Jews and Plantation Slavery in the Caribbean →
The role of Jews in plantation slavery is not documented at all. This silence is troubling especially since so many students visit the museum each year. They end up getting a rather distorted account of Jamaican, not just Jewish, history. In his prophetic song, “Columbus”, reggae philosopher Burning Spear warns that “A whole heap a mix up, mix up A whole heap a bend up, bend up Go ha fi...
South Africa is a very separated place, it’s separated along racial lines,...– South African writer & photographer Uviwe Mangweni (via studioafrica)
Dorothy Roberts - The Dark Side of Birth Control →
adrowningwoman: This is a chapter from the book “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” by Dorothy Roberts. I warn you: this material is emotionally difficult to process. It’s basically about how the birth control movement, and Margaret Sanger in particular, became involved with eugenics and racism and how women of color and poor women were forcibly sterilized....
Beautone: Dorothy Roberts on Race as a Political... →
beautone: Like citizenship, race is a political system that governs people by sorting them into social groupings based on invented biological demarcations. Race is not only interpreted according to invented rules, but, more important, race itself is an invented political grouping. Race is not a…
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish...– Anaïs Nin (via monamade)
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring...– Anaïs Nin (via monamade)
Recently in the last two years a large mega church opened up a multi-million...– Feel Good Justice?:The Problem of Starbuck’s Logic in the Church (via azspot)
Richard Nixon, Traitor →
It’s now confirmed that, in 1968, Nixon sabotaged the Paris Peace Talks in order to beat Humphrey.
Kimani Gray shot 17 times in the street. His family lost another son one year...– Damien Crisp (via uxxr)
First came a quote from a Yale University professor of psychology and public...– The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food Michael Moss - This article is adapted from “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” which will be published by Random House this month
A revolution doesn’t only teach reading and writing to those who are illiterate....– Lea Guido, Nicaraguan feminist activist active in the struggle against the Somoza Dictatorship. Read more here (via ourspaceislove)
Self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected....– Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year. Stuff I’m finding as I “clean” my room. (via verbalprivilege)
When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for...– Frantz Fanon (via dynamicafrica)