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jessehimself:

FILM AVAILABLE HERE: http://crackingthecodes.org.
In this story from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film from World Trust, author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic racial inequity. For more information on this film, go to www.crackingthecodes.org

This documentary is designed for dialogue and comes with a downloadable conversation guide.

clarknokent:

la-malcriada:

choice36c:

This man has a name.  His name is Frank Embree.
He was falsely accused of raping a 14-year-old white girl.
Embree maintained his innocence but confessed after receiving over 100 lashes.
With tears pouring down his face, he agreed to own up to the charges if the police agreed not to torture him any further.
He was castrated, skinned (front and back), lynched and burned alive in front of a cheering crowd on July 23, 1889.

Never Forget.

If you are American this is your history, don’t ignore it. Make sure that you make up for it by changing America today.
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clarknokent:

la-malcriada:

choice36c:

This man has a name.  His name is Frank Embree.

He was falsely accused of raping a 14-year-old white girl.

Embree maintained his innocence but confessed after receiving over 100 lashes.

With tears pouring down his face, he agreed to own up to the charges if the police agreed not to torture him any further.

He was castrated, skinned (front and back), lynched and burned alive in front of a cheering crowd on July 23, 1889.

Never Forget.

If you are American this is your history, don’t ignore it. Make sure that you make up for it by changing America today.

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

afro-dominicano:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

drakeft-drake:

queerhermione:

the6thsiren:

I guess by “unusual name,” they mean “not white sounding.”

"Exotic moniker" ok but who’s the celebrity that named their kid moxy crimefighter? And private inspektor? Nicholas cage named his kid Kal-El. So…

NIC CAGE NAMED HIS KID AFTER SUPERMAN I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS

there are white kids with the name brumpo tungus but you gon say our names are unusual lmao ok yahoo

What’s wrong with “Esmeralda?” That’s a beautiful name.  Yahoo sucks. 

jennli123:

gorlt:

invisiblelad:

trcunning:

twerks4loanpayments:

ladytatyana:

darvinasafo:

Tulsa, Oklahoma near the original Black Wall Street.

Just sad

I guess that meme of DaQuan—the one y’all thought was funny—came true mhmmm 😒

These people

  • kicked their daughter out (left her at a homeless shelter)
  • found out she had left the shelter to live with a guy
  • tracked them down at 9 at night to yell at her
  • shot her unarmed boyfriend (killing him)
  • shot at her after she ran to hide in the bushes
  • shot at the bf’s 13 yr old brother (hitting him in the arm)
  • fled the scene 
  • were allowed to turn themselves in
  • were put on PAID suspension

Such bullshit

Attempted murder (and shooting at minors!)  only gets paid leave. The more one scratches the surface..

i’m starting to hate white people more and more every time these stories come out

Shoot innocent black kid, get a paid vacation.

You KNOW he wouldn’t have gotten away with this if the kid was white.

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