People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave. — Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography. (via theblacksophisticate)

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daveandjadeotp:

jetgreguar:

i’ve been comprimised 

i laughed for about 349583492547252 years

daveandjadeotp:

jetgreguar:

i’ve been comprimised 

i laughed for about 349583492547252 years

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

A statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down by protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2004. The former “Columbus Day” is now marked as Indigenous Resistance Day. 

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

A statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down by protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2004. The former “Columbus Day” is now marked as Indigenous Resistance Day. 

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The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

this is some boston harbor level spilt tea

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feminists-fighting-for-equality!! :)

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bigeisamazing:

bigeisamazing:

when black people create a new dance

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when white people get a hold of it

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this also work for words, du-rags, and timbs

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Hip-Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where to point it, or what you’re using it for, you can end up shooting yourself in the foot or killing your sisters or brothers. The government recognized immediately that Rap music has enormous revolutionary potential. — Assata Shakur (via vrawdopest)

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kemetic-dreams:

kemetic-dreams:

Hmm! Likes alike


Ifriqiya

kemetic-dreams:

kemetic-dreams:

Hmm! Likes alike

Ifriqiya

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owning-my-truth:

White liberals from NPR in action. Who gives a damn about the ongoing brutalization of black lives and bodies in Ferguson, the complete absence of any real justice to date, the ongoing lies of the Ferguson police department with the collusion of the Missouri governor’s office, the silencing and military occupation of a black community that simply wants justice for one of their sons killed by our racist, fascist police state. How does any of that matter when property values which impact white real estate investors are on the line?

I’m so sick of this shit.

curlyquirkysoul:

sourcedumal:

So where all the white folks who talk about how rap dont talk about the issues?

Yall betta reblog the fuck outta this

Boom.

schoolyards:

caffeinatedgingers:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

afro-dominicano:

humansofcolor:

angrywocunited:

This is so sad. :(

so young….Call me sensitive, but watching things like this makes me tear up. I used to be like this.

baby no :(

"Kids don’t notice race!!!"

No this absolutely breaks my heart :(

:(((

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kemetic-dreams:

bryantsupreme:

Bonita Applebum - Bryant|DIGITAL Photography

Dope