Racism is like a Cadillac, they bring out a new model every year.
- Malcolm X
— and it sells. (via cleophatrajones)
(Source: espiralito, via womancave)
"We have no problem in this country rewarding individuals of color momentarily as a way never to address structural cannibalistic inequalities that are faced by the communities these people come out of. …I am representative of a structural exclusion that room is made for “ones” so that room does not have to be made for the “manies”."
— Junot Diaz (via lakripati)
(Source: munachao, via grrlyman)
"I know you’re talking about the systemic and institutional racism that people of color face, but could you please say “some white people” instead of just “white people”. It’s really hurtful because not all of us are like that. I ask because I’m more concerned with being perceived as racist rather than discussing the actual effects of racism."
— some white people (via chescaleigh)
"Jordan Davis had a mother and a father. It did not save him. Trayvon Martin had a mother and a father. They could not save him. My son has a father and mother. We cannot protect him from our country, which is our aegis and our assailant. We cannot protect our children because racism in America is not merely a belief system but a heritage, and the inability of black parents to protect their children is an ancient tradition."
— On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic (via faboomama)
"Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history."
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.
DING DING DING DING.
(Source: nishwari, via grrlyman)