Sick and Tired by Shihan.
Does that put it into perspective for you?
Seriously. I always have to try to put this into perspective for people. People act like slavery was so distant. My mom is older in relation to my age (she had me at 43), and her father was older when she was born (in his early 50’s) and was born in the late 1800’s. One of his PARENTS was born into slavery. For people like my mom, this isn’t the least bit distant. My mom grew up in the Jim Crow south. History is so depersonalized that people can act like slavery, Jim Crow, and blatantly racist institutions existed in 1800 BC
I have an aunt who died in 02 who was born in 1898.
I’d LOVE for someone to have told her that slavery was “long ago”.
My mother was born in 1956.. My grandmother in 1937.. My great grandparents in 1919… My great great granddad in the 1890’s and his parents who were born just shy of slavery…. All of these people were alive when my mother was younger… And my great great granddad died when I was 4! So please tell me how long ago slavery was again??
My grand mother was a sharecropper’s daughter….Who do you think her parents were the children of?
My great grandmother was a sharecropper. She told me before she passed away (at 92.. long life!) that they used to pick cotton and farm.
THIS…ALL OF THIS..EVERY LAST FUCKING WORD. “YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT RACISM TIL IT’S AGAINST YOU.”
“black people dont hate white people because of slavery. they dont blame you for your ancestors/
they hate you because you show, in countless little ways time and time again, that you sincerely dont value us as human beings.”
Upcoming United States actions:
May 18th: ‘Operation Green Jobs’ March from Philadelphia to Washington, DC organized by the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign.
May 18th to 23rd: the Home Defenders League Week of Action against the banks and foreclosures in Washington, DC.
May 18th to 20th: there is a weekend of protests against the closure of schools in Chicago.
May 22nd: Stop the Frack Attack People’s Forum in Washington, DC.
May 25th: Protests against Monsanto everywhere
May 25th to June 3rd: March from Philadelphia to Harrisburg against prison spending.
June 1st: Get on the Bus For Bradley Court Martial Trial with buses leaving from Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, New York City and Willimantic, CT.
June 14th to 16th: Trade Justice Action Camp in Bellingham, WA by the Backbone Campaign
Reblog with your own additions to the list.
Anti-Racism - Anti-War demonstration, 1967.
this is me and my cat, Swagger.
His name is Eastwood (: