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Feb 17, 2014
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Migration Is Not So Beautiful

Migration is beautiful mostly for the colonizer, who gets to dabble in “exotic” foods, be enriched by our “exotic” tongues, obtain a cheap labor force, and benefit from the innovation that new migrants bring. But migration can also devastating and disruptive for the vast majority of us—who are uprooted from our homelands, live without seeing close family members for years, continuously traumatized by assimilation efforts, and virtually imprisoned within the walls of the U.S.


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Feb 16, 2014
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You know what’s really, powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. Smart-ass comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent-looking lady. A storyteller. A genius. A doctor. A new mother. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is.

— Courtney E. Martin. (via youremyconsolation)

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Feb 16, 2014
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hopehustle:

#dunnverdict #dunntrial #blackinflorida

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#dunnverdict #dunntrial #blackinflorida


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#dunntrial | “photo via @bdell1014

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#dunntrial | “photo via @bdell1014


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Feb 16, 2014
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Photos from my visit to the amazing Al-Jazeera Studio in Washington D.C. to talk about immigrant justice. These journalists are consummate professionals, and so well organized. Great experience. 


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The jury in the #DunnTrial continues to deliberate today, but there’s one thing we already know.
It has put Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the national spotlight again: http://on.msnbc.com/MMdtJd

politicsnation:

The jury in the #DunnTrial continues to deliberate today, but there’s one thing we already know.

It has put Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the national spotlight again: http://on.msnbc.com/MMdtJd


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A woman of color’s self-love is political and radical, and it is unsettling for the status quo because she is choosing bravely to dismantle the narratives of racist aesthetics against her. So when people bully a girl of color for being content and satisfied with her appearance - a reality that is subjected to racist, sexist slurs in cosmetic industries - and when they tell her to be “humble” which is normative code for “Nah, you’re not special, you’re not light and delicate in a Eurocentric way” then she has every right to chew their hearts and spit them out. A non-white girl’s self-love is revolutionary and anyone trying to water it down needs to back right off.

Mehreen Kasana.

my friend sana sent this to me, loves man. 

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Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries

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by Nicole Ouimette

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The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the social sciences of many colleges and universities exploit the struggles of oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples are left stranded with little to no resources after researchers leave their communities high and dry.

Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities. Articles, books, and dissertations written about marginalized populations are written for academics, not working people, and as such have little impact on the people whose lives are the subject of this research. Liberal academics and social scientists are more concerned about developing the wealth of academic literature than addressing the immediate material concerns of the communities they research.

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