Pygmies were made to dance during numerous exhibitions to entertain visitors at zoos in both Germany and England.
Black Africans are shown participating in archery in 1904 in St. Louis at an event whites organized called the “Savage Olympics Exhibition.”
American Humane Society (via maninsun)
This is so, so important.
i have a list of things i’m still waiting for apologies for
And make sure they’re really apologies, no fauxpologies, and no patronizing bullshit. Children can detect that. They deserve better.(via squidsqueen)
"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac." .. (George Orwell)
When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.
But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.
Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people."
Keith Boykin, "Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)
True, anyone who’s been paying attention knows this. The only time you can get gun control passed in this country is when politicians start seeing POC walking around freely with guns.