"Bad feelings are creative responses to histories that are unfinished. They are not the only responses. And we are not finished."

– Sara Ahmed,  Feminist Hurt/Feminism Hurts (via todoelajo)

by todoelajo

July 24, 2014 at 01:12

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by pornographicpear

July 24, 2014 at 00:20

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124:

I love not being white

by 124

July 23, 2014 at 22:55

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"Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside."

wow this made me sad. (via jumpscare)

Omg

(via nvmbr10th)

by pobredreamer

July 23, 2014 at 22:53

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"To argue that Israel is employing legitimate “self-defense” when it militarily attacks Gaza affords the occupying power the right to use both police and military force in occupied territory. An occupying power cannot justify military force as self-defense in territory for which it is responsible as the occupant. The problem is that Israel has never regulated its own behavior in the West Bank and Gaza as in accordance with Occupation Law. […] Israel’s refusal to recognize the occupied status of the territory, bolstered by the US’ resilient and intransigent opposition to international accountability within the UN Security Council, has resulted in the condition that exists today: prolonged military occupation. Whereas the remedy to occupation is its cessation, such recourse will not suffice to remedy prolonged military occupation. By virtue of its decades of military rule, Israel has characterized all Palestinians as a security threat and Jewish nationals as their potential victims, thereby justifying the differential, and violent, treatment of Palestinians. In its 2012 session, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination described current conditions following decades of occupation and attendant repression as tantamount to Apartheid."

by mehreenkasana

July 23, 2014 at 19:22

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compersion:

dacapplication:


FREE Legal Clinic and College Fair! 
D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Application and Renewal
What is D.A.C.A.?: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives protection against deportation for those who qualify and apply. Can receive work permit. Click here for more information.
When: July 26, 2014
Where: Stoner Recreation Center             1835 Stoner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025             Accessible by public transportation (nearby 4/704             & 720 & Big Blue Bus stops)
Hosted by: UCLA Asian American Studies Dept,                   Chicana/o Studies Dept, Labor and Workplace                   Studies Dept M156A
UCLA Students, with the leadership of UCLA Professor Ingrid McCall, Esq., brings you a FREE Legal Clinic and College Fair!We will have attorneys PRESENT AT THE EVENT who want to sit down with you, help you determine if you are eligible to apply for D.A.C.A, and help you fill out your D.A.C.A application! 
You are guaranteed legal safety. You will not be detained by law enforcement regarding citizenship status.


Read more for D.A.C.A qualifications, documents needed to apply for D.A.C.A. & for online resources! please share for folks in Los Angeles and West LA who can benefit from this free event
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reblogging again, the event is this Saturday!

compersion:

dacapplication:

FREE Legal Clinic and College Fair! 

D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Application and Renewal

What is D.A.C.A.?: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives protection against deportation for those who qualify and apply. Can receive work permit. Click here for more information.

When: July 26, 2014

Where: Stoner Recreation Center
             1835 Stoner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
             Accessible by public transportation (nearby 4/704
             & 720 & Big Blue Bus stops)

Hosted by: UCLA Asian American Studies Dept,
                   Chicana/o Studies Dept, Labor and Workplace
                   Studies Dept M156A

UCLA Students, with the leadership of UCLA Professor Ingrid McCall, Esq., brings you a FREE Legal Clinic and College Fair!

We will have attorneys PRESENT AT THE EVENT who want to sit down with you, help you determine if you are eligible to apply for D.A.C.A, and help you fill out your D.A.C.A application! 

You are guaranteed legal safety. You will not be detained by law enforcement regarding citizenship status.

Read more for D.A.C.A qualifications, documents needed to apply for D.A.C.A. & for online resources! please share for folks in Los Angeles and West LA who can benefit from this free event

link to FaceBook event 

Read More

reblogging again, the event is this Saturday!

by dacapplication

July 23, 2014 at 16:36

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8 Big Lies History Books Tell About Natives

sikssaapo-p:

Do history books written by white folks tell the truth about Native Americans? We think not. Here are just some of the lies they tell.

Columbus NEVER landed in the Upper 48—Ever

Basically Everything About Pocahontas

The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was named after an entire tribe’s massacre—not a peaceful meal between pilgrims and Indians.

What is a Redskin?

“It was only five generations ago that a white man could get money for one of my grandfather’s scalps,” wrote 1491’s comedian Dallas Goldtooth on Facebook. “At this time… it was ‘Redskin’ that was used to describe us.”

Lincoln Ordered a Mass Execution

In the fall of 1862, Native tribes in Minnesota waged war on white settlers out of frustration from starvation, mistreatment and harsh conditions. After soldiers captured over 300 Indians, President Abraham Lincoln approved the largest mass execution in U.S. history on 38 Dakota men. On the day of their hanging, an estimated 4,000 spectators watched them hung. Their bodies were later taken and used as medical cadavers.

Hitler Studied Reservations

There Are 566 Federally Recognized Tribes in the U.S.

Unwritten History of African Americans and Natives

by sikssaapo-p

July 23, 2014 at 16:33

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Why didn’t you let me leave when I wanted to

July 23, 2014 at 15:44

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"If you have endured a great despair, then, you did it alone; getting a transfusion from the fire, picking the scabs off your heart, then wringing it out like a sock."

– Anne Sexton, from Courage  (via cosmicspread)

by violentwavesofemotion

July 23, 2014 at 15:39

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cosmicspread:

my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

by cosmicspread

July 23, 2014 at 15:38

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