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queertrees:

geekygothgirl:

verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues

aaaand she had a pet cheetah

creaturesfromdreams:

Downtime by juliedillon

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midesko:

organicandhappy:

freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

I loved this episode

Oh my god yes I remember this! I think Disney still airs the series but at like 4-5 AM on weekdays

lonehobbit:

The Rushock Bog.

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 

THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME

NO CONSCIENCE

NO HISTORICAL BEARING

HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?

THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?

WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 

NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

lonehobbit:

Sunset in the North Downs.

empai:

my favorite thing that one of the feminist org leaders told me yesterday:

if somebody says something racist/sexist/cissexist/ableist/etc that affects you directly as part of a marginalized group you belong to, you are allowed to be angry. get furious. it is not your job to educate them.

but if somebody says something racist/sexist/cissexist/ableist/etc that you know is wrong—but you are a part of the privileged group (i.e; you are white, you are cis, you are straight)? it is your job to educate.

if you make it about your anger, you are making it about you, thus making your privileged opinion and feelings still more important than those of said marginalized group. keeping your privilege in check means realizing that in such a situation, it is your duty to educate first, and get angry later.

theartofanimation:

Rolf Armstrong

im so fuckin queer w hat the fuc k

after two years of really frustrating searches through my room and the attic i have finally found my tarot cards

yes this is a priority while i’m in the middle of packing for spain even though i’m not bringing them with me

thuggamane:

Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!

http://publius-esquire.tumblr.com/post/96068153605/sometimes-one-has-to-remind-people-that

publius-esquire:

Sometimes one has to remind people that historically-speaking, antislavery was not synonymous with pro-black. From the Federal Era to the Civil War, antislavery arguments could be summarized into three different grounds of opposition: humanitarian (“slavery is wrong”); racist (“slavery brings…

blodbad:

my room looks messy why

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

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mansikka:

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