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keepupwithferguson:

flockaflamed:

LET US GO!! They have us caged in on the sidewalk!!

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protesters at a ferguson solidarity rally in nyc have been detained and harassed by nypd and multiple people have been arrested. this is and has been a widespread problem

My god man its like no matter where you go…ugh.

(Source: vine.co)


hallease:

materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

freshmouthgoddess:

haitianhistory:

freshmouthgoddess:

universalayititoma:

haitianhistory:

Today in Haitian History - August 14, 1791 - Bois Caïman Vodou Ceremony. 
While historians still debate how many slaves took part of the infamous Bois Caïman Vodou Ceremony (or if it even occurred), very few would deny the emblematic value of the event. Indeed, various accounts maintain that it was precisely during this service that slaves in Northern Saint-Domingue prepared and organized for a major uprising against slave-owners. This uprising soon transformed itself into a large-scale Revolution across the country where temporary associationswere made and destroyed - a moment that we now refer to as the Haitian Revolution.
 * While the events that led to the formation of the Haitian state should not be reduced to a Vodou ceremony, Bois Caïman still, if only symbolically, marks the beginning of a new era and conscience amongst slaves in Saint-Domingue, whereby they agreed that death was better than servitude.
Painting of Bois Caïman Vodou ceremony with Boukman Dutty in its center: Courtesy of Michigan State University. (For reading suggestions on the Haitian Revolution, see here.) 

Happy Bwa Kayiman Day

of course let’s all erase Cecile Fatiman..cause we know how unimportant Haitian women are /were ..it was just Boukman …..

Hello. I am one of the moderators of Haitian History on Tumblr. I just saw your reply to our Bois Caïman post. We’ve only included Boukman Dutty’s name (in the bottom section of our post) because this is generally the way in which this painting is recognized, and not, as your comment seems to suggests, because of our desire to erase women from Haitian history. We certainly did not go into an enumeration of the presumed people who were at this ceremony and included further readings on the Revolution (*We apologize if you already received this message.)

Cecile Fatiman is not presumed to be missing she was the one presiding over the ceremony not Boukman . she was erased . because Haitian society do not value women just like the world. to erase the Woman who presided over the ceremony .. the grand priestess.. well I take it as an insult as a Haitian woman . of course she does not show up on the painting. Haitian History is written by men. who keep telling us we did not contribute anything to Haitian freedom..we were just there to serve the dudes while they did important stuff… frankly I’m tired of it .. don’t take it personally it just come on for fuck sake the woman presided over the freaking thing .. she guided the ceremony.. but It’ s all about Boukman .and only him ..

freshmouthgoddess:

haitianhistory:

freshmouthgoddess:

universalayititoma:

haitianhistory:

Today in Haitian History - August 14, 1791 - Bois Caïman Vodou Ceremony. 

While historians still debate how many slaves took part of the infamous Bois Caïman Vodou Ceremony (or if it even occurred), very few would deny the emblematic value of the event. Indeed, various accounts maintain that it was precisely during this service that slaves in Northern Saint-Domingue prepared and organized for a major uprising against slave-owners. This uprising soon transformed itself into a large-scale Revolution across the country where temporary associationswere made and destroyed - a moment that we now refer to as the Haitian Revolution.

 * While the events that led to the formation of the Haitian state should not be reduced to a Vodou ceremony, Bois Caïman still, if only symbolically, marks the beginning of a new era and conscience amongst slaves in Saint-Domingue, whereby they agreed that death was better than servitude.

Painting of Bois Caïman Vodou ceremony with Boukman Dutty in its center: Courtesy of Michigan State University. (For reading suggestions on the Haitian Revolution, see here.) 

Happy Bwa Kayiman Day

of course let’s all erase Cecile Fatiman..cause we know how unimportant Haitian women are /were ..it was just Boukman …..

Hello. I am one of the moderators of Haitian History on Tumblr. I just saw your reply to our Bois Caïman post. We’ve only included Boukman Dutty’s name (in the bottom section of our post) because this is generally the way in which this painting is recognized, and not, as your comment seems to suggests, because of our desire to erase women from Haitian history. We certainly did not go into an enumeration of the presumed people who were at this ceremony and included further readings on the Revolution (*We apologize if you already received this message.)

Cecile Fatiman is not presumed to be missing she was the one presiding over the ceremony not Boukman . she was erased . because Haitian society do not value women just like the world. to erase the Woman who presided over the ceremony .. the grand priestess.. well I take it as an insult as a Haitian woman . of course she does not show up on the painting. Haitian History is written by men. who keep telling us we did not contribute anything to Haitian freedom..we were just there to serve the dudes while they did important stuff…
frankly I’m tired of it .. don’t take it personally it just come on for fuck sake the woman presided over the freaking thing .. she guided the ceremony.. but It’ s all about Boukman .and only him ..

lalondes:

i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team

thepunkandthereckless asked: Why does it matter what race the people are? Shouldn't the only thing that matters is people are dying by the hands of the police and nothing is being done about it? Why does everything have to be about race?

lordbape:

solomen052:

There actually isn’t such a thing as race.  Which makes all this discriminatory BS even worse.  

solomen read this right quick

aquaticspacepussy:

lordbape:

Reread your own message. Who is dying by the hands of the police? Black people.. on purpose.. Black people are intentionally being killed by the police… Not “people”.. because this is happening at an institutional level in which specifically Black people are purposefully being killed, arrested and dehumanized by the police because they are Black. It’s really fucking simple, actually.  There’s a pattern— that’s why race matters. We— Black people— are all as en entire race in fucking danger that’s why race matters. Because it ISN’T just happening to “people”… it’s happening to Black people BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. It’s not a coincidence.

Why would it not matter that one group of people is intentionally being killed..? They’re being killed by the police BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK.. LITERALLY. Why would it not be about race if Black people are specifically being targeted to be killed like why wouldn’t that be important… Why do you not want to involve race? Tell me if you see a pattern that would help you understand why it’s about race

It is about race, I’m not “making it about race”. Why don’t you want it to be about race when it already is…?

Why is it that removing race makes white people feel so comfortable.

You should be insulted that your racism is so deep you need to remove a person’s heritage to see them as a person. You need to change the context of events just to understand them. How do you have the nerve to call yourself enlightened when in order to see the picture you have to blur the whole image.

here’s some scholarly work discrediting racial colorblindness and “there’s no such thing as race”

the social construct of race exists so there’s no point in saying “there’s no such thing as race” lol

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