naturalherstory:

africaisdonesuffering:

Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Michel Foucault’s Discourse and Africa”
“I don’t waste food, there are starving kids in Africa”
“We should appreciate what we have, you know? There are people suffering in Africa.”
“Appreciate the rights you have in America, I know in Africa people have no rights.”
Here are 3 of my favorite quotes from conversations I had this week. I cannot count the amount of times Africa is used as an example for why I should appreciate the economic, social and political freedoms presented to me in the United States of America. I mean, let’s be honest, these statements summarize America’s outlook on the rest of the world. Appreciate America because *insert country here* does not allow you to *insert right here*
Ask yourself, when was the last time you heard someone say “you should appreciate what you have because there are people in America suffering”? More than likely, you’ve never heard this before. Making such a statement would be seen as ludicrous to many, they may even ask “how can you generalize such a big country?” It is so easy to see America as a diverse country divided into 50 states with different economic situations. While Africa, a continent that is far bigger than America, is portrayed as one big country lacking diversity. Furthermore, it is assumed that every good thing a nation should possess, America already does. This thinking is influenced by discourse.
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naturalherstory:

africaisdonesuffering:

Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Michel Foucault’s Discourse and Africa”

“I don’t waste food, there are starving kids in Africa”

“We should appreciate what we have, you know? There are people suffering in Africa.”

“Appreciate the rights you have in America, I know in Africa people have no rights.”

Here are 3 of my favorite quotes from conversations I had this week. I cannot count the amount of times Africa is used as an example for why I should appreciate the economic, social and political freedoms presented to me in the United States of America. I mean, let’s be honest, these statements summarize America’s outlook on the rest of the world. Appreciate America because *insert country here* does not allow you to *insert right here*

Ask yourself, when was the last time you heard someone say “you should appreciate what you have because there are people in America suffering”? More than likely, you’ve never heard this before. Making such a statement would be seen as ludicrous to many, they may even ask “how can you generalize such a big country?” It is so easy to see America as a diverse country divided into 50 states with different economic situations. While Africa, a continent that is far bigger than America, is portrayed as one big country lacking diversity. Furthermore, it is assumed that every good thing a nation should possess, America already does. This thinking is influenced by discourse.

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piccolowasablackman:

il-tenore-regina:

jewmingle:

fallen-inspiration:

BREAKING NEWS

Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.

The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST

The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire. 

The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.

This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people. 

The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people). 

Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved. 

Oh god

Father..

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radicalrascality:

onlyblackgirl:

notime4yourshit:

browneyesandthickthighs:

brokenchi:

marcanthonyxi:

Wow

Truth

Her hobby is acting. Her full-time gig is dropping truth bombs all over your feelings.

Preach Auntie Alfre!

Yas mother.

where is the link to the full video

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strangevibezz:

MY HEART

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imgfave:

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wifigirl2080:

jesus—walks:

note-a-bear:

zerostatereflex:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

Fuck

I just got so horny

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sapphrikah:

ugh

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helyon:

The show just shoulda been about her tbh

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rainavixen:

My idol <3 I love her so much, she’s such an inspiration
#Isis King

rainavixen:

My idol <3 I love her so much, she’s such an inspiration

#Isis King

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dumbkili:

family dinners more like

image

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lana-michelle:

it’s kinda funny how when you get older you start to enjoy the things you hated as a kid like taking naps and getting spanked

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"The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime."

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except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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All of this.

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Idk how many times I’ll have to reblog this for y’all to get it

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almarcrux:


@leaseydouxofficial: With my girl 👯 @adeleexarchopoulos 

i will never be over this movie

almarcrux:

@leaseydouxofficial: With my girl 👯 @adeleexarchopoulos 

i will never be over this movie

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