Spork here, just logged in for the first time in forever, does anyone know how I can get in to contact with the other mod of this blog?
Do you even know there are ethnic minorities in saudi?
do you even know there was slavery in saudi that was abolished roughly around 1962?
do you even know the name of the current king of Saudi?
Do you know how severe tribalism is in saudi?
Do you know how anti-blackness is very severe in Saudi?
Do you know how hard undocumented saudis have it here?
do you Know Najid?
Do you know Hijaz?
Do you know how oppressed shia are in Saudi?
Do you know how there are saudis from chinese, pakistani, indian, afghani And many other origins from around the globe?
can you tell the regional differences between saudis from their dialects ?
Do you know how hard it is for saudi women who have abusive male guardians ?
Do you know about how by law a girl is supposed to live with her father if her mom gets a divorce?
do you know rape victims are sentenced jail for Adultery ?
do you know how institutionalized racism affects saudis from ethnic minorities?
Do you know how it feels to live in an absolute monarchy?
Do you know about revolts in Qatif?
Do you know Al-Ha’ir?
Do you know madawi al-rasheed, nasser alsaid or Wajeha Al-Huwaider?
Do you know that 13 year old kids are thrown in political jail for protesting for their father’ release?
i am saudi and i can NEVER ,no matter how much i listen or read or talk to other saudis, be able to speak for them so what makes you think you can do it?
The scale of abuse at a notorious youth residential school in Florida has been laid bare with the release of a report by investigators who say they have evidence of almost 100 deaths at the institution.
Investigators say they believe more graves are yet to be uncovered at the Arthur G Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, which closed a year ago following revelations of the widespread physical and sexual abuse of youths sent there since early last century.
It means the enormity of the outrage, in which survivors have told gruesome stories of regular beatings, rapes and even murders by staff members, is much greater than reported by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 2010, when the agency announced the presence of 31 grave sites.
“We found nearly twice as many burials as were thought to exist, but many of them had been lost in the woods under brush and trees,” said professor Erin Kimmerle, head of a team of anthropologists and archaeologists from Tampa’s University of South Florida called on to look into deaths at the reform school from 1900 to 1960.
“The cause and manner of death for the majority of cases are unknown. Where causes could be documented, the most common were infectious disease, fires, physical trauma and drowning.”
Many of the victims were young black males sent to the harsh reform school for often minor infractions such as truancy or “incorrigibility”. Kimmerle’s team also studied what little historical documentation and burial records survived and found that deaths commonly followed escape attempts or occurred within three months of a new “inmate” arriving there.
“No understanding of the Florida State Reform School over the course of its history can be understood without consideration of the impact and implications of segregation, particularly those relating to criminal justice,” she said.
“The majority of boys committed to the school and that died there were African American.”
According to their report, the team found records showing 45 individuals buried on school grounds between 1914 and 1952, with 31 bodies sent elsewhere for burial. There were 22 more cases in which no burial site was listed.
Of the 98 deaths they confirmed, two were adult staff members and the rest children aged from six to 18.
Despite the growing scale of the scandal, and graphic recent accounts of life at the school from those who once attended, no charges are expected. Teachers who worked there are mostly long dead, and the FDLE announced two years ago that it was unable to substantiate claims that deaths were caused by school staff or that any staff members abused boys.
Disgusting. If they’ve done it here best believe there are other places. The sickness of whiteness and the desire to use blackness for whatever they want, no one can convince me they are not connected. Jesus this is so scary
Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via wretchedoftheearth)
Language, music, poetry, prose, fashion, visual art, religion, technical innovation, social and political innovation and progress — African American culture is the backbone of US culture.
If I look up ‘carrot’ in the dictionary, most people will acknowledge I do not know all there is to know about carrots and if I truly want to understand carrots, I should probably pick up a horticultural text book. We know that legal and medical terms are going to be, at best, simplistically represented and know we need to find a lawyer or a doctor if we want to know more. Anyone deciding to base their argument on, say, a philosophical concept or term using the dictionary is going to be laughed at at best, or automatically lose whatever argument they’re trying to make at least.
Yet the minute we move into a social justice framework, the ultimate authority changes. We don’t need lived experience, we don’t need experts who have examined centuries of social disparities and discrimination, we don’t need societal context. We don’t need sociology or history – no, we have THE DICTIONARY! That ultimate tome of oracular insight, the last word on any debate!
It’s patently ridiculous and you can see that by applying it to any other field of knowledge. But the privileged will continually trot out simplistic, twitter-style dictionary definitions as if they are the last word and the ultimate authority. No-one would drag out the dictionary to debate science with a scientist. But they’re more than willing to trot out a dictionary definition of racism over any sociological analysis. A dictionary is not the ultimate authority - they’re a rough guide for you to discover the simple meaning of words you’ve never heard before – not an ultimate definition of what the word means and all its contexts.