dyemelikeasunset is it not bad like “ugh that might work maybe maybe not” or like “made for each other”?? Thank you for the link. :D I’ll check it out as soon as I am on a comp.
What is the compatability between a Sagittarius man and an Aries woman? I’m asking for science.
They call us murderers, but we did not murder over two hundred fifty unarmed Black men, women, and children, or wound thousands of others in the riots they provoked during the sixties. The rulers of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives. They call us murderers, but we were not responsible for the twenty-eight brother inmates and nine hostages murdered at attica. They call us murderers, but we did not murder and wound over thirty unarmed Black students at Jackson State—or Southern State, either.
They call us murderers, but we did not murder Martin Luther King, Jr., Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, George Jackson, Nat Turner, James Chaney, and countless others. We did not murder, by shooting in the back, sixteen-year-old Rita Lloyd, eleven-year-old Rickie Bodden, or ten-year-old Clifford Glover. They call us murderers, but we do not control or enforce a system of racism and oppression that systematically murders Black and Third World people. Although Black people supposedly comprise about fifteen percent of the total amerikkkan population, at least sixty percent of murder victims are Black. For every pig that is killed in the so-called line of duty, there are at least fifty Black people murdered by the police.
Black life expectancy is much lower than white and they do their best to kill us before we are even born. We are burned alive in fire-trap tenements. Our brothers and sisters OD daily from heroin and methadone. Our babies die from lead poisoning. Millions of Black people have died as a result of indecent medical care. This is murder. But they have got the gall to call us murderers.
They call us kidnappers, yet Brother Clark Squires (who is accused, along with me, of murdering a new jersey state trooper) was kidnapped on April 1, 1969, from our Black community and held on one million dollars’ ransom in the New York Panther 21 conspiracy case. He was acquitted on May 13, 1971, along with all the others, of 156 counts of conspiracy by a jury that took less than two hours to deliberate. Brother Squires was innocent. Yet he was kidnapped from his community and family. Over two years of his life was stolen, but they call us kidnappers. We did not kidnap the thousands of Brothers and Sisters held captive in amerika’s concentration camps. Ninety percent of the prison population in this country are Black and Third World people who can afford neither bail nor lawyers.
They call us thieves and bandits. They say we steal. But it was not we who stole millions of Black people from the continent of Africa. We were robbed of our language, of our Gods, of our culture, of our human dignity, of our labor, and of our lives. They call us thieves, yet it is not we who rip off billions of dollars every year through tax evasions, illegal price fixing, embezzlement, consumer fraud, bribes, kickbacks, and swindles. They call us bandits, yet every time most Black people pick up our paychecks we are being robbed. Every time we walk into a store in our neighborhood we are being held up. And every time we pay our rent the landlord sticks a gun into our ribs.
They call us thieves, but we did not rob and murder millions of Indians by ripping off their homeland, then call ourselves pioneers. They call us bandits, but it is not we who are robbing Africa, Asia, and Latin America of their natural resources and freedom while the people who live there are sick and starving. The rulers of this country and their flunkies have committed some of the most brutal, vicious crimes in history. They are the bandits. They are the murderers. And they should be treated as such. These maniacs are not fit to judge me…"
aries likes books for the adventures they might find, for the thrill of living different scenarios
taurus enjoys a good book and a cup of tea in a tranquil place
gemini loves reading for the love of escaping from the routine and learning new things
cancer connects with books as if it was soul-therapy, finding comfort in the feeling they receive from words
leo likes books about the obstacles of life being overcome, and the difficult, ever lasting romance
virgo admires the information each paragraph contains, judging the hidden meanings and assimilating the lessons
libra reads books that touch them and make them feel, whether it’s something positive or negative
scorpio enjoys discovering messages between the pages, the thrill of decoding and knowing
sagittarius learns through books like through real life, experiencing and experimenting the unusual, the unconventional and the spiritual
capricorn reads for the love of ideas, of debating, of thinking
aquarius likes books about this or other worlds, and expressing their solid, coherent opinions
pisces enjoys absorbing the emotions of a book, feeling the character development and shuting the world out
A few days ago, I moved into college. I’m starting a new chapter in my life and finally studying what I’m passionate about. At an event for student organizations, I witnessed an incident. It started with a Zionist student confronting the table representing Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), ridiculing the club and its members, saying Palestinians did not exist, and it ended with a slap from a student who was not a member of SJP, but a Palestinian boy in the vicinity. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He had to contend with a man who represented the colonization and genocide of his people saying that Palestinians did not even exist after 2,000 Palestinians were slaughtered this summer and Ramadan in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. I never thought it would die down, I left the scene in media res and things were extremely tense and sad, just sad, because I anticipated the injustice that would follow. What I never anticipated was the right-wing response, the fabrication of events, the lies that would be spewed about the incident. The headline was as follows “Jewish student punched in face and called k*ke in antisemitic attack.”
No one called the student in question the K word because many of the people assembled there didn’t know he was Jewish. Many of the Arabs assembled didn’t even know the K word existed because it is a brand of Western antisemitism. The primary word hurled at him was ‘racist’ because it was accurate. He called the people manning the SJP table and the Palestinians present terrorists and Hamas. He racially abused them. But that escapes the popular media reporting on this, it escapes the telling of history. Moreover, it wasn’t a punch, it was a slap, and he did not fall to the ground. His Ray-Ban sunglasses did and he just grabbed his face stunned, furious that someone dared slap him. He had all the ease and arrogance of a frat boy and all the entitlement too. The people manning the SJP table, all of whom were girls, were stunned when the slap happened and did not fan what minimal violence existed against him, contrary to popular reports. And it’s impossible for a group of mostly brown kids to perpetrate rampant and violent antisemitism against a white student in broad daylight in a crowded area on the campus of a university in the American Northeast. You all know about kyriarchy, so you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This is an organized and well-funded campaign to defame Temple SJP and Palestinians as ‘antisemitic’, to foist and scapegoat antisemitism on some of the most vulnerable and racialized people in society, to effectively silence student organization against the Israeli genocide that the US government facilitates, to do it in the name of fighting antisemitism and racism. There is enormous outside pressure on the school to close and ban SJP at Temple. Ten years of the club’s activism at Temple for nothing. The pro-Israel student who was slapped works for the right-wing, Zionist organization CAMERA that promotes imperialist exploitation and suffering in the Middle East. I’m asking you to help me get out what really happened because I was an eyewitness. Read Temple SJP’s first official statement on the incident. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in Philadelphia already released a statement in solidarity wherein they say, “The charge of anti-Semitic language attributed to Temple SJP is completely inconsistent with the character and conduct of of the organization such that it renders the accusation absurd.” On Twitter, get the hashtag #ISupportTempleSJP going. Temple SJP is under a very real threat to get closed down, banned, extinguished. Even worst, people will believe the slanderous lies not only about the organization, but the incident itself. Reblog this in solidarity. And question your news whenever you read about antisemitism in the pro-Palestine movement, particularly when there are vigorous efforts to maintain solidarity with Jews and combat antisemitism that exploits Palestinians and their movement for self-determination to justify its oppression and bigotry.
And to be quite honest, we do not care about the Israeli society. We don’t care to humanize or dehumanize them, although the latter is more appropriate. We will never buy into this two-sides two-equal-suffering all-we-want-is-peace bullshit. We don’t want peace with Zionists or with anyone that reaps the profits from a inherently violent jingoistic colonial system.
And this might disappoint you greatly, but we don’t advocate for transitional justice nor do we have the luxury talking about truth and reconciliation when being bombed, fragmented and deprived of our most basic rights. Transitional justice is for white people. We want revenge from the system that stripped us of our humanity.
To the Israeli society in general: Coexistence is not on the agenda. We do not have the time to waste waiting for Israel’s radicals to make a social revolution or convince their society that Zionism sucks. We are not imploring, beseeching, or asking you. We demand an end to the occupation, for you to break out of the prisons you have for minds, and for the love of all things good and holy, end the siege on Gaza."- Linah al-Saafin and Budour Hassan, Exposing the Israeli Left: On the Issue of Israel’s Radicals (Part Two) (via redphilistine)
What racist people did in history( slavery, colonisation…). I would talk abt the law (racism is not an opinion…) & that they hurt people by saying racists stuff & that its really useless. (If they are muslim, talking abt Mohamed (sws), Bilal…)
She’s only 5/6, that’s things she wouldn’t grasp (especially the history of racism). And I tend to think that using Bilal is a terrible way to speak against anti-blackness anyway. It’s very tokenizing most of the times. :/
I guess it depends on how well you know them, their age etc. If they’re too young to understand things like white supremacy then maybe just focus on hate being wrong, Islam etc (if they’re Muslim)
Yep, too young to understand this so I need to do it some other way unfortunately. Plus, she’s a Moroccan who has always lived in Morocco. She tends to be very anti-black more than anything (my sister’s black and you should hear the things she has thrown at her so far. she’s about this close to give her one good slap).
Depends on how old they are. You just have to keep talking to them. Point out how they would feel if someone was racist to them.
Yes I think I’m gonna have to do that constantly. The thing is last year she was also saying racist things (it wasn’t as terrible as this year though) and I sat her down once, asking her why she said things like this and explaining to her why it was bad to do so. she had actually listened to me and even stopped saying things like this. But now that I’ve come back to Morocco, the things she says are even worse than last year. that’s why I’m pretty sure it’s her mother’s fault. It’s really useless to try and speak to her every single year just to see my efforts blown away in the year that follows. That’s why I tried to speak to her mother this year but I’ve been almost accused of trying to stir shit up by other family members. That’s definitely going to create drama. I need to find a drama-free and effective way. Probably the discussion I had with her last year wasn’t effective enough.
monnpetitsoulier a réagi à votre billet “knaveofspade replied to your post: How do you deal with racist kids? …”
Same thing happened to me but I am still trying to figure it out… I know its not their parents for sure. :/
When kids are very small, it’s always the fault of some adults around them imo. Kids don’t say racist things out of nowhere. But yeah, if you’re not sure, deal with the kid first and then maybe inform the parents?? (If they are willing to listen).
talk to the parents?
J’ai essayé de parler à sa mère (c’est la cousine à ma mère) et elle m’a donné l’excuse “oh elle est petite fais pas attention” sauf que ce qu’elle dit, c’est vraiment grave n’empêche? Je suis sûre qu’elle répète ce que les adultes disent, mais quand j’ai dit ça à d’autres membres de ma famille, ils ont commencé à légèrement s’énerver contre moi en disant “tu n’accuserais pas ta tante quand même?” (Ce qui est vrai. je suis sûre que c’est à cause d’elle que la petite dit des trucs comme ça). En gros, ça risque de créer des histoires donc je sais pas trop comment m’y prendre…
"Rather than asking the deeper questions concerning the root level causes of the over-representation of black men within the criminal justice system, we have become conditioned to sit back and watch the dehumanization of this segment of the population, while remaining silent to their plight. It was our silence that allowed police forces to occupy our poorest communities since the start of the so-called war on drugs. It was our silence that opened the door to the militarization of our police forces. It was our silence that allowed them to purchase military grade equipment and to increase surveillance on citizens in the name of the war on drugs. It was our silence that allowed our prisons to swell beyond capacity and our criminal justice budgets to take priority over spending in other key areas, such as education and healthcare. And it was our silence that allowed and continues to allow for the targeting, profiling, and execution of unarmed young black men in our communities, as we saw with Emmett Till, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Ezell Ford, and most recently, Mike Brown of #Ferguson. As Dr. King once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”"