“The primary causes of poverty lie not in individual behavior at all, but in specific social and historical structures, in forces outside any single person’s control. If you haven’t lived it or even seen it firsthand, there’s almost no way to imagine it. Living in the ghetto, one faces problems with public housing, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the drug trade, negligent landlords, criminals, illness, guns, isolation, hunger, ethnic antagonisms, racism, and other obviously negative forces. Even forces that might seem positive in other circumstances- the law, the media, government, neighbors, police- can, in the ghetto context, make life miserable for the poor. And one has to contend will all of these forces- any one of which might be overwhelming- all at once, without a break. Turn to deal with one problem, and three attack you from behind. Experience a little unexpected bad luck, and you find yourself instantly drowning. The cumulative effect of the ‘surround’ is more than the sum of any of these individual forces. There is simply no space to breathe.”

Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by David Hilfiker, M.D, xii & xv (via socio-logic)

(Source: twentyfirstcenturyvagabond, via socio-logic)

Everything comes in steps.
Negative step one: Get the white out of your hair.
Negative step two: Get the white out of your mind.
Negative step three: Get the white out of your parties.
Negative step four: Get the white out of your meetings.

BLACK STEP ONE:
Get the feeling out - this may be painful - endure.

BLACK STEP TWO:
Outline and implement the program.
All honkies and some negroes will have to die.
This is unfortunate but necessary.

Black law must be implemented.
The Black Liberation Front must take responsibility
for Black people.
If the choice is between the able and faithful,
the faithful must be chosen.
Blackness is its own qualifier.
Blackness is its own standard.

There are no able negroes.
White degrees to not qualify negroes to run
the Black Revolution.

The Black Liberation Front must set the standards.
There are international rules.

Acquaint yourself with the Chinese, the Vietnamese,
the Cubans,
and other Black Revolutions.
We have tried far too long to ally with whites.


Nikki Giovanni, Program Protester  (via guitarbains)

whutetdew:

wwalk3:

invisiblelad:

evolutia:

swallowthatshit:

gang0fwolves:

wussut:

sizvideos:

4 Year Old Foils Babysitter’s Robbery Plot - Video

Let’s just blame the black guy…

believe a little girl in 30 seconds but won’t believe the black man after 5 hours….lol ok.

Says a lot.

It really does. I think it’s wonderful that she told that truth however, this is a prime example of white privilege. At 4 years old, she actually had systematic power over the fate of a Black male. White privilege is a very real and impactful thing.

I know that this story is heartwarming in it’s own way. Yes, the 4 year old has more in the way of ethical fiber in her pinky than her babysitter has in her whole body. Yes, it’s case closed on a wrongfully accused case that could have had very serious consequences for the neighbor involved…

but there’s something really chilling about an otherwise law abiding citizen being arrested and questioned in handcuffs for 5 hours on the casual implication of a 17 year old. 

Here for the comments, especially the last one.

woooooow

(via activistaabsentee)

nativeamericannews:

Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools
As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn recently announced that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants.

nativeamericannews:

Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn recently announced that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants.



(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

“Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion.”

thinksquad:

At least 6,593 hate crimes occurred in 2012, according to hate crime data compiled by the University of Michigan.

The maps below reveal where different groups are most likely to be victims of hate crimes. Each county is colored based on its hate crime rate, the number of hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012.

A key caveat is that local law enforcement agencies are not required to report hate crimes. The data here covers 91% of the U.S. population, and unreported hate crimes likely explain the gap in the Deep South.

The worst offenders, where we have the data, and their hate crime rates are called out in each map.

http://mic.com/articles/95132/hate-crime-maps-reveal-the-most-prejudiced-places-in-america

midgardmarxist:

darvinasafo:

When they say Africa is poor…

Africa’s wealth is getting stolen by the West.

midgardmarxist:

darvinasafo:

When they say Africa is poor…

Africa’s wealth is getting stolen by the West.

(via reverseracism)

haitianhistory:

To “celebrate” the 99th anniversary of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), here is a brief selection of primary documents that relate to it in some form. Of course many documents were omitted from this list as they are difficult to access online, most notably the Robert Moton Commission of 1930.

* What are primary sources? How do I read them and replace them in their proper historical contingency?

Occupation era (1915-1934) documents

  • Haitian-American Treaty of September 1915 - (EN)
  • Constitution of 1918  - (FR)
  • The Truth about Haiti: An NAACP Investigation by James Weldon Johnson, 1920 - (EN)
  • Self-determining Haiti by James Weldon Johnson, 1920 - (EN)
  • Eleventh Annual Report of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1921 - (EN)
  • Inquiry Into Occupation and Administration of Haiti and Santo Domingo (Record of proceedings of a court of inquiry), 1921 - (EN)
  • Conclusions and Recommendations by the Committee of Six Disinterested Americans, 1926 - (EN)
  • Ainsi Parla l’Oncle by Jean Price-Mars, 1928 - (FR
  • United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1930 - (EN)
  • Constitution of 1932 -  (FR)
  • Constitution of 1935 - (FR)
  • En posant les jalons by Sténio Vincent, 1939 - (FR)

Legend: FR = Français / EN = English  /// Original Images: Courtesy of Corbis Images, Haiti Reference and Wikimedia Commons.

l20music:

To recover from a pic like that, the dude can do no wrong.

(Source: fallontonight, via lifewithdemetra)