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Reblogged from owning-my-truth

owning-my-truth:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

Reblogged from blackmagicalgirlmisandry

DEAR WHITE AND NON-BLACK FEMINISTS,

2damnfeisty:

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

this symbol does not represent mainstream feminism

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this is the symbol for black feminism, that black feminists have created and been using for decades to represent our struggle against anti-black misogyny, hence the combination of the black power fist and the symbol for womanhood.

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so stop tattooing yourself with this symbol and selling overpriced patches and pins on etsy, you are appropriating and profiting off the work of black feminists. Work that we have dedicated our lives to create and sustain, even though we are constantly erased from history. Respect our community, respect our activism, and stop spreading false information that distorts our history. 

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We literally can’t have a damn thing.

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Reblogged from postracialcomments

newwavefeminism:

blackfemalescientist:

postracialcomments:

postracialcomments:

A recent study by the Center for American Progress released this month highlighted what some might call the “soft bigotry of low expectations” if there was a way to take a jug of Downy fabric softener and make old-fashioned implicit bias gentler.

The study found that teachers can have a bit of a Pygmalion effect on students, as in, if they believe a student is gifted and has promise, they will try to deliver on it—unless that child is black, brown or low-income; then the outlook is not so bright.

For poor students and students of color, CAP’s researchers found that teachers thought a college degree was more out of reach for African-American students, to the tune of thinking black students were 47 percent less likely than white students to make it to a higher education. Their thoughts on Latino students? That they were 42 percent less likely to attend college. The view was even bleaker for low-income students: The view was that they were 53 percent less likely than students from more-affluent families to go to college.

Now, sure, there’s a chance that these expectations of teachers are in line with how quite a few people view the impoverished, as well as black and brown children. Because of historical inequities in our society, more than a century of institutionalized racism, and the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, of course children who are affluent and white would be viewed with more promise. Based on how the decks are stacked in our society, such children do have more promise by design.

But education is supposed to be the great equalizer, the real chance students across the board have to become successful adults. Next to voting rights and ending segregation, the biggest fights in the civil rights movement involved the power and promise of education. Parents of lesser means fight to get their children into better schools and go on lengthy waiting lists for charter schools because they know education is the best bet they can place on their child.

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Reasons why I’m calling for more young Black folks to become teachers!

I’ve had 3 Black teachers in my whole academic career even though I come from a city that is half Black. The kids in our community will continued to be left behind untl we start getting more Black teachers that are committed to our kids.

thegoddessmamaAs a former teacher it is true my students always told me some white teachers would give them a “C” if they would just behave without having to do any work… I didn’t believe it until I witnessed it myself, and he kept his job!”

This is true!! I worked as a teachers aide for a White teacher back in Maryland. She would constantly yell at the Black students (they honestly werent any worse than the White students). Didnt care to assist the Black students like she did the White, didnt challenge them like the White students, etc. I remember one afternoon she brought me to the side to complain about the Black students coming to me for help before her. Literally all the Black students came to me.Their grades improved and she still couldn’t figure out why. 

Just having black teachers isn’t necessarily going to fix the problem. Its been shown in study after study that black people have a lot of the same biases as white people. An even if they didn’t, its not possible to have every black child be taught by a black teacher. We need to start educating our educators about there own biases and strategies to combat them.

I’m a strong proponent that more black black educators is an absolute necessity. Not just in the classroom but in leadership positions. The teachers who can relate to, and understand the students the most are often pushed out of the field by supervisors who hold the same low expectations for them that they do their students.

But yes, in addition to more deliberate efforts to diversify and RETAIN black teachers, more racial and class discourse needs to take place within school staffs. It’s integral that the people who teach black and brown students actually understand the racial dynamics that impact the student’s life.

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Reblogged from msnbc
daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.
I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

daniellemertina:

ncpssm:

msnbc:

Many people know that women make 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. But did you know that African-American women make just 64 cents to the dollar, and Hispanic women make just 56 cents? One group offers an interesting way to fix this. 

Related reading:
"Gender wage gap affects the WHOLE family." - Terry O’Neill from the National Organization for Women via Eleanor’s Hope conference call.

I just don’t understand why all of these posts ignore that the racial pay gap also impacts men of color.

I honestly believe that this oversight is on purpose because nobody wants to acknowledge that Black and Latino and Native men are being paid less than white WOMEN. Because that would totally re-frame this pay gap conversation if it was widely acknowledged. And suddenly, there would be NO reason for white women to be front and center. 

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Reblogged from aetherisfree

"lesser" asian peoples that are important and ignored by most of tumblr bc of chinese japanese and korean pop culture is the only thing about asia western people know about

loaf4:

  • filipino
  • malaysian
  • indonesian
  • indian
  • bengali
  • laotian
  • thai
  • vietnamese
  • singaporean
  • north korean
  • iranian
  • iraqi
  • afghanistani
  • cambodian
  • burmese
  • lebanese
  • taiwanese
  • all indigenous people of all these countries
  • and so many fucking more im just forgetting a lot because there is SO MUCH MORE
  • asian people are not just attractive east asian people
  • asian people are so much more than a couple of countries’ pop cultures

(Source: aetherisfree, via kataramov)

Reblogged from cloggingandblogging

fini-mun:

endgaem:

cloggingandblogging:

I normally have so much respect for the standards of NBC News and The Washington Post, but, with this most recent round of articles, its depressing to see millions of rape victims swept under the rug yet again.

Personally, I’m a guy who had an experience that would fall under the “unwanted sexual contact,” category of the CDC’s numbers. It wasn’t rape, but damn if it didn’t impact me to the point of tears.

I can’t imagine what it’s like for the multitude of women and men out there who’ve flat out been raped in one form or another and can’t even get it counted in government statistics. (A problem I’m sure is even a larger scope than just the one type of rape I address here.)

The CDC’s most recent numbers (summary released September 5th 2014).

Rosin’s article.

This is good. Very good.

Erections are not consent.

Reblogged from lascasbookshelf
lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!
Slavery and the English Country House
Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)English Heritage, 2013
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The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.
This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.
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lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!

Slavery and the English Country House

Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)
English Heritage, 2013

Download PDF

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||| Publisher’s blurb ||| 

The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.

This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.

In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.

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Wanted to do a cleaner version of my Lola concept and I thought about Nendoroids.

Wanted to do a cleaner version of my Lola concept and I thought about Nendoroids.

Reblogged from ermefinedining
bethrevis:

chirotus:

constant-instigator:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.

Reblogging in “honor” of Columbus Day…

bethrevis:

chirotus:

constant-instigator:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.

Reblogging in “honor” of Columbus Day…

alternate universe where the op/ed sequences of conan/shin’ichi being melancholy while not wearing his jacket, tie or glasses are actually canon

conan is more and more frequently found curled up in the corner of the room just staring depressed at his glasses as time goes on