Hafrican Gold
People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.
Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography  (via lastuli)
When you get, give. When you learn, teach.
Maya Angelou (via thelittlephilosopher)
Everyone’s fucked up. You’ve just gotta decide what kinda fucked up you’re into.
(via deadlyvibes)
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West (via hqlines)
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A Palestinian refugee holds up his old identification card

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A Palestinian refugee holds up his old identification card

shanicaptures:

The murals in Bushwick are amazing.

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The murals in Bushwick are amazing.

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"I would rather see a white male protagonist with a murderer who killed the white dudes family than see him with a Black woman"

"Black women just need to stay single and alone so I can see my two favorite white dudes fuck"

"I dont care about the rape and torture of a Black woman in the narrative…

"But the white male protagonist shouldnt be attracted to the Black woman cus THERES A WHITE WOMAN HE COULD BE WITH INSTEAD!"

"The Black woman just needs to be single because having love would ‘diminish her character.’ Wait, lemme fawn over the love octagon the white woman is getting tho"

"Oh the Black woman is being emotionally abused by the protagonist? Thats what she gets for not being a white woman."

"Black women are a threat to the ‘queer relationship’ between my two favorite white guys."

"NOT ALL OF WHITE FANDOM!"

"The black female character is just useless. She didnt do anything despite saving the world."

"I only liked the black female character when she wasnt a threat to my two white folks ship anymore"

"But Black women should have only been slaves in the Medieval times! Not Queens!"

"How dare a black guy be a knight!"

"You cant make this character Black! They are supposed to represent a UNIVERSAL group!"

"I just cant see this character as Black because the book described the character as innocent, ya know?"

"I didnt feel bad when the Black character got killed in a horrific way. But I’m not racist tho."

"Well who cares that the book said the character was black from an all black neighborhood and surrounded by black people. The best actors for the job were chosen!"

"WHY IS A MAJOR CHARACTER BLACK? IF THEY MADE A MOVIE IN AFRICA ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE EVERYONE WOULD BE MAD!"

"I WILL NEVER EVER SHIP THIS BLACK WOMAN CUS MY TWO FAVORITE WHITE BOYS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SHOUKD BE FUCKING!"

"So what if we’ve ignored the moc main character all this time! The black woman was MEAN TO HIM AND SO SHE DESERVES TO DIE!"

"Its homophobic to have a black woman in a relationship with one of the main white male characters."

"She is lazy and never does anything and doesn’t deserve her spot"

"I dont see how the white male lead could be attracted to her black woman self. He should be with the white woman who caused the world to end, almost killed him and tortured his family. Shes a better choice."

"I used to love this Black woman when she was an emotionless Mammy to the white folks but then she started having feelings and actually had a relationship with one of the main white male characters and that’s just not how this is supposed to work"

"But why is this black woman crying when someone she cares about is dying? Ugh, she’s so whiny"

"See, the white woman was such a better role model despite doing nothing the whole time!"

"But I just see the Black woman as a sister/mentor/anything other than a woman in a sexual relationship with teh main white male character"

"But they are married despite the fact that death has already parted them and thus their wedding vows are null and void"

"I’m sorry, I just can’t accept the black female lead as a suitable love interest because black women need to be strong and independent and devoid of any sort of sexual interest okay!"

"Why is there a Black person in a movie in Not Europe???? WHY IS THERE A BLACK PERSON HERE!!!!" *fangasms over the walking trees, dragons, centaurs, and a Cerberus*

"But being an angry Black woman is JUST SO EMPOWERING OMG YOU DONT EVEN KNOW OKAY??"

"Im just a strong independent Black woman who don’t need no man on the inside!"

"Look, it totally makes sense to have a white person show up in Ancient China because they just picked the best actor for the job!!!"

"Look, I don’t know why you’re mad at the fact that we portrayed Voodoo and the Loa horribly wrong. I mean at least you people got exposure"

"Who cares that the only Black character on the show was assaulted by a beast? She got sex, didn’t she?"