The Feminist Promise,
A passage from a book I read for my history class. I actually cried a little when I read it - it was so horrible. Hey guys. THIS is what you’re asking for when you ask for abortion to be outlawed.
And they have the nerve to call themselves ‘pro-life’….
My friends have too much free time on their hands
TRIGGER WARNING: RACISM, LYNCHINGS
CC: Ah. It’s supposed to be funny. A couple of KKK beer cans gathering around the hung brown bottle.
When I saw this, it immediately turned my stomach.
The fact is: people are seriously desensitized to the plight of people of color.
Our history has been so downplayed, so whitewashed, so demeaned that the METAPHORIC REENACTMENT OF LYNCHING A HUMAN BEING could possibly be perceived as funny to a wide audience. This reminds me of the “texts from drone” meme circulating Tumblr, making everyone laugh and giggle and heehaw.
THIS is FUNNY?
Do you know what this is attempting to make light of and why it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach?
There are people dying.
There are innocent people being killed in those countries and sick individuals thought it was appropriate to make jokes out of the loss of their lives.
This is inhumane on principle, regardless of race/ethnicity.
People of color are valued so little in the world. Our lives mean practically nothing.
The picture above
THAT DISGUSTING PICTURE ABOVE
Look at what it’s really about.
Look at it.
Think about it.
Think of the fear, the pain, the hurt those Black individuals must have felt.
Think of how they begged for their lives.
How gutwrenching it was to be dragged through the streets and hung.
Excuse me while I throw up.
June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.
And white folk wonder why
My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.
my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively
My ex fiance was a tween in the 80’s in South Carolina. He went to go swimming with his friends (all white as he had tragic light skinned negro syndrome). When they got to the pool the manager told him that NIGGERS were NOT allowed to swim in this pool. IN THE 80’s.
Whenever anyone is so foolish as to claim that segregation, and the skirimsihes that made up the civil rights era was “such a long time ago”. I remind them that my parents are in their early sixties and both graduated from segregated high schools. Its hardly the Cretaceous period and people with a willfully poor grasp of history insult the experiences people like my parents went through.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]
So this rules.