Racism’s Going Nowhere Fast
By Mike Luckovich
Baseball Great Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After Defending Obama
The rings of Saturn (nice to see you again)
an edit by pureblindingcolour
Saturn has six main rings, each composed of thousands of tiny ringlets. Those rings are made up of dust, rock, and ice accumulated from passing comets.
La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.
Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
Black men trying to seek equality with white men and/or or outdo white men at their own games.
And in the process, either make our relationships some mirror to or gross exaggeration of white American cultural tropes and gender norms.
More control, more criticism, more pressure on black women.
If you talk about black feminists as “race traitors” without talking about THIS sh*t, then you’re some piece of work.
The Ludlow Massacre Still Matters -
The bloody labor dispute of a hundred years ago continues to reverberate in contemporary political discourse.
Valerie, the first Black female cartoon character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon.
(Source: deliciouslydemure, via mamashug)
Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing -
We’re out here - authors/publishers of color - independent from the soulless, white publishing cabal.
"The disproportionally white publishing industry matters because agents and editors stand between writers and readers."
I disagree with this. Fuck the industry. Fuck the agents. Fuck the disproportionality. The only things that matter are the book and the audience.
I don’t want the mainstream publishing industry’s pity nor their crumbs.
I make it no secret that I rely heavily on the support of regular people - on you! The ONLY thing that separates me from the big six is money. Give me the capital to crank out 12 books a year and market them correctly? I’ll blow their fuckin’ doors off.
lol I didn’t read the article yet. I just reblogged it cuz of the title. But man do I love your passion.
Last month I found a book at a branch of the New York Public Library (called the Science, Industry, and Business Library) which listed all the publishing companies in the United States. Where I live, NYC, there are hundreds. I wonder how many of these listed publishing companies are owned by people of color.
“As I discovered who I was, a black teenager in a white-dominated world,” Walter Dean Myers writes, “I saw that these characters, these lives, were not mine. I didn’t want to become the ‘black’ representative, or some shining example of diversity. What I wanted, needed really, was to become an integral and valued part of the mosaic that I saw around me.”
And the “shining example” Myers speaks of is exactly what the industry responds with when we raise the question of diversity. No one is demanding more tokens though. We’re talking about systemic upheaval.