absolute-equanimity said:wtf bye -_-
be happy for me though! lolololololololol =)
Guess what y’all? I don’t have any finals this semester! Hahaaaaa fuck yo test I’m chilling!!!!
…nahh I got a big ass paper to write tomorrow lol
Good luck with finals everyone!
Yesterday, an interesting thing happened to me. I was told I am not Black.The kicker for me was when my friend stated that the island of Puerto Rico was not a part of the African Diaspora. I wanted to go back to the old school playground days and yell: “You said what about my momma?!” But after speaking to several friends, I found out that many Black Americans and Latinos agree with him. The miseducation of the Negro is still in effect!I am so tired of having to prove to others that I am Black, that my peoples are from the Motherland, that Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, Panama and the Dominican Republic, are part of the African Diaspora. Did we forget that the slave ships dropped off our people all over the world, hence the word Diaspora?The Atlantic slave trade brought Africans to Puerto Rico in the early 1500s. Some of the first slave rebellions took place on the island of Puerto Rico. Until 1846, Africanos on the island had to carry a libreta to move around the island, like the passbook system in apartheid South Africa. In Puerto Rico, you will find large communities of descendants of the Yoruba, Bambara, Wolof and Mandingo people. Puerto Rican culture is inherently African culture.There are hundreds of books that will inform you, but I do not need to read book after book to legitimize this thesis. All I need to do is go to Puerto Rico and look all around me. Damn, all I really have to do is look in the mirror every day.I am often asked what I am—usually by Blacks who are lighter than me and by Latinos/as who are darker than me. To answer the $100,000, 000 question, I am a Black Boricua, Black Rican, Puertorriqueña! Almost always I am questioned about why I choose to call myself Black over Latina, Spanish, Hispanic. Let me break it down.I am not Spanish. Spanish is just another language I speak. I am not a Hispanic. My ancestors are not descendants of Spain, but descendants of Africa. I define my existence by race and land. (Borinken is the indigenous name of the island of Puerto Rico.)Being Latino is not a cultural identity but rather a political one. Being Puerto Rican is not a racial identity, but rather a cultural and national one. Being Black is my racial identity. Why do I have to consistently explain this to those who are so-called conscious? Is it because they have a problem with their identity? Why is it so bad to assert who I am, for me to big-up my Africanness?My Blackness is one of the greatest powers I have. We live in a society that devalues Blackness all the time. I will not be devalued as a human being, as a child of the Supreme Creator.Although many of us in activist circles are enlightened, many of us have baggage that we must deal with. So many times I am asked why many Boricuas refuse to affirm their Blackness. I attribute this denial to the ever-rampant anti-Black sentiment in America and throughout the world, but I will not use this as an excuse. Often Puerto Ricans who assert our Blackness are not only outcast by Latinos who identify more with their Spanish Conqueror than their African ancestors, but we are also shunned by Black Americans who do not see us as Black.Nelly Fuller, a great Black sociologist, stated: “Until one understands the system of White supremacy, anything and everything else will confuse you.” Divide and conquer still applies.Listen people: Being Black is not just skin color, nor is it synonymous with Black Americans. To assert who I am is the most liberating and revolutionary thing I can ever do. Being a Black Puerto Rican encompasses me racially, ethically and most importantly, gives me a homeland to refer to.So I have come to this conclusion: I am whatever I say I am! (Thank you, Rakim.)
this is important.
The post was queued, I wrote that a while ago, so indeed it is old. That’s great that she not being expelled because that would have been completely ludicrous. Why are on anon? Lowkey annoyed by that…
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2: “And you just KNOW that white people are gonna jump on this to somehow explain away and JUSTIFY her murder. What the fuck?”
3: “White people in college are literally the MOST messy and wasted but is it somehow ok to go around shooting them for that? Of course not”
4: “But when it’s a black person suddenly it’s a possible excuse. I just can’t even function. What a horrible racist country we live in.”
5: “God bless Amerikkka”
her having alcohol in her system justifies a man shooting her in her damn head?! Fuck out of here. White people will think of anything to defend their own.
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Flint Farmer was armed only with a cell phone when video footage caught Officer Gildardo Sierra beating him to the ground and shooting him seven times.
Sierra fired 16 rounds. He admitted drinking “multiple” beers before killing Farmer under the mistaken assumption that he was armed. He had a fatal shooting on his record already. And Cook County prosecutors are refusing even to bring charges against him.
Please…tell me…how in the hell do you get recorded shooting an unarmed man, who is laying on his stomach, 7 times—in the back—and still not have ANY charges filed against you?
If someone got caught shooting a dog 7 times “because they were drunk” they would face a harsher penalty than absolutely nothing
Little Sarah Rector, a descendant of slaves, became one of the richest little girls in America in 1914. Rector had been born among the Creek Indians, as a descendant of slaves. As a result of an earlier land treaty from the government. Back in 1887, the government awarded the Creek minors children 160 acres of land, which passed to Rector after her parents’ deaths. Though her land was thought to be useless, oil was discovered in its depths in 1913, when she was just 10 years old.
Her wealth caused immediate alarm and all efforts were made to put the child Sarah under “guardianship” of whites whose lives became comfortable immediately. Meanwhile Sarah still lived in humble surroundings. As white businessmen took control of her estate, efforts were also made to put her under control of officials at Tuskegee Institute.
Much attention was given to Sarah in the press. In 1913, there was an effort to have her declared white, so that because of her millions she could ride in a first class car on the trains.
Pennsylvania Police Claim That They Tasered 14-Year-Old African American Teenager In The Face “For His Safety” After Being Arrested With A 19-Year-Old Relative For Retail Theft, When Police Most Likely Beat The 14-Year-Old In The Face [TW: Graphic Violence, Assault, Police Brutality]
A mother in Pennsylvania is threatening to sue after officers shocked her 14-year-old son in the face with a Taser while he was handcuffed.
Mother Marissa Sargeant showed WCAU graphic photos of what the boy’s face looked like after he was arrested with an older relative for retail theft at a local Walmart.
“What he did was wrong,” she admitted. “He was coerced by a 19-year-old. He does know better.”
According to Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, Tullytown officers fired a Taser and hit the boy in the face when he escaped from their police cruiser and began to flee. The district attorney asserted that the 14-year-old was not able to stop his face from hitting the pavement because he was handcuffed, causing the bruising seen in the photos.
Heckler said that the officers were forced to use the Taser on the child because they were “fearing for his safety,” WCAU reported.
But Sargeant doesn’t buy that story.
“That doesn’t sound right. There’s no way, if he was running from behind, that he would get hit with a taser in the front of his face,” she observed.
She speculated that officers beat her son and then frightened him into not telling.
“I just want some justice. I even pray for the police officers because they need help,” Sargeant said.
The family has hired Center City attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., who plans to file a complaint against the Tullytown Police Department.
“We intend to develop the facts and circumstances a bit further,” Perri remarked. “But just simply with the nature of the injuries that occurred in this case, I think it’s clear that the police used excessive force. That’s what we’re investigating at this point.”