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Anything important I have ever learned I have learned from/because of women of color.

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this is the hill you chose to be ritually sacrificed on?

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@Absolutely_Blakely This is less specifically about MLK and more civil rights in general but there is a folder devoted to MLK.

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Several years ago a black activist on Twitter posted an archive that they had collected with information for black history month. They mentioned how they had to pay for the storage to keep the archive up and as long as they had the money for it they would continue to do so. For whatever reason I felt compelled to make a backup of all the files in case the original ever went down. Well I'm not on Twitter anymore obviously so the use case of a backup probably isn't useful anymore but I still have all the files.

There's PDFs of books, there are reports, videos and even speeches located in this archive. If anyone remembers who I'm talking about with regards to who made this collection please by all means let me know. Until then feel free to peruse through all these files. I had almost forgotten I had a copy of them.

Its not outrage culture, its enraged culture

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if activists of color have consistently talked about racism in left political movements i would simply listen to them and do my best to unlearn the latent white supremacy that's been imbued in me by decades of being white in this country.

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I don't know wtf happened recently, but what I do know is you can't compare the scope of Aztec human sacrifices to the genocide that Europeans committed. It's not even close.

And, likewise, it's not like European cultures didn't also have their own sacrificial practices--often expressed in the forms of constant continental warfare and the various church inquisitions, crusades, and so forth.

And lastly, you always have to ask: what purpose does my criticism of another country/culture serve?

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Aztecan warrior on the verge of sacrificing somebody to the Gods at the Templo Mayor: hehe, ppl are gonna leave website on 2019 for this

May fuck around and manufacture some outrage over intentionally misinterpreting someones toot

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@Bashabez i don't think there's even any form of colour-blindness that would substantially affect one's ability to see various complexions!

Feel bad for folks who are actually colorblind having their condition co-opted by racists

UsPol, New York Times, ec, holy shit im laughing so fucking hard 

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Call to Stop Torturing Mentally Ill Prisoners 

This MLK breakfast. The speakers are: white moderate congressman, white moderate senator, and white moderate governor. Their speeches consist of just quoting MLK, they managed to pick the most inoffensive unchallenging quotes possible. There are no POC speakers. I am losing my fucking mind.

I need you to understand, and I mean this, MLK jr. would've Siddon'd y'all

I love social media fact checkers telling me that memes are fake news.

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Anyway, I guess that’s it. I missed everything that went down, but I see the reaction to it and people gave me a rundown so I think I know enough. I considered just letting it blow by, but that’s a privilege I have that a lot of my friends don’t.

It’s King Day and I’m not gonna quote the man except to say that we remember the silence of our friends.

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But what I do know is that if someone says to me “hey that thing you’ve said is racist” and I as a white man say “yeah, but actually...” or “I see where you’re coming from, but...” I hope y’all run me the fuck off this website too

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