How Europe underdeveloped Africa (Education for underdevelopment) - Walter Rodney (via knowledgeappliedispower)
My professor said that when she was attending school, you could get in serious trouble if you were caught using your native tongue.
Willeta Dolphus, Cheyenne River Lakota
From Soul Wound: The Legacy of Native American Schools, by Andrea Smith.
My Grandpa is a veteran. Served in Korea, Cyprus and elsewhere around the world as a scout with the Princess Pats II Commando. He talks freely of it, of his service and the awful things he saw.
In contrast, he never talks about his time at St. Henri’s. Not ever.
Oxfam found that almost 60 per cent of the land deals between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems, while 60 percent of the lands were to produce biofuels for Western road vehicles. Two-thirds of the investors were producing purely for export, not to feed local hungry. When the financial crash of 2008 sent prices of staples sky high — Pakistan was no exception and the poor had to tighten their belts further — governments passed the buck onto unexplained ‘external’ reasons.
Oxfam put it very succinctly: “… very few if any of these land investments benefit local people or help to fight hunger. Two-thirds of agricultural land deals by foreign investors are in countries with a serious hunger problem.
I wish to be acknowledged not as black but as white.
Now—and this is a form of recognition that Hegel had not envisaged—who but a white woman can do this for me? By loving me she proves that I am worthy of white love. I am loved like a white man.
I am a white man.
Her love takes me onto the noble road that leads to total realization…
I marry white culture, white beauty, white whiteness.
When my restless hands caress those white breasts, they grasp white civilization and dignity and make them mine."
Black Skin White Masks, Frantz Fanon
for all of us black men striving to decolonize our minds. this shit is never too far away. and its not even specific to white women. this includes our obsession with and the hypervisibility of “bi-racial” or “mixed” women (usually read: “women with at least a little white” or “women who are certainly not all black”)
^All of this. And, you know… I’m tired of people acting like when I see both MJ and Scottie Pippen with similar looking White wives, that I can’t be side-eyeing them. When most of the successful Black men you’ve seen growing up ALL have White wives…. my eyes can’t help themselves…..