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Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

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Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)

Preach. 

(via iwantarockrightnow)

Where is the lie? SCOUTS is an embarrassment.

(via nikkisshadetree)

femgineer:

"I hate double standards" no actually you’re a racist who thinks that white supremacy and racist structures don’t impact the needs of POC

evilfeminist:

 I’m a huge supporter of things which annoy misogynistic rich white men

adjos:

insanitythroughtheyears:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

insanitythroughtheyears:

m-e-s-t-i-z-a:

peoplehatemefornoreason:

nude-soul:

brown girls rule the world

I’m sorry to say this but if someone said “white girls rule the world” instead of “brown girls rule the world” then we’d have a major shitstorm on our hands.

Because when white people rule the world bad things happen
-genocide
-colonization
-rape
-slavery
-oppression
-stealing children from natives
-unfair control of land and money
-skin whitening creams
-lynching
-unfair representation in the media
-self hatred
-bias school material (starting in preschool)
-cultural appropriation
-mass incarceration of PoC
-unfair opportunities
-gentrification
Shall I continue?
Y’all are everywhere
Y’all have made young PoC hate themselves because they’re skin isn’t white enough
So when a brown girl flaunts her beauty please do yourself a favor and don’t interrupt
I hope I live for the day white girls don’t rule the world anymore
And it’s not racism against white people
We ain’t got the power to oppress you.

Girls of any color rule the world, we’re badass

no literally only brown girls. no one else. can you read

Holy he’ll, just because white people in power have fuck up while women can’t have a little control? That’s a ducked way of looking at it. Yes, there are a lot of things that white people have done, but that doesn’t mean that we as women can’t role together. Not to attack all men, but a majority of those problems are because of white MEN throughout history, it still doesn’t mean ALL men are responsible does it? No

But white women stayed perpetuating it. White feminism in America started w/ the explicit exclusion of WoC and still does so please take your privilege elsewhere.

sweetheartpleasestay:

grneyedorchid:

100% done with Facebook and their “guidelines”

Someone said it.

Growing Up 'White,' Transracial Adoptee Learned To Be Black

strangeasanjles:

brandx:

peaceshannon:

i had to move to seoul before i learned to find my own reflection pleasing (which i wrote about here) it took me 27 years.

ps. this article is super “easy on the ears” - he even says that he’s not against transracial adoption (and is open about the colorism within black adoptive families) and STILL people are calling him an ungrateful, whiny brat with “issues” - that’s basically a given whenever adoptees are critical of adoption.

"Your child should not be your first black friend"
MIC DROP.

U.S. neoliberal bastion NPR does really shitty and completely inaccurate coverage on transracial adoption. It’s great seeing class bastard Chad Goller Sojourner make news — but of course NPR displaces the problems of transracial adoption on the struggles of the individual.

So screw NPR. Get it from the source… check out the coverage of Goller Sojourner’s glorious, LIFE-giving memoirs Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls:

Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy chronicles the performer’s life long affair with the scale and ten-plus year liaison with an eating disorder. Also a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration into the process and pattern of identity construction — in this case how growing up: fat, dark-skinned, gay and adopted by white folks affected and shaped the performer’s maturation — is always crushingly honest, with the performer’s greatest gift being the ability to find playfulness even in the midst of grief.

Tacoma stage performer finally comfortable in his own skin Chad Goller-Sojourner… takes on the pain of growing up ‘too black, too gay, too fat.’ [PDF download]

”My source of love and hate came from the same well.”

Coming from a nearly all white family with a white mother and no father. My heart aches for my younger self that was so confused admit the hate being thrown my way by white children and adults when my while family loved me dearly. Why were white kiss pooping my bike tired every day and calling me a nigger when my white mother was teaching be to sew and drawing with me at home?

pplm:

The “Power and Control Wheel” depicts common abusive behaviors or tactics that are used by abusers against their partners. 

pplm:

The “Power and Control Wheel” depicts common abusive behaviors or tactics that are used by abusers against their partners. 

(Source: theduluthmodel.org)

officialprincessjasmine:

oppression isn’t like a game of fucking freeze tag omg. it’s not like white people come and freeze us and we wait to get unfrozen and then we go and systematically incarcerate them, abuse them, harass them, murder them, bar them from education, marginalize them and disenfranchise them.

lol not it! 

Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.

inkdefense:

butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

signal boost, please!

gayweeddad:

Joking about marginalized groups doesn’t satirize their oppression. It perpetuates it. Stop.