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sancophaleague:

Absolutely never entertain the propaganda about “Not talking about race” or pulling the “race card”. Again not talking about race  only benefits white people and works against people of color. Not talking about race doesn’t stop racists it actual benefits racism. Keep being quiet about racism it won’t go away it will actually get worse.

Think about it in the perspective of a someone who has done wrong.
Perpetrators never want to talk about what they have done to their victim because they want to get away with the crime. You would be a fool to allow the ones who have oppressed you to convince you to forget about what was done to you. A woman who was Raped should never allow the rapist to tell her “Don’t talk about what I did to you that was the past”. Black people  aren’t equal or independent because of one thing major thing “race”. Although race is a false scientific concept it is very relevant in how society is operated. “Race is a factor in everything” ~~Spike Lee

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#SanCophaLeague #Racism #Race #SpikeLee #BlackPower #DaveChappelle #Crack

^THIS. This is why I can’t understand why Morgan Freeman insists no one should talk about race and/or racism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMGfhXCpN2k

Don’t tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don’t tell fat women to put down the fork. Don’t tell underweight men to bulk up. Don’t tell women with facial hair to wax, don’t tell uncircumcised men they’re gross, don’t tell muscular women to go easy on the dead-lift, don’t tell dark-skinned women to bleach their vaginas, don’t tell black women to relax their hair, don’t tell flat-chested women to get breast implants, don’t tell “apple-shaped” women what’s “flattering,” don’t tell mothers to hide their stretch marks, and don’t tell people whose toes you don’t approve of not to wear flip-flops. And so on, etc, etc, in every iteration until the mountains crumble to the sea. Basically, just go ahead and CEASE telling other human beings what they “should” and “shouldn’t” do with their bodies unless a) you are their doctor, or b) SOMEBODY GODDAMN ASKED YOU.

Lindy West, Thin Women: I’ve Got Your Back. Could You Get Mine? (via thespookytenenbaums)

There is no wrong way to have a body. 

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It’s our responsibility as journalists to ensure that we are covering stories of sexual assault with truthfulness, care, and in a way that does not make the country a safer place for rapists. We are not just media makers—we shape the culture as well. So let’s make it a culture that’s safer and more just for girls, women and all survivors of sexual assault.

Over at The Nation, Jessica Valenti has a fantastic piece that goes to the heart of one of my favorite meta-topics: the way in which our national media reports on news stories - in this case, rape.

One key takeaway? In America, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The overwhelming odds are that person was a woman - and she was raped.

#GodAwful

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theroguefeminist:

nosoytuchiste:

I’m Not a Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela and the World. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause! 

For every T-Shirt you buy, one dollar will be donated to the campaign

Shop: http://society6.com/Arzolad/tshirts

trigger warning for the link - a few of the shirts in the shop depict a bruised and bloodied man with the implication he was a victim of a hate crime

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The Senate Has The Constitutional Power To Expel Ted Cruz From The Senate
Sometimes, instead of carrying a copy of the Constitution around in your pocket it would be smart to read it. And Ted Cruz would do well to read Article 1, Section 5. It reads in part:
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member. (Emphasis is mine.)



This means that Ted Cruz could, theoretically, be expelled from the Senate by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse. Alternatively the body could refuse to allow him to assume his duties at the beginning of the next session in January, 2015. My reading is that this would require only a majority vote. Of course Texas might immediately secede, but sometimes sacrifice is required.
Cruz despite his constant blathering about out foundational document, apparently thinks he is immune to reprisals and appears blind to the signals being telegraphed around him. He is reportedly so unpopular among his colleagues that one senator told MSNBC that Republicans do not attend the chamber when he is scheduled to speak. John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Orrin Hatch are only a few senators that have spoken out against him. Some House members have made it clear they would love to have his scalp and Speaker Boehner has the tone and bearing of someone searching Craig’s List for a hit man.
Even ultra-conservative former Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott, who himself got cross-wise with the Senate and had to resign his leadership position, said about the right-wing insurgents, “You roll them. I do think we need stronger leadership, and there’s got to be some pushback on these guys who think they came here with all the solutions.” Think he was talking about Cruz?



There is no sign in the hours since the shutdown ended that Cruz has touched base with reality, in fact he has doubled down and seems to have an agenda beyond anything related to the Affordable Care Act or any actual policy. Somebody has to deal with him before he and his not-very-bright followers in the house have a chance to drive American into a second gut wrenching shutdown, or cost the country another $24 billion or its credit rating.
The citizens of Texas might return Cruz to office in perpetuity, which unfortunately is their right, but the rest of the country has the right to protect itself against those intent on destroying it. Even if Texas voters want to act on the buyer’s remorse being expressed by some in the state including the Houston Chronicle which disavowed their Cruz campaign endorsement, they can’t do anything until 2018. The Senate can act now or at the latest in January 2015 and the rest of us should demand they do so.
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thepoliticalfreakshow:

The Senate Has The Constitutional Power To Expel Ted Cruz From The Senate

Sometimes, instead of carrying a copy of the Constitution around in your pocket it would be smart to read it. And Ted Cruz would do well to read Article 1, Section 5. It reads in part:

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member. (Emphasis is mine.)

This means that Ted Cruz could, theoretically, be expelled from the Senate by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse. Alternatively the body could refuse to allow him to assume his duties at the beginning of the next session in January, 2015. My reading is that this would require only a majority vote. Of course Texas might immediately secede, but sometimes sacrifice is required.

Cruz despite his constant blathering about out foundational document, apparently thinks he is immune to reprisals and appears blind to the signals being telegraphed around him. He is reportedly so unpopular among his colleagues that one senator told MSNBC that Republicans do not attend the chamber when he is scheduled to speak. John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Orrin Hatch are only a few senators that have spoken out against him. Some House members have made it clear they would love to have his scalp and Speaker Boehner has the tone and bearing of someone searching Craig’s List for a hit man.

Even ultra-conservative former Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott, who himself got cross-wise with the Senate and had to resign his leadership position, said about the right-wing insurgents, “You roll them. I do think we need stronger leadership, and there’s got to be some pushback on these guys who think they came here with all the solutions.” Think he was talking about Cruz?

There is no sign in the hours since the shutdown ended that Cruz has touched base with reality, in fact he has doubled down and seems to have an agenda beyond anything related to the Affordable Care Act or any actual policy. Somebody has to deal with him before he and his not-very-bright followers in the house have a chance to drive American into a second gut wrenching shutdown, or cost the country another $24 billion or its credit rating.

The citizens of Texas might return Cruz to office in perpetuity, which unfortunately is their right, but the rest of the country has the right to protect itself against those intent on destroying it. Even if Texas voters want to act on the buyer’s remorse being expressed by some in the state including the Houston Chronicle which disavowed their Cruz campaign endorsement, they can’t do anything until 2018. The Senate can act now or at the latest in January 2015 and the rest of us should demand they do so.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

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