saddeer:

can’t believe the attention some of these white thinks receive on this website

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stephaniepham:

Ayad Ali Brissam Karim was born in Baghdad in 1991.  In 2003 during the Gulf War, the farm of his parents gets into the frontline and is attacked by US-American helicopters.  His uncle Mohammad loses his leg.  His grandmother Telba is injured too when trying to help Ayad.  Ayad’s face is badly burnt, and his right eye becomes blind.

"He left school because the other boys teased him," says his 42-year old father, Ali Brissam Karim.  "He can speak, however he cannot read.  He cannot help us with field work."

Worse than the physical injuries are the psychological consequences.  “Many times a day he asks the same question and becomes aggressive for no obvious reason,” his mother says.  In the meantime, Ayad has undergone medical treatment in the US, however, his eyesight could not be recovered.

Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 12880)   via  › arsvitaest  

+ gulf war   

stagesandpages:

These Guys

Mehcad BROOKS
Chiwetel EJIOFOR
Idris ELBA
Donald GLOVER
Michael B. JORDAN
Anthony MACKIE
Evan ROSS
Columbus SHORT
Tristan WILDS
Jesse WILLIAMS

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newgodfro:

quixon:

musiclovesweed:

gloomyteens:

this is so sad

Damn

Aren’t handguns banned in Chicago?

nah we have a law that allows concealed carry

Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 4881)   via  › gloomyteens  

+ Chicago   

I am an African. The death of my brother is also my death. Let me put this question to you again, because many foolish Black middle classes, and many foolish people who are eating well think that they can sit in America, and watch this country destroy the African continent, and watch this country destroy African-Caribbeans, and watch this country destroy Africans in Central and South America, and think that these same people who destroy Africans abroad, will not be the same people who will destroy them in America.

Dr. Amos N. Wilson (via erikangstrom)

I love this

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Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 755)   via  › disciplesofmalcolm  

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ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”

"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”

The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.

ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.

"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.

Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

Anonymous said: i'm really just tired of a lot of non black woc/poc talking about solidarity and sisterhood and resistance, using black feminist thought and the history of black women as analogies, parallels and vehicles for their own struggles and movements...but then turning around and spewing some classist antiblack bullshit on the side..or thinking my solidarity as a black women with them gives them carte blanche to appropriate my culture or say nigga. i dont want that type of empty solidarity. keep it!

wocinsolidarity:

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justwhitesupremacythings:

If only white people responded to racist shit from neo-nazis and blatantly racist white people with the same vigor they respond to people of color who express frustration over the racist shit white people do to them

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matthewjohnsonphoto:

Happy Earth Day with a sunset image from Alaska’s Katmai National Park shot at midnight.

Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 19)   via  › matthewjohnsonphoto  

+ Photography   

Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 6192)   via  › cristinmilioti  

+ Got  + dany  + daario  + both daarios are so hot   

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alexvanderwang:

Matthew Bell by Harry Carr @ Burberry 

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+ Dylan o'brien   

Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.

Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via wocinsolidarity)
Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 2097)   via  › odinsblog  

+ Race relations  + racism  + sonya sotomayor   

Posted on April 23, 2014   ( 1519)   via  › britishrobert  

+ Isaac lahey  + teen wolf   

“Transmission” — models wearing Erik Bjerkesjo, ph. Magnus Klackenstam

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