bentohiro:

rroserade:

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also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.

i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!

A lot of white people who do black face think they are being “respectful”. That’s a result of ignorance. It’s not okay, obviously, but please don’t post their personal information such as their phone number and address in order to “teach them a lesson”. They’re just dumb, ignorant, white people who won’t do it anymore if they’re told why it’s racist.

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Brooklyn Man Says Surveillance Video Shows NYPD Tried To Set Him Up - CBS New York

sonofbaldwin:

Routine police behavior:

So an NYPD cruiser goes the wrong way down a one way street and hits a parked car.

When the owner of the parked car gets out to see what happened, the cops immediately say: “You hit our car and caused this accident.”

They then arrested him and falsely charged him with the accident and resisting arrest.

Then, the surveillance video surfaced showing that the cops lied their fucking asses off.

The charges were dropped and Jackson is suing the shit out of the NYPD like he absolutely should.

There are people who actually believe this kind of police behavior is rare or exceptional.

NO THE FUCK IT ISN’T.

It’s completely and utterly ROUTINE. This is NORMAL and REGULAR police behavior.

The only thing that’s relatively rare is that there’s video to exposed these lying-ass pigs.

When America named it the “criminal justice system,” they’re using the word “criminal” in that title different from what you might expect. They are telling you, to your face, that this system is about committing crimes, not preventing them.

#BewareThePolice #FuckThePolice

thehotgirlproject:

queendecuisine:

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did-you-kno:

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OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).

ANYWAY.

Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.

On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.

Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.

After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.

Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.

And now you know Robert Smalls.

ROBERT SMALLS IS THE MAN.

GOD
DAMN

Robert Smalls was the shit.

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newmodelminority:

tiarasofspanishmoss:

I got some diffuser reeds and placed them in a mason jar that’s a third of the way full of fragrance oil and grapeseed oil into a mason jar. My bedroom smells amazing.

OMG T. I need some smell goods that don’t involve candles. Thank you for this idea.

nativeamericannews:

Nuclear Effects on Native American Communities

Following the successful use of the atomic bomb in ending World War II and due to the evolution of the Cold War, atomic testing began extensively on American soil during the mid-1940s. Unfortunately, by the time that all nuclear testing ended in 1993, Native American tribes in the West had been exposed to large amounts of nuclear radiation, especially that resulting from Iodine-131.

Christ.