An even bigger issue is that if people think social justice is about niceness,...– The Revolution Will Not Be Polite (via afrafemme)
People of Color Problems: Cultural appropriation... →
but really though pocproblems: Cultural appropriation makes me angrier and angrier everyday. How do white people have the audacity to spend centuries systematically murdering, abusing, and trying to assimilate people of color and then turn around and take the only things we were able to preserve of our cultures saying BUT Y…
What You Said: I don’t think it’s right for you to say that I shouldn’t have a say in a certain conversation.
What You Meant: The world has told me that my opinion is so valuable, my voice is so universal and my very being is so much more important than yours that I am positive that by simply adding my view on a topic, a topic that I am neither educated on nor have lived through, makes the conversation better, more viable and more important. I can not fathom a single subject or conversation that wouldn’t be made better when my opinion is given.
Diet culture, even when it doesn’t involve surgeries or starvation or physical...– Spilt Milk, “Fat acceptance: when kindness is activism” (via lavenderlabia)
En frente de mi hay un Angel: Latino Authors &... →
badassmexicans: Alma Flor Ada - author Carmen Amato - author Jorge Argueta - author Monica Brown - author F. Isabel Campoy - author Joe Cepeda - illustrator Amy Costales - author Lulu Delacre - author & illustrator Margarita Engle - author Eric Gonzalez - author & illustrator Sujeiry Gonzalez - author René Colato Laínez - author James Luna - author Pat Mora - author John Parra -...
The Ally's ToolKit: How to Deal with Being Called... →
youarenotyou: Don’t tone police. It is NOT your right to dictate how someone should react to their oppression. Don’t demand a detailed explanation.* Asking for an explanation is not always harmful. Sometimes, getting more information will help you understand better. Know, however,…
Of all of our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research. And...– Malcolm X He is a major reason why I got my B.A. in history. (via howtobeterrell)
Your skin must be sensitive enough for the lightest kiss and thick enough to...– Gloria Anzaldúa, “Speaking In Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers” in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (via bwildness)
Never forget that when people pass judgement on you it’s a manifestation of...– Unmaskd (via tesaen)
The Reproduction of Privilege →
As college loses its postwar role as a social and economic equalizer, the political implications are profound.
La paloma azul: The Racist Origins of Modern Clown... →
so-treu: sourcedumal: deliciouskaek: ianthe: kawaii-afro-fluff: ianthe: This post was asking about a potential link between the afro-style wigs and big, painted lips of the modern clown and racist caricatures, so I decided to do what any good theatre history…
mustachemanblues: “Make love to me in Spanish. Not with that other tongue. I want you juntito a mi, tender like the language crooned to babies. I want to be that lullabied, mi bien querido, that loved. I want you inside the mouth of my heart, inside the harp of my wrists, the sweet meat of the mango, in the gold that dangles from my ears and neck. Say my name. Say it. The way it’s supposed to...
Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can...
sheresists: Language is never neutral.
Most Whites find it easy to ignore residential segregation. I experienced a good...– Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via wretchedoftheearth) ***** This is like when me and my white soon-to-be husband were looking for places. I’d call up and they’d say, “Come on down! Get an application!”. Because I don’t “sound” black. Then I’d walk in 2 minutes later and...
When grassroots Black activists speak honestly about racism at colleges across...– Word to the Wise: Unpacking the White Privilege of Tim Wise (via tmy-tmt)
The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you...– The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps) Truth bomb if I ever saw one. (via ikenbot)
My Culture is Not a Cash Cow! →
inriri: Disney has continually attempted to “include” Latin American culture in an attempt to make money, including trying to trademark Day of the Dead. Disney’s been attempting to profit from Latinos a lot recently - from a fake “Latina” character that was pulled back on a new show, to their disastrous attempt to trademark Day of the Dead, now they’ve released a line of god-awful,...
Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone...– When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating. It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry...
Through a career that has included crotch-grabbing, nudity, BDSM, Marilyn Monroe...– All Hail the Queen? (http://bitchmagazine.org/article/all-hail-the-queen-beyonce-feminism#.UZvUyP56MrU.facebook)
the color of low self esteem
miguu: what i never learned from my mother was that just because someone desires you does not mean they value you. desire is the kind of thing that eats you and leaves you starving.
If I am a witch, then so be it, I said. And I took to eating black things -...– Sandra Cisneros, “Eyes of Zapata” (via jatigi)