1. arachnocat:

    people who don’t examine every grape they eat are brave people

    (via childofwealth)

     
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  3. siddharthasmama:

    anomaly1:

    emiliogorgeous:

    s/o to the black man. 

    #black father supremacy

    everyone needs to know this.

    (via socialistexan)

     

    1. 15-year-old me: MOM I'm practically an ADULT ugggh you never let me do ANYTHING in olden times i could get MARRIED *eye roll into another dimension*
    2. me now: for my birthday i want food and to stay on your health insurance
     
  4. tsamthepoet:

    The world stands with Palestine.

    (via lipstick-feminists)

     
  5. afro-centricqueen:

    Happy Birthday Dr. Huey P. Newton (Co-founder of the Black Panther Party); because they don’t want us to know he had a Ph.D in Social Science. They want us to think he was just some ignorant, trouble-making thug.

    (via s0c1al1sm)

     
  6. america-wakiewakie:

    Here’s How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps | Huffington Post

    The 57,000 children from Central America who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border this year were driven in large part by the United States itself. While Democrats and Republicans have been pointing fingers at each other, in reality the current wave of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has its roots in six decades of U.S. policies carried out by members of both parties.

    Since the 1950s, the U.S. has sown violence and instability in Central America. Decades of Cold War gamesmanship, together with the relentless global war on drugs, have left a legacy of chaos and brutality in these countries. In many parts of the region, civil society has given way to lawlessness. It’s these conditions the children are escaping.

    1) 1954: US Overthrows Arbenz

    The story of the U.S.-led destabilization of Central America began in 1954, with the overthrow of the elected Guatemalan government of President Jacobo Arbenz. A populist leader inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” Arbenz had plans for an ambitious land redistribution program that aimed to help a nation composed largely of landless farmers. 

    But those plans butted against the interests of the United Fruit Company, a U.S. corporation that owned much of Guatemala’s arable land, along with railroad infrastructure and a port. The CIA helped engineer the overthrow of the Arbenz government, laying the foundation for decades of government instability and, eventually, a civil war that would claim more than 200,000 lives by the 1980s. That war wasn’t fully resolved until the 1990s. 

    “Our involvement in Central America has not been a very positive one over the last 60 years,” Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, Texas, told The Huffington Post. “You can go back to the coup that overthrew Jacobo Arbenz in 1954, fully backed by the Eisenhower administration and the Dulles brothers, who had an interest in the United Fruit company, whose fight with the government really precipitated the crisis that led to the coup.” 

    It set a pattern. “You look at the decades following that, and the military strongmen, and the juntas, and the mass killings, and it’s no wonder Guatemala is in such terrible shape today,” O’Rourke said.

    2) U.S. Fuels Civil Wars

    Along with the decades-long war against leftists in Guatemala, the U.S. organized and funded El Salvador’s protracted war with the FMLN, a left-wing guerrilla movement. The U.S. also funded counterinsurgency efforts in Honduras, which became a staging ground for the Contras. Death squads flourished, more than75,000 people died and civil society collapsed. 

    If today’s crisis were simply a result of Central American confusion about the president’s policy regarding immigrant children, as is widely alleged, one might expect children to be coming in equal numbers from every Central American country. But notably, Nicaragua — a country that borders Honduras, and one in which the U.S. failed to keep a far-left government from coming to power — is today relatively stable and not a source of rampant migration. It is led by President Daniel Ortega, whose Sandinista movement took power in 1979 and held off the U.S.-backed Contras until an opposition government was elected in 1990. 

    "You see the direct effects of these Cold War policies," Greg Grandin, a professor of Latin American history at New York University, told The Huffington Post. "Nicaragua doesn’t really have a gang problem, and researchers have traced this back to the 1980s and U.S. Cold War policy." 

    3) Refugees Flee Central America For The U.S.

    With wars come refugees. The young people who streamed into the United States from Central America in the late ’70s and ’80s had deep experience with violence. When Alex Sanchez, the executive director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, made his first journey from El Salvador to the United States in 1979, he was only 7 years old. Like many of the 57,000 children stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014 — most of them from Central America — Sanchez came to the U.S. searching for his parents, who had immigrated to Los Angeles five years before. When the adults he was traveling with handed him and his 5-year-old brother to their parents in L.A., Sanchez no longer recognized them. 

    “All I had was a black-and-white picture of my mother from when she was 16,” Sanchez told The Huffington Post. “These two people were complete strangers to us now. We didn’t know them anymore. We thought initially that we had been sold, given to strangers — we didn’t know what to make of it.”

    4) The U.S. Launches The Drug War As Cities Are Hollowed Out

    In the mid-’80s, President Ronald Reagan and his Democratic ally, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden (D-Del.), joined forces to implement draconian drug penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences and penalties for crack that were famously much harsher than those for powdered cocaine. The total U.S. prison population surged from 330,000 inmates in 1980 to 1.57 million in 2012, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics — making the American prison population the largest in the world.

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  7. What does it mean to be Mexican?

    genericlatino:

    It means acknowledging the dominante anti-blackness in our communities. As well as confronting their attitudes towards Central Americans within Mexico.

     
  8. suburban-auschwitz:

    Pikachu looks like that friend that gets way too high and Ash gotta rush him to McDonalds 

    (Source: neogohann, via softwarenacho)

     
  9. petalspalace:

    lostlittlelioncub:

    Marlon Brando’s ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ screen test. [X]

    4th one and last one 😍

    DAMN

    (Source: moonchild30, via missapea)

     

  10. maarnayeri:

    Most people would never dream of touting around the dismembered bodies of White American and European kids after a mass shooting. Did you see that for Virginia Tech students? How about Columbine? Perhaps Newton?

    Why? Because there’s reverence for their privacy and sympathy is…

     

  11. misandryad:

    Do u ever think about how white people are always saying we pull the race card when we are all just proud of our cool cultures and they are mad they can’t do that without sounding like they’re gonna be the next grand dragon

    (via sugahwaatah)

     

  12. tw

    kill all the rapists

    kill them for destroying people’s lives

    for killing their souls and their will to live

    for making us fear for our lives on a daily basis

    kill them all

     
  13. micdotcom:

    19 sobering confessions from college rape survivors

    An estimated 17.7 million American women and 2.78 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Victims of a sexual assault are three times as likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to use drugs, and four times as likely to contemplate suicide. Adolescent female rape victims may be over three times as likely to attempt suicide.

    Read more

    (via rabbleprochoice)

     
  14. cypher2:

    ESPN Films and ESPN W | Nine for IX “Branded” | for saveitlikesolo

    I think without question women who aspire to be athletes, who want to play sports, are better off today than they were thirty years ago. I think it really encouraged young girls to go out there and aspire to their dreams and try to reach their goals. 

    But despite Title IX, women have really gained very little at the professional sports level over time. 

    It’s a cultural issue. It’s not just a women in sport issue. As a culture we have to look at all of the messages we send out on a daily basis about what we think is important. I think we’ve made a lot of progress. But I think we have a lot of progress to make.

    (via gracefree)