Posts Tagged "history"
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    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

    theartoftransliness:

    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
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    Jun 04, 2014 6:40 pm

    huffingtonpost:

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

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    Jun 03, 2014 2:53 pm

    medievalpoc:

    miss-andrea:

    Why the hell was there a black guy in Maleficent?

    These people are living in medieval Europe very far detached from any sort of ocean or sea. I’d be amazed if they had even invented a boat yet. Where the hell did the black guy come from?

    1. Maleficent takes place not in “medieval Europe”, but a fantasy realm that is made-up because it is a Fantasy film. It is not a history film. The main character is a fairy.

    2. There were plenty of specifically Black people in medieval Europe, as well as other people of color. Many had been living there since Roman times, so they would have already been there.

    3. The oldest boats found by archaeologists are around 10,000 years old. There is evidence that humanity have been using boats to get to other continents for as long as possibly 130,000 years.

    Here is an image from the 1400s of a Medieval European Boat with Black men sailing it, for example:

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    4. You are openly, vocally, and blatantly racist and I hope that helps anyone reading this understands that “let’s pretend you have a point” only goes so far.

    5. This “question” has nothing to do with history or reality. It is nothing except bigotry. I haven’t seen the movie, but looking at the cast, it appears that just about all the main characters are white, anyway. There really is no limit to how far white nationalists will take this.

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    May 20, 2014 6:08 pm
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    May 12, 2014 4:30 pm

    curliestofcrowns:

    so Kate Beaton did a comic on Ida B. Wells and that picture there is a click through and the whole thing is basically great

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    May 03, 2014 4:30 pm
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    Apr 29, 2014 7:45 pm

    It Sounds Pretty Racist When You Say It All At The Same Time

    50% history lesson, 50% depressing list of institutionalized racism.

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