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Please stop calling this a nation of immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of colonizers, ex-slaves, ghosts of genocide victims, and preferred immigrants.

Maurice Lucas Goes IN (via sonofbaldwin)
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If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?

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This line encapsulates the concept of a good kid in a bad city, and it cuts into one of the most moral questions in human existence: Can good come from evil? The best part about the line, as is true of the best poetry, is that it doesn’t answer the question it asks. For Kendrick’s immediate purposes, he’s the flower and the city is the dark room. The question is: Can you trust him? (via navinkoke)

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  • White person:uhm if you don't EDUCATE ME how will I know?
  • PoC:okay...
  • White person:*sommat racist*
  • PoC:that's racist.
  • White person:WHAT? NO IT'S NOT. HOW IS THAT RACIST? YOU'RE RACIST FOR MAKING THIS ABOUT RACE.
  • PoC:but... I'm telling it affects me as-
  • White person:YOU'RE BULLYING ME
  • PoC:listen, here's a link to an artic-
  • White person:I GUESS I'M JUST IGNORANT WHITE TRASH, HUH? I BET YOU'RE NOT EVEN REALLY A PERSON OF COLOR. YOU THINK YOU'RE SO MUCH BETTER THAN ME, YOU ELITIST
  • PoC:Are you fucking kidding me?!
  • White person:IF YOU DON'T EDUCATE ME IN A NICE TONE AND IN A NICE WAY THAT CODDLES ME HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO LISTEN TO YOU???? UGH. YOU'RE SO ANGRY. DON'T YOU KNOW I'M ON YOUR SIDE??!?!?!
  • PoC:*reminds self that beating the shit out of this person will end in jail time*
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The thing that upsets me the most about the suspended mhs students “situation” is that people are unaware of the facts. Did the principal in fact call that student racist? I doubt it. He must have said that throwing up hand signs could be perceived as racist, or something along those lines. And somehow now, the principal is playing the non existent race card. Because the so called race card does not exist. And now, a lot of people have taken the liberty to use this as a platform to showcase their racism and dislike of people of color. How does speaking English have anything to do with this?

You want to talk about institutional bullying? Look at the LA school system during during the he Chicano rights movement when Latinos could only let take certain classes, because the system thought they would not amount to become anything more than a mechanic or a maid? What about their futures? Or perhaps let’s not go so far, what about the mhs counselor told my sister about post secondary education? To stick to community college, why waste time looking at a 4 year University? What about the lack of support and empowerment our kids of color in our hs and community receive?

This situation further demonstrates the privilege and power most white people have in our community. Hardly ever faced with these types of power dynamics, this is how they react. We, are used to it. And this has escalated way too far with jokes of racism and undermining of races. Racism exists. Clearly. I see it and experience it in so many spheres of my life.

I see it in my job with the hard glares I get at times, comments at my dad’s workplace, when I was told to speak English at sub city, or when joels mom was told to go back to Mexico while on a walk with her friends, or in those awful letters to the editor not about immigration, but about dislike for Latinos specifically.

These people are so clueless and are merely trying to demonize a great mhs principal. Because he’s not white
He’s Asian. And he holds a position of power…. Oh but wait, I forgot he’s just playing the race card.

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