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newfilosofee:

Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?
Malcolm X: Yes sir.
Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?
Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.
Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?
Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.
Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?
Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.
Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?
Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 


This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.(via zuky)(via ultralaser)(via note-a-bear)

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ultralaser:

ultralaser:

zuky:

herzundseele:

newfilosofee:

Jim Hurlbut: You were born in Omaha, is that right?

Malcolm X: Yes sir.

Hurlbut: And your family left Omaha when you were what? One year old?

Malcolm X: I imagine about a year old.

Hurlbut: Now, why did they eave Omaha?

Malcolm X: Well, to my understanding… the Ku Klux Klan burned down one of their homes in Omaha.

Hurlbut: This made your family feel very unhappy actually?

Malcolm X: Well insecure if not unhappy.

Hurlbut: So they must have a somewhat prejudiced point of view — a personally prejudiced point of view. In other words, you cannot look at this in a broad, academic sort of way, really, can you?

Malcolm X: I think that’s incorrect, because despite the fact that that happened in Omaha and then when moved to Lansing, Michigan our home was burned down again — in fact, my father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan, and despite all of that, no one was more thoroughly integrated with whites than I. No one has lived more so in the society of whites than I. 

This portion of this famous interview has always fascinated me. Hurlbut is asserting that people of color cannot be objective about racism because they have experienced the violence of racism, which apparently “prejudices” you. Only white people can look at racism in a “broad, academic sort of way” because they are the architects of racism and only experience the benefits of white supremacism. And he’s sitting there saying this on national television as though he’s making sense. Hurlbut is pushing this intellectual depravity at Malcolm X as though he has found a clever way to discredit Malcolm’s perspective. This is what white racism does to white people: it makes them stupid. This is why I’ve often described whiteness as a cognitive trauma, a lifetime of conditioning which inhibits certain neural faculties and results in a certain kind of dissociative disorder. Only people who have dissociated themselves from their own humanity can happily picnic under swinging corpses.

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youngblackandvegan:

white folk swear black people only get together because they hate white people

they cannot fathom that it may not be because we hate them

but because we love us

(via youngblackandvegan)

http://wearesynchronizednowandforever.tumblr.com/post/98111020255/commiekinkshamer-that-fact-that-revenge-porn

commiekinkshamer:

that fact that revenge porn and leaking of women’s nudes exists at the same time as the readily accessible porn industry is an explicit example of the ways in which women are viewed as sex objects for male consumption. when men are denied the right to our bodies, they steal…

naturee-feels:

Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have a booty.

Your not any less of a black girl if you can’t dance.

Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have any curves.

I find a lot of black girls feeling complacent if they do not have these certain attributes, that almost seem synonyms to Black Women. Your blackness is not and should not be defined by this.

I also see a lot of people, black or non black, who help perpetrate these stereotypes and it needs to end.

(via midnight-sun-rising)

arabswagger:

Stop calling ISIS the Islamic State.

You guys will go upon lengths and jump hoops to deny that the KKK are a Christian influenced group but won’t blink to say Muslim and terrorist in the same sentence.

The language you use matters. 

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kingjaffejoffer:

yungasura:

solarsenpai:

little-lark:

queenkoi:

I’m about to ufcking piss

rip in pieces

This is still amazing.

LMFAOOOO

This plays right into the stereotype that iPhone users really know nothing about smartphones. 

Are there really people fucked up enough to "dress up" as Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown?? I'm sorry I don't mean to bother you but if people are really doing that I just don't know what to say. That would be the most disgusting and disrespectful thing I could think of.

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babygirlminaj:

hell yeah look at this shit

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let this a reminder to why white people make me sick and why i dislike them. this year, these crackers will do the same thing with mike brown. this is why i’m so angry. this shit must end.

http://aintralph.tumblr.com/post/98107259624

aintralph:

Niggas are so easily distracted from actual shit that actually matters.

Ray Rice and the other nigga dont matter, domestic violence and what that means matters.

Leaked nudes don’t matter, and invasion of privacy and the way we feel entitle to, look at and objectify particularly black women’s…

whitepeoplestealingculture:

poeticjusticeftdrake:

thefitrasta:

Justin Lynch beating Michael Phelps record at just 16

black! Excellence!

*fans self*

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

MTV And Logo To Premiere 'Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word'

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MTV and Logo will premiere Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, a documentary following seven transgender youths and the issues they face.

On October 17, MTV and Logo will simultaneously premiere “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” a documentary produced by “Orange Is the New Black” cast member Laverne Cox. The hour-long documentary follows the lives of seven transgender youths. They hail from New York, New Orleans and Baltimore and range in age from 12 to 24 years old, but they share common obstacles and joys.

Cox, an activist for transgender issues as well as an actress, also acts as host for the documentary, walking viewers through the difficulties of coming out, how race plays into the equation, bullying, violence and familial and social support.

Viewers will meet Kye, a Brooklyn man who was the first transgender Division I basketball player ever, as well as college freshman Ari, an 18-year-old man taking his first steps into campus life. Zoey, a 12-year-old navigating life at her new school in California after school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl, is also featured, among other true life stories.

After the documentary’s premiere, Logo and MTV.com will host an hour-long “Trans Forum,” hosted by Cox and SuChin Pak. Alongside the subjects of the documentary, Cox will field questions from audience members and those tuning in via social media.

The documentary was produced as part of MTV’s Look Different campaign, a multi-year initiative to identify and fight biases, whether they be based in gender, sexual orientation or race.

“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” will air on October 17 and 7 p.m. ET.

(via howtobeterrell)

blackcelty:

it’s 2014

stop making fun of black women for wearing a weave

stop making fun of black women for showing their natural hair

stop making fun of black women

stop

(via theracismrepellent)