readyreadyreadytorocknroll said: Hello, I'm a DePaul University journalism student looking to do a story on social activism on tumblr. If you or any of your followers or following blogs are based out of Chicago/Surrounding areas and are focused on social activism on tumblr., could you please contact me so that I may set up an interview. I believe this is our generation's way of stepping up for our rights, and these stories deserve to be told. Thank you for reblogging!
Anyone know some social activism blogs based around Chi city?
Hate doesn’t breed hate. Hate inspires anger in victims of hatred and that anger is called hatred to delegitimize it and villainize people. If you wanna help people who are victims then first you gotta stop acting like they’re just as bad their oppressors and abusers.
THERE IS A WAR COMING IN FERGUSON — PART 2
— (READ THE REPORT HERE) —
"FBI and every Missouri safety official meeting 2-3 times weekly to prep for riots"
Shaun King has found out the Military/National Guard are doing secret drills to shut down protesting thatwill come after Darren Wilson is not indicted.
They are also planning on shutting down the airports.
If you haven’t seen Shaun King’s first posts here is the link.
bless Shaun he doesn’t give a fuck and he will literally GO IN
Just another regular request for Shaun King to get a Pulitzer for his work on this situation.
South Dakota Native Vote
These three screenshots are from Black Women’s Health Imperative and include statistics and information regarding Black women and breast cancer (though of course Black people who don’t identify as women but have breasts are still at risk for breast cancer).
It’s the second leading cause of death for Black women. Despite a lower incidence rate in comparison to White women, we’re more likely to die from it. Health disparities and and the manifestation of racism/classism in healthcare are factors.
take care of yourselves as best you can, sisters
My mother was diagnosed this week.
Here it is TUMBLR your second chance at supporting MISPELLED on Indiegogo…..
- Ferguson remains on edge as 4-day protest looms
- A federal judge says requiring protesters to keep moving violates the constitution (x)
- Group renews call for Darren Wilson’s arrest
- White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it.
- SLU Law offers free legal rights education to Ferguson protesters
- "Requiem for Mike Brown" protest exposes both white privilege and support
- Why the criminal justice system doesn’t work
- Palestinian groups plan “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson
- Panel ties police violence in Canada, Ferguson to systemic racism
- I Love Ferguson committee proposes moving trick-or-treating to daytime instead of at night
- "I stand with Ferguson" poster (download here)
- Alliance of Black Art Galleries presents Hands Up, Don’t Shoot (pdf)
Point #2 Did I fucking stutter?
|oppressed group:||*speaks about their lived experiences being marginalized*|
- Babyji by Abha Dawesar
- Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal
- Funny Boy, by Shyam Selvadurai
- Ode to Lata, Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
- The Paths of Marriage, by Mala Kumar
- The Pregnant King, by Devdutt Pattanaik
- Quarantine, by Rahul Mehta
- She of the Mountains, by Vivek Shraya
- The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
- The World Unseen, by Shamim Sarif
Non-Fiction & Anthologies:
- AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India, by Amartya Sen and various authors
- Because I Have A Voice: Queer Politics in India, edited by Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan
- Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love, and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India, by Parmesh Shahani
- Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures, by Gayatri Gopinath
- The Invisibles, by Zia Jaffrey
- A Lotus of Another Color, by Rakesh Ratti
- Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by Ruth Vanita
- Made in India: Decolonializations, Queer Sexualities, Trans/National Projects, by Suparna Bhaskaran
- Same-Sex Love in India, edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwal
- Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia, by Sanjay Srivastava
- Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You, by Devdutt Pattanaik
- Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics, by Naisargi Dave
- Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society, by Ruth Vanita
- With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India, by Gaytri Reddy
thevideogameboy said: Hi I stumbled upon this blog through another website and I read through most posts and I didn't like what I saw. I'm black and I go to a mostly black school in the south. At my school all of the black kids are very ghetto and just go to the bathrooms to smoke pot and skip class. Me and one other kid are the only good hard working black kids at the school. Most of the kids are very racist to the white kids and that makes black people look bad. So please stop it makes us look bad.
You’re not black.
medievaluniverse said: Hey, my school are having an assembly on Black History Month. The students organizing it are all black but I'm close friends with one of them and she asked me to help out (I'm a massive history nerd). I'm happy to but just wondering if you had any suggestions about how not to get too involved (I'm white), basically I really don't want to be one of those allies who tries to takeover, or make it about me. I would really appreciate any suggestions of how to help out but keep it about them not me. X
Just contribute as you’re asked.