Queer Poly Parent

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White supremacy is the “ethnic” section of the hair aisle. It’s the “African-American” section of the bookstore that’s mostly romance novels for some reason. It’s the prison-industrial complex. It’s Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra.

It’s the fact that most of the wealth and power in the western world sits squarely in the hands of white people. It’s any part of society that treats white as the default and everything else as “other.”

White supremacy is a holdover from the days of colonialism and slavery, but it’s been largely upheld by people who either pretend it’s not there, consciously sustain it, or reinforce it to survive. Respectability politics falls in the latter category.

stripperina:

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

dude I can’t stress this enough.

Sex work is a hot issue right now. Every little asshole dabbling in social work or sociology or anthropology or hell even English, “wants to do research” on sex workers.

But there are actual sex workers with…

mossyelf:

phiife:

this eases the entire fuck out of my mind.

Goodnight

writeswrongs:

writeswrongs:

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A dear friend, writer, and Oregon black scholar, Walidah Imarisha, has had her work lifted without her consent and used to crowdsource and fund a documentary called Whitelandia. Whitelandia is supposed to be a movie about Oregon’s…

vanillaandlavender:

clementinemorrigan:

clementinemorrigan:

clementinemorrigan:

calling femmes of all genders who also identify as witches, pagans and/or feel a resonance between their femme presentation and spirituality/ritual/the sacred.

i am looking for submissions of creative writing (poetry, personal narrative, creative nonfiction etc) for a…

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Signal boost my magickal witches! 💕🔮💅💋💖✨💄💗🎀🌸💕

this is awesome

wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

todayinhistory:

May 17th 1954: Brown v. Board of Education

On this day in 1954, the US Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The decision declared racial  segregation in schools unconstitutional, striking down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ segregation which had been in place since the 1896 decision Plessy v. Ferguson. The Brown case had been bought by African-American parents, including Oliver L. Brown, against Topeka’s educational segregation. It was argued before the Court by the chief legal counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967. The Court, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, declared that segregation violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision is often considered the start of the Civil Rights Movement, which fought for racial integration and full equality for African-Americans. The Movement transformed American society, leading to the end of legal segregation and landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights Act (1965). However the mission of the movement, so eloquently expressed by Dr. King, to achieve full equality, is far from over. 60 years on from Brown, it is a time for reflection on how far America has come since this landmark ruling; great progress has undoubtedly been made, but there is still much to be done.

“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”
- Warren’s opinion for the Court

60 years ago today

Super excited to be heading back to Tennessee again this year for another round of IDApalooza as part of the Rhizome Consulting Project! Can’t wait to see all your beautiful fucking queer faces there!!!

Ashley

winnememwintuvoice:

Two warriors for the Mountains and the Waters!Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, and Hāwane Rios, Hawaiian, stand against the plan to raise Shasta Dam in Northern California, and against the plan for an 18-story telescope on sacred Mauna Kea mountain on Hawai’i Island.

winnememwintuvoice:

Two warriors for the Mountains and the Waters!
Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, and Hāwane Rios, Hawaiian, stand against the plan to raise Shasta Dam in Northern California, and against the plan for an 18-story telescope on sacred Mauna Kea mountain on Hawai’i Island.