[As] long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. You bleed for white people. But when it comes time to seeing your own churches being bombed and little black girls be murdered, you haven’t got no blood.
You bleed when the white man says bleed; you bite when the white man says bite; and you bark when the white man says bark. I hate to say this about us, but it’s true. How are you going to be nonviolent in Mississippi, as violent as you were in Korea? How can you justify being nonviolent in Mississippi and Alabama, when your churches are being bombed, and your little girls are being murdered, and at the same time you’re going to be violent with Hitler, and Tojo, and somebody else that you don’t even know?
If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it’s wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it’s wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.
Malcom X, “Message to the Grass Roots,” Detroit, MI November 10, 1963
In memory of yesterday’s 50th anniversary of this speech.
trans is aberrant… . Cissexism is defining beauty and attractiveness based on how cis people look. Cissexism is prioritizing cis people’s comfort over trans people’s ability to survive. Cissexism is believing that cis people have more right to have jobs, go to school, date and have sex, make decisions about their bodies, wear the clothes they want, or use public restrooms than trans people do.
|—||Asher Bauer (via ritchandfamous)|
"And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Iluvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen."
— The Ainulindale, J.R.R. Tolkien
Bjork Quotes #bjork #quotes #this #love #inspiration
"There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with, but you will find the right film or the right book, and it will understand you." - Bjork
"And if we’ve come a long way, I suspect it’s sideways.
Further from our origins; no closer to our destinations.”
On the one hand, yeah I agree with this.
On the other hand though, if somebody considers something a ‘guilty pleasure’ because they legit have mixed feelings about it, then shaming them for that is not cool.
|—||Julius K. Nyerere, first president of Tanzania. (via theblacksophisticate)|