind; the elite [Europe & America] shows itself in its true colors—it is nothing more than a gang. Our precious sets of values begin to molt; on closer scrutiny you won’t see one that isn’t stained with blood.
Jean-Paul Sartre, preface to Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth (via america-wakiewakie)

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