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Jul 28 '14
Jul 27 '14
pricantaz:

voguedissent:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

Every African must show his pass before being allowed to go about his business. Sometimes check broadens into search of a man’s person and belongings.
South Africa.
Ph: Ernest Cole.
1960s.
Black people were by law supposed to carry a pass book that severely limited their movements by forcing them to have one on their person when entering ‘white only’ areas.
This served as a way for the Apartheid government to ensure their segregationist policies were being adhered to by requiring black people to carry these passes at all times when outside of areas designated for black people. Each pass book also specified when, where and for how long the individual would be permitted to stay within these ‘white only’ areas. Often times, employers were responsible for providing these details. 
Pass laws were formally introduced as early as 1797 when, in an attempt to exclude all ‘Natvies’ (black people) from the Cape Colony, Irish-born British statesman and governor of the Cape Colony George Macartney introduced them to South Africa which was then a British territory.
The most notable resistance effort against Pass Laws was in 1960 with the peaceful demonstrations held in the township of Sharpeville on March 21st that year. Thousands of black people held demonstrations in Sharpeville, marching to the police station where Apartheid police forces opened fire on the crowd killing 69 people in what is now known as the Sharpeville Massacre. Anti-apartheid leader and founder of the Pan-Africanist Congress Robert Sobukwe was arrested on that day for leading the protest.
Pass laws would not be repealed in South Africa until 1986.

1986.

ppl like to act this shit is ancient history, but…

Damn, less than 30 years ago

pricantaz:

voguedissent:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

Every African must show his pass before being allowed to go about his business. Sometimes check broadens into search of a man’s person and belongings.

South Africa.

Ph: Ernest Cole.

1960s.

Black people were by law supposed to carry a pass book that severely limited their movements by forcing them to have one on their person when entering ‘white only’ areas.

This served as a way for the Apartheid government to ensure their segregationist policies were being adhered to by requiring black people to carry these passes at all times when outside of areas designated for black people. Each pass book also specified when, where and for how long the individual would be permitted to stay within these ‘white only’ areas. Often times, employers were responsible for providing these details. 

Pass laws were formally introduced as early as 1797 when, in an attempt to exclude all ‘Natvies’ (black people) from the Cape Colony, Irish-born British statesman and governor of the Cape Colony George Macartney introduced them to South Africa which was then a British territory.

The most notable resistance effort against Pass Laws was in 1960 with the peaceful demonstrations held in the township of Sharpeville on March 21st that year. Thousands of black people held demonstrations in Sharpeville, marching to the police station where Apartheid police forces opened fire on the crowd killing 69 people in what is now known as the Sharpeville Massacre. Anti-apartheid leader and founder of the Pan-Africanist Congress Robert Sobukwe was arrested on that day for leading the protest.

Pass laws would not be repealed in South Africa until 1986.

1986.

ppl like to act this shit is ancient history, but…

Damn, less than 30 years ago

Jul 27 '14

gang0fwolves:

westendblues:

please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating

Jul 27 '14
gallifreyglo:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.
I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

^^^^^^

gallifreyglo:

bitteroreo:

tashabilities:

anthonynumero-uno:

tashabilities:

atane:

dynamicafrica:

American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.

An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.

Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.

About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.

What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”

At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.

(source)

The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.

I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.

Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger

why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.

You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it. 

ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit? 

Get away from me. 

anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.

^^^^^^

Jul 26 '14

resonanteye:

bufonite:

"But it’s just a feather-"

shut up

"I found this dead robin in my yard and I-"

put it back

"Look at this hawk feather I-"

put that down

"Look at this dead bird I found, I’m gonna keep the bones-"

I’m gonna have an aNEURYSM PUT THAT BACK

"I found a dead hawk on the side of the road, I’m gonna-"

PUT IT BACK. YOU’RE GONNA PUT IT BACK.

IF YOU LIVE IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES YOU CANNOT POSSESS PARTS OF BIRDS PROTECTED BY THE MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT.

image

http://resonanteye.net/2011/08/21/feather-and-tar/

most pertinent bit: learn which species are NOT covered by the migratory bird act, so you can stop having constant aneurysms.

http://www.animallaw.info/administrative/adusfd70fr12710_12716.htm

There they are, the birds you’re allowed to have parts of.

Jul 26 '14
darvinasafo:

I see no lies.

darvinasafo:

I see no lies.

Jul 26 '14
resonanteye:

prochoice-or-gtfo:

Like there aren’t thousands of disabled kids in the foster and group home system. I have worked extensively with people who were passed over time and time again for adoption or even foster care because of their conditions in favour of able-bodied children. Stop trying to guilt people for choosing to end pregnancies, they don’t owe you a baby.

here you go. give it. these kids/babies that already exist need it.http://reecesrainbow.org/new-family/domestic-opportunitiesand get off my fucking lawn

resonanteye:

prochoice-or-gtfo:

Like there aren’t thousands of disabled kids in the foster and group home system. I have worked extensively with people who were passed over time and time again for adoption or even foster care because of their conditions in favour of able-bodied children. Stop trying to guilt people for choosing to end pregnancies, they don’t owe you a baby.

here you go. give it. these kids/babies that already exist need it.
http://reecesrainbow.org/new-family/domestic-opportunities
and get off my fucking lawn

(Source: postsecret.com)

Jul 26 '14

aix18:

castielonfire:

istoledrewspancakes:

0nechoice:

THANK YOU JENNI HERD

Omg

PERFECTION

THIS

Jul 25 '14
curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.


american_school_system.jpg

curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.

It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

american_school_system.jpg

Jul 25 '14
daniellebarbeito:

"You Were Asking for It"
from my series: “Just a Girl”
pencil, watercolor, marker

daniellebarbeito:

"You Were Asking for It"

from my series: “Just a Girl”

pencil, watercolor, marker

Jul 24 '14

tytnetwork:

Sara Hellwege, a pro-life nurse-midwife, is suing the Tampa Family Health Centers for discrimination. Her lawsuit argues that the center didn’t hire her based on her religious beliefs. Hellwege opposes some of the most popular methods of birth control and told the potential employer that she would not prescribe or recommend non-barrier methods of contraception to women even if they requested it. 

Jul 23 '14
disarms:

4licia:

california-xox-n0stalgia:

how the actual fuck does someone not reblog this

this just demolishes every negative opinion towards homosexuality ever

this is my new favorite picture omg

disarms:

4licia:

california-xox-n0stalgia:

how the actual fuck does someone not reblog this

this just demolishes every negative opinion towards homosexuality ever

this is my new favorite picture omg

Jul 23 '14
sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

Jul 23 '14
kellanium-the-dieselhead:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

A picture is worth a thousand words

kellanium-the-dieselhead:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

A picture is worth a thousand words

(Source: twitter.com)

Jul 23 '14

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

AHHHHHHHHHHHH

(Source: sandandglass)