June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.
And white folk wonder why
My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.
my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively
I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.
I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.
Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.
This is awful, no human being should be treated like this. However, I’d just like to point out that not all white people were like this or are like this. Many people might be annoyed by the fact that anyone with a lighter complexion is grouped in with savages such as the man depicted above pouring the acid
^Wtf is wrong with White people though?
Like, I really want to know what the fuck is wrong with y’all? I really want to know what possesses y’all to hear, see, eat, shit, and breathe nothing but White people, White ideals, and White history all fucking day long… and then when you see ONE thing circulating that doesn’t involve White people and sunshine, lollipops, and teddy bears, you feel the need to “point out” something????
THIS IS NOT AN OFFENSIVE AGAINST YOU. THIS IS SIMPLE HISTORY. THIS IS WHAT YOU DID AND DO TO PEOPLE!! And instead of fessing up.. White people have only ever denied and averted attention away from true facts of the matter. They never want to talk about what IS there. They wanna talk about what ISN’T there. Any other time, it’s exactly what’s in the photo. But only when confronted with their racism, white people look away and suddenly think, “Well.. what about what’s not there.” Is it like looking in the mirror and not liking what you see?.. I mean, wtf is that? Why did you have to poke in your little irrelevant opinion?
Sure there are “good White people.” NO DUH! But I’ll tell you one thing… seems like it’s a billion White people online ****all**** thinking they’re “good.” But racism against people of color still exists… from the economy.. to education…to the government…. to dating… to simple online gaming… RACISM STILL EXISTS. Not only are people of color talking about it…. It is documented. It is quantitative and qualitative.
So where the fuck are all you “good” White people?????????????????
I guess too busy trying to defend your “image” and apparently not “good” enough to get off your “good” asses and make changes in this country.
Here is THE ONE THING I’ve learned about “good” White people. You go to their blog…….. They sit on their asses blogging nothing but White models.. White television shows, White book characters…. White White White.. all day….and then the ONE TIME they decide to blog anything .. anything about racism at ALL…. they still manage to somehow make it about White people’s “goodness”. Oh.. everybody doesn’t do that. I can’t possibly be grouped in with those other people. I’m diet racist-lite now with Splenda.
I wish I could take every “good” White person I’ve run across online.. line them up in a row, and spit in their faces or at least physically shake them…. maybe toss a glass of wine in their face. Something ANYTHING to get them to WAKE THE FUCK UP and realize YOU ARE NOT THE GOOD WHITE PERSON THAT YOU LIKE TO THINK THAT YOU ARE!!!!!!!! Racism is alive and prospering in the country that it built… we are living history right now. And when they look back on our present times, you will not be counted among the “good” White people.
And has the nerve to talk about being annoyed.
You don’t know what it’s like to be annoyed ‘til you had a conversation with a “good” White person about racism.
And for the record, in my entire life, I’ve met 2 racially conscious White people… and lemme tell you, they don’t derail conversations about racism so that they can put more unnecessary positive White affirmations out into the world.
Racism is a two way street.
Now don’t you ever try to tell me there is no such thing as racism against white people. And don’t you dare fucking tell me it’s ‘reverse’ racism either.
No one, not matter their race, religion, sexuality, gender identification or physical and/or mental capabilities or appearance should have to commit suicide over shit like being bullied. NO BODY! Especially a fucking 9 year old child!
This is problematic.
Racism is not a thing against white people.
Racism is power + prejudice.
What happened to him might have been horrible. It might have been highly prejudiced, but it was not racist.
It is not your place, as white people, to attempt to define what is racist and what isn’t.
Please, spare us your white tears..
As a certified angry African American black guy with a long internet history of raging about America’s white racism and “white is alright, if you’re black stay back” culture
As an African American who cheered every minute of D’Jango Unchained
As an African American who spends much time immersing his 3 daughters and toddler son in positive black images like Bass Reeves, the man behind the legend of the Lone Ranger
As an African American who voted for Obama twice and also went face to face with angry Tea Partiers to yell right back at them to their faces when they came to my city shouting racial epithets about Obama
I do not want to see your “white tears” attitude associated with any concept of social justice that I hold dear.
It is neither white people’s place, nor black people’s place, or anyone’s place, to attempt to define what is racist and what isn’t. It is solely the authority of logic and reasoning to define what racism is.
Racism is not power+prejudice.
Racism is not power+prejudice.
RACISM IS NOT AND NEVER WAS POWER+PREJUDICE.
NO, NO, NO, NO AGAIN, AND HELL FUCKING NO, it is not.
Racism is exactly one and only one thing: it is the hatred of a group of people based on their race. Period. It doesn’t suddenly NOT become racism any more when it’s white people who are being singled out. PERIOD. DOT. STOP.
Do you know who REALLY has the power and the prejudice? The PLUTOCRACY. They’ve got white people and black people at each other’s throats so that we don’t get ourselves focused on who is really enslaving us: the captains of industry who are slashing our wages, cutting our jobs, making TRILLIONS in profits while demanding that the working class make do with less and less and less every year.
Job security, gone.
Livable wages for the 99%, gone.
Jobs themselves, gone overseas to places where you can’t breathe the air for all the pollution and where workers live in rabbit cages or even jump to their deaths to escape their “jobs”.
White people are now starting to suffer the same problems that black people have suffered because the Plutocrats are getting tired of using white people as their economic house niggers. Yes, I said, it, house niggers. White people got the better seats on this cultural Titanic but the ship is sinking and their lives are going to shit, too.
We’re not going to get anywhere drinking WHITE TEARS. We all need to work together, we need to wake up and realize who has really been screwing us.
White tears, black tears, we’re all crying, and guess who’s not? The Pluto fucking crats who are slowly bleeding all of us dry.
Do you even realize when Martin Luther King, Jr. actually got assassinated? It was the day after he traveled to Memphis to support AFSCME, a sanitation labor union. He wasn’t assassinated for his “mountaintop” speech. He was assassinated because he was aligning himself with labor unions… he was expanding his fight to include the working class.
Now let that one sink in for a second.
Oh and in the African American community, WHITE TEARS is ruining us. So many black men aren’t staying home to raise their kids, and we’re too busy blaming that on racism to look at ourselves for solutions. We can’t deal with the gangster rap culture and the hottentot bullshit because we’re too damned busy blaming white people.
Yes, racism is a thing. It’s a huge thing. Black people can’t even walk around in New York City without being targeted by the police for harassment. Most of those cops are white. Schadenfreude over white people crying, isn’t going to stop that. Getting out the vote will. The police are out of control and they’re not being nice to whites, either - look at what happened to Occupy.
Sheesh… people, wake up.
That last comment. Somebody who doesn’t see oppression as a fad that they have the monopoly on. Refreshing.
Reblogging for lejacquelope's comment. Absolutely spot on, and it's nice to see some free thought on here for once.
seriously though, list of fucking awful trends in the gay male community:
- "sassy black woman" voice
- t-slurs everywhere
- talking down to women/harassing them because “it’s ok i’m gay lol”
- transphobia towards trans men (ew, vaginas!!!)
- misogyny towards cis women (more ew, vaginas!!!!)
- "gay is the new black" (says white gay men)
like can we just address