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Over the weekend, I took my daughter to an exhibit on segregation. I observed her. I observed her emotions and she had so many questions and I’m still searching for answers…. I wanted her to touch and see the way of life for many of our parents and grandparents. Some of us may have even experienced it ourselves..

Then, there’s a different type of conversation one must have with our black children.. The robes and signs may not be visible but the tension can still be felt. Therefore, the fight must continue.





This is making me really sad

Holy shit I didn’t realize there were that few tigers


I remember seeing a documentary some time ago about declining tiger populations.  Although I can’t remember the name of it (or the network), I did find this link which includes lack of prey animals, shrinking habitats, and extremely compromised genetic diversity among the major causes.

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There is no system of oppression in America that actively works to oppress and subjugate white people. Sorry to break it to you, but your individual suffering is just that, individual. The individuals acting against you do not have the institutionalized power to actively oppress you in every facet of your life, nor would their racism be upheld and supported by government, media, and legislation if they did. Because you’re white.

Reverse racism isn’t real because we live in a culture that supports and enforces whiteness as the norm and PoC as other. If you experience discrimination, prejudice, or bigotry, it’s valid to be upset about it and want to talk about it. It is not valid to claim that it is reverse racism, and certainly not valid to claim that it is racism on par with anything like the institutionalized racism that PoC will come into contact with.

Why Reverse Racism Isn’t Real by Sara Luckey (via blackgirlwhiteboylove)

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At the very sametime that America refused to give the Negro any land, through an act of Congress our government was giving away millions of acres of land in the West & Midwest. Which meant that it was willing to undergird its White Peasants from Europe with an Economic floor but not only did they give the land. They built land grant Colleges with government money to teach them how to farm. Not only that, they provided county agents to further their expertise in farming. Not only that, they provided low interest rates in order that they can mechanize their farms. Not only that, today many of these people are receiving millions of dollars in federal subsidies not to farm and they are the very people telling the Black man he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.Now this is what were faced with and this is the reality. Now when we come to Washington this is the champaign. We are coming to get our check.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (via 4eyedblackgirl)
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