I think marriage in general is not a healthy institution in our society. If...– bell hooks (via queeraspie)
A new study of U.S. census data reveals that wealth gaps between whites and minorities [Blacks and Latin@s] in the United States have grown to their widest levels since the U.S. government began tracking them a quarter-century ago. White Americans now have on average 20 times the net worth of African Americans and 18 times that of Latinos. According to the Pew Research Center, the gaps were...
A person whose house is burgled or whose car is stolen can speak freely — and...– Jessica Stern “The Double Standard of Sex Crimes” (via thefremen)
After I got married and had a child, I started writing a poem called “Fragments from a Parable.” The goal of that long poem was to claim, to really wrestle my own language out of an enemy language. I felt at the time that English was completely the language of my enemy. This was coincident with my own Black Nationalist period- politically and culturally. I wanted to see what I could...
Just recently I received an award from my prep school, Northfield Mt. Herman, and my classmates were telling me about a term paper I had done for biology on tissue culture written completely in iambic pantameter- so I know I had to have been intoxicated with words to do that. I don’t really remember doing that paper but my classmates did. So writing was something that became part of my...
the gang's all QUEER: These are some dope photos... →
thegang: These are some dope photos taken from a series done by HYCIDE magazine called “The Aggressives” (not to be confused with the 2005 film). I love this series. But what I love even more is how HYCIDE magazine takes stories of the “feared, neglected and misunderstood” and brings them…
At this turning point in our relationship with Earth, we work for a revolution:...– – David Suzuki (from Declaration of Interdependence)
Write the Prisoners at Pelican Bay &... →
peopleofcolor: Write to the Strike Leaders!, the warden at Pelican Bay, and the Governor of California Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition It’s important for us to write letters of support to the strike…
Quisqueya: 5 Dominicans break record for... →
quisqueya: SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Five university students in the Dominican Republic have set a new world record by reading aloud for 300 straight hours. And they’re still going. They hope to raise awareness about books in a country with one of the lowest reading levels in Latin…
For a woman to be lesbian in a male-supremacist, capitalist, misogynist, racist,...– Cheryl Clarke, Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance
Difference is that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is...– Audre Lorde
Definitions and Meanings Used in the Prison... →
strugglingtobeheard: THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX The United States uses prisons and policing as a failed “solution” to social, political and economic problems. We call this system the “prison industrial complex,” or PIC. As a result our communities are being destroyed. The PIC depends upon the oppressive systems of racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia. It includes human rights...
Corrections officials accede to pressure, begin... →
With the Pelican Bay prison hunger strike entering its third week, mediators reported Thursday that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has responded to pressure from strikers and outside supporters, beginning initial negotiations with strike leaders in the prison’s Security Housing Unit, along with an outside mediation team.
Healthy multiplicity is the idea of many minds, persons, souls or individuals...– Healthy multiplicity - Psychology Wiki (via subtlecluster) yup. thinking about this in the relation to the “I am vast - I contain multitudes” Walt Whitman quote singlet people like to toss around. not sure if it’s appropriative or not, but it always makes me wonder. because singlet folk, as a...
I don’t bother writing about Fox News,” Chomsky said. “It is too easy. What I...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
no1curr: Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action... →
eatdreamphotograph: Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international…
Vamos caminando Aquí se respira lucha Vamos caminando Yo canto por que se escucha Vamos dibujando el camino Vamos caminando Aquí estamos de pie ¡Que Viva América! No puedes comprar mi vida. from Latinoamérica by Calle 13 ft Totó La Momposina, Susana Baca & María Rita
no1curr: goma0nigiri: A User’s Guide: When is... →
goma0nigiri: A User’s Guide: When is criticism of Israel (anti-Zionism) anti-Semitism? tsavtsav: According to the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, Denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination, e.g. by claiming that the existence of a state of…
Historic Settlement Between Native Americans and...
USDA to pay $760 million in damages and debt relief to settle credit discrimination claims and improve lending to Native American farmers and ranchers WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on April 28 granted final approval of the historic settlement between Native American farmers and ranchers and the United States Department of Agriculture in a case known as Keepseagle v....
FOOD SHOULD NOT BE A PRIVILEGE. FOOD IS A RIGHT.