ixim:.

Never forget
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

Never forget
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

Never forget
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

Always remember
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.

Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)

lavida-d:

goldenfishradicals:

Prayers to all of the people in that town. This is bullshit anyone is treated like this. It is fucking 2014 get ur shit together.

"We all bleed red but whos blood is in the streets?"

fuck the police, ferguson to palestine, fight the power, free the people, feel the power

La lucha por la dignidad!
Resistencia indígena desde Canadá a Guatemala!!!

La lucha por la dignidad!
Resistencia indígena desde Canadá a Guatemala!!!

booagulates:

friends are supposed to make you feel good about yourself

just remember that

redbellied-piranha:

And I see y’all leaving black women outta this like Renisha McBride’s trial wasn’t a week ago. Like Rekia Boyd wasn’t shot in the head while minding her own business. Like they ain’t kick in the wrong door and kill that little girl. Like that man ain’t beat that black woman in broad damn daylight a couple months ago. Like they didn’t kill that elderly lady in her house damn house that they weren’t suppose to be at.

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

"Pachamama" painting by Eva Ruiz (Colombian)

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

"Pachamama" painting by Eva Ruiz (Colombian)

If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color? What is the theory behind racist feminism?
They don’t teach about the Assata Shakurs and Audre Lordes in the American school system. Have you ever asked yourself why?
(via blackinchicago)
The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

ponderation:

Dancing in the Moonlight by Chris Williams Exploration Photography