09 4 / 2014

ifyouhaveghost:

Really wanna get this tattooed on me.

ifyouhaveghost:

Really wanna get this tattooed on me.

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09 4 / 2014

darkshadowsx:

ozzylot:

bribryontour:

This should be a book for kids.

It really should.

I’m making it a book :))

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09 4 / 2014

jamaicanfemmefatale:

androphilia:

A Concise History Of Black-White Relations In The U.S.A. by Ampersand, a.k.a. Barry Deutsch

I love political cartoons. They can say what we are all thinking in a satirical way so no one can get too offended.

jamaicanfemmefatale:

androphilia:

A Concise History Of Black-White Relations In The U.S.A. by Ampersand, a.k.a. Barry Deutsch

I love political cartoons. They can say what we are all thinking in a satirical way so no one can get too offended.

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09 4 / 2014

fascinasians:

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09 4 / 2014

idolatrine:

99.9% chance this is the “grown man” who trolls me on Twitter and Facebook - so many butthurts since we changed the Bedford “Redmen” name and logo.If most of your day is spent defending your old high school’s racist Native logo and name, and attacking the Indigenous women who changed it, you should probably get a new hobby. Knitting, tennis, model airplanes - there’s so much more to life. Give it a try.

idolatrine:

99.9% chance this is the “grown man” who trolls me on Twitter and Facebook - so many butthurts since we changed the Bedford “Redmen” name and logo.

If most of your day is spent defending your old high school’s racist Native logo and name, and attacking the Indigenous women who changed it, you should probably get a new hobby.

Knitting, tennis, model airplanes - there’s so much more to life. Give it a try.

07 4 / 2014

izanzanwin:

ALL NATIVES, ALLIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PEOPLE, PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST. Today we just kicked off our Annual “Time Out Week” at the University of North Dakota. During this week we have native speakers and events and during the weekend we have the pow wow. Also important to note our theme this year is Gender & sexuality in Native America, important during SAAM. It has become increasingly difficult to recieve funding to even put on these events every year,. Very few administration showed up at our opening ceremony, despite an invite months ago. Its very disappointing to see such racism running rampant on our campus.

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the University of North Dakota took this upon themselves to show their blatant racism in relation of the Fighting Sioux mascot being changed. The sorority is right next door to American Indian Student Services. They posted a banner saying: "You Can Take Away Our Mascot But You Can’t Take Away Our Pride!". They continue to display ignorance despite one meeting of reconciliation that already took place. 

EDIT: The above pic is from 2008 
http://www.indianz.com/News/2008/007874.asp 
But the banner is from today 4/7/2014. It just goes to show how this racism towards natives at University of North Dakota has not improved. 

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07 4 / 2014

nativeamericannews:

Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards
Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season. Little did we know how successful the players on this list would be. The list would include a NAIA National Champion and first ever Native American MVP, more than a few Freshman of the Year recipients, a Final Four participant, a record breaker and the most heralded basketball player in Native Basketball history.

nativeamericannews:

Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season. Little did we know how successful the players on this list would be. The list would include a NAIA National Champion and first ever Native American MVP, more than a few Freshman of the Year recipients, a Final Four participant, a record breaker and the most heralded basketball player in Native Basketball history.


(Source: ndnsports.com)

07 4 / 2014

voguedissent:

postsatire:

unapologetically-yellow:

My favorite bit:

I have always been skeptical of white people who claim that “one of my best friends is black.” Internally my response has always been, “They may be your friend, but are you their friend?”

I believe deeply in the power of friendship to make us better human beings. But interracial friendships, especially in adulthood, require a level of risk and vulnerability that many of us would rather simply not deal with. And that is perhaps one of racism’s biggest casualties: Beyond the level of systemic havoc that racism wreaks on the material lives of people of color, in a million and one ways every day, it reduces the opportunity of all people to be more human.

Cooper put my thoughts and feelings—like how I always keep one eye out on my white friends because I know at some point, they’re going to throw me under the bus—into words far more eloquent than my own. 

Wait. You’re blaming white people because you don’t feel comfortable around them? Because you “know” that “at some point” they’re going to throw you under the bus?

And you don’t see how this sort of attitude could be self-fulfilling? You’re spending your days any nights patiently waiting for white people to do or say anything at all that might revoke what you consider as the friendship contract.

What the hell kind of chance to white people have against that? Just be friends with whoever you like and calm down. No one’s trying to throw you under the bus, and if they do, it will be a colourless act.

I get that whole thing with “I have a black friend”. The not-white people I knew in California used to call me their “white friend”, which was a bit weird. I don’t know if I’d get butthurt about it, but I can see why you might not like it.

"it will be a colourless act"

HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS

gods forbid i speak from my experiences and see race and how it plays into social interactions

people calling you their white friend =/= when white people do shitty things to me cuz i’m an asian woman because social structures of power dude

son sit down and learn instead of trying to talk over poc

you just proved my point of white ppl throwing poc under the bus

07 4 / 2014

theenchantedcottage:

We’re celebrating Human Rights Day today, and our first profile is of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners:Tawakkol Karman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Leymah Gbowee.Tawakkol Karman: Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32. 
See more: http://goo.gl/Ocp2RqEllen Johnson Sirleaf: Born in Liberia in 1938, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was schooled in the United States before serving in the government of her native Liberia. A military coup in 1980 sent her into exile, but she returned in 1985 to speak out against the military regime. She was forced to briefly leave the country again. When she won the 2005 election, Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state in Africa. In 2011, she was one of a trio of women to win the Nobel Peace Prize. 
See more:http://goo.gl/YclXQ3Leymah Gbowee: Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize, preceded by the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Gbowee is a mother of six as well as a women’s and human rights activist specializing in peacebuilding. 
See more:http://goo.gl/2jEfnZ

theenchantedcottage:

We’re celebrating Human Rights Day today, and our first profile is of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners:Tawakkol Karman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Leymah Gbowee.

Tawakkol Karman: Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32. 

See more: http://goo.gl/Ocp2Rq

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Born in Liberia in 1938, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was schooled in the United States before serving in the government of her native Liberia. A military coup in 1980 sent her into exile, but she returned in 1985 to speak out against the military regime. She was forced to briefly leave the country again. When she won the 2005 election, Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state in Africa. In 2011, she was one of a trio of women to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

See more:http://goo.gl/YclXQ3

Leymah Gbowee: Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize, preceded by the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Gbowee is a mother of six as well as a women’s and human rights activist specializing in peacebuilding.

See more:http://goo.gl/2jEfnZ

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07 4 / 2014

afrodiaspores:

“A Young Woman and a Group of Pretty Teenage Girls on a Balcony in Havana, Cuba, West Indies,” 1930s

afrodiaspores:

A Young Woman and a Group of Pretty Teenage Girls on a Balcony in Havana, Cuba, West Indies,” 1930s

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07 4 / 2014

When I teach history related to Islam or Muslims in the United States, I begin by asking students what names they associate with these terms. The list is consistent year after year: Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali.

All of these individuals have affected U.S. history in significant ways. If we take a step back and look at the messages these figures communicate about Muslims in U.S. history, we see a story dominated by men and by the Nation of Islam. Although important, focusing solely on these stories leaves us with a skewed view of Muslims in U.S. history. Even these examples are a stretch. Most of my students reference 9/11 as the first time they heard of Muslims.

(Source: muslimwomeninhistory, via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

07 4 / 2014

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

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07 4 / 2014

nativeamericannews:

Mackinac Tribe files suit against DOI to gain federal recognition
The Mackinac Tribe of Michigan is suing the Obama administration in hopes of gaining federal recognition.The tribe’s Ojibwe and Odawa ancestors signed a series of treaties between 1783 and 1855. But the Mackinac Bands have never been recognized as a tribe despite being identified as a distinct community by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as recently as 1926.

nativeamericannews:

Mackinac Tribe files suit against DOI to gain federal recognition

The Mackinac Tribe of Michigan is suing the Obama administration in hopes of gaining federal recognition.
The tribe’s Ojibwe and Odawa ancestors signed a series of treaties between 1783 and 1855. But the Mackinac Bands have never been recognized as a tribe despite being identified as a distinct community by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as recently as 1926.

(Source: indianz.com)