xicanaxingona:

escuelitaguazabara:

-by 1965 over 34% of Puerto Rican mothers between the ages of 20-49 had been sterilized-

don’t forget that

This. They sterilized, without allowing them a proper understanding of what was being done, over 1/3rd of Puerto Rican women- so many that at the time that the children those women would have had would have been entering school the numbers were down so much they had to close many schools.

They also sterilized 1/4th of Native American women.

Let’s not forget they have forcibly sterilized black women, often immediately after childbirth or with the justification of their being “unfit mothers” because of drug addiction. 

To name a few examples….

Controlling our reproduction is an integral aspect of the oppression of women of color in the US.

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neptunelovedme:

jaundiceyeyes:

#warready

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jaundiceyeyes:

#warready

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niver85:

The new head of the EU Donald Tusk and his grandfather Joseph (Behind the wheel). Reserve SS. 1944

"Platinum mining contributes more to South Africa’s GDP than gold and diamonds combined. Platinum and its associated elements are used as catalysts in a range of chemical reactions, as well as being vital components of nearly every electrical device we use."

— Jack Shenker, ‘After the massacre: life in South Africa’s platinum mining belt’, The Guardian (via indizombie)

Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

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dynastylnoire:

bishopmyles:

tsunamiwavesurfing:

source

wtf

omg it’s real. Lord let her rest in peace. My God…..

HAPEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -
Police have arrested an Atlanta police officer accused of shooting a woman and burning her body in Hapeville.
The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem Zeus Rana on the charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. He was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport attempting to get on a flight to Mexico.
On Aug. 22, a Hapeville city employee found the body of a woman on fire at the end of Elm Street.
Police said the woman, Vernicia Woodard, 26, was shot multiple times and set on fire.
"First he took her to a secluded area to do the crime and then after killing her, he used some kind of fuel to light the body on fire in order to cover up any type of evidence that may be there," said Detective Stephen Cushing.
Hapeville police said Rana and Woodard met on Craigslist for a “romantic exchange” and the night she was killed was the first time they had met in person.
Rana was questioned Wednesday by police. Later in the day evidence at the scene and Internet correspondence led them to consider him a suspect, but police couldn’t find him. 
Rana is currently employed by the City of Atlanta Police Department as a police officer. He was supposed to go to work Wednesday night but never showed up.
Police put Rana on the no-fly list, let him get through security to ensure he was not armed, then moved in to arrest him.

postracialcomments:

dynastylnoire:

bishopmyles:

tsunamiwavesurfing:

source

wtf

omg it’s real. Lord let her rest in peace. My God…..

HAPEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Police have arrested an Atlanta police officer accused of shooting a woman and burning her body in Hapeville.

The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem Zeus Rana on the charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. He was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport attempting to get on a flight to Mexico.

On Aug. 22, a Hapeville city employee found the body of a woman on fire at the end of Elm Street.

Police said the woman, Vernicia Woodard, 26, was shot multiple times and set on fire.

"First he took her to a secluded area to do the crime and then after killing her, he used some kind of fuel to light the body on fire in order to cover up any type of evidence that may be there," said Detective Stephen Cushing.

Hapeville police said Rana and Woodard met on Craigslist for a “romantic exchange” and the night she was killed was the first time they had met in person.

Rana was questioned Wednesday by police. Later in the day evidence at the scene and Internet correspondence led them to consider him a suspect, but police couldn’t find him. 

Rana is currently employed by the City of Atlanta Police Department as a police officer. He was supposed to go to work Wednesday night but never showed up.

Police put Rana on the no-fly list, let him get through security to ensure he was not armed, then moved in to arrest him.

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"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)"

When Whites Just Don’t Get It / NYT

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chauvinistsushi:

acceber74:

postracialcomments:

DECATUR, Ga. — Police are searching for suspects in a deadly Decatur kidnapping.

Authorities say a man and a woman were kidnapped early Saturday morning and found just a few hours later handcuffed and each shot in the head. Their families have pulled together a $15,000 reward for anyone who can tell them who did it.

The family says Jeronta Brown and his fiance, Briana Brooks, took their 8-month-old baby and 14-year-old niece out for a meal. When they got back to their Decatur home, several men jumped them.

The children were able to get away, but Brown and Brooks were put into the back of a van.

Brown’s aunt, Myesha Brown, said the men tried to get inside the house before leaving.

"The guys walked up, started ringing on the doorbell, beating on the door, yelling, ‘FBI, FBI,’" Brown said.

Instead of opening the door, Brown said they called 911. Police did show up, but Brown said they didn’t take the kidnapping seriously.

"We were unable to get the kidnappers what they wanted due to Dekalb County thinking that this was a joke, this was something Jeronta set up," she said.

Brown said a family member got a call shortly after the kidnappers took off, demanding $150,000.

By daybreak, a driver 17 miles away in northwest Atlanta spotted Brooks and Brown lying in the street.

Jerota Brown was dead. Brooks, seven months pregnant with the couple’s second child, was alive. Doctors were able to deliver the baby girl by C-section. Brown says the infant is doing fine, but Brooks’ condition remains uncertain.

DeKalb County police were unavailable to talk about the crime and their response to it because of the holiday weekend.

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This is all over the news here [Atlanta, GA] and it’s really fucked up. Police incompetence directly facilitated his death and her grave injuries. 

too close to home

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generalbriefing:

kreyolcoco:

dynastylnoire:

lovelifelaurennn:

breenewsome:

This is #JonathanFerrell. Last summer, he crashed his car in Charlotte. He climbed out of his car and started walking in search of help. Police arrived, surrounded the site of the crash and Ofc. Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan multiple times in the chest, killing him. #endpolicebrutality

WHAT?

let us not forget

My city

Remember.

generalbriefing:

kreyolcoco:

dynastylnoire:

lovelifelaurennn:

breenewsome:

This is #JonathanFerrell. Last summer, he crashed his car in Charlotte. He climbed out of his car and started walking in search of help. Police arrived, surrounded the site of the crash and Ofc. Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan multiple times in the chest, killing him. #endpolicebrutality

WHAT?

let us not forget

My city

Remember.

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"In the field of education, for example, symbolic violence operates not so much by the teacher speaking ‘ideologically’ to the students, but by the teacher being perceived as in possession of an amount of ‘cultural capital’ which the student needs to acquire. The educational system thus contributes to reproducing the dominant social order not so much by the viewpoints it fosters, but by this regulated distribution of cultural capital."

— "Ideology: An Introduction" - Terry Eagleton

"Any such social field is necessarily structured by a set of unspoken rules for what can be validly uttered or perceived within it; and these rules thus operate as a mode of what Bourdieu terms ‘symbolic violence’. Since symbolic violence is legitimate, it generally goes unrecognized as violence. It is, Bourdieu remarks in Outline of a Theory of Practice, ‘the gentle, invisible form of violence, which is never recognised as such, and is not so much undergone as chosen, the violence of credit, confidence, obligation, personal loyalty, hospitality, gifts, gratitude, piety… .’"

— "Ideology: An Introduction" - Terry Eagleton

"Social life contains a number of different habitus, each system appropriate to what Bourdieu terms a ‘field’. A field, he argues in Questions de sociologie (1980), is a competitive system of social relations which functions according to its own internal logic, composed of institutions or individuals who are competing for the same stake. What is generally at stake in such fields is the attainment of maximum dominance within them - a dominance which allows those who achieve it to confer legitimacy on other participants, or to withdraw it from them. To achieve such dominance involves amassing the maximum amount of the particular kind of ‘symbolic capital’ appropriate to the field; and for such power to become ‘legitimate’ it must cease to be recognized for what it is. A power which is tacitly rather than explicitly endorsed is one which has succeeded in legitimating itself."

— "Ideology: An Introduction" - Terry Eagleton

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