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Nadia. Artist-activist. Environmentalist. Radical. Lesbian. Writer and poet. Books. Senior Dance major at a performing arts hs. {via Boston}Joint blog

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  • “ The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything. ”

    Scott Woods (X)

    he motherfucking dropped the truth.

    (via mesmerisme)

    THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

    (via queerfabulousmermaid)

    this is a super important explanation to think about whenever you feel like telling someone that something isn’t racist because you don’t hate x person.

    (via robotsandfrippary)

    I probably reblogged in the past, but here it is again in that case.

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    (Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem, via vaganja)

    indieannajones:

    Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.

    There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.

    If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.

    (via vaganja)

    I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

    celluloidsheep:

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    Well, yes. This IS America.

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    (US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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    1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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    1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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    Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

    Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

    (via vaganja)

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