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My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané.

Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)

Good

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and didn’t this happen during Oscar week? When Quvenzhané was nominated for best leading actress? For a role she played when she WAS A FIVE YEAR OLD? like… how do you have the audacity to not even learn how to pronounce her goddamn name. 

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sinidentidades:

A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970s

The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982. Here’s a quick look at the series, and you can see the whole thing over at The Atlantic.

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90shiphopraprnb:

TLC - ”What About Your Friends”

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odinsblog:

Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

1Criminalizing Blackness in America

2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

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whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Race and Intelligence : Science’s Last Taboo

Dedicated to the people who thinks that race and intelligence are linked… especially when used with IQ tests to come up with this “scientific” conclusions. 

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teddybearkennedy:

thisiseverydayracism:

If this isn’t about race, why are racists donating to darren wilson?

Source: https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/502720686755176448

GoFundMe is deleting comments (but new ones keep sprouting). Hm, do you think they’re returning the violating donations as well?

Several Twitter users have pointed out that the Darren Wilson crowdfunding page gained traction after Anderson Cooper and Sean Hannity propagated blatant lies about Mike Brown charging at Darren Wilson and blowing out his eye socket.

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tarynel:

swolizard:

sweatmorebleedless:

becoming—batman:

littlemissmichigan:

angieavocado:

robregal:

white-people-be-like:

When will they learn

This shit ain’t funny at all. I don’t know why these white dudes think it’s okay to walk up to people, blatantly insult them, then think nothing should happen. Then people look at the Black folks in the vids like THEY’RE wrong.

I feel no sympathy for this little shit

THIS IS NOT FUNNY
THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
THIS IS WRONG
THIS IS BULLSHIT
KID DESERVES EVERY PUNCH THROWN AT HIM

you have to know people first before you make racist jokes
plus you don’t go big like this, you have to build up with tiny racial humor first

Ok, so let’s assume this video is real. Legally, the guys hitting the dude are wrong…you can’t go hitting people because they say stupid shit..it’s illegal. Also, if someone says something that you find offensive and you HIT THEM…especially in the fucking face (where you could like idk..kill a person)…what does this say about your character? Where is the control? The resolve to not stoop? I can not imagine hitting a person for the things they say. 

Thats cause youre white and youre consistently saying the stupid shit other people want to hit your for

White folk keep fucking around gon get a cap buss in ya ass.

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No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Assata Shakur (via mangoestho)

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