civil rights and human rights

Not everybody in jail is a murderer or a child molester or rapist. People forget that and use that irrationality to demonize and dehumanize people in jail. This helps them not feel sympathy for anything that may happen to prisoners and this helps deny them basic human rights (medical attention, safety, clean food and water). People matter, even the ones in prison. - Ty

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1960s Civil Rights Era, Bob Adelman

For those unfamiliar, Bob Adelman was the iconic photographer behind many of the thought-provoking, historical photographs of the Civil Rights Movement. 

A photographer and protest marcher, he spent a considerable amount of time fighting for justice and equal rights. His images capture groundbreaking moments, such as student sit-ins, Freedom Riders, the March on Washington and other significant events in Black history.

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“I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman.“ - Susan B. Anthony

I hate having to explain jokes, but yes the 15th amendment gave Black men the *legal* right to vote. No women were able to vote at the time. The full promise of the 15th Amendment wasn’t realized until almost a century later, with the Voting Rights Act. Black men had the legal right to vote then, but trust that they weren’t waltzing into any Southern polling stations. The fight continues.

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“We are, every single one of us, under attack. Our safety and freedoms are on the chopping block, and we are the only ones who can protect one another. If we do not stand together, march together, fight together for the next four years, we will lose together.” 

Actress America Ferrera speaks out for women’s rights in Washington DC

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(( OOC: I’ve had a lot of messages concerning the election and how to move forward from here. There is so much fear out there, so much division… but we can overcome it. It’s alright to be afraid, it’s alright to be angry, but don’t let it overcome your reason or your compassion for humanity. ))

im getting real salty about all these ppl complaining