Today I binge watched multiple episodes of #KaliefBrowder ‘s Story on Netflix. I experienced a gamut of emotions ranging from anger to sadness. My heart aches for the turmoil and abuse he so bravely endured for as long as he could. I wanted to #SayHisName and honor his legacy.
Growing up in #SouthCentralLA , I was confronted with the harsh reality of atrocities like these before victims names made international headlines or their attack’s went viral with smartphones. Senseless violence against black men and black women isn’t a new epidemic, it’s the underbelly of our nation. It’s time for change and I know change will come.
I cannot let my face kiss this pillow without thanking everyone who made this weekend special by supporting me and encouraging me to keep pushing!! I don’t care if you bought 1 pair of earrings or damn near the whole store... i am equally grateful and genuinely appreciate your business 🛍💕 Please continue this journey with me as I release my own collection this fall as well as relaunch my website next month!! I pray I keep growing learning and enjoying this path for many years to come. 🙏🏾 .
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When hate goes untamed and is accepted as the societal norm, millions of people will lose their lives as a consequence of a government gone bad.
They have desensitized the masses so immensely that injustice is only unjust when it directly hits home.
The inhumane shit taking place on the other side of your fence is none of your business.... Until,
the imaginary borders you’ve put up in your head can no longer contain the chaos you thought you’d evade forever because turning a blind eye has gotten you this far, right?
No answer necessary.➡️The youth are dying, disappearing to organ trafficking, and committing suicide at genocidal rates in this country, families are being ripped apart by court systems in your states, and police are practicing guerrilla warfare on city blocks daily.
Why are these not alarming issues?
What exactly are we allowing to exist in our presences?
Maybe you have seen this film; perhaps, you haven’t. In any case, watching it right now in your life will be edifying I promise💌
A former white supremacist, a rabbi, a professor, a Black Lives Matter youth leader, an abolitionist poet and a director of philosophy walk into a synagogue (turned church, turned back into synagogue, turned community space)...and educate us about the very real uprising and existence of white supremacy/white nationalists/neo-nazis. This was the panel at the COURAGE AGAINST RACISM fundraiser tonight.
White Supremacists network is vast and connected.
Targeting college campuses. Distributing flyers on college campus that start with “it’s okay to be white.” Easy. Simple. A soft way in.
Targeting people specifically who start sentences with “I’m not racist, but...”
They go into mental health forums online and target kids with mental health problems / use ‘Fortnight’ gaming communication as a tool.
They are actively working to infiltrate the GOP, colleges, police force, etc.
This has all been well documented (by dedicated journalists, former white supremacists, anti-racist activists, and so many more).
It’s not enough anymore to just be ‘not racist’. We must be actively anti-racist. We must work together. Choose SOMETHING TO DO in the fight against white supremacy. We’ll do it together. #antiracist#endwhitesupremacy#blacklivesmatter#courageagainstracism
Be sure to check out Black Red Guard on YouTube. He talks about Maoism, settlers and ethnic revolution, the Black Panther Party, and even the fascinating political development of Martin Luther King jr.
“Senior slavery scholars of color community-sourced this short guide to share with and be used by editors, presses, museums, journalists, and curricular projects as well as with teachers, writers, curators, and public historians. Considering the legal, demographic and other particularities of institutions of slavery in various parts of the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and also considering how slavery changed over time, this guide is a set of suggestions that raises questions and sensitivities rather than serving as a checklist that enforces any set of orthodoxies. .
This document is offered in the spirit of Laura Adderly’s response to it; all words we “know to talk about enslaved people of African descent in these Americas prove insufficient, both for the brutality against them, and for their remarkable overcoming.” This document helps us in our grappling to describe and analyze the intricacies and occurrences of domination, coercion, resistance, and survival under slavery. It complicates the assumptions embedded in language that have been passed down and normalized. Depending on context, some words clarify, some obscure. For that reason, as one contributor put it, this is a “worthy language struggle.” Those who have contributed to this crowdsourced guide include leading and upcoming scholars in the field of slavery studies. They come together to make this intervention in the spirit of building ethical community.” [Source: P. Gabrielle Foreman, et al. “Writing about Slavery/Teaching About Slavery: This Might Help” community-sourced document, August 20, 3 pm, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A4TEdDgYslX-hlKezLodMIM71My3KTN0zxRv0IQTOQs/mobilebasic] ➡️ The Google doc is linked in our Stories so you can save the link and follow any updates to the document. Thanks to @profgabrielle.