Ralph Lauren’s “Racist Ads”

So Ralph Lauren, the serial cultural appropriator of all things Native American, is in trouble once again. Lauren has given offense to Native Americans before with his inappropriate uses of war bonnets and eagle feathers. There was also that time he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, showing off his absurdly fetishized and culturally mangled collection of “Navajo stuff” in the five “hand painted” teepees he maintains as extravagantly outfitted guest quarters on his Colorado ranch.

Now, Lauren has found a new way to appropriate Native culture, while inflicting real psychic harm on Native people at the same time; reinscribe the historical trauma of a 19th century-originated genocidal policy of forced cultural assimilation and massive dispossession of tribal lands upon them by using the frozen images of their dead relatives in faux-assimilationist pose.

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Nemequene Tundama in solidarity with #Ferguson. Also, how identity labels connect you to your land.

Nemequene Tundama of the Mexica Movement London Chapter speaking at Uhuru’s protest outside the US embassy in London in support of the people of Ferguson and Mike Brown.


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From New York To California, Protesters Across the US Demand Justice on New Year’s Eve [VIDEOS & VINES]


Protesters from the East to West coasts of the US ushered in the New Year with ‘Black Lives Matter’ marches against police brutality. In St Louis demonstrators tried to take over a police station, demanding that the “occupiers” be “removed from power.”

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Source: thefreethoughtproject.com





Dr. Joy DeGruy – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome [VIDEO]



Someone sent me this lecture given by Dr. Joy DeGruy that will educate and give you real knowledge that white America doesn’t want you to know. She explains the horrible history and pain inflected upon people of African descent in America. She thoroughly explains the justify the use of mechanisms used to keep this cultural group deprived and in slavery.



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Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”


In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police.
Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to “all [the] celebrities that poured ice water on [their] head, a chance to do something else.”

Jackson challenges celebrities to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.
The song starts off with a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

Jackson then ends the 47 second challenge asking celebrities to “come on, sing it out.”
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Source: thefreethoughtproject.com

settler colonialism


Settler colonialism is the process where a country or people creates an offshoot of itself in a new land. Countries like the United States, Australia, Liberia and Israel were created by settler colonialism. Countries like Haiti, Nigeria and Iraq, on the other hand, were created by extractive colonialism.

Settler colonialism, says Andrea Smith, is one of the three pillars of White supremacy in the US, the other two being anti-Black racism and Orientalism.

In extractive colonialism
 there are two main parts:

  • metropole – the country that rules an empire;
  • periphery – the countries it has power over.

Metropolitans extract wealth from the native peoples and lands of the periphery. Wealth flows from the periphery to the metropole. Metropolitans may work for a time in the periphery – as soldiers, slave traders, priests or plantation owners, for example – but consider the metropole their homeland.

In settler colonialism
 a third element is added: settlers. They move from the metropole to the periphery to create a new homeland. The Pilgrims are a good example. In the long run they cause trouble for both natives and the metropole as they gain land, wealth and sovereignty.

Settlers and natives:
 Settlers are not mainly interested in ruling over natives or joining their society or even in making them slaves. They want their land and therefore want them to disappear by any means necessary, even genocide. To replace natives they bring in:

Cheap labour:
 Convicts, slaves, refugees, immigrants, contract labourers, etc. These people serve settler society, becoming part of it in time, sometimes a racialized part. Unlike settlers, they do not create homelands of their own. Sometimes they are forced out.


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#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Medical Students Stage Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality


Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.
Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue.
The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City declined to indict white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men. Some of the protests have involved students, including those in high schoolscolleges and Ivy league schools.


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Source: goodblacknews.org

The revolution will be live-tweeted: why #BlackLivesMatter is the new model for civil rights


The events of the past few months, now simply referred to as Ferguson, have touched off nationwide protests of a scale not seen in a half-century. From billboards to T-shirts, protest banners and news headlines – all emblazoned with the words #BlackLivesMatter – we are witnessing the makings of a social movement of the 21st century kind. The revolution that Gil Scot Heron famously said, “would not be televised”, is today, in fact, recorded and tweeted.


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Source: www.theguardian.com


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Knox College lifts suspension for player’s Ferguson protest


Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, reversed its decision to suspend a women’s basketball player who protested the Ferguson decision right before  a regulation game in St. Louis, County Missouri over the weekend.
“I could not go into that gymnasium and pretend that everything was okay. I could not, in good conscience, I could not play that game,” said Ariyana Smith, a junior from New Lenox, Illinois.


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These ‘team players’ are the WORST, clueless uneducated about solidarity and uneducated about human rights and uneducated about social justice, college students to not back their Black teammate during the largest Civil Rights protest period since the 1960’s Civil Rights marches.


And if her ‘team players’ are not uneducated then they are heartless as hell – I’m calling out both heartless and uneducated.







Privileged people who don’t get it are making me sick to my stomach.