http://irresistible-revolution.tumblr.com/post/98847800134/you-know-what-i-want-for-katrina-and-by-extension

irresistible-revolution:

you know what i want for Katrina and by extension the show’s racialized gender politics? i want dark!Katrina who joins forces with Headless. I want her questioning everything the narrative has thus far told us about her purity, her innate goodness and innocence; I want her concluding that the…

Currently attempting to organize people who are going to Ferguson who want to collaborate on lodging/transportation

black-culture:

People will be organized into groups of 4 and will split the cost of hotel and rental car to travel together.

Organizing groups for this weekend and next for the weekend of planned actions in Ferguson.

If you are interested in going. Please inbox me your name, number and email. And I’ll send you more details.

It’s cheap!

Signal boost.

millennialau:

Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.

Link to article describing the events.

Poll: Should officer Darren Wilson be arrested?

So far 78% of voters say “no” and 5% say “maybe”. This is some shit right here.

Case Involving Arrest by Ferguson Officer on Hold

They call Brooks’ motives into question, too, but in a sneaky roundabout kinda way.

Edit: Different angle here from St. Louis Today.

strawberreli:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

theafroina:

cheritresor:

gridprint:

deezyville:

Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.

oh my god

Seriously

Lololol the article literally said you have to be the right type of person with the right type of outfit aka you have to be white.

can we talk about how all these white women in said cornrowns look really terrible, and they didn’t name one fuqing black woman. You could’ve at least said ciara to at least front like you’re not racist. 

don’t you motherfuckers come at me with
it’s just a hairstyle
hair is hair
why can’t i have dreads, vikings had them
fuckoff

strawberreli:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

theafroina:

cheritresor:

gridprint:

deezyville:

Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.

oh my god

Seriously

Lololol the article literally said you have to be the right type of person with the right type of outfit aka you have to be white.

can we talk about how all these white women in said cornrowns look really terrible, and they didn’t name one fuqing black woman. You could’ve at least said ciara to at least front like you’re not racist. 

don’t you motherfuckers come at me with

it’s just a hairstyle

hair is hair

why can’t i have dreads, vikings had them

fuckoff

Petition to drop a lawsuit against one of Biyuti Publishing's editor.

b-binaohan:

We, the undersigned, do not support your lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus. As librarians and educators, we value open dialogue and believe the proper response to accusations of harassment is understanding and engagement. Instead, you have chosen to use legal action to silence future discussions about a critical issue in our profession and furthermore will likely prevent other victims of harassment from speaking out against their abusers.

hey. tumblr people:

can u all do me a huge favour and sign this petition?

a white cis man is suing the editor of biyuti publishing for defamation after she called him out for sexual harassment.

go here for more information about the lawsuit

(Source: publishbiyuti)

mikeysknobbyknees:

belindapendragon:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

I see White folks still scared about being the minority here in the States, that they gotta erase all folks of color from the damn history books.

If I had not taken APUSH and AP World History I would not know half of the horrors that America has committed.

I would not know that Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of the colonization movement, or that the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t NEARLY what people seem to think it was.

I would not know that America was so afraid of Communism that it purposefully overthrew DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leaders of countries in order to assure that no communist or socialist policies were put into place that ENDANGERED AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.

I would not know that Republicans used to be “liberal” and that Democrats used to be the white supremacy party.

I would not understand the extent of the build up to the Civil War, and the argument over slavery that existed from the time of the country’s founding.

I would not know that coup d’etats in Guatamala, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and so many other countries were the product of American espionage.

I would not know who W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, or Marcus Garvey were or how diverse and divided the civil rights and abolitionists movements were.

I would not know that Americans at the time of the American Revolution were the best fed, best dressed, best housed, least taxed people on the planet and they still found reason complain.

wouldn’t know that socialist policies enforced by F.D.R. helped to bring this country out of the great depression, and I wouldn’t understand the relationship between the U.S. and communism.

wouldn’t know that Andrew Jackson completely ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Indian Removal Act, thus marching thousands of Native Americans to their death.

Yes, I wouldn’t know all the awful things about this country that people try to brush under the rug, and I would probably be in a blissful and ignorant bubble, enjoying life as a middle class white kid.

But I also wouldn’t see how far we’ve come, and how much farther we have to go, and everything we need to change about this country to make it better and to fix our mistakes.

AP United States History is so important, because theres so little between us and what’s happened in the past, and if we can’t educate kids on what the past is, then don’t expect them to learn any lessons from it.  If we can’t understand where we come from then we have no idea where we can and will go. 

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please reblog this and spread the message of inequality for Lakota children in the foster care system. South Dakota’s Department of Social Services is transferring Lakota foster children to the Department of Corrections and Mental Health Facilities at a staggering rate. The 10-year period between 1999 and 2009 depicts a nearly five-fold increase for children being moved to “non-foster care institutions,” growing from 6.9% in 1999 to 32.8% in 2009.  Why is this happening to these children? Why are they being taken from their families, from their communities, and being institutionalized? This “institutionalization” is not solving issues that these children may have. Please appeal to South Dakota to end its racist tactics.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please reblog this and spread the message of inequality for Lakota children in the foster care system.

South Dakota’s Department of Social Services is transferring Lakota foster children to the Department of Corrections and Mental Health Facilities at a staggering rate. The 10-year period between 1999 and 2009 depicts a nearly five-fold increase for children being moved to “non-foster care institutions,” growing from 6.9% in 1999 to 32.8% in 2009.

Why is this happening to these children? Why are they being taken from their families, from their communities, and being institutionalized? This “institutionalization” is not solving issues that these children may have. Please appeal to South Dakota to end its racist tactics.