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Oct 11 '12
Prison is the only form of public housing the government has truly invested in
— Marc Lumont Hill at the talk ‘End Mass Incarceration’ - Riverside Church, Harlem New York (via icecreamritual)

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Oct 10 '12
thisisjamaica:

Know your History - Jamaica 600-1494
The Tainos
The Tainos were early inhabitants of the northern Caribbean who are thought to have arrived in Jamaica around 600 AD. This Arawak-speaking group originated in South America, migrating first to the southern Caribbean, then northward by canoe as they were displaced by the more aggressive Carib people. Tainos were a peaceful fishing and hunting people who gave Jamaica its original name Hamaika, which means “Land of Wood and Water”.


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thisisjamaica:

Know your History - Jamaica 600-1494

The Tainos

The Tainos were early inhabitants of the northern Caribbean who are thought to have arrived in Jamaica around 600 AD. This Arawak-speaking group originated in South America, migrating first to the southern Caribbean, then northward by canoe as they were displaced by the more aggressive Carib people. Tainos were a peaceful fishing and hunting people who gave Jamaica its original name Hamaika, which means “Land of Wood and Water”.

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Aug 29 '12
thisisjamaica:

Stop Demonising Patois -From A Semi-Lingual To A Bilingual Jamaica
The minister of education is reported in The Gleaner of August 22, 2012 as lamenting the fact that in the CSEC English A examination, Jamaican students fell woefully short in critically assessing a passage. He suggests that too much emphasis has been placed on memorisation. Correspondingly, he feels, too little attention has been given to the higher forms of intellectual activity, analysis and critical thinking. When one has difficulty understanding and processing information, one memorises it. In the Jamaican situation, what stands in the way of understanding and processing………
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thisisjamaica:

Stop Demonising Patois -From A Semi-Lingual To A Bilingual Jamaica

The minister of education is reported in The Gleaner of August 22, 2012 as lamenting the fact that in the CSEC English A examination, Jamaican students fell woefully short in critically assessing a passage. He suggests that too much emphasis has been placed on memorisation. Correspondingly, he feels, too little attention has been given to the higher forms of intellectual activity, analysis and critical thinking. When one has difficulty understanding and processing information, one memorises it. In the Jamaican situation, what stands in the way of understanding and processing………

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Aug 12 '12
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

I tried really hard to find a non-depressing picture of the Brazilian team with their medals, but the task proved fruitless.

Felt so bad for my guys. RIO 2016!!!

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

I tried really hard to find a non-depressing picture of the Brazilian team with their medals, but the task proved fruitless.

Felt so bad for my guys. RIO 2016!!!

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Aug 12 '12

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

The Brazilian women’s volleyball team just won a gold medal at the Olympics after defeating the United States.

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Jun 26 '12
thisisjamaica:

Why do all the top sprinters come from Jamaica?
(CNN) — When the fastest men on the planet contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London on August 5, it will be a major upset if the winner does not come from the small Caribbean island of Jamaica. Injuries or false starts aside, Usain Bolt will take center stage as he bids to retain the title he won in Beijing in 2008, but if he slips up then young pretender Yohan Blake is waiting in the wings, not to mention veteran former world record-holder Asafa Powell. With such a pool of talent, 4x100m relay success is almost guaranteed, and Bolt is an even heavier favorite for 200m individual gold. In the women’s events, Jamaican domination is also a common theme, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defending her 100m crown and Veronica Campbell-Brown going for a hat-trick of golds in the 200m.
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thisisjamaica:

Why do all the top sprinters come from Jamaica?

(CNN) — When the fastest men on the planet contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London on August 5, it will be a major upset if the winner does not come from the small Caribbean island of Jamaica. Injuries or false starts aside, Usain Bolt will take center stage as he bids to retain the title he won in Beijing in 2008, but if he slips up then young pretender Yohan Blake is waiting in the wings, not to mention veteran former world record-holder Asafa Powell. With such a pool of talent, 4x100m relay success is almost guaranteed, and Bolt is an even heavier favorite for 200m individual gold. In the women’s events, Jamaican domination is also a common theme, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defending her 100m crown and Veronica Campbell-Brown going for a hat-trick of golds in the 200m.

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May 25 '12

I am not the oppressor.

so-treu:

bankuei:

moniquill:

airinmylungs:

My white skin does not make me the oppressor. I wasn’t the one who colonized Africa. I never bought and sold African-Americans in slavery. I never opposed integration, or worked against the civil rights movement. Oh, but other people of my skin color did, and so suddenly it’s on me?

 No.

I suppose that because the 9-11 attacks were carried out my Muslims, that all Muslims should share the blame. And that because the Armenian genocide was carried out by the Turks, that every Turkish-American citizen carries a bit of the blame.

No.

I’m not trying to erase any sort of black history. I just fail to understand why there is this need to quantify our struggles, so that we can label whites as the “oppressors” and blacks as the “oppressed.” We all face struggles in life, whether they’re big or small, caused by race or not. I’m just sick of people telling me that I can or can’t do things because I’m white. Somehow, it’s okay to argue that I can’t do things because I’m white, but if I were to argue that someone couldn’t do something because they’re black, I’d be deemed a racist. Apparently, I have been oppressing their people, not through any actions of my own, but simply because the color of my skin links me to a certain group of people before me.

And I’m sick of it.

You benefit from oppression.

You benefit from genocide.

If you’re a white person living anywhere other than in Europe (and maybe even then) you benefit from colonialism and imperialism.

You cannot stop benefiting from these things, because privilege is not determined by you or your actions, but by the society you live in. It’s not your fault. But it’s not untrue.

It is your responsibility to recognize it.

The entire Internet is available for you to educate yourself. Your words come from a place of STAGGERING ignorance, so here’s a 101 list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/racism-101/

http://www.racialicious.com/2011/07/27/racism-101-race-and-the-college-freshman/

http://racismschool.tumblr.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microaggression

http://www.microaggressions.com/

When white people say this I wonder:

- Did you or your family own any property, ever?

- Did you or your family make profit from ANY natural resource or travel by highway?

- Did your family ever wear cotton?

- Did you or your family ever travel by railroad, or use goods delivered by railroad?

- Did you or your family eat food grown here?

- Did your family ever receive public education?

- Did you or your family ever benefit from gynecology?

- Did you or your family ever benefit from cancer research?

- Have you received any inheritance at all from your family and can you verify they’ve made no profit from any of the above?

You’re right - you didn’t bring over the slaves, your ancestors made a tidy profit, stolen land and passed along the benefits to you*.  

The fact that you never at once questioned your blood inheritance, how it came to you, or who it belongs to, or why you, who “did nothing wrong” but more importantly did no work nor properly paid those who the resources and labor belonged to, should deserve this “free” inheritance

I don’t know, if a murderer kills your parents in their home, and I move in after the fact, do I get to keep the house and car they left behind?  And I get to say, “Hey, I didn’t do it, I’m not the bad guy here!”?

Because, you know, that’s basically what you’re stating here.

(*Bonus section for people who ask, “But don’t POC also get some of these benefits as well?”  Yes! 

Now step back and consider: a) how many of those folks had the option to go home when they wanted to vs. being kept here against their will, through both threat of violence and exploitation keeping them from saving money and b) who the fuck has had control over the government this whole time and made sure no restitution was made to anyone?

Rub those brain cells together!  Make the magic happen, you can do it.)

this is a great post but i just want to add that yes, white ppl in Europe benefit from genocide, colonialism and antiblackness. where you think all those colonizers came from in the first place?

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May 20 '12
demnoworrywe:

Sugar Cane…

demnoworrywe:

Sugar Cane…

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Feb 3 '12

Kemet!

When you make the idiotic proclamation that aliens or extraterrestrial technology built the Great Pyramids, what you’re really doing is praising the greatness of those that inhabited Kemet. And for that my people and I thank you, because through your ignorance and willingness to regurgitate the biases found on the history channel you are showing how superior we are.

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Nov 9 '11

4:52 WELL SPENT. The words speak volumes. please listen and share.

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Oct 7 '11
kemetically-ankhtified:

WALL STREET WAS BUILT ON THE BACKS OF AFRICAN SLAVES:

“African American history in New York City began in the        Dutch colonies. The first Africans arrived in New Amsterdam as enslaved        men in 1625 and 1626; the first enslaved women in 1628. They worked as        farmers and builders and in the fur trade of the Dutch West India Company.        Some helped build the wall intended to keep settlers safe from the native        population at the location of today’s Wall Street.”
…New York’s first slave market during the British        period was established at Wall Street and the East River in 1709. In the        early 1700’s there were 800 African men, women, and children in the city;        about 15% of the total population. Local and state documents did not        distinguish between free and enslaved Africans until 1756. Before then the        term “slave” was used to describe all Africans and their decedents. They        were all looked upon as valuable sources of labor.

…yet we got white folks crying oppression.
Please. know your history.
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kemetically-ankhtified:

WALL STREET WAS BUILT ON THE BACKS OF AFRICAN SLAVES:

“African American history in New York City began in the Dutch colonies. The first Africans arrived in New Amsterdam as enslaved men in 1625 and 1626; the first enslaved women in 1628. They worked as farmers and builders and in the fur trade of the Dutch West India Company. Some helped build the wall intended to keep settlers safe from the native population at the location of today’s Wall Street.”

New York’s first slave market during the British period was established at Wall Street and the East River in 1709. In the early 1700’s there were 800 African men, women, and children in the city; about 15% of the total population. Local and state documents did not distinguish between free and enslaved Africans until 1756. Before then the term “slave” was used to describe all Africans and their decedents. They were all looked upon as valuable sources of labor.

…yet we got white folks crying oppression.

Please. know your history.

source»

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Sep 29 '11
Wasn’t in my history books…

Wasn’t in my history books…

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Sep 18 '11

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Aug 28 '11
pearlfectchassi:

Emmett Till 

pearlfectchassi:

Emmett Till 

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Aug 22 '11

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