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Sep 17

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Mz 007- Important 

I’ve listened to this at least 10 times since reading about it on For Harriet yesterday. I’m so here for a fat black woman declaring herself important, exuding self confidence, and owning her truth. Here for this movement!  

LOVE THIS.  

Sep 17

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

Sep 17

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

Sep 17

Wait, so cops manage to bring in convicted mass murderer (and armed) TJ Lane unharmed and alive after he escapes from jail, but an unarmed Mike Brown gets shot while surrendering because the cop was supposedly afraid?

Sep 16

bruja-ja:

gradientlair:

christel-thoughts:

When you see me show me your bachelors, show me your masters. That’s the best thing you can do for me, as my fan.

YAAAAASS NICKI. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS

i haven’t found the source video yet.

I love the way Nicki encourages people with education. I’ve seen her ask about report cards on Twitter and tell young people to bring their C’s up to B’s and B’s up to A’s. And this quote is too awesome. ❤

Oh, but she promotes trashy, low-class, uneducated behavior, right?
I see that racism, classism, and respectability bullshit.

Nicki is a goddess.

Sep 16

kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

Sep 16

tw-koreanhistory:

Gone In 41 Seconds — Police Quick to Kill Korean Artist

Feb 24, 2008

LA HABRA, Calif. — On the afternoon of December 31, 2007, two police officers encountered Michael Cho in the parking lot of a liquor store in La Habra, a small, generally quiet city in Orange County, California. It didn’t take long for the meeting to go bad. After less than a minute the officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the 25-year-old artist, ending his life - and setting off an ongoing cascade of protests across Southern California’s Korean American community.

Computerized police logs obtained by New America Media suggest the officers quickly turned to deadly force when they confronted Cho, whom they suspected of vandalism. According to the Computer Automated Transcript documenting the incident, at 2:04 p.m. the cops contacted their dispatcher to say they’d located Cho. “Out with the subject near the liquor store,” the transcript reads. Just 41 seconds later they radioed dispatch again, this time saying they’d shot the suspect and now needed paramedics to attend to him. “Shot fired, Suspect down, Medics requested,” reads the transcript. In the aftermath of the killing, Cho’s family has publicly condemned the department, saying the officers rushed to shoot Cho, rather than using less lethal tools like pepper spray or Taser stun guns to subdue him.

“The police killed my son like a dog,” Cho’s mother, Honglan Cho, recently told the La Habra City Council. According to Shelly Lynn Kaufman, an attorney for the Cho family, the fusillade of bullets left ten holes in his body.

Read More: http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ad58d8b8031a47854d3676200f5c5be5 

Sep 16

quote Das some white people shit.

Usually said when one suggests an activity that can be dangerous to ones health and/or well-being. (via blackproverbs)

SMH LOL

(via tanama)

DEAD. I said this this weekend. Someone was like “Oh you should try veganism”, then i was just like “Umm I’m not white”. 

Sep 16
Sep 16
parfois:

A+

parfois:

A+

Sep 16
parfois:

baccalaklava:

maghrabiyya:

littlebeachblonde:

maghrabiyya:

littlebeachblonde:

maghrabiyya:

countingmyfeathers:

littlebeachblonde:

Gypsy Warrior tee from Pacsun ♥

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

like do they really not understand that gypsy is a racial slur
it’s literally like “(insert any racial slur here) warrior”
why the fuck would you wear that on a tshirt unless you are rroma

First of all lol ‘gypsy’ is NOT a race… it’s a lifestyle. Just saying. Also it’s just a tee shirt, like calm down. Lol idiots.

Are you seriously telling me, a Rroma person, that my people are a lifestyle????????
ARE YOU REALLY.
i’m fucking done with gadje holy shit. i don’t have the energy for this piece of shit right now, guys.

You don’t have time, yet you reblog shit & talk out of your ass? Lol ohhkay cool. Also, being gypsy isn’t just what your race is… the teem gypsy comes from a lifestyle. Look it up since you have plenty of free time  you sound so dumb, just stop.

oh habibti you’ve got a lot to learn.
Here are a few facts about the Romani people, who lead this wonderfully whimsical lifestyle that you so desire- They are not nomadic by choice. They moved around because they had to. Constantly being on the road is quite literally a way of survival. To this day they are persecuted where ever they go.
http://www.romea.cz/en/news/world/molotov-cocktail-attacks-committed-against-romani-people-in-france-last-friday
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roma-boy-left-unconscious-after-being-savagely-beaten-and-tortured-during-vigilante-attack-in-paris-suburb-9544346.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10908942/Roma-boy-attacked-in-Paris-the-picture-that-will-shock-France.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/3278569.stm
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/fd-080924-roma-web.pdf
http://lolodiklo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/molotov-cocktail-attack-on-romani.html
They were persecuted alongside the Jews in the Holocaust – the Roma & Sinti (Romani nations).
And that’s not even the half of it.- Despite the belief that gypsies dress provocatively and seduce men, traditional Romani culture has strict guidelines for the way women dress, and how they act around men. The marime code (or Gypsy law) is a strict series of laws that govern all aspects of Gypsy life. Traditional Romani women wouldn’t be caught dead in shirts that barely cover their breasts, expose their bare stomachs or in skirts that have hemlines above the ankle.- We can’t tell the future. If we could, don’t you think we’d have foreseen Hilter’s plan for Gypsies in the Holocaust and gotten the hell out of there? Sorry to burst your bubble, folks. No crystal balls here.Although most people seem to think that the romanticized version of the “gypsy lifestyle” should be flattering, I’m afraid most Romani people do not see it that way. This misrepresentation and romanticization of our culture is called ‘exotification’ and it is highly offensive. Though the belief among gadje (non-Romani) is that we should be flattered by these stereotypes! It is not up to outsiders to decide what racial slurs are and are not “harmless”. So FUCK YOU for having this shit on a tshirt.
My ethnic group is not a lifestyle or a choice. No one wanted to be a ‘gypsy’ when they were carting off Romanies to the concentration camps.
Please for the love of God do some research before you make a fool out of yourself. Stupid fucking gadje.
This link has more info: http://www.holocaust-trc.org/sinti.htm
Here are several links, so you can read about ‘the gypsy life’. Gypsies (Romani people) have had to deal with the following, throughout history (and even today):*forced sterilization (yes, it is still happening)*eviction*harassment (by law enforcement as well as civilians)*fingerprinting (this is happening in Italy right now – all Romani people are being fingerprinted, simply because our race is considered ‘criminal’)*concentration camps*starvation*exclusion from public schools and welfare programs*bombings (it is not uncommon in places like the Czech Republic for people to throw molotov cocktails into the windows of Romani homes)*forced into a nomadic lifestyle because no country wanted them thereUnfortunately, it is not as romantic as you seem to believe. I truly wish that it were. If you can read these pages and still not understand why foolish romanticization of a people that has suffered so much (and still suffers to this day) is disrespectful and wrong, then I am at a loss as to what else to say to you. Links:http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0102/1224261527544.htmlhttp://www.errc.org/Thematic_index.phphttp://www.cohre.org/romahttp://www.everyonegroup.com/EveryOne/MainPage/Entries/2010/3/12_Italy,_ERRC._Evictions_of_Roma_and_Sinti.htmlhttp://reproductiverights.org/en/document/body-and-soul-forced-sterilization-and-other-assaults-on-roma-reproductive-freedomhttp://www.praguepost.com/news/2902-government-admits-forced-sterilization.htmlhttp://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/international/czech-government-apologizes-for-forced-sterilization-of-roma-womenhttp://www.policemag.com/Forums/Police-Magazine-Forum/From-the-Editor/New-Forum-Features/Gypsy-criminal-groups.aspxhttp://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/gypsies.htmlhttp://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005219http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/belfast-roma-attacks-highlight-european-racism-issue-20090617http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/28/opinion/28iht-edcahn.htmlhttp://www.rps.psu.edu/0009/gypsy.html
Educate yourself, yeah?

Just a tip, when someone says “please stop using X slur against my people,” the correct response is NEVER “but you’re not even a people lol”

wow ignorance. just…wow. “gypsy is a lifestyle”. besides squeeing about pumpkin spice, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more white girl phrase.

parfois:

baccalaklava:

maghrabiyya:

littlebeachblonde:

maghrabiyya:

littlebeachblonde:

maghrabiyya:

countingmyfeathers:

littlebeachblonde:

Gypsy Warrior tee from Pacsun ♥

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

like do they really not understand that gypsy is a racial slur

it’s literally like “(insert any racial slur here) warrior”

why the fuck would you wear that on a tshirt unless you are rroma

First of all lol ‘gypsy’ is NOT a race… it’s a lifestyle. Just saying. Also it’s just a tee shirt, like calm down. Lol idiots.

Are you seriously telling me, a Rroma person, that my people are a lifestyle????????

ARE YOU REALLY.

i’m fucking done with gadje holy shit. i don’t have the energy for this piece of shit right now, guys.

You don’t have time, yet you reblog shit & talk out of your ass? Lol ohhkay cool. Also, being gypsy isn’t just what your race is… the teem gypsy comes from a lifestyle. Look it up since you have plenty of free time  you sound so dumb, just stop.

oh habibti you’ve got a lot to learn.

Here are a few facts about the Romani people, who lead this wonderfully whimsical lifestyle that you so desire

- They are not nomadic by choice. They moved around because they had to. Constantly being on the road is quite literally a way of survival. To this day they are persecuted where ever they go.

http://www.romea.cz/en/news/world/molotov-cocktail-attacks-committed-against-romani-people-in-france-last-friday

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roma-boy-left-unconscious-after-being-savagely-beaten-and-tortured-during-vigilante-attack-in-paris-suburb-9544346.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10908942/Roma-boy-attacked-in-Paris-the-picture-that-will-shock-France.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/3278569.stm

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/fd-080924-roma-web.pdf

http://lolodiklo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/molotov-cocktail-attack-on-romani.html

They were persecuted alongside the Jews in the Holocaust – the Roma & Sinti (Romani nations).

And that’s not even the half of it.

- Despite the belief that gypsies dress provocatively and seduce men, traditional Romani culture has strict guidelines for the way women dress, and how they act around men. The marime code (or Gypsy law) is a strict series of laws that govern all aspects of Gypsy life. Traditional Romani women wouldn’t be caught dead in shirts that barely cover their breasts, expose their bare stomachs or in skirts that have hemlines above the ankle.

- We can’t tell the future. If we could, don’t you think we’d have foreseen Hilter’s plan for Gypsies in the Holocaust and gotten the hell out of there? Sorry to burst your bubble, folks. No crystal balls here.

Although most people seem to think that the romanticized version of the “gypsy lifestyle” should be flattering, I’m afraid most Romani people do not see it that way. This misrepresentation and romanticization of our culture is called ‘exotification’ and it is highly offensive. Though the belief among gadje (non-Romani) is that we should be flattered by these stereotypes! It is not up to outsiders to decide what racial slurs are and are not “harmless”. So FUCK YOU for having this shit on a tshirt.


My ethnic group is not a lifestyle or a choice. No one wanted to be a ‘gypsy’ when they were carting off Romanies to the concentration camps.

Please for the love of God do some research before you make a fool out of yourself. Stupid fucking gadje.

This link has more info: http://www.holocaust-trc.org/sinti.htm

Here are several links, so you can read about ‘the gypsy life’. Gypsies (Romani people) have had to deal with the following, throughout history (and even today):

*forced sterilization (yes, it is still happening)
*eviction
*harassment (by law enforcement as well as civilians)
*fingerprinting (this is happening in Italy right now – all Romani people are being fingerprinted, simply because our race is considered ‘criminal’)
*concentration camps
*starvation
*exclusion from public schools and welfare programs
*bombings (it is not uncommon in places like the Czech Republic for people to throw molotov cocktails into the windows of Romani homes)
*forced into a nomadic lifestyle because no country wanted them there

Unfortunately, it is not as romantic as you seem to believe. I truly wish that it were. If you can read these pages and still not understand why foolish romanticization of a people that has suffered so much (and still suffers to this day) is disrespectful and wrong, then I am at a loss as to what else to say to you.

Links:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0102/1224261527544.html

http://www.errc.org/Thematic_index.php

http://www.cohre.org/roma

http://www.everyonegroup.com/EveryOne/MainPage/Entries/2010/3/12_Italy,_ERRC._Evictions_of_Roma_and_Sinti.html

http://reproductiverights.org/en/document/body-and-soul-forced-sterilization-and-other-assaults-on-roma-reproductive-freedom

http://www.praguepost.com/news/2902-government-admits-forced-sterilization.html

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/international/czech-government-apologizes-for-forced-sterilization-of-roma-women

http://www.policemag.com/Forums/Police-Magazine-Forum/From-the-Editor/New-Forum-Features/Gypsy-criminal-groups.aspx

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/gypsies.html

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005219

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/belfast-roma-attacks-highlight-european-racism-issue-20090617

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/28/opinion/28iht-edcahn.html

http://www.rps.psu.edu/0009/gypsy.html

Educate yourself, yeah?

Just a tip, when someone says “please stop using X slur against my people,” the correct response is NEVER “but you’re not even a people lol”

wow ignorance. just…wow. “gypsy is a lifestyle”. besides squeeing about pumpkin spice, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more white girl phrase.

Sep 15
medresearch:

Penn Study Finds Genetic Mutations Linked With Ethnic Disparities in Cancer
One of the goals of genome sequencing is to identify genetic mutations associated with increased susceptibility to disease. Yet by and large these discoveries have been made in people of European or Asian ancestry, resulting in an incomplete picture of global genetic variation in disease vulnerability.
In a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Genomics, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have addressed this omission. Their investigation identified more than 30 previously undescribed mutations in important regulatory molecules called microRNAs. Many of these mutations influence whether a person develops cancer or the severity of the disease.
Read more
Funding: The study was supported by a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award to Tishkoff and a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship to Rawlings-Goss.

medresearch:

Penn Study Finds Genetic Mutations Linked With Ethnic Disparities in Cancer

One of the goals of genome sequencing is to identify genetic mutations associated with increased susceptibility to disease. Yet by and large these discoveries have been made in people of European or Asian ancestry, resulting in an incomplete picture of global genetic variation in disease vulnerability.

In a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Genomics, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have addressed this omission. Their investigation identified more than 30 previously undescribed mutations in important regulatory molecules called microRNAs. Many of these mutations influence whether a person develops cancer or the severity of the disease.

Read more

Funding: The study was supported by a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award to Tishkoff and a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship to Rawlings-Goss.

Sep 15

tastefullyoffensive:

Celebrity Magazine Covers Seamlessly Blended With Classic Paintings

by Eisen Bernard Bernando

Sep 15
potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

Sep 15
crewtonramone:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

more like


Rebloged for the second one…

crewtonramone:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

more like

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Rebloged for the second one…