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White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.

The “Mental Illness” We Refuse To Name: White Male Entitlement | Constituative Outsider

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magdalilly

magdalilly:

Michael Jackson - You Can’t Win - The Wiz

THIS musical number from the 1978 Motown film goes out to those protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. and to ALL BLACKS AND OTHER MINORITIES & THE OPPRESSED in America.   The SYSTEM only ALLOWS us just so much power & privilege in order to prevent uprisings & revolution.  But as a result of President Obama, there is basically nothing bigots, racists, intolerant haters and murderers won’t due to make a shameful posturing of “Whites STILL Have Control”.  THEY have ALWAYS HAD IT in ameriKKKa and always will no matter the strides made.  We make do with the crusts of bread we are given at the Table cause, lets face it, its just recently that we have been allowed to sit with them. 

DOESN’T MAKE THE EVIL RIGHT.  JUST STATING THE FACTS.  MAYBE IF WE TRULY ACKNOWLEDGED THE TRUTH, WE COULD GET FARTHER AND DO BETTER WITH MAKING LASTING EFFECTIVE STRIDES.  Right now, all we do is REACT.  Gets old and nothing ever truly changes.

LISTEN TO THE LYRICS- Michael Jackson - You Can’t Win - The Wiz

This is right on time man!

reek72

leseanthomas:

Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:
 The subject, “The Palace Guard” were depictions of North African medieval Muslims, THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind( Such as the great monuments, the Alhambra and the Mezquita) is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. All but ignored now largely by both Arab and European world history, The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement.


theotherhistory

theotherhistory:

I call myself a Negro because thats what my ancestors called themselves. I am not African-American. None of my ancestors have stepped foot in Africa in over 400 years.

Im not African. We don’t have the same culture, dress alike, or eat the same foods. The similarities are only skin deep.