White people collection agency.

You see em, we call them the fuck out.

insomni-sack: Last night

queergiftedblack:

Colorlines: Who’s Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Blacks and Latinos

twitterpatedlyyours:

As workers and city officials try tirelessly to get the Big Apple back up and running, it’s worth taking a minute to look at how race keeps the city going. Chances are, if you were stuck inside and had the luxury of ordering a pizza or calling an emergency worker about downed power lines, that worker was likely someone of color. In his presser this morning, Bloomberg noted how dangerous the work is to get the subways back on track. “Subway workers have to walk the thousands of miles of track to inspect the subway tunnels,” the mayor said. Here’s a quick demographic look at New York City’s subway workers:

  • Three out of five urban transit workers are black or Latino.

  • A majority are at least 45 years old.

  • Nearly 80 percent are New York City residents.

  • Almost 35 percent live in Brooklyn.

  • The works is, almost by definition, is a health hazard

It’s almost a right of passage to complain about a city’s subway system, and no matter what city you’re in, transit workers are almost always represented poorly by the media and criticized for issues that are far beyond their control. But it’s in times like these when we all start to realize just how important their work is to our lives.

(Source: spookypatedlyyours)

I’m confused.

In your FAQ you said that you would remove content for people of color and not for white people. 

Can I get some specifications? I’m misunderstood on this whole blog, I’ve just stumbled on it because I was curious why people in Russia were wearing Bindi’s since I didn’t think Hinduism was very strong in that area and you popped up.

POC is Person of color right? And are you a person who is calling out racist white people, racist people in general, or just white people in general?

Also, I don’t suppose it matters to me but I feel like it may to you. My races are 2nd Generation Japanese and Black Foot Native American. (If you couldn’t tell by the name and caramel skin.)

I’d recommend this page of thisisnotindia’s Tumblr, re: the bindi information. Other answers under the cut.

- Bo

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thedreadedempath asked: You are correct sir; however, isn't that what I was trying to do to begin with? I understand there are others out there that hold these personal truths, but I don't feel that the internet is fit for people holding personal bias. This is a dog eat dog world, filled with reality and wake up calls. I don't go around barking these words to people at the grocery store, but I will post on my blog as to help open up the eyes of the blind. Namaste friend.

The referenced post.

According to you, the Internet isn’t fit for people who wish to speak against the oppression they face, and about their own lived experiences? 

Everyone knows that the world isn’t fair. Stop seeing to it.

- Bo (which is short for Bonita, which is the name that belongs to this woman, right here.)

brownroundboi:

[SUPPORT AURORA LEVINS MORALES: Puerto Rican/ Jewish disabled feminist writer, theorist and badass!!!]

before realizing my own political consciousness around disability and chronic illness, i read MEDICINE STORIES. now, everyday as i face barriers alone and with community, Aurora’s work has seriously grounded and validated my ache and triumphs. we cannot rely on the medical industrial complex as qtpoc people! support your healers, chronically ill, genius, queer women of color of your community, friends. support Aurora Levins Morales, PLEASE! you have $5? contribute to her sustainability and the true impact of her necessary political and artistic work. thank you for reading. also see: http://www.wloe.org/Others.171.0.html
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support beloved Puerto Rican/ Jewish disabled feminist writer, theorist and badass Aurora Levins Morales: “dear community—i am entering my 5th week of severe low back pain, and have been unable to leave my bed at all since Sept 27, which means I’m back to diapers for the fist time since 1956. I am slowly healing, with the help of a chiropractor who makes house calls, but need many hours of care a day. In the past few weeks I have used up my health care reserve fund,and have gone from paying for 20 hours a week of attendant care to 14 hours a day, plus $750 in uncovered direct health care costs a week. I may eventually be able to recover some of that, but I have to shell it out now. Every week I get emails thanking me for the impact of my writing on people’s lives, people who don’t know my body is literally coming apart at the pelvis, or that I struggle with chronic illness and poverty every day. I would love to finish my novel, and write my new book about putting our bodies at the center of our liberation work, but to d that, I need you. my community, to help me keep body, mind and spirit together. If you’re able, please send me some money (paypal—aurora@historica.us) and if you can’t, ask a friend who can to do it for you. Please forward this everywhere. Paste it into emails, get the word out to the people who already love what I do, and the one who would if they knew about it.  Thanks.- Aurora”

brownroundboi:

[SUPPORT AURORA LEVINS MORALES: Puerto Rican/ Jewish disabled feminist writer, theorist and badass!!!]


before realizing my own political consciousness around disability and chronic illness, i read MEDICINE STORIES. now, everyday as i face barriers alone and with community, Aurora’s work has seriously grounded and validated my ache and triumphs. we cannot rely on the medical industrial complex as qtpoc people! support your healers, chronically ill, genius, queer women of color of your community, friends. support Aurora Levins Morales, PLEASE! you have $5? contribute to her sustainability and the true impact of her necessary political and artistic work. thank you for reading. also see: http://www.wloe.org/Others.171.0.html

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support beloved Puerto Rican/ Jewish disabled feminist writer, theorist and badass Aurora Levins Morales: “dear community—i am entering my 5th week of severe low back pain, and have been unable to leave my bed at all since Sept 27, which means I’m back to diapers for the fist time since 1956. I am slowly healing, with the help of a chiropractor who makes house calls, but need many hours of care a day. In the past few weeks I have used up my health care reserve fund,and have gone from paying for 20 hours a week of attendant care to 14 hours a day, plus $750 in uncovered direct health care costs a week. I may eventually be able to recover some of that, but I have to shell it out now. Every week I get emails thanking me for the impact of my writing on people’s lives, people who don’t know my body is literally coming apart at the pelvis, or that I struggle with chronic illness and poverty every day. I would love to finish my novel, and write my new book about putting our bodies at the center of our liberation work, but to d that, I need you. my community, to help me keep body, mind and spirit together. If you’re able, please send me some money (paypal—aurora@historica.us) and if you can’t, ask a friend who can to do it for you. Please forward this everywhere. Paste it into emails, get the word out to the people who already love what I do, and the one who would if they knew about it.  Thanks.- Aurora”

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