amydentata:

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sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

tl;dr our country pretends that it doesn’t have a huge problem when it comes to acknowledging it’s horrors and its systematic racism

Plantations here are basically fun themepark rides that show all the “good” of slavery. Imagine the Holocaust museum spun into a fun ride about pulling Germany out of economic depression. That’s the US handling of its history.

My dad is a US history teacher and he has a set of 5 rules that basically sum up the entire world’s problems and actions. One of the main ones (and more importantly, the only specific one focusing on america) is ‘Because Reconstruction Failed’

Now really, anyone with wikipedia can look up reconstruction but the base fact of it is that people in the south and the additional systematic issues because of the south happened because Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and his successor wasn’t as concerned with reconstruction. Hence, the south didn’t get aggressively reformatted and systematic racism didn’t get stomped out.

So anytime you see one of these horror stories on the news, just remember that generations ago people could have stopped it and didn’t.

(via selancastsvalor)

fullten:

Cornel West has degrees from Harvard, and Princeton. Taught at Harvard and the University of Paris, and was in the fucking Matrix… 
This never was about clothing, attitude, stature, or economic status, this is about black vs white. This is what the fuck racism is.

fullten:

Cornel West has degrees from Harvard, and Princeton. Taught at Harvard and the University of Paris, and was in the fucking Matrix… 

This never was about clothing, attitude, stature, or economic status, this is about black vs white. This is what the fuck racism is.

I’ve done an interesting little Halloween switchup for my blog, hopefully it’s not as boring as it was before.