Mighty Baby - The Happiest Man in the Carnival
"People of color, women, and gays — who now have greater access to the centers of influence that ever before — are under pressure to be well-behaved when talking about their struggles. There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged” even in those cases when it would be more honest to say “racist”; we agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic. One cumulative effect of this policed language is that when someone dares to point out something as obvious as white privilege, it is seen as unduly provocative. Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse.
(Source: thoughtcatalog.com, via angrywocunited)
You Only Think Of Us As Bitches, When You’re Intimidated’ - Lil’ Kim & Missy Elliott Speak On the Term “Bitch” & “She’s A Bitch” Elle Magazine, 1999. [x]
(Source: fuckyeslilkim, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
"Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
—Sacking Rome: A Magazine for Vandals, issue one (via daetrimental
(Source: waroncops, via songsforchildren)
so my mother thinks I practice Wicca (because one of my portrait drawings has a disproportionate face) and my brother thinks I snort cocaine (because he saw some crushed aspirin I was using to get rid of my nose piercing scar).
*bad to the bone plays in the background*
2 weeks ago
Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday
Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care
Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)
(Source: foxwin, via culturedsoul)