Nonviolence declares that the American Indians could have fought off Columbus, George Washington, and all the other genocidal butchers with sit-ins; that Crazy Horse, by using violent resistance, became part of the cycle of violence, and “as bad as” Custer. Nonviolence declares that Africans could have stopped the slave trade with hunger strikes and petitions, and that those who mutinied were as bad as their captors; that mutiny, a form of violence, led to more violence, and thus, resistance led to more enslavement. Nonviolence refuses to recognize that it can only work for privileged people, who have a status protected by violence, as the perpetrators and beneficiaries of a violent hierarchy.

-Peter Gelderloos, Why Nonviolence Protects the State- Nonviolence is Racist  (via rosadefuego)

Very good point- while I’m honestly too terrified and easily upset to even civilly disobey at this point (I’m working on it), and really don’t plan on ever using violent tactics, I have the privilege to do so and am really in no place to demonize those who choose otherwise for their own, equally valid (if not more so) reasons.

(via loveasaradicalact)

word, and this isn’t to say that you HAVE to use violence. I believe that there are certain people we are perfect, down and ready to utilize it as a tactic. I just personally think that if people decide to use it, to support them and not denounce them like so many pacifistic folks do. A diversity of tactics is important to any movement and so if you yourself can not participate in violent/militant tactics, find ways in which you can nonviolently support those whom are using those tactics. It’s by supporting the range of tactics being used that we can build a strong momentum and get some real change going and not just reform or crumbs from cookies being passed down to pacify the masses. 

(via adailyriot)

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dreamhampton1:

“Once there were blacks wanting to be white.Now there are whites wanting to be black.It’s the same secret.” ~Nadine Gordimer

dreamhampton1:

“Once there were blacks wanting to be white.
Now there are whites wanting to be black.
It’s the same secret.” ~Nadine Gordimer

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jsmooth995:

jaredgeller:

jaredgeller:

chasewhiteside:

A reminder to give to charities who don’t tell those in need who they’re allowed to love.
The Salvation Army won’t be getting any of my fab, gay hand-me-downs this year.

The most good?

And another thing — you can have a section about ‘Homosexuality’ and you can have a section about ‘Human Equality’ but you don’t get to have a section for both.

Well to be fair, they could, if the Human Equality page says “yeah, we don’t support that either.”

jsmooth995:

jaredgeller:

jaredgeller:

chasewhiteside:

A reminder to give to charities who don’t tell those in need who they’re allowed to love.

The Salvation Army won’t be getting any of my fab, gay hand-me-downs this year.

The most good?

And another thing — you can have a section about ‘Homosexuality’ and you can have a section about ‘Human Equality’ but you don’t get to have a section for both.

Well to be fair, they could, if the Human Equality page says “yeah, we don’t support that either.”

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radicalqueerbrownboy:

darkjez:

White Guilt vs. Racism

#DEAD

Tooooo friggin’ funnny!

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I know that if I go where I’m surrounded by other gay white men, or if I’m having sex with a white man, it’s unlikely that our race will come up in conversation. Such racially comfortable, racially familiar situations can make us mistakenly believe that there are such things as gay issues, spaces, culture, and relationships that are not ‘lived through’ race, and that white gay life, so long as it is not named as such, is not about race. These lived assumptions, and the privileges on which they are based, form a powerful camouflage woven from a web of unquestioned beliefs—that gay whiteness is unmarked and unremarkable, universal and representative, powerful and protective, a cohesive bond. The markings of this camouflage are pale—a characteristic that the wearer sees neither as entirely invisible nor as a racial ‘color,’ a shade that allows the wearer to blend into the seemingly neutral background of white worlds. When we wear this everyday camouflage into a gay political arena that white men already dominate, our activism comes wrapped in a pale protective coloring that we may not notice but which is clearly visible to those who don’t enjoy its protection.
Allan Berube, “How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays”

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kaebelow:

Harlem sunrise.
October, 2011.

Harlem Reunions

kaebelow:

Harlem sunrise.

October, 2011.

Harlem Reunions

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fromonesurvivortoanother:

Photo of graffiti on a wall in Paris. A stylized profile of Troy Davis’ head and shoulders stares into the camera. There is text written around him in French, translated below.


“i didnt jump with joy on November 4 (election of Obama). TV was feeding us tons of hope but its not enough to make amends for 400 years of history”

fromonesurvivortoanother:

Photo of graffiti on a wall in Paris. A stylized profile of Troy Davis’ head and shoulders stares into the camera. There is text written around him in French, translated below.

“i didnt jump with joy on November 4 (election of Obama). TV was feeding us tons of hope but its not enough to make amends for 400 years of history”

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