Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.
The Medicine of Hope (via thisfragilerose)

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Incredible Hulk #319, page 11 by John Byrne & Keith Williams. 1986.

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The most dangerous heart disease:
strong memory.

Nizar Qabbani  (via bajillionlittlepieces)

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There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. Boston school busing riots

And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

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In California, a small “Mexican-Hindu” community rose up in the early 20th century, as male immigrants from Punjab – mostly Sikh – married Hispanic women and started uniquely bicultural families. U.S. immigration laws restricted South Asian women from immigrating to America, while miscegenation laws forbid South Asian men from marrying white women. Marriages between South Asian men and Hispanic women – classified by law within the same racial category – resulted in bicultural children with names like “Maria Singh” and “Jose Rai.”

This happened in many Mexican-American communities with South- and East- Asian immigrants. If anyone would like, I could try to collect a list of articles and books that records the Mexican-American/Asian American dual histories! My own Mexican family quite happily detailed for me some of the experiences they had in our home town. Our communities joined together and helped each other in the face of discrimination — people depended on each other for citizenship, for business, and for protection. 


True Love.  Had many pairs growin up.

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“Nobody says anything about that”

I’ve reblogged this about 40 times. But let me do it again.

Keeping my promise to re blog whenever I see it!


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If we wait until we’re ready,
we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives

-Lemony Snicket


Queen Latifah


NBA Hall of Famer, Michael Jordan:

"People ask me all the time who my all-time five top players are, and when I start saying Larry, they interrupt me.  They say, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. He can’t play with LeBron James!’ I tell them, ‘You guys don’t get it.  Larry is far better than any small forward who played the game."