- Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry.
- introverts (via janesblueheaven)
READ IT AND WEEP: Because the more things change …
Just a few facts to put some of this in context:
- Louis and Mamie Till separated in 1942
- Louis Till was drafted by the Army to serve in WW2 in 1943
- Mamie Till learned that her ex-husband, Pvt. Louis Till, died in Europe in 1945… 10 YEARS BEFORE EMMETT’S MURDER
- The Till family was NEVER told that the FBI would not investigate because they didn’t want to bring negative attention to America during the height of the Cold War, when their only concern was defeating a competing ideology called Communism
- On September 15, 1955, Jet Magazine printed the photo of Till’s mangled corpse, focusing on his bloated, almost unrecognizable face. John Johnson, Publisher of Jet, admitted in his 1989 memoir that he had serious reservations in 1955 about publishing the gruesome photo BUT DID SO BECAUSE HE HAD A RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW BLACKS THE EXTENT OF THE SAVAGERY OF THE ATTACK ON TILL.
- Thanks to the bravery and political savvy of Mrs. Mamie Till-Mobley, who understood THE PR VALUE OF ALLOWING THE BARBARITY OF AMERICAN RACISM TO BE SEEN BY THE ENTIRE WORLD, the story and image of Emmett Till went 1955 viral, turning an international spotlight on American hypocrisy as it marched the globe trying to ‘spread democracy.’ Mike Brown seen lying in the street for 4 hours could have had a similar effect… but unlike Mrs. Till-Mobley, Mrs. Brown decided, quite understandably mind you, that she didn’t want people to see her son that way. And of course that was just fine by the Ferguson PD and US Mainstream Media, neither of whom wanted the rest of us to know of the barbarity done to Brown.
- "I thought about Emmett till, and I could not go back. My legs and feet were not hurting, that is a stereotype. I paid the same fare as others, and I felt violated. I was not going back." ~ Rosa Parks
… they’re doing the exact same shit today, in terms of the White House and Department of Justice ignoring the systematic brutalization and murder of Black people under the guise of it being a ‘State’s rights’ issue, because they believe foreign policy issues ALONE should garner Federal attention. Not to mention the immediate rush by the media to slander the victims rather than seek out justice.
The more you know about American history …
once my sister got rejected for a job at a web design company that she really wanted to work for so that night she hacked into their website and redirected it to her blog and the next day the CEO called her and hired her on the spot so moral of the story: if at first you don’t succeed, hack their website and make them beg for mercy
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta !!!
- Trixstra (via theracismrepellent)
Anonymous asked: You don't live in Africa anymore correct? Do you think raising your child/children in a western country would have a better or worse effect? I'm a first generationer and I often get confused if my parents decision was for the better or the worse
I have a daughter & at the end this year I’ll be visiting 5 countries to see what type of business I can start.
My personal opinion is bringing up a child in the West is too much stress for the parent & the child.
You know parent who come to the West & bring up their children here, sometimes it’s not by choice… They look around and think about everything they’ve lost just to make it to the West, & even though they know they’ll never bite on that Western dream they were sold… They still believe that maybe just maybe their children will have a better chance, but the reality is the same or even worst for their children…
When you’ve been told all your life, get a degree & everything will be alright & you pile up them degrees like you were told, but then you are faced with the system of racism & white supremacy…
Bottom line is my children will have to make it happen in Africa cuz I’m here to change the mindset, I’ve seen both sides & I know where the real wealth is, & it’s definitely not in the WEST.
If you think straight in the world we live in… It won’t make sense, but as soon as you start thinking backwards, it will all make sense!
Back home in Africa elders used to say “a dog is always shocked to see a belt on a human waist, but never about the belt on his own neck.”"
- The I
Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
Yes, you read that right!
So let me push back at what I see as smug…