Posts Tagged "History"
  1. video
    Aug 13, 2014 2:20 pm

    Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They’re Gone Now.

    This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well.

  2. answer
    Aug 08, 2014 1:15 pm

    Asker Portrait vand-etta asked:




    why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

    white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

    white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

    white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

    credit to black—lamb

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      12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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    Read the ads

    "MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

    All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

    White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

    Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

  3. video
    Aug 05, 2014 12:10 pm
  4. photo
    Jul 30, 2014 2:20 pm
  5. video
    Jul 27, 2014 3:12 pm

    Do You Know The Silly Reason Why America Put A Man On The Moon? Do You Know Why We Stopped Going?

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is more than just an excellent tour guide through the cosmos — he’s a true voice for our endangered space program. In this piece, he reminds us how our passion for space missions began and makes a compelling case that we must not abandon our quests and dreams.

    Let us renew our commitment to lead the world in space exploration and let us resolve to reach to the heavens once again so that our species may one day truly go where no one has gone before.

  6. photo
    Jul 19, 2014 8:24 pm

    What Being Imprisoned Taught George Takei About America

    When George Takei (georgetakei) was only 5, he and his family were imprisoned in an American internment camp. While it might seem that World War II would challenge his faith in America, hear George talk about what he learned from that experience, his parents, and a segregated Japanese-American army battalion.

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    Jul 18, 2014 11:51 am
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    Jun 23, 2014 6:40 pm


    Someone asked for a little more stuff on trans history. Here’s one timeline from GLAAD that we were able to find. 

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    Jun 18, 2014 6:40 pm
  10. photoset
    Jun 04, 2014 6:40 pm


    On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here. 



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