October 21, 2014
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The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

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excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

this is some boston harbor level spilt tea

(via mimicryisnotmastery)

feminists-fighting-for-equality!! :)

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October 21, 2014

clarknokent:

la-malcriada:

choice36c:

This man has a name.  His name is Frank Embree.

He was falsely accused of raping a 14-year-old white girl.

Embree maintained his innocence but confessed after receiving over 100 lashes.

With tears pouring down his face, he agreed to own up to the charges if the police agreed not to torture him any further.

He was castrated, skinned (front and back), lynched and burned alive in front of a cheering crowd on July 23, 1889.

Never Forget.

If you are American this is your history, don’t ignore it. Make sure that you make up for it by changing America today.

(via blackourstory)

October 19, 2014

Day 4 - Cuban Missile Crisis
October 19, 1962.  President Kennedy leaves for a scheduled campaign trip to Ohio and Illinois. In Washington, his advisors continue the debate over the necessary and appropriate course of action.
13 Days in October

Day 4 - Cuban Missile Crisis

October 19, 1962.  President Kennedy leaves for a scheduled campaign trip to Ohio and Illinois. In Washington, his advisors continue the debate over the necessary and appropriate course of action.


13 Days in October

(Source: archives.gov, via ourpresidents)

October 19, 2014

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October 19, 2014

blastortoise:

okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.

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October 19, 2014
http://becauseracecar.tumblr.com/post/100408489369/drove-a-buddy-in-my-very-lightly-modded-scoob

becauseracecar:

Drove a buddy in my very lightly modded Scoob around town yesterday and he thought it was fast and very go-kart like. I told him that my car is way too heavy and underpowered but I thanked him nonetheless. Although he was very new to the car scene, he showed a lot of appreciation for my old beater…

October 19, 2014

(Source: slammed-cars)

October 19, 2014

Anonymous said: Hey, question! Do you prefer power steering or regular steering? Personally I feel like I can control the car better without power steering because I'm able to feel better what the wheels are doing (especially when drifting). What's your opinion on it?

becauseracecar:

Power steering for heavy cars. Not so much on light cars. 

October 19, 2014
fdrlibrary:

FDR with Fala at Top Cottage, Hyde Park, New York, October 1942

fdrlibrary:

FDR with Fala at Top Cottage, Hyde Park, New York, October 1942

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October 19, 2014

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October 19, 2014

king-emare:

my nigga Rain

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October 18, 2014
getupoffathathang:

idefinehassan:

essentialisinvisible:

Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams.


Thug lifr

Wait where’s the other post that talks about him as he is today. He went on to do amazing things

getupoffathathang:

idefinehassan:

essentialisinvisible:

Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams.

Thug lifr

Wait where’s the other post that talks about him as he is today. He went on to do amazing things

(via blackourstory)

September 18, 2014
"66%."

The percentage of new female HIV cases nationwide which black women comprise. Forbes reports that HIV/AIDS is now the leading cause of death among black women age 25-34.

American healthcare is so bad for women of color it may violate the UN convention

(via micdotcom)

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

September 18, 2014
romelrj:

I can’t get enough of this.

romelrj:

I can’t get enough of this.

(Source: battlestanced, via ilovesubaruimprezas)

September 18, 2014
GOP congressional candidate endorses going to war with Mexico over undocumented immigrants

(Source: dailykos, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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