Photograph of indigenous Australian women and girls, early 20th c, Albany, Australia.
(via British Museum)
"you know the root of the word slave is european"
"white people were treated poorly in europe as well"
"black people sold each other into slavery"
"the civil war was about freeing slaves"
"my family nevr owned slaves"
"my family are immigrants too!"
"everybody has enslaved everybody"
"slavery ended 200 years ago and
we’ve been good white people ever since”
"what’s a sundown town?"
"It was those mean ol’ rich white people that made us
po’ white folk do their bidding, that’s who you should be
The person who distrusts himself has no touchstone for reality – for this touchstone can only be oneself. Such a person interposes between himself and reality nothing less than a labyrinth of attitudes. And these attitudes, furthermore, though the person is usually unaware of it (is unaware of so much!), are historical and public attitudes. They do not relate to the present any more than they relate to the person. Therefore, whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves. — James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1962)
(Source: straightouttawest, via home-of-hip-hop)
Classless warfare: Moschino’s McDonald’s themed fashion line sells out fast
Yeah.. no thanks. I’ve spent my entire life trying not to end up working minimum wage ‘cause it’s harder work and it doesn’t pay enough…. soooooooooooo ooo keep that.
I’ll just be out of style I guess.
They say pictures speaks a 1000 words.painting commerorating your ancestors badassery: truly fucking priceless
Rios Race to Future Intersects Slave Past -
salviprince:With a building spree tearing apart sections of Rio de Janeiro, archaeological finds are giving new insight into its old role as a slave trade center.
Wow… Just wow…