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21stcenturyprogressive:

We’ll call it, “The War on Drugs.”
Apr 24, 2014 / 3,221 notes

21stcenturyprogressive:

We’ll call it, “The War on Drugs.”

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We must educate our children early, with the knowledge that came to us late
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mujeristaxicana:

"pero muy muy jarta.."

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indigenous2:


Mexican-American Gothic (2010) by Santiago Forero
Apr 24, 2014 / 9,746 notes

indigenous2:

Mexican-American Gothic (2010) by Santiago Forero

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anthotny:

… and that’s shade.

Prints this and hands to every white gay I ever encounter.

And RuPaul’s pimping out qpoc culture.

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radicalarchive:

'No More Cages - A Bimonthly Women's Prison Newsletter', Women Free Women In Prison, Brooklyn, 1980.
Apr 24, 2014 / 69 notes

radicalarchive:

'No More Cages - A Bimonthly Women's Prison Newsletter', Women Free Women In Prison, Brooklyn, 1980.

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phiife:

therealview:

"African Renaissance”, located near the airport in Dakar (Senegal) stands 49m tall on the top of a 100m high hill. The tallest statue in the world outside of Eurasia.

jesus christ knows this is incredible.
Apr 24, 2014 / 16,099 notes

phiife:

therealview:

"African Renaissance”, located near the airport in Dakar (Senegal) stands 49m tall on the top of a 100m high hill. The tallest statue in the world outside of Eurasia.

jesus christ knows this is incredible.

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postwhitesociety:

walkingthenarrowway:

sailorfuckshit:

arabellesicardi:

Source.

shout out to all the black english majors who already knew this

goodness gracious.

shoutout to us, indeed.

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”
"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”
The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.
ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.
"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.
Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.
Apr 24, 2014 / 1,673 notes

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”

"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”

The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.

ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.

"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.

Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.