Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.

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Five Latin American countries withdraw envoys from Israel

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"[The English] are racist not because they hate the Blacks but because they don’t know who they are without the Blacks. They have to know who they are not in order to know who they are."

Stuart Hall, Ethnicity: Identity and Difference (via thedef)

And they hate the Blacks. Lol.

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Antiblackness, in a rough-hewn nutshell, is the structuring logic of the modernity and the foundation of the contemporary world we live in.

It is the glue and the string running through our conceptions of what it means to be free, what it means to be a citizen, what it means to be a legitimate and productive member of society, what it means to be Human, and what it means to be the anti-Human. Antiblackness is the structural positioning of the Black (“the Black” here being a marker for a certain type of subjectivity comparable to Marx’s “the worker” – shoutout Frank Wilderson) as an object that is fungible and able to be accumulated like any other wicket churned out by the process of capitalism; it is the fact of Black folks being open to perpetual and gratuitous violence that needs no definitive prior provocation or “reason;” the “reason” is the fact of Blackness (see: getting shot for walking home with some Skittles,getting shot while being handcuffed in the backseat of a car,getting shot for calling 911,being beaten for staring at someone in a “dehumanizing” way,and on and on).

It is, to echo Hartman, the afterlife of slavery: a logic that collapses the past and the present and places violence towards the Black within a range of acceptable daily practices.

"Raving Amazons": Antiblackness and Misogynoir in Social Media" by I’Nasah Crockett

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Sin and Salvation


hot and sticky in the back
of my throat
moisture on the window
hands itching
the scars left by others
my hands a healing fire
your hurt
lips forging new stars
around your belly
breath redolent with spices
the scent of the amazon
burning new endings
into my scalp


How many times 
Have you looked in the mirror
seen desolation
the small deaths of being
Let me
Through the glass 
don’t have to heal alone


Bile bursts
Out open windows
Filth filling
My body
All the shit
That makes you
I revel in your
Transforming it
Into brown soil
Brown skin


O twin faced Goddess
Of Sin and Salvation
ruega por nosotros pecadores
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte
Guarda las hijas embolatadas 
Abre sus ojos
Pa que vea
El amor 
Que teines
Por ellas

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Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

I really love this.

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a day does not go by where i dont think about/laugh at “please stop calling me dick dorkins”

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La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014. 

Evo once again being the voice of humanity.

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What is race?

Race is an ideology that says that all human populations are divided into exclusive and distinct groups; that all human populations are ranked, they are not equal. Inequality is absolutely essential to the idea of race. The other part is that the behavior of people is very much part of their biology.

And then the idea that all of this is inherited. People don’t only inherit their biological features, but they also inherit their moral and temperamental and intellectual features. And it stays with us right into the 21st century. Not only are all of these features inherited, but they are not transcendable. You can’t change. Racial populations, individual races, and individual people cannot change their race. So there’s no way in which you can transcend this identity. Once you are identified as a socially low-status race, you remain so forever.

Race wasn’t invented because it is a set of beliefs and attitudes about human variation. It has nothing to do with the biological variation itself. You can have many societies with great diversity in physical features without the idea of race. Race represents attitudes and beliefs about human differences, not the differences themselves.


Audrey Smedley is a professor of anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is author of Race in North America: Origins of a Worldview. (via howtobeterrell)

VCU though? Need to visit her.

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do you know how difficult it is to feel secure in your looks and personality and overall self when absolutely no one has ever shown any interest in you whatsoever like yeah you shouldn’t base all of your self-confidence on other people but still there’s like always that irritating little voice inside of you that tells you that you’ve never been worth a second glance or getting to know for anyone and you can try to ignore it all you want but it’s still there

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Anonymous said: As a queer, brown femme, I think you'd have a better time meeting guys if you lost weight/toned up. Joining a gym seriously changed my life! Have you though of trying it?

wow anon

no i have never at all ever thought about losing weight to take it easier for people to see me as a human rather than a punchline

i have absolutely never at all even for a little bit thought about going to extreme and dangerous lengths to make my body easier for people to handle so they never have to at all interrogate their own internalized hatred and prejudices

nope not even once not a little bit wow

how groundbreaking anon wow

god this question is so boring i almost fell asleep

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