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  2. Imaan Hammam and Joan Smalls photographed by Annie Leibovitz , Vogue September 2014 

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  3. airships-and-swords:

    mx-ro:

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    sikssaapo-p:

    THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE

    Gotta put this on blast.
    We never needed a white savior.

    I hate this country.

    What I learned from this video:

    • 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
    • Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
    • Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
    • The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
    • There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies 
    • In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
    • Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
    • "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
    • California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”

    The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)

    In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites 

    This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.

    Until, this is taught in schools everywhere- “history class” is merely a racism propaganda course.

    … wow, now I feel like my AP US History teacher went above and beyond in a lot of ways. We spent a fair bit of time talking about the “boarding schools” that … really, boarding school isn’t the right name for them. Forced acculturation centers is a better term. While we didn’t go into depth on our early presidents’ attitudes, he was rather … critical (that’s a good, mild term) of the idea of manifest destiny, and strongly attacked the theft of native land.

    I wish every school, every US history student, had a teacher like that. Because he was amazing. He was the first person to really teach me to be critical of history books, and for that I will always be grateful.

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  5. lipstickncurlss:

    Y’all miss me? Because I MISSED YALL!! Got some pretty dope stuff coming up so stay tuned!

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  6. "The city looks so peaceful from up here."

    "Anything is peaceful from one thousand three hundred and fifty three feet."

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  10. "i see you"
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    1. when a black person has deducted the reasoning behind your scheme

    2. when a black person rationalizes your reasoning. 

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    3. When a black person wants you to know that they’re impressed by your.. Style, job, car you drive, project you’re working on, etc, etc

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  13. serenadestrong:

    theroguefeminist:

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    calantheandthenightingale:

    mydollyaviana:

    Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

    The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

    But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

    Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

    The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

    "Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

    We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

    Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

    reblogging for the excellent commentary

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  14. lovefeedsme:

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    for neglecting my selfie section 

    god is good

    Nikki 💕.

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  15. iaminkwellj:

    lolalongleggss:

    iaminkwellj:

    I am the inescapable, the irresistable,
    The unnegotiable, the unchallenged
    I am time

    🎧mosdef
    #me #TylerFamilyTurnUp

    She’s pretty

    Aww thanks!! ☺️

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