Tuesday, October 21, 2014
thewesternkingdom:

Amazigh man in morocco. x

thewesternkingdom:

Amazigh man in morocco. x

vexednature:

"less developed countries"? you mean "more exploited countries"

(Source: feminism5ever)

Sunday, October 19, 2014
idriss-m:

yourfavmoroccan:

The best glass of orange juice you will ever have in your entire life | Morocco

in all seriousness i have no clue how that boxed BOUSTANE / CITRUMA /  MIAMI stuff even stays in business in Morocco when you can get actual asir for practically nothing.

idriss-m:

yourfavmoroccan:

The best glass of orange juice you will ever have in your entire life | Morocco

in all seriousness i have no clue how that boxed BOUSTANE / CITRUMA /  MIAMI stuff even stays in business in Morocco when you can get actual asir for practically nothing.

(Source: treasureboxes)

We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.

You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)

I struggle with this because as much as I absolutely believe we have to divorce ourselves from the idea that attractiveness/desirability directly correlates to worth, I also believe we have to give beauty/prettiness back to girls and women of Color, especially Black woc, who have been told our whole lives that no matter what we do, we will always be ugly and undesirable when compared with white women.

(via strangeasanjles)

morobook:

Morocco.Meknes.An Alleyway.1998

morobook:

Morocco.Meknes.An Alleyway.1998

illbegotdamn:

darvinasafo:

Jim Crow 2.0

nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.

devil stay pulling tricks.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
italdred:

Mosque Sidi Ahmed Tijani, Morocco

italdred:

Mosque Sidi Ahmed Tijani, Morocco

Sunday, October 12, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Videos: Hawaiian Activists Block Illegal Construction on Sacred Mountain
“One victory for us is a victory for all people,” Pua Case, Hawaiian activist and traditional practitioner, announced on the telephone, one day after activists convinced funders and scientists to abandon a groundbreaking ceremony for a copy.4 billion, football field sized, Thirty Meter Telescope.

nativeamericannews:

Videos: Hawaiian Activists Block Illegal Construction on Sacred Mountain

“One victory for us is a victory for all people,” Pua Case, Hawaiian activist and traditional practitioner, announced on the telephone, one day after activists convinced funders and scientists to abandon a groundbreaking ceremony for a copy.4 billion, football field sized, Thirty Meter Telescope.

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
owning-my-truth:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

soulbrotherv2:

Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South  by Kristina DuRocher
White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order — especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture’s efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation.
In Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South, author Kristina DuRocher reveals how white adults in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries continually reinforced race and gender roles to maintain white supremacy. 
[book link]

I was recently thinking about this topic because of the whole lesbian spermbank incident. Those women suggest that raising their Black child is difficult because they live in a white racist community. I don’t doubt this. But why did they originally plan on raising a white child in a racist community in the first place?  Like, that’s not okay either.  Of all the things people try to shield their white children from, they seem to be totally okay with their children drowning in whiteness and overt racism.
It also reminds me of this scene at the grocery store between a Black woman and a white guy many weeks ago. I think he may have almost ran her over or something (I walked up after it had already begun so I’m unsure), and the Black woman was going off… cursing him out and he had his whole family in the car. He at first stayed calm, saying the lady shouldn’t be cursing because he had kids in the car. But after a while they both were at each other. I was totally on the guy’s side because they lady was going off and making a scene and just doing the absolute most.  But before the white guy pulls off though, he yells “WELFARE CHAMP!!!” out the window.
Now, if it’s not okay for your children to hear curse words from a random stranger, how in the world is it okay for your children to hear overt racism from their dad!?? their fucking dad.. the one that’s supposed to guide them.
It just makes me think how normal racism is for white kids to grow up in. Like, at least racism is around all the time, and as a Black kid, my parents would abhorring it.. not upholding it. 
It’s like no matter how thoroughly we change the media and education in schools, all little Cody and Emily have to do is listen to the words coming out of their parents mouth to pick up white supremacy. 
Anyways, I’m really interested in this book. 

Bolded the above for emphasis. So true.

owning-my-truth:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

soulbrotherv2:

Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South  by Kristina DuRocher

White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order — especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture’s efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation.

In Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South, author Kristina DuRocher reveals how white adults in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries continually reinforced race and gender roles to maintain white supremacy. 

[book link]

I was recently thinking about this topic because of the whole lesbian spermbank incident. Those women suggest that raising their Black child is difficult because they live in a white racist community. I don’t doubt this. But why did they originally plan on raising a white child in a racist community in the first place?  Like, that’s not okay either.  Of all the things people try to shield their white children from, they seem to be totally okay with their children drowning in whiteness and overt racism.

It also reminds me of this scene at the grocery store between a Black woman and a white guy many weeks ago. I think he may have almost ran her over or something (I walked up after it had already begun so I’m unsure), and the Black woman was going off… cursing him out and he had his whole family in the car. He at first stayed calm, saying the lady shouldn’t be cursing because he had kids in the car. But after a while they both were at each other. I was totally on the guy’s side because they lady was going off and making a scene and just doing the absolute most.  But before the white guy pulls off though, he yells “WELFARE CHAMP!!!” out the window.

Now, if it’s not okay for your children to hear curse words from a random stranger, how in the world is it okay for your children to hear overt racism from their dad!?? their fucking dad.. the one that’s supposed to guide them.

It just makes me think how normal racism is for white kids to grow up in. Like, at least racism is around all the time, and as a Black kid, my parents would abhorring it.. not upholding it. 

It’s like no matter how thoroughly we change the media and education in schools, all little Cody and Emily have to do is listen to the words coming out of their parents mouth to pick up white supremacy. 

Anyways, I’m really interested in this book. 

Bolded the above for emphasis. So true.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
princesswhatevr:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

humansofcolor:

nativefaces:

CULTURAL GENOCIDE:  Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)

Despicable.

I want to show this to white people who say that cultural appropriation isn’t a big deal because you’re taking a part of someone’s culture that was insulted, attacked and taken away from them for years and years and now you want to wear it as some sort of costume or fashion trend. But your ancestors were the ones to forcefully take away and obliterate OUR cultures for centuries. We STILL aren’t allowed to freely embrace our cultures because white people love to insult us and make fun of us, but white people themselves love wearing it because they think their mayo asses are entitlted to everything. Nope fuck off. 

Fuck

princesswhatevr:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

humansofcolor:

nativefaces:

CULTURAL GENOCIDE:  Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)

Despicable.

I want to show this to white people who say that cultural appropriation isn’t a big deal because you’re taking a part of someone’s culture that was insulted, attacked and taken away from them for years and years and now you want to wear it as some sort of costume or fashion trend. But your ancestors were the ones to forcefully take away and obliterate OUR cultures for centuries. We STILL aren’t allowed to freely embrace our cultures because white people love to insult us and make fun of us, but white people themselves love wearing it because they think their mayo asses are entitlted to everything. Nope fuck off. 

Fuck