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A quote from

Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic. Reparations for Ferguson: Total police control over black bodies has echoes in American history. 

Coates’s  article, The Case for Reparations is brought into focus with all the recent events.

Coates end this blog post with:

There has always been another way.

Go ahead and click through.

(via protoslacker)

"The police are but the tip of the sword wielded by American society itself. Something bigger than Stand Your Ground, the drug war, mass incarceration or any other policy is haunting us. And as long we cower from it, the events of this week are as certain as math. The question is not “if,” but “when.”"

5 hours ago

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gynocraticgrrl:

"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.

And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”

Angela Y. Davis, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies (UCLA-Santa Cruz): 150 Years Later, Abolition in the 21st Century [March 27, 2013]

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

6 hours ago

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18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Introverted | Introversion Effect

themodernistwitch:

While I feel the word ‘struggles’ is misused here, I’ve never encountered one of these lists that actually accurately describes me. This one does.

Destroy all false binaries.

same. love my customer service job, love listening to people talk one-on-one, but as soon as I’m home my cats and my partner are the only ones I lower my drawbridge for.

22 hours ago

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High Quality
brownfatfemme:

kararikue:

altersociety:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.

Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.

Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do. 

brownfatfemme:

kararikue:

altersociety:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.

Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.

Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do. 

1 day ago

"You’re coming to work in fear. You’re like slaves. It’s like the days of slavery."
-the white union rep who spoke to my coworkers yesterday. I’m proud to hear he was loudly challenged and criticized. Turns out he said it during both the meeting that were held yesterday.

"There’s no way I’m having anyone who would say something like that represent me."
-one of my coworkers

A-fucking-men to that. I had even signed a union card but I am done.

1 day ago

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I will not be returning to Ferguson

themostfunthing:

getradified:

Fuck this, of course.

Fuck, additionally, all the trickle-down “opportunities” that a crisis like this one creates.

Read the  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, put together by incredibly hard-working and underpaid professionals who live and breathe and understand the community.

(Source: arabellesicardi)

1 day ago

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http://middlenameray.tumblr.com/post/95381306109/christel-thoughts-thepageofhopes

christel-thoughts:

thepageofhopes:

antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And…

(Source: antifeministyellowfang)

2 days ago

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5 random facts, in response to 's post:

  1. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures when it comes to tastes in music, movies, food, etc. I believe in owning the things that bring you joy and not pretending that you’re better than someone who openly enjoys a thing.
  2. I have struggled to find a religious context that works for me since I was a kid and though I thought Islam was the one for me, I’ve never really shaken the Jewish part of myself and I’ve found myself reconnecting with it more and more lately.
  3. I developed a deep, resonant voice during puberty and it has taken a lot of work to bring it out of that resonant place in my chest and into my head. The depth is still there, but with intonation and body language I can usually be read as a woman. I now have two voices: my at-work, bouncy femme customer service voice and my at-home, flatter voice. I’m not which of the two is more “me”.
  4. My body runs hot all the time and I wish I could wear more layers of clothing but it’s just not going to happen. Also, the place that is most essential to dissipating body heat for me? My ankles.
  5. If you google my username, eventually you’ll come across this last.fm artist page— which I did not create— containing a B.S. bio I wrote about myself years ago (note the male pronouns, for example) for my now-defunct livejournal account.

…and if you don’t know, now you know.

2 days ago

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jathis:

theartoftransliness:

genderfuckedover:

thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

This is important information for everyone to know.

Tell Radfems to stop fucking lying about Trans Women

2 days ago

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