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la-xingada:

this is why cultural appropriation is fucking horrible. You take our culture, you take our labor, you take our spirituality BUT you don’t want us, our brown bodies.
fuck you, you don’t deserve anything.
No, you are not appreciating my culture when at the same time You are deporting us and oppressing us.

la-xingada:

this is why cultural appropriation is fucking horrible. You take our culture, you take our labor, you take our spirituality BUT you don’t want us, our brown bodies.

fuck you, you don’t deserve anything.

No, you are not appreciating my culture when at the same time You are deporting us and oppressing us.

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Michele Bachmann: Gays want to ‘freely prey on little children sexually’

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(Raw Story) In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio show Faith and Liberty, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of “deviancy” on the whole population.

According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said that the “gay community” is taking steps to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

She also said that “national hate crime laws” are a form of “tyrannical” oppression that liberals will use to silence Christians in this country.

I usually don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what Michele Bachmann says. Every other word that comes out of her mouth is basically stupid-Republican porn.

But this goes way beyond the normal “letting your mouth get ahead your tiny dinosaur brain” gaffes that people like Shelly and Louie Gohmert and Steve King so excel at. This is pure horseshit. There is no national effort to “do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. ” That’s just a lie.

And it’s a dangerous lie. Bachmann is a hero to the Tea Party crowd because the ‘baggers are so gullible that they actually prefer BS to reality. And if you want to rile wild-eyed, gun-waving crackpots into a murderous rage, then tell them the Homosexual Menace is coming to rape their children with impunity. They’ll believe it and — as we’ve seen happen again and again — some may want to act on those beliefs. The Second Amendment is a tyrant hunting license, after all — or at least, that’s another pile of horseshit the gullible have been sold by manure merchants like Bachmann. If a “deviant” coming to legally rape your child doesn’t qualify as tyranny, then I don’t know what would.

This is an especially dangerous lie from Shelly — and the media should be calling her out on it, people should be demanding she prove what she says — but as has happened with me, she’s rubbed the outrage nerve so raw that most don’t even hear her anymore.

As intellectually painful as it might be, maybe we should listen to Shelly more often. Lord knows unhinged and bottomlessly gullible ‘baggers sure are. People like her are the the screws loose in the Tea Party’s head. We should pay attention to what they’re telling them to do.

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lovelifelaurennn:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

wocinsolidarity:

I don’t know about you but I saw Nicki Minaj’s recent posts on Instagram as commentary on the clear double standard between displays people’s reaction of white and black women’s sexuality. The last picture, the newly released cover of her new single “Anaconda”, has received some backlash for it’s display of Nicki’s behind. 

Thoughts??Comments??

The comparisons to her are just unparalleled.

I fucking love her

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daniellemertina:

Hello Tumblr! My Black feminist blog One Black Girl. Many Words turned 6 months old today!

I’m SO thankful for all of the support I’ve received so far! I’ve seen my writing shared on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites and it’s so exciting because writing has always been my first passion! 

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atane:

This is good news. On the surface at least. Hopefully they will be able to flush out Boko Haram and those that finance, aid and abet them. In a perfect world, they will tackle this earnestly, which will mean political upheaval in some respects. Many politicians and top tier military brass will be exposed if the goal is to truly combat and neutralize Boko Haram. It will be messy (and bloody).
The question is, what took them so long to arrive here? It’s common sense. After the Chibok kidnappings, I said this was the only logical course of action. Quite a few people disagreed with me as they felt that western intervention was best. I disagreed with that opinion then and I disagree with it now. We’ve got to change the way we think in times of crisis, but that’s another story for another day.
This is a problem that can only be fixed by regional forces. It must be fixed from within. Western intervention beyond intelligence or supplying surveillance equipment means two things;
1. An eventual abandonment or exodus which does nothing long term.
2. Permanent or long term occupation which is never a good thing. This will ultimately lead to even more problems. 
Let’s wait and see. That’s all we can do. These developments are long overdue.

atane:

This is good news. On the surface at least. Hopefully they will be able to flush out Boko Haram and those that finance, aid and abet them. In a perfect world, they will tackle this earnestly, which will mean political upheaval in some respects. Many politicians and top tier military brass will be exposed if the goal is to truly combat and neutralize Boko Haram. It will be messy (and bloody).

The question is, what took them so long to arrive here? It’s common sense. After the Chibok kidnappings, I said this was the only logical course of action. Quite a few people disagreed with me as they felt that western intervention was best. I disagreed with that opinion then and I disagree with it now. We’ve got to change the way we think in times of crisis, but that’s another story for another day.

This is a problem that can only be fixed by regional forces. It must be fixed from within. Western intervention beyond intelligence or supplying surveillance equipment means two things;

1. An eventual abandonment or exodus which does nothing long term.

2. Permanent or long term occupation which is never a good thing. This will ultimately lead to even more problems. 

Let’s wait and see. That’s all we can do. These developments are long overdue.

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sheratic:

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

I was always the type to read the history book cover to cover, and this section was almost always skipped or covered in 20 minutes.

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