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Malcolm X at a meeting in Paris, November 23, 1964

  • White interviewer: If it was our white ancestors who bought you and enslaved you, we are their children. We are the new generation. Why don't you call us your brothers?
  • Malcolm X: A man has to act like a brother before you can call him a brother. You made a very good point, really, that needs some clarification. If you are the son of the man who had a wealthy estate and you inherit your father's estate, you have to pay off the debts that your father incurred before he died. The only reason that the present generation of white Americans are in the position of economic strength that they are is because their fathers worked our fathers for over 400 years with no pay. For over 400 years we worked for nothing. We were sold from plantation to plantation like you sell a horse, or a cow, or a chicken, or a bushel of wheat. It was your fathers who did it to our fathers, and all of that money that piled up from the sale of my mother and my grandmother and my great-grandmother is what gives the present generation of American whites [the ability] to walk around the earth with their chest out; you know, like they have some kind of economic ingenuity. Your father isn't here to pay his debts. My father isn't here to collect. But I'm here to collect and you're here to pay.

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I wasted so much of my time on two different Facebook threads this week. In both cases white feminists defended blatant racism and white privilege denial, while suggesting that I (the only woman of color in both conversations) was silencing and demeaning the others involved! I worked so hard on my response to ensure that they were polite, that they were thorough and informative and clear, and yet these white women - who spend so much time blogging about hegemonic masculinity and the male gaze - continued to accuse me of being an angry, rude radfem. And people ask me why I don’t trust white folks. 

your mother is a social construct

Anonymous asked: im from australia, i just did a huge stalk saw that you said no where else than sbux pays $11 an hour, like it was alot? and i just got hella confused bc I'm 17 and i get $20 an hour working in a local coffee shop. do you get tips? (im from australia btw) and i am just so confused about how little your wages are!

yourbaristaprobablyhatesyou:

Yup. Service industry wages in America suck. Spend about 5 minutes on Google with the search terms “american minimum wage” and “working poverty” and “american working poor” and “american income disparity”. 

You’ll come away with a disgusting account of what amounts to state supported corporate fascism. It’s a fucking shit show over here. 

Despite increases in worker productivity, increases in tax burdens on the poor, increases in cost of living, increases in costs of healthcare, decreases in standards of living, etc the federal minimum wage has been more or less stagnant for 40 years. 

And why? Because corporations are people and money is speech, my friend. 

Fuck everything about the current state of Americas political/economic cluster fuck. 

Burn it down. Just fucking burn the whole thing down. 

cassemlyds:

listen I’m not saying that Scarlett Johansson’s response to Dylan Farrow’s letter was the worst one of them all, but do just wanna kind of gently/aggressively remind everyone in the midst of reblogging Winter Soldier shit that Scarlett Johansson is a rape apologist and is also starring in one of the most racist pieces of shit to come out this year, so maybe dial back your “feminist” glee about how “body positive” she is.

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transascendant:

astrodidact:

This is unnerving. Holy shit…
CDC warns that gonorrhea on verge of being untreatable 
via All Science, All the Time/fb
The CDC has issued a report detailing its findings in attempting to trace the increasing difficulty in treating gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause severe discomfort, serious medical problems (such as sterility) for both genders and in very rare cases, death.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial disease that has been around for thousands of years, if not longer, plaguing human populations. In more recent times, it’s had to evolve to survive as humans learned to treat it using penicillin and other antibacterial agents. Over the past thirty years in particular, gonorrhea has evolved to the point that there are very few treatments left (ceftriaxone along with either azithromycin or doxycycline) and now, it looks like its poised to get the best of those as well, which will mean those who contract the disease in the very near future will find that doctors have no way to cure them.

To learn more about the evolutionary history of the disease, the CDC looked at data regarding 17 major cities in the United States between the years 1991 and 2006. They found that gonorrhea was more common in cities with low resistance, but ominously, they also found that rates of gonorrhea were rising faster in cities with high resistance. They note that currently, there are approximately 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea each year in this country. The real problem is that there are now so few antibiotics that are able to treat the disease, and while no strains of the bacteria that are resistant to them have been found so far in the United States, the same cannot be said for other countries.
The overriding conclusion of the researchers is that the world is now sitting on the precipice of losing the ability to fight a major bacterial infection. Worse perhaps, is that it may mark the first of many others to come. Gonorrhea infections typically only last for a few weeks or months, in most cases the immune system eventually wins over (after the disease has caused sometimes irreparable damage). The same cannot be said for some other bacterial infections that may also soon become untreatable. For that reason, scientists around the world continue to scramble to find alternatives.
In the meantime, the CDC is predicting that the spread of treatment-resistant gonorrhea is imminent, and because of that the country (and the rest of the world) will soon begin to experience widespread outbreaks.
Source: http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-cdc-gonorrhea-verge-untreatable.html


link to CDC study

transascendant:

astrodidact:

This is unnerving. Holy shit…

CDC warns that gonorrhea on verge of being untreatable

via All Science, All the Time/fb

The CDC has issued a report detailing its findings in attempting to trace the increasing difficulty in treating gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause severe discomfort, serious medical problems (such as sterility) for both genders and in very rare cases, death.

Gonorrhea is a bacterial disease that has been around for thousands of years, if not longer, plaguing human populations. In more recent times, it’s had to evolve to survive as humans learned to treat it using penicillin and other antibacterial agents. Over the past thirty years in particular, gonorrhea has evolved to the point that there are very few treatments left (ceftriaxone along with either azithromycin or doxycycline) and now, it looks like its poised to get the best of those as well, which will mean those who contract the disease in the very near future will find that doctors have no way to cure them.

To learn more about the evolutionary history of the disease, the CDC looked at data regarding 17 major cities in the United States between the years 1991 and 2006. They found that gonorrhea was more common in cities with low resistance, but ominously, they also found that rates of gonorrhea were rising faster in cities with high resistance. They note that currently, there are approximately 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea each year in this country. The real problem is that there are now so few antibiotics that are able to treat the disease, and while no strains of the bacteria that are resistant to them have been found so far in the United States, the same cannot be said for other countries.

The overriding conclusion of the researchers is that the world is now sitting on the precipice of losing the ability to fight a major bacterial infection. Worse perhaps, is that it may mark the first of many others to come. Gonorrhea infections typically only last for a few weeks or months, in most cases the immune system eventually wins over (after the disease has caused sometimes irreparable damage). The same cannot be said for some other bacterial infections that may also soon become untreatable. For that reason, scientists around the world continue to scramble to find alternatives.

In the meantime, the CDC is predicting that the spread of treatment-resistant gonorrhea is imminent, and because of that the country (and the rest of the world) will soon begin to experience widespread outbreaks.

Source: http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-cdc-gonorrhea-verge-untreatable.html

link to CDC study

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Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings

ashkenazi-autie:

Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

"At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

The entire JCC campus was locked down.

One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.

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What your yearly taxes pay for (assuming a 50K salary):

teamsternation:

  • $3.98 for natural disaster relief through FEMA
  • $6.96 for welfare
  • $22.88 for unemployment
  • $36.82 for food stamps through SNAP
  • $43.78 for retirement/disability for government workers (civilian/military)
  • $235.81 for YOUR Medicare
  • $247.75 for defense
  • and $4,000.00 for corporate subsidies

Are you sure you are pissed off at the right people?

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samuelvasnormandy:

About. Fucking. Time.

the comments tho. like the majority of the comments are people saying the gay community needs to learn to take a fucking joke. do people not realize how ironic this is or?

samuelvasnormandy:

About. Fucking. Time.

the comments tho. like the majority of the comments are people saying the gay community needs to learn to take a fucking joke. do people not realize how ironic this is or?

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comicallyvintage:

Things Like That.

comicallyvintage:

Things Like That.

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luneprism:

When white western men condemn muslim men for misogyny, they’re not doing it because they give a fuck about women, because if they did they’d start by addressing the sexism they perpetuate personally. They don’t give a fuck about women, they want an excuse to be racist. 

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yourmediahasproblems:

goodnightjournal:

yourmediahasproblems:

imagine that there was a guy who had read a LOT about a certain illness. many books read, countless hours spent on the internet learning about it, etc.

but he had never actually had the illness

and then say he went around giving speeches, writing books of his own, etc. about what having that…

This is an interesting metaphor but I wish being a oppressed person wasn’t being compared to having an illness >.>

i meant it more like suffering from oppression is like suffering from an illness— out of your control and debilitating—- but i do see your point 

that metaphor basically describes Autism Speaks and the Susan B. Korman Foundation, tho.

fandomsandfeminism:

wangyaoforequality:

Not even sorry for this one.
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Wow. This boy’s sense of ENTITLEMENT to this girl, even after she has made it BLATANTLY AND DELIBERATELY clear that she doesn’t want to date him is actually really predatory. 
1. He forced himself to be her partner when she didn’t want to and then tried to pressure her into going to his house, which she was CLEARLY uncomfortable with. 
2. He gives her an uncomfortable amount of romantic gifts, which she clearly does not want. 
3. He corners her at a dance, making her so uncomfortable that she has to LEAVE THE DANCE to avoid him.
4. Another over the top gift in an attempt to coerce her into spending time with him- which she has made clear she is uncomfortable with. BUT he has made it clear that he gets angry if she doesn’t accept his gifts, so she takes it and tries to use it in a way that won’t force her to be alone with this asshole. 
This girl is not a dick. this girl has been harassed by some asshole entitled boy who can’t see that his behavior is inappropriate. 

my god this boy literally confesses to being a stalker and emotional manipulator and OP STILL MISSES THE POINT.

fandomsandfeminism:

wangyaoforequality:

Not even sorry for this one.

-admin

Wow. This boy’s sense of ENTITLEMENT to this girl, even after she has made it BLATANTLY AND DELIBERATELY clear that she doesn’t want to date him is actually really predatory. 

1. He forced himself to be her partner when she didn’t want to and then tried to pressure her into going to his house, which she was CLEARLY uncomfortable with. 

2. He gives her an uncomfortable amount of romantic gifts, which she clearly does not want. 

3. He corners her at a dance, making her so uncomfortable that she has to LEAVE THE DANCE to avoid him.

4. Another over the top gift in an attempt to coerce her into spending time with him- which she has made clear she is uncomfortable with. BUT he has made it clear that he gets angry if she doesn’t accept his gifts, so she takes it and tries to use it in a way that won’t force her to be alone with this asshole. 

This girl is not a dick. this girl has been harassed by some asshole entitled boy who can’t see that his behavior is inappropriate. 

my god this boy literally confesses to being a stalker and emotional manipulator and OP STILL MISSES THE POINT.

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white feminists be like “hegemonic masculinity” and don’t notice the colonialism right under their noses.

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slightlyignorant:

everythingisacasestudy:

slightlyignorant:

amillionbooks:

The library. by Be-at

Where is this? It looks so familiar…

it’s a room in the main branch of the NY Public Library. you recognize it because we went there as a group to study during conference week sophomore year.

But this isn’t the main room, is it? I think it’s the angle that’s throwing me off because the tables don’t look like tables.

It’s the building that has the lions in front? Stephen A. Schwarzman or something. It looks like the photographer took the picture from a lower vantage point and the picture is cropped strangely. I don’t think this is the same room (the room we were in had longer tables), but there’s similar architecture/furniture throughout so that may be why.

slightlyignorant:

everythingisacasestudy:

slightlyignorant:

amillionbooks:

The library. by Be-at

Where is this? It looks so familiar…

it’s a room in the main branch of the NY Public Library. you recognize it because we went there as a group to study during conference week sophomore year.

But this isn’t the main room, is it? I think it’s the angle that’s throwing me off because the tables don’t look like tables.

It’s the building that has the lions in front? Stephen A. Schwarzman or something. It looks like the photographer took the picture from a lower vantage point and the picture is cropped strangely. I don’t think this is the same room (the room we were in had longer tables), but there’s similar architecture/furniture throughout so that may be why.

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