and it's black history month too

anonymous asked:

My school is so whitewashed it hurts, my friend and I mentioned black history month and almost the entire class just started yelling at us saying that "it makes no sense", "there should be a white history month", and that it's stupid I'm in pain like black history is important !!!! It showcases their accomplishments and talents, showing that they're people too !!!! ITS IMPORTANT

That frustrates me to no end, because literally almost ALL of the history we’re taught in school is whitewashed history already, and becoming more whitewashed. And I say that with having an educator as a father and taking classes on the US education system. All year long is basically white history appreciation.  It’s amazing how many things that I learned happened in America with people of other nationalities that were never taught in school. To the people who say “it makes no sense”, consider your privilege of always feeling represented in history books. You’ve never had to wonder what people of your ethnicity were doing or dealing with during certain eras in US history. Black history month was created specifically to shine light on how many contributions to American history black people gave that we are not taught. And if people of privilege just took the time to look into it, I think they’d be surprised how much they weren’t aware of. It’s so important because representation matters, self-worth matters, and this month is to specifically focus and encourage the black community that their minds, their words, their actions, all of it can make a positive difference in this world. 

"Black" His-Story Month

TRUTH

First off, Its stupid to categorize anyone by skin color because if thats the case MLK, Malcolm X, Tupac, Obama, rihanna… including myself and maybe even you would be a brown person. I know Dominicans and Indians who are my complexion but we don’t call them black because “black” is not a nationality.

Secondly, “WE ARE NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS”. The US Census beaureau states that only 5% of slaves in america came from Africa… That’s because WE WERE ALREADY HERE in America which our ancestors called Amerruk meaning “Land in the west”. we were the Moors and also the Olmecs. We built pyramids and mounds and statues all over the country before all this slavery bullshit.

There is no history with out us because all human beings on the planet was so called “black” so ain’t no month to celebrate our history because we are all history.

Our history goes back millions of years but you only know his story and not your story.

Not to offend no one with the truth but “White people” aren’t colors either.

“The Caucasian race is a younger race so they have much less history here on the planet. When they teach you about cave men in school they are talking about the Caucasians who lived in the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia.

We were already establish and we actually helped civilize the caucasions because once they were freed from the mountains (yes they were freed from the mountains but that’s another long story) . They had no knowledge of reading, farming, etc and that’s when all these black plagues and shit started happening.

Then all these greek mythology and evolution bullshit stories started popping up and now its being taught to us instead of the truth.

I dont want to make this too long so yea just start looking this up if you want to know more.

STOP calling yourself black, words are powerful and they create our reality.

I love all people because at the end of the day were all Hue man beings

but black history month is bullshit. we are history. :)

-Kryst Vega

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anonymous asked:

Thank you for your series of comics for Black History Month; they've been very enlightening! Far too often I feel racial discussions are more about blaming others than helping people understand. I'm told to respect my "white privilege" or to remember my hands are covered in blood for things I didn't commit. It's true, I "don't get the struggle," and I may never understand. But telling me I can't because I'm white only alienates me further. I just wish more were willing to take the time to share.

yes yes yes yes yes. I have no idea how to put emojis on this thing because I’m an 80yr old woman in the body of a 24 year old but if I could it would be: black clapping hands, black clapping hands, salsa lady,  confetti , confetti, and black power fist! XD 

Sharing is so important!

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Sacrifice by V V Brown

“This imbalanced exposure has existed for centuries and creates a psychological coping mechanism, the “cultural mask” – a term I have used for my video for Sacrifice. It represents a dual consciousness: a strange pendulum between wearing a mask and showing your true identity. This was a concept created by Frantz Fanon in his 1952 book Black Skin, White Masks. Fanon was a black activist and doctor of sociology who spoke about the layering of identities that a black person takes on to cope.

As a black person you almost automatically learn to use this this mask in order to survive in a society predominantly catering to a white audience. It shows in different forms – from extremes of self-hate, where all things black are rejected, to coping strategies such as not wearing braids to a job interview in fear of being deemed “too ethnic”. These compromising adaptation strategies help us feel included, avoiding the fear that if one was to show blackness in its entirety there will be alienation and confusion from one’s counterparts.”

- VV Brown (via her essay I’m tired of being around people who feel intimidated by my blackness)

anonymous asked:

i saw your post but i still dont get it, why isnt there a white history month? weve gone through lots of trouble too?

???? bitch what???? the only trouble youve had to go through is swallowing mary-anne’s bland ass broccoli and chicken, fuck outta here with that shit

DO NOT LOG INTO #TUMBLR ON MARCH 5TH

Not logging in means less users on their domain for the day, so if you have the app loaded on your phone or tablet…don’t forget to log out of the app. The goal is to stagger the site with lowered activity.

I have several cued BLOGS that I’ve suspended to support the BlackOut March 5th. Until People of Color create a microblogging platform of their own, I’ll continue to use Tumblr, but I will be an active part of this protest. User data generates revenue for Tumblr, even though its a free blogging site. Participating within this platform lends geographic and psycho graphic data to Yahoo so their Business Development department can seek out more brands for ad dollars.

Tomorrow please make sure that you are in solidarity with the #BLACKOUT #LOGOUT. This will be the best way to help @STAFF understand that a too little to late approach to Black History Month or their failed interest to Black users of their brand SHOULD NEVER BE IGNORED.

Thanks BLACK TUMBLR FRAMILY!

Truth be told the only reason many black people even participate in black history month is because white people gave it a stamp of approval. No disrespect but the blacks they honor are always the ones who whites liked because they werent threatening to white supremacy. They teach that “suffer peacefully, slave mentally” to your kids too.   You only celebrate and educate others on your history ONE MONTH of the year? So what about the other ELEVEN? ITS BACK TO COONIN? THATS SAD. I hope on March 1st every black person is just as revolutionary as I see now.

I say this not to shit on black history month.  But some black people have the wrong idea about Black History. Its not just about “dates and inventions"  there is a struggle that our ancestors faced that we face TODAY. It’s not over. It’s Black History 365 until we gain power to change our global situation. 

Controversy my middle name.

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The last witch trial in Britain took place in 1944, at a time when the U.S. was hell-bent on developing some potentially world-ending magic of its own, and the Brits were preoccupied with planning a little thing called D-Day.

Helen Duncan was sort of the Long Island Medium of her day. She traveled the UK holding seances, offering her patrons closure, and probably only swiping the occasional pocket watch. During one such divination in April of 1944, she told a pair of worried parents that two British battleships – including their son’s, the HMS Barhamhad sunk. Military authorities, fearing a leak of state secrets in such close proximity to the Normandy landings and completely oblivious to the fact that Duncan could have garnered the information from a strikingly un-supernatural source known as “the newspaper,” picked her up and charged her with conspiracy, fraud, and, to top it all off, violation of the Witchcraft Act of 1735. Only the black magic charge stuck, and Duncan was sentenced to nine months in prison. For black magic. In 1944.

5 Pieces Of History (That Are More Modern Than You Think)

White History Month

So I overheard a conversation at a local dive that peaked my interest.

Two old white men were calling Cam Newton a ball hog, an uppity black boy, and not a team player. I engaged in some casual conversation. It was obviously a mistake. As you can imagine, it didn’t goal well.

Highlights:

  • black people have forced themselves into their cultural depravity through the glorification of hip hop as an art form
  • when black people gain fame and resources they don’t know how to handle it, because a lack of family structure in black american lifestyles
  • black people feel entitled to things they didn’t work for, because of the recent rise in the black american narrative
  • and maybe if there was a white history month, black people would know about the good things white people have done for them

One is funny because as a white dude in his late twenties, I find hip hop to be one of the few honest forms of art.

I am a millennial, so hip hop’s a part of my culture as a fan, consumer, and participate in music creation. I’ve been listening to hip hop since I was a few years old. Always loved the good parts of hip hop. Not all of it, but most of it.

A basic assessment: it empowers youths living below the poverty line; creates a creative musical process without needing huge resources and rehearsal space; and recreates the sounds of american life through samples sourcing most of modern music history. That is art. Communication. Narrative. Cultural references. A school of thought, culture, and art from which new participants of that culture can source, create, and feed upon.

Two. I grew up with two different stepfathers, a working mom, constant home drama, my father has been in prison my entire life, and if you asked me to define what a family is, I couldn’t begin to tell you what it’s about. An illogical dedication to people you’ve known the longest? No one ever said my credit score was important. No one taught me to put away money for rainy days. This is a part of white culture too. Poor broken families repeat the bad behavior of their parents and family whether they’re white, black, pink, or purple.

Three. Every race has a swollen ego. It’s a biological imperative to write yourself as the hero to your story. Every demographic in America has a storyline writing them as the ideal heirs to the current power structure, and that’s really the American dream. America offers you a dream, not a real solution to its structural classism, sexism, racism, and bigotry.

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Ode to the Minor Characters (of the Civil Rights Movement)

 "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.“ - Wilma Rudolph, African-American Olympic athlete

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History declared that this year’s Black History Month would revolve around the Civil Rights movement.

While the headlining names - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcom X, et al - are indisputably important, it’s rare we hear about the lesser known figures who were just as important, and whose influence continues to shape the movement today.

As Black History Month draws to a close, we want to celebrate a few of those awesome people. This is not just in the interest of Awesome Fact Time, but also in the hope that you’ll have some names to add to the list.

  • Mississippi sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer was the first to try to register to vote at activist James Bevel’s urging in a 1962 speech. Despite all American citizens having the legal right to vote, black prospective voters were met with violent adversity for any such attempt. After this feat of bravery, Hamer would become an activist advocating for black suffrage, literacy and education. She spoke at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
  • Bayard Rustin, an openly gay black man, was integral to the Civil Rights movement. He was a mentor figure to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a strong advocate of peaceful activism, and the chief organizer of the March on Washington. Rustin was directly influential to the very architecture of the movement, introducing the philosophy of nonviolence before King had embraced it. Despite his tremendous impact, Rustin’s sexuality made him in a liability in the eyes of many; he is still among the unsung heroes of black history today.
  • Harriet Jacobs escaped slavery and became an active abolitionist. She wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, an autobiographical narrative among the first of its kind, shedding light on the sexual harassment that enslaved women too often faced.
  • Among all speakers at the March on Washington, John Lewis was the youngest. His journey to the podium was threatened by proposed censorship on the grounds that his speech was too angry,  but he persisted. Lewis also served as the chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an organization that worked to mobilize black youth and effect progress. Today, Lewis is a congressman and continues to speak about his experiences.
  • Daisy Bates was a journalist and social reformer who played a key role in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. President of the local NAACP chapter, Bates spent years planning the now-famous event that would kickstart integration in previously uncooperative schools.
  • A. Phillip Randolph participated in the Civil Rights movement by demanding fair wages and working conditions for black Americans, founding the first predominately black labor union. Randolph was also a key figure in the March on Washington Movement.

These unsung heroes’ stories - along with the thousands more beyond this list - reflect values we continue to strive for. Their work was the foundation for a movement that continues today, laid in a time where stakes were high and the odds were against them. And we are better off because of it.

It is unfortunate, then, that their efforts rarely see wide discussion or even acknowledgment. If the human experience is collaborative, its retelling must follow the pattern. From history to fiction, it’s high time we used our narrative power to elevate the marginalized instead of contribute to the cycle. The March on Washington had no women speak to its audience; history celebrates the conventional before all else; too many of the stories we tell - Harry Potter among them - are unacceptably unfair to the already oppressed.

It is an injustice to the architects of all equality movements to keep so-called minor characters in the background. 

We celebrate and honor the heroes of black history not just by recognizing Black History Month, but by seeking and demanding true equality every month thereafter.