High schoolers and folx in general who live in inner cities and are interested in civil and human rights organizing should be heavily advised to do deep research on the organizations that they are thinking about joining because leaving an organization and realizing that you were being gaslighted, exploited, groomed, and/or emotionally abused by an organization that claimed to care for and want to protect everything you care about really does have a way of fucking up your psyche and also leaving you with a really confused sense of right and wrong,
perhaps even causing you to develop some reactionary tendencies. Like not every civil and human rights organization is good and unfortunately there are predators who have worked there for years, clawing their way up the hierarchy only to use and exploit queer poc for labor, money, and even sex. Also, if an organization claims to have trouble maintaining poc and women, there is DEFINITELY a reason. I don’t think all civil and human rights orgs are bad at all, but in hind site I understand better why some leftist activist steer clear of them and say that they tend to exploit class labor.
I’m seriously tired of poc excusing their racial prejudices with the “I’m not racist because I can’t institutionally oppress _______”.
Racism, like all forms of oppression, starts as an idea before it becomes an institution, and just because the state doesn’t support your demographically-based hatred, doesn’t make you any less hateful.
Black people calling mulatto children “zebra babies” is racist because you’re reducing another ethnic group to an animal out of some “racial purity” complex.
Asian parents who would support their children marrying a white person, but would disown their child if they marry a black or Hispanic is racist, because they associate whiteness with success and dignity compared to Blacks and Hispanics.
Non-Hispanics who reduce Hispanics and Latinos to alien status is racist, because you refuse to acknowledge the ones who were either born here or came legally, and you also ignore the illegals who come from your race as well. Nobody talks about some of the Asian and African girls brought through human trafficking or how 21 Savage faked his Atlanta rep and got deported to england for overstaying his Visa.
The list can go on and on. As long as you think your race is better than another’s or you have a hatred or ignorance towards that race, you’re racist. You don’t need to be backed by the state to be an asshole.
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Communal Soul - a documentary short
yes guys can suffer with depression and anxiety too, if you are a guy suffering from depression and anxiety, it does not mean you are weak far from it you are not weak, Don’t shut yourself away, please go and talk to someone who can help
Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can.
Via Think Different //cool quote
Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878-1968) was a feminist activist from Mexico. She was the founder of Mexico’s first feminist leagues in 1912.
Her most important achievement was the founding of the Rita Cetina Gutierrez League in 1919. The organisation focused on family planning and child care, offering disadvantaged women support and advice. She also campaigned for women’s suffrage and improved rights.
That moment when everyone thought the Joker movement was gonna cause an incel riot but it’s been used as a symbol of Protest in Hong Kong and Lebanon.
New from Braided River (Mountaineers Books), in partnership with Washington Environmental Council, We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea. It’s a beautiful and inspiring anthology of photographs and voices from our regional recovery.
Never let anyone tell you that you can only love others if you love yourself.
You are capable of loving yourself because you love others.
Good afternoon to everyone except the fossil fuel industry and politicians who take their $$
If your 2020 candidate doesn’t plan to abolish the fossil fuel industry, they’re likely being bought by it and are, thus, part of the problem.