Yo, do I really have to remind people that 18° 15’ N, 77° 30’ W fetishizes black women and black girls, and stalks and harasses them if they don’t do anything other than suck his dick for objectifying and dehumanizing them?
Because people are still reblogging photos from him.
Kopano Matlwa is the grounded twenty two year old author of the provocative novel Coconut about black South African youths’ loss of identity in their highly Westernised nation.
Matlwa is the youngest European Literary Award winner to come out of South Africa and balances a hectic writer’s schedule of book readings, literary fairs et al, with a full-time schedule as a medical student at University of Cape Town.
Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembgwa’s Nervous Conditions is one of her favourite books. (source: http://www.african-writing.com)
Our Fat Babe meetup pt. 2 is next Sunday, December 15th at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles! Starts at 2pm.
Lets hang out and get to know each other and be Fat babes together!
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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
- what disabled people consider accessibility: wheelchair ramps, elevators, stairs that aren't steep & contain breaks, braille, seeing eye dogs/assistant dogs, ergonomic workspaces, easy to grip tools, closed captions, resources in close proximity to each other, class note-takers, recording devices for lectures, medication, level ground, assisted learning, larger bathroom stalls with bars, quiet spaces (for sensory overload), lower workloads, being allowed time off work or school, just to name very very few
- what able-bodied people consider accessibility: "just put wheelchair ramps everywhere!!!"
Disabled Parking Bay Abuse Protest
Wheelchair users found an original way to protest the abuse of disabled parking bays in Lisbon, Portugal. Weekenders that day (November 11) who attempted to park their car in a normal parking space outdoor Saldanha, Lisbon, saw all the usual places occupied by a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs had written messages on the back with messages like “I’ll be back in 10 minutes”, “I won’t be long” or “I’m just having a coffee”, the usual justifications for those not experiencing any physical limitation, who park their cars in places reserved for disabled people.
Similar initiatives were carried out in the city of Vila Real (Portugal, in photographs) as well as in Boa Vista on Avenida Jaime Brazil, the National Day of Struggle for the Disabled.
THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT. i WANT TO DO IT HERE!
So cool!! Eff yes!