We gotta make a change… It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some...– Changes by Tupac Amaru Shakur
Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You...– arundhati roy from the guardian (via counterworlds)
Dark Clouds Are Gathering: Paintings by Olaf Hajek
37thstate: In love with these paintings by artist Olaf Hajek. Working between the borders of reality and imagination Olaf Hajek reshapes the rough with the smooth, creating dreamlike tableaux that are skillfully rendered in his signature use of color and technique. Completely in love with his paintings!
in autumn, in Kashmir: things i wish i'd learned... →
things i wish i’d learned in high school everything in your history books, with few exceptions, is filtered through the lens of white Eurocentric eliminationst thought. you will only learn what a board of educators, working with a biased, racist agenda, decide is fit for you to know unless you go out and educate yourself. unless you sit down, shut up, and listen to other voices history is not...
thinking about my many privilieges and how i can be an oppressor…. mainstream natural hair movement- it is also a privilege within this white supremacist anti-Black system, for me to wear my hair in an afro and still have access to employment. in my case, my (lovingBlackness) natural hair wearing ability is also connected to my light brown skin, class, cisgender, educational, body-size...
yet you're not discussing the musicians boycotting...
protests at the grammy awards: http://losangeles.ibtimes.com/articles/297839/20120213/grammys-2012-musicians-protest-category-cuts.htm
Interrogating my privileges and how I can be an...
Because this is one of the ways in which I have normalized my privileges. My unearned advantages, including my: socio-economic-, educational(legacy)-, no ‘criminal’ record-, color-, age-, assumed-sexuality-, cisgender-, physical-, and amerikkkan nationality privilege give me unquestioned ‘networking privilege’. even in a white supremacist patriarchal capitalist system...
THE FULL METAL BITCH: Just A Quick Note to... →
thefullmetalbitch: Being an atheist does not erase privilege. This includes white privilege. This also includes cis privilege, CNDP privilege, and het privilege. Seriously, being an atheist does not erase your white privilege. Criticizing exclusively (majority) non-white religions is racist.
Black/Land gathers and analyzes stories about the relationship between black people, land and place. The purpose of the project is to identify and amplify the current critical dialogues surrounding the relationship between black people (including African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and African immigrants) and land. The relationship to land may be a fifth generation family farm in the...
Top Five Japanese American Women Civil Rights... →
wthellokitty: In California, January 30 was officially Fred Korematsu Day. It is important to honor and remember Korematsu but I believe it is also a time to look back at some of the other Japanese Americans (JAs) who also fought for the rights of not just JAs but all Americans. Unfortunately, Japanese American women don’t get enough credit for their contributions to the civil rights movement....
america-wakiewakie asked: Really insightful blog. Glad I found it.
Speaking Truth to Power: usa citizens go to Cuba with the VENCEREMOS BRIGADE: http://www.venceremosbrigade.org/ oswaldofguadalupe: U.S. Maintains Embargo of Cuba After 50 Years, Despite International Condemnation There are no commemorations planned in Washington, D.C., but today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. embargo against Cuba — the longest-running embargo in the world. On...
Hair story: untangling the roots of Black hair in...
The story of Black people’s hair begins where everything began– in Africa. Not surprisingly, the birthplace of both astronomy and alchemy also gave rise to a people in perfect harmony with their environment… The variety of hair textures from western Africa alone ranges from the deep ebony, kinky curls of the Mandingos to the loosely curled, flowing locks of the Ashanti. The one constant Africans...
and i’m tired of how it is conveniently ignored that when the europeans came to the continents of now-called latin america, africa, asia, polynesia, wherever there were Black and Brown folk, they cried out that our ways of living, building, eating, dancing, were primitive, backwards and to continue to live in those traditional ways meant punishment, even by death. large family homes made of...
manifestations of whiteness normalized in...
how is whiteness normalized in some of my classes? the unquestioned use of “we” plays a big role. an unspecified “we” is often procalimed in the conversations about the environmental perils with which all members of the planet are faced, and who and what to blame for them. i have always felt angered by this discourse and it is obvious to me that i feel so because this is a creative rendition of...
thinking about the politics of museums
most of the things in museums are stolen, or at the least ill-gotten. related to the conversations about appropriation, museum institutions of the monetarily rich and powerful nations have on view “arts and crafts” (would their makers call them this?) from “other” cultures (problematic, also) and nations with which they have incredibly oppresive histories and current relationships. on...