"I commonly run into the misconception that men from some national or ethnic groups behave much more abusively toward women than those in the mainstream of the United States and Canada. Social workers sometimes say to me, for example, “The family I am working with right now comes from one of those cultures where domestic violence is considered normal and acceptable.” The reality, however, is that cultural approval for partner abuse is disturbingly high in our society, even among the privileged and educated, and our domestic violence statistics, while not the worst in the world, are on the high end. The United States is the only industrialized nation that has failed to ratify the UN convention on eliminating discrimination against women, which specifically refers to violence against women as a form of discrimination. Pointing fingers at other countries can be a way to ignore the serious problems in our own." - Lundy Bancroft, behavior specialist and author of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via theanunnakiconnection)

noswagsoever:

the-goddamazon:

flawlessindie:

Belle (2013) dir. Amma Asante

I don’t think you guys know just how powerful this scene was. Literally when I was in the audience I could just see a lot of the women of color affected by this scene. A lot of us have gone through this self denial and self hate through the effects of white beauty standards and beliefs forced down our throats.This was the first time I had ever seen something that I had personally felt before portrayed on the screen and it put tears in my eyes.  If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. It’s out on dvd/bluray/streaming

Oh my God I need to see this movie. I have gone through this scene exactly, down to trying to rub the color out of my skin in self-loathing.

Ah god.

Me in middle school AFTER I learned what racism was..

scrapes:

monthly reminder to unfollow me if you think white people can experience racism

gnarly:

Kinda weird how in english you can say i love you to all your friends and family but in spanish “te amo” it has more meaning and its weird if u say it to your friends or family

cokeproblem:

*gets insulted* Nah I don’t care, my mom has said worse to me

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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.

(via questionall)

political-linguaphile:

sadderdays:

If Latinos Said The Stuff White People Say

This video had me at “Estás en California, wey. Aprende a hablar español. CABRÓN”. The rest is pretty legit too. My sides hurt.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.
You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here. 
*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.

You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here

*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

political-linguaphile:

Trailer for the documentary Hecho en México (Made in Mexico)

From Diego Luna and Alejandro Fernandez, to Carla Morrison and Chavela Vargas, Duncan Bridgeman weaves a cinematic tapestry composed of original songs and insights from the most iconic artists and performers of contemporary Mexico. With striking visuals, the movie captures the rich diversity of Mexican geography, art, music, and culture. It is a rare look at the country’s real identity, and an unparalleled celebration of what it truly means to be “Hecho en México.”

Hecho en México opens November 30th, 2012. The trailer is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to see this. 

You can read more about the film here.

You guys need to watch this just for my girls Carla Morrison and Chavela Vargas. Two amazing mexicanas. And also because VIVA MÉXICO!

"Be careful who you vent to." - Realest shit I’ve heard all morning. (via corivicious)