fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

One of these photos was taken in 1965 and the other last night. Not much has changed: #BrooklynProtest
Via Occupy Wall Street

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

One of these photos was taken in 1965 and the other last night. Not much has changed: #BrooklynProtest

Via Occupy Wall Street

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theresolutionyear:

thepoetfromthehood:

missdimples2012:


I was speaking with a Black friend of mine earlier today about this and he brought up a great point. The Elite, White media can literally stir an entire Nation into a frenzy over the massacre of 20 suburban white children but simply overlook the deaths of over 100 Black children in Chicago. Wake up,  People, you re being played by the Government and the Media. All children should be equal in the eyes of our Government.

Truth.

“They don’t give a fuck about us” - Tupac Shakur

We talked about this in my history class last week. The media is absolutely absurd. 

theresolutionyear:

thepoetfromthehood:

missdimples2012:

I was speaking with a Black friend of mine earlier today about this and he brought up a great point. The Elite, White media can literally stir an entire Nation into a frenzy over the massacre of 20 suburban white children but simply overlook the deaths of over 100 Black children in Chicago. Wake up,  People, you re being played by the Government and the Media. All children should be equal in the eyes of our Government.

Truth.

“They don’t give a fuck about us” - Tupac Shakur

We talked about this in my history class last week. The media is absolutely absurd. 

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manilaryce:

totallytaba:

racialicious:

Parks and Recreations’ Aziz Ansari shuts down a microaggression on the Golden Globes’ red carpet.

(H/t yayponies)


-Giuliana Rancic: Maybe you can show me [a few dance moves]. I think you have good rhythm. 
Aziz Ansari: I have good rhythm? Based on my chocolate skin tone?
Giuliana Rancic: [laughs] No, not based on your very beautiful—
Aziz Ansari: Indian men know how to dance really well. I know it’s a stereotype… This is a move called “What?! That’s racist, don’t say that again.” 

God, you can see him contemplating whether to let it slide or call her out for all the brown people watching. She’s so uncomfortable. You’ve gotta love Aziz.

Teaching kids not to “see” color, denies the fact that people of different racial identities experience life very differently. Only a person living from a position of racial privilege would ever say that they don’t “see” color. It’s a way to avoid dealing with the very real truth that people’s skin color does in large part define how they are perceived by the world. — Julie Gerstein (via meggannn)

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Tolerance vs. Acceptance…

In light of what’s been happening lately with the Sikh temple murders and Chick-Fil-A controversy, I’ve been hearing the word “tolerance” thrown around a lot. At first, I wholeheartedly agreed that there’s not enough of it in this world, but is that all we should strive for? We should challenge ourselves to move beyond “tolerance” and learn how to actually accept that people are (and can/should be) different?

Maybe it’s just the way that I define “tolerance”, but when I hear that word I think of something along the lines of, “Sure…they have different __________ than me. I guess I can tolerate it, but they’re still completely wrong.”

Think about it, we all have a certain tolerance for things — slow drivers on the freeway, people who chew with their mouths open, crappy music on the radio — but rooted within that is still a sense of frustration. It’s something we learn to live with, but never actually embrace.

I’m all about Peace & Love, but I’m also grounded in reality and not this falsely created Utopian mindset where we’re all holding hands and swaying together singing Kumbaya. There’s a lot of craziness in this world and there will always be different points of view. Tolerance is a decent start, but shouldn’t we hold a higher standard for ourselves and work towards Acceptance instead?

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

notracistbut:

I normally don’t endorse blogs, but you should all follow this one. It’s a good mix of simultaneous SMH’ing and LOL’ing at the sheer ignorance of some folks.

Word.

Word.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene
EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.
Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.
Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Alawadi’s family members Saturday morning and was told the mother of five was taken off life support around 3 p.m.Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.
“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.
The daughter told KUSI-TV that her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene

A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country” died on Saturday.

Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

Hanif Mohebi, the director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he met with Alawadi’s family members Saturday morning and was told the mother of five was taken off life support around 3 p.m.Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

“The family is in shock at the moment. They’re still trying to deal with what happened,” Mohebi said.

The daughter told KUSI-TV that her mother had been beaten on the head repeatedly with a tire iron.

(via cultureofsound)