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Asian Americans are taking a stand in solidarity #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter

Asian Americans are taking a stand in solidarity #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter

yagazieemezi:

I got contacted by Alex Riedlinger, an Eritrean photographer keen on sharing is work. Alex has done work in Ethiopia and Nigeria. In Portland, OR, he focuses on Black and African immigrant communities. - Yagazie

Just Like That is a documentary photography series shot in Southwest Nigeria. It is a work that combines street photography, music, dance, and religious ritual documentation. While in Nigeria, Alex Riedlinger spent considerable time shadowing young Yoruba Ifa priests that are heirs to an old and respected religious practice involving complex systems of divination, an expansive oral and musical tradition and the worship of ancestors and precolonial deities called Orisa. The young fetish priests depicted in this series represent a synthesis of traditional Yoruba identity and contemporary values. 

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The New Jim Crow

"What has changed since the collapse of Jim Crow has less to so with the basic structure of our society than with the language we use to justify it. In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly as a justification for discrimination, exclusion and social contempt. So we don’t. Rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color as "criminals" and then engage in all practices we supposedly left behind."

Wow. From #Tibet #mikebrown #ferguson

Wow. From #Tibet #mikebrown #ferguson

devoutfashion:

Photographer: Joshua Pestka

Model: Akuol de Mabior

Stylist: Aubrey Closson

Mua: Romero Jennings

Hair : Joseph DiMaggio 

Dear White People,
screengeniuz:

PAHAHAHAHA!!!

screengeniuz:

PAHAHAHAHA!!!

Or, to put it another way, as long as white Americans take refuge in their whiteness—for so long as they are unable to walk out of this most monstrous of traps—they will allow millions of people to be slaughtered in their name, and will be manipulated into and surrender themselves to what they will think of—and justify—as a racial war. They will never, so long as their whiteness puts so sinister a distance between themselves and their own experience and the experience of others, feel themselves sufficiently human, sufficiently worthwhile, to become responsible for themselves, their leaders, their country, their children, or their fate. They will perish (as we once put it in our black church) in their sins —that is, in their delusions. And this is happening, needless to say, already, all around us.
James Baldwin, “An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis” (via joshuabrandonbennett)
#nmos14 #dc #mikebrown

#nmos14 #dc #mikebrown